We are delighted to inform you that Dr. VK Dube, former Dy Director, CEERI will be coming on board as Director, PRC BITS Pilani with immediate effect.
Dr Dube has a long association not only with BITS but also Pilani which is his hometown. He completed his post graduation and Ph.D from BITS and was a faculty member there till 1984 before moving on to join CEERI. PRC was recently inaugurated in the august presence of several eminent persons from BITS as also CEERI. (Read inauguration article here Their encouragement was evident and it made us quite hopeful that we may be able to attract a suitable person from the said ecosystem for overall management of PRC on the ground in line with our collective vision of serving the local community of Pilani in partnership with various civil society organizations.
The search for such a person was taken up in right earnest and Dr. Babi Mitra, who has known Dr. Dube for a long time, suggested his name after sounding him out very recently. Dr. Dube agreed to take on the role of Director, PRC, on a honorary basis (his one and only condition).
Dr. Dube is passionate about serving the community, and like us, has a very strong emotional connect with Pilani. He brings with him vast hands-on experience in administration and overall management, not to mention his strong network in bureaucracy and academia. Dr Dube is quite excited about PRC and is convinced that its objectives are steps in the right direction for community upliftment. His single minded missionary zeal and clear alignment with the overall vision will help take PRC to the next level.