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How it all began


Birth of KReSIT


In the 141st Senate Meeting held on March 11, 1998, Prof. D.B. Phatak made a presentation on setting up a School of Information Technology at IIT Bombay. Based on the discussion in the Senate, where the idea, in general, received a favorable response from the Members, a Senate Committee was set up to prepare a detailed report on the feasibility, structure and academic programmes for the School. The committee set up by the Chairman of the Senate also included two distinguished members from the IT industry to take into consideration the needs of the IT industry that the School would aim to serve.

  1. Prof. U. B. Desai, Dept of EE, IIT Bombay
  2. Prof. M. G. Korgaonkar, SoM, IIT Bombay
  3. Prof. S. S. Pande, Dept of ME, IIT Bombay
  4. Prof. D. B. Phatak, Dept of CSE, IIT Bombay
  5. Prof. N. L. Sarda, Dept of CSE, IIT Bombay (Convenor)

Industry Members:

  1. Mr. Ashank Desai, CMD, Mastek Ltd.
  2. Dr. Anand Deshpande, MD, Persistent Systems Pvt. Ltd.




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