Dr. Paul Cherian, the founding Dean was awarded the Dean Emeritus title during the commencement ceremony held on the 22nd of May 2015. Dr. Cherian was the first Dean of IAU and served from 2004 till 2009. He was instrumental in developing the school from its early stages to where it is today. The Board of Trustees and management, of IAU is thankful to Dr. Cherian for his contributions to the University community. Dr. Cherian continues to be a part of IAU as the Dean Emeritus.