Dr. Krishna Chivukula graduated with Honours as a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Bombay in 1968. He earned his M.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Madras in 1970 and MBA from Harvard Business School in Boston, USA in 1980.
Dr. Chivukula started his career as an Engineer in the USA. He has the distinction of becaming the first Indian to be the Group President and Chief Executive Officer of a major conglomerate at the age of 37. Then at the age of 42, became a successful entrepreneur in the field of Chemistry, Engineering and Material Science.
Dr. Chivukula is the owner and Chairman of Board of Directors of INDO US MIM TEC Private Limited; Shiva Analyticals (India) Private Limited, Bangalore; Shiva Analyticals Private Limited- Tanzania; and Advanced Analytical Testing Laboratories, Inc, Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Dr. Chivukula has received Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Madras in the year 2015 and Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) from Tumkur University. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of Bangalore Baptist Hospital.
"I came to IIT Bombay in 1963 when I was just 17 years old. The campus, it’s bucolic ambience, the massive rains in August, playing shuttlecock in a small indoor arena, complaining about the hostel food and the periodical exams on every Monday and Thursday, wondering why an “would be” Engineer has to learn so much Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry in the first 2 years, my hostel warden Mr. Bapat, my professors and close friends. And of course, the lack of Girls in the campus."
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