Born in 1942, Dr. Bithal Das Mundhra started his career at the young age of 19 at various construction sites of Simplex Infrastructures Ltd. During 50 years of untiring service to the Industry with fine blending of his vast technical knowledge and keen business acumen, Dr. Mundhra has brought about Basic Research and Development in Foundation & Geo-technology, Plant & Machineries, Planning & Management System; In-house development of ERP; Introduction of new approach on Training & Development of Engineers, Staff and Workers. In recent past, Singhania University, Rajasthan conferred Dr. Mundhra with the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa) for his exceptionally outstanding contribution to the field of Infrastructure & Construction Industry in India. The Degree of D. Litt. Awarded by Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage. An entrepreneur par excellence he is well known in the industrial fraternity as the Chairman Emeritus of Simplex Infrastructures Limited. Under the apt leadership and overall astute management of Dr. B.D. Mundhra, a venerated doyen, Simplex Infrastructures Ltd. have been placed in the upper echelons in Construction & Infrastructure Industry, and conferred with a number of national and international prestigious awards on successfully handling various projects. To cite a few of it: “Best Sub-Contractor Internationally for Power Project Construction” from Siemens, Germany; “Overall Best Managed Company” by Asia Money; Ranked amongst the “Top 5 India’s Fastest Growing Large Companies” by Business Today; “International Quality Summit Award” held at New York; Recognized by World Confederation of Business as “Inspirational Company with all its Rights and Privileges”; and has got the accolade of “Best Business Partner” award from M/s. Tata Housing Development Company. Dr. Mundhra has a professional association with some notable institutions as Honorary Life Fellow of The Institution of Engineers (India); Fellow Member of The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, UK, and The Indian Concrete Institute; A Founder Member and Trustee of National Institute of Construction Management and Research, Pune; Member of Board of Governors of Construction Industry Development Council, UNECEP (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) and also Member of Builders Association of India (BAI) who have felicitated him on completion of his “50 years of Glorious Service to the Construction Industry”. To add another feather in the cap, Dr. Mundhra has been nominated as Visiting Professor by Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology, (An Institute of National Importance) Shibpur, Kolkata, West Bengal and for his techno-managerial excellence, KIIT University, Bhubneswar, Honoured with D. Litt on November, 2017. Dr. Mundhra is a laureate of number of many prestigious awards for his invaluable contributions to the industry. Some of the awards include – “Life Time Achievement Award” by BAI in 2008; “Vishwakarma Award” by Construction Industries Development Council in 2009; “World Leader Business Person 2010” by World Confederation of Business in 2010; “Hall of Fame” Infrastructures by Construction Week in 2012 and “Life Time Achievement Award” by EPC World 2012. Besides, he has also received felicitations in the field of literature and various aspects of Indian culture. Dr. Bithal Das Mundhra, Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Mandir has deep understanding of the Indian culture, which has prompted him to be associated with various social & cultural associations as well as academic institutions, such as President of Bhartiya Samskriti Samsad, Kolkata; Trustee of Pt. Jasraj Music Academy; Jasidih Arogya Bhavan, Jharkhand; Maheshwari Sabha Trust Board; Mathuradhish Temple Board, Kota; Shri Shri Gorakhnath Thakurji Trust, Nagarik Swasthya Sangh Trust, Kolkata and several other associations. In addition to devoting time in pursuit of engineering endeavors, Dr. Mundhra has made considerable contribution to the fields of literature, modern science and classical music. Under his befitting guidance some of the eminent literatures have been published by Bharatiya Vidya Mandir namely, Indian Culture- Encyclopedic Survey in Eight Volumns, Bharatiya Chitrakala, Bharatiya Murtikala, and various other topics. He has also published and is advisory editor of research oriented Hindi magazine “Vaichariki”. A philanthropist, Dr. B D Mundhra, is actively involved in various welfare activities.