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Shri Subrata Biswas

Director (E,R&D)

Shri Subrata Biswas was appointed as Director (Engineering, Research & Development) on the Board of BHEL on 24th September, 2015.

An Electronics Engineer from BHU-IT (now IIT-Varanasi) and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, Shri Biswas also completed a Fellowship Program from Purdue University, USA.

Shri Biswas has nearly 35 years of diversified and versatile professional experience through working in major R&D segments of BHEL. He was involved in the formulation and finalisation of BHEL’s R&D Policy in 2013 and is presently overseeing its implementation at all units/divisions of the company.

Starting his career in BHEL as an Engineer Trainee at BHEL’s Corporate Research & Development division, Hyderabad in 1981, Shri Biswas has put in years of efforts towards company-wide increase in patent applications, R&D investment, commercialization of new products & processes, interaction with all IITs and Indian/ foreign academia for collaborative R&D. He was instrumental in organizing the meetings of the R&D Advisory Council consisting of eminent scientists, policy makers and academicians, and interaction with institutions like CSIR, ISRO, DRDO and IITs for accelerated R&D. As a result of his efforts, DSIR recognition of 12 R&D/ RPD units of BHEL has been obtained for R&D functions.

Shri Biswas spearheaded the development of products like automated guided vehicle, flexible manufacturing system for automation in production shop floor, automated storage and retrieval system, robotic welding systems for manufacturing of compressor components, RFID and GPS based systems for material tracking at units and sites, tracking system for Solar PV arrays, fuel cells, etc.

To his credit, Shri Biswas has more than 30 patents/copyrights granted/ applied for, and over 40 technical papers published/presented at national/international journals and conferences.

Shri Subrata Biswas has hands on experience in developing and commissioning of new products in the area of manufacturing automation like automated material handling / storage system, RFID based tracking and control, project Management and monitoring functions leading to timely completion of assignments etc.

He has developed and commissioned GPS based consignment tracking system. He was also responsible for networking, communication and supervisory controls for group of CNC machines for improving productivity. In his current role, Shri Biswas is also responsible for networking with Academia and R&D organisations for widening of R&D activities of BHEL.