Shri Deva Raj Chair

Mr. Deepak Devraj (BT/EE/1970) is the managing director of private investment firm Rush Brook Partners in the US. He is also the founder and managing director of the New Jersey-based private investment firm Raj Associates with investments in real estate and public and private securities. Mr. Devraj work experience also includes 24 years at Merrill Lynch managing a team of 700 investment professionals and he retired as senior vice president and a member of the firm's executive management committee. Mr. Devraj also serves on Pratham USA's board of directors. On being appointed as the director of Pratham, USA, Mr. Devraj said, "For two decades, Pratham has been singularly focused on improving the quality of education for India's poor. I believe it represents our single brightest hope for educating India's children, and I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to help Pratham achieve its mission to have 'every child in school and learning well.'" He is also the founder of the Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies at Columbia University. Post his graduation from IITK in Electrical Engineering, he earned his MBA from Northeastern University, Boston.
Mr. Devraj set up Shri Deva Raj Chair in his father's name and it is open to all departments of science & engineering. The Chair can be occupied for a period of three years.

Current Occupant

Prof. Braj Bhushan

Aug. 2018 - Aug. 2021

Prof. Braj Bhushan, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, works in the areas of Cognitive Neuropsychology, Cognitive Factors in Design & Trauma Psychology. Prof. Bhushan is accredited with developing Brain Based Intelligence Test (BBIT), an assessment tool, used for assessing major cognitive functions of the brain.