IIT Madras’s Board of Governors has appointed G.Thilakavathi, IPS, former Director General of Police (DGP), Tamil Nadu, as ‘Student Ombuds’ with effect from Nov.7.
The ‘Student Ombuds’ appointment marks the institute’s commitment in maintaining a safe campus environment while ensuring that the well-being of students are protected.
In her role as Student Ombuds, G.Thilakavthi will be overseeing and addressing concerns related to student grievances, safety, and disciplinary matters. She will play a crucial role in fostering and nurturing an inclusive atmosphere on the campus, ensuring that students have a supportive environment for their academic and personal growth.
Speaking about the appointment, Prof. V. Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, said, “She will work closely with the institute to ensure students’ concerns are heard and addressed promptly and fairly. We are committed to continue to create a safe and nurturing campus environment that empowers students to excel in both their academic and personal pursuits.”