Former student of IIT–Madras becomes its director

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Bhaskar Ramamurthi has been appointed the new director of Indian Institute of Technology-Madras.

“The institute will continue to focus on fundamental and translational research given the development imperative of the country and find solutions to the pressing problems facing society,” said the professor of electrical engineering.

President Pratibha Patil, in her capacity as Visitor of IIT-Madras had approved the appointment of Prof. Ramamurthi. This was conveyed to the IIT-M Board of Governors Chairman Prof MM Sharma.

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It would continue to pursue fundamental research contributing to global knowledge pool and leverage innovation and technology to produce visible success stories that would impact society in a positive way in sectors like education and agriculture.

“People are looking up to the IITs to improve the quality of their lives, especially in rural India,” Prof. Ramamurthi said optimistic of delivering products and solutions suited to the inclusive growth model of the country.

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