Prof Jhunjhunwala is most famous for enabling telecommunications across India, including rural India. A recipient of the Padma Shri Dr Jhunjhunwala leads the Telecommunications and Computer Networks group at IIT Chennai.
Education & Career
Dr. Jhunjhunwala received his B.Tech degree from IIT, Kanpur, and his MS and Ph.D degrees from the University of Maine.
He started his career as an assistant professor at the Washington State University. Since 1981 he has been teaching at IIT-Chennai.
Prof Jhunjhunwala 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.
Boards and Memberships
Director in the Board of SBI
A former board member of VSNL & BSNL
A member of the Prime Minister's Scientific Advisory Committee.
He is a Fellow of INAE, INSA and NAS
Awards and Fellowships
A recipient of many awards, Prof Ashok Jhunjhunwala was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri in the year 2002. He has been awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 1998, the Dr.Vikram Sarabhai Research Award for the year 1997, the Millennium Medal at Indian Science Congress in the year 2000 and the H. K. Firodia for Excellence in Science & Technology for the year 2002.
He has written several articles both in India and abroad and has authored and co-authored several text books on enabling telecom and internet in India