KGP-97 Class Gift - 1997 Batch Giving Back Program

Make a Gift to your Alma Mater.  The initiative(s) will be defined in consultation with the “Alumni” and “Alumni Endowment Fund Committee, IIT KGP”, and will be chosen accordingly.

Class Gift is a grassroots initiative for giving back to your alma mater. Collectively a batch can identify purpose(s) and donate for the class gift. A special commemoration of their gift is made during their "Grand Reunion" at the 20th Year of their graduation.


Propose Your Class Gift in one or more of the following areas: 


Academic / R&D Program

student wellness, counselling & student life








Target: 1 Crore

Campaign Launch Date: 24 December 2017

(*The batch can donate pledge even before the launch date)

Campaign Completion Date: 30 June 2019

Campaign Reach: Rs.51 Lakh  (Total fund collection)

No. of Donors: 76 (Number of unique donors)



How to give

Class Champions


Contact your class champions before you give. The '97 batch alumni have to identify batch champions each in the US and India:


Champion In India: Prof. Anandaroop Bhattacharya (email -

 In USA:


The champions will (i) guide their fellow batchmates to transfer money into IIT Foundation or AAIR Office India as appropriate, and (ii) interface with IIT Foundation and AAIR Office to help track the money, and ensure that it is transferred to IITKGP for the targeted project(s). They will also ensure that the targeted budget is achieved. Once the funds have reached IITKGP and budget has been met, presented and approved by “Alumni Endowment Fund Committee, IIT KGP”. IITKGP will take up the execution of the project following usual rules for works/ procurement. Alumni champions (and others as designated by the group) will be invited to review the progress of the projects, and periodic account statement will be shared.


Targeting your gift: Please mark your gift with “KGP 97 Class Gift"


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 ID Executive (Head Fund Rasing India) Mr. Anirban Roy ( for more details, and to help us track your donation.


USA: Please write to the Executive Director Ms. Erin Moran ( / for more details and to help us track your donation.