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IITian Appointed as President of a Top U.S. University

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 07 February 2013, 10:42 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: Subra Suresh, an IITian has been named as the next president of Carnegie Mellon University, which is one among the top 25 universities in America.



Subra, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), under the Obama administration left the post, so as to be a part of this prestigious university. He will take charge on July 1.



“Dr Suresh possesses the strategic vision, international expertise and commitment to technology research and education that will continue to build CMU’s (Carnegie Mellon University’s) reputation as a world leader in higher education,” said Raymond J Lane, Hewlett-Packard chairman and head of Carnegie Mellon’s board of trustees, as reported by Hindustan Times.



“The extraordinary ability of the CMU faculty and students in bringing together cutting-edge research and education across multiple disciplines positions CMU uniquely to address global challenges,” said Suresh.



In the year 2011 Suresh was honoured with the Padma Shri award and he has also been selected to receive the 2013 Asian-American Engineer of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award



Suresh holds an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and received ScD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



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1: Any willingness to contribute to India after the education in Madras?
Posted by:bharati - 12 Feb, 2013