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Reaching for the sun: A conversation with Dr. Arul about the future of solar power

Dr Arul Shanmugasundaram. A graduate of IITM, part of the 1989 batch and former resident of Alaknanda hostel. Chief Technology Officer of `Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd, and one of the foremost figures in India when it comes to solar… 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.

Days of Future Past: Rendezvous with Prof. M S Ananth, Part 3

The third and final part of our coverage of Prof. M.S. Ananth’s  nine-year tenure as Director. Here, he talks about how he lives and breathes IIT Madras and what more is left to achieve in the future.

New ways to Promote Technical Education and Learning: Rendezvous with Prof. M.S. Ananth, Part Two

We continue our coverage of Prof M S Ananth’s tenure. In this portion of the interview he talks about how he worked on NPTEL and the new ideas he wanted to introduce.

“I simply collect money”: An interview with Dean IC&SR

Prof Krishnan Balasubramanian speaks to Chennai36 about his experiences as a teacher and the work he does as Dean, IC&SR.

From the Administrated to the Administrator: An interview with Dean, Admin

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.

Parking avenues for Research : Rendezvous with Prof. M S Ananth, Part One

A new direction, an answer to the prayers of several innovative minds, an extension of the sparks of brilliance generated in classrooms and a space that has become very much our own is the IIT Madras Research Park. When we… Continue Reading →

Its All About Giving Back: Interview with Dean, Academic Research

  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.

The Only Home I Know: Interview with the Director

The Director of IIT Madras, Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, spoke to Chennai36 about his time at insti, experiences as a faculty member and Director.

My days in Insti- Interview with Dean, Planning

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.

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