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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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Govindan Sundararajan

Mumbai based Jaideep Potdar (MBA ’94) began his career in Columbus, Ohio as senior consultant at Keane, Inc. where he was responsible for several products at the then-AT&T Bell Laboratories. He later moved to Lucent Technologies (now Nokia) where he was a recipient of the Distinguished Business Professional for sustained and consistent high performance. After spending more than a decade in the United States, he moved to India and held several positions with progressively increasing responsibilities at Tech Mahindra in strategy, competency and delivery. 

He is currently with Capgemini as vice president for North America Markets (India) Operations and is responsible for competitiveness, operational excellence and workforce transformation. He is an accomplished leader in IT software and services with extensive experience in the telecommunications domain, operational excellence and business functions.

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Continuing Medical Education Program Group Photo

Ohio State and P.D. Hinduja Hospital and Research Centre partnered to organize a continuing education medical program on renal pathology. Anjali Satoskar, associate professor in the Department of Pathology in the College of Medicine, teamed up with Hinduja’s Chitra Madiwale, MD, a consultant histopathologist and Jatin Kothari, MD, a consultant nephrologist and transplant physician, to collaborate on the planning. ‘Kidney Biopsy: An Update’ was held on March 23-24 in Mumbai.

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