Dr. Tanmaya Mohanty

Principal, KIIT Polytechnic


Dr. Tanmaya Mohanty has assumed the role of Principal at KIIT Polytechnic on 01st November 2021. He is a sitting Professor in School of Mechanical Engineering at KIIT Deemed to be University. He was Director of School of E-Learning for a period of two years and Dean of Quality Assurance Cell for a period of three years at same University. He has an earlier stint as Principal of KIIT Polytechnic (erstwhile Kalinga Polytechnic, KIIT) from 2010 till 2016. He joined the Academic Profession at KIIT Group of Institutions during 1999 and has served as Head of Department, Workshop Superintendent, Hostel Superintendent, Associate Dean, Nodal Officer and taken up many other roles and responsibilities during these years. Prior to Academics, he worked as Mechanical Engineer in industry for a period of five years and has won two Best Engineer Award for successful execution of large-scale projects.

He did his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering and Technology under OUAT, Bhubaneswar and Masters from Regional Engineering College, currently known as NIT, Rourkela with specialization if Production Engineering before professional engagement. He obtained his Doctorate from KIIT University for excellent research in suppressing vibration during internal metal machining.

Dr. Mohanty is known for innovative and excellent teaching acumen. In a long illustrious career he has taught many courses in Mechanical Engineering that include Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Design, Production, Quality Control, Management, Ethics, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence etc. His teaching is remarkable for the extent of interaction, intensity in enthusiasm, relating experiences and wonderful way of story-telling in bringing industries to classroom. His study materials and Video Lectures are considered to be ahead of time.

Dr. Mohanty’s primary phase research focussed on metal machining. However, of late his research has widened to encompass Water filtration, Cognitive Sciences and Transport economics. He has more than 24 indexed publications and has handled funded research projects from DST, AICTE and ICSSR. He was Nodal Officer for NI-MSME at KIIT and has handled around one crore of advanced skilling projects. He has delivered numerous talks as Keynote Speaker and Invited Speaker in domain of Teaching-Learning process.

Dr. Mohanty has contributed immensely to accreditation and ranking of the University. He has led the team during accreditation by NBA, NAAC and IET. He has been an instrumental part in Strategic Planning of the University as Institution of Eminence. He has served as members in various committees ranging from Academic Council, Board of Studies and Academic Advisory Committee at KIIT and many other Academic Organizations.