1979 Giving Back Program

1979 Batch Giving Back Program

Make a Gift to your Alma Mater. Class Gift is a grassroots initiative for giving back to your alma mater. 

Target:  75 Lakh 

Current Status as on - 07.02.2020

Campaign Closed on - 7.02.2020

Campaign Reach:  Rs. 60,64,964/- 

No. of Donors: 49

Project Details: A donation to this fund will go towards the "KGP- 1979 Batch Endowment". Connect to your batch mates during your 2020 Homecoming.

IIT-KGP has always been the source of enlightenment and inspiration to thousands of youth for more than six decades. It was the dream of independent India to take the quality of its higher education to world class standard and IIT-KGP has successfully achieved it. However, in this new era, the challenge is bigger. With more institutions including IITs coming up, need for greater professionalism at every stage of management and innovations driven research has become very important in educational institutions.

The utilisation of the endowment fund will be controlled by the members of IIT KGP Endowment Committee consisting of Prof. V.K Tewari (Director KGP, Chairman), Prof. Sriman Bhattacharya (Deputy Director KGP, Member), Prof. Subrata Chattopadhyay (Dean AA&IR KGP, Convener) , Prof. B.N. Singh (Registrar KGP, Member), Prof. N L Mitra (External Member), Prof. T K Ghoshal (External Member), Mr. Mayank Jalan (External Member), Mr. Sandipan Chakravortty (Alumnus, Member),  Mr. Arjun Malhotra (Alumnus, Member), Mr. Vinod Gupta (Alumnus, Member), Mr. Ninad (VP-Technology Student Gymkhana KGP, Student Member)  and will be presented to the donors through our annual report. The Founding Endowment Batches would be given the privilege to name a classroom with names of all the generous contributors firmly engraved. It is our way to help our donors leave their legacy behind. The batches and the contributors would be remembered by all the batches of technocrats passing out from IIT KGP.

Successful Giving Back Batches are 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1975, 1984, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1997 & 1979 who have raised Rs.50 lakhs plus. Batches from different genres like 62, 63, 65, 67, 74, 87, 88, 89, 90 and 96 to name a few are very actively contributing.

How to give

Simply follow this link and pay online through alumni portal or contact IIT KGP Alumni Office for guidance on transfer money into IIT Foundation USA or Alumni Affairs Office India as appropriate.

Other modes of donation:

 Contribution from India: (100% tax deduction for individual contributions under 80G)


Contributions from US: (IRS rule for tax exempt contributions to 501(c) organizations)

Name of Bank: HDFC Bank Ltd

Name of the Branch: Kharagpur


Account Number: 50100217500400

Account Type: Savings

IFS Code: HDFC0001065 (this is RTGS number)

MICR Code: 721240102


Deposit the check (writing batch year in the memo field) in favor of the below mentioned address.

IIT KGP Foundation
P. O. Box 27183
Omaha NE 68127


Cheque to be sent at the following address:

Anirban Roy

Executive Officer
Institutional Development Program
Office of Alumni Affairs

IIT Kharagpur - 721302
Cell: +91 7044313606

Go to our IITF webpage USA - https://www.iitkgpfoundation.org/donate.html


Donate online using debit/credit card


Go to our IITKGP webpage India –



Targeting your gift: Please mark your gift with "KGP- 1979 Batch Endowment" while you email us.

Tax Exemption: 

India: Donations to IIT Kharagpur are 100% Income Tax Exempt under section 80G in India. The Institute shall provide a tax certificate both in soft and hard copies.

USA: For US residents/citizens, IIT Foundation USA is an IRS 501(c)(3) Organization for tax purposes. 

Contact Us

India: Please write to Marketing Executive Mr. Soumya Banerjee (id-office3@adm.iitkgp.ac.in) for more details, and to help us track your donation.

USA: Please write to the Executive Director Ms. Erin Moran (emoran@iitfoundation.org / erinlorramoran@gmail.com) for more details and to help us track your donation.