Prof. P.V. Indiresan is no more
Prof. PV Indiresan passed away this February 23rd. He is best remembered for being the director of IIT Madras. As the director, he ushered in an era of transparency and created an administrative staff that not only engaged with the students, but was often judged by them. This two way interaction was regarded as revolutionary in the staid and orthodox education system of the country, and for that and other reasons he had been recognized as the best director IIT-M ever had.
He has been a part of the Planning Commission, and has worked extensively in Defense, having obtained patents for a number of designs. His has been a fierce advocate of PURA, his unique vision of the future of Urban Design.
He has been conferred the Padma Bhushan by the President, and has a regular column in the popular Hindu BusinessLine, having published over 350 articles there.
The professor’s accomplishments are as awe-inspiring as they are immense.