Dr. Hafeez Basha is an Indian
Entrepreneur, Scientist and Professor of Computer and
Electrical Engineering; who founded the Basha Research
Corporation and Cafet-Innova Technical Society. He was
awarded with the prestigious “Young Entrepreneur Award”
by the National Foundation for Entrepreneurship
Development [NFED] India on 7th November 2015.
He is Social Entrepreneurship Consultant for Start-up Incubation and Acceleration Programs at Canada based SOPAR-Bala Vikasa. He also Mentors startups at Innovation Bridge Program of Make-in-India (Govt. of India). He was earlier CEO for Technology Incubation Centre at Bharat Institute of Engineering & Technology, Hyderabad.
Dr. Hafeez Basha was born on 29th December 1985 at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India to a middle class Muslim family. His father Mr. Ranipet Imroz Basha is a senior official at a public sector bank while his mother Mrs. Noorunnisa was a high school teacher. He spent his early childhood days at New Delhi and Meerut due to his father’s frequent transfers at work. His initial talents were first identified and encouraged by his maternal grandfather who retired as Deputy Director of the Government Central Printing Press, Andhra Pradesh.
He did his schooling from St. Joseph’s High School, Trimulgherry where he also served in the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and attended it's Annual Training Camp twice; did his Intermediate from Gowtham Junior College, ECIL. He did his Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU Hyderabad). He was later sponsored by Thomson Reuters Corporation for Master of Technology (M. Tech) in Computer Science and Engineering from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur.
He got selected for the Monbukagakusho Scholarship by Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Japan to pursue his Ph. D in Renewable Energy at Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Japan. He also received the Dean's Award for Research Excellence during the convocation ceremony in March 2016.
Dr. Hafeez Basha started his pursuit in research during his early days of under graduation where he presented his papers in various symposiums and conferences. He successfully established IEEE Student Branch with the help of his fellow students and little support from the faculty and management. He organized the first college symposium in the year 2007 which remained a benchmark with series of sequels organized every year by his successors. He was later invited as Chief Guest in the year 2010 by the same IEEE Student Branch acknowledging his efforts.
During his participation in international conferences, he got noticed by Prof. E. G. Rajan, President of Pentagram Research Centre Pvt. Ltd., who gave him an opportunity to work at his laboratory in his third year of his bachelor of technology. The next year he was elevated to handle the publications and its annual conferences, and went on to become the Secretary for 4th International Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (ICSCI 2007).
He was criticized by his faculty for his work on image acquisition based Chaser Missile Project quoting it as superficial, due to which he had to change his project in order to receive his bachelor degree. He then worked on a novel project related to Municipal Solid Waste to Electricity at Global Renewable Energy Research Institute, SELCO International Ltd., Hyderabad.
After completing his Bachelor of Technology, Hafeez Basha started his career with Satyam Computer Services Ltd. (now Tech Mahindra Ltd.) as Geographical Information System (GIS) Associate. He was well known for his superior proficiency within the team and was the first in team to get a project; also completed his probation in four months instead of regular six months.
He then joined the Thomson Reuters (Scientific) world’s leading information service company providing integrated solutions for the academic, business and R&D communities with technologies that accelerates research, scientific discovery, and innovation through analysis, product development and distribution as Research Analyst in Patents Department.
During his stay at Thomson Reuters he was sponsored for higher education through “Learn while you Earn” program and was able to complete his M. Tech. After three and half years of successful corporate career, he switched to academics with a zeal to complete his Ph. D
He joined Koneru Lakshmaiah Educational Foundation (K L University), Vijayawada in 2011 as Assistant Professor and worked as OSD to Prof. J. S. Rao the then Protem Chancellor. He was associated with him in researching the Thermonuclear Fusion Reactors especially the Tokamak at Aerospace and Energy Research Centre of the University. He led the delegation to Institute for Plasma Research (IPR Gujarat) to study Surya - India’s first indigenous Tokamak. He also got an opportunity to exhibit a low cost model of Tokamak at Birla Science Centre, Hyderabad which was supported by IEEE Hyderabad Section.
After completing his Ph. D from Kumamoto University, Japan he joined the Bharat Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad as Associate Professor and Dean R&D. He submitted DST project worth 3.4 crores as Principal Investigator for the Indo-Japan Research Collaboration. He was Coordinator for Industry Institution Partnership Cell (IIPC) and signed MoU with Reliance JIO Infocom for Training Programs and Peepal Renewables Pvt. Ltd. to set-up 3kV Biogas Plant.
He started the IEEE Student Branch with support of 30+ student members, served as its Branch Counselor and organized IEEE National Conference. He also established the Technology Incubation Centre and took lead as its CEO. He facilitated the visits of Shri. G. Jagadish Reddy, Minister for Power, Govt. of Telangana, Dr. V. K. Saraswat, Member NITI-Aayog and Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister.
He delivered lectures at Coventry University (UK), Kumamoto University (Japan), Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (Vietnam), Andalas University (Indonesia), Universitas Muhammadiyah Ponorogo (Indonesia), etc along with various reputed institutes in India such as BITS Pilani, NIT-Karnataka, NIT-Rourkela, IIIT-Hyderabad, Mangalore University, etc.
He is presently Social Entrepreneurship Consultant for Start-up Incubation and Accelerator Programs at Canada based SOPAR-Bala Vikasa which is Centre of Excellence at state-of-the-art international standard 20-acre campus at Ghatkesar, Hyderabad. He is associated with various Business Ecosystem Platforms including Indus Arena, Muslim Start-up Brains (MSB), All India Muslim Biz Startup, etc. He delivered lectures on Venture Conceptualization Model for Incubation and Accelerator Programs at T-Hub, Business Schools and Engineering Colleges in Hyderabad.
He is also Waste-to-Energy Consultant at Peepal Renewables Pvt. Ltd. and Overseas Education Consultant at euro-aura.com which promotes Higher Edcuation at European Business Schools and Universities. He is working closely with Dr. Jérôme Bove, Scientific and Academic Attaché, Bangalore to promote “Research Opportunities in France”. He was also invited by Mr. François GAUTIER, Consulat Général de France to join the Bastille Day in Hyderabad to celebrate the French National Day at Hotel Novotel Convention Centre, Hyderabad.
Cafet-Innova Technical Society (CITS):
Dr. Hafeez Basha started a discussion group with his classmates Nikhil Prakash and Dr. Raju Aedla in the year 2007 called Cafet-Innova Technical Society which met regularly to discuss scientific ideas. They later registered it as a non-profit and professional organization. The main objective was to encourage young talent especially students towards research and development. He also started a unique journal of its kind exclusive for bachelor and master students, which was well appreciated by many academic leaders. The society made its presence in more than eight countries with a track record of benefiting more than sixteen thousand students within three years of its establishment. The local media responded with a title “3 Idiots of Hyderabad” and gave coverage to their activities.
Basha Research Corporation (BRCORP):
He founded the Basha Research Corporation with his family in the year 2011 with services in IT and ITES, along with training courses, academic event management and research publications. He started the World Conference on Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (WCSET) as an annual conference of BRCORP hosted by various reputed Universities worldwide.
As the Vice President (Technology) he spearheaded the company's technical projects especially on energy and worked closely with Sonoda Energy Design (Japan) under the mechanisms information platform of the Ministry of the Environment called Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) that supports international stake holders to meet the objectives of the UNFCCC. The objective was to set-up a direct combustion Biomass Power Plant for electricity generation at Vietnam. He also signed an MoU with Hoa Viet Co. Ltd. on 28th October 2013 to design the plant layout where the feasibility study on this project was caried out at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology.
As the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) he signed MoU with Universitas Muhammadiyah Ponorogo and Universitas Brawijiya Malang, Indonesia.
Member – IEEE Power & Energy Society (M-92321421)
Life Member – Indian Nuclear Society (INS)
Life Member – Plasma Science Society of India (PSSI) LM-1023
Life Member – Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies Division of Plasma Physics
Life Member – International Association of Computer Science & Information Technology
Associate Member – Institution of Engineers (IE-India), AM-145924-7
Researcher – Article One Partners, Intellectual Property and Patent Research
Dr. Hafeez Basha has been to 13+ countries till date for conferences and business meetings including Cambodia, China, France, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vietnam respectively.