Enhancing the capabilities of technical education in India


A collection of short, personal insight audio and video interviews from leaders, members and chairs of governing bodies.

Professor R. Natarajan served as the Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education from 2001 to 2004. Earlier, he was the Director of IIT Madras from 1995 to 2001. He has worked as National Research Council (of Canada) Research Associate and as Humboldt Research Fellow in Germany. He has been conferred Honorary Doctorate degrees from six Indian Universities and from the University of South Australia. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and several Professional Societies. He has been on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Engineering Education (published by the American Society for Engineering Education) and of the International Journal of Engineering Education.



Professor Natarajan answers questions on governance and leadership:

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