Published On: Wed, Jan 20th, 2016

Birla set to appointed chairperson of IIT-Delhi Board of Governors

New Delhi: Industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla is set to be appointed as the chairperson of the Board of Governors of IIT Delhi.

Kumar Mangalam Birla

Kumar Mangalam Birla

Official sources said that the HRD ministry had sought the nod of President Pranab Mukherjee to appoint Birla, chairman of the Aditya Birla group, to head the Board of Governors of the prestigious institute.

It is learnt that the President, who is the Visitor of these institutes, has approved Birla’s nomination. Sources said that Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Cadila Pharmaceuticals Rajiv I Modi is also set to appointed as the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of IIT-Guwahati.

In this case too, the approval of the President has been received, the sources said.

The HRD ministry has been keen to strengthen the industry-academia partnership and hopes that the eminent persons, once appointed as the head of the Board of Governors of these technology institutes will bring a fresh look and perspective, officials said.

PTI

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