Satish Chandra Agarwal Chair

'Late' Mr. Kamal Agarwal (BT/CHE/1972) received his MBA in Finance from the University of Maryland in 1975. He joined a Washington based company of Ship Brokers dealing primarily with United States Government Food Aid Programs and became a partner in the firm in 1983. In 1991, he founded a new ship brokerage company, Phoenix Chartering Inc. in Washington. He sold the company and retired in January 2005.
Mr. Agarwal instituted Satish Chandra Agarwal Chair in honor of his father.The Chair is open to all the departments of sciences & engineering.

Current Occupant

Prof. J Ramkumar

April 2022- April 2025

Prof. J. Ramkumar , Department of Mechanical Engineering and Design Program, research interests include micro and nano manufacturing, sustainable and frugal new product and process development. His prime interest and focus is to ideate, and develop, medical innovations that support the development of the society and facilitate smooth lifestyle for the specially abled. With full spirit and dedication, he has set up Imagineering Lab, a centre where Imagination and Engineering converge, to conceive innovations that are revolutionary and pioneering in the field. Currently, he serves as a member of board of advisory committees of IITs, NITs, GFTIs and for the AICTE.He is recipient of several fellowships such as Young Engineer award of Information Sharing and Analysis Center ( ISAC), India and Gopal Das Bhandari Best teacher Award by IIT Kanpur. He completed his doctorate from IIT Madras in 2003.