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An informal reception was held Feb. 1 to honour Venkat Ramachandran’s 50 years in the academy, 39 of them at Concordia. He has received awards for his teaching and research, and was instrumental in establishing the graduate degrees in electrical engineering.
The chair of Ramachandran’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chris Trueman, spoke at the reception about his mentorship of students and junior faculty members, and Dean Nabil Esmail called him an icon with respect to his teaching. In a few words of thanks, Ramachandran recalled his first professor, K. Sreenivasan, with great affection.