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Joined the Institute on Sept. 13, 2004
Details of Service
Associate Professor           March 1, 2023 to till date  
Assistant Professor Gr I    April 21, 2014 to Feb 28, 2023  (Level 12 and Level 13A1)
Lecturer                             Jan 01, 2006 to April 20, 2014
Assistant Lecturer             Sept. 13, 2004 to Dec 31, 2005
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" Defended in Oct, 2013 at BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus.
The work involved the development of new structure based quantitative measures of complexity for guiding lean efforts and restructuring in industrial organizations
Citations 106; H Index: 5
Contact Details

Chamber No. E214 
Phone: 0832 – 2580113

About the Faculty

Varinder Singh is currently serving as an Associate Professor in the department of mechanical engineering at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, KK Birla Goa campus, Goa, India. He has over 19 years of teaching experience and has taught diverse courses in the mechanical/industrial engineering domains. He regularly teaches courses to the practising engineers and managers of  several renowned industrial organizations including L&T, TCS, WIPRO, TATA Power, GRASIM as well as defense officers from Indian Army, Indian Navy  through e-classroom mode under 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 currently looking after student project centered Sandbox Lab and Maker's Lab. He earlier served as the founding Faculty-In-Charge of Teaching Learning Centre at BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus during 2015-16 and 2016-17 as well as  Convener of Department Research Committee,  Secretary of Indian Institute of Metals-Goa Chapter. 
He deeply engaged with industry and worked on a major collaborative industrial research project with an outlay of INR 27.45 lakh 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, his 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 such as JMTM (IF 8.14), IJPEM-GT (IF 4.66) IJAMT (IF 3.563), OPSEARCH (Citescore 2.6), AJSE (IF 2.807), AMPT (Citescore 2.9) and and Conferences of repute such as IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, International Conference of Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute. He delivers engaging lectures for courses such as Reliability Engineering, 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 areas of research address the issues in complexity modeling in industrial organizations to act as decision aid for improving lean and agile performance, improve the quality of selection decisions by reducing rank reversal problems and process improvements in tube drawing as well as welding
Varinder Singh is also assisting in the administration of the institute as a Hostel Warden since January 2020. He also served as a nucleus member of Undergraduate Studies Division till early 2023 and was earlier a nucleus member of ARC and Instruction divisions. 

Professional Recognitions

  • Reviewer for Journals namely Revista de Metalurgia, Journal of Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering during 2022.
  • Invited to deliver sessions during a Workshop for Physics Teachers of Navy Children Schools across India on Nov 25, 2022.
  • 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
  • Participated on Invitation 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 Joint-Chairman of Indian Institute of Metals-Goa Chapter during 2021-2022 and Appointed in the national level  Core Committee 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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