Stranded foreign students at IIT-KGP to get help






Dear Reader,

The IITKGP Foundation is working to bring together alumni in support of the "KGP Alumni Fund for COVID-19", which will provide IIT-Kharagpur campus and vicinity staff with rations due to the Corona Virus lockdown. The staff which include the mess workers, dhobis, rickshaw wallahs, etc. are receiving no pay and little benefits and need assistance with basic necessities. Please give back generously to this critical fund!        

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The IITKGP Foundation is a not for profit organization with a 501(c)(3) status in the United States (Federal ID: 47-0747227). 

The Embassy of India in Washington DC has issued guidance about the COVID-19 pandemic for students that are studying in the United States. If you are a student currently in the US and need to access more information, click the below link to be taken to the "Embassy of India Student Hub".                                                                                                       



Don't forget to submit any pictures and information you have of "KGPians Getting Together" either socially or for KGP related events. We will share them in an upcoming newsletter!



UPCOMING EVENTS (All seminars, conferences and workshops at IIT-Kharagpur have been postponed until further notice due to the threat of the Novel Coronavirus)

If you have an event you would like to add to the calendar, please send an email with details to info@iitkgpfoundation.org.




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Make a Quick Donation to IIT Kharagpur now!



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