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IIT-KGP honours 10 alumni for contribution to institute

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Ten alumni of the IIT- 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.

The recipients included and who were from abroad.

Lahiri is a from London, who had founded - a 330-member organisation having strategised events to attract participation from the alumni, an IIT KGP statement said Saturday.

Jain had spearheaded joint conference for all IIT directors including IIT KGP with Vice-chancellors of Australian universities to promote research, faculty exchange and the IIT brand in

Among the recipients from who were felicitated, there are alumni like Sabesh Subramaniam, former of and who has been actively involved with CSR funding for the Sandhi (Science-Culture initiative) project.

Another such alumni was Prof Probir Gupta, former of the Vinod Gupta and the of the

A key initiative during the Meet being held from January 11-13 was awarding of the 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," Chattopadhyay said.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 21:55 IST