Balbir Kumar Mathur [M.Sc. (1969), D.I.I.T. (1970), Ph.D. (1978)]
B K Mathur has been a life-long faculty at IIT Kharagpur in the department of Physics. He had held the positions of Head of the Department, Dean, Planning and Coordination, Head, Information Cell and Chief Vigilance Officer, Professor in-Charge of Training and Placement (now called Career Development Centre)
Prof. Mathur's major academic contributions to Institute include Systematized Faculty Academic Data (Online self-appraisal), Developed dynamic website of the Institute and Departmental and Institute reports development. He produced seven PhDs, wrote 85 papers and several books, organized two conferences.
Prof. Mathur has led various Institute initiatives. He supervised the book: A walk through history – 50 years of IIT Kharagpur published in the year 2002, Golden Jubilee Commemorative Volume in 2001, Alumni Directory in 2001, Profiles in Wisdom - Science & Indian Scientists (with S T H Abidi), Published by Nehru Museum, IIT Kharagpur, 1998 and Past and Present of IIT Kharagpur - Changing Profile of Hijli (with S T H Abidi), Published by CEC, IIT Kharagpur, 1996. He was the Co-chairman of the Golden Jubilee Publication Committee
Prof. Mathur has led several Institute events such as Annual Convocation (for about 25 years), Annual Alumni Meet (for six years), Silver Jubilee of the Institute, Golden Jubilee of the Institute and the Diamond Jubilee of the Institute.