Mr. Rahul Gautam (BT/ChE/1975) and his wife have set up a faculty chair to honour and support an outstanding faculty of the Institute. Gautam is the Managing Director of Sheela Foam Pvt.Ltd., India and Chairman of Joyce Pty Ltd., Australia (together turn over ~Rs. 550 crores). Sheela Foam was set up in 1972 by his mother Mrs. Sheela Gautam and is today the largest foam manufacturer in India. Their bedding and furniture category is sold under the brand name SLEEPWELL. In 2006, Sheela Foam entered into a joint venture with M/s. Woodbridge group, Canada, the largest manufacturer of moulded P. U. foam products for automotive industry in the world. Through the Sleepwell Foundation, his company meets its corporate social responsibility in the area of education (Him Jyoti School & Progress Alternatives) and sports (actively supporting talented tennis players). He obtained a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York, USA.