CHENNAI: The 223-year-old College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG), the oldest technical institution in the country, got its first lady dean as professor T.V. Geetha took charge as dean of the college on Thursday.
Professor Geetha is currently the director of academic courses and member of the convener committee, which oversees the routine affairs in the absence of the vice-chancellor.
She was appointed as dean of CEG as she is the senior most professor in the college now after the retirement of previous dean P. Narayanasamy.
"I consider myself as a senior professor at the university and it is true that I am the first lady dean. One of the reasons could be that we did not have many lady professors in the past," professor T.V. Geetha told DC.
One of the experts in the computer science field, Geetha became a professor almost two decades ago. She has guided more than 10 PhD scholars so far and she headed the syllabus revision work for the affiliated colleges of Anna University.
Her interest in the area of Natural Language Processing includes Information Visualisation, Automatic Content Generation for E-learning.
CEG has started as the School of Survey in 1794. It was first of its kind in the country and became Civil Engineering School in 1858 and was rechristened as College of Engineering in 1859.
College of Engineering, Guindy is one of the first institutes in India to offer degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunication, Highway Engineering and Printing Technology. In 1978, CEG became a constituent college and the principal seat of Anna University.
CEG has 16 Departments, 6 University Affiliated Centers, and 12 Research Centers where research programs are offered....