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VTOL Aviation India Pvt. Ltd.

Under Industry-Academia Collaboration With

Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur)

Core Team Bio

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VTOL Core Team

Mr. Kalyan Chowdhury

(Founder & Managing Director)

Mr. Kalyan Chowdhury is the Founder & Managing Director of VTOL AVIATION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED. He had been an ardent Shipping and Logistics Business Enthusiast, an engineering graduate with a strong background with over 28 years in the emerging logistics industry. He has been a part of EFC Group of Companies for over 2 decades now. He always had been the Director with passion to build sustainable business environment and a legacy for young entrepreneurs to carry forward. One of the recent ventures of Advanced Technology Development in Aviation sector started by him would surely create unprecedented opportunities for the Group to grow immensely overall.

Mr. Pramod Kumar Gupta

(Director)

Mr. Pramod Kumar Gupta is One of the Director of VTOL AVIATION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED and Chairman of EFC Group Of Companies. He is a visionary and business leader par excellence. A Commerce graduate from St. Xavier’s College (Kolkata), he has an experience of more than 40 years in the industry. He is currently the Chairman of the CGTA Nagar Logistics Hub, Vice President (East) of the All India Transport Welfare Association and is also a Managing Committee Member of the All India Motor Transport Congress. His revolutionary ideas and holistic approach to business development is the reason for EFC’s spectacular growth over the years.

Mr. Sanjay Kumar Gupta

(Director)

Mr. Sanjay Kumar Gupta is One of the Director of VTOL AVIATION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED and Co-founder of the EFC Group Of Companies. His exemplary business knowledge has taken EFC Group Of Companies from strength to strength to where it is today. His financial acumen, problem solving skills and dynamic personality is a key to EFC Group Of Companies growth story.

Mr. Pravin Kumar Gupta

(Director)

Mr. Pravin Kumar Gupta is One of the Director of VTOL AVIATION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED. He is a Graduate with over 26 years of experience in the line of business of transportation and logistics, fleet management, and C&FA Operations etc. He is holding Directorship in few more EFC Group Companies, namely, M/s. EFC Infrastructures Pvt. Ltd. and M/s. MBT Infrastructures Pvt. Ltd. respectively. He is also the Management Committee member of organizations like - Bombay Goods Transport Association (BGTA) and All India Goods Transport Association (AIGTA, Mumbai). Mr. Pravin Kr. Gupta has undertaken initiatives to establish diversified business in several activities like Transportation Division, Container Terminals Division, Fleet Management, Logistics Hub, Operation Tug & Barge Operations Off shore & Ship Chartering etc.

Mrs. Babli Chowdhury

(Director)

Mrs. Babli Chowdhury is One of the Promoter and Director of VTOL AVIATION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED. Mrs Chowdhury has a very long and vast experience in the shipping and logistics Industry nearing 2 decades now. She is equally passionate about the technology development ventures in the aviation sector taken up VTOL AVIATION INDIA.

Ms. Sudeepta Das

(Chief Financial Officer)

Ms. Sudeepta Das is the Chief Financial Officer of VTOL AVIATION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED. She has done her Masters in Business Administration with Dual Specialization in Financial Management & International Business. Apart from the Double Graduation in Commerce with Specialisation in Banking & Insurance. She has also attained NSE Academy Certification in Financial Markets and Mutual Funds. She has been a very integral part of EFC Group’s shipping & Logistic Company for around a decade as the Head of Administration & Finance.

Industry Academia Collaboration

IIT-Kanpur & Centre of Excellence Defence Corridor (UPEIDA)

Dr. Ajoy Kanti Ghosh

Principal Investigator (IIT-Kanpur)

Principal Investigator (Industry Academia Collaboration) & Head of Aerospace Engineering Dept (IIT-Kanpur).

Previous Research Experience as Scientist at DRDO, Ministry of Defense, India (1982 -1994): Aerodynamic Design and Development of Unguided Rocket-PINAKA, Mortar Bomb, High Speed low drag Bomb, 250Kg, 450Kg, Anti-tank ammunition for ARJUN tank and T-72 tank.

He is also the Recipient of DRDO Technology Award, 1993 & Best Paper Award - Inhouse Journal "Shastra Shakti" ARDE, Pune.

MENTORS & REVIEWERS

The overall technical and scientific research team consisting of lead scientists, research scholars, engineers, honorary PHD's team members led by Prof A. K. Ghosh who is presently heading the Aerospace Engineering Dept & Flight Lab of IIT-Kanpur. Prof Ghosh apart from being the Principal Investigator under Industry Academia Collaboration with VTOL Aviation India Pvt. Ltd. Further to this below list of Mentors & Reviewers are periodically reviewing the ongoing scientific research works in addition to several others reviewers all across the nation.

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Dr. V.K. Saraswat
Honorary Distinguished Faculty (IIT-Kanpur), Ex-Chairman DRDO, and Member of NITI Aayog
PRIME MENTOR
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Dr. P.N Dwivedi
Distinguished Faculty, IIT Kanpur
Control Systems
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Dr. S. Kamle
Department of Aerospace Engineering IIT Kanpur
Aerostructures
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Dr. G.M. Kamath
Department of Aerospace Engineering IIT Kanpur
Aerostructures
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Dr. T.K. Ghoshal
Honorary Distinguished Faculty, IIT Kanpur
Control Systems
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Dr. Satyaki Roy
Department of Design IIT Kanpur
Product Design and Ergonomics
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Dr. Deepu Philip
Department of Design IIT Kanpur
Systems Engineering
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Dr. Nishchal K Verma
Department of Electrical Engineering IIT Kanpur
Electrical and communication Systems
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Dr. Chattopadhayay
Retired DRDO Scientist
Electro Mechanical Systems
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Dr. A K Sarkar
Retired DRDO Scientist
Control Systems
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Sh. Vipul Mathur
Chief Engineer and quality control manager, IIT Kanpur
Certification
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