Prof. Niranjan did his BE in Electronics and Communication from National Institute of Engineering Mysore in the year 1986 and M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT, Manipal. He acquired his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineeing from SJ College of Engineering of Mysore University in 2002.

Prof. Niranjan has more than 25 years of teaching experience. He served as Lecturer and then as Reader in the Dept. of Computer Science and Engg. at MIT Manipal from 1987 to 1996, from 1996 to June 2012 he worked at NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte as a Professor in the Computer Science & Engineering Department. From 2003, he was heading the Department of CSE and was Vice Principal of the Institute and from 2010, he was also holding additional charge of Dean(Academics)

Dr.Niranjan has written one Text book on “CAD for VLSI” published by NMAMIT Publications in 2007 and one more on “VLSI CAD” published by PHI Learning, New Delhi in 2011. He has edited two International and one national level conference Proceedings. Prof. Chiplunkar has been awarded with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan National Award for the Best Engineering College Principal – 2014 by Indian Society for Technical Education. He has also been awarded with “Excellent Achievement Award” from Centre for International Cooperation on Computerization, Govt. of Japan in March 2002. During 2007, he has been given “Distinguished Alumnus” award by the Manipal University. His Biodata has been published in “Marqui’s Who’s Who in the World” in 2009 issue. Prof. Niranjan has been awarded with appreciation certificates from EMC (India) and IEEE Bangalore Chapter for his contribution towards EMC Academic Alliance initiative and IEEE Student Branch activities as a Branch counselor at NMAMIT, Nitte, respectively.

Prof. Chiplunkar has presented more than 60 technical papers in National and International Conferences and journals. He has successfully guided two Ph.D. Scholar under VTU, 1 Ph.D Scholar under VIT, Vellur and is currently guiding 5 Ph.D students towards their Ph.D. thesis. He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) and member of several other Professional bodies like IEEE, CSI, and ISTE. He is on the examination boards of various Universities in India.

Dr. Niranjan has successfully completed TWO funded research projects – one from AICTE, New Delhi and another from DST, Govt. of India on “Network on Chip Architecture design”(Project cost :Rs.4.6lakhs – 2 years) and “Multicore software framework development”(Project cost: Rs.15.96lakhs – 2 years) respectively. Prof. Niranjan has organized 5 ISTE-Short Term Training Programmes, Three International Conferences, 4 National Conferences and several workshops. Dr.Niranjan has visited countries like Japan (during Jan-March 2002, March 2013), , Srilanka (during 2004), UAE (during 2005 and 2006) , Singapore, Malaysia (during December 2007 & 2012), Qatar (during May 2008 and June 2009) , USA (during June 2008 & October 2013), Thailand(during April 2010) and Shanghai, China (during March 2011) on different official assignments. He has taken part in EMC world conference at Las Vegas in June 2008 and has visited Stanford University and University of California at SandDiego. He was the ISO Management representative and TEQIP nodal officer of NMAMIT, Nitte. Prof. Niranjan was President of Rotary Club of Nitte during 2006-07.

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