Pandit Ramchandra Dwivedi Chair

Mr. Kamalesh Dwivedi (BT/EE/1979) is the President and General Partner at 3Lines Venture Capital based out of Denver, USA. His current investment interests span over a broad spectrum of technology in early stage Startup companies in USA and India.

Mr. Dwivedi has been CIO of several major corporations such as Computervision, Scientific Atlanta, ADC Telecommunications, TeleTech Holdings in the US and Bellsystem24 in Japan in their transformative phases. As a CIO, he has been a member of C-Level teams which enabled multi-billion dollars return in portfolio companies of global Private Equity firms. Enabling growth and turnarounds in large corporations and mentoring employees have been the most exciting and rewarding professional experience.

Mr. Dwivedi holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from IIT Kanpur, an M.Eng. from Carleton University and have completed the Program for Management Development (PMD) from Harvard Business School. Currently, he resides in Denver, Colorado, USA. Mr. Dwivedi instituted Pandit Ramchandra Dwivedi Chair open to all the departments of engineering & sciences.

Current Occupant

Prof. Abhijit Kushari

April 2022 - April 2025

Prof. Abhijit Kushari, Department of Aerospace Engineering, research interests are Aerospace Propulsion, Gas Turbine engines, Turbo-machinery, Liquid Atomization, Fire Dynamics, Flow Control and Combustion dynamics. He has established a state-of-the-art laboratory for research on Fire Dynamics and Aerospace propulsion at IIT Kanpur through active collaborations and partnerships with ADA, ADE, GTRE, CFEES, TBRL, ARDE, BARC, ISRO, Pratt and Whitney, GE Aviation, HAL, Airbus, HPCL, AR&DB, etc. He serves as member of various project review committees for multiple development programs of DRDO. He earned his doctorate from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2000.