The Institutional Development Program

Mission : To support institute’s offer to strengthen domestic ranking as well as enhancing the KGP’s international stature.

Vision :

  • Provide support for all-round growth plans of the Institute
  • Implement a Sustainable and scalable resource development program
  • Leverage the alumni and corporate relations for the growth of the Institute
  • Promote the KGP Brand

Need For ID Program :

  • Many IITs
  • Foreign university entry
  • Scale and sustainability
  • Need for an organized, timely, result oriented, effective program structure

Components of ID Program :

  • Alum connectivity
  • KGP Brand Building
  • Sustainable Fundraising
  • Data gathering for Metrics
  • R&D Campaign
  • Recruitment and Retaining

Advisory Board Members :

Mr. R. Gopalkrishnan (ECE/1967/VS)- Alumni (India)

Mr. Gopalkrishnan is currently the Executive Director of TATA Sons Ltd, Chairman of TATA Honeywell and Rallis India , Vice Chairman of TATA Chemicals and a Director of several TATA Companies like TATA Motors, TATA Power and TATA Teleservices. As a member of the Group Executive Office of Ratan Tata, he is deeply engaged in the management and growth of the prestigious TATA Group. He also serves as a Director on the Board of ICI Ltd, Castrol India and ABP Pvt. Ltd. He the President of All India Management Association, Member of the Managing committee of Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Member of the National Council of CII and Public Representative, Board of Governors, Bombay Stock Exchange. He received the Bombay Management Association's Management Man of the Year Award in 2003. He is the author of The Case of Bonsai Manager, published by Penguin India.

Mr. Arjun Malhotra (EC/1970/RP) - Alumni (US)

Mr. Malhotra serves as Chairman of Headstrong Co. Board of Directors. A pioneer of the Indian IT industry, Mr. Malhotra has a long string of entrepreneurial successes. He co-founded the HCL group, taking it from a six-person operation to one of India's largest Information Technology corporations. He is a member of the Board of Governors of IIT - Foundation (KGP), member of Board of Governors of Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, and member of Indian Public Schools Society which runs the Doons School. He founded the Prof. G.S. Sanyal School of Telecommunications at KGP through a personal endowment. Mr. Malhotra was declared Life Fellow of IIT Khargpur in 2003. He is currently a member of the Executive Council of NASSCOM which is India's representative organization for thr IT&ITES industr

Mr. Matt Ter Molen - Non-Alumni (US)

Mr. Molen is Associate Dean for Development and Corporate Relations of Kellogg School of Management and Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations and Development for the Northwestern University. Matt has extensive experience in development at Northwestern, having been with the University since 1998, working closely with senior leadership in the University including President, Deans, and Trustees. From 1998 through 2003, Matt was the Assistant Dean for Development at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences of NWU, managing all aspects of development at the College. Prior to Northwestern, Matt worked in development roles at the University of Chicago . From 1987-1989, Matt was with the United States Peace Corps.

Dr. Prabhakant Sinha (ME/1970) - Alumni (US)

Dr. Sinha is co-chairman and co-founder of ZS Associates, a leading sales and marketing consultancy in the world. He is also director of Greenlight Planet, Inc., a company dedicated to bringing affordable solar lighting to the powerless around the world. He also teaches in Executive Education programs at the Kellog School of Management, Indian School of Business as well as publishing a number of books and over 25 other publications. In addition to receiving number of awards from American Marketing Association and INFORMS Society, he has been honored as an inductee of the Chicago Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 2005. Dr. Sinha established P.K. Sinha Center for Bio-energy, India's first such energy research center at IIT KGP, to undertaking research, teaching and technological implementation of conventional and non-conventional energy.

Mr. B.K. Syngal (EC/1962/RP) - Alumni (India)

Mr. Syngal was the Chairman and Managing Director (1991-98) of Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (VSNL Ltd). Mr. Syngal is regarded as the father of Internet and data services in India , which propelled the growth of software exports from India . In the international telecom arena, he has held the positions of Chairman, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO), London , Councilor for India INMARSAT Council, London , Vice Chairman and Director, ICO Boards, Chairman of Governance Committee ICO, Cayman Islands and Governor, INTELSAT Board, Washington DC . Mr. Syngal also assumed charge as the Chairman of Reliance Telecom. He has been recipient of many industry awards including Telecom Man of the Decade award by Wisitex Foundation , India , Partners in Progress award by Maharashtra State Government for his contributions in telecommunications both in India and abroad.

Expert Advisor: Prof. Amit Patra (EE/1984)

Dr. Amit Patra is Professor in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Former Dean (Alumni Affairs & International Relations) at IIT Kharagpur. He has more than 25 years of experience in academics and research. He has carried out extensive research collaborations with various industries and organizations in India and abroad. He has taken a leadership role in setting up Institutional Development framework at IIT Kharagpur.