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The Missile Man of IIT-Madras- Dr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra, DAA 2018

Dr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra graduated with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras in 1995. Since August 2014, he has served as Distinguished Scientist & Director General (BrahMos), DRDO, Ministry of Defence, and CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace,… Continue Reading →

Academia Analyzed- Dr. Kanianthra Mani Chandy, DAA 2018

Dr. Chandy graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) from IIT Madras in 1965, and later, with a Master’s degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1966. In 1969, he obtained his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute… Continue Reading →

Purpose Beyond Profit- Dr. Sridhar R Tayur, DAA 2018

Dr. Sridhar R. Tayur, a Mechanical Engineering alumnus from the Batch of 1986 is an American business professor, entrepreneur, and management thinker. He is Ford Distinguished Research Chair and Professor of Operations Management at Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University the… Continue Reading →

A Peek into the Past – Dr. Naga Bhushan, DAA 2018

Dr. Nagabhushana Sindushayana graduated with a BTech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras in the year 1989. He completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and is presently the Vice President of Technology in Qualcomm Inc. With… Continue Reading →

On passion and how it shaped his career : Lazar Chittilapilly, DAA 2018

Mr. Lazar T. Chittilapilly was just one among many students who graduated in ‘83 with a B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering, just an ordinary student, or so he claims. After completing his post graduation at IISc Bangalore, he now works as… Continue Reading →

In Retrospect : An Exchange With Shri. V. M. Thomas, DAA 2018

Shri. V.M Thomas graduated in 1973 with a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IITM. After graduation, he went on to work with HAL, TI DIamonds, and Johnson Lifts, where he is now the Joint Managing Director. He was awarded the… Continue Reading →

IIT Madras happened to me-Dr. D.V. Satya Gupta, DAA 2018

Dr. Satya Gupta is among one of the DAAs of this year. He is a graduate from the Department of Chemical Engineering, the batch of ‘74. He currently works as a Technology fellow at Baker Hughes, a GE company. He… Continue Reading →

From Andhra University to IITM, Cambridge, Harvard and Now NUS, Dr. Seeram Ramakrishna, DAA 2018

Dr. Seeram Ramakrishna, Director of Centre for Nanofibers and Nanotechnology at the National University of Singapore, completed his post graduation from Department of Mechanical Engineering in the year 1988. He is the co-founder of Global Engineering Deans Council and also… Continue Reading →

Why Should We Organize? – Dr.Noshir Contractor, DAA 2018

Dr. Noshir Contractor is an alumnus of the batch of 1983, Department of Electrical Engineering. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award on this institute day. He is the Jane S. & William J. Professor of Behavioral Sciences at the… Continue Reading →

Innovation for the Real World: Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation, MIT

In Part 1 of this article, (courtesy The Philanthropy Roundtable), Dr. Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande discusses the setting up of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT, and its current research and development work.

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