I am writing to ask you to donate generously to a special fund created by IIT Foundation, to support students who qualify to compete in international competitions but need financial assistance to travel to the USA. In doing so, you do your part along with the students to improve the ranking of the IIT Kharagpur brand globally.
IIT Foundation has received requests to, jointly, along with IIT Kharagpur, support students participating in two international competitions; a business competition and an engineering competition.
- The Hult Prize is a business competition organized by The Hult International Business School in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative that has created the world’s largest student movement for Social Good. Details: http://www.hult.edu/en/about-hult/hult-prize .
- Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, aka the Driverless Car Competition, is a multidisciplinary engineering competition, considered to be one of the toughest outdoor navigation challenges in the world conducted by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) Details: http://www.igvc.org .
Based on previously donated funds, IIT Foundation has supported the HULT Prize in 2013 and has committed to fund The Driverless Car Competition in 2014.
Going forward, our ability to fund these competitions is dependent on the financial support provided by KGP-ians, so the IIT Foundation Board has approved a special annual fund raising effort.
The first such annual fund raising initiative has started on April 16th and funds donated during the month of April, May and June, earmarked “Student Programs”, shall be used to fund student expenses to compete in International competitions in 2015. We hope to raise $20,000 to support at least 2 teams .
Please donate, by visiting http://www.iitfoundation.org/donate . Note: Please choose “Student Programs”
Thank you for your continued support,
Roy da Silva
President, IIT Foundation