IIT Gandhinagar prides itself on its broad-based engagement of students. The Convocation at IITGN marks the culmination of student engagement in the institute and serves as the starting point for their future journey. The occasion celebrates the achievement of each student and recognizes the central goal of the institute, namely student engagement, enlightenment and excellence. The event mirrors the institute’s culture of caring for and inspiring its members. IITGN lives through its students and the Convocation at IITGN serves to portray this ethos.
Anu Aga is Director on the Board of Thermax Limited, the engineering company providing systems and solutions in the areas of energy and environment. She retired as Chairperson of Thermax in October 2004.
She began her industry career in Thermax in 1985 and later was in charge of the company’s Human Resources function from 1991 to 1996. After her husband Rohinton Aga passed away, the Board appointed her as the Executive Chairperson of the Thermax Group in February 1996, and two years later she continued as Non-Executive Chairperson.
As Chairperson, Ms. Aga anchored the turnaround of Thermax through four major initiatives: reconstitution of the board, shedding of non-core activities, rightsizing of operations and increased focus on the customer. She is also instrumental in driving a high performance culture at Thermax.
Ms. Aga has been focusing on social causes and is the Chairperson of Thermax Foundation. Her area of interest is Primary Education for the underprivileged and she is keenly involved with Akanksha and is the Chairperson of Teach for India.