Registrar and Dean of Students

Maj Gen Rakesh Bassi (Retd.)

Registrar and Dean of Students

Jaypee University of Information Technology

Ph: (+91) 01792 -239203(O), 8626816777(M)



Brief Life Sketch of Maj Gen Rakesh Bassi (Retd.)

Major General Rakesh Bassi, SM (Retd) is a B Tech (Civil) from the College Of Military Engineering, Pune. His Masters include a M Phil in Defence and Strategic Studies from Madras University, Master of Management Studies from Osmania University, M Sc (Defence Studies) from University of Madras. The General Officer was commissioned in the Indian Army Engineers through NDA in 1978 and has held many prestigious appointments in different ranks during his 38 years service. Some of these include Director General Combat Engineers at Army Headquarters, Secretary National Defence College, India, Chief Engineer of a Corps on the Line of Control in J&K. He retired in May 2016 as Chief Engineer Western Command. Major General R Bassi is an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence College, College of Defence Management and the Defence Services Staff College. He was the Contingent Leader of the Indian Observers to UN Mission in Iraq – Kuwait immediately post the Gulf War in 1991. He was also a Member Secretary of an Inter Ministerial Committee formed by the Govt of India on Optimal Utilisation of Waters of Rivers under the Indus Water Treaty.

An adventurist of international repute, the General was a crew member of the First Indian Adventure Sailing Expedition Around The World (1985 – 87) on a 37 foot sail boat. He later skippered an Adventure Sailing Expedition in 1996-97 to countries of Middle East and Indian Ocean Region.

Major General R Bassi is a recipient of Sena Medal (Gallantry), Chief of The Army Staff Commendation and Army Commander Commendation for his professional achievements. He is a recipient of Ocean Cruising Medal from Ocean Cruising Club UK, Indian Colours in Yatching and CME Colours in Cross Country and Basketball.