IIT-KGP develops vehicle with mechanized broom to clean public places






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, $350,000 has been raised from over 650 donations. We need $650,000 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 Tax-Exempt under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) 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)

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A thank you letter from Director V.K. Tewari

Director V. K. Tewari penned a thank you letter to the alumni to express his gratitude for their support of KGP's Unsung Heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

IIT-KGP develops vehicle with mechanized broom to clean public places

A group of researchers at IIT Kharagpur has developed a vehicle with mechanized broom that runs on battery and solar power to clean roads and public places, an official said on Friday.

Meet the Jayarams: The IIT-Kgp couple at the forefront of VR in sports

For close to three decades, Sankar ('84) and Uma ('86) Jayaram have been driving the advancement of virtual reality. The tech holds the key to the future of sports broadcasting in the post-pandemic age.

Kolkata: IIT Kharagpur offers Boipara helping hand to beat cyclone blues

A team of architects and civil engineers, faculty and students of IIT Kharagpur, had been working on a project to revive the College Street boipara (book hub).

IIT-Kharagpur closes semester sans exam

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, following in the footsteps of IIT Bombay and some other IITs, has closed the current semester without conducting the end-semester examinations.

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.

SPIC MACAY holding Anubhav Series June 1-7, 2020

To help alleviate the mental stress of young people during the COVID19 pandemic, SPIC MACAY is organizing a week-long online series of programs called SPIC MACAY Anubhav, from June 1st to 7th, 2020.

Upcoming Events for IIT-KGP

All seminars, conferences and workshops have been postponed until further notice due to the threat of the Novel Coronavirus.

Employer Matching Gift Programs

If you've made a donation to the IITKGP Foundation, you may be able to double your donation! We're here to help you with the process!

IIT Alumni Council to set up MegaLab as part of the efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic

A MegaLab in the metropolis with a capacity of 10 million tests per month has been announced by the Indian Institute of Technology Alumni Council which will be set up in July 2020.

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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