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The Grad Guru: MS at Purdue University

Prasanth Tanikella, an alumnus of the batch of 2007, Department of Civil Engineering, pursued two consecutive MS programs from Purdue University. In an interview with Chennai36, he talks about life at Purdue, the application process, and fundaes on insti life…. Continue Reading →

Intern at NITI Aayog: Poojan Patel – Intern Guru

Niti Aayog or the National Institution for Transforming India is a Government of India policy think-tank established by the BJP government to replace the Planning Commission. It is a body dedicated to developing policies for the government. Poojan Patel from the Department of… Continue Reading →

‘Pure’ Summer Internship at Purdue: Intern Guru

Satya Sundar Patra from the Department of Civil Engineering did his summer research internship at the prestigious Purdue University in Indiana USA. The Chennai36 team caught up with him through an interview where he talks about getting interested in research,… Continue Reading →

Living in A Foreign Land: From 36 degrees to -36 degrees, PhD at Canada

Prasanna Rousseau, an IIT Madras alumnus shares with us his research experience at Carleton University, Canada. He finished his MS in Civil in 2015 and is now pursuing Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering. In an interview with Chennai36, he shares his… Continue Reading →

Grad Guru: Priyadarshan Patil, UT Austin

Please tell us about yourself, the university you are studying at, the research field you are working on, and the scope it has to offer after an MS or PhD. Also tell us about a typical day in the life… Continue Reading →

“Translate your talent to improve the lives of those around you” – A talk with Dr Chandra Bhat, DAA 2016

Dr Chandra R Bhat is alumnus of Civil Engineering from the Class of 1985. He is currently the Director of the Centre for Transportation Research and holds the Adnan Abou-Ayyash Centennial Professorship in Transportation Engineering at The University of Texas… Continue Reading →

“Always take the road less travelled; it’s certainly the more exciting one.” – An insightful talk with Mr. Praveen Joseph

About Mr. Praveen Joseph: Praveen is currently an Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager for the IFC which is part of the World Bank Group headquartered in Washington D.C. He is responsible for managing fixed income investment for the International Finance Corporation… 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 →

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 →

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