1967 batch alumnus Mr. Arun Duggal has created the CERCA Chair at the institute. The chair seeks to promote excellence and leadership in teaching, research and development in the field of Air Quality measurement, modelling and Mitigation including policy.

Mr. Arun Duggal is Chairman of ICRA (A Subsidiary of Moody’s USA). He is on the Boards of Directors of ITC Limited, Star Health & Allied Insurance Co. Ltd. and Jubilant Pharma Limited, Singapore.

Mr. Duggal is also the founder of ‘Centre of Excellence for Research on Clear Air’ (CERCA) at the institute. He is also the Chairman of institute’s Endowment Fund.