Prof. Vinish Kumar Kathuria appointed the Shailesh J. Mehta Chair Professor

About the Donor

IT Bombay distinguished alumnus, Mr. Shailesh J. Mehta (B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, 1971), established the Chair Professorship with a vision to nurture intellectual capital by leveraging research, teaching, consultancy, and collaborations within the IIT Bombay eco-system and beyond.

About the Appointee:

We now live in a predominantly digital world. Every time we sign into our bank accounts, make money transfers, pay bills, buy groceries, book holidays for our families, and connect with family and friends on social media – increasingly, it is all happening online. And while a digital world is a convenient borderless world, it also brings with it many safety and security issues.

Towards this end, the Institute took a huge step forward in its mission of creating world-class research ecosystems in key technology areas with the launch of the ‘IIT Bombay Trust Lab’ on September 15, 2022. This foundational initiative will strengthen the country’s digital environment and make it more trustworthy, and work toward a secure and more responsible Digital India.

The IIT Bombay Trust Lab is the brainchild of the Institute’s alumnus, Mr. Shridhar Shukla (B. Tech, EE, 1983). The Lab will be situated in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay and will be spearheaded by Prof. Manoj Prabhakaran, the Vijay and Sita Vashee Chair Professor, at the Institute.