Professor Lord Bhattacharyya receives an honorary degree from Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology
At a ceremony held at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) in India, Professor Lord Bhattacharyya was conferred a D.Sc (honoris causa) in recognition of his contribution to engineering and academic leadership.
Professor Lord Bhattacharyya is a long term and committed collaborator with India, with WMG working with many companies on research and development, as well as educating future engineers, technologists and managers.
Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, Chairman and Founder of WMG, said: “I am delighted to be awarded an honorary degree for my contribution to research and education and its widespread application throughout the world including India.”
Lord Bhattacharyya began his career as a graduate apprentice at Lucas Industries, subsequently gaining an MSc and PhD in Engineering Production at the University of Birmingham. In 1980, he became Britain’s first ever Professor of Manufacturing setting up WMG, at the University of Warwick.
Since then he has built a world-class research and education group, working with industry to innovate and develop the leaders of tomorrow.
Today, WMG employs over 700 people across research, teaching, professional and administration. There are a total of 19 different research groups working across multiple sectors, and to date over 35,000 students from across 75 countries have studied here.