IIT Bombay was pleased to host its alumnus, Mr. Amit Dixit (B.Tech., Civil Engineering, 1995), Head of Asia Private Equity at Blackstone, whose generous contribution led to the establishment of the first woman faculty chair at the Institute. The Chair named the “Shobha Dixit Chair Professorship” in honour of Mr. Dixit’s mother was set up to recognise and provide opportunities to outstanding women faculty members.
During his visit, Mr. Dixit was introduced to Prof. Chandra Venkataraman, Department of Chemical Engineering, and founding convener of the Interdisciplinary Programme in Climate Studies (IDPCS), at IIT Bombay. Prof. Venkataraman was appointed to this prestigious woman faculty chair and has been leveraging her expertise in Chemical Engineering to contribute to the advancement of Climate Studies at the Institute. Mr. Dixit, along with his colleagues from Blackstone who are also IITB alums, interacted with Prof. Venkataraman and learned about her exceptional research work over the past year. He also met and interacted with Prof. Ravindra Gudi, Dean, Alumni and Corporate Relations, as they engaged in a spirited and insightful discussion about the unique ways in which IIT Bombay can continue to create societal impact and contribute towards nation-building.
Mr. Dixit concluded his visit to the campus with a meet-and-greet with Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay, and Prof. S. Sudarshan, Deputy Director (Academic and Infrastructural Affairs).