Mohender Pal Gupta, (M.P. Gupta), Former Director Technical Education, Haryana and Uttranchal has an outstanding academic record to his credit. A go getter right from his earliest day, he has many accomplishments, which mark him as a man of vision, commitment and positive thinking. His laudable contributions in the field of Technical Education have brought enlightenment and education within the reach of under-priviledged and economically weak students who did not have access to quality education before. Born on Dec 12, 1954 in a small Haryana village into a middle-income family, Mr. Gupta received his primary education from the Government Primary School at Raipur Roran, his native village. Venturing out of his village, he then enrolled at Government Senior Secondary School at Nilokheri, a small town in District Karnal in State of Haryana (India) for his senior secondary education. Even here, he had to fight against odds as the daily commute to and from school was a vigorous 8 k.m each way which was traversed on foot. . Showing his mettle even amidst adversity, he always topped his school and figured in state merit list both in Higher Secondary Part1 & 2. Thereafter, the attractive profession of engineering beckoned and he obtained B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 1977 from one of the premier institutions in Haryana- REC (now NIT) Kurukshetra.