Dr. Manoj Kumar Mondal

Assistant Professor

About Dr. Manoj Kumar Mondal

Assistant Professor
Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship

Brief Profile

Dr Manoj K Mondal is a senior financial professional, an academician and an innovator with several patents to his credit. He has received several laurels for his innovations including gold medal for Best Innovation (2008) awarded jointly by Lockheed Martin, Stanford University, University of Texas at Austin USA and FICCI India. He has also received several other awards related to development of new technologies. Dr. Mondal is presently teaching entrepreneurship at IIT Kharagpur as Assistant Professor and mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs.

Research Areas
  • Banking and Finance
  • Product Development – Overlapping multiple disciplines
  • Clean Tech
Awards and Distinctions

Awarded Gold Medal by Lockheed Martin Corporation, USA for the best innovation through a pan-India competition organized in association with University of Texas at Austin, USA and FICCI (2008).

Received innovation award from the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) under the TechnoPreneur Promotion Program (TePP), (2010).

Received innovation award from the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) under the program of Technology Refinement and Marketing Programme (TREMAP) (2011).

Recipient of the best innovation award (jointly in a team from IIT Kharagpur) by the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers with a Gold Plaque and cash award for the technology on low-cost sanitary napkin using fibre from jute and indigenously produced super absorbent polymer (2013-14).

  • Foundations of Entrepreneurship
  • Financing New Venture
  • Design Driven Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship & New Ventures

A Variable Length Crank-Arm Assembly Based Drive System – 269/KOL/2008.
Adjustable Dripping Emitter for Drip Irrigation – 284/KOL/2010.
Sweat Irrigation System – 285/KOL/2010.
Air Bolus Projection Spot Air conditioner – 858/KOL/2009.
Power Transmission Mechanism with Concentric Axel Receiver that Helps in Increasing Speed Without Sacrificing Power – No. 894/KOL/2008.
A Pulley-Belt Drive Mechanism for Bicycle and Other Human-Driven Vehicles and Utilities – 507/KOL/2013.

PCT filing, Bangladesh, and Pakistan: A Variable Length Crank-Arm Assembly Based Drive System PCT/IN2009/000104 (759/ASA/PCT-020/MMK)

Other products developed
  • Kick-Driven Potter Wheel.
  • Leg-Driven Jute Rope Making Machine.
  • Pedal-Driven ‘Ambar Charkha’.
  • Pedal-Driven Sabai Grass Rope Making Machine.
  • Upper body support.
  • Jute harvester.
  • Automatic gear shifting for battery driven vehicle (prototype ready and under evaluation).
  • Mechanism for continuous manufacturing process of thermoforming of pluritubular (Prototypes ready with satisfactory performance, ready for technology transfer).
  • Solar Paddy Harvester (Fully functional prototype ready. Further refinement may be taken up)
Publications (Selected)

Mondal M. K., B. P. Bose & P. Bansal (2017), Recycling Waste Thermoplastic for Making Lightweight Bricks, In 5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, Athens, 21–24 June.

Bose B. P., K. Behera, M. K. Mondal (2016), Use of Minestone from Coal Mine Overburden as Aggregate in Concrete, 6th International Conference on Solid Waste Management, Jadavpur University, India, November 24-26.

Behera K., B. P. Bose, M. K. Mondal (2016), Production of Construction Bricks Using Iron Ore Tailings and Clay, In 6th International Conference on Solid Waste Management, Jadavpur University, India, November 24-26.

Mondal, M. K., A. Kumar, & B. P. Bose (2015). Entrepreneurship education through MOOCs for accelerated economic growth. In MOOCs, Innovation and Technology in Education (MITE), 2015 IEEE 3rd International Conference on (pp. 407-411). IEEE.

Mondal, M. K., 2007, Valuation of Intangible Assets in Research & Development Management, International Conference on Knowledge Management, Malaysia

Mondal, M. K. and P. K. J. Mohapatra, 2012, Valuation of Intangible Assets in Corporate, International Conference and Workshop on Computational and Financial Economics, IIT Kharagpur


Project Title : Development of a Mechanized, Easy to Operate Jute Harvesting Tool – Phase – I
Principal Investigator : Dr. Manoj Kumar Mondal
Sponsor :  National Jute Board

Project Title : Pradhan Mantri Yuva Udyamita Vikas Abhiyan (PM-YUVA)
Principal Investigator : Dr. Bhaskar Bhowmick
Co-Principal-Investigators : Dr. Pranab Kumar Dan & Dr. Manoj Kumar Mondal
Sponsor : Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, New Delhi