IIT Madras professor Sundar S appointed new director of NIT Mizoram

Sundar S was assistant, associate professor of maths at IIT Kharagpur and at IIT Madras. He became professor, head of maths department later at IITM.

IIT Madras professor Sundar S appointed new director of NIT Mizoram IIT Madras maths professor appointed as NIT Mizoram director (Source: IIT Madras official twitter account)
Vagisha Kaushik | Mar 2, 2022 - 4:08 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras mathematics professor Sundar S has been appointed as the new director of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Mizoram today, March 2. Sundar S served as the head of mathematics department at IIT Madras from 2017 to 2020. IIT Madras congratulated him on the new position.

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“Heartiest congratulations to Prof. Sundar S for being appointed as the new Director of NIT_Mizoram. At iitmadras, he was a Professor at the Department of Mathematics,” IIT Madras tweeted.

Sundar has done his BSc in Maths from the University of Madras and MSc in Applied Mathematics from Anna University. He received his PhD in Maths from IIT Madras in 1989.

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He began his career as a postdoctoral fellow at DAAD Germany and also went on the same position at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore. He remained assistant professor and associate professor of the maths department at IIT Kharagpur and at IIT Madras. He became professor and head of department of maths later at IIT Madras.

Besides, Sundar was a fellow of the Indian Academy of Mathematical Modeling and Simulation and an associate editor of the International Journal of Advances in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Springer.

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He was a member of SERB, DST-Programme Advisory Committee (Mathematical Sciences) and an editorial board member of the Journal Indian Academy of Mathematics. He also served as the alumni ambassador of the city Kaiserslautern and distinguished alumni of TU Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Moreover, he served as the chairman of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced, IIT Madras in 2015 and vice chairman in 2014.


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