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Learn-Earn-Return Scheme for Students: Request for Contribution

Dear KGP-ians,

I have always been extremely proud of an IIT practice wherein “No student would be denied a world class IIT Kharagpur education because of lack of financial resources”. However, times have changed; rising costs, reduced government funding and market factors have made it more difficult to graduate from IIT debt free and as a result many students take up jobs instead of considering careers in higher education, research and entrepreneurship, key ingredients for the India of tomorrow.

Please see the Director’s message that describes the “Learn-Earn-Return” scheme:
https://iitkgp.org/content/%E2%80%98learn-earn-and-return-scheme%E2%80%99-students-request-contribution-0 that attempts to addresses this problem.

I believe that with over 60,000 KGP alumni gainfully employed, a contribution of $200 (or more) by each alum can generate a
significant corpus that will enable students make the right career choices for themselves and India and ensure that IIT KGP maintains
that noble tradition of offering a world class education to the best irrespective of socio economic means.

I urge you to donate now at: http://www.iitfoundation.org/donate (for Alumni based in USA or Canada)
or at https://iitkgp.org/content/learn-earn-return (for Alumni based in India or elsewhere) to support this worthy cause.

Thank you so much

Warm Regards

Roy daSilva
IIT Foundation

Posted by: Roy Dasilva @ Jul 30, 2016, 5:13 pm PDT    Filed under: Fund-raising, Alumni    Add Comment »

Swagtam Ceremony for the Graduates of 2016 from Mumbai

Location: Shere Punjab Gymkhana, (Off Mahakali Road, Andheri(E), Mumbai 400093). Swagtam Ceremony: Mumbai Chapter
Date: Saturday, 23/jul/16. Time: 03.00 pm to 07.00 pm.

03.00 pm - 03.55 pm: Arrival. Informal Gup-Shup. High-Tea
04.00 pm - 06.00 pm: the Programme*
06.00 pm - 07.00 pm: some more Gup-Shup. Dispersal.

(*Obviously people will be sharing their experiences. They are welcome to bring images, videos, etc in their pen-drive. A projector will be available to be shown during their talk within their time-limit of 3-5 minutes)

(a) Rs 200 per head if confirmation received by Thu(21/Jul)- by 7 pm by email/ phone/ sms/ whattsapp.
(b) Rs 300 per head if confirmation received later, even for last-minute walk-ins.
Payment by cash at Venue.

Lot of our mails have bounced. Therefore, a small request: Kindly
intimate all your year-mate friends and their friends and…. to just
send us a test-mail asap, today itself if possible

IIT-KGP ka Tempo high hai. India ka Josh high hai!

So, if you don’t want to miss the Boat, confirm phataphat……
pata nahin phir kab itne saare senior seva mein hazir hon?!

for IIT-KGP Alumni Association, Mumbai Chapter

Sudhir : 9820002576
Harish : 9324236399
Milind : 9869051120
Devdip: 9820918898
Phani : 9821328848
Arvind : 9969858735
Himanshu : 9920713458

Posted by: Arvind Saluja @ Jul 19, 2016, 7:28 am PDT    Filed under: Events, Alumni    Add Comment »

Message from the Director

Dear KGPians,

Season’s Greetings from Your Alma Mater!

At the completion of another year, let me first share with you some good news. We took several major steps towards our ambitious Vision 2020 programme. During this calendar year, we rolled out new academic programme like credit-based Micro-specializations to enhance career opportunities for students. We have started the project to revamp the accommodation facilities for our students, with new halls of residence coming up and upgrading of the older ones. Several more classrooms as well as air-conditioning have been started at the Nalanda Complex and new science laboratory blocks have been made available to students. The construction of the new 400 bed hospital for the medical school and the Research Park at Rajarhat Kolkata have been taken up as well. At our instance, the Government of India has initiated the Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) Programme with IIT Kharagpur as the national coordinator. The National Digital Library project is well on its way and its first version is going to be launched soon.

The Government of India has been instrumental in developing the IITs. However, the transformation IIT Kharagpur has undergone, from being an engineering college to a multidisciplinary technological institution, could be attributed significantly to the contributions by you, our alumni who have enabled and helped realize new heights. The M N Faruqui Innovation Centre funded by Shri Arjun Malhotra (70/EC) is empowering students from the first year to experiment on innovative projects. The Shri Gopal Rajgarhia (68/CH) International Programme funded by the namesake has facilitated students and scholars from the Institute to participate in academic and research programmes abroad and also their incoming counterparts. Shri Vinod Gupta (67/AG) announced alumni funded international internships and instituted exchange programmes with George Washington School of Law. Both of these initiatives have been key promoters of internationalization aspect which is a major parameter in international ranking of higher educational institutions and also ensures global exposure to students for career development. The Transdisciplinary Programme on Petroleum Engineering funded by Shri Asoke Kumar Deysarkar (71/CH) has opened a new avenue for students aiming for career in the field. Ron Gupta (70/AR) led the 1970 Class Gift which is a pioneering initiative for commemorating alumni contribution in the Institute which will as a remembrance of alumni imprint at the Institute. Also alumni from several batches have come together to contribute in the Batch Endowment campaign to build the endowment fund for the Institute. This is the fund which the Institute is nurturing to achieve the goal of self reliance in the coming years. Additionally my recommendation for “Alumni Returns to Teach” programme and “Director’s Fund” from last year are to be implemented as well and we hope to launch them in the coming year. All of these initiatives are enablers of the Vision 2020 programme and more such initiatives are much needed for its success. I am affirmative, you are also eager to lend your helping hand to your Alma Mater.

I have been reaching out to you all through my Facebook page for quite a few months now. Join me there in this Yajna and write to me about how you would like to help. Before the few days in this year bid us adieu, let us commit ourselves to initiatives dedicated to fulfill our goal of making IIT Kharagpur a top global institution in the near future.  

Wishing you, your family and friends blissful holidays ahead
With warm regards
Partha Pratim Chakrabarti (”PPC”)
IIT Kharagpur Alumnus, Faculty and Director

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Dec 23, 2015, 7:22 pm PST    Filed under: Fund-raising, Alumni    Add Comment »

IIT Global Leadership Conference 2015 July 24-26, Santa Clara CA

Dear IITian,

The next IIT Alumni Global Leadership Conference 2015 will be held in Santa Clara, CA on July 24-July 26, 2015. Take advantage of the Super Early Bird pricing and register now at http://iit-2015.org .

The theme of the Conference is “The Internet of People.” It’s about bringing the best and brightest minds together – those like you who Give Back, Achieve, Innovate, and Inspire so that all strata of society GAIN.

Yes, we will have great keynotes, animated panel discussions and intriguing fireside chats. We will have a special IIT-women’s day (this is a pre-conference event and will be on Jul 23, 2015). We will have wonderful entertainment. Meet many of the people who make IIT the respected institution it is. Enjoy the campus connection.

So be part of the movers and shakers to learn, teach, network and collaborate.

Your enthusiastic participation can make this event the yardstick that will be used to guide any future Alumni event.

Sign up now for the Conference, and book your hotel room at special discount rates. But all good things come to an end, both being available for a limited time.

Look forward to meeting you in July at the Conference!

Subhash Tantry
Conference Chair
IIT Alumni Global Leadership Conference, 2015

Posted by: Roy Dasilva @ Feb 13, 2015, 1:28 pm PST    Filed under: Alumni    Add Comment »

IIT Kharagpur Midwest Alumni Dinner, Sat Dec 6

You and your family are cordially invited to a IIT Kharagpur Midwest Alumni dinner on December 6, 2014. It’s been a while since KGPians met up in Chicagoland and this would be an excellent opportunity for us to catch up with fellow KGPians, revive and expand our network and walk down memory lane (or Scholar’s Ave if you so wish).

If you cannot make it, please send a note to the contacts below, as we are planning to build our database and organize ourselves for more such activities later. If you can volunteer, we would be delighted –- looking specially for former mess secretaries (just kidding!)

What: IIT Kharagpur Midwest Alumni Dinner
When: Saturday Dec 6 2014, 5:30 pm
Where: Maharaja Indian Cuisine
9765 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018
Cost: $22/person (FREE for children below 5. $7 per child 5-7)

Please RSVP with the number of guests to Ankit Gupta or Diptarka Majumdar

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Nov 25, 2014, 2:22 pm PST    Filed under: Events, Alumni    Add Comment »
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