Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala is Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras India. He received a B.Tech degree from IIT, Kanpur, and M.S. and Ph.D degrees from the University of Maine, USA. He has been a member of the faculty at IIT, Madras since 1981 and Department Chair until recently. Professor Jhunjhunwala has the unique distinction among academics for combining innovations in technology and business incubation with the social goal of sustainable development in India.

Recent Papers

  • Indian Higher Education Dilemma, Aug 2007
  • The paper will focus on higher education in India. There are just over three million children who desire to go for higher education (entry level college) today every year.

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  • Innovation as a Way Forward for India, Aug 2007
  • The confidence amongst urban Indians is evident in all walks of life with Indians excelling in numerous fields. India has made this leap forward using innovations. Innovation is the way forward, as we continue to tackle numerous challenges.

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Recent Media

  • "Interview with Money Life magazine", Jul 2007
  • There is no option but to go for simultaneous rapid growth in rural India. And science and technology can play a big role in achieving that. I see that as our biggest mission

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