We are happy to announce that Dr. U V Somayajulu, the CEO of Sigma, has been appointed as a Board of Studies member of the Department of Statistics, Andhra University. This prestigious role positions him as the industry representative, bridging the gap between academia and real-world insights in accordance with the New Education Policy. This is the second time , Dr. Somayajulu would be serving in this position after a gap of three years. His expertise and contribution to the field of applied statistics are invaluable, and we are confident that his insights will continue to enrich the academic landscape. Join us in congratulating Dr. U V Somayajulu on this remarkable achievement. We look forward to witnessing his continued impact on statistical education and research.