Palaniappa Krishnan (B.Tech '74, AG) presented with Albert Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award






Dear Reader,

The KGP Alumni Fund for COVID-19 was set up to support IIT-Kharagpur campus and vicinity staff with rations due to the Corona Virus lockdown. Many of these staff are receiving no pay and little benefits. The staff benefiting from the support include mess workers, dhobis, rickshaw wallahs, etc. Additionally, a small amount of the funds will be used for those affected by Super Cyclone Amphan.

To date, $347,000 has been raised between nearly 650 donations. We need $653,000 more to reach our goal of $1,000,000 to help the staff for an estimated 6 months. The 1st phase of the mission was recently completed and there were 2000 beneficiaries. The rations which were given out include food items such as rice, sugar, salt, dal, etc. and hygiene items like soap, washing soap, etc. The next phase of the distributions is set to begin soon and we need your help! Please give back generously to this critical fund!        

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Below is a photo from the 1st phase of the distribution. We will continue to keep you updated on the status of the campaign!



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

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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.




Palaniappa Krishnan (B. Tech '74, AG) presented with Albert Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Palaniappa Krishnan, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

WHEELS Global Foundation to hold webinar on Post COVID-19 Challenges and Opportunities

WHEELS Global Foundation (WGF) will be holding a webinar to discuss "Post COVID Realities: Challenges and Opportunities for Industry and Services" on May 29, 2020 (7:30pm IST, 10:00am ET).

Sonia Sahni (MBM, '06) gives up investment banking to launch a night skincare brand

Investment banker Sonia Sahni ('06) launched Mumbai-based organic night skincare brand Ethiko, which offers serums for different skincare types. She aims to expand the product to include all products needed for the nightly skincare routine.

IIT-Kharagpur alumnus co-founded, 'Sypne', helps businesses grow via their visual content

Spyne is an AI-driven startup that delivers impactful photos and videos; recently, it has raised pre-Series A funding.

IIT-KGP's unsung heroes need your help--please donate now!

IITKGP now has over 10,000 students. Besides the teaching staff and administrative staff who are on salary, IITKGP is supported by more than 10,000 other staff who get no salary or receive little benefits during the Corona Virus lockdown.

Kiranjit Siyan, a KGPian (1976/ECE/NH), NIH scientist, passes away

Kiranjit Siyan received his Bachelors of Technology with Honors in Electronics and Electrical Communications from IIT-Kharagpur in 1976.

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