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|Alma mater||IIT Kanpur, University of Maine|
|Fields||Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications|
|Institutions||Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras, TeNeT Group|
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 Sasken, Tejas Networks and HTL, NRDC, and IDRBT. He is a former board member of VSNL & BSNL.
Since 2016, Prof Jhunjhunwala is leading the efforts of bringing EVs in the country. He believes that youth can make an important contribution in maintaining the GDP of Automobile sector of India and must be promoted to come up with innovative ideas. He nurtures several startups and groups to develop new batteries and EV models . He has been proposing to grasp low hanging fruits first exploiting the technical knowledge of our engineers (e.g. designing BMS, battery packaging) and keep shifting to high investments propositions as and when technology is in house available (e.g. of cell manufacturing). He proposed battery swapping model for public transportation 
He studied in St Lawrence High School in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in India, completing the Higher Secondary examination in 1970. 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.
Contributions in technology innovation
Awards and honors
Jhunjhunwala was named JC Bose Fellowship in 2010
He was Governor of the International Council for Computer Communication Inc., (ICCC) from 1999–2005.
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