From 1988 – 2003,
From Feb 2009 - Aug 2012, he served as Advisor, Office of Alumni Affairs at IIT Madras, and since September 2012, has been serving as the Institute's first-ever Dean of International & Alumni Relations. He has transformed alumni engagement with the Institute. Building the alumni community, fund-raising and enhancing IITM's relations with global academic institutions have been key achievements during his Deanship. The Institute raised a record Rs. 73 Cr in FY 2017-18, an all-time high contribution from a record number of donors. He has personally sponsored 10 student Awards. He has established 17 joint doctorate degree programs with leading global Universities. During his tenure as Dean I & AR, he has brought corporate professionalism to IITM with his approach to work and leadership based on setting a personal example. His passion for writing pop fiction is well known, and his extempore speeches have been well appreciated by the audience.
As a fitting recognition of his various academic and administrative contributions, the Institute has recently designated him as Chair Professor in the Department of Chemical engineering.
We request all alumni who have interacted with Prof.
We appeal to all of you to join hands in this endeavour and contribute generously.