(b). Early life and education :
Kurien was born on 26 November 1921 at Calicut (now Kozhikode, Kerala) into a Syrian Christian family.
His father was a civil surgeon in Cochin, Kerala.
He graduated in Physics from Loyola College, Madras in 1940 and then obtained his Bachelors in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy affiliated to University of Madras.
After completing his degree, he joined the Tata Steel Technical Institute, Jamshedpur from where he graduated in 1946.
Subsequently, he went to the United States on a Government of India scholarship to earn a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Distinction) from Michigan State University in 1948.
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