Dr. K N Madhusoodanan, an alumnus of the Department of Physics, CUSAT, has assumed charge as the 14thVice Chancellor of Cochin University of Science and Technology.Addressing a gathering, including media persons on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor said that his aim would beto lead the University to higher ranks in the national and international level without jeopardizing its academic inheritance. His vision and action plan to put in all possible efforts to make CUSAT more visible internationally, through increased collaborations with leading Universities and experts worldwide. In tune with the emerging tendency to link academic and economic activities, necessary steps will be taken to design curriculum and projects so as to develop entrepreneurship among students and to convert research findings into products and patents is the need of the hour.
As a researcher and administrator with hands on experience in various cutting edge S&T avenues and decades old exposure to the dynamics of CUSAT, all unbiased well-wishers of the University will function in cohesion with the new Vice Chancellors action plans. Faculty and students of the Department of physics are in in an upbeat mood and hold great pride in the appointment of Prof.Madhusoodanan.