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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 →

“As a good leader you always have to empathize…” : Dr. Umesh Achia‘s interview

Dr. Umesh Achia graduated with a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Madras in 1968. When quizzed about his initial days in the campus, his voice reflects the same elation and excitement he had felt on clearing the JEE. He… Continue Reading →

“Path In The Forest” – An Interview With Mr. Sreenivasan Narayanan

Mr. Sreenivasan Narayanan (MSc Physics – ’89 batch) is the CEO of TrueStreams, which is a thought leader in internet streaming with a core focus to deliver Hyper Rich Streaming with innovative and disruptive technologies. In the past, he has… Continue Reading →

Sustainable and Inclusive growth in India and Role of Engineers

    Prologue People’s incomes are going down, which is what we have to think about when we talk about innovation,” said Om Prakash Bhatt, Chairman of the State Bank of India at India Economic Summit. “We have to look… Continue Reading →

Avocado

Vaaruni ‘Monkey’ Eashwar was one of the first HS students on campus (from the Development Studies batch of 2006). She was a Saarang events core, and also a lead vocalist in the Sharav WM band. This is a creative writing… Continue Reading →

“What the mind can conceive, the mind can achieve”: Prem Watsa’s Interview with Chennai 36 – Part 2

V. Prem Watsa (BT/CH/1971) is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive of Fairfax Financial Holdings, based in Toronto, Canada. He is commonly known as “the Warren Buffett of Canada” for his exceptional investing skills and business acumen. He won the Distinguished… Continue Reading →

To my IIT Alumni

Rajappa Kaimal completed his MS in IIT Madras from the Applied Mechanics department in 1981. He was the founder of the Sarabhai Institute of Science&Technology, Thiruvananthapuram.

An effort towards a greener world

Siddharth Sareen graduated from IIT Madras with an Integrated MA in Development Studies in 2011. He is based at the University of Copenhagen’s Section for Global Development. 

“Are you enjoying life in one of the best campuses in India?”

Venkataraman M. did his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering (Batch of 1977). I had the opportunity to do my engineering in IITM from 1972 to 77. It is one of the best college campuses I have seen in India. Being a residential… Continue Reading →

“The Only Way To Go was Up”: Prem Watsa’s Interview with Chennai 36 – Part 1

V. Prem Watsa (BT/CH/1971) is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive of Fairfax Financial Holdings, based in Toronto, Canada. He is commonly known as “the Warren Buffett of Canada” for his exceptional investing skills and business acumen. He won the Distinguished… Continue Reading →

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