Giving Back – Department of Geology & Geophysics
A Meeting of Alumni of the Department of Geology & Geophysics (1970-1980) IIT KGP, at Kolkata on 26th March, 2017, brought forth this initiative to strengthen the bonds between the Alumni and the Department. In the true spirit of this Department, it was a very informal mingling of ex-students and their ex-professors.
First GG Alumni Seminar at IIT Kharagpur 10th February 2018
Theme: Opportunities, New technology, Developments -Global and National
A very positive response from the Head of the Department, and Dean Alumni Affairs has culminated in these first steps of giving back to the Department, hoping to form a continuing dialogue between Alumni, faculty and students. Two events are taking place in February 2018 and would be funded by contributions from Alumni.
Broad Topics to be covered -
Seminar: Please respond to us, as to who is attending/with spouse, with accommodation requirements. The Conveners would like to block rooms at the Technology guesthouse.
Geos: Please prepare articles, making the content of interest to the students.
Funding: For both the above efforts, i.e. a Seminar and a special volume of GEOS, we urge Alumni to participate, share their experience and knowledge and, lastly, contribute funds to make this initiative a success. The aim is also to provide a rolling fund for future interactions with the department. Alumni may contribute according to the guidelines given here, with links for online bank transfers/cheque payments, both for Resident Indian and those domiciled in USA. Income tax exemption details are also provided. Please donate generously!
For any queries please contact us: Facilitators/ Champions of the Cause:
1. Nandini Nityananda firstname.lastname@example.org IIG, NGRI, Hyderabad
2. Sudhanshu S Bakshi email@example.com ONGC, GSPC , Ahmedabad
3. Pranab Sen firstname.lastname@example.org Chief Geophysicist at Ecopetrol, USA
Utilization of Fund
Earth Science Study Circle (ESSC), a department student body overseen by Faculty. Here the preliminary consensus of the Alumni representatives was (a) The Alumni Seminar event, b) funding the GEOS Special volume, c) excess in ESSC account to further interaction between Alumni (industry) and students. The accounts of the ESSC are managed by a Treasurer (Faculty) along with two Faculty advisors.
All donations made to IIT Kharagpur are 100% tax exempted U/S 80G & exemption applicable under IRS rule for USA, 501(c) organizations.