Sanjiv Goenka Nominated as the New Board of Governors Chairman of IIT-Kharagpur

Sanjiv Goenka Nominated as the New Board of Governors Chairman of IIT-Kharagpur

KOLKATA: Sanjiv Goenka has been nominated as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur. President Pranab Mukherjee, in his capacity as visitor of the institute has nominated Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group for the role for a period of three years.

“We are delighted to have Goenka back with us in the Institute to chair the BoG again. We look forward to reaching greater heights under his guidance. He was the chairman when I was appointed the Dean earlier. My initial discussion with him on his taking charge as chairman again has been extremely encouraging.” said Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, director of IIT Kharagpur.

“I am privileged and honoured.” said Sanjiv Goenka. He was a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade and Industry. The RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group is headquartered in Kolkata with significant presence in power, retail, carbon black, media and entertainment, etc. Its flagship is 118-year- old power utility CESC. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT Kharagpur from 2002-2007. He has been associated with several academic institutions as member and chair of its Governing bodies.

The Board of Governors of the Institute is the highest administrative body comprising eminent panel of external representatives which include Arundhati Bhattacharya, chairperson, State Bank of India, Sudha N. Murty, chairperson, Infosys Foundation, N. Balakrishnan from IISc Bangalore, Jai Pal Mittal, M N Saha Distinguished Professor (NASI) and institutional representatives including Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, director, IIT Kharagpur and Pradip Pyne, registrar as ex-officio members and Dipanwita Roy Chowdhury and Manoj K. Tiwari as senate representatives of the Institute.

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