Board of Governors


Shri Gautam N. Mehra

Chairman & Managing Director
Savita Oil Technologies Ltd

Gautam N. Mehra is a Chemical Engineer from Punjab University, Chandigarh and has a Post graduate M.B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Gautam has more than thirty-five years of experience in the Oil industry. He joined Savita Oil Technologies Limited (SOTL) in 1985 and took over as Executive Director in charge of Operations and New Projects in 1987. He took over as Managing Director in 1997. Savita Oil Technologies Limited has been in the business for over 59 years and employs more than 500 people. SOTL is amongst India’s largest manufacturers of Petroleum Specialty Oils in the private sector and has 4 operating divisions, viz Transformer Oils, White Oils, Lubricating Oils and Renewable Energy. It has the leading market share in India in both Transformer Oils and White Oils. More than 20% of the Companies production is exported to over 70 countries worldwide. Savita Oil Technologies Limited has the proud distinction of being the only Carbon Positive Oil Company in Asia. Gautam has been associated with SOTL since 1985 and has seen the turnover grow from Rs. 10 crores in 1985 to more than Rs. 2000 crores in 2019. He has been the Vice Chairman of the Asian Lubricant Manufacturers Union and is currently on the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Technology (Dhanbad). Gautam is a golf enthusiast and has travelled widely from both a business and personal perspective

Ex Officio Member

Prof. Dilip Kumar Baidya

National Institute of Technology Silchar,
Assam – 788 010.
E-mail id: director[at]nits[dot]ac[dot]in


Ms. Saumya Gupta,

Joint Secretary (NIT),
MoE, Govt. of India,
GOI, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001.

Mr. Sanjog Kapoor

Jt. Secretary & Financial Advisor, Deptt. of Higher Education,
MoE, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

Prof. S. K. Kakoty,

Dean of Infrastructure, Planning and Management,
IIT Guwahati- 781039

Prof.Promod Kumar Patowari

Professor, Deptt. of Mechanical Engineering,
NIT Silchar.

Dr. Asha Rani M. A.

Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Electrical Engineering,
NIT Silchar.


Prof. Krishnalal Baishnab

Registrar (i/c)
National Institute of Technology Silchar,
Assam – 788010.
E-mail id: registrar[at]nits[dot]ac[dot]in