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“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 →

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 →

Prakool Shreevats on winning the Inter IIT 2010

Prakool “Constant” Shreevats, graduated with a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering in 2011. He was the Institute Hockey Captain (2010-11) and a resident of Godavari Hostel. A proud occupant of Godavari Hostel, and a determined hockey player, he was in the… Continue Reading →

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 →

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