The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur has found its new governing head. According to reports,Shiv Nadar, founder of software major HCL, has been appointed as the chairman of the board of governors of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.
IIT-Kharagpur is the only engineering institution from India listed among top 500 universities worldwide in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's 'Academic Ranking of World Universities'. "It is an honor to be entrusted the responsibility to further advance the global stature of this great institution has built already," said Nadar.
The HCL founder takes over the chairmanship from B. Muthuraman, vice chairman of Tata Steel. Former chairpersons of IIT-Kharagpur include former West Bengal chief minister B.C. Roy, former chairman and managing director of Tata Steel Russi Mody, chairman emeritus of Ballarpur Industries Ltd. L.M. Thapar, and chairman emeritus of RPG Group R.P. Goenka.