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Manipal welcomes Satya's appointment as Microsoft CEO

Our Bureau Mangalore | Updated on February 05, 2014 Published on February 05, 2014

Today is a red letter day in the history of Manipal University, the Chancellor of Manipal University, Ramdas M. Pai, said on the elevation of Satya Nadella as the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, on Tuesday.

“This is the biggest event for Manipal University. Over the last three months, when his name was shortlisted for the job, we have been hoping and praying that Satya would get the job. Today is a red letter day in the history of Manipal University,” he said.

In the 1984 batch of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Satya Nadella studied BE (Electronics & Communication) there.

The Director of Manipal Institute of Technology, Vinod V. Thomas, who was his teacher, said: “It is a great moment which makes every MITians proud. We are extremely delighted to hear the news that our distinguished alumnus Satya Nadellais elevated as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft Corporation, to lead a $80 billion company with over 1 lakh employees.”

Thomas recollected that Satya was a sincere and quiet student during his college days who earned his degree in first class with distinction. He is confident that Satya’s achievement will motivate present students for setting higher goals in their professional career, he said.

The Director of School of Information Sciences, Manipal, Harishchandra Hebbar, who taught digital electronics to Satya, said: “As a student he had a keen eye for details. He would always want to know how and why of everything that was being taught in the class. He never would take the next step without fully knowing the step he has already taken”.

Narasimha Bhat, an alumnus of the institute, said: “Satya is making the whole world know that an institute called MIT exists in Manipal. Although the world knows about the institute, Satya’s appointment as the CEO brings it more into the world’s focus. He holds high the beacon of Manipal, and the vision of the founder, Dr TMA Pai.”

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Published on February 05, 2014
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