Kumar Bhattacharyya Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Sushanta Kumar Bhattacharya, also known as Kumar Bhattacharyya or Baron Bhattacharyya, was born on June 6, 1940, in Bengaluru.
As a young adult, Kumar Bhattacharyya attended the Indian Institute of Technology. He studied here for several years until his graduation.
After graduating from this school, he went onto attend an apprentice program at Lucas Industries in the United Kingdom in 1961. While here, he is working with automotive companies and other transportation industries. Kumar Bhattacharyya also learned many business practices while here. He stayed in the apprenticeship until he completed his training around 1967.
After his apprenticeship, he enrolled at the University of Birmingham. He stayed there until he earned both until his master’s degree and his Ph.D., both in the fields of engineering.
After earning his degrees, Kumar Bhattacharyya began working at the University of Warwick. Here, he worked as a professor. While here, he also helped to start up a manufacturing program for the school. The course that he helped to create was not immediately loved by educators, but it grew in popularity over time.
In 1980, Kumar Bhattacharyya founded the Warwick Manufacturing Group. This group focused on research methods to improve manufacturing systems in the United Kingdom.
Around 1990, the Warwick Manufacturing Group expanded to have more research groups. Some of the other research group programs in countries around the world, like India, Russia, and China. It also expanded on the Warwick campus, having six buildings for all of its various programs. The degrees it also supports have grown. It also expanded to work with different industries like mining, architecture, and various forms of technology.
Kumar Bhattacharyya is currently the chairman of the Warwick Manufacturing Group. During his years with working with the Warwick Manufacturing Group, the group has taken on work with many automotive companies, including Tata Motors and the Jaguar Land Rover group.
Outside of working with the Warwick Manufacturing Group, Kumar Bhattacharyya also writes an opinion column in the Birmingham Post newspaper. He also continues to teach at the University of Warwick.
Awards And Accomplishments
All of Bhattacharyya’s awards and accomplishments are due to his advancements in the field of engineering. Some of his most prestigious awards are listed below.
Mensforth International Gold Medal (1998)Sir Robert Lawrence Award for Services to Logistics (1999)
Padma Bhushan (2002)
Duncan Davies Medal (2005)
Coventry Award of Merit (2014)
The Warwick Manufacturing group won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2009.
Kumar Bhattacharyya is a member of the following prestigious groups: Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering and Technology, Indian National Academy of Engineering, and the House of Lords.
Some of the groups that Bhattacharyya used to be a member of include the following: Advantage West Midlands, Council for Science and Technology (United Kingdom), Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Kumar Bhattacharyya has an honorary doctorate from the University of Technology (Malaysia), doctor of business from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, an honorary doctorate from the IIT Kharagpur, honorary science degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (Bhubaneswar) and a doctor of a university degree from the University of Surrey.
Kumar Bhattacharyya was knighted to be a Baron in 2003.