Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran was elected President of the court of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for three years, the institute announced on Friday.
"Chandrasekaran has been elected as the 8th President of the institute for the period 2018-21 and takes over from K. Kasturirangan," said the city-based institute in a statement here.
The court is the apex body of the autonomous and deemed university, comprising its senior academics, officials of the central and Karnataka governments, industry and civil society.
Sir M. Visvesvaraya, J.R.D. Tata and Ratan Tata were among those who occupied the distinguished post of the 109-year-old institute in the past.
Kasturirangan is the former Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation, a former member of the now defunct Planning Commission and a former Rajya Sabha member.
Set up in 1909 by renowned industrialist Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata and then Maharaja of Mysore Krishnaraja Wodeyar, IISc is a primary institute for advanced scientific and technological research and education in the country.
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