Professor Indranil Manna has taken charge as new Director of the IIT Kanpur. He took over from Professor Sanjay Govind Dhande who served as the Director of the institute for over a decade. Professor Dhande had applied for voluntary retirement and his request was accepted by Chairman Professor M Anandkrishnan, and the Board of Governors of IIT Kanpur. Before joining IIT Kanpur, Professor Manna was Director at Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute since 2010. Prof Manna is BE from Calcutta University and MTech from IIT Kanpur.