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College of Engineering and Computer Sciences to be named for distinguished alumnus and family

December 13, 2021 eleanor and ravi talwar

Indiana Tech will name its College of Engineering and Computer Sciences in honor of the family of distinguished alumnus Ravi Talwar and his wife, Eleanor Talwar. The Talwar College of Engineering and Computer Sciences name will go into effect immediately, having been recommended by the university’s senior leadership and unanimously supported by Indiana Tech’s board of trustees at their most recent meeting.

Ravi Talwar earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Indiana Tech in 1965, and was recognized for his longstanding commitment to the university and its students with an honorary doctor of engineering degree in 2013. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Delhi University in India and a Master of Science degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University. Mr. Talwar was elected to the Indiana Tech board of trustees in 2016, and currently serves as chair of the board’s academic affairs committee.

Mr. Talwar is the President and Owner of Tishler Industries, Inc. and Gate City Steel, Inc., in addition to being active in his community as a SCORE mentor. Talwar has also been the President and Owner of RJ Rebar, Inc. and RTW Industries, Inc.; the Managing Director of JEDAC, a joint venture of General Electric and a Saudi Arabian company; and the Vice President of Manufacturing for Wellman Thermal Systems, Inc. In 2018, he was named an Outstanding Industrial Engineer by Purdue University in recognition of his exceptional professional achievements.

Indiana Tech President Karl Einolf commented, “Ravi and Eleanor Talwar exemplify a deep commitment to our students and to our mission of preparing them for successful careers and lives of significance and worth. For many years, they have given generously of their time, talent and treasure to help build Indiana Tech into what it is today, and what it will become in the future. I can think of no one more deserving of an honor such as this. All of us at Indiana Tech are grateful for their longtime support, and proud to have them as members of our Warrior family.”

Ravi Talwar said, “When I first came to Indiana Tech nearly 60 years ago, it was the first time I had the opportunity to travel outside my home country of India. I was not sure what to expect, but my parents supported and encouraged me. I soon found out that Indiana Tech was also a place where people would support and encourage me. When Eleanor and I first learned of this honor from President Einolf, my first thoughts were of my parents, and of how this recognition is really for them. Thanks to them, and with the help of Indiana Tech, my family and I have been able to achieve success and give back to help others succeed. Eleanor and I look forward to being involved with students here at the university for years to come.”