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Distinguished Alumnus: Legislation debunked – Dr. M.R.Madhavan

Dr. M.R.Madhavan, President and co-founder of PRS Legislative research, graduated from IIT Madras with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering in the year 1990. He went on to do a MBA and a PhD from IIM Calcutta. After a long… Continue Reading →

Dr. Anand Raghunathan: Of Insti Life and Technological Innovations

Have you ever wondered how the human brain works? Have you ever thought of the difficulties in mimicking it, to create the much talked about deep learning artificial intelligence?  Have you ever asked about the limits of the seemingly ever-evolving… Continue Reading →

Distinguished Alumnus: Leading by example – Satish Pai

Mr. Satish Pai currently serving as the MD of Hindalco Industries, one of the largest producers of aluminum in the Asia, graduated from IIT Madras with a B.Tech degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He serves as a board… Continue Reading →

“Where you start may not be in your control, however the end is entirely in your hands”: a talk with D Shivakumar, DAA 2016

Popularly known as ‘Shiv’, the current chairman & CEO of one of the leading beverage companies, PepsiCo India, graduated from IIT Madras in 1982 with a B.Tech  and went on to pursue an MBA degree from IIM Calcutta. Here’s a… Continue Reading →

Biology, public health and theoretical computer science: A talk with Dr Aravind Srinivasan, DAA 2016

Dr. Aravind Srinivasan graduated in 1989 with a B.Tech in CSE from IITM, and is currently a professor of Computer Science and at the Institute for Advanced Computing Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was awarded the… Continue Reading →

About Entrepreneurship: A conversation with Dr Kumar Ganapathy, DAA 2016

Dr. Kumar Ganapathy graduated with a B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras in 1987, receiving the Siemens Gold Medal. He went on to complete an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in… Continue Reading →

“Charity should be a part of the curriculum”: A talk with Dr Thomas Colacot, DAA 2016

Dr. Thomas J. Colacot received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from IIT Madras in 1989. After his post-doctoral stint in the US, Dr. Colacot went on to pursue an education in management, acquiring an MBA from Pennsylvania State University in 2005,… Continue Reading →

“Always have a backup option”: a talk with Dr Ramkumar Dhruva, DAA 2016

Nothing compares to that feeling of working your way up a company and reaching the higher rungs of the ladder. Meet Mr. Ramkumar Dhruva, Sr Vice President, Monomers, Asia Pacific at BASF East Asia HQ, Hong Kong, who is also… Continue Reading →

“The important thing is to do what you like”: A talk with Dr Vaidehi Narayan, DAA 2016

One of this year’s Distinguished Alumni, Dr. Vaidehi Narayan obtained an M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from IIT Madras in 1981 and continued on to get her Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry from the Institute in 1986. Subsequently, she was a postdoctoral… Continue Reading →

“Trust, but verify” : a talk with Dr Chandramouli Visweswariah , DAA 2016

  Dr. Chandramouli Visweswariah graduated with a B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras in 1985 before going on to complete an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in Carnegie Mellon University in 1986. Following this, he completed his… Continue Reading →

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