Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay, meets with the Institute’s Chicago alumni
Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay, met with alumni members from Chicago on May 20, 2022, at the University Club of Chicago. Mr. Ram Kelkar, IIT Bombay alumnus (B.Tech., Electrical Engineering, 1980) and Co-Founder, IIT Bombay Heritage Foundation, arranged the soiree along with the IITB DRF office.
Over the course of the evening, Prof. Chaudhuri gave alumni members an overview of IIT Bombay’s 2030 vision of becoming a leading global science and tech institution, the Institute’s strategic initiatives to establish world-class research in emerging areas, build IIT Bombay into a deep tech hub, enhance faculty value propositions, and establish a strong connect with industry. Prof. Chaudhuri stressed data sciences, artificial intelligence, sustainability, advanced manufacturing, and healthcare, as the focus areas of IIT Bombay’s ongoing research endeavours.
In an interactive session later, Prof. Chaudhuri responded to the many doubts and queries from alumni members. He outlined plans that IIT Bombay has towards building more multidisciplinary centres at the institute, changes in curriculum, the Institute’s need to augment research laboratories, and living facilities for the increasing number of students (including building state-of-the-art hostels) on campus. Prof. Chaudhuri and alumni members also had a lively and vibrant discussion on the crucial role that alumni can play in their alma mater’s tryst with excellence.
The meet-and-greet with Prof. Chaudhuri was attended by alumni members from batches spanning 40 years. The list of attendees included Dr. Anoop Kulkarni (Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, 1997), Mr. Harsh Koppula (B. Tech., Mechanical Engineering, 1976 ), Mr. Nitesh Dixit (B. Tech., Physics, 2003), Dr. Anil Oroskar (B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, 1977), Dr. Ujjwal Gupta (M.Sc. / S.M, Chemistry, 2003), Dr. Gopi Sethu Rao (M.Tech, Chemical Engineering, 1993), Shreyas Chavan (B. Tech., Mechanical Engineering, 2014), Prof. Ajit Tamhane (B. Tech, Mechanical Engineering, 1968), and Prof. Amit Sethi, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay.
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