DAA Recipients for 2006-07
The Director is pleased to announce the Distinguished Alumni Awards 2006-07 in the following categories:
CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT, ENGINEERING AND SERVICES, RESEARCH EXCELLENCE, ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, PUBLIC SERVICE, and ENTREPRENEURIAL EXCELLENCE
The awards will be presented on 'Alumni Day' scheduled on April 28, 2007.
Dr.P.Raja Goundan received his BE degree in Electrical Engineering from NITT (RECT) in 1969 , M.Tech and Ph.D from IIT Madras. He is the General Manager of Integral Coach Factory Chennai. He has pioneered Rail Transport Telematics in Indian Railways. He has published many technical papers in National, International journals and conferences. He was a special secretary to Government of India. He was a recipient of Institution of Engineers (India) Awards.
|Shri T.Sankaralingam received his BE degree in 1969 in Electrical Engineering from NITT(RECT). He is the Chairman & Managing Director of NTPC Limited. He is a Fellow of IE (India), Senior Member of IEEE USA and Honorary Fellow in Project Management Association. He has received the award of 'Distinguished Fellowship' by Institute of Directors (IOD), India and was a recipient of Eminent Engineer award from Institution of Engineers, Delhi. He is the member secretary of Indian Chapter of the World Energy Forum|
Shri K. Ravi Kumar received his BE degree in Electrical Engineering from NITT (RECT) in 1970 and M Tech from IIT Madras. He is the Director (Power) in BHEL. He has worked as head in marketing and engineered large power projects. He was instrumental in Technology transfer in developing super critical sets for the ultra modern 800 MW systems.
Shri R.Ravimohan received his B Tech degree in Chemical Engineering in 1978 from NITT (RECT) and MBA from Harvard Business School. He is the Managing Director & CEO of CRISIL. the India's first Electronic Stock Exchange and World fourth largest credit rating company. He is a member of technical advisory committee for the Reserve Bank of India. Chairman of Best practices committee for Credit rating agencies in Asia.
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|Shri B.Kanaga Sabapathy received his BE degree in Civil Engineering in 1972 from NITT (RECT). He is a Registered valuer of Central board of Direct Taxes, Tiruchirappalli, Panel Arbitrator, Panel Valuer for 32 financial institutions. He is a Chartered and professional Engineer. He is the author of 10 books in valuation .He has published 349 Technical papers both in conferences and in seminars. He was National President of Institutions of valuers for several years. He has received many prestigious awards.|
|Shri T.Madhanagopal received his BE degree in Civil Engineering in 1977 from NITT (RECT). He is a Professional Engineer in US. He was one of the Top Ten Public works leaders of year 2003 in US. He is a Fellow of National Society of Professional Engineers (First Indian to hold this). He is one of the 50 trend setters in the Public works in USA. He has fetched other awards in Florida Engineering Society and has published many notable publications.|
|Dr Gurumurthy Kalyanaram received his BE degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering in 1978 from NITT (RECT) and MBA from the University of Texas and Ph D from Sloan School of management. He is the CEO and President of GK Associates. He is the member of prestigious boards in MIT, USA. He is a consultant to AT and T, American Airlines, General Foods, Sega Texas Instruments. He was a recipient of Harold Lobdell Jr. Award from MIT. He was recognized as outstanding educator.|
|Shri R.Sriraman received his BE degree in 1969 in Mechanical Engineering from NITT (RECT). He is the Chief Mechanical Engineer in Integral Coach Factory, Chennai. He has four patents to his credit. He indigenously designed many railway systems such as development of jet deflector crane car, FRP coach models, Bogie with air suspension, composite design of modular toilets, window assembly and main door. He was awarded the Railway Board's first prize 1994-1995 for the paper on High Speed Freight Bogie.|
|Shri P.Swaminathan received his BE (Hons) degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from NITT (RECT) in 1971 and holds a MBA degree. He is an Outstanding Scientist and Director, EIG, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam. He has published a book on Basics of Nuclear science and engineering. He has published several technical papers in journals and conferences. He has built India's first fault tolerant safety critical real time computer for supervising and controlling Fast Breeder Nuclear reactor.|
|Shri Shyam Chetty received his BE degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from NITT(RECT) in 1976 and M Tech degree from IIT Khargpur. He is a Senior Scientist and Head of Control Group for FMCD, NAL, Bangalore. He has developed systems for combat flights. He was responsible for the successful design, development and flight testing of the fly-by- wire-flight control system. He has won many State and National level Awards|
|Dr Meyya Meyyappan received his BTech degree in Chemical Engineering in 1976 from NITT (RECT). He is now Chief Scientist of NASA AMES Research Center USA. He has published around 166 technical articles in nanotechnology. He has 12 patents for his credit. He has won NASA outstanding leadership award. He has won Presidential Meritorious award of the US Govt.|
|Shri Babu Mandava received his BE degree in Electrical Engineering in 1981 from NITT (RECT) and MS from IIT,Kanpur. He has 22 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. He is the Co-founder of Beceem Communications Inc., a pioneer and a leading provider of 802.16e chipsets. He is the Co-founder of Centillium Communications, a semiconductor company well known for product innovations in ADSL and VOIP areas. He holds five US patents.|
|Dr. B.Shekar received his BE degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from NITT (RECT) in 1974, M Tech degree from IIT Delhi and Ph D from IISc Bangalore. He is a professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB). He has made research contributions in Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence and Decision Making. He has studied creative patterns in music and visual arts, and presented them in various forums. At IIMB, he has pioneered the design and instruction of courses on Creativity and Thinking.|
|Dr.Ganapathy Naganathan received his BE degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1978 from NITT (RECT); MS degree from Clarkson University, New York and Ph D from Oklahoma State University. He is a Professor and Dean, College of Engineering, University of Toledo. He has received teaching and research Grants worth of $ 4 million dollars. He has published technical papers in Journal and Conferences He has several patents, honors and prestigious Awards|
Dr.S.K.Ramesh received his BE degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 1981 from NITT (RECT) and Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University .He is working as Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science California State University, Northridge. He has received many awards for academic excellences and a special community service award for leadership in developing teachers to promote engineering education.
|Shri R. Fredrick received his BE degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering in 1981 from NITT (RECT); MS from North Carolina University and MBA from National University USA. He is a Principal, St. Patrick Matriculation Hr. Sc. School Pondicherry. He has won "Individual Achievement Award" for the fastest design time from specification to production Managed the Design of High End 486 Microprocessor for Folsom California. He has received "Excellence Award" for enhancing computer literacy in school education from President of India.|
Lieutenant General KS Venugopal, AVSM received his B E Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1969 from NITT (RECT). He has obtained MSc Degree in Defence studies and a PG degree in Management. He is a Commandant in Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering. He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) and Fellow of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India). He was awarded with the coveted Ati Vishisht Seva Medal by President of India.
|Vice Admiral SKK Krishnan AVSM received his BE degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1969 from NITT (RECT). He is a presently the Chairman & Managing Director of Mazagon Dock Limited, Mumbai the India's premier shipyard constructing warships as well as offshore platforms. He was awarded with the coveted Ati Vishisht Seva Medal by President of India.|
|Shri K.Subramaniam received his BE degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering in 1971 from NITT (RECT). He is the Managing Director, Masibus, Gujarat He has received AMA-Zydus Cadila Award for Marketing Man of the Year 2001. His company has received second best productivity award for the year 1998-1999 in the category of SSI from National Productivity Council of India and second prize for Excellence in Electronics year 2000-2001 by Government of India.|
Shri Sarabeswar received his BE degree in Civil Engineering in 1976 from NITT (RECT) and holds M.B.A. degree from UK university. He is Chairman and CEO of CCCL an ISO certified company capable of executing large and complicated structures. Started his career in ECC, Construction group of L & T. Some of his projects in ECC include Housing Complex, Prestressed precast structures, slip form works, etc. He has promoted a Public Limited Company named Consolidated Construction Consortium Limited and achieved a turnover of Rs. 10 billion in the tenth year of its operation.
|Shri Mahesh D.Amalean received his BTech degree in Chemical Engineering in 1978 from NITT (RECT). He is the Chairman MAS Holdings (P) Ltd., Srilanka. He is a Member of National council of Economic Development of Sri Lanka. He has received an award for National honor of Desmanya - Awarded by President of Srilanka. He is the Chairman of Group of companies and won various awards on productivity, quality and health. The company has 28 world class apparel manufacturing units with 35000 employees with a turnover of 700 million US dollars.|
Shri S. Janakiraman received his BE degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 1978 from NITT (RECT) and M Tech from IIT Madras. He is the President and CEO, R&D Services of Mind Tree Consulting Ltd. He has built R and D Services units for IT equipment sectors. He was the chief executive of R and D division of WIPRO Systems. He is the Vice Chair person of the India Semiconductor Association
|Shri Sampath Sreevats received his BE degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering in 1981 from NITT (RECT). He is a President and CEO at Mercora, which has built the world's largest and legal music radio network, composed almost entirely of music resident on people's computers. He was the Founder and Served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mcafee.com He holds many patents in delivering security-as-a-service and contextual internet advertising|