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Dr. Amitava Mitra joins VIT University, Jaipur as Vice Chancellor

Updated on Fri, 04 May 2012 at 12:55 IST

Dr. Amitava ‘Babi’ Mitra has been appointed as the President and Vice Chancellor of newly created VIT University, Jaipur.

Dr. Amitava Mitra is an alumnus of BITS Pilani and was formerly Executive Director at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT USA

Dr. Mitra participated in the formulation of the Government of India’s National Policy on Education (1986), and is a co-author of the book, "Challenge & Response: Towards a New Educational Policy".

Dr. Mitra’s wife Srirupa is an English teacher by profession and is currently on the MIT Women’s League Board. Their older son, Abhi Ranjan is a sophomore at MIT majoring in Economics and Neurosciences, and their younger son, Gautam is in the seventh grade at the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA, USA. Babi’s interests include the intersects across people and technology, growing up with his children, and playing squash.

 
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