Tata to be inducted into National Academy of Engineering

Written by Press Trust of India | Washington | Updated: Oct 6 2013, 08:11am hrs
India's leading industrialist Ratan Tata will be formally inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Engineering in the US on October 6 for his outstanding contributions to industrial development in India and the world over. Tata, chairman emeritus of the Tata Group, one of India's largest and oldest conglomerate, will be inducted as a foreign associate, the academy said in a statement.

Founded in 1964, the academy is a private, independent, non-profit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. The academy this year elected 69 new members and 11 foreign associates, thus bringing the total US membership to 2,250 and the number of foreign associates to 211.