Ajit Jawle
B.Tech., Civil Engineering, 1977 M.Tech., Structural Engineering, 1979

Mr. Ajit Jawle is the Founder and Director of Knexir Consultants Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai. He received his B. Tech in Civil Engineering and M. Tech in Structural Engineering from IIT Bombay in 1977 and 1979, respectively. Mr. Jawle is the recipient of the Bhagwati Prize awarded by IIT Bombay in 1979.

Mr. Jawle has over 40 years of experience in design and project management for setting up industrial facilities, especially in the pharmaceutical, chemicals, and food and beverages sectors. Over the past couple of decades, Mr. Jawle has led a consultancy firm that designs and helps set up around 20-25 such facilities every year.

An active alumnus of IIT Bombay, Mr. Jawle was involved in the conceptualisation, design, and project management of the upgradation and refurbishment of the recently completed Hostel 5 (H5) project at IIT Bombay. He is currently working with Mr. Raj Nair, another IIT Bombay alumnus, in the setting up of a sterile Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Lab facility in the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering at IIT Bombay.

Speaking about his memories associated with IIT Bombay, Mr. Jawle said, “Everything has been so special at IIT Bombay that it is difficult for me to pick up any one specific instance.”

His hobbies include listening to music, traveling around the world, and giving back to society.