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Alumnus Laxmikant Tanna visits with President DrakeA proud alumnus of the Fisher College of Business MBA program from the class of 1958, Laxmikant Tanna is visiting campus this week to meet with President Drake and university leadership, attend a business course and reconnect with Buckeyes. Mr. Tanna has long supported the increased outreach and alumni engagement efforts in India and advocated for the opening of the India GatewayHis commitment to Buckeyes includes a partnership with Fisher Office of Global Business and the India Gateway to provide Ohio State students global internships at Tanna Realtors focusing on real estate, financial, marketing, or consulting. 

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Ohio State launches initiative with Indian Institute of Technology BombayThe Ohio State University on April 10 launched an initiative with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) to create what is believed to be the university’s first academic research center shared outside the U.S.

The IIT Bombay-Ohio State Frontier Science and Engineering Research Center will be a center for collaborative research shared by Ohio State and IIT Bombay, a world-leading science- and technology-focused public institution in Mumbai.

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Govindan Sundararajan (MS ’79, PhD, ’81) has enjoyed his career at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras where he holds a joint appointment as a professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering but is now contemplating retirement. Over the last 10 years, more than 35 technologies have been transferred to private industries located throughout India. He has been awarded multiple accolades for his professional contributions including the coveted Padma Shri Award in 2013, the fourth highest civilian award in India.

In 1982 Sundararajan started as a scientist at the Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory in India and was appointed director of the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials beginning in 1997 where he made notable contributions to the development, demonstration and commercialization of materials-based technologies.

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