Mr S N Thakur and Mr A D Kamble retire from the department on 31 May 2011. A farewell function was organised in the department on 30 May 2011.
Mr. S.N. Thakur joined the institute in the year 1970 as Attendant in Chemical Engineering Department. He was promoted as LDC in the year 1975 in the administration section for 9 months. In 1976, he was transferred back to Chemical Engineering Department and has been with the department since then. Mr. Thakur, has been promoted to UDC in 1986. He was later promoted as superintendent in the year 1995. He has completed Hindi typing exam and has been awarded for good speed. He has completed the computer Hindi typing arranged by IIT Bombay. He has been given best staff award from Chemical Engineering Association.
Mr. A.D. Kamble joined the institute in the year 1982 (12-5-1982) as a Lab Assistant. He was promoted as Mech. Assistant in the year 1990. He has been involved with the experiments in the Silicate lab and has assisted with under graduate lab courses. He has been assisting several (about 50) M.Tech/ Ph.D. Projects in the silicate laboratory of Prof. Mandal, Prof. Bhuskunte, and Prof. Bellare. He has completed electrical winding course arranged by IIT Bombay.