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IIT prof Prakash Gopalan joins as Thapar University director

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Patiala , January 20, 2014
First Published: 18:09 IST(20/1/2014) | Last Updated: 20:48 IST(20/1/2014)

Patiala: Thapar University has appointed Prof Prakash Gopalan, former dean of student affairs at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, as its new director.

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Prof Gopalan was associated with IIT Bombay as a professor in the department of metallurgical engineering and material science for over two decades.

Articulating his vision for the university, Gopalan said, "One of the great strengths of Thapar University is research, and we will further leverage it to develop our scientific and R&D capabilities and take this institution to the next level."

An M Tech from IIT Kanpur and a doctorate from the US-based Purdue University, Gopalan has also done an Executive Development Programme from Kellogg School of Management, US.

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