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Dr. Preethi Aghalayam

Indian Institute of Technology i.e. IIT Madras has started the first international campus abroad in Zanzibar, Tanzania. IIT has recently announced this. At the same time, IIT has created another record. Explain that the institute has made its first woman director-in-charge for IIT Madras Zanzibar, Dr. Preethi Aghalayam. With this, Dr. Preeti has become the first woman director of IIT. Due to this Dr. Preeti has become a topic of discussion in the whole country. Dr. Preeti started her career as a teacher in 2010 from IIT Madras. Presently Dr. Aghalayam is Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Madras. Professor Preeti will be the Director-in-Charge of IIT Madras Zanzibar Campus. For information, let us tell you that he/she had completed his/her B.Tech degree from IIT Madras itself.

Research has been done in many areas

Apart from this, Dr. Preeti is also a marathon runner and a blogger. he/she has done research in underground coal gasification, reduction of automotive NOx, reduction of large reaction mechanisms and reactor modelling. The professor has also authored a few articles, along with other professors, on modeling the effects of non-uniformities from urea injection on SCR performance using CFD, modeling the effects of inlet manifold design on diesel oxidation catalytic converter performance, etc.

Has worked in MIT, Cambridge and IIT Bombay

At the same time, Professor Preeti has also worked as a faculty in postdoctoral research at MIT, Cambridge and IIT Bombay. As Dean of the School of Science and Engineering and Director of the IIT Madras Zanzibar Campus, she will work with academic administration, international students and research partners. In the press conference held to announce the launch of IIT Madras Tanzania, the institute stated that it is offering a full 2-year academic program. Classes for this will start from October 24 at the IIT Zanzibar campus. The last date to apply for the program is August 6, 2023. IIT Madras Zanzibar will offer 50 seats in graduation and 20 seats in post graduation and the selection will be done through screening test and interview.

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