Prof. Shyam Sundar Pattnaik completed a Post Doc. From University of UTAH, USA in Engineering and Ph.D (Electronics and Communication Engineering) from Sambalpur University in the year 1993. He has completed MTech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar and MSc (Physics with Electronics) from REC Rourkela, now NIT Rourkela. He is a recipient of Boyscast fellowship, SERC fellowship, INSA fellowship, Distinguish faculty award, University of UTAH, USA fellowship, Lifetime achievement award and many such awards and recognitions. He is a senior member of IEEE, Life fellow of IEEE, Life member of ISTE.
Prof. Pattnaik being a distinguished faculty member of Electronics and Communication Engineering has produced 16 nos of PhD and 55 nos. MTech thesis in Electronics and Communication Engineering. He is nationally and internationally known researcher in the area of Antenna and Soft Computing, which is supported by his commanding quality 272 nos of publication. He is also associated in various national and international committees and he is known for his statesmanship. He has joined the university as Vice Chancellor on 13th March 2015 for a tenure of 5 years. Prior to joining as Vice Chancellor he was working as a Professor and Head of the Department in the National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research (NITTTR) Chandigarh.