15 August, 1928
Ph.D; D.Sc.(Tech), Sheffield University, UK.
Joined at Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI) as Senior Scientific Assistant (SSA), 1953; Director, Bharat Ophthalamic Glass Ltd., Durgapur, 1981; Director, CGCRI, Calcutta, 1981.
Foundation Fellow and Honorary Secretary, Indian National Science Academy, 1978-81; President, Indian Ceramic Society, 1982-83; Indian Institute of Ceramics. President, the Fourteenth International Congress on Glass, 1986
Awards & Honors:
Awards from Indian Ceramic Society for outstanding contribution towards science and technology of ceramics in India. Dr. Kumar?s tenure was marked by new activities not only in frontier areas of ceramic science but also in the field of rural technologies.
Published numbers of scientific book and 70 research papers and a number of review articles and 12 patents to his credit in the field of glass and ceramics technology. Under his guidance, the Institute produced two documentary films entitled? The Story of Glass?(1986) and ?Tradition and Innovation?(1988). The ?Story of Glass? was adjudged as the best industrial documentary film at the 34th National Film Festival(1987) and won the Rajat Kamal Award.He also edited ?Story of Glass?; ?Hand Book of Ceramics(Vol.I-IV); ?Elements of Ceramic Science(Vol. I&II).