Some of you know me and some may not. So let me first introduce myself.
I am 79/B.Tech (Hons) ECE/RK and 85/M.Tech (ECE: Sat Comm)/GH. Presently I am the President of IIT Kharagpur Alumni Foundation (India).
Our motto for last two years has been: “Connecting KGPians”. Recently, we have taken the initiative of creating SIGs (Special Interest Groups) to connect KGPians with a common interest. Within last 20 days, we have been able to create 24 SIGs where more than 1000 KGPians are already connected that includes KGPians spread all over the world including some Profs and even students at IIT Kharagpur. The SIGs have been titled as “KGPians4RenewableEnergy”, “KGPians4HigherEducation”, “KGPians4SpaceTechnology” etc.
The full list of the SIGs along with the names of the Admins, their phone numbers and e-mails are attached for your information. Every KGPian can join any number of SIGs of his/her interest. You have to just send a WhatsApp message to the Admin of that SIG with your name/year of passing/hall and department to join any SIG.
There are many more topics like NanoTechnology, Robotics, Mechatronics, Lasers, Smart Cities etc where SIGs can be created. Some of you may be interested to create SIGs for Music and Dramatics even to bring back memories of TDS and TMS under TSG. So if some of you are interested in creating new SIG, just send me the message with your details.
Connecting KGPians with common interest through SIGs on WhatsApp is the first step. These SIGs can open new business opportunities for some of you and can bring consultancy projects for IIT Kharagpur. Some of these groups have already started using other means of exchanging documents etc through e-mails, FB and cloud computing. Some of them from the same town have started personal meetings also. Tomorrow, these SIGs can play a big role in getting internship and job opportunities for our students at IIT Kharagpur. Some senior stalwarts of particular areas can become mentors for young faculty members as well as for students.
We at Alumni Foundation and as active office bearers of various chapters feel that creation of SIGs will be a Win-Win-Win situation for all of us. There could be as many as 50 SIGs within next two or three months. They will be independent entities and all Admins will be connected together through another WhatsApp group named “KGP_SIG_Admins” where they shall share their best practices and good experiences which may be of great use to other SIGs.
You can see the list of various alumni chapters of India and at other countries as well at http://alumni.iitkgp.ac.in/ including contact details of their office bearers. Here, you can connect with the Office Bearers of IIT Kharagpur Alumni Foundation (India) also. We shall upload the full list of SIGs also on this alumni website.
So let us start connecting with other KGPians with common interests through SIGs and the benefits will automatically follow for all of us and for our dear alma mater, IIT Kharagpur.
Dedicated to The Service of The Nation.
|Sl No||SIG||Admin1||KGP Coordinates||Admin1 Ph No||E-mail ID|
|6||KGPians4WaterManagement||Dr Kapileswar Mishra||09/VSRC/PhDemail@example.com|
|15||KGPians4Shipbuilding||Admiral MK Badhwar||73/RP/MEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|16||KGPians4HSEfor MSMEs||Shashank Shekhar||85/RK/Chememail@example.com|
|19||KGPians4DefenceTechnology||Lt Gen Utpal Bhattachatyya||69/VS/Civfirstname.lastname@example.org|