Interview
I firmly believe that Great Power Comes with Great Responsibilities. - Dr. Manish Kumar Gupta

Dr. Manish Kumar Gupta is a Dean of Students’ Affairs at GSFC University. He solves the problems and issues raised by students and at the same time to make them understand the administrative point of view. He is an Assistant Professor of Physics. He has worked with many good organizations in the last 10 Years. He did M.Sc. in Physics and M.Tech in ECE. He did his Ph.D in ECE from Vivekananda Global University. He had qualified GATE exam two times in 2008 and 2016. He has released number of Publication in last 10 Years. He loves to read specially Technology Books like IOT, Robotics, Data Science & many more. Here he share his experiences, journey and vision with us.

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Dr. Manish Kumar Gupta
Assistant Professor, Physics
Dean of Students Affairs, GSFC University
Q1. Please share your educational and professional journey with us?

Well, my educational as well as professional journey is multidisciplinary in nature.
I did M.Sc. in Physics from DAV College Sri Ganaganagar and then M.Tech. in ECE (Microelectronics System and Embedded Technology) under the guidance of Prof. A B Bhattacharyya (Retd. From IIT Delhi) from Jaypee Institute of Information and Technology, Noida. I have Completed my Ph.D. in ECE (Biomedical Electronics) from Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur under the guidance of Prof. R K Khanna (Ex-Dean Research, VGU) and Prof. K J Rangra (Professor, IIT Jodhpur). All mentioned have played very important roles in developing versatilities in my thoughts.
Similar to this, During the span of 10 yrs, I have worked with NIT Jalandhar (On Contract), Chitkara University H.P., Jaipur National University, Vivekananda Global University Jaipur, Symbiosis University, Indore and Currently working with GSFC University, Vadoadra. I have served in Physics, ECE, CSE, BCA, Mechatronics and Mechanical Engg. departments at these campuses depending upon my expertise and their demands.

Q2. Why did you choose to make career in Physics as a Professor?

Every decision which we take in our life is mostly inspired by one or another incident. I have similar situation. My whole family belongs to this noble teaching profession and so do I.
Physics is a subject of my interest since my school education so I think it suits me a lot.

Q3. You are Dean of Students’ Affairs at GSFC University. What kind of role do you play for students as a Dean of Student Affairs?

The is a famous dialogue, “Great Power Comes with Great Responsibilities” and I firmly believe in this. Being Dean of Students Affairs, it become important to solve the problems and issues raised by students and at the same time to make them understand the administrative point of view. I try my best to provide them the best possible opportunities in all the fields related to their overall development. Overall development of students is something which, in Indian Education System, is missing at many of the Universities. We at GSFC University, firmly believe in it and our management fully supports all such initiatives which endorse it. Most of the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities here (such as our annual technical fest, different club activities, social cause activities, etc) are managed by students. I think this is the factor which plays key role in the holistic development of our students.

Q4. You played a role of Editor and Reviewer too. What was your that experience, please share with us?

Yes, I have worked with various journals and still working with some of them. Apart from that, I reviewed/reviewing research papers presented in many reputed conferences being held at different parts of the country. Research Journals, in India, has become a source to earn degrees/API score for appointment/CAS purpose only. There is hardly any ‘great’ innovation coming out from the type and quality of research being performed in our country. A lot of work in this direction is required to be done and hopefully Our State/Central governments will come soon with policies on it.

Q5. You have done Ph.D in ECE. What was your Thesis topic in Ph.D?

Well I did by Ph.D. in ECE and my topic of research was from Biomedical Electronics. It was ‘Study and Analysis of Effects of EM Radiations on Human Body’. This complete thesis is available free of cost on SHODH-GANGA website. Being more specific, I worked on impact of Non-Ionizing Radiations (from Cell/Mobile Phones and Tower) on the Human Nervous System. This work was first of its kind in the world.

Q6. You are specialist in Mechatronics and Biomedical Electronics. Please share some details to students about these fields as a career?

Mechatronics in somehow under-developing and un-explored filed in India with lots of potential and scope of jobs in near future. It consists many emerging as well as challenging fields such as Robotics and Machine Learning, Industrial Automation, Industry 4.0, Modern Auto-Electronics, ECU (Electronic Control Units) Designs, 3-D printing, etc. Basic issue with this course is improper syllabus contents being offered by many of the (even reputed) universities in India. Also, in India, we don’t have sufficient trained manpower in this field which can actually provide training to those who have enrolled in such courses.
Biomedical Electronics is again one of the emerging engineering fields. Important here is, now the worlds required multidisciplinary approaches to solve different problems/create new solutions. For example, my Ph.D. work was unique in nature because of my multidisciplinary approaches only.
This is what our policy makers, teachers and students need to understand that we have to plan, think, study and teach the advanced multidisciplinary courses to meet the disruptive changes happening in the world. Otherwise very soon, we, our education system, our trainings will be treated as outdated in our own country’s industries.

Q7. You had qualified in GATE two times. Give some tips to get success in GATE?

Yes, interestingly I have appeared only twice (2008 & 2016) in GATE and fortunately got qualified both of the times (AIR 516 & 1516 respectively). There is no such ‘tips’ to qualify this exam. In 2008, I was just a final year student and qualified with good AIR without any coaching.
GATE Exam focuses more with fundamental stuff. If you focus on that and solve carefully some previous year’s exam papers. You will be able to understand their pattern and secure good rank. Importantly, this is true for every subject in which GATE is currently being offered.

Q8. You have released number of Publication. How do you select topics for Publications?

Your publications must be something on which you really have done some hands-on. One should not publish anything just for the sake of count/citation. Many researchers, some of them I know personally, are there who do anything with his/her original findings to satisfy/justify the journal’s policies as well as reviewer’s comment.
As far as the selection of journal for publication is concerned, it’s a continuously learning process and I believe I am still on it.

Q8. What are your hobbies? Are you a Book Lover?

Not one there are many, first one is: I am a book lover (Now e-books and kindle books too). I love to study, learn and teach new things, new fields (studying a lot on IOT and Robotics, Data Science and Computational Neuroscience in these days). I am a good reader of current affairs too.
Apart from this, I love music a lot, then Chess, Cricket and Watching Movies. I think I hardly missed anything here.

Happy Learning.
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