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Hard work will pay off : A talk with Dr Arumugam, DAA

Dr Arumugam Manthiram is one of the Distinguished Alumnus Awardees of the year 2015. He earned his PhD in Chemistry from IIT Madras in 1981, and currently directs one of the largest and most productive research groups at the University… Continue Reading →

“Student-professor relationship was really good in those days” – A talk with Prof. Sujith

Prof. R.I. Sujith studied his pre-degree (in those days that is what class twelve was called) at the Government Arts College, Thiruvananthapuram. He says that the classes used to go uninterrupted and that he was impressed by many professors who really… Continue Reading →

“Good to do well, whatever you do” – An interview with Prof. Suraishkumar

“The best period of my life, in a sense”, says Prof Suraishkumar GK (name changed from Suresh to Suraish, credits going to mailing issues in IIT Bombay) while taking a bite of his Chilli Cheese Sandwich (which didn’t turn out… Continue Reading →

If you are passionate about something, you will become great in it: An Interview with Prof.Santhakumar

Dr.Santhakumar is a retired professor of Department of Aerospace Engineering and is one of the few distinguished faculty who have served the institute for almost 50 years. A proud alumnus of IIT Madras, he did his B.Tech, M.S and Ph.D… Continue Reading →

Hear it from a Professor- Dr. Chandramouli

“ ‘Mama, come and play’, they used to repeat time and again”, he said taking his memories to that age, about 30 years back. Among the several incidents surrounding his time at IIT Madras as an undergraduate student, he still… Continue Reading →

Hear it from a Professor-Dr. Krishna Jagannathan

Krishna Jagannathan obtained his B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras in 2004, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2006 and 2010 respectively.

Hear it from a Professor: Dr. S. Pushpavanam

  Dr. S. Pushpavanam (BT/CH/1984) is a Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Madras. He was the Head of the Chemical Engineering Department at IIT-M from 2009 to 2012. In this interview, he talks about his student… Continue Reading →

“I Chose Yale for it’s Active Film Society” : A Short Interview with Professor R. Nagarajan

Prof R Nagarajan (1981/ B.Tech/ Chemical) is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Dean, International and Alumni Relations. Below is an excerpt of his interaction with the Chennai36 team.

Classical Music at IIT M: Interview with Professor T.T. Narendran

The Classical Music club  has been one of earliest and longest standing club at IIT Madras. One of the pillars and a mainstay in this club that has churned out some great musicians and attracts the top performers, is Professor… Continue Reading →

Crystal Gazing!

 “But it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland It is almost 35 years since I spent two memorable years at IIT Madras (1977-79). The best and worst times were… Continue Reading →

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