M. J. Deodhar

Professor M. J. Deodhar graduated in 1957 and completed his postgraduate studies in Hydraulics and Dam Engineering in 1959 from the University of Pune. He started his career as Assistant Research Officer in Maharashtra Engineering Research Institute, Nasik, and later became Professor and Head of the Civil Engineering Department in the Government College of Engineering at Karad, Amaravati and Pune. He retired as Principal of K. K. Wagh College of Engineering, Nasik. He has been Visiting Professor and also Emeritus Fellow, AICTE, New Delhi. He has worked as technical expert for UPSC, MPSC, UP PSC and Himachal Pradesh PSC, and as Chairman, Board of Studies in Civil Engineering. He has also been a member of Faculty of Engineering and Technology and the Academic Council of universities in Maharashtra. He has published technical articles and also presented papers at the international conferences, the prominent being the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research held at San Francisco and Beijing. He has also conducted and attended short-term courses on behalf of the Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi, and UNESCO. With over 50 years of research and teaching experience behind him, Professor Deodhar was awarded the ‘best teacher' award and ‘outstanding engineer' award by the Institution of Engineers, Nasik Local Centre. Presently, he is working as Technical Advisor for Coastal Power Consultants, Pune.