Prof. Raghunath K. Shevgaonkar (MT/EE/1978) has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of Bennett University. Dr. Shevgaonkar was previously VC of the University of Pune and Director of IIT Delhi. His notable achievements include commissioning one of the world’s largest decameter wave radio telescopes at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics. He also played a key role in establishing the Centre for Distance Engineering Education at IIT Bombay.
Prof. Vijay Kumar Ramakrishnan (BT/ME/1983) has been elected to the 2018 class of the American Philosophical Society in 'Mathematical and Physical Sciences' category. Currently, he serves as a Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. N. R. Narayana Murthy (MT/EE/1969), the founder of Infosys and one of the most eminent alumnus of IIT Kanpur, honored with the IEEE Founders Medal 2018 for his visionary leadership at Infosys contributing to human progress through technology and for advancing corporate ethics & social responsibility.
Mr. Dinesh Kumar Jain (BT/ME/1981) has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of the Maharashtra Government. In his earlier role of the Additional Chief Secretary (Finance), he was credited with streamlining the finance of the state and also controlling the increasing debt.