Ashok Jhunjhunwala

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Ashok Jhunjhunwala
Born (1953-06-22)June 22, 1953
Kolkata, India
Residence India
Nationality Indian
Fields Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications
Institutions Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras, TeNeT Group
Alma mater IIT Kanpur, University of Maine

Ashok Jhunjhunwala is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras at Chennai, India and has served as the departmental Chair.[1] He received his B.Tech degree from IIT Kanpur, and his MS and Ph.D degrees from the University of Maine. From 1979 to 1981, he was with Washington State University as Assistant Professor. Since 1981, he has been teaching at IIT Madras.

He leads the Telecommunications and Computer Networks group (TeNeT) at IIT Madras. This group is closely working with industry in the development of a number of Telecommunications and Computer Network Systems. TeNeT group has incubated a number of technology companies (like DesiCrew Solutions) which work in partnership with TeNeT group to develop Telecom Access products. The group has also incubated a company which aims to install and operate telephone and internet in every village in India.

He is a Director on the Board of State Bank of India. He is also a board member of several Telecom and IT companies in India, including Polaris, Sasken, Tejas Networks and HTL, NRDC, and IDRBT. He is a former board member of VSNL & BSNL.


  • Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, India since 1994
  • Fellow of Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi since 1999
  • Fellow of The National Academy of Science, Allahabad since 1999
  • Governor, International Council for Computer Communication Inc., (ICCC), 1999–2005[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Jhunjhunwala,Valiathan win H.K. Firodia awards". Indiatimes. September 29, 2002. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 

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