C V Seshadri

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Dr. Chetput Venkatasubban Seshadri (14 April 1930 – 17 September 1995) was a distinguished Indian chemical engineer.[1][2] He has received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. He was then at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Research Associate. He started his independent academic career as an Assistant Professor of IIT Kanpur in 1965. Later he became a Professor and finally the Head of the Chemical Engineering Department of IITK. He also served as the Dean of Students Affairs at IITK.[3]

He was the founding director of the Shri AMM Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre.[4] During his tenure as a director, this Research Center won Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development in 1981.[3][5]

In 2008, the C. V. Seshadri chair of professorship was instituted at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.[6] Prof. Ashutosh Sharma is the present occupant of this chair.[7]


  1. ^ "Institute Distinguished Lecture in Chemical Engineering (in the memory of Professor C. V. Seshadri)". IIT Bombay. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  2. ^ "The Murugappas: Distinguished Philanthropic Family". Forbes (India). Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "C.V.Seshadri Memorial Distinguished Lecture Series". IIT Kanpur. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "About MCRC". Shri AMM Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  5. ^ "Recipient of Jamnalal Bajaj A ward for Application of Science and T echnology for Rural Development-1981" (PDF). Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Ranganathan, Shyam (6 January 2009). "C.V. Seshadri chair in IIT Kanpur". The Hindu (Chennai, India: The Hindu). Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  7. ^ "C. V. Seshadri Chair at IIT Kanpur". IIT Kanpur. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 

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