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IIT Kharagpur Establishes ‘RANBIR AND CHITRA GUPTA SCHOOL OF INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT’ - With $1 Million Donation from Ranbir Singh Gupta

On 5th January, 2008, Dr. Damodar Acharya, Director of IIT Kharagpur, and Mr. Ranbir (Ron) Singh Gupta signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up “RANBIR AND CHITRA GUPTA SCHOOL OF INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT.”

The domain of infrastructure design and management has become critically important in recent times and its need is expected to increase manifold with rapid development. This field calls for interdisciplinary expertise from several core engineering, architecture and management branches. A new breed of people trained in this domain and associated research is crucial to sustain the development. IIT Kharagpur, with its strong background in each of the related disciplines, wishes to take an initiative to create this unique academic unit to pursue this area and achieve international level excellence. Mr Ranbir (Ron) Singh Gupta, a 1970 alumnus of the department of architecture of this institute shares that vision and has a keen interest in helping the institute to develop this area and wishes to contribute to its development. Therefore the Institute has decided to set up the ‘Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management’ (or ‘RCG InfraTech’) at IIT Kharagpur to achieve this vision.

Posted by: Amar Narisetty @ Jan 28, 2008, 8:09 am PST    Filed under: Media, Alumni    1 Comment »

PanIIT Entrepreneurship Movement

Dear Entrepreneurs,

Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam will launch PanIIT’s “Entrepreneurship Movement”. The mission will be launched by simultaneously mentoring 1000 entrepreneurs in 16 different cities of India on one day, Jan 26th, 2008. This program will be conducted in association with TiE (The Indus Enterpreneur) and NEN (National Entrepreneurship Network).

The PanIIT organization was formed as a federal body, covering alumni of all 7 IIT’s, to evolve a brand that would provide strong fraternity among IIT alumni.

Dr. Kalam, while inaugurating the Global event on Dec 23rd 2006, advised IITians to ignite the torch of Entrepreneurship in Indian. He urged IITians to share their experiences and mentor young entrepreneurs so that instead of being “job seekers”, more “job creators” are formed. We are converting his vision into action.

The 16 cities that will be covered are Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guwahati , Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Koltata, Mumbai, Patna and Pune.

We are tying up with various media partners – TV channels, Newspapers, Magazines, Websites etc. We expect that the event will have extensive media coverage because of the unique approach.

Mentors include B Muturaman (Tata Steel), Pradeep Baijal (Ex-TRAI), Pramod Chaudari (Praj Industries), R N Khanna (Controls & Switchgear), Saurabh Srivastava (Indian Angel Network), Ashank Desai (Mastech), Pradeep Gupta (CyberMedia) and 200 successful IITians.

In case you are looking for mentorship, please register on http://tienewdelhi.org/pan_iit.asp.


  • 1300 – 1330 Registration.
  • 1330 – 1430 Address by Hon’ble ex-President APJ Abdul Kalam (Live from Hyderabad and Telecast in other cities).
  • 1430 – 1500 Talk on Entrepreneurial Eco System by a prominent IITian.
  • 1500 – 1930 Mentoring sessions – six sessions of 45 minutes each.

Yours truly
Pradeep Gupta
Immediate Past Chairman, PanIIT India.

Posted by: Amar Narisetty @ Jan 10, 2008, 10:00 pm PST    Filed under: Events    Add Comment »

Alumni Picnic — JANUARY 13, 2008 — Sunday — New Delhi

TAA Executive Committee Wishes you and your Family a Happy and a Prosperous New Year. TAA Delhi Chapter takes pleasure in organizing PICNIC for FAMILY MEMBERS OF KGPians on 13th Jan 08 (Sunday) 11: 30AM onwards.

  • What: PICNIC .
  • Where: N.D.M.C. Officers Club, Nehru Park, Vinay Marg , Chanakya Purii, New Delhi.
  • When: Sunday 11:30 am, January 13, 2008.
  • Program:Fun, Games, Frolic and Hasya Kavi Mr Surendra Sharma will be there to entertain you all at the venue.

Please Inform your Batchmates whose contact details might not be with us or might be wrong. REGISTER YOUR PARTICIPATION BY E-MAIL to Arvind Saluja .

Posted by: Amar Narisetty @ Jan 2, 2008, 10:31 am PST    Filed under: Events    Add Comment »