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.

Post- graduation, he joined the Department of Technical Education, Haryana on July 27, 1977 at the junior most post of Demonstrator. Continuing his academic pursuits even during service, he did A.M.I.E. in Civil Engineering from Institution of Engineers, Calcutta (India) in the summer of 1981 and then achieved the M.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the REC (now NIT) Kurukshetra in 1991. Years of meritorious service saw him become the Director of Technical Education, Haryana on July 12, 2000. A decade of unremitting hard work and many achievements later, he sought voluntary retirement on April 24, 2011. During the decade as Director, he worked for the Government of Uttranchal in the same capacity from September 24, 2003 to May 05, 2005. Never one to rest on his laurels, post retirement he has completed his research on ‘Management of Quality Standards in Technical Education Institutions‘ from Guru Jhambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar in Feb. 2012 and has been awarded Ph. D. degree. Currently he is Professor & Advisor in Technology Education And Research Integrated Institutions, Kurukshetra. With a exceptional experience of over 34 years in Technical Education in the exigent areas of Policy formulation, Execution, Academic Administration & Control, Projects Management, Resource Optimization and active Liaison between various Governmental Functions, Coordination and Teaching, M. P. Gupta is a dedicated, resourceful and innovative educationist. By dint of his personal background and exemplary desire to contribute to society and drawing upon rich experience of grassroot reality in the educational field, right up to the highest echelons of the Educational hierarchy, he has been able to formulate and operationalise his thorough understanding of education systems and latest technological innovations in the fields of education technology. His ability to link long-range vision and concepts to day-to-day operational activities is unique. A few characteristics that exhibit the excellence of his vision and his fortitude to put it into practice are:

1. Knowledge and passion for identifying and understanding the most appropriate uses of technology for effective learning.

2. Mature judgment and history of successful project planning, development and delivery, implementation of complex education projects, and sound fiscal management and budgeting skills.

3. Range of management skills necessary to direct the operations of a growing organization with varied professional and administrative staff.

4. Ability to manage and synthesize data for enlightened decision-making.

5. Liaison with other departments in the state Government, Line Departments and Ministries in Govt. of India.

6. Relentless pursuit of excellence with flair for connecting young minds and nurturing and fostering their development to the utmost.

7. Demonstrated leadership abilities which have built successful teams and motivated and developed staff.

DIRECTOR (Former) - DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Approximately 34 years in Technical Education of Policy formulation, Execution, Academic Administration & Control, Projects Management, Resource Optimization and active Liaison between various Governmental Functions, coordination and teaching.
♦ Dedicated, resourceful and innovative educationist with rich academic and administrative experience from the grassroots, right up to the highest echelons of the Technical Education hierarchy.
♦ Thorough understanding of education systems and latest technological innovations in the fields of education technology. Keep abreast of new developments and research in education, and share the information with faculty as appropriate.
♦ Ability to link long-range vision and concepts to day-to-day operational activities. Knowledge and passion for understanding the most appropriate uses of technology for effective learning. Mature judgment and history of successful project planning, development and delivery, including implementation of a complex education project.
♦ Sound fiscal management and budget planning skills. Full range of management skills necessary to direct the operations of an organization with professional and administrative staff, etc. Ability to manage and synthesize data to guide decision-making.
♦ Liaison with other departments in the state Government, Line Departments and Ministries in Govt. of India
♦ In pursuit of excellence with flair for connecting with young minds and nurturing as well as fostering their development to their utmost potential. Demonstrated leadership abilities. Build successful teams and to motivate and develop staff. Key Accolades
♦ Distinction of being awarded Excellent Annual Confidential Reports consistently.
♦ Recognized for being rated as an Outstanding Officer several times. ♦ Recipient of several Appreciation Letters and Awards several times for zeal, dynamism, decisiveness, prudence, knowledge, leadership qualities, team building, innovations and integrity.
♦ Department won Gold Icon award from Govt. of India and CSI- Nihilent Award for best E-Governed activity (Online-Off campus Counseling & Admission of students), the activity was the brain child of the applicant.
♦ Contributed in establishment and control of many new Govt. Technical Universities, State Board of Technical Education, Private Universities, an IIM and large number of other technical institutions.
♦ Worked on pre-defined six-month Action Plan in newly carved out state of Uttarakhand).
♦ Liaised with the other departments in the State Govt., the concerned departments in other State Govt. and in Govt. of India including World Bank for Projects. Executed World Bank Project on Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme of Govt. of India with high success rating.
♦ Developed Technical Education Department as the most sought after department in both Haryana and Uttarakhand.
♦ Established the Uttarakhand, Technical University and Board of Technical Education along with many new institutions. Pivotal in establishing IIM at Rohtak in Haryana, Govt. & Private Technical Universities, and other higher level Institutes.
♦ Restructured and revamped the teaching-learning processes, training & placement, introducing Earn While You Learn, Internal Revenue Generation, Industry-Institute partnership and On-Line teaching schemes.
♦ Key role played in developing the growth in technical education in Haryana by over 400% in last 5 years. The growth was inclusive, qualitative and cost effective.
♦ Instrumental role played in increasing Women participation from 16% to 30% and the SC participation increased from 10-11 to 18-19%, increasing the budget by 7 times.
♦ Significantly converted the ex-chequer activities into profit making activities.
♦ Streamlined and strengthened the Technical Education System in the newly created State of Uttrakhand.
♦ Revamped teaching-learning process, training and placements. Restructured courses, intake and staff.
♦ Worked closely with the Principal Secretaries, Chief Secretaries, Ministers and the Chief Ministers.
♦ Improved the quality in the existing system. Rationalized the process of entrance tests, examinations, accountability of teachers, inspection mechanism, calendaring of activities, resource utilization.
♦ Remained member of executive councils, academic councils and court of the universities, member of board of governance of large number of institutes, member of many state/national committees, representation of state in Govt. of India and other statuary bodies.
♦ Chairman/ Member of selection committees for higher technical education institutions.