Keynote Speakers FAN 2018

Faculty Alumni Network
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

The Indian FAN Symposium 2018 on Smart and Sustainable Cities

January 20, 2018


Durga Shankar Mishra
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Educational Qualifications:

  • B.Tech, Electrical Engineering IIT Kanpur
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Democratization, Governance and Public Policy - Institute of Social Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management - AIMA
  • MBA in International Business, University of Western Sydney Macarthur, Australia


Mr. Durga Shanker Mishra, IAS serves as a Joint Secretary of Ministry of Mines, Government. Mr. Mishra served as a Nominee Director of NBCC (India) Limited from August 11, 2014 to August 8, 2017.
Mr. Mishra served as a Part Time Official Director of National Aluminium Co. Ltd. from July 04, 2013 to July 11, 2014. Mr. Mishra served as a Director of Hindustan Zinc Ltd. from December 06, 2012 to
November 14, 2014. He served as Part Time Official Director at National Aluminium Co. Ltd. since February 26, 2013. Mr. Mishra has a B. Tech (Electrical Engg) degree from IIT, Kanpur and a MBA
(International Business) degree from University of Western Sydney Macarthur, Australia. He has also acquired his PG Diploma in Human Resource Management from AIMA and a PG Diploma in
Democratization, Governance and Public Policy from Institute of Social Studies, The Hauge, The Netherlands

Manohar Parrikar
Chief Minister of Goa

Educational Qualifications:

  • B.Tech, Metallurgical Engineering IIT Bombay


Mr. Manohar Gopalakrishnan Prabhu Parrikar has been the Chief Minister of Goa since March 14, 2017. He served as the Defense Minister of India from November 2014 to March 2017. Mr. Parrikar
graduated in metallurgical engineering from IIT Bombay in 1978. He is the first IIT graduate to become the Chief Minister of any Indian state. IIT Bombay awarded Mr. Parrikar with the Distinguished
Alumnus Award in 2001. He was awarded Indian of the Year in politics category in 2012 by CNN-IBN. His political career started in the year 1994, when he became an MLA in the Goa Assembly. He soon
climbed the organisational as well as legislative ladder to become opposition leader in the Goa Assembly in 1999. Mr. Parrikar went on to become the 10th Chief Minister of Goa on October 24, 2000
and continued to be so till 2005. He was re-elected and served another term as Chief Minister from 2012 to 2014. In his earlier stints as the Chief Minister of Goa, he was instrumental in initiating various
social welfare schemes like Dayanand Samajik Suraksha Yojana, which provides financial assistance to senior citizens, the Cyberage Scheme which provides computers to students, Chief Minister Rojgar
Yojana, etc. Mr. Parrikar was invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to join the central government in the Ministry of Defense. Mr. Parrikar’s tenure as (Raksha Mantri) Defense Minister was marked by fast-paced decision-making as the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) cleared a range of projects. He had also pushed for a number of stalled acquisition projects. In 28 months, Mr. Parrikar as (Raksha Mantri) Defense Minister developed excellent relationships with the top brass of the three Services (Army, Navy and Air Force). His efforts significantly enhanced operational capabilities of the forces and boosted their morale. He resigned from the post in March 2017, after the Goa Legislative Assembly election to become Chief Minister of Goa.

Jagan Shah
National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)

Educational Qualifications:

  • B.Arch - Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture, 1990
  • M.S. Arch – Architectural History, Theory and Criticism, 1995
  • M.Phil – Architectural History, Theory and Criticism, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, 1997

Prof. Jagan Shah has 20 years of professional work experience in various aspects of urban development in India. He is currently Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs. He studied
Architectural Design from School of Planning & Architecture (SPA), New Delhi and Architectural History & Theory from the University of Cincinnati and Columbia University, USA. He has served as the
Director of Sushant School of Architecture, Gurgaon and has taught at the School of Planning & Architecture (SPA) from 1998 till 2006. From 2007 to 2010, he was the Chief Executive of Urban Space
Consultants, providing consultancy in policy formulation, spatial planning, heritage conservation, transportation and livelihoods development, for clients such as Infrastructure Development Finance
Company, Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transport System, Jaipur Virasat Foundation, Sir Ratan Tata Trust, India Foundation for the Arts and others.

He has a comprehensive list of publications to his name. He is the author of 'Contemporary Indian Architecture', 2008; co-author of 'Building Beyond Borders', 1995, and co-editor of 'Round', a
collection of seminal Asian texts on architecture. He is also a founding member of the Modern Asian Architecture Network (MAAN).