Prof Indranil Manna has taken charge as new director of the IIT Kanpur. Prof Manna took over from Prof Sanjay Govind Dhande who was the director of the institute for over a decade.
Prof Dhande had applied for voluntary retirement and his request was accepted by Chairman Prof M Anandkrishnan, and the board of governors of IIT-Kanpur.
The new director Prof Indranil manna joined in the presence of senior IIT-Kanpur faculty members and other dignitaries of the institute. He was greeted and welcomed by the outgoing director and other office-bearers.
President of India in his capacity as visitor of the IIT Kanpur approved the appointment of Prof Indranil Manna as Director of IIT Kanpur for a period of five years.
Before joining IIT Kanpur, Prof Manna was director at Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI) since 2010. Prof Manna is Bachelor of Engineering from Calcutta University (B E College). He achieved M Tech degree in 1984 from IIT, Kanpur. He joined IIT, Kharagpur in 1985 as lecturer and rose to the position of full professor in 2003 until he joined CGCRI as director.