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July2016

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
President
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.

Agenda:
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)

Registration:
(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 »