Amit Konar is currently a Professor in the department of Electronics and Tele-Communication Engineering, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, and Joint Coordinator, Center for Cognitive Science, Jadavpur University. He is also the founding coordinator of a regular M.Tech. program on Intelligent Automation and Robotics, offered by Jadavpur University.
Dr. Konar has been teaching and carrying out research work at this university for the past 23 years. Jadavpur University is one of the top three universities in India. The faculty of Engineering and Technology, with more than 100 externally funded research projects, earned recognition as a “Center for Excellence” from the Government of India, and the university got the “Five Star” rating. The doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s programs offered by the university are acknowledged as one of the very best in the country.
Books by professors of the university are used as graduate-level text in Asian, European and American universities. The university runs collaborative programs with European, Canadian, and Australian universities. Amartya Sen, the 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics, taught at Jadavpur University for some time.