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20th Convocation, Inauguration of Student Activities Centre, Miscellaneous Pictures

Dr. Raja Ramanna and Prof. P. V. Indiresan at IIT Madras, 1983

Institute Events , Convocations , Faculty

This photograph was taken during the 20th convocation of IIT Madras. Dr. Ramanna appears to be holding a list of some sort, possibly containing the names of graduates or awardees. It is mentioned in the Annual Report of the year 1983-1984 that Dr. Raja Ramanna was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) during the 20th convocation.

Seen in the photograph are Dr. Raja Ramanna (Chairman, Board of Governors of IIT Bombay, first from left, standing) and Prof. P. V. Indiresan (Director of IIT Madras, second from left, standing). 

N S Vinodh Collection
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N. S. Vinodh, 57, had his early education in Bangalore, and thereafter obtained his B.Tech. in Civil engineering from IIT, Madras in 1986. He was an avid photography enthusiast and in his third year was the Secretary of the Photography Club. He then did his MBA from IIM, Lucknow, and spent the next 25 years in the corporate world holding senior positions in the field of Corporate Real Estate with leading multi-national financial services companies such as ANZ Grindlays Bank, HSBC, and Fidelity Investments. Vinodh continued with his hobby of photography and combined it with his love of travel and wildlife. He opted for early retirement to start his own real estate company in Bangalore as well as pursue his interests in traveling, history and writing. He is the author of “A Forgotten Ambassador in Cairo – The Life and Times of Syud Hossain”, a book published recently. He is married to Sheela and they have two sons, Nikhil and Ashvin, both based in the United States.
20th Convocation and Inauguration of Student Activities Centre (SAC)
Student Activities Centre (SAC)
18 September 1983