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October2008

Bay Area Diwali Dhamaka 2008

Dear Kgpians,

The IIT Alumni of San Francisco Bay Area presents Diwali Dhamaka 2008, on November 16, 2008 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California:

What: Diwali Dhamaka 2008.
When: Sunday, November 16, 2008, 3 pm onwards.
Where: Campbell Heritage Theatre
1 W. Campbell Avenue, Campbell, California, 95008.

Details: http://www.iitbayarea.org/diwali2008.
Register: http://tickets.indolink.com/php/buyTickets.php?event=2121.

We have an excellent skit already prepared and we are looking for actors and dancers. If you or your spouse/kid is willing to perform/act at the upcoming show, please email me your contact information asap.

Joy Bhattacharya , President, IIT Foundation Bay Area Chapter www.iitkgpsv.org.
President, IIT Foundation Bay Area Chapter.

Posted by: Amar Narisetty @ Oct 28, 2008, 7:36 am PDT    Filed under: Events    Add Comment »

So-Cal Pan IIT Diwali Celebartion: Dinner, Dance and Music

Dear IIT Alumni of Southern California,

You and your family are cordially invited to the 2008 Southern California Diwali celebration on the evening of November 15th, graciously hosted by Southern California IITR(roorkee) Alumni President - Kusum Gupta.

The attendance to this event is by invitation only.

Host: Southern California Pan IIT Alumni Board.
When: Saturday, November 15, 2008, 6:30 pm.
Where: Kusum Gupta’s House, 7357 Franklin Ave, Hollywood Hills, CA 90703, US.
Phone: 323-874-0080; 310-968-6899.
Register: http://www.evite.com/pages/invite/viewInvite.jsp?event=VYKIZXKAIJNSWEGQAYSX.

Come to enjoy an evening of dinner, live music, and dance to celebrate Diwali festival at Kusum Gupta’s house. Network with other alumni and make new friends. It will be fun for all alumnus, spouses and kids of all ages.

Please confirm your intent to attend along with the number of people attending latest by Nov 4th, 2008.

Any questions, please contact one of the following:

Kusum Gupta (VP,Socal IITAlum, Pres-IITR Alum) 323-874-0080
Smita Goel Bagla(President,SoCal PanIITAlumni) 310-968-6899.
Pramod Kunju( VP,Socal IITAlum, Pres-IITM Alum) 818-209-0172
Ananta Mukerji (VP,Socal IITAlum, Pres-IITK Alum) 951-536-8766
Jagdish Joshi (VP,Socal IITAlum, Pres-IITB Alum) 626-975-6656
Navin Jerath (VP,Socal IITAlum, Pres-IITD Alum) 818-943-0123
Dave Banerjee(VP,Socal IITAlum, Pres-IITKGP Alum) 818-222-9763

Register Now .

Thank you
Smita Goel Bagla.

P.S. We are looking for a few more motivated dynamic individuals to add to the So Cal Pan IIT Alumni board. If you are interested, please contact Smita Goel Bagla.

Posted by: Amar Narisetty @ Oct 28, 2008, 7:07 am PDT    Filed under: Events    Add Comment »

Jubilee gift awaits IIT Kharagpur

The Centre is set to grant a rare financial bonanza to IIT Kharagpur to build infrastructure coinciding with the diamond jubilee of the engineering schools. Read the complete report at Telegraph. Here are some excerpts:

The human resource development ministry has decided on a special, one-time grant of Rs 97 crore to IIT Kharagpur, government officials said.

IIT Kharagpur was the first among the institutes to be set up in 1951 under then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. It completes 60 years in 2011 but the special grant is expected to be given this year. In 1956, Nehru had famously described IIT Kharagpur as a symbol of “India’s future in the making”.

In recent years the IITs have complained of inadequate funds from the Centre. HRD ministry sources conceded the bounty dedicated for IIT Kharagpur was rare.

The sources said IIT Kharagpur director Damodar Acharya had requested the ministry, in a letter dated June 27, for the special funds for the diamond jubilee celebrations.

The special grant is to be spent on building a library building, convention centre and lecture theatres, among other projects, ministry sources said.

IIT Kharagpur has the largest campus — 2,100 acres — among the IITs and the highest student intake at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Posted by: Amar Narisetty @ Oct 17, 2008, 9:59 am PDT    Filed under: Media    Add Comment »