Roles

Major Service/ Leadership Roles at IIT Madras


  • First-Ever Dean of International & Alumni Relations, IITM, Sep 2012-Present; Advisor, Office of Alumni Affairs, Feb 2009-Aug 2012
    • Enhanced alumni/ Institute connectivity to best-of-breed levels
    • Raised Rs. 56 crores in funds in 2015, an all-time high
    • Facilitated launch of Development Office in Chennai, IITM Foundation in Bay Area
    • Number of new donors exceeded 1,100 in 2015, an all-time high
    • Established 12 joint doctorate degree programs with leading global Universities
  • Program Committee Co-Chair, PanIIT 2008 Alumni Meet, IITM Campus, December 2008
    • Possibly the most successful PanIIT Alumni Meet, with an outstanding program
  • Member, Executive Committee, Yale Graduate School Alumni Association, 2011-14
    • Brought YALE GALE (Graduate Alumni Leadership Exchange) to IIT Madras in Jan 2015
  • Member, IIT Madras Alumni Association Executive Committee, 2008-Present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Alumni Charitable Trust, 2008-Present
  • Independent Member, Board of Directors, Indian Additives Ltd, 2015-Present
  • Member, IITMAANA Board, 2009-Present
  • Member, IIT Madras Foundation, 2016-Present
  • Member, Faculty Council, IITM Research Park, 2012-Present
  • Founder Member, IITMAAMentor
  • Member, Advisory Committee, PALS (PanIIT Alumni Leadership Series), 2015-
  • Member, Advisory Board, Alumni Industry Interaction Centre, 2015-
  • Institute Representative on Board of Villgro, 2010-14
  • Project Coordinator, L-RAMP, 2004-10
  • Project Coordinator, CSIE, 2010-Present
    • Significant expansion in scope & activities of CSIE
  • Member, Steering Committee, CFI, 2008-Present
  • Member, ISRO JPC, 2011-12
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Heritage Centre, 2015-
  • Member, CSR Subcommittee of CII Southern Region, 2015-16
  • Chair, International Combustion Institute Winter School, December 2015
  • Visiting Professor, VIT University, Vellore, 2012-
  • Department Representative, Board of Academic Courses, 2006-07
  • Department Representative, Time Table Committee, 2007-11
  • Member, IC & SR Board, 2016-
  • Head, Mechanical Operations Laboratory, 2006-
  • Chair, Department DC Meetings, 2009-11
  • Member, GIAN Advisory Committee, 2015-
  • Member, VAJRA Advisory Committee, 2017-
  • Member, YFRA Committee, 2012-
  • Member, Excellence-in-Teaching Award Committee, 2010-
  • Mentor, Student Start-Up’s (ILuvReadin’, PutPeace)
  • Sponsor of 9 “Institute Day” & “Alumni Day” prizes
  • Joined as Professor in Feb 2004 after 15 years with industry, mostly in Manufacturing & Development; appointed to HAG scale in 2012