Bipartisan US Congressional Delegation Visits IIT Bombay
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<p>The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) hosted the visit of the Bipartisan US Congressional Delegation today. The delegation was welcomed by the Institute’s Director Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri along with Institute functionaries including Deputy Director (Academic and Infrastructural Affairs) Prof. S. Sudarshan, Deputy Director (Finance and External Affairs) Prof. K.V.K. Rao, Dean (Research and Development) Prof. Sachin Patwardhan, Dean (Strategy) Prof. K.P. Kaliappan, Dean (International Relations ) Prof. Amit Agrawal and Dean (Alumni and Corporate Relations) Prof. Ravindra Gudi.</p><p><br />The IIT Bombay functionaries made a presentation about the IIT Bombay ecosystem and R&amp;D activities.</p><p>The delegation comprised Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Democratic Co-Chair;&nbsp; Rep. Deborah Ross (D-NC); Geo Saba, Chief of Staff, Rep. Ro Khanna;&nbsp; Thomas Boodry, Legislative Director, Rep. Mike Waltz; Mr. Karthik Iyer, First Secretary in Embassy of India, DC;&nbsp; and Dr. Vikram Krishnamoorthy, Deputy Secretary (AMS), MEA.</p><p>The IIT Bombay undergraduate students demonstrated Matsya - an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) they developed, which won the IEEE YRP Award 2020. It has consistently been the best-performing Indian team at RoboSub and the top team at NIOT SAVe.</p><p>Welcoming the delegation, Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri said, “Over the years, IIT Bombay has forged excellent academic and research collaborations with US universities. Under the proposed iCET initiative jointly announced by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and the Hon’ble President of USA, we expect the collaboration to attain a greater momentum. The visit of the US Congressional delegation, I am sure, will further add to our journey.”</p>