Dr. S.M. Seth
Dr. S. M. Seth, a teacher, researcher and administrator, has excellent academic career in Civil Engineering, specializing in Dam Design, Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulics. He did his Ph.D. in Hydrology, as a commonwealth scholar, from Victoria University of Manchester, UK in 1972. A major part of his teaching experience was at University of Jodhpur and University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee). As a teacher, he made significant contributions in development of Unesco Sponsored P.G. Course in Hydrology at University of Roorkee and has been examiner at various universities and IITs. Dr. Seth possesses professional experience of more than 55 years including teaching & research at Universities of Roorkee and Manchester (UK) and as Senior Scientist (14 years) and Director (7 years) at the National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Roorkee covering different areas of hydraulics and hydrology. Dr. Seth, as a professional in the area of hydrology and water resources, has made significant contributions in establishment of NIH under Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India as a UNDP sponsored project and also in coordination of number of consultancy/ research projects including those sponsored by UNDP, World Bank, European Economic Community, WAPCOS and Govt. of India. He is widely travelled and has visited 22 countries for interaction and exchange of technical knowledge. The work done by him has been recognized at national and international level. He has been actively associated in various assignments as a WHO/World Bank/FAO consultant and as member/expert/ chairman/vice-chairman of various committees/ working groups, such as, the Indian Core Team for National Hydrology Project-World Bank Mission, CBIP National Advisory Committee, and Asian Regional Coordination Committee on Hydrology and IHP WORKING GROUP on the Governance of the UNESCO-IHP Program. He has been actively associated with Dam Safety Review Panels for Rajasthan and Maharashtra states. He has received a number of prestigious awards, namely, CBIP Award, National Hydrology Award, Brij Mohan Lal Memorial Medal and Institution of Engineers Medal. His association with Shanti Education Society started in October 2000 as Founder Principal of Poornima College of Engineering. He has demonstrated high managerial/ administrative acumen and under his guidance and supervision, the college has earned, within a short period, prestigious position as a premier institute in the field of engineering education. Under his stewardship over last 16 years in capacity of Principal, Director General and Chairman, PGC, the Poornima Group has made landmark achievements and established a reputation of excellence in academics. Dr. Seth, while continuing as Chairman, PGC has been assigned the prestigious position of Chairperson (Chancellor) by Government of Rajasthan, for Poornima University newly established by Shanti Education Society in year 2012.