Goenka reappointed chairman of IIT-Madras board of governors
New Delhi: Managing Director of Mahindra and Mahindra group Pawan Goenka has been reappointed as chairman of the board of governors of IIT-Madras.
"Keeping in line with the government's policy to encourage industry-academia partnership, Pawan Goenka has been reappointed as the Chairman of IIT Madras," an official said. Goenka is himself an IITian having studied at IIT-Kanpur, the official added.
Earlier, the Prakash Javadekar-led Human Resource Development Ministry had forwarded Goenka's name for reappointment to President Pranab Mukherjee who is the Visitor to over 100 central institutes of higher learning including the IITs.
Following Mukherjee's assent, Goenka has been reappointed as the chairman of IIM Madras, officials said. Earlier, the government had appointed Goenka as chairman for the first time in 2014 and his tenure was to end in June, sources said.