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Our Leadership Team

Dr. S.L. Swamy, Chairman

Dr. S.L. Swamy

Chairman

Dr. S.L. Swamy, an esteemed personality and the Chairman of The Institution of Civil Engineers (India), stands as a visionary leader. He brings forth more than three decades of influential experience in higher education. Noted for his proficiency in rejuvenating institutions by prioritizing transparency and technology, he is an international intellectual committed to safeguarding cultural heritage. Driven by a dedication to inclusive progress, he is fondly referred to as a "People's Man," actively championing for marginalized communities. His worldwide engagements showcase his global impact, solidifying his position as a revered figure in technical education. Driven by the philosophy of "Vishvakutumbkam - The World is One Family," he is committed to enhancing lives by ensuring that the world possesses the engineering capacity and infrastructure systems necessary for the prosperity of our planet and its people.

Lt. Gen Harpal Singh (Retd)

Lt. Gen Harpal Singh,(Retd.)

Vice Chairmen

Lt. Gen. Harpal Singh, Vice Chairman, ICE(I) is a reputed engineer with over four decades of distinguished service in the Indian Army. He stands as a towering figure in strategic and infrastructure development. Armed with academic achievements including an MS in Civil Engineering and Intelligent Transport Systems from Virginia Tech, USA, and Masters in Management Studies and an M Phil, his expertise has been pivotal in revitalizing national infrastructure. As the Engineer-in-Chief for the Ministry of Defence, he was the Principal Advisor to the Armed Forces Chiefs, overseeing substantial National Infrastructure Development. His leadership was instrumental in pioneering groundbreaking projects such as the Atal Tunnel and the world's highest motorable road over Umingla pass which showcased his adept management and strategic planning skills. Beyond his military contributions, his involvement in sports governance underscores his multifaceted talent. He is on the Executive Council of the Indian Olympic Association and the Commonwealth Games Federation Board. Lt. Gen. Singh's legacy of excellence in military engineering resonates through his significant contributions to enhancing India's defence capabilities and infrastructure development, leaving an indelible mark on the nation's strategic landscape.

Er. Sagar Singh Thakur

Er. Sagar Singh Thakur

Secretary General

Er. Sagar Singh Thakur, who has been the Secretary General of The Institution of Civil Engineers (India) since January 2022, brings extensive experience and a strong dedication to his role. He previously served as the Joint Secretary since the institution's inception, demonstrating outstanding leadership and a commitment to excellence throughout his career. He has graced various leadership positions in the field of civil engineering. Actively participating in National and International Conferences, he has represented India globally, showcasing his expertise and dedication in the advancement of Civil Engineering.

Ms. Maya Thakur

Ms. Maya Thakur

Director General

Ms. Maya Thakur, serving as the Director General of The Institution of Civil Engineers (India), has steered the institution through an impressive journey marked by growth and acclaim. She is a dynamic leader with a comprehensive understanding of Administrative Management tailored to the unique needs of a professional engineering organization. Her leadership extends globally, demonstrated through her dedication to nurturing partnerships and advancing the institution's international prominence. She is an invaluable asset in supporting ICE (I)'s mission to advance Civil Engineering and shape a sustainable future.

Mr. Paras Dugar

Mr. Paras Dugar

Controller of Examination

Mr. Paras Dugar, a distinguished individual in academic administration and possessing a robust history in the skilling sector, shines brightly due to his vast expertise. Recognized for his adept management of initiatives, supervision of examination centers, and facilitation of impactful skill development endeavors, he brings a dynamic fusion of project management prowess, adept networking abilities, and a results-drivenleadership demeanor. Integral to our leadership cohort, Mr. Dugar consistently enhances our endeavors with his specialized knowledge and strategic mindset.

Mr. Chander Mohan

Mr. Chander Mohan

Regional Director, ICE(I)

He brings a wealth of rich experience over 16 years, overseeing administrative and skill development initiatives Nationwide. His multifaceted role involves close collaboration with various Public and Private departments. He is a multilingual having proficiency in Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi and several regional dialects. With a keen administrative acumen and a commitment to continual improvement, he embodies management, fostering growth and innovation in the ever-evolving ICE(I) projects.

Dr. R.M. Vasan

Dr. R.M. Vasan

Academic Advisor, ICE(I)

Dr. R.M. Vasan, an esteemed alumnus of IIT Roorkee. With a career spanning over three decades, Dr. Vasan has made significant contributions to the field of civil engineering through his dedicated involvement in teaching and research. He retired as a Professor of Civil Engineering, leaving behind a legacy of academic excellence and innovation. He has also served as a member of various expert committees and held prominent positions such as Chairman of the Indian Concrete Institute Uttaranchal Chapter and Chairman of the Asian Civil Engineering Council (ACECC). Dr. Vasan's expertise has been acknowledged globally through his visits to renowned universities such as the University of Sheffield (U.K), University of Michigan (USA), Birmingham University (U.K), A.I.T Bangkok. He has been honored with prestigious awards, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the field. Dr. Vasan is a life member of esteemed professional organizations further underscoring his commitment to the advancement of civil engineering and education.

Dr. S.D. Sharma

Dr. S.D. Sharma

Founding Director Academic, ICE(I)

Dr. S.D. Sharma is the founding Director (Academic) of the ICE(I). He is an academician who has the distinction of being the youngest professor before attaining the age of 40 years. He is Fellow/Life Member of many Professional Societies and contributing effectively for the last over four decades in Water Resources Management.

Er. Ishita Arora

Er. Ishita Arora

Deputy Director (Academics), ICE(I)

A Civil Engineering Professional, boasting over 12 years of comprehensive experience bridging in Industry and Academia. Her expertise lies in Structural Dynamics and Urban Planning and her work reflects her deep understanding across multiple domains including High Rise Buildings, Bridge Designs, the exploration of Innovative and Sustainable Materials through rigorous research and thought leadership. She focuses on the Structural Integrity, Planning and Design in Construction field with her keen interest in Disaster Management. She oversees the Academic and Research domain which includes various projects on Intelligent Transportation, Solid Waste Management, Software Applications, Geotechnical Studies, the Integration of Artificial Intelligence Developments within the academic domain of Civil Engineering. She consistently displays a passion for growth, seeking new horizons and remaining steadfast in her commitment to pioneering the Advancement in Civil Engineering.

Er. Munish Kumar Goswami

Er. Munish Kumar Goswami

Dy. Director (Projects), ICE(I)

His expertise in large-scale Infrastructure development, refined during his time on a Metro Project, setting the stage for his subsequent roles. In Academia, he nurtured the skills of aspiring Engineers. Transitioning into the professional realm, he thrived in Project Management, encompasses his expertise in Designing robust Structures, Irrigation Engineering practices, Dams and Power house Infra. His optimizing skills in Water Management systems such as Water Treatment and Wastewater Management are well acclaimed. His higher education from Europe ignited his passion for global perspectives to pursue frontier technologies with an unwavering drive for innovation. Through his diverse experiences, he continues to make substantial contributions in Civil Engineering and Project Management.

Er. Harsimran Kaur Sapal

Er. Harsimran Kaur Sapal

Assistant Director (Research Assistance), ICE(I)

A dedicated Civil Engineer with a specialization in Heavy Infrastructure Development, Construction Management: Project Planning, and De-risking through the advancement of technology and software. With thorough experience in Tunnel Construction: TBM and Cut & Cover Tunnel, Tunnel Precast-Segments, Seawall Construction, Underground Sea Box Culverts, Foundational works and High-Rise Building Construction. She has honed her skills in navigating the complexities of Infrastructure Development and Research. Her research interest involves developing eco-friendly and cost-effective infrastructure solutions for Tunnel and Road Construction, particularly for Mega Projects that incorporates Nature-based Solutions (NbS).She aims for excellence and leveraging her expertise to make an impactful contribution for advancement in Civil Engineering domain.