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IIT Kharagpur Foundation (USA) NEWSLETTER

Volume: 03.25.2023

Dear Reader,   

This week we are bringing you a story on a recent alum who won the NSF Career Award, another who is a social entrepreneur, and a first person account of a 2022 IITKGP admit.  If you want to share your stories with us, please write to meenakshi@iitkgpfoundation.org. Also, join our initiative for #LearnEarnReturn to help build the success stories of IITKGP students!



Srijan Kumar (2013/CSE/NH) Receives the Prestigious NSF Career Award

IIT Kharagpur alumni Srijan Kumar is an Assistant Professor at the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology and recently received the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for his research to detect and correct misinformation on online platforms. In 2022, Srijan was also included in Forbes 30 under 30 in Science and recognized as a Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences.

Kgpian Rohit Rathi Develops Investment Tech for Low-Income Groups

When the world is going through apprehensions of recessions, bank bailouts, stock pricing, and buying discrepancies, a Kgpian is working toward empowering the low-income groups of India. KarmaLife is an AI-powered, 100% digital solution for the financial well-being of workers and has invested in empowering India’s 200 million+ non-salaried blue-collar workers by combining data, technology, and trust to offer flexible, small-ticket, and affordable products tailored to the low-income segment.

Being Part of History Itself — A First-Person Account from a Kgpian

After meeting IITians in his family, Vihaan S Kumar from Jaipur harbored a dream to study at an IIT as well, he shares what living his dream feels like. Read more about Vihaan's journey at IIT KGP here.

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