Dr. Dhirendranath N. Buragohain is a B.Tech., 1963 , M.Tech., 1965 & Ph.D., 1969 graduate from the Dept. of Civil Engineering. He did his post-doctoral research from the University of Wales, Swansea.
He is currently the Chief Technical Officer at Civil Engineering Network System, Pune. He was the founder Director of IIT Guwahati. He has to his credit vast experience of more than 35 years as an academician, teacher, researcher and administrator. He was Lecturer/Asst. Professor/Professor in IIT Bombay / IIT Guwahati during the period 1968 to 2003. He was the Dean of Planning, IIT Bombay from 1984 to 1987 and the Head of Department of Civil Engg., IIT, Bombay from 1988 to 1991. He was also the Project Director of IIT, Guwahati from February 1994 to June 1994. He was the Founder Director of IIT, Guwahati from July, 1994 to March, 2003. He has to his credit a large number of publications including papers presented in international conferences abroad. He was also involved in development and transfer of technology in large numbers of industrial consultancy.