Exemplary teacherHe had the reputation of being an exemplary teacher. Asked about the biggest achievement in his life, he was quick to reply that it was the outstanding contributions his students were making to statistical theory and practice. He has supervised 50 students in their doctoral research. He was mentor, and colleague as well in some cases, to many outstanding mathematical statisticians and mathematicians. The late Debabrata Basu, who was Professor at ISI and subsequently at Florida State University, is one of them. S.R. Srinivasa Varadhan (aka Raghu Varadhan), Professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in New York and winner of the Abel Prize in 2007, is another. Others such as R. Ranga Rao, K.R. Parthasarathy and the late V.S. Varadarajan are some among the many distinguished academics mentored by Professor Rao. … [Read more...] about C.R. Rao, a doyen of statistics, turns 100
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While he had a to wait for about 18 months for the test, he decided to take a job and came to Calcutta to face an interview. A chance meeting with a young man, Mr. Subramanian, in a south Indian hotel on this trip was to change his life. Mr. Subramanian was undergoing training in statistics at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). He took him to ISI, which was then located in the physics department of the Presidency College. Dr. Rao joined ISI in 1941 in a training programme. His father had just passed away and there was financial stress in the family. However, his elder brother and mother encouraged him to pursue the training at the ISI. … [Read more...] about C. Radhakrishna Rao, a living legend
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Mr. Shubhranshu, as the Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, led a team of officials to roll out the indigenously designed and developed Train18 in a record 18-month period in 2018. Though his name figured in the panel of officers approved by the ACC for posting as General Manager in 2019-20, it was removed from the fresh panel without any reason cited in the order. … [Read more...] about Train18 officer not in Railways promotion list