The Gen Thimayya Medal for 2017 is awarded to Shahu Chhatrapati (1963, Elphick House)
DR. MANDYAMSRINIVASAN, AM, FAA, FRS
Professor of Visual Neuroscience Queensland Brain Institute
Fellow of the Royal Society of London
Member of the Order of Australia
Old Cottonian – 1962
THE REV. DR. J. JAYAKIRAN SEBASTIAN
Dean & H. George Anderson Professor Of Mission and Cultures
The Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
Presbyter, Church of South India
Old Cottonian – 1974
This year saw two young speakers- Dr. Rahul Rao, Senior Lecturer in Politics SOAS, University of London and Old Cottonian from the 1996 batch and Dr. Rohan Narayana Murty, Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University and Old Cottonian from the 2001 batch- expound on the topic “Academia at Crossroads: Finding and Fostering Creativity”. Given their diverse academic backgrounds the speakers held forth on the subject from differing perspectives but the common theme was despite seeming odds against it was possible to foster creativity in the academia.
10th Memorial Lecture on 22 Nov. Lieutenant General Kotheneth Surendranath, AVSM**, SM, VSM is a Sword-of-Honour winner from the IMA and was commissioned to the 71 Armoured Regiment in 1975. A post-graduate in Global Security from Cranfield University, UK, he has commanded the elite Trishakti Corps at Sukna and the Tiger Division in Jammu. Apart from his Sena Medal, he was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal in 2009, the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2011, a Bar to his Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2013 and a second Bar in 2014.
The 9th General K. S. Thimayya Memorial Lecture was held on Saturday, 16 November 2013 at the Bishop George Edward Lynch Cotton Auditorium, Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, Residency Road, Bangalore 560 025 at 10:00 a.m.
Delivered by Mr. Ramesh Vangal, Chairman, Katra Group, Former President, Pepsico Asia Pacific, & Old Cottonian on “Beyond Boundaries: Karma, Innovation and India’s Economic Story”