Ex ISRO chief Dr K Sivan takes over as chairman of IIT Indores board of governors

Ex-ISRO Chief Dr K Sivan Takes Over as Chairman of IIT Indore’s Board of Governors

Eminent space scientist and former ISRO chairman Dr K Sivan has been appointed as the chairman of the board of governors of IIT Indore for three years, the institute said.

“Honoured to have Dr. K. Sivan, former Chairperson, ISRO and former Secretary, Department of Space as the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of IIT Indore,” the institute tweeted on ‘X’.

Dr Sivan is replacing Professor Deepak B Phatak whose tenure ended on August 21, said the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore. “Very thankful to the outgoing Chairperson Prof. Deepak Phatak who had mentored the Institute and taken us to newer heights. Prof. Phatak has led us from the front and guided us through his immense experience and out-of-the-box solutions,” the institute tweeted on ‘X’.

“There could not have been a better time to induct him into the IIT Indore family when India has achieved a historic feat with the successful launch of Chandrayaan-3 and proved its prowess and expertise in space engineering,” IIT Indore’s director, Suhas S Joshi said, adding that the institute has introduced 10 new academic programmes, including BTech in Space Science and Engineering. The programme has an intake capacity of 20, including four woman students, he said.

“I believe that IIT Indore will get an opportunity to contribute to the country’s space mission by working in the untapped areas of space engineering under the guidance of Dr Sivan,” he added.

Courtesy : The Indian Express

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