IIT Bombay professor Rangan Banerjee appointed new director of IIT Delhi

IIT Delhi director V Ramgopal Rao announced on social media that Rangan Banerjee, professor of the Department of Energy Sciences and Engineering has been appointed as the next director of IIT Delhi.

IIT Bombay professor Rangan Banerjee appointed new director of IIT Delhi IIT Delhi
Vagisha Kaushik | Jan 10, 2022 - 9:40 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Rangan Banerjee, professor of the Department of Energy Sciences and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has been appointed as the next director of IIT Delhi. IIT Delhi’s present director V Ramgopal Rao announced it on social media.

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“I am happy to inform you that Professor Rangan Banerjee from the Department of Energy Sciences and Engineering, IIT Bombay has been appointed as the next Director of IIT Delhi. Hearty congratulations and best wishes to Professor Banerjee,” Rao tweeted.

Ranjan Banerjee, a Forbes Marshall Chair Professor in IIT Bombay, is a BTech (Mechanical) from the same institute. Later, he obtained a PhD (Mechanical Engineering), also from IIT Bombay. Incumbent IIT Delhi Director V Ramgopal Rao congratulated Banerjee.

In a related development, V Kamakoti, professor at Computer Science and Engineering department at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has been appointed as the new director of the institute. Professor Bhaskar Ramamurthi is stepping down as the director of IIT Madras after completing two stellar terms that took the Institute to great heights, an official statement from the institute said.

Meanwhile, Sudhir Kumar Jain, former director of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar, assumed charge as the 28th Vice Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on January 7, 2022. Rector VK Shukla, Registrar Neeraj Tripathi and other senior officers of the university were present on the occasion.


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