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Dr. Uma Kanta Sarma

BE (AEC,GU),DIC(Imperial College,London),M.Sc Engg (London University),Ph.D(IIT,KGP)
Executive Director, RIST

Dr UK Sarma has been serving Regional Institute of Science & Technology as Executive Director since 2010 and as professor in the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE). He is a distinguished Professor of EEE in his entire academic career.

Hailing from Nagaon, Assam, Dr Sarma passed matriculation and intermediate in the year 1952 & 1958 respectively both with first Division. He came out as BE with first class first in the year 1963. He had the chance to pursue DIC & M.Sc degree from Imperial College, London University and Ph.D from IIT, Kharagpur.

Dr Sarma is a rare person with tremendous experience of serving both in industry as well as in academic institutions within the country and abroad. He served in Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB) as an Asst Engineer. His services to academic institutions include

1. Assam Engineering College (AEC) as Assistant Professor, Professor and later as HOD of the EEE department.
2. NERIST, Itanagar as a Professor and HOD of EE, EE & CS departments, Dean (academic), Dean (Administration) and finally as Director.
3.UNDP assignment at Royal Govt. of Bhutan as subject area specialist,
4.Working in Defence Engineering College,Ethiopia as Professor.
5.Mekelle University, Ehiopia as Professor
6. Shillong Engineering College, Jorabat as Professor and Executive Director and finally
7.Regional Institute of Science & Technology, as Professor of EEE Department and Executive Director from May,2010.

In all the above institutions except sl no 1, the first batches of the institutions were produced under his care.

Dr Sarma is a highly acclaimed engineer in respect of teaching the subjects of Electrical Engineering and a master of all laboratories pertaining to the department of Electrical Engineering. He carried out and guided a large number of research and government sponsored projects. His papers were published in national and international journals. Currently, he is the members of social-political & literary organizations under reputed banner. He was instrumental in setting up and installing a number of state of the art laboratories both in industries as well as academic institutions.



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