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Mr. K. T. Chandy addresses the audience at the Special Convocation, 1973

Institute Events , Convocations , Visiting VIPs

A special convocation was held for Dr. Erhard Eppler (Minister for Economic Co-operation, Federal Republic of Germany) on 17 November 1973. He was conferred the honourary degree of Doctor of Science. In a report in The Hindu, it is mentioned that Mr. Chandy (Chairman, Board of Governors) welcomed the gathering during the event.

Mr. Chandy was the Founder-Director of the first Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in India — IIM Calcutta. He served various positions, as Chairman of Food Corporation of India, Hindustan Steel Limited and Kerala State Industries Development Corporation (KSIDC). During his tenure as Chairman of the Board of Governors at IIT Madras from 1972 to 1978, Mr. Chandy was also Chairman of KSIDC.

On the stage, from the left, Mr. K. T. Chandy (Chairman, Board of Governors), Mr. C.V. Sethunathan (Registrar), Prof. S. Sampath (Deputy Director), Dr. Erhard Eppler (Minister for Economic Co-operation, Federal Republic of Germany), Mr. C. Subramaniam (Union Minister for Industrial Development and Science and Technology), Prof. K. A. V. Pandalai (Director) and Prof. A. Ramachandran (Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India).

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17 November 1973
C. Gourishankar (1936-2002). A geologist by qualification, Gourishankar started his career as a photographer after working for many years with the Geological Survey of India. In everything that he did, Gourishankar strove to achieve flawlessness and impeccable quality. Thus his photography too was characterised by this drive for perfection. Every photograph that Gourishankar took was meticulously planned and shot and printed with diligence and patience. Gourishankar carried out most of the official photography at IIT Madras in the 1960s.
Special Convocation, Inauguration of Computer Centre
Central Lecture Theatre (CLT)