Samsher Gautam did his BTech in Mechanical Engineering from HBTI, Kanpur, and MTech and PhD from IIT, Delhi. He served NTPC for about 5 years, National Power Training Institute (Ministry of Power) for about 8 years, before a short stint in teaching at NIT Jalandhar where he realized that he was a born teacher. In 2000, he joined Delhi College of Engineering (now Delhi Technological University) as Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Some years ago, he was appointed as Director at National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) Gorakhpur. Thus, he has an almost 30 years of experience. Prof Gautam has published a number of research papers in various journals of high repute and presented many papers in national/international conferences. He has been honoured with "Consistently High Performance Award", and also with the "Scroll of Honour" award on millennium teacher's day in 2000.