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Change of command

Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri officially took charge as the new Director of IIT Bombay, Prof. T. Kundu as the new Dean SA and Prof. George Mathew as the new Associate Dean SA.   

On 18th April Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Department of Electrical Engineering formally took charge as the Director of IIT Bombay. After completing two terms as the Director, Prof. Devang Khakhar handed over the charge in the Ceremony of Handing over and Taking Over of Charge of Director on April 18, 2019, at Prof.B.Nag Auditorium, VMCC. Professor Chaudhuri was the Kamalnayan Bajaj Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Professor In-charge of IIT Bombay Monash Academy at IIT Bombay. He works in the area of image processing, computer vision, machine learning, and computational haptics. Prof. Chaudhuri has held various administrative positions at IIT Bombay, has received numerous awards for his research and has been a Fellow of many national academies and editorial boards. To know more about the accomplishments of Prof. Chaudhuri, please follow the link: http://www.iitb.ac.in/en/breaking-news/welcome-to-new-director-iit-bombay-prof-subhasis-chaudhuri

On the 16th May, Prof. Soumyo Mukherji handed over the charge of Dean of Student Affairs to Prof. Tapanendu Kundu of the Department of Physics. The post of Associate Dean of Student Affairs was also handed over by Prof. Harish Pillai to Prof. George Mathew of the Department of Earth Sciences.

Prof. T Kundu, whose research specializes in Quantum Mechanics, Laser Spectroscopy and Photonic Sensors, has written many articles with his total number of citations being over 1000. He also received many awards and appreciations for his research work. Prof. Kundu is a stalwart in the domain of student activities and student issues, having been the Chairman of Cultural Affairs for about 9 years, Convener of  Security Advisory Committee and more.

Prof. George Mathew’s research interests include Rock-Mineral Spectroscopy, Quaternary Geochronology (ESR and TL/OSL), Active Tectonics and Landscape evolution, Thermochronology (U-Th/He, AFT and Ar-Ar). As an esteemed member of the Indian Science Congress, the Geological Societies of India, America and London, and the Mineralogical Society of America, he has received many awards, most notably two Shri Shantilal Choksi Award, each for the first position in B.Sc. (Geology) and in M.Sc.(Geology), and the Dr. V.N. Kulkarni Memorial Gold Medal also for standing first in M.Sc. (Geology).

tWe thank Prof. Khakhar, Prof. Mukherji and Prof. Pillai for their commendable work and service to the Institute and wish Prof. Chaudhuri, Prof. Kundu and Prof. Mathew a hearty congratulations and all the luck for their future endeavors.