BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus Appoints Prof. Soumyo Mukherji as New Director

Prof. Soumyo Mukherji

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Prof. Soumyo Mukherji, currently serving as the Madhuri Sinha Chair Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), has been appointed as the new Director of the BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus for a period of five years. He will take over charge from Prof. G Sundar on January 1, 2024.

Prof. Mukherji has a distinguished academic and administrative career. He has supervised more than 30 PhD scholars and more than 60 Masters students. He has also served in several administrative positions at IIT Bombay, including Dean of Student Affairs and Head of the Centre for Research in Nanotechnology & Science.

Prof. Mukherji is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE) and the National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc). He has received numerous awards and honors for his research and teaching, including the Infosys Prize for Engineering and Materials Science (2018).

BITS Pilani is a leading private university in India, known for its excellence in engineering, science, and management education. The Hyderabad campus is one of the four campuses of BITS Pilani, and it was established in 2008.

The appointment of Prof. Mukherji as Director is expected to further boost the growth and excellence of the BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus. His expertise in biomedical engineering and nanotechnology will be particularly valuable in strengthening the campus’ research and innovation capabilities.


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