Prof. N. L. Sarda

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Prof. N. L. Sarda

Dr. Nandlal L. Sarda is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Mumbai (Bombay). He received his Master's (M.Tech.) and PhD degrees from IIT Bombay, and joined as faculty at IIT Bombay, where he is teaching since 1972. He was a Visiting Associate Professor at University of New Brunswick, Canada from 1986 to 88, Head of the Computer Science & Engineering Department at IIT Bombay from 1994 to 1997 and Head of Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management from Aug. 2006 till Feb. 2007 and Dean of Academic Programmes, IIT Bombay, from October 2001 to September 2004.

He also served as Professor-in-Charge of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, from October 2004 to Feb. 2006, in which role he coordinated with the Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) hosted by IIT Bombay to encourage and actively facilitate IITB's faculty and students to convert intellectual property developed by them into business ventures and continues his services at IIT Bombay as Emeritus Fellow after his super-annuation in June 2013.

His main research interests are in the areas of Database Systems and Software Engineering. He has published widely in international journals and conferences. He has also served on the editorial board of a few international journals. He was honored as Fellow of Computer Society of India (CSI) at its convention in November 2006 for his sustained contributions to CSI's activities.

He is closely associated with many companies and government institutions as a consultant, offering advice in planning, selection, implementation and evaluation of information technology solutions. He served as Director on the Boards of Union Bank of India, Clearing Corporation of India, and Andhra Bank. He is presently a Director on the Boards of IDBI Intech Limited, a technology subsidiary of IDBI Bank, Bankers Quotient Academy, and Cybertech Systems and Software Ltd.