D.P. Kothari recieved his B.E. (Electrical), M.E. (Power Systems) and doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani. His activities include Optimal Hydro-thermal Scheduling, Unit Commitment, Maintenance Scheduling, Energy Conservation (loss minimization and voltage control), and Power Quality and Energy Systems Planning and Modelling. He has guided 16 Ph. D. scholars and has contributed extensively in these areas as evidenced by the 335 research papers published by him in various national and international journals. Prof. Kothari has also authored 12 books in Power Systems. He was visiting professor at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia in 1982 and 1989. He was NSF Fellow at Purdue University in 1992. He has visited and delivered several invited talks, keynote addresses at both national and international conferences on Electric Energy Systems. He has received several best paper awards and gold medals for his work. He has been Principal (1997-98), Visvesvaryaya Regional Engineering College, Nagpur. 

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