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.
Ode to a Fallen Stalwart Softly, silently, stealthily, does he move. The man’s got a point to prove. His wife thinks he’s a poltroon, His kids call him an ultra-maroon, But in mosquito-hunting, he’s just hitting his groove.
I’m a dick, ok? Private detective, that is. Do you have a problem with that? If you do, I got a pair of brass knuckles in my trouser pocket that can rearrange your facial features in a hurry.
As the sole Indo-American detective in Silicon Valley/ Bay Area, I get a lot of business from the community; you might have read of my exploits in “The Case of the Purloined Programmer”, “The Affair of the Disappearing Databaser”, etc.
Prof Krishnan Balasubramanian speaks to Chennai36 about his experiences as a teacher and the work he does as Dean, IC&SR.
Prof P Sriram speaks to the Chennai36 team about his experiences in IIT and about how times have changed since his time here as a student.
Prof. Sarit K Das joined IIT Madras as a faculty member in 1995 and is the current Dean of Academic Research. We speak to him about his life and his plans for IIT Madras.
Prof. David Koilpillai (Dean, Planning) speaks to the Chennai 36 team about his time at IITM, his dreams for the place and life in general.