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Sunday Sep 7th, San Francisco Bay Area: Talk by IIT KGP Director, Dr. Damodar Acharya, on the future of IIT

Sunday Sep 7th, San Francisco Bay Area: Talk by IIT KGP Director, Dr. Damodar Acharya, on the future of IIT

The IIT system started over 55 years ago with the formation of the first IIT at Kharagpur in West Bengal . The initial goal was to educate students to become engineers and technical leaders and run its factories in the post independence era. Phase 1 saw the establishing of 5 IIT campuses dispersed around the country; Phase 2 saw the addition of  two more campuses at Roorkee and Guwahati , and last year the government announced Phase 3 which  will add 8 more campuses to cater to the increasing demand for the best engineers from the rapidly growing industries. Simultaneously our educators are preparing for the next great leap where IIT’s aspire to become India’s leading Research and Development Center aimed at fostering excellence and innovation. Professor Damodar Acharya Director of IIT Kharagpur shall give a talk and discuss IIT’s journey during  Phase 3.0.  A brief profile of Professor Damodar Acharya.

  • What :  “IIT Phase 3.0 . . . India’s leading R&D destination”  a talk by  Professor Damodar Acharya, Director IIT Kharagpur.
  • Date: Sunday September 7th. 2008, ( 5.00PM -7.00PM).
  • Venue : TiE Silicon Valley (Auditorium), 2903 Bunker Hill Lane Suite 108, Santa Clara,  CA - 95054.
  • Costs : Free (Contributions of $10.00 to cover facility rental and snacks appreciated).  
  • Agenda: 
    • 5.00-5.30 PM :  Regitration and Networking over Tea and Snacks. 
    • 5.30- 5.45 PM:  IIT Today.
    • 5.45- 6.00 PM:  IIT Tomorrow….  Indias leading R&D destination.
    • 6.00- 6.15 PM:  The top issues  in establishing IIT as Indias leading R&D destination (Faculty, Facilities, Industry Collaboration , student retention  etc).
    • 6.15- 6.30 PM : Solutions to the top issues and how Alums can participate.
    • 6.30- 7.00 PM : Discussions and Wrap up. 

As always the success of any event is a function of your participation and we look forward to your continued support.

Warm regards

Roy daSilva , President IIT Foundation.

Posted by: Amar Narisetty @ Sep 1, 2008, 6:01 pm PDT    Filed under: Events    

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