Emeritus Professor & Chairperson - AI Centre of Excellence


Dr. Atanu Rakshit post graduated from IIT, Kharagpur in 1976 and obtained Ph.D. (Technology) degree in Computer Science from Calcutta University in 1984. In 1979, Dr. Rakshit joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Calcutta as faculty member. He had served the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in various capacities for 7 years. Subsequently Dr. Rakshit joined NITIE, Mumbai in 1986 as Assistant Professor. In 1989, Dr. Rakshit became Associate Professor and in 1993 became Professor in NITIE. In NITIE, Dr. Rakshit was professor and Head of IT Group. He was also Head of Advanced Manufacturing Centre of Excellence (AMCE) and Microsoft Lab. Dr. Rakshit was also the Member NITIE Board of Governors. He has served NITIE in various capacities for more than 12 years. He joined International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Pune as Professor and Dean (Academic) in 2004. Subsequently he was the Deputy Director in the Institute and served the institute for more than 7 years. Before joining the International Institute of Information Technology, Pune he had severed few IT Companies during the period. Some of the Companies are M/s Vistaar Systems Limited, (USA based IT Product Company) as Vice President, M/s Global E-Secure Limited (Subsidiary of GTL) as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), M/s Datamatics Limited as Vice President (for two SBUs – E-Business and System Software). In September 01, 2011 Dr. Rakshit had joined Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak as Professor. Subsequently he was Dean (Academic Affairs) in IIM Rohtak and was also the Member of Board of Governors (BoG). Dr. Rakshit was Director of IIM Rohtak from November, 2015. He retired from IIM Rohtak in November, 2017. Since 2019, Prof. Rakshit is the visiting faculty in IIT, Mumbai. In August 01, 2023 Dr. Rakshit joined Universal AI University as Emeritus Professor and Chairperson at AI Centre of Excellence.

Dr. Rakshit has more than 44 years of Teaching, Research and Consulting experience in the area of Information Technology. He has dealt with many subjects/areas during his postgraduate teaching and research activities. The areas of specialisations of Dr. Rakshit are Business Analytics, Big Data Analytics, E-Business Strategies and Implementation, Intelligent Systems, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Application Integration, BPM, Data Warehousing and Data Mining, Service Oriented Architecture, Information Risk Management.

Dr. Rakshit was actively involved in providing consulting services during NITIE and around to various areas of E- Security, E-Business, E-Commerce, Total Network Solution, Application Software Development, BPR through IT, System Integration. Some of the major clients are – Wisekey (Switzerland), Codeworks (USA), Kawasaki Steel (Japan), ICICI Prudential, Air India, MRPL, Gharda Chemicals, Hindalco, Cochin Refinery, Coal India etc.

Dr Rakshit is a Fellow of the Computer Society of India. Dr. Rakshit in his credit published many research papers in the International/ National Journals and Conferences. Dr. Rakshit has guided and produced four Ph.D. scholars in the area of IT and its applications. Dr. Rakshit was the recipient of ‘10th National Education Awards 2016’ for the Excellent Contribution in the Education Sector. He has chaired many International Conferences in India & abroad and also the reviewer of international journals in the UK and USA.  

Faculty: Artificial Intelligence

Education: Ph.D. in Computer Science

Industry Experience: 7 Years

Academic Experience: 44 Years