The Institute has launched a centre to promote the culture of innovation among undergraduate students right from their first year to help imbibe among them the attitude towards innovative research and product development. The initiative is seed-funded by alumnus Arjun Malhotra, co-founder, HCL technologies, Headstrong. The centre has been named M N Faruqui Innovations centre in the honour of former faculty and alumnus, Late Prof. M N Faruqui.
Keeping up with the times IIT Kharagpur understands that the only constant today is Change. The Change that is fuelled by Innovation is the being facilitated by one of the new initiatives of the institute. Inspired by the life and teachings of alumnus-cum-faculty of IIT Kharagpur Professor Mohammed Naseem Faruqui, alumnus and Life Fellow of IIT Kharagpur Shri Arjun Malhotra instituted an endowment in his name by which an Innovations Centre has been created. The M N Faruqui Innovations Centre has been setup by IIT Kharagpur to foster a