The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Institute’s first woman faculty chair, sponsored by Amit Dixit, Blackstone’s Head of Asia for Private Equity. The chair, named “The Amit Dixit Chair,” has been created through Mr. Dixit’s generous contribution to support the Institute in its efforts to honour outstanding women faculty members. It is a critical step toward recognizing women leaders in academia who can serve as role models for aspiring students.
Mr. Dixit’s donation will also support the Student Mentorship Program’s recruiting initiatives to attract girl students to study at IIT Bombay. Mr. Dixit is an alumnus of IIT Bombay’s Civil Engineering Department, Class of 1995. He graduated at the top of his program and received the Institute’s Silver Medal for outstanding work in his discipline.