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Degree: B.E. (Mechanical Engineering), M.E. (Manufacturing Systems Engineering), Ph.D.(Lean Manufacturing)
Ph.D. Thesis Title
"Study of Restructuring Decisions and Complexity of Lean Manufacturing Systems"
The work involved the development of new structure based quantitative measures of complexity for guiding lean efforts and restructuring in industrial organizations
Contact Details

Chamber No. A313/2
Phone: 0832 – 2580113

About the Faculty

Varinder Singh is currently serving as an assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, KK Birla Goa campus, Goa, India. He also served as the founding Faculty-In-Charge of Teaching Learning Centre at BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus during 2015-16 and 2016-17.He is currently also holding the responsibility of the Convener of Department Research Committee and is an Hon. Secretary of Indian Institute of Metals-Goa Chapter. He has over 18 years of teaching experience and has taught diverse courses in the mechanical/industrial engineering domains. He regularly teaches courses to the practising engineers of  several industrial organizations including TATA Power, GRASIM Industries among others through e-classroom mode through Work Integrated programs of BITS Pilani in addition to regular on campus students. Besides this, he regularly engages with around 8-10 industry professionals every semester for mentoring industry based projects in addition to on-campus M.E. and B.E. level dissertations, thesis and projects.
He is also deeply engaging with industry and is working on a major collaborative industrial research project for improvement of surface finish on steel tube drawing process with Tube Investments of India Ltd., Chennai (A flagship company of INR 380 Billion Murugappa Group). Through this project, the team has been able to make improvements to the order of 40 percent in the tube surface finish as well as draw load in comparison to the traditional processes.  He has also closely interacted with Aditya Birla Insulators, Rishra, Kolkata, Bosch Packaging Technology Ltd., Goa and Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai through Practice School program of BITS Pilani at different times. 
Varinder Singh obtained B. E. degree from Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar in the year 2000 and obtained M. E. degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan, India, in 2002. He completed his Ph.D. degree from BITS Pilani in 2013. His research work has appeared in leading International Journals and Conferences of repute namely Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management(Emerald), IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, International Conference of Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute,  National Conference on Recent Advances in Manufacturing at SVNIT, Surat. He is currently teaching Quality Control Assurance and Reliability, Statistical Quality Control, Engineering Optimization and Engineering Graphics. Besides these, he earlier taught Production Techniques, Production Planning and Control, Prime Movers as well as Thermodynamics. His current areas of research include lubrication in metal drawing as well as decision analysis for selection of welding processes. 
Varinder Singh is also assisting in the administration of the institute as a Hostel Warden since January 2020. He is also a nucleus member of Undergraduate Studies Division and was earlier a nucleus member of ARC and Instruction divisions. 

Professional Recognitions

  • Member of Technical Review Committee for Special Session on Intelligent and Collaborative Decision Support Systems for Improving Manufacturing under the aegis of World CIST 2018 conference at at Naples, Italy, 27 - 29 March 2018 and reviewed papers for the same.
  • Convenor of the Regional Workshop on Outcome Based Learning using Pedagogy Framework Model at BITS Pilani Kk Birla Goa Campus sponsored under an MHRD, Govt. of India funded project in collaboration with IIT Kharagpur
  • Invited to participate in 2nd Symposium of Global Learning Council (initiated by Carnegie Mellon University, USA) at National University of Singapore, Singapore during April 13-14, 2016
  • Elected as Secretary and earlier a Jt. Secretary and Treasurer of Indian Institute of Metals-Goa Chapter during since July, 2016 and appointed to the Core Committee Member for organizing annual prestigious event of Indian Institute of Metals NMD-ATM-2017. 
  • Member of Vidyalaya Management Committee of Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Vasco Da Gama, Goa
  • Invited by Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering, Nagpur for curriculum review for
    UGC grant of Autonomous Status 
  • Served as Treasurer and co-organizer for Symposium and Workshop for Analytical Youth on Applied Mechanics (SWAYAM -2018) during July 4-6, 2018 at BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus
  • Member of the Program Committee of International Conference of Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute held at Nashik during Dec 28-30, 2016, at IIM Tiruchirappalli during Dec, 2017 and at SPJIMR, Mumbai during Dec., 2018.
  • Served as reviewer for SCOPUS/SCIE/SSCI indexed Journals namely Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management (Emerald, UK) as well as Management and Production Engineering Review (Journal of Polish Academy of Sciences)  
  • Served as Reviewer for All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference(AIMTDR 2018)
  • Reviewer for International Conference on innovations in Infrastructure (ICIIF 2018) held at IITRAM, Ahmedabad
  • Senior Member of Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering
  • Life Member of Indian Institute of Metals, Kolkata 
  • Member of the Decision Science Institute, USA
  • Production and Operations Management Society, USA

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