Teacher of Indian origin in the US: Indian-born professor Arvind Raman has been declared Dean of the prestigious Purdue University School of Engineering, located in the US province of Indiana. Raman, a graduate of the Delhi-based Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), was declared dean on Monday (February 6) by Patrick Wolff, acting vice president for academic affairs at the university. He will assume the position from April.
Wolff said in a statement that Professor Raman is passionate about the role of engineer. We are confident that, as our next Dean of Engineering, he will lead the College to new levels of excellence and influence.
It is an honor
Raman’s term will begin April 1, and he will replace Mark Lundstrom, a professor of electrical and computer engineering. Upon being declared dean, Raman said it is a true honor to be chosen to head the largest engineering college in the country.
Dean has been a teacher of Indian origin previously as well
In the US, even before Arvind Raman, a professor of Indian origin was appointed first dean of the new school at Stanford University focused on climate change and sustainability. His name was Dr. Arun Mazumdar, he is a materials scientist. He was declared dean only in June of last year. Prior to his tenure as dean, he was the J. Precourt Provostial Professor, a member and former chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the College of Materials Science. Dr. Arun Mazumdar is originally from Kolkata. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in 1985 and obtained his PhD in 1989 from the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
Also Read: Tanvi Marupally: 14-Year-Old Daughter Disappeared Over Fears Of Indian Father’s Job In America, $5K Reward