"I constantly see people rise in life who are not the smartest -- sometimes not even the most diligent. But they are learning machines; they go to bed every night a little wiser than when they got up. And, boy, does that habit help, particularly when you have a long run ahead of you."  ~ Charlie Munger (Guru of Warren Buffet - The Legendary Investor and World's Richest Man)


1. Present (ongoing):

1.1 Nodal Centre Coordinator, MHRD, Govt. of India sponsored Virtual Labs Project, with IIT Roorkee

1.2 Principal Investigator, Solar City - Smart Grid Project, GERMI, Gandhinagar

1.3 Lab Developer and Incharge, Process Control and Automation Systems (PCAS) Lab

2. Past:

2.1 Network Institute Coordinator, MHRD, Govt. of India sponsored VSAT-Enabled Mobile e-Learning Terminals (MeLT) Project with IIT Roorkee

2.2 PG Scholar, IIT Roorkee

2.2 Sr. Engineer Projects (Ele.+Inst.), DIECIL, Ahmedabad

2.3 Assistant Manager (Instrumentation), Colors (E) Div., Atul Limited

Brief CV:

Prof. Jignesh G. Bhatt received his Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from Gujarat University, Gujarat, India and his Master of Technology Degree in Electrical Engineering (Specialization: Measurement and Instrumentation) from Indian Institute of  Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), Uttarakhand, India. Titles of his UG and PG Thesis were “Study of different Distributed Control Systems and their Comparison” and “Wireless Sensor Networks for Process Industry” respectively.

He served as Asst. Manager (Instrumentation), Atul Limited, Atul, India and Senior Engineer (Projects), DIECIL, Ahmedabad during 1997 to 1999. During this tenure his main functional areas included Automation, Projects, ISO 9000, Y2K compliance for process automation systems, as well as design, installation-commissioning and trouble-shooting for automation of water treatment plants. Since last 15 years and more, Prof. Bhatt has been with Faculty of Technology, Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad, India, where he has been holding the position of Sr. Asst. Professor (Selection Grade) in Department of Instrumentation & Control Engineering.

Prof. Bhatt has published several research papers in International Conferences/Journals and delivered Invited Expert Lectures at prestigious technical International Conferences /Symposia.  Prof. Bhatt is currently serving as Reviewer and Editorial Board Member in many Peer Reviewed International Journals (including IEEE and Elsevier) and also served as Session Chair in Prestigious International Conferences. Prof. Bhatt also serves as Member, Standards Development Committee, The International Society of Automation (ISA), USA. He has supervised many interesting MTech Dissertations (PG Thesis) and BTech Projects (UG Thesis).

Prof. Jignesh G. Bhatt is currently serving as Principal Investigator for DoE, Govt. of Gujarat sponsored State Level Sponsored Research Project - “The Solar City - Smart Grid Project”, co-ordinated by Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI), Gandhinagar, wide an MoU signed in Vibrant Gujarat 2013 in auspicious presence of Shri Narendra Modi, then Hon. Chief Minister, Gujarat.

Prof. Bhatt has also served as State-wide Coordinator for MHRD, Govt. of India sponsored National Level Extension and Service to Community Project - “VSAT-Enabled Mobile e-Learning Terminals (MeLT) Project”, nationally co-ordinated by IIT Roorkee.

His research interests include Automation Systems, Building Automation, Instrumentation, e-Governance, e-Learning, Process Control, Smart City, Smart Grid, Solar City and Wireless Sensor Networks with special focus on Industrial and real-life applications.