An IIT-Bombay alumnus has been appointed as the chairman of the Board of Governors (BOG) of the institute. Dr. Sharad Kumar Saraf, IIT-B, Electrical Engineering, 1969 batch alumnus, is a member of IIT-B BOG for the last four years. He is also serving as the Chairman of BoG at IIT-Jammu.
Saraf is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of Technocraft Industries India Limited, which he founded in 1972 along with his brother Sudarshan, another IIT-B alumnus.
He succeeds Dr. Pawan Goenka, Chairman of IN SPACE – Department of Space, Government of India.
On his appointment as the BoG Chairperson, Saraf said, “I am excited about this new responsibility…My objective as the Chairperson of BoG at IIT Bombay is three-fold: To improve the quality of education and student life on campus, to focus on research work that is relevant and commercially viable, and supporting start-ups…”