About a week ago, you received the inspiring message from Director Partha Pratim Chakrabarti about the exciting projects underway at IIT Kharagpur to catapult our Alma Mater from being India’s leading engineering school, to becoming one of the world’s top ranked education and research institutions.
Many of the ultra successful and passionate alums such as Shrigopal Rajgarhia, Arjun Malhotra, Asoke and Ruma Deysarkar, to name a few, made substantial contributions to achieve the Vision 2020 goals this year; however, there are a number of programs that need to be funded through smaller contributions by a large number of KGP-ians.
This season we would like KGP-ians to consider donating to the following programs :
1) The G S Sanyal Award for Faculty
The Foundation plans to kick start the G.S. Sanyal Award with a donation of $50,000 to recognize the contribution of faculty who go beyond the classroom and help students develop into successful alumni. This award will complement the various faculty awards given by IIT Kharagpur to recognize the in-classroom excellence of the teacher/researcher. This award will be announced to the faculty in January, with the distribution of the first award in August 2015.
2) Students Travel Grant
Students (Alums in Training) are brand ambassadors for IIT Kharagpur. To encourage students to participate in brand building international competitions, IIT Foundation will announce a program to fund student participation expenses for travel to USA in 2015 also in January.
3) Visiting Faculty Program / Alumni Return to Teach Program
IIT Foundation, through its Visiting Faculty Program, will also support the “Alumni Return to Teach Program” proposed by the Director.
In addition you are requested to support the Batch Endowment and the Institute Development (ID) Programs.
Please visit http://www.iitfoundation.org/donate to donate today and avail of the tax deductions for tax year 2014 (for USA Federal Tax filers).
On behalf of the IIT Foundation Board I wish you and yours Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year.
Roy da Silva (1974/EE/RK)
President, IIT Foundation