Faculty Chair, Faculty Excellence Award, Students’ Innovation Award


Honour talent, honour bonds

IIT Kharagpur is a centre of learning that nurtures creativity and offers a high degree of autonomy to its Faculty. It wishes to continue this tradition, and your help can ensure it.

Several among the Alumni have succeeded in doing so. Take this year’s institution of the AK Singh Distinguished Chair Professorships. The 1993 batch of BTech, Electrical Engineering, sought to honour the memory of their class mate, A.K. Singh - a much-loved batch mate and a brilliant police officer - by instituting a Chair Professorship in his name. The AKS Chairs will be held by eminent academicians/scientists/technologists/industry leaders to enable them to carry out state-of-the-art teaching, research and industrial collaboration in AI and Machine Learning at the newly-established Centre of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence.

Mr Shion Deysarkar, CEO and Founder of Datafiniti, and son of distinguished alumni Dr Asoke Deysarkar and Dr Ruma Acharya Deysarkar, donated for three Institute Chair Professorships to encourage research at the Deysarkar Centre of Excellence in Petroleum Engineering. Mr Amitabh Agrawal (EE/1967) gave an endowment for the Amitabh Agrawal Chair Professorship to facilitate teaching, research and industrial collaboration at the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Awards could also be instituted for Student Innovation Endowments to support student-faculty groups. Later on, this endowment can be used for a larger base of students in order to encourage talent and creativity. The Institute is in the process of setting up structured processes to identify, facilitate and develop innovation with involvement of all stakeholders. Innovation is encouraged in multiple domains – i. Ideas, designs and initial prototypes encouraged now as 1st year projects ii. Manufacturing Innovations required for making products with industry involvement iii. Business Process Innovations (products and services) for software and digital processes that may lead to new business strategies

Current Infrastructure

Tinkering Lab

Mechanical working machines

Electrical/Electronic workbenches and support

Computers, internet collaborative meeting space

Life Sciences, Healthcare (Multispeciality B.C. Roy Hospital coming up)

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.

Choose where you want to make a difference!

Please feel free to contact us:
Anirban Roy Lead Fundraising & Corporate Relations — anirban.roy@adm.iitkgp.ac.in

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.