IIT Bombay alumnus Mr. Sharad Saraf (B. Tech, Electrical Engineering, 1969) was conferred with an Honourary D. Litt degree (a post-Doctoral degree) by Shri Jagdishprasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala (JJT) University at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai. During the event, Dr. Vinod Tibrewala, the Chairperson of the University, provided an overview of Mr. Saraf’s invaluable and commendable contributions to society over the years.
Mr. Saraf is the Chairman and Managing Director of Technocraft Industries India Ltd. After graduating from IIT Bombay in 1969, he completed a one-year industrial training course in Germany. Mr. Saraf is also a generous philanthropist who set up the Technocraft Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence (TCA2I) at IIT Bombay. The Centre hopes to leverage the benefits of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques for both academia and industry.