Distinguished Alumnus Awards announced by
IIT Madras

Chennai, December 26, 2014:

Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras, during his address to the alumni on 'Reunion Day', announced this year's recipients of the Distinguished Alumnus Awardees for 2015; the awards will be presented during 'Institute Day' in April 2015. Only 120 alumni out of nearly 40,000 alumni have so far been conferred with this prestigious award. The awards are given for outstanding accomplishments in academics, research, technology, business, management, entrepreneurship, and in other walks of life. The complete list is given below:

1. Dr. Prakash Keshaviah [1967/B.Tech./Mechanical Eng.], Director, Nephrology Unit, Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust, Dehra Dun

2. Shri. Lalit Mahajan [1968/B.Tech./Chemical Eng.], Chairman & MD, J. Mitra& Co., Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi

3. Shri Krishna Chivakula [1970/M.Tech./Aerospace Eng.], Chairman, Indo MIM Tec. Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore

4. Dr. S. Ramakrishnan [1972/M.Tech./Aersopace Eng.], Distinguished Professor, Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, Thiruvananthapuram

5. Shri. Sekhar Vasan [1975/B.Tech./Metallurgical & Materials Eng.], MD, Sansera Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

6. Shri. Ajita Rajendra [1976/B.Tech./Chemical Eng.], President & COO, A. O. Smith Corporation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

7. Dr. Arumugam Manthiram [1981/Ph.D./Chemistry), Director, Texas Materials Research Institute, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA

8. Dr. Periannan Kuppusamy [1985/Ph.D./Chemistry), Director, Center for Biomedical EPR Spectroscopy & Imaging, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

9. Dr. R. Srikant [1985/B.Tech./Electrical Eng.], Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA

10. Dr. Krishna Bharat [1991/B.Tech./Comp.Sci. & Eng.], Distinguished Scientist, Google, Inc., Mountain View, California, USA

Prof. Nagarajan, Dean, International & Alumni Relations at IIT Madras notes that historically, half of the Award recipients have been India residents, and that the trend continues this year. "It is also heartening that three of the awardees— Shri. Mahajan, Shri. Chivakula and Shri. Vasan—are directing world-class manufacturing centers located in India. It is worth noting also that Dr. Bharat is the 4 th Google Fellow to be awarded in the past 4 years—clearly a sign that Google is powered by IITM minds!"

When making the announcement, Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras remarked, "It is not an easy job restricting the recipients of this award to only 10 considering the accomplishments of many of our alumni. I am proud that the recipients of the awards are from diverse fields and are not restricted to engineering alone."

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Source: By E-mail (December 26, 2014)

Published on IndianMBA.com on December 27, 2014


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