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IIT Delhi sets up chair in cyber security named after former education secretary

Indian Institute of Know-how (IIT) Delhi alumnus Suresh M Shivdasani has endowed the ‘Shri G Ok Chandiramani Chair for Cyber Safety’ in honour of his uncle which can “promote excellence and management in educating and analysis & growth within the subject of cyber safety”.

G Ok Chandiramani was a secretary within the ministry of schooling. “As joint secretary on the ministry in 1961, he led the group that established the collaboration between IIT Kanpur and a number of other main US universities, together with MIT. He was additionally personally concerned with the negotiations and signed the agreements for the collaboration of IIT Bombay with Russia, in addition to IIT Madras with Germany. He was related to the IIT Council for over three many years and was a founding member of the board of IIM Ahmedabad,” IIT-D mentioned in an announcement.

“After retirement from the ministry, he was one of many longest-serving chairman of the Council of the Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore from 1973-1986 and was succeeded by Dr Raja Ramanna, the well-known Indian physicist. He was additionally the chairman, board of governors, IIT Delhi from 1982 to 1985,” it mentioned.

Shivdasani is the managing director and CEO of Sohar Worldwide Urea and Chemical Industries (SIUCI), which when constructed, was the biggest private-sector greenfield fertiliser mission on the earth. He was additionally a member of the board of administrators of the Nationwide Financial institution of Oman for 9 years, and since 2012 is a member of the advisory board of the Tata Alternatives Fund, Singapore.

On his objective for establishing the Chair, he mentioned, “Our society right this moment is extra reliant on know-how and connectivity than ever earlier than and consequently the dangers of knowledge breaches and cyber-attacks are rising exponentially. Nevertheless, there’s a extreme scarcity of cyber safety technologists in India and globally. Therefore the main target of the Chair on cyber safety.”

IIT Delhi established a Centre of Excellence in Cyber Programs and Data Assurance (CoE-CSIA) in 2014. The centre goals to coach professionals in India and the area by diploma, non-degree, and public teaching programs, and to collaborate with business, authorities, and academia on each the speculation and apply of knowledge assurance and cyber safety.

Prof Naveen Garg, dean, alumni affairs, IIT Delhi, welcomed the Chair and mentioned, “We’re excited that Mr Shivdasani has endowed this Chair in cyber safety at IIT Delhi. The Centre of Excellence in Cyber Programs and Data Assurance at IIT Delhi has began an MTech programme in cyber safety this 12 months. The Chair will additional propel analysis on this key space and profit the institute and the nation.”

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