KGP-96 Class Gift

KGP-96 Class Gift - 1996 Batch Giving Back Program


Make a Gift to your Alma Mater.  The initiative(s) will be defined in consultation with the Institute, and will be chosen through voting by your Class. 

Class Gift is a grassroots initiative for giving back to your alma mater. Collectively a batch can identify projects and donate for the cause. A special commemoration of their gift is made during their "Grand Reunion" at the Annual Alumni Meet.


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


Infrastructure Academic / R&D Program student wellness, counselling & student life Sports scholarship

Target: ?1 Crore

Campaign Launch Date: 10 July 2017

Campaign Completion Date: 31 March 2019

Campaign Reach:  Rs. 37 lakh

No. of Donors: 38


Project Details: A donation to this fund will go towards the "KGP-96 Class Gift". Connect to your batchmates to decide for the most appropriate class gift(s).

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. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti (Director KGP, Chairman), Prof. Sriman Bhattacharya (Deputy Director KGP, Member), Prof. Siddhartha Mukhopadhyay (Dean AA&IR KGP, Convener) , Mr. Pradip Payne (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. Mayank Srivastava (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, 1970, 1975, 1984, 1991 & 1993 who have raised Rs.50 lakhs plus. Batches from different genres like 62, 63, 65, 67, 69, 74, 79, 87, 88, 89, 90 and 97 to name a few are very actively contributing.


How to give

Class Champions


Contact your class champions before you give. The '96 batch alumni have identified two champions each in the US and India:

In India: Suvojit Sinha (, +919663385413) Soumitra Ghosh (

In USA: Om Arora (  Mithuna Thottethodi (


The champions will (i) guide their fellow batchmates to transfer money into IIT Foundation or AAIR office 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 for each project. Once the funds have reached IITKGP and budget has been met, 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.


Campaign page on Facebook:



Targeting your gift: Please mark your gift with "KGP 96 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.