It’s finally happened. On 14 Jan, 2008, the SAIACS Board of Trustees announced that the new principal of SAIACS, starting April 2008, will be Dr. Ian Payne.

Dr. Ian is no stranger to India nor SAIACS and the mood in the campus is both of excitement and relief. He was brought up in Kerala and he both studied and worked at SAIACS.

Since the changeover in September 2006, Dr. Hrangkhuma has been serving as the SAIACS principal and he now looks forward to his sabbatical in April, when Dr. Ian and his wife Judith will move into campus.

The SAIACS graduation, in March 2008, will be the time for the installation for the new principal.