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About The IIT Foundation

The IIT Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to enhancing the capability of Indian Institute of Technology ("IIT"), Kharagpur.

This web-site is aimed at providing a networking forum for worldwide alumni of IIT Kharagpur. One of our goals is to create a "world-class" network of IIT Kharagpur alumni.

The main purpose of The IIT Foundation is to raise funds for IIT Kharagpur, primarily from alumni based in the US and Canada. The IIT Foundation is registered as a non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to the IIT Foundation are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers.    Read More...


About This Site

All maintenance and software development of this web-site is done by Joyjit Nath. A portion of the site layout design and database design was done pro-bono by MAQ Software, a company run by Rajeev Agarwal. The site runs on Fedora Core, the Apache Webserver with PHP, and the MySQL Database. We host the site on a Virtual Private Server at PowerVPS

Please contact us at webmaster@iitfoundation.org if you would like to help us.


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History and Mission of the IIT Foundation

The IIT Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to enhancing the capability of Indian Institute of Technology ("IIT"), Kharagpur.

Its main purpose is to raise funds for IIT Kharagpur, primarily from alumni based in the US and Canada. The IIT Foundation is registered as a non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to the IIT Foundation are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers.

The U.S. Federal tax ID for IIT Foundation is: 47-0747227. Please click here if you would like to make a donation to the IIT Foundation.

[For alumni based in other countries (including India), please contact the Technology Foundation, an organization based at IIT Kharagpur that has similar objectives.]

The IIT Foundation was founded in 1992 by Vinod Gupta, a 1967 alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, and the founder of the Vinod Gupta School of Management. In recent years, the IIT Foundation has funded several initiatives at IIT Kharagpur, including:

  • Campus Networking Project: The brainchild of Silicon Valley visionary Dr Suhas Patil, the goal of this project is to provide universal high-speed internet access to all students from their Hall rooms.
  • VLSI Laboratory: The IIT Foundation has underwritten the funding of a state-of-the-art VLSI Laboratory on campus. The funding commitment includes equipment and software, salaries of faculty and staff, as well as visiting faculty teaching a short course each year.
  • Microsoft Visiting Professor: The Microsoft Visiting Professor position was established in 2000, thanks to the generous donations of over eighty IIT alumni who are Microsoft employees.