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Vol 5, Issue 4                     iit Alumni Newsletter                     April, 2012        
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Fellow Alumni and Friends,  

The success of the IIT 2011 Global Conference in NYC highlighted the value of the IIT Alumni brand in the US. Thanks again to the volunteer team that made this conference successful, lead by its co-chairs Gautam Advani, Anil Bhandari, and Kumar Shah.  

The focus now shifts to IIT 2012 Global Conference in Kolkata, India from December 7th - 9th, 2012. Please check http://www.paniit2012.org/ for the latest details.

In the US, the PanIIT USA Executive Committee leadership consisting of me (President), along with Arjun Sen (Vice-President/Secretary) and Smita Bagla (Chapter Liaison), are focused on providing Alumni Services that benefit our US alumni and help them be successful, and to undertake initiatives that would allow us to come together to solve the problems that we face in the US, the country we have adopted as citizens.

Examples of Alumni Services include efforts related to Branding, Mentorship, Job Boards, Career Guidance, Chapter Development and also improving our electronic infrastructure to integrate Social Media, Webinars, and Events Calendar on the IIT.Org website. Another initiative undertaken jointly with PanIIT India is WHEELS, which addresses the areas in critical need of global solutions and attention: Water, Healthcare, Energy, Education, Lifestyles, and Security. These six areas are of common concern globally, and exemplify the type of initiatives where IITians can band together to find "common solutions to common problems."

Please check this newsletter for updates on these and other initiatives in the future.

Although we have ambitious goals at PanIIT USA to advance the cause of IIT Alumni and promote the IIT Alumni brand, we also realize that we are essentially a volunteer organization run by energetic and passionate alumni who want to give back. And I hope that our actions will inspire you to volunteer for the PanIIT Alumni movement.

We look forward to hearing from you at newsletter@iit.org.


Siddhartha (Sid) Chowdhary, IIT Kharagpur, 1992
President, Pan IIT USA, Inc.
CEO, Credence Management Solutions LLC



Opposition to the proposed joint entrance exam (JEE) reforms for entry to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) continues to escalate, with the PanIIT Alumni Association writing to the human resources development ministry and IIT directors with its objections. Read More.

IIT Campuses

The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), along with five other universities, will establish a centre for urban science and progress (CUSP) in Brooklyn, New York (NY). New York will be the laboratory as the six institutes develop solutions for 'regenerating' the city's infrastructure - the buildings and services dating back to the 17th century. Read More.

 IIT Chapters
Senior '92 batch IPS officer Rahul Sharma, who has been at the forefront of a fight against the Narendra Modi government, has been conferred with the prestigious Satyendra Dubey memorial award for saving the lives of 200 Muslim children in Bhavnagar during the 2002 post-Godhra riots. Read More.
IIT Conferences


2012 International SWAT Conference
Date from: 16/07/2012
Date to: 20/07/2012
Organizing Department/Centre: Department of Civil Engineering
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Web link: http://swatmodel.tamu.edu/conferences/2012 Read More

IIT Events


9th International Workshop on Nanomechanical Sensing 2012 

The 9th edition of the International Workshop on Nanomechanical Sensing (NMC) will be held at IIT Bombay Mumbai, India, from June 6th to June 8th 2012. Click here for more details.



Drug Discovery Workshop-2012  

The workshop is planned to cover the intensity and depth of drug discovery and development thorough lectures of scientists, industrialists and eminent experts of the field from IITM and Laila Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. Topics including reverse pharmacology, bioinformatics in drug discovery, preclinical studies, clinical trials and IPR will be explained by subject experts working in the field. Students, research scholars and faculties of diverse fields including pharmaceutical sciences, medical and life sciences, shall participate in the two day workshop. Click here for more details.



Workshop on Developments in Biomass Derived Fuels-Bioenergy Based Bioeconomy

Date from: 01/08/2012
Date to: 02/08/2012
Organizing Department/Centre: Centre for Energy Studies
Contact faculty name: Prof. D. K. Sharma
Centre for Energy Studies, IIT Delhi

Click here for more details.

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