It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sad demise of Prof. Virendra Pratap Sinha, a true pillar of wisdom and one of the founding faculty members of DA-IICT. He peacefully left us on Saturday, January 13, 2024, after bravely battling cancer in Pune.
Prof. Sinha dedicated almost 15 years of his life to DA-IICT, leaving an indelible mark on the institution. His journey in academia spanned over 30 years at IIT Kanpur, followed by a brief stint at IIT Bombay after his retirement. As the first Dean (Academic Programs) of DA-IICT, he played a pivotal role in shaping the academic landscape of the institute. Many of the excellent academic practices, policies, and guidelines we follow today are a testament to his profound wisdom.
This institute owes much of its character and excellence to Prof. Sinha's decision to devote his post-retirement years to shaping the future of education here. His impact is immeasurable, and DA-IICT would not have been the same without his dedication and vision.
Beyond his professional achievements, Prof. Sinha was cherished as one of the most lovable teachers, a compassionate family man, a humble individual, a witty friend, and above all, a wisdomary. His presence lit up our lives, and his legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.
Let us join together in remembering and honoring the life of Prof. V P Sinha. May his soul rest in eternal peace.