center-for-petroleum-engineeringIn a first, US-based son of IIT Kharagpur alumni donates Rs. 2 crore to parents' alma mater

The Economic Times (April 11, 2018)

Kolkata: Shion Deysarkar, CEO of Datafiniti and son of US-based entrepreneurs Dr. Asoke Deysarkar ('71) and Dr. Ruma Acharya Deysarkar ('74) has donated Rs. 2 crore to his parents' alma mater IIT Kharagpur, in the first instance of its kind in the IIT ecosystem where an alumni progeny has given back to the institute.

Deysarkar, has signed an MoU to create a Chair Professorship endowment for an amount of USD 300,000 about Rs. 2 crore at IIT KGP's Asoke Deysarkar and Ruma Acharya Centre of Excellence in Petroleum Engineering.

"Shion and I discussed about exciting the children of our alumni and encourage them to think about IIT Kharagpur. This is very unique for us and maintaining our legacy of being the first in several initiatives such as management, law, quality, happiness, superspecialty hospital, microspecialisation, etc." said Prof PP Chakrabarti, director of IIT Kgp. (Read More)