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Detailed Profile: Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta

NameDr. Akhilesh Das Gupta
Father's NameLate Shri Babu Banarasi Das Gupta
Mother's NameLate Shrimati Vidyawati Devi
Date of Birth31/03/1961
Birth PlaceLucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
Maritial Status Married On 19 February 1992
Spouse NameShrimati Alka Das
No. of Childrenone Daughter One Son
State NameUttar Pradesh
Party NameBahujan Samaj Party
Permanent Address55 Kha (Purana Quila), Babu Banarasi Das Nagar, Lucknow - 226001
Telephone : {0522} 2626290, 2626280, 2213917, 2274020
Present Address11, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi - 110003
Telephone : 24645049, 24646488, 24656466, Mobile: 9868181488
Email idakhilesh[dot]dg[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsM.B.A., LL.B., D.P.A. (Diploma in Public Administration), Ph.D. on ‘Human Resources Management in Public Sector Undertakings’ Educated at Colvin Taluqdars’ College, Allahabad University, Lucknow University and Agra University
ProfessionEducationist, Professor, Business, Industrialist, Publisher and Builder
Positions Held May 1993 - Nov.1995 Mayor of Lucknow Nov. 1996 Elected to Rajya Sabha (First Term) 1997-98 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance Member, Committee on Communications 1998-99 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Urban Affairs and Employment Member, Committee on Transport and Tourism 1998 - Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Human Resource Development 1999-2000 and 2002-03 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry 1999-2002 and Dec. 2002 - Jan. 2006 Member, All India Council for Technical Education (A.I.C.T.E.) 1999-2002 Member, Sub-Committee on Medical Education of the Committee on Human Resource Development Member, Sub-Committee on Technical Education of the Committee on Human Resource Development 2001-02 and Jan. 2004 Member, Sub-Committee on University and Higher Education of the Committee on Human Resource Development Member, National A.I.D.S. Committee Member, Hindi Advisory Committee Nov. 2002 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (Second Term) (resigned w.e.f. 8 May 2008) Aug. 2004 - Jan. 2006 Member, Committee on Information Technology Member, Governing Body, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Oct. 2004 -Jan. 2006 Member, Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Urban Development Feb. 2005-Jan 2006 Member, Committee on Food Management in Parliament House Complex Feb. 2005 -May 2008 Member, Hindi Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas July 2005-May 2008 Member, Hindi Salahakar Samiti of the Rajya Sabha Secretariat 29 Jan. 2006-5 April 2008 Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel, Government of India May 2008 onwards General Secretary, Bahujan Samaj Party Nov. 2008 Re- elected to Rajya Sabha (Third Term) Jan. 2009 -May 2009 Member, Committee on Commerce Aug. 2009 -Aug. 2010 Chairman, Committee on Industry Aug. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas Sept. 2010 onwards Member, Committee of Privileges
Freedom FighterNo
Books PublishedHad been Publisher and Chief Editor, (i) Jansatta Express – Hindi daily brought out from Lucknow in collaboration with Indian Express and (ii) Quami Khabrein - an Urdu daily, brought out from Lucknow, as a Chief Editor has contributed articles on various topics; Publisher, Voice of Lucknow – a daily newspaper published from Lucknow
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and RecreationInternational badminton player, 1977-83; national level badminton player; represented U.P. State badminton team for eight years out of which he was captain of the team for four years; was selected to participate in the international badminton matches with China, Japan and Thailand; was selected to represent Indian Juniors Badminton Team to England, 1979; President, Badminton Association of India; Chairman, (i) U.P. Badminton Association, (ii) Cricket Association of Lucknow, (iii) Babu Banarasi Das U.P. Badminton Academy and (iv) U.P. Olympic Association; Member, (i) Delhi Golf Club, (ii) Delhi Flying Club, (iii) Constitutional Club, (iv) Chelmsford Club, (v) National Sports Club, (vi) Siri Fort Sports Complex, (vii) India Tennis Centre, (viii) India Habitat Centre, (ix) India International Centre, (x) India Islamic Centre, (xi) Noida Golf Club Society, (xii) Nainital Boat Club, (xiii) Oudh Gymkhana Club, Lucknow, (xiv) Lucknow Golf Club and (xv) Fifty London Club; had been all round sportsman in swimming, Lawn - tennis, chess and cricket
Countries VisitedU.S.A., U.K., Japan, France, Switzerland, Canada, Holland, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Belgium, Portugal, Morocco, Austria, Spain, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Czechoslovakia, Sao Paulo (Brazil), South Africa, Dubai (U.A.E.), Thailand, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Bulgaria, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand
Other InformationPolitical positions : Chairman, Traders’ Cell, Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (U.P.C.C.), 1986-87; Secretary, Congress Parliamentary Party, Nov. 2003-May 2005; Joint Secretary, U.P.C.C., 1987-88; General Secretary, U.P.C.C., 1988-93; Senior Vice-President, U.P.C.C., since 2002; PRO and Chief Election Authority for Congress Organisational election, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, 2004-05; Founder of educational institutions: Founder Chairman, (i) Babu Banarasi Das National Institute of Technology & Management, Lucknow, (ii) Northern India Engineering College, Lucknow, (iii) Uttar Pradesh Dental College & Research Centre, Lucknow, (iv) Northern India Engineering College, New Delhi, (v) BBD Institute of Mass Communications, Lucknow, (vi) Babu Banarasi Das International Institute of Technology & Management, Lucknow; (vii) Babu Banarasi Das College of Higher Education, Lucknow, (viii) Babu Banarasi Das Medical College, Lucknow (under process), (ix) BBD Northern India Institute of Technology, New Delhi and (x) BBD Northen India College of Pharmacy, New Delhi; Chancellor, Babu Banarasi Das University (a University created under an Act of the State Legislature); international events : attended, (i) World Mayors’ Conference sponsored by the U.N.O. as Mayor of Lucknow, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, 1993, (ii) International Children's Games sponsored by the International Olympic Association, as Mayor of Lucknow, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1994; (iii) UNCTAD XI Conference as a part of the Indian delegation, Sao Paulo, Brazil, June, 2004 and (iv) Athens Olympics in the capacity of Chief-de-mission of Indian Badminton team, 11-22 August 2004; led, a team of academics to various European countries to study their education systems, 2002; research work in ‘Human Resources Management’; has made significant contribution in the field of higher education for the people of Uttar Pradesh by establishing colleges of engineering, management, pharmacy, dentistry, architecture, M.B.A., M.C.A. and I.T. at Lucknow; academic positions : was Professor, Northern India Engineering College, Lucknow (an Institution approved by AICTE and U.P. Technical University), November 1999 - October 2003; Research Guide, one student is pursuing Ph. D. under his supervision under U.P. Technical University on the topic “Role of I.T. in Rural Marketing”; Hony. Technical Consultant, Infinite Computer Solution Inc., a multinational Software Company since 2002; joined Bahujan Samaj Party in May 2008

Source: Rajya Sabha