1985 batch alumnus Mr. K. Ananth Krishnan has created the Janaki and K.A. Iyer Chair at the institute. The chair seeks to promote excellence and leadership in teaching, research and development in the field of Mathematics.
Mr. Krishnan is currently the Chief Technology Officer of TCS and chairs the TCS Corporate Technology Board. He is a member of the TCS Corporate Think-Tank since 1999 and has led several strategic initiatives. He has been a Principal Architect and Lead Consultant in the Architecture and Technology Consulting Practice, and earlier the head of the TCS Systems Management and the Systems Software Group.
He was named in Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2007, and in Infoworld’s Top 25 CTOs in the same year. He was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the institute in 2009.