Prof. Biswajit Nag was the Director of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay from September 1984 for ten years. During his tenure as Director, Prof. Nag played a major role in restructuring of academic programmes, modernization and obtaining substantial Government and Industry support for the institute.
Earlier from 1978 to May 1981 he was appointed as the Chairman, Electronics Commission and Secretary to the Department of Electronics, Government of India at New Delhi. He has been a pioneering educationist to establish Computer Science and Engineering studies in the Indian Universities and the IIT.
Prof. Nag was recipient of many awards and honours including the S.K. Mitra Memorial Award. He was also associated with several scientific, professional and industrial bodies and organizations in the country like Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, founder member and Fellow, Computer Society of India. Since September 1994, he was a Consultant to Electronics, Computer and Telecommunication Industries and Financial Institutions.