Campaigns

Even as a student, you can help your Alma Mater!   IIT Kharagpur is helping students to learn without being unduly worried about expenses, shape their career and then give back to their Alma Mater through the grassroots campaign of Learn-Earn-Return. This scheme aims to create a financial support system for students so that they imbibe the culture of giving back. Students availing benefits under this scheme will be required to take a ‘Pledge’ of giving back to the Institute. ‘Giving back’ by the alumni has brought about a transformation on various fronts at the Institute, one of them being student excellence. "The concept of Learn-Earn-Return is to support a student and enable in him/her the vision of extending similar support as an alumnus towards future generations of students at IIT Kharagpur. So it's a full circle of life which LER represents," says Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur. The awardees will receive Rs 10,000 per month for 4 years as cash award. At the end of the first semester of the 1st year, the award will be given out on the basis of JEE Advanced rank. From the second semester onward, the recipients of the award would have to maintain a CGPA of 9. The first awards were announced during the Annual Alumni Meet 2018. Three first year students -Jyoti Agrawal, Jyotisman Das and Rathin Singha - from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering received the award in the presence of about 300 alumni who had come from all over India and abroad. You can come forward to help meritorious students, who come from families with limited financial capability, to follow their dream. In their turn, such students promise to return the favour by giving back to the Institute - just the way you did. Testimonial from LER recipients: "LER is unique in the way it enables us to meet various expenses associated with academics and research projects. I have taken the pledge to give back to my Alma Mater as I grow in life," said Jyotisman Das. "I am elated with the award as it is an honour to stand in front of the alumni and be a recipient of their care and affection. Also I feel the girls in the country and their parents should know about this award and feel motivated to pursue a career in engineering," said Jyoti Agrawal. Rathin Singha pointed out that LER would help him pursue his studies without worrying about the financial burden that families of limited means often have to face.

    Department is the nerve center of your KGP life. This campaign provides you the opportunity to upgrade facilities and improve various resources in your department while you etch your name on various departmental programs. You can donate individually or collectively to your department.  Events - Sponsorship for Alumni Meet and other activities – Rs. 10 Lakh    National Moot Court Competition 2018  – Rs. 10 Lakh Awards & Scholarships - Financial Assistance for Scholarship, Travel, Cash Awards – Rs. 20 Lakh  School Fund - Various Activities of School Other Campaigns -  General Endowment for School      For more information please visit School Alumni Website: http://alumni.rgsoipl.org Contact: Dr.Raju KD, Faculty Co-ordinator – 9434744126 Student Co-ordinators: Saurabh -9734059400, Bhamini Shenoy - 9620089615, Sankalp Mishra - 9453010516 Email: alumnicellrgsoipl@gmail.com

Birthday Celebrations of IIT KGP   You have celebrated the Foundation Day of IIT KGP for years. This year celebrate the Birthday of your beloved IIT KGP. Join together with your fellow alumni in the regional chapters and host the birthday party on Saturday, August 18, 2018.  The Young Alumni Achiever Awardees, Director and Deans will join you from KGP.  To make your party interesting do invite the alumni achievers from your region and cheer for them. You can also invite your friends outside KGP circle and introduce them to the wonderful world of your Alma Mater Tell them about the unique social impact projects of IIT KGP and encourage them to become partners through CSR programs. And for Your Gift of Love on KGP Foundation Day, click the Donate button below. #Happy Birthday KGP  #debtedforlife

Memorial

Thesis Award - Department of Architecture   "Thesis is the most meaningful and intensive project for the undergraduate student in the architecture program. It encourages the student to do think deeply, and work in an organized way to develop a vision and articulate it in a comprehensive set of drawings and models. It prepares the student to do thoughtful work in his or her professional career.  Alumni of the undergraduate program in IIT Kharagpur, is motivating the new generation of students to excel and do their best work in their design thesis. They are proposing an endowment that will generate an annual award  for the best undergraduate thesis project. The award will recognize the significant accomplishment of the student, will be based upon the jurors' recommendation, and given annually."  Alumni Champions :- 1. Amita Sinha (Batch of '81) Visiting Professor Department of Architecture & Regional Planning IIT Kharagpur Email - sinha2@illinois.edu    2. Rajat Subhra Bandopadhyay (Batch of '81) Email - rsbando@hotmail.com   Coordinator Alumni Office IIT Kharagpur -: Ms. Alolika Mukherjee, Counsellor  Ph - 834867775 Email - id-office3@adm.iitkgp.ac.in

silver jublee

Your gift will be a living memorial of your bond - Donate to VGSOM Silver Jubilee Endowment Fund Contribute to VGSoM   Why is this Endowment  Critical for VGSoM? At this juncture of the completion of 25 glorious years, we do not merely strive to celebrate our success, but also look forward to taking tangible strides in making our institute even better in the years to come. We aim to be self-reliant and improve the visibility and impact we have as a business school in the IIT fraternity. The other reasons are: The endowment will become a perpetual system of cash flow for the betterment of VGSOM, especially the welfare of its students. There is an 80% correlation with top-ranking B-Schools and their endowment sizes. Alumni endowment leads to better alumni connectivity which is important for the success of a B-School.  Similar to toppers among UG and PG students in the engineering and science departments of the institute, we would also like to gift cash prizes to our toppers in management studies. Therefore, the endowment money will be used in rewarding the batch toppers. Not only will this incentivize students towards better learning, it will also carve a niche for the institute among the other gems of IIT Kharagpur. Envisioning Silver Jubilee Vision VGSoM Endowment Fund It was the philosophy of learn, earn and return which guided our founder into conceptualizing and establishing the Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur. The roots of the foundation of this institute of excellence have been nourished from the love and benevolence of its alumni spread across distant horizons of the globe. Therefore, your Alma Mater is building a professional Endowment Fund which is critical to the long-term plans of VGSoM. The endowment would be a collection of donations by the alumni, parents, students and every family member of this institute. To ensure sustenance for years to come, the principal of these gifts cannot be spent, but the earning can. When a donor makes a gift to the endowment, the Institute agrees to manage and maintain that gift work for perpetuity. ~ Art of Friend Raising ~ Silver Jubilee Endowment Fund Campaign The Endowment Committee has set forth an ambitious target of raising INR 1 Crore for the endowment. This amount will be kept in a fixed deposit and the interest earnings out of the same will be utilized for providing the prize money to the toppers of the institute in the years to come. To maintain the perpetuity of our cash flows, only about half of the interest earned would be withdrawn and the rest would be re-invested to ensure the critical amount keeps growing in the times to come. Additionally, as our alumni base grows, we expect the donation amounts to increase manifold as well which would be further utilized for the improvement of the Institute.  Assuming 8% interest rate of the amount deposited we will generate 8 lakhs per annum as interest. Out of this amount, 4 lakhs will be used and the rest will be reinvested for the growth of the fund. The top 3 students of the graduating batch of MBA will be provided with cash prize of 1.75 lakhs, 1.25 lakhs and 1 lakh.  Honouring the Pioneers of Endowment Donating alumni will be recognized through VGSoM Donor's Gallery. Special souvenirs and a certificate of appreciation to be designed for the donating batch Your efforts will be publicized through various social media channels to motivate all your batch-mates connected with us to pitch in with their best. Other ways of contributing in Future Plans of VGSoM In the wake of the silver jubilee, the school has chartered a long-term plan for taking VGSoM to greater heights of glory. The institute plans to establish a Data Analytics and Financial Engineering (DAFE) Lab in the premise to provide state of the art data analytics solutions in the financial domain. Not only will this help the students of VGSoM, but also the students applying for the Financial Engineering programme offered by the school. This proposal will be executed in collaboration with the corporate sector. Also in the pipeline is our idea of association with international institutes for providing a global exposure to our students. We look forward to your assistance in the actualization of both of our plans which will be critical in improving our stature from NIRF 7th to up and above among the top 3 institutes of management. For more details write to anirban.roy@adm.iitkgp.ac.in   For any clarification about the VGSOM Silver Jubilee Endowment Fund, please get in touch with Prof C S Mishra, Faculty-in-charge, Alumni Committee at alumni@vgsom.iitkgp.ac.in. 

  BALBIR KUMAR MATHUR VARADARAJAN SESHAMANI  RAJENDRA KUMAR KHANNA PARVATI DEV JOYJIT NATH  NIRMAL KUMAR BHARDWAJ ABHIJIT RAY SHAILENDRA KUMAR INDRAMOHAN ASTHANA  VEERENDRA KUMAR JAITLY

"Good is the enemy of great.  It’s so true. It’s easy to be good, rest on our laurels and become complacent.  It’s really easy to let your good get in the way of being great. But, to be great means you have to keep pushing. The Batch has collected 70 Lakh and we wish to reach 1 Crore by raising more friends and immortalize the legacy of 1968. We are glad to let you know that the batch endowment campaign is exceptionally successful and we got a classroom at our newly built Nalanda academic complex where we will put up the plaque (names of all contributors) for unveiling on the 2018 Reunion. We started this campaign for not only making the endowment promising but also reach as much as possible to all of you and create a great connectivity.  Although the batch endowment is almost done still if any of your batch mates somehow left out unknowingly kindly let us know. You can still contribute and join hands with your fellow batch mates before our final plaque preparation so that we can get a privilege of making a really long plaque for your batch leaving no one behind which will surely give you a feeling that your gift is a living memorial of your bond with KGP. Please email to anirban.roy@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in for any assistance."  

"It has been 25 years since the inception of VGSoM and in all these years it has produced numerous pioneers. Let us make this year memorable for all those who have contributed towards the journey of VGSoM. At the mark of 25th year, VGSOM, IIT Kharagpur announces its grand celebration “Aahvaan” to be held from 9th March to 11th March, 2018.The event is intended to bring together our alumni located in all parts of the world and celebrate the voyage they have lived through VGSoM and the path that every batch has created and paved for more future leaders of tomorrow.  Registration Fee: Rs. 4000/- per person  Event Registration Form Last date of Registration: February 15, 2018 For more details please contact alumni.vgsom.iitkgp@gmail.com  

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur recognizes the professional achievements and contribution of its alumni through the Distinguished Alumnus Award (DAA) each year on the Annual Convocation Day.   You are requested to help us identify the Distinguished Alumnus for this year by nominating those, who in your opinion should be considered for these Awards. Kindly get the nomination form filled up and submitted to the Office of the undersigned latest by 31st March 2018, Saturday A soft copy of the nomination form should also be submitted by email to deanaa@hijli.iitkgp.ernet.in.  It may not be possible to consider nominations received after this date for the current year. However, those will be considered for the next year. Download DAA Form Nominations in prescribed format may be submitted by past Distinguished Alumnus Awardees, Senate Members, Life Fellows, Alumni Foundations / Associations through their Presidents. Nominations must reach the Dean of Alumni Affairs & International Relations latest by 31st March 2018, Saturday. Nominations received can be carried forward for 2 years with provisions for update by the concerned alumnus/alumna. Self Nomination will not be entertained. Eligibility Any person who has received a degree from the Institute is eligible to be considered for Distinguished Alumnus Award, except in the following cases: A.    An alumnus/alumna, who is an employee of IIT Kharagpur, shall not be eligible for the award during his/her service period except when he/she has accomplished with truly outstanding of highest order recognised widely.  B. Alumni who have been awarded D.Sc (Honoris Causa) and or Life Fellow Award of the Institute will also be considered as Distinguished Alumnus Awardees of the Institute. Criteria: An individual, to be nominated for this Distinguished Alumnus Award, should have made a significant professional contribution which is recognised widely. The following, among possible other criteria, shall be considered while assessing the nominations: •    Positions Held  •    Contributions to his/her profession •    Awards and Honours Received  •    Other contributions Process for Selection Nominations shall be shortlisted by a Screening Committee (SC) chaired by the Dean (AA&IR) to be constituted with the approval of the Director. Shortlisted nominations shall be peer reviewed. The SC will make a panel of such reviewers for the purpose. Based on the recommendations of the peer reviewers, the SC will make a panel for consideration of the Standing Committee. The Standing Committee will normally comprise Director as the Chairman, Deputy Director, Dean (AA&IR), Dean (F) as members and 2 (two) External Experts, following the guidelines of selection in such cases and considering all eligible nominations and their recommendations of the peer reviewers as well as recommendation of the Screening Committee and make final recommendations to the Senate and the Board of Governors for approval. Past Awardees NAME YEAR NAME YEAR BRAJENDRA MISHRA 2017 ARUN KUMAR BHADURI 2017 SANGHAMITRA BANDYOPADHYAY 2017 SUJIT BANERJI 2017 AMITABHA GHOSH 2017 ANAND SEN 2017 RAJ KAMAL JHA 2017 BODDU ANEESH REDDY 2017 ANURADHA ACHARYA 2017 SUBHASIS CHAUDHURI 2017 RUMA ACHARYA 2017 DIPAK BASU 2017 SHEKHAR MITAL 2017 SURAJIT KAR PURKAYASTHA 2017 SUPRIYO BANDYOPADHYAY 2016 THIRUMALAI VENKATESAN 2016 GAUTAM BISWAS 2016 INDRANIL MANNA 2016 ANURAG ACHARYA 2016 AJIT JAIN 2016 ASHOKE KUMAR DEYSARKAR 2016     BEDABRATA PAIN 2015 CHETAN V VAIDYA 2015 S CHRISTOPHER 2015 GANDHI MANOJ SUMATILAL 2015 MOHINDER KUMAR BADHWAR 2015 PETER CHAN 2015 PRADIP DUTTA 2015 RAKESH BAHADUR VERMA 2015 SHARAT CHANDRA BHARGAVA 2015 SUNDARARAJAN PICHAI 2015 VENKATESH SHANKAR 2015 VENU GOVINDARAJU 2014 HEM SHANKER RAY 2014 PARTHA SARATHI GHOSH 2014 NIRAJ KUMAR JHA 2014 KRISHEN MEHTA 2014 VINAYAK LOHANI 2014 DIWAKAR ACHARYA 2014 H HARISH HANDE 2014 KRISHNENDU CHAKRABARTY 2014 M SANYASI RAJU 2014 PALLAB KUMAR CHATTERJEE 2014 SUSHIL KUMAR SOONEE 2014 K S SAJWAN 2014 SANJAY PAUL 2014 ADITI CHATTOPADHYAY 2013 ANIRUDDHA ROY 2013 DEVINDER GUPTA 2013 JAYANTA CHATTERJEE 2013 K G NARAYAN 2013 K K SARBADHIKARI 2013 KESHAB K PARHI 2013 PRAMIMAL KANTI BHARADWAJ 2013 RABINDRA NATH NAYAK 2013 SOMNATH GHOSH 2013 SANJOY BANERJEE 2012 PINAKPANI CHAKRABORTY 2012 SANDIPAN CHAKRAVORTTY 2012 ANAND DESHPANDE 2012 SUPRATIK GUHA 2012 FARROKH PUDAM MISTREE 2012 VISWANATHA RAMAMURTI 2012 DIPANKAR RAYCHAUDHURI 2012 VED PRAKASH SANDLAS 2012 PRANOB KUMAR SANDELL 2012 SUBRATA SENGUPTA 2012 P C VARGHESE 2012 P K RAJAGOPALAN 2011 BRAJ BHUSHAN PANDEY 2011 RAMCHANDRA PRABHAKAR GOKARN 2011 BHUBANESHWAR MISHRA 2011 RAMESH KUMAR AGARWAL 2011 KAUSHIK ROY 2011 NED MOHAN 2011 LALLIT ANAND 2011 KALYANMOY DEB 2011 BISWAPRIYA SANYAL 2011 SATYENDRANATH MUKHERJEE 2011 SAMIT KUMAR BHATTACHARYYA 2011 AMITAVA H ROY 2011 N S MOHANRAM 2011 S C MUKHOPADHYAY 2011 DEBNARAYAN BHATTACHARYA 2011 P R MENON 2011 C N RAGHAVENDRAN 2011 PRADIP KUMAR DUTTA 2011 J V NRUPENDER RAO 2011 JAMMI SRINIVAS RAO 2011 BAHADUR CHAND NAKRA 2011 MAHINDER KUMAR JAIN 2011 MIHIR KANTI CHAUDHURI 2010 SUBRATA BISWAS 2010 AMIT CHATTERJEE 2010 SUJOY KUMAR GUHA 2010 RANBIR SINGH GUPTA 2010 NARENDRA KUMAR 2010 MALAY MUKHERJEE 2010 UTTAM CHAND JAIN 2010 RAM NATH MUKHIJA 2010 K RADHAKRISHNAN 2010 KAILASH CHANDRA SAHU 2010 PRABHAKANT SINHA 2010 AMIT GOYAL 2009 ARUN GAJANANRAO PHADKE 2009 SUBIR CHOWDHURY 2009   2009 KIRAN SETH 2009 ARVIND KUMAR KEJRIWAL 2009 RAVI KANT 2009 BISWADIP MITRA 2009 ANIL KUMAR MALHOTRA 2008 PRADIP KUMAR ROY 2008 SHANTANU KUMAR MAHAPATRA 2008 DUVVURI SUBBARAO 2008 PRITHVIRAJ BANERJEE 2007 SUPRIYO DATTA 2007 K SHANTILAL PARIKH 2007 PANJAB SINGH 2007 SURINDRA PRASAD 2007 A RAGHUPATHY UPADHYA 2006 ARUN SARIN 2006 ASIT KUMAR BISWAS 2006 RAVINDER NATH KHANNA 2006 PRADEEPKUMAR B KHOSLA 2006 AVINASH CHANDRA WADHAWAN 2005 SANJAY KUMAR BANERJEE 2005 SUSHANTHA KUMAR BHATTACHARYYA 2004 RAMABADRAN GOPALAKRISHNAN 2004 SRIKUMAR BANERJEE 2004 ANJAN BOSE 2004 PREM VRAT 2004 PRAVEEN CHAUDHARY 2003 V C KULANDAISWAMY 2003 VINOD GUPTA 1993

I's not how much we give . . . but how much love . . . we put into giving ............ Your Hall Your Pride   It has been years since you left your second home - the Halls of IIT-KGP. Most of them have been refurbished and renovated. Some new Halls have come up too. For the students these Halls still stand as the Citadel during the years of stay at the KGP campus. It is time you lend your support to this home of yours and help them be the way you wanted them. To facilitate you help the Halls we have launched the Hall Endowment Campaign. Modernization in old halls - Appliances like washing machine, electric water heater, microwave Hall Capacity Building - Uplift amenities and introduce new facilities Upgrading Mess facility Recreation rooms - TV room, Sound proof music room, Theatre room Adding sports facilities - Gym, Table Tennis room, Indoor-outdoor courts for sports facility Student service and providing support to student clubs - Instruments for clubs like movie camera, DSLR camera, telescope   Yes you can help with all of these by giving to the Hall Endowment Campaign! You will be encouraged to donate to your respective hall to uplift amenities and introduce new facilities. Hall giving back initiative will help you to reconnect with your old folks to revive the nostalgia of raising the hall tempo. Hall Usage— Warden and hall president will survey and will decide on the priority requirement of the hall Distribution of fund under the Campaign:-  50% of your contribution will go Towards Endowment  30% of your contribution will go Towards Development of PAN loop  20% of your contribution will go Towards For Immediate Needs (To be decided by warden hall president and others) Donors’ Services: Exemption of Income Tax u/s 80(G) of the Income Tax Act-1961 for Indian Donors. Charitable Donation made to IIT Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) organization, are deductible for US Federal and State Income tax purpose. Acknowledgement letter from the Dean (Alumni Affairs and International Relations) Alumni Card to be provided after getting the necessary details from the alum. You can donate INR 10,000/- and above for this campaign. The alumni have been a great source of support for us over the years and we could see your enthusiasm increasing.  Hit the 2020 Sixer with your Hall mates, wing mates and achieve this trophy of success and glory for your Halls. KGP Halls where you spent the most eventful and colourful years of your life. Now make your Halls a place of grandeur. Please feel free to contact us: Anirban Roy— anirban.roy@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in Arnab Das—arnab.das@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in  

Students’ Development Endowment Campaign for Innovations & Entrepreneurship Through this Endowment Campaign you will be supporting Innovations Promotion of Technological Innovative Ideas Exhibit student skills as innovators to the industries and research institutions IIT-KGP to enhance its brand image as hub of innovation and talent Will influence KGP’s ranking nationally and internationally Innovations will attract faculty and students as well Entrepreneurship  Alternative of Placement Support to KGP’s Incubation service Expansion of capital and services through additional investments KGP to enhance creation of work rather than workforce Young entrepreneurs will be ambassadors of KGP brand to IIT aspirants and international forums Yes you can help with all of these by giving to the Students’ Development Campaign! You will be encouraged to donate towards these innovation and entrepreneurship, to see the name of your much loved IIT-KGP shine in international forums and industry. Fund Usage — A committee comprising faculty and students will decide on usage of the fund to be disbursed to students. Distribution of fund under the Campaign:-  50% of your contribution will go Towards Endowment  50% of your contribution will go Towards Development of Student projects Donors’ Services: Exemption of Income Tax u/s 80(G) of the Income Tax Act-1961 for Indian Donors. Charitable Donation made to IIT Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) organization, are deductible for US Federal and State Income tax purpose. Acknowledgement letter from the Dean (Alumni Affairs and International Relations) Alumni Card to be provided after getting the necessary details from the alum. The alumni have been a great source of support for us over the years and we could see your enthusiasm increasing.  You can donate INR 10,000/- and above for this campaign. The students of today will build the tomorrow, lend your hand to them and they will hold the fate of tomorrow. Please feel free to contact us: Anirban Roy— anirban.roy@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in Arnab Das—arnab.das@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in                            

Few experiences are more gratifying than learning; such was the stay at IIT Kharagpur campus during student life. It was more than education, receiving degrees ………. it was a journey from being a teenager to becoming of an adult ready to face challenges the world would throw. To celebrate this journey a Grand Reunion was organized on January 23 – 25, 2015, by the batch of 1970. What the Class is celebrating are the gifts it made to their beloved Alma Mater. To start with the batch with its 300 strong members the batch is closing a collective donation of Rs. 1 Crore. A classroom will be endowed in their honor in the Nalanda Academic Complex of IIT Kharagpur with all 300 names displayed on its wall. This is not the only one which the 1970 batch has contributed. This batch has the history of setting up schools and centers at the Institute. To name some of the other achievements members of this batch contributed to set up the G S Sanyal School of Telecommunication and M N Faruqui Innovation Center by Shri Arjun Malhotra, P K Sinha Center for Bioenergy by Dr. Prabha Kant Sinha, Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management and Uday Agnihotri Chair Professorship by Shri Ranbir Gupta. The best part of this batch is the spirit of Giving Back that too in the honor of others such as batchmates and Professors. These alumni have shared credit of their success with their friends and faculty of KGP which is quite in the line of the traditional Indian education system though not much common in modern-day India. The Institute has also reciprocated back by supporting the Grand Reunion event and building a monument to commemorate their spirit of giving back. The Reunion was a fun-filled fare for the alumni who graduated more than 45 years back but the cause is a noble one, unique and appealing. The 3-day program was inaugurated on January 2rd afternoon at the S.N. Bose Auditorium by the Prof. P P Chakrabarti, Director, Ron Gupta, Arjun Malhotra, and spouses of alumni Vijay Varki and Late Uday Agnihotri. This was followed by department visit and participation in the inaugural program of Spring Fest. The 2nd day of the event started with visit to the Nehru Museum followed by an engaging and interactive program at Nalanda Academic Complex at the very classroom endowed by the 1970 batch. The batch enthusiasts shared the experiences of their student life, their emotional bonding with KGP.  Even the spouses took the stage to thank IIT-KGP in transforming their lives. The afternoon session had a special program for the alumni organized by Spring Fest. The festival was much appreciated and an obvious comparison came with the way it used to be celebrated four decades back. On the final day the alumni got the chance to visit their second home – the Halls. Emotions were on an uproar and many took this opportunity to pledge their contribution for the Halls. Yes it happens in IITs and more so in IIT Kharagpur the oldest the largest and probably the most dynamic with the most committed alumni. And the alumni are here to acknowledge the role of their beloved Alma Mater in their success.  

It seeks to raise a minimum of Rs. 50 Lakhs per batch to make the batch a “Founding Endowment Batch”. The utilisation of the endowment fund will be controlled by the Board consisting of Alumni and Faculty members 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. Nalanda Academic Complex - Small Classrooms (120 Capacity) – INR 50 Lakhs; Large Classrooms (240 Capacity) – INR 1 Crore In 2012 this campaign was launched which is running successfully across 20 batches. Batch of 1991 was the first to qualify as Founding Endowment Batch by raising Rs. 50 Lakhs and above in 2012. The Super Endowment Batches of 1984 and 1970 raised over Rs. 1 crore. Other batches which have qualified are 1968 and 1975. Based upon feedback from Alumni through the Batch Endowment campaign as well as need for enhancing 'Student Experience' through the My Imprint campaign, we have launched two new campaigns which are grass-root campaigns. 50% of this fund will go to endowment while the other 50% will be used to meet specific purpose. Please feel free to contact us: Anirban Roy— anirban.roy@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in Arnab Das—arnab.das@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in

IIT-KGP has a long and historic legacy of Alumni Giving Back which has existed in one or the other form. The Senior Class Gift is yet another chapter to be added in KGP alumni legacy initiated under My Imprint Program. Each year, graduating seniors have the opportunity to leave behind a lasting legacy of their time spent at IIT-KGP. Since 2011, KGP graduating class has raised money through ‘My Imprint Program’ in support of creating KGP Endowment for student services. This longstanding tradition unites seniors to give back in support of the mission of the program— By the Students, For the Students! Senior Class Gift is a class-based effort directed towards raising unrestricted fund partially used currently and partially going towards Endowment. This particular part of the Endowment would again be utilized for students' services only. It is an opportunity for graduating students to take their first step in being soon-to-be alumni by making their Graduating Class Gift, the gift which impacts student life in the KGP campus. This challenge offers seniors the chance not only to make a gift, but also to leave behind their imprint. Last year, the graduating class of 2014 collectively opted and contributed for ‘Support to International Participation’. This year, an iconic structure in KGP campus might be expected by the graduating class of 2015 as Senior Class Gift 2015, be it a Grand Pillar Clock on any of the square, campus benches or bus stands around the 2.2 road, water fountain for the beautification of campus or music recording studio. Graduating students will not share the campus with incoming classes of IIT-KGP but they certainly want their juniors to have access to the same variety of KGP experiences as they did. Senior Class Gift will help provide future students with the education and experience that make the IIT-KGP the special place it is today. It is the collective effort of each graduating student at IIT-KGP, their commonalities that unite them as KGPians. With that momentum and inspiration, we aim to reach at least 25 per cent participation from a class of 2000 graduating students. Please visit: http://www.webteam.iitkgp.ernet.in/scg/

If your class completes 15 or 10 Years of graduation or you belong to the Class of 2003 or 2008, save the date for Homecoming 2018, a chance to see classmates and friends on campus! Homecoming is an incomparable celebration which is enjoyed by alumni with their friends and family. It brings opportunity to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones and walk through the lanes of campus and hall of your beloved Alma Mater all over again. We are excited to announce the dates of Homecoming 2018 at IIT Kharagpur on 24th - 25th March 2018. It will be 2-days trip to the campus comprising of events like campus visit and hall visit.   Join your fellow IITKGP alumni, family and friends in March 2018 to celebrate your milestone of 15 and 10 years graduation from the Institute. You'll have:  Incredible KGP: Campus visit Ø  Down Memory Lane: Hall Visit Ø  Institute merchandise Ø  Young Alumni Achiever Award Ø  Gala Dinner with DJ Night Ø  Customized mementos Ø  Opportunities to socialize with classmates Ø  Opportunities to see what’s changed REGISTRATION FEE: Ø  INR 5500 per person. The registration fee includes accommodation, food and all events at Kharagpur. EARLY BIRD OFFER Register before 28th February 2018 for customized IIT Kharagpur mementos. We will try our best to make this a truly memorable day for the alumni and families returning back to the campus. Thanks for your interest, and we can't wait to see you. Reconnect with classmates and make new memories to cherish for a lifetime!

IIT-KGP has tied up with Amazon and has made its products available online on the Amazon site. The store is now open for making purchases online. This is a landmark achievement and one step further in enhancing the brand name of IIT-KGP, one that has been built over the past 60+ years since 1951. The store can be accessed from the link mentioned: http://www.amazon.in/b?node=6206071031 Alumni, Students, Faculty and IIT aspirants who wish to stay connected with the Institute can use the online store for shopping for merchandise. Come and get your favourite Caps, T-Shirts and many more goodies !

We at IIT KGP understand that for progressive development of India and sustained growth in higher education, research is pivotal. To elucidate the array of world-class researches being carried out at our Institute we have launched a research magazine,  IIT KGP RESEARCHER. The objective of our editorial team is to publish a magazine that facilitates corporate-academic interactions in India and globally.

Greetings from the Career Development Centre of IIT Kharagpur ! http://cdc.iitkgp.ernet.in/ I am glad to write to you about the announcement of promoting international internships for our students. At IIT Kharagpur, every year more than 1200 students go for a compulsory internship for eight weeks during their summer vacation after 6th or 8th semester. This is a vast pool of young, energetic and bright students seeking opportunities of 2 months internship at industry and academia. Usually these students get experience in industries and academic institutions within India, academic institutions outside India having MoU with IIT Kharagpur and also in industries abroad. Presently, about one third of students get internship through a well defined process monitored by Career Development Centre (CDC). IIT Kharagpur plans to provide its students International Internship opportunities with active involvement of our illustrious alumni who have made this Institute proud. Alumni can directly recruit summer interns in their own organizations or in others’ through their network. It is a good opportunity for organizations to closely interact with the students for an extended period of eight weeks during internship and may offer a job if they find a student fit for the organization. Recently one of our illustrious alumni, Mr. Vinod Gupta has offered three students of IIT Kharagpur as summer interns in his US organization for summer 2015. This is an appeal to all alumni who may take the advantage of this initiative and register with our CDC office for taking our bright young minds into their organizations for internship. Alumni of IIT Kharagpur are requested to let the Career Development Centre (CDC) of IIT Kharagpur know details of such International Internship opportunities they can provide to our students either in their own organizations or in other organizations through their networks. We urge to support this initiative for the career development of the students of today and future of KGP. A package to support student’s travel, lodging, boarding and miscellaneous expenditures (a stipend) is to be provided to the selected students by the recruiting organizations of the alumni. An example of such package may look like the following: Air fare + room and board + a stipend amount of USD 2000. Alumni are requested to fill up the form at the Online portal of CDC and follow the steps given in the schedule. Minimum of eight weeks during the summer vacation (29 April 2016 – 15 July 2016). It has to be only within the summer vacation time for students. For details click here It is a novel Initiative, through which many of our students will get exposure of international work environment and different cultures.   With warm regards,  Prof. S K Barai, Chairman, Career Development Centre, IIT Kharagpur Phone: +91-3222-282230; Email: tnp@hijli.iitkgp.ernet.in

1966 batch is on the thereshold to close their commitment of becoming a Founding Endowment Batch. As the days are counted for Annual Alumni Meet 2016 when the endowed classrooms will be unveiled for batches who successfully raised INR 50 lakhs. 60 members from the class till now have donated in the name of their batch. There are 70 more pledges from the batch. Come on Platinum Rangers! Your Classroom awaits You ! Here are your friends who have already fulfilled their commitment to their Alma Mater. 

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to a business practice that involves participation in initiatives which are beneficial to society. India companies are committed to undertaking CSR activities in accordance with the provisions of Section 135 of the Indian Companies Act, 2013 and related Rules. As per the notified rules, all private firms have to spend 2% of their average profit of the previous three years on CSR activities specified by the government.  Businesses are economic power-banks of a nation with the capacity to bring transformational changes in development and growth of a necessitous section of the society. We have an assortment of 30 different innovative projects that are aligned to areas like: Hunger, Poverty, Malnutrition and Health, for details click here Education, for details click here Rural Development Projects, for details click here Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, for details click here Environmental Sustainability, for details click here National Heritage, Art and Culture, for details click here We have introduced an additional domain on Health and Wellness of Students, for details click here Contact us at corporate.csr@hijli.iitkgp.ernet.in Pledge for IITKGP CSR, Click Here Download your copy of IITKGP Researcher Magazine                                   

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My Dear Fellow KGPian,   I am writing to you today to seek your support towards ensuring that the rich tradition of student excellence at our Alma Mater continues unabated irrespective of socio-economic factors. We, who studied at IIT Kharagpur, have been blessed with high quality education that came at very little expense, which our guardians could afford without much difficulty in most cases. Through this education we were able to make a firm foundation for our future, indeed contribute and prosper and make IIT one of India’s finest global brands. We KGPians remember this with gratitude. All of us would like IIT Kharagpur to be a place where the student mind is free to be enriched and sharpened in myriads of ways and the system provides the succour essential to flourish. That is why many alumni have keenly supported the Institute in its many endeavours and we are thankful to our well-wishers.   Good quality higher education is becoming increasingly expensive and the Government is trying its best to support the same through funding. Today the Government pays more than Rs 5 lakhs per student per year for supporting his/her education at IIT Kharagpur. Due to various financial constraints, the fees have been progressively increased in recent times. However, the current tuition fees are still much less than the amount required for the cost of education at IITs. Also the Government has come up with schemes to support students from various sections of the society through waivers. There is a plan on the anvil that the additional fees so collected will be used to support infrastructure development in the IITs through the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA). IIT Kharagpur has a Merit-cum-Means Scheme in place for a long time whose scope has been recently expanded to help more students. Many alumni and other sponsors have already funded scholarships and prizes through endowments. Banks are giving loans at low or zero interest rates too. However large loan exposures put some pressure on students to look for a job immediately after graduation. This often constrains future career choices, especially higher education, research and entrepreneurship.   I therefore feel the need to try to create a more encompassing financial support system that will enable the students to plan their future in ways that interests them the most and is likely to create the best outcome of their talents and zeal. It is my belief that we, the alumni and other stakeholders of the Institute like faculty, staff, well-wishers, collaborators, etc., have a major role to play in continuing with the great tradition of providing high quality education at low cost to the students of IIT Kharagpur and developing a sustainable paradigm for the same.   I am therefore proposing a scheme where we request for financial support from the alumni and other stakeholders to provide scholarships / fee waivers to those who need and deserve it. While we use part of the funds received to directly support current students, we will also use part of the funds received, to steadily create a corpus to sustain such a scheme in the future. All students receiving support will be requested to give an Honour Pledge that, they will try their best to return this manifold, so that the scheme can support future generation of KGPians in a sustained manner. This fund, which is proposed to be called the ‘Learn-Earn-Return Scheme', will encourage students ‘Learn’ and flower into brilliant researchers, professionals, entrepreneurs, or whichever else way they wish to grow, without a major financial burden, ‘Earn’ while making an impact on the lives of others, our country and the world, and ‘Return’ to their Alma Mater which shaped their career growth and sustain future KGPians. It is my firm belief that this initiative has the potential to become one of the great traditions of IIT Kharagpur and set an example for all higher education institutions.   I appeal to you to consider making a contribution to this fund. You may give money as one-time amount or on a regular basis (monthly, annually, etc). As a KGPian, I have decided to make an annual contribution myself. We will set up a mechanism to provide information about those benefited from this scheme.   More details of this scheme document below. Abhinav Kumar from the Office of Dean Alumni Affairs & International Relations will be the main point for contact for this scheme. You may write to him at abhinav@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in    Looking forward to your support to make this 'Learn-Earn-Return' Scheme a grand success.   With warm regards, Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti Director, IIT Kharagpur   DONATE NOW You may Donate Online on our website or through IIT Foundation US.    https://iitkgp.org/content/learn-earn-return http://www.iitfoundation.org/donate/   You may wire transfer to our donation account:  Name of Bank: Axis Bank Ltd.; Name of the Branch: Kharagpur Name of the Account Holder:IIT - Kharagpur A/C Alumni Fund Account Number: 190010100106443; IFS Code: UTIB0000190 (this is RTGS number) MICR Code: 721211102; SWIFT Code: AXISINBB190   You may also send cheque to: Office of Dean, Alumni Affairs & International Relations, IIT Kharagpur, Pin – 721302, India   Upon donating for this programme, send an email to abhinav@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in to help us track your donation.  

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Ranbir (Ron) Singh Gupta, B.Arch 1970 is a distinguished alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and a top-notch architect in the US with his own company based in New York. He founded Singh Associates Inc. in Miami in 1982; then founded SIGMA7 design group in New York in 2003. Along with his wife, Chitra, Ron created the “Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management“ (RCGSIDM), first such school of its kind in the world. Here is a short discussion on his philosophy of giving back, objectives of the RCGSIDM School and some advice for the young entrepreneurs.

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Academics Sports soc-cul Renovation of Hall Library Renovation of Basket Ball Ball Court Upgradation of Common Room Repairing & Extension, Floor Tiling, Painting of Walls, Doors & Windows, Furnishing (Bookshelf, Sofa, Center Table, Study+PC Table, Office Chair, Study Table, Cushioned Chairs) Renovation, Construction, Bars & Baskets of 6000 sq.ft. Furniture and Equipment (Lobby Chairs, UHD TV and DTH, Home Theatre & Sound System) Estimated Budget: Rs. 16 Lakh Estimated Budget: Rs. 12 Lakh Estimated Budget: Rs. 12 Lakh Impact: Accommodating 9000 Books and 20 users at a time Impact: Promote game oriented practice and hobby, bBetter performance in General Championship - Sports & Games Impact: Accommodating 100 Boarders in New Common Room, Reusing Existing Furniture in Old Common Room, Promoting Human Interaction How to give   Before you give The RP alumni group has identified a champion each in the US and India. Please contact Visweswaran P Baradwaj (1992, EE, RP) at birdievp@gmail.com   These champion will (i) guide fellow RPites 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). He 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. Alum champion 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 "RP Hall Campaign". Tax Exemption:  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. For US residents/citizens, IIT Foundation USA is an IRS 501(c) Organization for tax purposes.    Please write to our executives Mr. Anirban Roy (anirban.roy@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in) for more details, and to help us track your donation.   If you paid online at IIT Foundation, please also write to the Executive Director Ms. Erin Moran (erinlorramoran@gmail.com) specifying the target Project for your donation.

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The campaign aims to raise funds for projects related to Student Wellness at IIT Kharagpur     Project Group I: Facilities for Physically Challenged Persons (PwD / Divyang) Project Group II: Students’ Wellness and Counselling Services Project Group III: Pan-IIT Resilience Consortium I.a. Sports Facility  Requirements: Special Infrastructure and Equipment, Trained specialists, Sports Kiosks with digital and manual games Budget: Rs. 10 Lakh Project Timeline: 1 Year II.a. Financial Assistance for Rehabilitation and Recovery Program Requirements: Financial support for travel and on-campus stay by parent or equivalent caregiver,  mental health services not covered by insurance, support for loss of employment, Mitra Coordinator for supervised care Budget: Rs. 10 Lakh I.  PAN-IIT Resilience Consortium Requirements: Organizing Events, Sharing of experience and best practices, Inviting Deans, Faculty, counselors, student leaders from various IITs, experts.  Travel and hospitality, dissemination. Budget: Rs. 10 Lakh   I.b Inter-IIT Sports Meet  Requirements: Travel, accommodation, supplies, equipment, honoraria. Budget: Rs. 10 Lakh  Project Timeline: 1 Year   II.b. Grassroots Gatekeeper Program Requirements: Training, expert visits, outreach coordinator, creative content generation, dissemination, meditation space, meeting space. Alumni / Dept. Senior Mentorship Program for students with academic challenges, reward-based program. Budget: Rs. 10 Lakh   I.c. Transportation Facility Requirements: Assistive Vehicle for transport from Halls to Nalanda, and transport within Nalanda.  Opportunities for Toto type service on the floors of Nalanda could be explored.  Opportunities for specially retrofitted vehicles for movement of students across the campus for attending classes. These activities could be outsourced to local transport operators.  Budget: Rs. 10 Lakh Project Timeline: 2 Years       I.d. Integration and Outreach Requirement: Workshops and Outreach Programs, buddies, scribes, physical therapists, hearing aids, visual aids. Special A-V Facilities for partial disabilities in hearing and vision (blurred). Assigning Buddies for students with partial disabilities in hearing and vision for classroom teaching assistance through a reward based program. Budget: Rs. 10 Lakh Project Timeline: 2 Years     Project in-charge: Prof. Saibal Gupta, Professor-in-charge, Persons with Disabilities, Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics Project in-charge:  Dr. Sangeeta Bhattacharya, Professor-in-charge, Counselling Center, Professor, School of Medical Science and Technology Project in-charge:  Dr. Somesh Kumar, Dean of Students Affairs, Professor, Department of Mathematics,   Dr. Sangeeta Bhattacharya, Professor-in-charge, Counselling Center, Professor, School of Medical Science and Technology     How to give   Before you give The alum or the group need to identify a champion each in the US and India.    These champion(s) will (i) guide fellow alumni 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). He 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. Alum champion 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 "WN_2017_Campaign". Tax Exemption:  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. For US residents/citizens, IIT Foundation USA is an IRS 501(c) Organization for tax purposes.    Please write to our executives Mr. Anirban Roy (anirban.roy@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in) and Mr. Prasenjit Banerji (prasenjit@hijli.iitkgp.ernet.in) for more details, and to help us track your donation.   If you paid online at IIT Foundation, please also write to the Executive Director Ms. Erin Moran (erinlorramoran@gmail.com) specifying the target Project for your donation.

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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.   Objectives:  to present career paths and developments in Earth Sciences through the lens of alumni experience, with a broad perspective of global and national trends and initiate  interaction with faculty and students of the department. Faculty Co-Conveners: Dr. Ravikant Vadlamani, Dr Arun Singh A special volume of GEOS will also be published, with articles contributed by  alumni.  Focus would be on new developments and Alumni experiences. Chief Editor: Prof Abhijit Bhattacharya   Broad Topics to be covered -    Hydrocarbon Industry – Indian scenario  & Challenges  Mining in India:  Growth and challenges                                                                                       Coal scenario: perspective, technological advances Developments in Data analysis    Strategic Minerals: importance & new initiatives  Whole earth initiatives, global strategies                                                                             Multi-faceted institutions:  their structure, roles and new initiatives Remote sensing applications   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!    Timelines: Funds: Donation window is open from 15th November to 31st January 2018.  Extended                   GEOS Articles: 1st December. Seminar participation: 1st December 2017. Guesthouse bookings: 20th December 2017.     For any queries please contact us: Facilitators/ Champions of the Cause:    1. Nandini Nityananda nandini_ngri@yahoo.com IIG, NGRI, Hyderabad     2. Sudhanshu  S Bakshi bakshiss@gmail.com ONGC, GSPC , Ahmedabad     3. Pranab Sen psen1745@gmail.com 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.

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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:  Infrastructure Academic / R&D Program student wellness, counselling & student life Sports scholarship           Target: ?50 Lakhs Campaign Launch Date: 24 December 2017 (*The batch can donate pledge even before the launch date) Campaign Completion Date: 30 June 2018 Campaign Reach: Rs.0  (Total fund collection) No. of Donors: 0 (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 - anandaroop@mech.iitkgp.ernet.in)   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 (anirban.roy@adm.iitkgp.ernet.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.

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On receiving the overwhelming response from Patelians for Phase I renovation of Hall's mess and kitchen, the Phase II of the campaign has been launched. The areas of work would include renovation, upgradation, and furnishing of the following areas: Common Room TV Room Rehearsal Room Handwash, Water Cooler, Fruit Stall Kitchen Locker Room & Garbage Shops and Canteen   Phase II Campaign Target: ? 46 Lakh   Cost estimates and Campaign Target Value are given below Cost Components Amount (? in Lakh) Civil Works 24.0 Plumbing Work (underground line) 1.0 Electrical Works 5.5 Furniture & Fixtures, Equipment 17.5 AC 6.0 A/V System 3.0 Estimated Cost 57 5% Contingency (rounded off to nearest value in lakh) 3 Estimated Campaign Value 60 Add: 10% Overhead for Accounting, Stewardship, Reporting and Publicity and other Administrative Costs 6 Phase II Campaign Value  66 Less: Overflow from Patel Phase I 25 Add: Maintenance for Phase I work 5 Campaign Target Value 46 Common Room Model Preview   TV Room Model Preview   STATUS - RENOVATION PHASE ONE   Kitchen and Dining Renovation Projects: Target Rs 62.6 lakh   Campaign opened on 16.1.17; Campaign closed on 31.1.17; Campaign is now closed.   As on 21.2.17: Funds raised : Rs 74 lakh; Number of Patelians who have given back: 127     How to give   Before you give The Patel alumni group has identified two champions each in the US and India. Please contact Uday Shankar Dutta (usdutta@gmail.com; +91-9830090084) or Ramesh Viswanathan (+91-9581412310; rameshv30@gmail.com) or  Sunil Kapoor (sunilkaps1@gmail.com, +91-9810160637) for details. The group email id is patelkatempo@gmail.com.   These champions will (i) guide their fellow Patelians 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 will be invited to review the progress of the projects, and periodic account statement will be shared.   Targetting your gift Please mark your gift with "PATEL2018"  Tax Exemption  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. For US residents/citizens, IIT Foundation USA is an IRS 501(c)(3) Organization for tax purposes.    Please write to ID Executive Mr. Anirban Roy (anirban.roy@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in) for more details, and to help us track your donation.   If you paid online at IIT Foundation, please also write to the Executive Director Ms. Erin Moran (erinlorramoran@gmail.com) specifying the target Project for your donation.   For campaign management and execution please contact our Stewardship Manager Mr. Pushkar Srivastava (pushkar.srivastava@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in)

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IIT KGP deeply appreciates your desire to help the Institute and is counting on you for your generous contributions.           IIT KGP is building an Endowment Fund to support innovation – entrepreneurship – great new projects – face lifting of halls – international student travel grants – young professor incentive – special scholarship to student’s department wise – special funds for departments like Chemical, Mechanical Aerospace and more.           Putting Endowment in focus, we run campaigns to help all the above mentioned purposes. From the interest earned from this Endowment directly goes to the selected causes.           The fund we receive from MHRD are for basic infrastructure

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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 2018 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 (suvosinha@gmail.com, +919663385413) Soumitra Ghosh (soumitra.ghosh.iit@gmail.com) In USA: Om Arora (oarora@gmail.com)  Mithuna Thottethodi (mithuna@gmail.com)   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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/218824374836858/     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 (anirban.roy@adm.iitkgp.ernet.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.

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       Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to a business practice that involves participation in initiatives which are beneficial to society. India companies are committed to undertaking CSR activities in accordance with the provisions of Section 135 of the Indian Companies Act, 2013 and related Rules. As per the notified rules, all private firms have to spend 2% of their average profit of the previous three years on CSR activities specified by the government.    Businesses are economic power-banks of a nation with the capacity to bring transformational changes in development and growth of a necessitous section of the society.   We have an assortment of 30 different innovative projects that are aligned to areas like: Hunger, Poverty, Maln

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It seeks to raise a minimum of Rs. 50 Lakhs per batch to make the batch a “Founding Endowment Batch” and Rs.1 Crore to make the batch "Super Founding Endowment Batch".  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. Siddhar

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Hall Endowment & Hall Gift Campaigns are intended to address both long-term and immediate needs of the 22 student Halls of Residence of IIT Kharagpur.   With rising costs of higher education and the diminishing resources available to support campus infrastructure, these Campaigns ensure that students continue to enjoy the rich experience of o campus life at IIT KGP. Both these Campaigns support:   Hall Capacity Building Upgrading mess facility Upgrading kitchens Upgrading recreation rooms Adding sports facilities Upgrading library facilities Student service and student clubs  Sociocultural activities by students Technology activitices by student Facelifting  ... and more.   Your Hall Your Pride   Hall giving back initiative helps you reconnect wit

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Department is the nerve center of your KGP life. This campaign provides you the opportunity to upgrade facilities and improve various resources in your department while you etch your name on various departmental programs. You can donate individually or collectively to your department.    Faculty INFRASTRUCTURE STUDENTS Chair Professorship & Faculty Awards: Rs. 10 Lakh and above for a Faculty Chair for a 3-year period / Rs. 1 Crore for perpetuity Department Seminar Room: Rs. 1 Crore for Naming Right of Seminar Room of Department Scholarship: Rs. 12 Lakh per student for 4 years Visiting Foreign Faculty for 2 weeks program: Rs. 4 Lakh per faculty Department Laboratories: Rs. 2-3 Crore for upgrading Lab Equipment: Rs. 10 Lakh - Rs. 1 Crore Travel Assistance and Hospitality for Students and Research Scholars for International Competitions and Conferences: Rs. 1.5 Lakh per year per student Visiting Foreign Faculty for a full course: Rs. 6.5 Lakh salary per month per faculty + Rs.150000 as other expenses per faculty   Departmental Centres or World-class Hi-Tech Labs: Rs. 5 - 10 Crore Industry Workshop: Rs. 10 Lakh per year       Please mention the name of your department on the donation form.       Multiple Domains of Innovation and Student Support Design Innovations Ideas, designs and initial prototypes encouraged now as 1st-year projects Manufacturing Innovations required for making into products with industry involvement. Faculty project proposals in the anvil Business Process Innovations (products and services) for software and digital processes needed. This may help evolve new business strategies. Proposals from industry are coming.   Current Infrastructure Tinkering Lab Mechanical working machines Electrical / Electronic workbenches and support Computers, internet collaborative meeting space Life Sciences, Healthcare (to be setup as and when need arises) Rural and Green technologies linkup Project and program management space Advanced Manufacturing facilities, workshop and training setups needed to support mega projects of students - Team KART, AGV, AUV, RoboSoccer etc. Student travel support for attending internationally acclaimed workshops/competitions etc.  For more details please write to anirban.roy@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in

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An innovation is something original, new, and important in whatever field that breaks in to (or obtains a foothold in) a market or society. IIT Kharagpur is seriously considering formal inclusion of this activity into the academics and research initiatives covering as wide cross section of faculty and students as possible. The institutionalisation of this process and its sustenance is a multi-pronged effort in which it is planned to have the initial core centre be created with the donation. The core centre will be able to support some student faculty groups initially and later on grow towards a more pervasive activity for the very large base of students with support from various quarters. Objectives Encourage Innovation in the Institute - The Institute has a large base of highly talented Students, knowledgeable Faculty and resourceful Alumni. The Institute already has a diverse set of specialisations and facilities and a remote idyllic setting facil

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The Institute wants to excel its position as an academic and research driven institute with an impact that goes beyond the nation. With new IITs coming up there is a decreasing trend in funding from current sources. This would need more funding from other source. This fund will help in research & innovations, offer attractive remunerations to faculty and sustain other student oriented initiatives not funded by the Government. This fund needs to be built through regular donations over a long period of time and put into institute endowment which will take care of future needs. Your gift is invested —never dissipated! Become a Vision 20-20 Annual Donor   Email: anirban.roy@adm.iitkgp.ernet.in (pls email once you make a gift donation)  

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The Institute has launched the International Endowment Campaign which is a grass-root campaign. One of the key features of this Sub-Endowment is to address immediate needs of bringing in professors and scholars from foreign universities besides offering joint PhDs with top international institutes as well as providing sustainability of the future exchanges for developing international exposure and ranking.   In this International Programme which was launched today, at least 10 professors from some of the world's leading universities would come to the Kharagpur campus each year for few months. Similarly, around 30 talented international scholars would be invited each year to conduct research activities at IIT. KGP is already in talks with leading universities from the US, Europe, Australia, and Japan. Under the joint PhD programme, students would be awarded with the doctorate by IIT-Kgp and an international uni

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Few experiences are more gratifying than learning; such was the stay at IIT Kharagpur campus during student life. It was more than education, receiving degrees. It is a journey from being a teenager to becoming of an adult ready to face challenges the world would throw. To celebrate this journey a Grand Reunion was organized on January 23 – 25, 2015, by the batch of 1970. What the batch is celebrating are the gifts it made to their beloved Alma Mater.   Class Gift is a idea of taking an initiative and giving back to the alma mater. Collectively a graduating batch can identify a project and donate for the cause. When they meet at KGP during a special gathering called "Grand Reunion", 3 days here dedicated to a single batch they will unveil or inaugurate their gift.   During 2015 "Grand Reunion" 1970 Graduating Batch announced that they will dedicate a facility (perhaps place and sculpture ), where students ca