Ten alumni of the IIT-Kharagpur were honoured for their contribution to the
institute for facilitating global networking and reach, leading collaborative projects and other activities at the 16th Annual Alumni Meet being held at the institute campus.
Jain had spearheaded joint conference for all IIT directors including IIT KGP with Vice-chancellors of premier Australian universities to promote research, faculty exchange and the IIT brand in Australia.
Among the recipients from India who were felicitated, there are alumni like Sabesh Subramaniam, former President of Chennai Chapter and who has been actively involved with CSR funding for the Sandhi (Science-Culture initiative) project.
A key initiative during the Meet being held from January 11-13 was awarding of the Distinguished Service Award as each of these alumni contributes a significant amount of their time to work for alumni associations in various parts of the world, the statement said.
The IIT KGP's 'halls of residence' (hostels) have been major beneficiaries this year, with seven 'halls' receiving more than Rs 1.5 crore from the alumni for development activities.
"The 1969, 1979, 1994 and 1997 batches have collectively donated Rs. 3.6 crore in endowment on the occasion of the Annual Alumni Meet this year," Dean Chattopadhyay said.
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