Former Director, IIT Kanpur Prof. Sanjay Dhande is celebrated engineer and educationist. He was the Director of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and is in temporary charge of the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior. From the year 2016, Professor Dhande is the Chairman, Board of Governors of National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, an Institute established by the Government of India in the year 1963.
Professor Dhande was the founder director of PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur. He served as a part-time member of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Presently, he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India. Prof. Dhande has extensively worked in the field of Computer Aided Design, Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Tooling and Reverse Engineering.