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The Grad Guru: Nirup Kumar Nagabandi at Texas A&M University

  Nirup Kumar Bandi, an alumnus of IITM, talks about the process of applying for higher studies and the factors which influenced his decision.

“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 →

“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.

The Grad Guru : Asha Chigurupati at Stanford University

1. When did you decide to apply for further studies? I always wanted to study further. Right from the beginning I gave very high priority to my grades and other metrics of academic performance. But I was super confused about picking… Continue Reading →

Balancing Sports & Academic in IIT to Achieve Optimal Success

 My name is Joshy Kallungal graduated in 1969 from IIT Madras with B.Tech in Chemical Engineering. I was also the recipient of the Governor’s Medal for overall achievements in Academic & extra Curricular activities. After graduation I left India in… Continue Reading →

For A Rainy Day: Priya Suryanarayanan

Priya Suryanarayanan, 1995 BTech, Chemical Engineering, is a voracious reader but a woman of few words. Here she synthesizes for you advice from her experiences as an occasionally reluctant IIT student, wife, mother, educator, technologist and much much more. Print… Continue Reading →

Designed at IIT Madras, Assembled at Ganga

The year 2013 was a very important year for me personally; it represented the 25th graduation from IIT Madras – having joined insti at the age of 17 in 1984, as an eager, happy youngster and having been told “we are the… Continue Reading →

Hear it from a Professor: Dr. Mukesh Doble

Professor Mukesh Doble is the current Head of the Biotechnology Department at IIT Madras. He graduated with a B.Tech and M.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Madras.

Love in All the Wrong Places

Some might consider my being a private detective an aberration for an Indo-American, but I couldn’t care less. Actually, I consider it a natural regression in my life. First, I got kicked out of school for trying to seduce my… Continue Reading →

Kamadhenu

Mr. Madhavan was a creature of habit. Of him, it could fairly be said that you could set your watch by his actions. He woke precisely at 6:30 am, to the ringing of his antique hand-keyed alarm clock; he was… Continue Reading →

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