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July2008

IIT Bombay - 2008 Golden Jubilee Conference


The PanIIT Community is cordially invited to the 2008 Golden Jubilee Conference “Looking Ahead - The Next 50 Years”, celebrating 50 years of achievement by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

  • What: 2008 Golden Jubilee Conference - IIT Bombay.
  • Where: The New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY.
  • When: Friday July 18th - Sunday July 20th, 2008.

The conference is a potent networking opportunity - Over 600 persons from 325 varied companies have registered – over 100 of whom are CXO’s. The IITian member of the Nobel Prize Winning team will be presenting with a Venture capitalist team on “investment and career opportunities in the emerging CleanTech sector”. Register here . For a list of prominent attendees and other program details see attendees.

Note: GJ Conference rates go up as follows: Until July 9th midnight - $345 (current rate).July 10th to July 15th midnight - $395. After July 16th - $555. Special rates for students

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Update on UC Berkeley — IIT Kharagpur Collaboration


On May 29th, 2008 the UC Berkeley-IIT Kharagpur collaboration was formally launched at UC Berkeley. “We decided to grow the program in an unusual way,” said Mark Richards, executive dean of the College of Letters and Science during a reception welcoming the students. “We thought the most straightforward way to make this happen is directly through the students. They will explore research opportunities here with the understanding that these projects will continue when they return and in the process grow faculty bonds.” Richards, along with Geoff Owen, dean of the College’s Biological Division, laid the groundwork for the collaboration during a trip to India last November.

The inaugural group of 11 exchange students arrived on campus on May 26 for an eight-week summer research session. Most of them did not have time to get over their jet lag before rushing to join their mentors in labs across campus.

Read more on this at UC Berkeley .

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Annual IIT KGP NY/NJ Alum Summer Picnic


Our Annual IIT KGP NY/NJ Alum Summer Picnic will be held on Saturday, Sept 20 2008 (11-4pm) at the Duke Island Park Pavilion in NJ (Baskin Ridge area - same as last year). Details would be forthcoming.

  • What: Annual IIT KGP NY/NJ Alum Summer Picnic.
  • Where: Duke Island Park Pavilion in NJ.
  • When: Saturday, Sept 20, 2008, 11:00 am - 4:00 PM.

Please forward to your friends interested in joining. For those who are not aware of the Kgp Alum activities in NY/NJ area, please visit http://iitkgpny.community.officelive.com/ or http://www.iitfoundation.org/chapters/. We formed the NY/NJ alum chapter in April 08 with a kick-off event at Aicon Art Gallery attended by 30 alums. We have also had a series of get togethers since last year’s summer picnic - Dinners in Oct 07, Nov 07. We are interested in expanding and including many other ideas that all of you might have. If you are interested in contributing or volunteering, please do contact me or anyone listed on the chapter website.

Regards
Subhodev Das .

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