Campaign

Batch Endowment...

Donation open till 31st December 2019 for these three Batches - Batch: 1970 Batch: 1979 Batch: 1980  Batch: 1995 Claim your classroom in the Nalanda Complex   Alumni from all batches donate for their respective batches so that they can have a classroom in the Nalanda complex dedicated to their batch once they reach a minimum target of INR 50 lakh. Batch Leaders are identified who networks and encourages batch mates to promote the campaign. The 1991 Batch was the first one to raise more than INR 60 lakh and got a classroom named after them in FY 2012-13. In the recent FY 2018-19, the 1969, 1994 Batch has emerged the Founding Endowment Batch by raising more than INR 50 lakh. They inaugurated their classroom at the Annual Alumni Meet in 2019. So far, the Batches of 1991, 1970, 1968, 1975, 1984, 1966, 1967, 1993, 1969, 1994 and 1997 have become Founding Endowment Batches (chronologically). The Batches of 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1998 are actively connecting with each other to become the next Founding Endowment Batch. If you belong to any of these batches, you know what to do. Connect with you batch mates and make your batch the next Founding Endowment Batch.     Please feel free to contact us: Anirban Roy Executive Officer, Lead Fundraising — 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.

Learn-Earn-Return...

  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.   Total Fund Raised - Rs.60 lakh Number of donations received - 172   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.

Clock Tower ...

Clock Tower Class Gift is a novel way of giving back to your Alma Mater. Collectively, a graduating batch can identify a project and donate for the cause. This can be arranged even before the batch actually steps out of the Institute’s portals through a programme called “My Imprint”, where the class donates the ‘caution money’, deposited during the time of entry, to be used for student welfare projects. For those who have already graduated, it works differently but as easily. The batch has to take the initiative, put their heads together and focus on any one thing that they believe is essential for the wellbeing of the Institute and the community that lives on its campus. A Class Gift is something that is tangible, something no one could ever miss. For example, the Class of 2016 had donated steel benches that now dot the 2.2. You can never fail to spot them, can you? Other batches have been more imaginative. The Batch of 1970, for example, decided to leave their lasting legacy by sculpting what is known as ADDA. Inspired by the logo of the Institute, they have sponsored a sculpture that looks like a metallic halo that is grounded in a beautiful garden adjoining the academic complex. With the towering sculpture of ADDA in the background, students, staff, visitors can sit and contemplate, meditate or converse to their heart’s content in the peace and quiet of the surrounding garden. It was during their "Grand Reunion" of 2015 that the Batch of 1970 had announced that they would come up with such a facility, where students could stop for a few minutes or meet with friends and the visiting Alumni could stop by for a photo-op. A photo by the ADDA is now a must-have for all graduating batches. The batches who decide to give a ‘Class Gift’ come for a special three day get-together termed the "Grand Reunion". The three days are dedicated to felicitating this single batch. During the Grand Reunion, the batch unveils or inaugurates their gift to IIT Kharagpur in a special ceremony. The latest initiative is being the Clock Tower project initiated by the Batch of 1967 and supported by all other Batches at the Tikka Circle.  So think up a Class Gift, help it materialize and celebrate your own Grand Reunion! 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.

Your Hall Your Prid...

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 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.   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.ac.in   Fund raisied :  Patel Hall - Rs.1.03 Crore RP Hall - Rs.27.9 Lakh Azad Hall - Rs.9 Lakh RK Hall - Rs.32 Lakh LLR Hall - Rs.2.7 Lakh Nehru Hall - Rs.9 lakh    

Annual Donor Program...

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   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.

Corporate social res...

Prakasham Gupta Memo...

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

VGSOM Silver Jubilee...

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.   Total Fund Raisied : Rs..9.70 Lakh Number of Donors - 42    For online fund transfer :  Name of Bank: HDFC Bank Ltd Name of the Branch: Kharagpur Name of the Account Holder: IIT KGP INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND Account Number: 50100217500400 Account Type: Savings IFS Code: HDFC0001065 (this is RTGS number) MICR Code: 721240102 SWIFT Code: HDFCINBBCAL Cheques can be couriered to :  Anirban Roy (IDE) Lead - Fund Raising & Corporate Relations (CSR) Institutional Development Program Alumni Affairs & International Relations   IIT Kharagpur - 721302 For more details write to 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 USA, a 501 (c) (3) organization, are deductible for US Federal and State Income tax purpose.   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. 

Law School - Giving ...

    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

Call to Alumni for F...

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

KGP Endowment for s...

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/

Class Gift...

Class Gift by 1970 Grad Batch a unique place to hang around - ADDA (opposite to the TIKKA circle) 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. 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.  

Faculty Chair, Facul...

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. From the many Chair Prof institued 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. Be part of the talent hunt Scholarships and awards are an incentive to students. They are recognition of a student’s accomplishments and give him or her confidence to pursue goals. It also helps a student recognize an innate potential early. A scholarship proves to be an added advantage at the time a student wishes to pursue either an academic career or join a profession. It is very important for students to recognize their own potential early in their academic career so that they foster its growth—receiving recognition from an organization or company helps students take this step. A merit scholarship confirms that a student is capable and will be a great addition to any academic institution or organization.IIT Kharagpur has a number of student scholarships, many given by corporations, foundations and external agencies. Dr Chandralekha Singh [1988/MSc/PH/SN] and her husband, Dr Jeremy Levy, professors at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, instituted the Student Excellence Awards in the memory of Prof. Mandakini Majumdar (Deshpande) and Prof. G.P. Sastry, teachers and pioneering figures of IIT Kharagpur. The awards were instituted to recognize and support excellence in academics for those who come from families of limited means. The 1997 batch of Mechanical Engineering (BTech) instituted the Ritesh Ranjan Memorial Scholarship in the memory of their batch mate, Shri Ritesh Ranjan (1997/B.Tech/ME). The scholarship has been instituted to recognize academic excellence in the domain of Mechanical Engineering and to support meritorious undergraduate students in this discipline who come from a family of limited means. Tower Research Capital, the renowned financial services firm, instituted the Tower Research Capital India Meritorious Scholarship as part of its CSR initiative. This scholarship will be given out every year to eight meritorious students of 2nd or 3rd year BTech of Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering, and M.Sc. in Maths and Computing. 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. iv. To encourage research among student by instituting best reasearch award in all the departments.  Category of funding for Chair Prof :- Standard: Top up salary – Rs.25000/- p.m, Fully Funded – Rs.1.8 lak p.m. Endowment mode for perpetuity is Rs.70 lak or USD 100000 for top up salary. Fully funded – one time, minimum for three years is Rs.1 crore. Gift mode (exhaustive) Rs.9 lak for three years. **Overhead exclusive.  Category of funding for Student Award (scholarship, best paper, innovation etc) :- Standard: Top up award – Rs.50000/- p.a, Endowment mode for perpetuity is Rs.15 lak or USD 22000. [fund machanism may differ in case of special cases] 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 Executive Officer Lead Fundraising & Corporate Relations — anirban.roy@adm.iitkgp.ac.in For US citizens link for donation - https://www.iitkgpfoundation.org/donate.html [use the option of "Make a Gift to IITKGP] Scholarship receipient in recent times:  Kirttan B Behera Scholarship Award   Roll No. Name of Recipient(s) Session 14CS10060 Ashrujit Ghoshal 2015-16 132BT30028 Jugal Mohapatra 2015-16 12ME10074 Rajorshi Paul 2015-16 11CH30003 Aditya Banerji 2015-16 15MA40002 Alok Sharma 2016-17 14HS20035 Shashwat Gangwal 2016-17 13BT30028 Jugal Mohapatra 2016-17 12EC35009 Kumar Abhishek 2016-17 16EC10025 Hima Swetha N 2017-18 15CS30037 Tokala Yaswanth Sri Sai Santosh 2017-18 14HS20035 Shashwat Gangwal 2017-18       Sushma Mukhija Memorial Scholarship   Roll No.  Name of Recipient(s) Year / Session 13CE36001 Karan Kumar Singh 2015-26 13CH10043 Sayantan Dutta 2015-16 13EC32011 Mannem N. Sasikanth 2015-16 13EE35022 Abhinandan Kumar 2015-16 13ME10066 Y. D. Suresh 2015-16   From AE Dept.- None found suitable 2015-16 13AE30027 P. S. S. Harsha 2016-17 13CE31006 Ashwini Gupta 2016-17 13CH10043 Sayantan Dutta 2016-17 13EC32011 Mannem N. Sasikanth 2016-17 13EE10015 Biswarup Bhattacharya 2016-17 13ME10015 Sougata Hazra 2016-17 14AE30021 Gourav Tayal 2017-18 14CE10048 Sanat Kumar Saha 2017-18 14CH30025 Saumya Suman Mohapatra 2017-18 14EC10016 Dumpa Sandeep Kumar 2017-18 14EE10056 Chandra Prakash Ojha 2017-18 14ME10073 Rahul Goel 2017-18       Goralal Syngal and Kamalavati Syngal Memorial Scholarship Roll No.  Name of Recipient(s) Year / Session 16CS10029 K S Ravi Teja 2017-18 16CS10058 Lovish Chopra 2017-18 16CS10061 G. Vishal 2017-18 16CS30041 Kayastha Dhruv 2017-18 16CS30042 Aditya Rastogi 2017-18 17CS10017 Jyotisman Das 2017-18 17CS10042 Rathin Singha 2017-18       Ritesh Ranjan Memorial Scholarship   Roll No.  Name of Recipient(s) Year / Session 17ME10075 Aniruddha Saha 2018-19       Shyamal Ghosh & Sunanda Ghosh Scholarship   Roll No.  Name of Recipient(s) Year / Session 15ME10037 Mirani Saurabh Himatlal 2017-18       Vinod Gupta Leadership Scholarship   Roll No.  Name of Recipient(s) Year / Session 15AG30011 Shri Mrigank 2017-18       Chandralekha Singh & Jeremy Levy Scholarship:  Honouring Prof. G.P Sastry and Prof. Mandakini Majumdar Roll No.  Name of Recipient(s) Year / Session 15CS30043 Prajwal Singhania 2017-18 14AE30017 Shubham Jena 2017-18     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.  

Students’ Developm...

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. 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.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.                          

Donate your passion...

The many ways of giving back Giving back does not necessarily mean giving back in cash endowments. You could gift your passion too. If there is any passion that you are absolutely crazy about, you could share it with your alma mater. How? Well, if photography is your passion, you could take a workshop on photography at IIT Kharagpur and share your skills and outlook with those interested. If it is cinematography, you could freely acquaint students, faculty and the IIT campus community with your special take on your area of interest and see where things go. If things take off, the matter could go to IIT Kharagpur chapters in other cities, as far as the pan IIT meet or even further. When it is the matter of the heart, could there be any stopping?    

M.N.Faruqui Innovati...

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

Department Endowment...

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.  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.  

Hall Endowment & Hal...

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   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.

Alumni CSR Collabora...

       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

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 (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.ac.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.

Make a Gift to IIT K...

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 and do not support any out of the box initiatives. The Govt wants us to raise funds from various stakeholders, preferably the alumni, to help support various initiative.  Now years later, your beloved KGP is calling you for your direct involvement. Your time at KGP was filled with challenging and meaningful experiences. We know we would not be where we are today without the support of alumni and friends like you who made the KGP experience possible for students and development initiatives for the future.  Please renew your support by making a gift today to any area at KGP that means the most to you.  We will be forever grateful for the opportunities afforded to us through the generosity of KGP alumni and friends.  Few popular areas of making GIFTS are -  Endowments for Chair Professorship, Young Faculty Award and Scholarship are being promoted as per requirement of the Institute or on special request of the alumni. Special gifts like - Expensive lab instruments, gym & mucical instruments for resident halls, ambulance for BC Roy Hospital or you can simply donate as Unrestricted Fund where IIT can choose a suitable campaign to associate with.  B C Roy Technology Hospital is located centrally within the IIT Kharagpur campus. The facility has 32 beds, including a 2 Bedded ICU, Cabins and Isolation Ward. Through its Out Patient Department (OPD), Indoor Wards and Emergency Unit, B C Roy Technology Hospital provides 24x7 uninterrupted health care services to the campus community. On an average approximately 7000 patients attend the OPD at B C Roy Technology Hospital every month. The hospital has a round the clock pharmacy inside it.  The Institute has a process of recruiting and retaining senior faculty,to continue with their excellent contribution in academics and research, by appointing them as Chair Professors. This enhances faculty excellence which not only leads to students’ excellence but also promotes the Institute’s brand and attracting brighter students. These positions are primarily endowed which are funded through alumni, corporate and organizational resources or government grant. To encourage more such Chair Professorships, under the aegis of ID program, the alumni have been facilitated to donate towards it.  Alumni can donate individually or collectively a minimum amount of INR 25 lakhs to set up a Chair Professorship Endowment. The Chair Professorship award will be paid to the incumbent in addition to his/ her usual institute salary of Professor.  In 2011 Ranbir Singh Gupta (B.Arch./1970) has contributed to set up a Chair Professorship Endowment at the Dept. of Architecture and Regional Planning in the name of late alumnus Shri Uday Agnihotri. Recently another Chair Professorship has been instituted in in the name of late alumnus Shri Avinash Gupta at the Dept. of Architecture and Regional Planning funded by friends and family members of Late Mr. Avinash Gupta. Chair Professorship for three  years – INR 9 lakh (exhaustive) to 1.0 Crore (perpetual) Way of receiving funds is either Gift mode where the fund will be exhausted in a limited time or an Endowment mode. The Institute has a process of recruiting and retaining senior faculty, to continue with their excellent contribution in academics and research, by appointing them as Chair Professors. This enhances faculty excellence which not only leads to students’ excellence but also promotes the Institute’s brand and attracting brighter students. These positions are primarily endowed which are funded through alumni, corporate and organizational resources or government grant. Alumni/industry can donate individually or collectively a minimum amount of INR 9 lakh to set up a Chair Professorship Gift and can also donate individually or collectively a minimum amount of INR 50 lakh to set up a Chair Professorship Endowment. The Chair Professorship award will be paid to the incumbent in addition to his/ her usual institute salary of Professor. To ensure the perpetuity of the Chair Professorhsip or Faculty Award, a larged fund contribution is recommended which can be put into endowment. Partial interest out of it will be awarded to the recipient faculty and the remaining part will go back to the endowment to counter inflation.    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.

Giving Back to Patel...

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.ac.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.ac.in)

KGP-97 Class Gift - ...

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: 1 Crore Campaign Launch Date: 24 December 2017 (*The batch can donate pledge even before the launch date) Campaign Completion Date: 30 June 2019 Campaign Reach: Rs.51 Lakh  (Total fund collection) No. of Donors: 76 (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.ac.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.

Alumni Geoscience Se...

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.

Student Wellness Pro...

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.

Giving Back to RP Ha...

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.ac.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.