He is one of the most acclaimed scientists and IT leaders of India. He is best known as the architect of India's first super computer and as the founder Executive Director of C-DAC, India's national initiative in super computing. He is credited with the creation of several national institutions, notably amongst them being C-DAC, ER&DC, IIITM-K, I2IT, ETH Research Lab, MKCL and India International Multiversity.
He has been a Member of Scientific Advisory Committee to Cabinet of Govt. of India, Governing Council Member of CSIR, India and eGovernace Committee Chairman of Governments of Maharashtra and Goa.
A Fellow of IEEE, ACM, CSI,INAE and leading scientific, engineering and professional societies of India, he has been honoured with Padmashri and Maharashtra Bhushan awards. Other recognitions include Saint Dnyaneshwar World Peace Prize, Lokmanya Tilak Award, HK Firodia and Dataquest Lifetime Achievement Awards, and many others. He was a nominee for Petersburg Prize and is a distinguished Alumni of IIT, Delhi.
Dr. Bhatkar has authored and edited 12 books and 80 research & technical papers. His current research interests include Exascale Super computing, AI, Brain-Mind-Consciousness, and Synthesis of Science & Spirituality.
He is presently the Chancellor of India International Multiversity, Chairman of ETH Research Lab, Chief Mentor of I2IT, and National President of Vijnan Bharati.