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Transcending Time



“We need to be goats, not sheep”: A Talk With Professor Jayant Haritsa

Professor Jayant Haritsa. Alumnus of electrical engineering from the batch of 1981. Chair of the Computer Science and Automation department of IISc. A brilliant database specialist who has been awarded the Infosys Prize in Engineering and Computer Science in 2014,… Continue Reading →

The Greatest Addiction

Technology addiction is the addiction which I picked up after coming to IIT. Entering into IIT I was ignorant about technology. People around me could program an AtMega16 and talk about Python. I had no clue what a micro-controller is… Continue Reading →

“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 →

Starting up after IIT: Ather Energy

I joined IITM in 2007 in Engineering Design Department for a supposed DD in Automotive engineering[i]. I got lucky and was housed in Ganga at a time when Ganga had some of the most inspiring seniors in the institute. As… Continue Reading →

“Neenga Nalla Irukkanum Sami”

As I walked down the corridors of Jamuna hostel on that hot summer day in April 2011, my old memories of the fun times during my stay in Jamuna came back. I looked towards Ganga- where I spent a lot of fun… 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 →

Hear it from a Professor: Dr. Mukesh Doble

Professor Mukesh Doble is the current Head of the Biotechnology Department at IIT Madras. He graduated with a B.Tech and M.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Madras.

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.

Schroeter on a chess board

  Schroeter 1997-98 This is my first post on the Chennai 36 and I would like to share some events in the spring of 1998 when Mandak won the Schroeter in a closely contested season with Ganga. In particular, I… Continue Reading →

Where is Wearable Technology Going? – My Vision for Lumos

Gandharv Bakshi is a Computer Science and Engineering graduate, Batch of 2005.  When I look at clothes and backpacks and curtains, I get the feeling that the entire apparel and accessories industry is stuck in the 19th century.

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