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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 →

Umesh Malhotra – Igniting minds with books

Umesh Malhotra (BTech, MM/1990) is the founder of Hippocampus which is a network of libraries and schools that is attempting to change the face of rural education in India. He is an entrepreneur, a philanthropist and a Godavite at heart…. Continue Reading →

Go with your passion completely believing you control your destiny: Vellayan Subbiah

He came out of the Dean’s office wearing a white kurta, khaki pants and slippers and holding his son’s hands. A simple man with all smiles on his face wishing a pleasant good morning to everyone around. A first look… Continue Reading →

“It’s better to do what you love than be a ‘brilliant clerk'” – An interview with Dr Ramani Ramakrishnan

“Passion is the genesis of genius”. This beautiful and motivational line seemed very true as soon as we started our talk with Dr. Ramani Ramakrishnan, a man of immense talent and experience in his field of expertise. A member of… Continue Reading →

“You should do what drives you, you need not do a million things” – An inspiring talk with Prof. Venkatesh Mannar

Chennai36 brings you an exclusive interview with M.G. Venkatesh Mannar, Adjunct Professor in the Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry Department, University of Toronto and Visiting Faculty Member in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University.Through his work, he has been… 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 →

Before you start taking big leaps, you have to be the master of small steps: The Team Behind Raft

Geotagg is an IITM Alumni Startup. They were in the IITM Incubation until recently when they raised INR 1 crore and graduated. They have a team of 10 people working on the mobile app Raft. This application gives up-to-date information… 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 →

Reaching for the sun: A conversation with Dr. Arul about the future of solar power

Dr Arul Shanmugasundaram. A graduate of IITM, part of the 1989 batch and former resident of Alaknanda hostel. Chief Technology Officer of `Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd, and one of the foremost figures in India when it comes to solar… Continue Reading →

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