Assistant Professor Anukul Chandra, MSc, MPhil, MSME, AVSM
Major General (Ret) Anukul Chandra, AVSM is a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College and serves as an Adjunct Professor in Mechanical Engineering. He is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College and National Defence College. Major General Chandra has earned a MSc in Defence Studies from Madras University, a MPhil from National Defence College (India), and a postgraduate MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering (India). He has also earned the AMIE (Mechanical) and advanced FIE certifications in engineering from the Institution of Engineers.
Major General Chandra had a distinguished military career in the Indian Army which spanned 37 years. He was commissioned in the Corps of Electrical & Mechanical Engineers in June 1971, and participated in the Liberation of Bangladesh in December 1971. Major General Chandra commanded an EME Battalion in an Armoured Division. His last appointment was Additional Director General of Equipment Management at Indian Army Headquarters, where he was responsible for in-service management, overhauls and upgrades of all weapon systems of the Army. Major General Chandra has held several command, staff and instructional appointments during his distinguished service. He has also served as the Deputy Military Attache in the Indian Embassy in Moscow.
Major General Chandra is respected globally as an expert in Human Resource Development (HRD) and Manpower management (MM). His technical expertise includes: (a) Management of technical workforce of all technical trades; (b) Formulation of comprehensive policies with regard to manpower planning, training, recruitment, performance appraisal, career development in line with current and future organisational needs; (c) Development of capable leaders from the pool of talent available and mentoring them towards positions of higher responsibility; (d) Operational preparedness of human resources in support of large scale operations within tight deadlines; (e) Senior oversight of change management, and implementation of HR policies in line with long term organizational objectives; (f) Customising training packages for enhancement of organisational core competencies and up-gradation of skill inventory; and (g) Inculcating the spirit of leadership at all levels, and building of a professional organizational culture based on probity and professional integrity.
Major General Chandra has delivered lectures and conducted professional workshops at conferences in London, Munich, Paris, Prague, Berlin, New Delhi, Rome and Singapore. He is fluent in several languages, including English, French, Russian and several Indian languages.
Major General Chandra was officially recognized for his distinguished service of a very high order and was conferred the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) by the President of India in 2006. He was also decorated twice by the Chief of Army Staff for distinguished service.
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