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Dwarkadas Pralhaddas Kothari – The Visionary, Educationist and Author


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Quick Facts

  • Name: Dwarkadas Pralhaddas Kothari
  • Also Known As: D.P. Kothari
  • Famous As: Professor and Educationist
  • Birth Date: 7 October 1944
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Birth Place: Bikaner, Rajasthan


Dwarkadas Pralhaddas Kothari was born on 7th October in the year 1944. He was born in Bikaner in Rajasthan. He is a professor and an educationist. He is a known personality and has held several leadership positions at Engineering universities and colleges such as IIT Delhi, VIT Vellore, and Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur. As of now, he is the Dean of the J.D. College of Engineering and Management in Nagpur. He is an inspiring personality and many people wish to know about him. How did he choose his professional? Where does he come from? We shall cover all that and more in this article.

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Early Life

Dwarkadas Pralhaddas Kothari is from Bikaner, Rajasthan. He did his schooling from G.B.M.M Higher Secondary School. He went to BITS Pilani to do electrical engineering. He possesses a Master’s degree in Power Systems from BITS Pilani. He has also done his PhD. His children are well-settled and they have their families now.

Academic Career

He served as the Vice Chancellor at VIT University from 2007 to 2010. He was the Director at IIT Delhi in the year 2006. IIT Delhi is one of the topmost Engineering colleges in India. It is hard to crack the exam and enter the college. There is tough competition and students study for years to get admission in the college. D.P. Kothari has been an influential and important figure at top universities and colleges. He was the Deputy Director at IIT Delhi from 2003 to 2006. He is a professor, author and consultant. He has received three degrees from BITS Pilani.

Due to his scholarly contributions, he has received many awards. He received the Excellent Academic Award at IIT Guwahati. Did you know that he has received 6 Lifetime Achievements Awards as well? He may have grown old but he is an inspiring person and majority of the Academicians wish to reach where he has reached!

Dr. Dwarkadas Pralhaddas Kothari was awarded with eminent educationist in 2013 (Image Source)

Dwarkadas Pralhaddas Kothari dedicated all his life to education. He has earned it! He spent many years studying, researching and managing universities. He has written many books and research papers. Some of his famous works are listed below:

  • Power System Engineering (1994)
  • Modern Power System Analysis (1980)
  • Power System Optimization (2004)
  • Basic Electronics
  • Theory and Problems of Basic Engineering (2004)
  • Electrical Machines
  • Wind Energy Systems and Applications

This was just a peak into his famous works but he has written many other books and research papers.

Dr. D.P. Kothari being Felicitated by Dr. APJ Kalam in 2013

He is a visionary, an author, an educationist and a wonderful person. D.P. Kothari and his scholarly contributions are famous all over the world. Students refer to his books for their projects and dissertation. He has spent considerable amount of time studying and writing books and research papers. He is truly an inspiration and we look up to him for several reasons. He earned his success in the field of education.


Written By: Anshu Choudhary


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