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|Faculty Openings at IIT Kharagpur
IIT Kharagpur is interested in attracting bright Indian scholars working in USA for faculty positions in the Institute.
When Prof. M. Chakraborty, Dean of Alumni Affairs and International Relations visits Ohio in June, you can discuss these opportunities in person with him. If you are interested in meeting the Dean privately, please contact Jacob at jacob @ icbs.com or 330-342-0030 so that arrangements can be made.
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|Alumni are Strongly Urged to Donate to IIT Kharagpur this Holiday Season|
|IIT Kharagpur needs your help. There are several
worthwhile programs that needs funding from alumni before becoming a
reality. (We will announce those program details later.) Roy DaSilva
and Shailu Verma of IIT Foundation has been spearheading the efforts
to encourage alumni to give something back to their alumni this
holiday season (and get a tax break also.) They have formed a core
team to support this efforts. Dr. Jacob Mathew (KGP-71) is the
member of this core team responsible for OH, MI, Western PA, Western
NY, Northern KY and SE IL.
We are not asking you to make big donations like those made by Vinod Gupta (although they are welcome!). The important thing is to give something even if it is $25. Let us try to have 100% participation that will send a strong message to our alma mater. Together, we can accomplish great things. If you would like to serve in the local fund raising team, please contact Jacob (jacob @ icbs.com)
|New Leadership Team for IIT (Kharagpur)
Roy DaSilva (1974 EE RK) is
the new President of IIT Foundation. Joe Srestha, Secretary and
Shailu Verma, Treasurer will complete the roster of IIT Foundation
Officers. The Officers’ term is through July 31, 2006.
We welcome Roy and wish the new team all success in their endeavor.
More details at: http://www.iitfoundation.org/?p=55#more-55
Reception for IIT Kanpur Team
On Saturday, May 15, 2004 IIT alumni gave a reception for Dr. Sanjay G. Dhande, the Director of IIT-Kanpur and Dr. G. K. Lal, Director of Alumni Relations of IIT-K. Details.
|IIT-Humor - Humor only IITians can enjoy!|
|NEWS About IITs|
|IIT-2005: A Smashing Success
The Architecture of Brand IIT
IIT Kharagpur to enhance alumni interaction - Media Report
|Other Contemporary Issues That Are of Interest to IIT Alumni|
|What We Must Learn From the
"It’s high time we became more professional, and respected society," says N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman of Infosystems. A must read article.
What India Means To Me by Robert D Blackwill, US Ambassador to India
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalaam's speech in Hyderabad
Before the whining drowns it out, listen to the new India
India 5th emerging retail economy: Knight Frank
North vs South
Professor Teaches Change in His Indian Village
What Should We Be Remembered For?
News You can Use
Unveils Global Alumni Website With Lifetime Alumni Email ID
On August 18, 2003, IIT-Kharagpur has launched the Global Alumni Website. You can access it at: http://www.alumni.iitkgp.ernet.in
IIT-KGP will also provide a lifelong email address. It looks like firstname.lastname@example.org. This will be for all students and all alumni. One has to access this through http://www.alumni.iitkgp.ernet.in
IIT-Kanpur is providing a permanent alumni e-mail ID
IIT-Kanpur is providing a permanent alumni e-mail id!
ASEI National Convention in Cleveland Features Star IITans
The ASEI National Convention that was held in Cleveland OH for the first time during labor day weekend (August 30-Sep1, 2003) had a very different look compared to the stale, old look of this convention in the previous years thanks to the energy and leadership of many of our own alumni. Two key members of the leadership team were Dr. Jacob Mathew, a 1971 alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and Paramjit Singh, a 50s alumnus of IIT-Kharagpur. Dr Mathew, in his capacity as the VP, Webmaster, and Program Chair for the convention wanted to demonstrate what can be done in organizing and presenting a themed convention. The theme of the conference was,
Entrepreneurship for a Waking Giant - Indians in the USA
Dr. Mathew, ignoring the usual stale practice of collecting names and putting them in order for the conference, started designing the technical conference from bottom up. Key areas to be presented was identified, and then a search was made to discover who will be the most qualifies to present the message in a professional way. All the submissions that does not conform to the theme were rejected. The result was an integrated, conference, with the various speakers presenting various parts of the story, in a very interesting, and informative fashion. Was it surprising that 70% of the speakers and session chairs were our elite IIT alums? Another first for this organization.
Param Singh, in his capacity as conference co-chair, and public relations chair, designed and produced a professional logo, souvenir, and other marketing material for the conference. Again for the first time, the conference was promoted through mainstream media like Ohio Business Magazine and Inside Business Magazine that increased the awareness of the conference tremendously.
Another example of our fellow alumns leading by thinking outside the box or as Param calls it developing TOMA - Top of Mind Awareness.
Alumni Picnic With Dean of IIT-KGP a smashing success
On Sunday, June 22, 2003, we had our first family picnic. It was held at the Middleton Park in Hudson. The main attraction was the newly appointed Dean of alumni affairs of IIT-KGP, Prof. Madhusudan Chakraborty. We had a good attendance considering the fact that on that weekend, there were several weddings and many alumni were on vacation. But we also had participation by alumni from Pittsburgh and officials from the Ohio chapter of ASEI.
There was ample opportunities for networking. A sumptuous catered lunch was served. After that the Dean spoke about the challenges faced by the IITs. He pointed out that there is a need to strengthen the REC system as they act as feeders for IIT graduate programs since many undergraduate alumni from IIT go abroad for higher studies.
Dean was very happy with the reception he got in Cleveland. He also had meetings with the officials of City of Cleveland; several corporate leaders in Cleveland area, and a tour and meetings with officials at Cleveland Clinic. Thank you all for your help and support.
New Alumni Chapter formed in Detroit, MI
On Monday, June 23 at 7 PM nearly 70 alumni and their spouses met at India Kitchen Restaurant in West Bloomfield, MI to greet the newly appointed Dean of Alumni Affairs of IIT Kharagpur, Prof. Madhusudan Chakraborty and to network with fellow IITians as well as to establish new friendships. By 11 PM, when the meeting was finally over, most of the attendees were very glad they came and agreed that they had a great time. Everyone had a chance to speak about themselves introducing themselves to others. For the first time, the spouses felt that they were part of the group and slowly warmed up to the meeting. The Dean made a great presentation talking about the exciting future of IITs. We also formed a chapter. A committee of 4 were appointed to lead the infant organization to the next steps. They are already talking about a picnic this summer.
CBS News 60 Minutes To Rebroadcast The Segment on IITs on June 22
IIT Midwest Alumni 2nd Annual Conference, July 26, 2003, Chicago: "Extending the IIT experience - Building a Lifetime Network"
For Third Year In a Row, IIT-Kharagpur Has Been Named the Best Engineering School in India
In the June 2, 2003 issue of the India Today, IIT Kharagpur has been named as the Number 1 Engineering school in India. This is the third year in a row that KGP has captured this distinction. More Information.
IITB Director Reception at India House (Chicago - Schaumburg) on June 4th
Chicago area IITB-alumni are organizing a reception for IITB-Director Dr. Misra for which all Pan IIT alumni are invited. Dr. Misra will speak about current developments at IIT B, the faculty alumni network to draw new faculty and research to IITB, and so on. As a Member of the Board of Directors of the Pan-IIT Organization, he can talk about the new coalition being forged at the pan-IIT level and the energy of interaction between alumni and administration in India and US. More Info
The Newly Appointed Dean of Alumni Affairs of IIT- KGP Will Be Visiting Ohio in June
IIT Foundation is sponsoring Dean of Alumni Affairs visit to US in early half of June. Dean of Alumni Affairs is a recently created Dean position at IIT Kharagpur. Prof Madhusudan Chakraborty, head of Dept of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, is holding this position currently.
As Dean of Alumni Affairs Prof. Chakraborty’s would act as the single point of contact for KGP-Alumni worldwide. He would be driving alumni relations, nurturing alumni local chapters around the world and helping the alumni as well IIT KGP become a leader in Global Networking Platform. His visit hence, is quite symbolic and of historical significance.
As part of his visit, Houston chapter is organizing a special Vision 2020 event to kick-off Alumni fund-raising activities on June 7th/8th.
D. Chakraborty will be visiting Ohio from June 22-25, 2003. Separate receptions in Cleveland and Detroit area are planned.
A Great IIT- Get Together Organized By VT and Shama
When it is time to organize grand parties, IITians cannot be beat. This vital truth was quite evident on Friday, May 9, 2003. when more than 60 alumni/family/friends converged at the residence of VT and Shama Abraham in Solon.
Everyone had a great time and are looking forward to the next event that will be organized by Prof. Jain in Mayfield Village and then by Dr. Rao in Hudson.
ASEI Annual Convention in Cleveland
This year's ASEI-National Convention will he hosted by the Engineers in Ohio and surrounding areas. American Society for Engineers of Indian Origin is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. It is well established with several chapters in various parts of the US and India. Several IIT-alumni are in the local chapter leadership team as well as in the National Committee. We strongly recommend that you play an active role in this organization. The annual convention will be held on the labor day weekend. It will kick off with a golf outing segregated by your alma mater.
More details about ASEI and its Convention can be obtained from www.icbs.com/ASEI/
If you are interested in presenting a paper in the ASEI National Convention, please contact Jacob Mathew, Program Chairman. You can get details at www.icbs.com/ASEI/
Prof. Dube Appointed New Director of IIT-Kharagpur
In case you haven't heard, Prof. Dube is the new director of IIT-Kharagpur replacing Prof. Ghosh. Prof. Dube is from IIT-Delhi. Initial reactions about him from KGP are very positive. Let us hope that he can take KGP to the next level.
|Pan IIT Meetings in Chicago and
Several IIT alumni from NE Ohio attended the Pan IIT midwest meeting held in Chicago on July 13.
Please register so that we can get in touch with you.
Sign our guestbook and/or participate in the discussion group to talk about what we should do on our first get together.