- School Schools of Engineering and Technology
- Department/Programme Chemistry
Dr.R.P.S.Jakhar has more than forty years of experience in the field of teaching, research and academic administration, blended with Industrial working. He earned his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees from BITS Pilani. He did his Ph.D in the field of Heterogeneous Catalysis (Chemistry/Chemical Engg). Apart from above degrees he has also added PG Diploma in Environment and Ecology and Diploma in Industrial Safety to his credit. After PhD he was a Research Associate in a DST Govt. of India project “Flow through Porous Media”. He served BITS Pilani as faculty till Oct 1986 and worked on various innovative academic curriculum like integrated programs, flexibility in course selection, on campus placements, on campus and off campus training programs, Dual degree, University Industry linkages etc. In addition to Teaching of MSc, BE and ME (Production Engineering) classes, Prof. Jhakar also guided a number of industrial research projects by students.
After leaving BITS he served industry in various capacities in different firms from October 1986 to October 2007- Indo-Gulf Fertilisers Jagdishpur, Tata Steel Jamshedpur, Kribhco-Shyam Chemical and Fertilizers Ltd Shahjahanpur, Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd. (CFCL) Kota. In industry he headed important departments like environment and quality control and has been active in industrial training and research. He was Environment Management Representative for EMS-ISO 14001. From 23 Oct.2007 to 31st October 2014 he served as Principal, Marudhar Engineering College Bikaner.
Apart from membership of professional organizations, he has been a pivotal person to interact with various statutory bodies like RPCB, MOEF, and CPCB etc. for Env. Clearance, Public hearing, Consent to Operate etc. Under his leadership CFCL won a number of awards for upkeep of the environment. He has published more than 20 papers in national and international journals and developed lecture notes in form of books for three courses in Industrial Production. He has been actively participating in and contributing papers in different seminars, symposiums, conventions etc.
He has delivered a number of invited lectures to trainees in organizations like Indian School of Mines, CFRI Dhanbad MNIT Jaipur, FAI New Delhi, various industries etc.