The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT M) has appointed Prof. V. Kamakoti as the new director of the institute. He will be succeeding Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi, who is stepping down after completing two terms, an official release here said. An Alumnus of IIT Madras, Prof. Kamakoti, is currently the Associate Dean for Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research (ICSR), IIT Madras. He is also a member of the National Security Advisory Board, Government of India, the release mentioned.
“With Prof. Kamakoti at the helm, IIT Madras is poised to scale new heights in the coming years. He is an excellent teacher and researcher, and an able administrator. He has played key roles in many national projects, bringing to bear his deep expertise in computing and cybersecurity. The Institute and the country will benefit tremendously from his services,” Ramamurthi said in a statement.
Pleased to announce that Prof. V. Kamakoti has been appointed as the next Director of @iitmadras. Heartiest congratulations and best wishes to him. We also express heartfelt gratitude to the incumbent Director, Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi for his stellar contributions to #IITMadras pic.twitter.com/U5lQzW2KtR
— IIT Madras (@iitmadras) January 10, 2022
Prof. Kamakoti, who is a faculty in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, led the research team that designed and booted up India’s first Indigenously-developed Microprocessor ‘SHAKTI’ that can be used in mobile computing devices and networking systems. He was also appointed by the union Commerce Ministry in 2017 as the Chairman of a Taskforce on leveraging Artificial Intelligence for development across various fields. Kamakoti designed India’s first indigenously-developed microprocessor ‘SHAKTI’.
- IITs in in Delhi, Madras, Mandi, and Indore appointed new directors.
- IIT-Bombay professor Rangan Banerjee has been appointed as the next director of IIT-Delhi.
- Suhas Joshi has been appointed the next director of IIT-Indore.
Directors for Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Delhi, Madras, Mandi, and Indore were appointed on Monday, according to officials. While IIT-Bombay professor Rangan Banerjee has been appointed as the next director of IIT-Delhi, IIT-Madras professor V Kamakoti has been appointed as director of IIT-Madras, they said.
Laxmidhar Behera, an electrical engineering professor at IIT-Kanpur, has been appointed the director of IIT-Mandi, and Suhas Joshi, a mechanical engineering professor and the dean of alumni and corporate relations at IIT-Bombay, has been appointed the next director of IIT-Indore, the officials said.