Over $208,000 raised at the 3rd IIT BHU Global Alumni Meet, Somerset, NJ
Left to Right: Vish Narayanan, President IBGAA, Mrs. Rita Kapoor, and Prof. A. K. Kapoor lighting the lamp
The IIT BHU Global Alumni Association (IBGAA) held its third Global Alumni Meet at the DoubleTree Hotel in Somerset, New Jersey on September 21, 2013. Theme for the Meet was "A Journey of Excellence at IIT BHU". Over 300 people attended the Meet.
The 4th IIT BHU Global Meet is planned for the Chicago area on September 20, 2014.
The IIT BHU Global Alumni Association (IBGAA) was established in 2008. It is a 501 (c) (3) charitable and educational organization registered in New Jersey. Its mission is to act as a link between the Institute, alumni, students, faculty, and staff. The IBGAA raises funds to execute alumni projects to benefit the Institute, students, faculty, and staff. It also endeavors to enhance the IIT BHU brand globally.
Vish Narayanan Dr. Manu Vora
President, IBGAA Chair, IIT BHU Global Giving Campaign
2013 Meet Organizing Committee Chair, 2014 Meet Organizing Committee
IIT-Kanpur opens office in New York
Kanpur: With an aim to hunt for qualified and capable faculty abroad, IIT-Kanpur has set up an office in New York with alumnus Sanjeev Khosla designated as the overseas brand ambassador of the institute.
The office will also try to amass funds through the alumni based there, IIT-Kanpur Director Indranil Manna said.
The office will help in connecting foreign faculty with IIT-K. More than a dozen teachers teaching in foreign institutions have expressed an interest in associating with IIT-K, Mr Manna said.
Also, ex-IITians posted at good positions in various American cities are willing to help IIT-K. They are also collecting funds to do the same, he said. They are also in talks with international level technical educational institutes and universities for research and other issues. A system to invite the students and faculty of foreign institutes to IIT-K is also being formulated, he added. Sanjeev Khosla has been associated with many educational institutions. His tenure is for three years, having commenced on September 1, 2013. He will act as a link between IIT-K, the alumni of the institute who are living abroad and foreign educational institutions, Mr Manna said.
The office on 62, William Street is on lease for five years, he said.
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IIT Madras Builds Sustainable houses at Rs 6 lakh
|The six- lakh home from IIT Madras|
Chennai: Devdas Menon, Professor in Department of Civil Engineering - IIT Madras, explains how they came about building a flat that could create affordable housing for masses.
India has a severe housing shortage problem, which is well known. In particular, there is a need to address the shelter needs of the lower income groups and their aspirations. The challenge is to make these aspirations a reality, by providing for an affordable solution. Ideally, the solution should be scalable - to reach the masses - and should be quickly built, and at the same time addresses issues of sustainability and quality. Clearly, we need a 'game changer' in the housing industry. (In pics: the six- lakh home from IIT Madras)
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Hoobastank band mesmerised the crowd at IIT Delhi annual fest
Vocalist: Douglas Robb
The first day of the IIT Delhi annual fest was as grand as was promised, with people trying to enter even after the main performance had ended.
The amphitheatre was jam-packed with students climbing trees and scaling the boundary walls because, like they said here, 'This was an experience you couldn't afford to miss'. The crowd kept chanting for the band Hoobastank during the earlier performances also, but when asked about their favourite Hoobastank song, other than The Reason, everyone was clueless. A quiz that the emcees conducted during set-up also had to be stopped midway because, well, no one had the answers!
Read Full Article at http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-10-20/music-events/43200597_1_dan-estrin-hoobastank-iit-delhi
IIT-Bombay starts a new school for urban science
MUMBAI: A new Centre for Urban Science and Engineering (C-USE) was inaugurated on Monday by Prithviraj Chavan, chief minister of Maharashtra at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) campus. Speaking on the occasion, Chavan, remarked, "Rapid urbanization has lead to a plethora of challenges and problems. One of the issues faced by future urban cities would be how to design policies for urban planning taking into account science, technology, social, pscyhological, environmental, financial and other aspects into consideration. A Centre like C-USE can play a pivotal role in this regard."
Appreciating the establishment of this Centre at IIT Bombay, he also urged the brains behind C-USE to, "Create manpower and train people in modern town planning, devise a livable index and parameters of living and offer better technological solutions for solid waste management and waste water treatment, among others."
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Celebrating the success of IIT alumni extended family in Bollywood!
Dr. Nalin Sharda (1974 batch, IIT Delhi) who is currently Associate Professor at Victoria University, Melbourne.
Many congratulations to the Sharda family.