IIT Kharagpur Foundation USA Alumni Newsletter


IIT Kharagpur Foundation (USA) NEWSLETTER                                  Volume: 11.12.2022


IIT Kharagpur made us successful. It's time to give back!

Learn, Earn, Return

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Dear Reader,     

This week our story palette has tales about those striving for educational excellence — be it in career development startups or cracking IIT despite the odds or entering the finale of global competition. We also bring you a unique take on one of the most intriguing aspects of our reality — time itself. 

Hope you enjoy the newsletter. We look forward to your content contributions and feedback. Write to us at meenakshi@iitkgpfoundation.org 

AlmaBetter, Startup Cofounded by Kgpians, Receives $2.7M Seed Funding

Kgpian-led startup AlmaBetter has raised $2.7 million in a seed round from venture capitalists to support data science career development for college students and working professionals.

Kgpians Vikash Srivastava, Shivam Dutta, Arshyan Ahsan, and Alok Anand wanted to create a platform for risk-free education for students from diverse backgrounds and of varied potential. They wanted to inculcate empathy for learners and incentive-aligned education with guaranteed learning outcomes. This led them to cofound AlmaBetter along with an IIT Delhi alumnus Ravi Kumar Gupta.

Let's Hear From the Women of KGP

In this second episode of ‘Let’s Hear from the Women of KGP’, we bring you Sripriya Konda, Executive Head of the Chess Club and Media and PR Head of ProDex at IIT Kharagpur. Sripriya hails from Hyderabad, Telangana. 

While we bring you their stories, you can connect with us to support the initiatives to promote gender equity in STEM and IIT KGP.

Kgpian Gautam Naik on Time Pass

We all know about the passage of time, some know a little and some like Dr. Einstein figured out a lot about it. Our fellow Kgpian and entrepreneur Gautam Naik takes a dip into the conceptualization of the passage of time, and our relative experience of it. 

“Why as an individual do we feel that time passes more quickly every passing year?” asks Naik.

Kgpians Etching Their Mark in India-UAE Trade Relations

A team from IIT Kharagpur has reached the grand finale of THE BIG TECH PROJECT, the first-ever innovation challenge organized by Emirati multinational logistics company DP World. The KGP team is working on a digital-twin solution to tackle harbor congestion, unpredictable demand, and unreliable operations.

From Street Vendor to IITian - Another Brilliant Story in the Making

IIT Kharagpur is known for having the Midas touch that has been changing lives for seven decades. Among several such whose brilliance will shine on the campus is Chhoton Karmakar, an 18-year-old boy from Saltora village in Bankura, West Bengal. He will soon be seen biking around the IIT KGP campus as he enrolled to pursue BTech degree in industrial and systems engineering.

IIT Kharagpur made us successful. It's time to give back!

Learn, Earn, Return

Your donation is tax deductible. 

The IITKGP Foundation is Tax-Exempt under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) in the United States (Federal ID: 47-0747227). Your donation is tax deductible. 


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