Prof S Sampath was a Professor in EE and the Deputy Director during 1969-1974. Mallik Putcha, IITMAANA founder and first President, started this effort to create a Chair in each Department (honoring professors who had impact in that department), starting with Electrical Engineering this year. It is IITMAANA's long-term goal to fund a chair in every department.
This program to establish Chairs complements Director Ramamurthi's vision to achieve Excellence in Research and make IIT-M a premiere world-class research institute.
A Distinguished Lecture by Prof Sidney Burris, a contemporary of Prof Sampath at Stanford, is scheduled on April 16, 2014 as part of this effort to establish a Chair in EE.
Please contribute to this endowment and help IIT-M's drive for Excellence in Research.