“They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it.
Death cannot kill what never dies.
Nor can spirits ever be divided, that love and live in the same divine principle, the root and record of their friendship.
If absence be not death, neither is theirs.
Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still.”
― William Penn
These are the words echoing in the initiative of the 'class of 1993 when they proposed to set up a fund with alumni gifts in the loving memory of their batchmate Late Ajay Kumar Singh, IPS.
Ajay Kumar Singh (1971-2000) was born and raised in Begusarai, a small town in the northern part of Bihar. In 1989, Ajay joined the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and graduated with a B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering. He arrived at the institute and impressed one and all with his strong will and boisterous personality. In 1993, Ajay graduated with honors and applied for IPS. No one at IIT KGP was surprised that Ajay would set his sights high on serving the country. In 2000, in a cruel twist of fate, his life that was filled with possibilities of selfless service for the nation was snuffed out in one blinding moment of violence. He lost his life in the line of duty bravely fighting Naxalites in an area near Ranchi. The nation, his family, and his friends lost a young and dynamic person. But his indomitable spirit lives on..........
About the 1993 Alumni Gift Fund:
A floor amount of the proposed fund will go toward the Institute Corpus for use in perpetuity in endowment mode, supporting various scholarly and institution building activities for all time to come. The remaining amount will promote interdisciplinary scholarly work in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at IIT Kharagpur. Through this targeted fund the Institute will be able to invite and host a reputed international scholar in the area of AI and ML for two weeks every year at the Kharagpur campus. The invited scholar will give a seminar to the faculty members and PhD students who are interested in his/her line of research. In addition, the invited scholar will give 2 or 3 standard lectures to undergraduate students on a topic of his interest every week. The main goal of this exchange program is to foster a close collaboration between our faculty and researchers at IIT Kharagpur and renowned international scholars and supplement our undergraduate students’ learning at KGP. The initiative will promote research work in core AI/ML as well as its application to a range of topics in engineering, business, and social sciences. The fund can be used to invite scholars in universities and corporations who are making headways in the area of AI/ML.
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