Administrators , Faculty , Visiting VIPs
Seated on the dais from left: Dr. A. L. Mudaliar (Chairman, Board of Governors), Mr. M. C. Chagla and Prof. B. Sengupto (Director).
M.C. Chagla was an Indian statesman and government official, known for his dedication to Indian civil liberties. In the collections of the Heritage Centre are photos showing Mr. M. C. Changla’s (Union Minister for Education, New Delhi) during two visits to IIT Madras. The first occasion was as the chief guest of the second convocation of the Institute. He returned to IIT Madras a little more than a year later on 17th June, 1966. A formal event was held on the occasion of his visit to the Institute. During the event speeches were made and a cheque contribution towards the National Defence fund was presented to him by the Institution. He was also shown research reports (as mentioned in the third convocation brochure-1966), presumably before the commencement of the event, which he discussed with the Director, Prof. B. Sengupto.