Dr. Amit Prashant is Officiating Director, IIT Gandhinagar, since 4th January, 2022. He is a Professor of Civil Engineering and Dean, Research and Development at IIT Gandhinagar. He is an alumnus of IIT Roorkee and did his PhD from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.
Dr. Amit Prashant is Professor of Civil Engineering and Dean of Research and Development at IIT Gandhinagar. He completed his Bachelors of Engineering degree from IIT Roorkee in 1997. After two years of consulting experience, he went for higher studies at Clarkson University, NY and then to University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After completing his doctoral studies and one year of post doctoral research, he worked at IIT Kanpur as Assistant Professor during 2005-2010. He then moved to IIT Gandhinagar in 2010. He has been actively involved in academic administration, as Chairman, SUGC at IIT Kanpur earlier and for six years as Dean, Academic Affairs at IIT Gandhinagar.
His research interests are in constitutive modelling of soils, earthquake geotechnical engineering and applications of Geosynthetics, which includes experimental investigations and numerical modelling. He has done field projects related to hill slopes, excavations, canals, ash-dyke, bridge foundations, barrage, etc. He has conducted several industry courses in earthquake engineering, FEM and Geotechnical investigations, which have been quite popular. He is coordinating a faculty development programmes for last six years under the aegis of TEQIP Scheme of Govt. of India for engineering colleges in country.