Dr. Sandeep Sancheti, known as Institution Builder, holds a Ph.D. from Queens University of Belfast UK, after obtaining a B.Tech (ECE) from Regional Engineering College, Warangal (now NITW) and M.Sc (Engg) from Delhi College of Engineering (now DTU) in 1982 and 1985 respectively.
He is now the Vice Chancellor, SRMIST, Chennai. Prior to this he was the President of Manipal University, Jaipur, Director National Institute of Technology, Delhi (NITD) and Director NITK Surathkal. He has also served as Director In-charge, NIT Tiruchirapally, NIT Calicut, School of Planning & Architecture (SPA) Delhi and Mentor Director, NIT Goa, NIT Puducherry and NIT Sikkim. Dr Sancheti began his professional career at MBM Engineering College, Jodhpur, as Assistant Professor in the Department of ECE in 1984 and later moved to Malaviya Regional Engineering College, Jaipur (now MNIT) as Associate Professor in 1990.
B. Tech Degree in ECE from Regional Engineering College, Warangal (now NITW) in the year 1982
- M. Sc. in Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering (now DTU) in the year 1985
- Ph.D. Degree from Queens University of Belfast, UK.
- President of Manipal University, Jaipur
- Director, National Institute of Technology Delhi (NITD) and Director, NITK Surathkal
- Director In-charge at NIT Tiruchirapally, NIT Calicut, School of Planning & Architecture (SPA) Delhi and Mentor Director at NIT Goa, NIT Puducherry and NIT Sikkim
- Principal Coordinator of QIP (Poly) Program of AICTE in 2005
- Chairman of NIMCET an all India MCA Entrance Test in 2008
- Chairman of Central Counseling Board (CCB), 2011
- Chairman, Direct Admission of Students from 2010-12 scheme of MHRD under Government of India
- Currently the President of Association of Indian Universities (AIU) New Delhi.
Published more than 75 research papers in several National & International journals and conferences.
- Recipient of the Commonwealth Scholarship & Fellowship under Colombo Plan from 1992-95
- Awarded the SERC Fellowship by DST, Government of India in 1998
- UKISTRF Award by the British Council in 1999-2000
- Faculty on Secondment at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Bangkok for a semester in 2005
- Life Fellow of Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers (FIETE), Institution of Engineers (FIE) India, Broadcast Engineering Society (BES), Indian Society for Technical Education (FISTE)
- Member of Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (MIEEE), USA
- Member of Microsoft India Academic Advisory Board
- Member of Kakodkar Committee for Review of NITs
- Member (Visitor’s Nominee) on Distance Education Council (DEC).