Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Prof M P Kapoor is no more

Last week, IIT Kanpur family lost one of its most illustrious member. Professor M P Kapoor was one of the founders of IIT Kanpur, having joined its faculty in 1961. He served the Institute in various capacities including Dean, Deputy Director, and officiating Director. His contributions to the technical education in India go way beyond his contributions to IITK. He was Vice Chancellor of Thapar University for 10 years. He also helped setup NIIT University in Neemrana. He was also helping several other universities. I have been meeting him frequently for the last one year, and he would often share his passion for education and ideas for new universities. His sudden demise is a big loss to the Indian Higher Education sector.

IIT Kanpur has setup
this site for anyone to leave a message for the family members.

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