Ajai Chowdhry to chair IIT Hyderabad’s BoG

By : |November 30, 2009 0

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Hardware, services and ICT system Integration company HCL Infosystems Ltd today announced that Ajai Chowdhry, the founder chairman and CEO of the company has been nominated by the Honorable President of India to be the Chairman of the Board of Governors, IIT Hyderabad.

Accepting his nomination, Ajai Chowdhry said it is a matter of immense pride and privilege to be associated with this esteemed knowledge body.

“I look forward to furthering IIT Hyderabad’s objectives of setting new standards in engineering practice in India contribute actively to growth of India in the decades to come,” he added.

Commenting on the appointment Prof. U. B. Desai, Director, IIT Hyderabad expressed confidence that under his Chairmanship IIT Hyderabad would become a world-class institute.

“We are very privileged and enthused that Ajai Chowdhry has been appointed as chairman BoG for IIT Hyderabad in its formative years. His vision will add new and challenging dimensions to IIT.”

An engineer by training, Chowdhry is one of the six founder members of HCL, according to a press release. He is currently the Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) National Committee on Technology and innovation, besides being a part of the IT Hardware Task Force set up by the Prime Minister of India.

Chowdhry also has chaired CII’s National Committee for IT, ITES & E-Commerce, where he actively encouraged the deployment of IT in Indian SMEs to increase their productivity and to make them globally competitive.

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