The council of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) on Saturday selected, as its 20th director, Dr. Anurag Kumar, who is now the Chairman of the Electrical Sciences Division at the institute. The present director, P. Balaram, retires on July 31 after eight-year tenure. An electrical engineer with a 26- year-old association with the IISc, Prof. Kumar graduated from IIT-Kanpur in 1977 and after completing his Ph.D. at Cornell University in 1981, he worked for six years at the AT&T Bell Labs in New Jersey. In 1988, he joined the Electrical Communication Engineering department at IISc as Assistant Professor. The final approval of his appointment will have to be made by President of India and the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
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