Manda Rajananda Kumar is a 1st Class “with Distinction” Mechanical Engineering Graduate from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Andhra Pradesh. Joined MECON LIMITED in 1995 and presently working in Iron Making Division, Ranchi as Assistant General Manager . He is presently Package Coordinator for implementing 4506m3 Blast Furnace Complex of NISP 3.0 MTPA Steel Plant at Chhattisgarh and also projet co-ordinator for upgradation of BF -3 of JSW Steel , Torangallu , to 5339 m3 (1st 5000 m3 series of Blast Furnace) .
More than 22 years of experience in engineering, designing and execution of Rolling Mills, Blast Furnace of Iron and Steel industry, Space and Infrastructure projects. He was the core design team member for Second Launch pad project of ISRO, from which India has successfully launched “Chandrayan” Moon Mission and other prestigious satellites.
Apart from engineering and execution, Shri Kumar is also expert in preparation of Technical Specifications, TEFRs and rendering procurement services to set-up blast furnaces ranging from mini Blast Furnaces of 262m3 to large Blast Furnaces of 4500m3 including CDI system. Shri Kumar has also served at various project sites for implementing Rolling Mills, Material Handling Systems and Blast Furnace complex. He led the design team of MECON to The Netherlands for Blast Furnace Complex of NISP Steel Plant and also visited Republic of China for finalization of various vendors during his official assignments. In his first assignment itself, received appreciation from MECON in turnkey execution project of “Relocation and up-gradation of Hot Strip Mill Dividing line”, RSP, Rourkela Steel Plant. He is the recipient of “Award of Excellence” from the Indian Institute of Metals and “Dr. Visvesvaraya Gold Medal” from The Institution of Engineers (India). Shri Kumar authored many papers on Blast Furnace Technology and are published in various Journals and also recipient of Best paper award from IIM, Ranchi chapter. During his employment, Shri Kumar acquired Masters Degree in Marketing Management from Pondicherry University and there after obtained Certificate in Project Management from Project Management Associates, USA and Project Risk Management from IPMA. Shri Kumar is also an ISO 9001: 2015 TUV certified “Lead Auditor” and “Internal Auditor” for OHSAS 18001 : 2007 and is a MECON in-house faculty member for Blast Furnace technology.
Shri Kumar is a Member of International Association of Engineers, a Fellow Member of The Institution of Engineers (India), a life member of The Indian Institute of Metals and an ordinary member of The Indian Institute of Foundrymen. He is presently elected as Honorary Secretary for The Institution of Engineers (India), Jharkhand State Center and also serving as Executive Committee Member for IIM, Ranchi Chapter for the term 2016-18. In the Past, Shri Kumar served as ; Joint Honorary Secretary for IE(I), Jharkhand State Centre & Joint Honorary Secretary for The Institute of Indian Foundrymen, Ranchi Chapter and Honorary Secretary for “Pragathi”, A Socio-Cultural Association of Telugu Employees at Ranchi, Jharkhand.
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