IIT Kharagpur Alumnus, Prof Vijay K Madisetti (B.Tech./EC/1984), sets up the Prof M A Ramlu and Mrs Saroja Ramlu Institute Chair Professorship Award in honour of his parents.
Prof M A Ramlu was an illustrious Professor of Mining Engineering in IIT Kharagpur and was the founder and first Head of the Department of Mining Engineering when he retired as the Deputy Director & Acting Director of IIT Kharagpur. He was an expert in the area of mines safety, machinery, and open-cast mining. He received his BS in Mining & Metallurgy from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and his PhD in Mining Engineering from Germany (Bergakadamie Clausthal). In 2009, Prof. Ramlu was awarded the S. K. Bose Memorial Teaching Excellence Award by the Mining, Geological, and Metallurgical Institute (MGMI) of India.
Prof. Madisetti was recipient of Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search Scholarship (JBNSTS) and the General Proficiency Prize at IIT