The Principal

Prof (Dr) Praveen Pandey
Ph.D (IIT Kanpur), M.Tech.(IIT Delhi), B.Tech (Mech Engg.)

From the Principal’s Desk

Rapid advancement in technology on continuous basis is the indispensable condition for any nation to remain in the lead in the global scenario. Responsibility of taking the nation ahead rests with the youth, which constitutes the biggest national asset. Echelon Institute of Technology was established in 2007 with a vision to produce technical leaders engaged in the evolution of life through continuous technological breakthroughs inspired by ongoing exploration of self, society and nature.

To achieve this vision, Echelon follows a holistic approach and takes pride in maintaining high academic standards to create technical professionals having strong urge for learning. The institute provides infrastructure and facilities like state of the art laboratories and workshops, library and computer center, conduct of value added courses, emphasis on personality development, language & communication skills, highly qualified faculty and trained technical staff, so on and so forth.

The teaching pedagogy is based on experiential learning. While on one hand, students’ learning process is closely counseled and monitored, on the other hand they are given full freedom to take their independent decisions and learn by themselves.Fulfilling the basic academic requirements of the university curriculum is one mandatory aspect.One of the challenges faced by the technical institutions is to accomplish needs of the industry in the most proficient manner. Hence, students need to be shaped and groomed such that they meet the immediate demands of the industry.  In other words, they should be compatible for the industry. Echelon achieves this through campaigns like Entrepreneur Development Cell (EDC) and AICTE supported Industry Institute Partnership Cell (IIPC) that encourage them to take on industry offered projects which in turn helps in building their skills and confidence level to bag attractive placements and enhance self-growth and development.

The institute provides abundant opportunities and facilities to the students to pursue their interests in extra- curricular activities and enhance their talents. Participation in sports, athletics & games is also encouraged for growth of mental and physical health and to inculcate qualities of discipline, leadership and team spirit. These activities are pursued through various clubs that are functional throughout the session.

In brief, here at Echelon, we provide ample opportunities for the all- round growth and development of the students and make them self-confident and capable enough to take independent decisions. With these words, I heartily invite you all to join the Echelon family for a brilliant future.


Prof (Dr) Praveen Pandey  has an illustrious academic and research oriented career profile. With his doctorate in the field of Thermal and Fluids, he is a renowned name in the country. During his teaching career spanning well over 25 years, Dr Pandey has held various responsible and prestigious assignments in the field of academics and research in India and abroad.

 Besides having attended numerous national and international symposia and conferences, he has the distinction of having delivered the key note address on many occasions. Dr Pandey is a life member of various professional societies and is an awardee of fellowships from esteemed bodies like Ministry of Human Resources. He has guided many research projects and has a long list of publications to his credit. He was selected for Indian Engineering Services twice but his passion and acumen for academics retained him in teaching and research. All along, in addition to academics, he has also remained associated with the industry through consultancy services.