$100K donated by Suresh and Vidya Nair to establish Chair Professorship at IIT-KGP

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Dear [first_name],

Suresh Nair ('79/B.Tech/MET/AZ) and his wife Vidya recently donated $100,000 to, among other things, institute the "Suresh and Vidya Nair Chair Professorship in Industrial and Systems Engineering.” The main objective of this award is to encourage practice-based research and industrial collaboration in IIT-Kharagpur's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and concomitant benefits in teaching, pedagogy, and outreach. Thank you to Suresh and Vidya for your generous support!

                                                                                                                       

Due to rising Covid cases, the Annual Alumni Meet, celebrating the IIT-KGP batches of 1981, 1982, 1996, and 1997 has been postponed. The tentative date(s) of reschedule are March 10-13, 2022.

                                                                                                                      

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Ongoing: Saturday Manufacturing Talks, presented by the Centre of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Technology at IIT- Kharagpur This week's speaker is Sanjeev Kumar from IISCO Steel Plant Burnpur

Ongoing: Apply for CEP (Continuing Education Program) Courses at IIT-Kharagpur

February 1-4, 2022: National Symposium on Cryogenics and Superconductivity 28

February 19-21, 2022: Spring Fest 2022

March 10-13, 2022: 18th Annual Alumni Meet--Celebrating the IIT-KGP Batches of 1981, 1982, 1996, 1997

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"Suresh and Vidya Nair Chair Professorship in Industrial and Systems Engineering" established at KGP

Suresh Nair ('79) and his wife Vidya recently donated $100,000 to, among other things, institute the "Suresh and Vidya Nair Chair Professorship in Industrial and Systems Engineering" at IIT-Kharagpur.

IIT-KGP alumnus, Prof. Srijan Kumar ('13), named to 'Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science'

Prof. Kumar, a 2013 graduate of IIT-KGP's Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, is currently an Assistant Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a specialist in AI, ML, and Data Science.

IIT Kharagpur alumnus, Anil Agiwal ('01), receives 200th US patent grant

Agiwal, who received his M.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Kharagpur in 2001, is now on an all-time list of 316 inventors.

NEHRU HALL KA TEMPO

A 2021 Project by IIT-Kharagpur Alumni from Nehru Hall to modernize Nehru Hall of Residence with modern day amenities, while still keeping the charm and characteristics of when it was first opened.

You're Invited to "Saturday Manufacturing Talks": This week's speaker is Sanjeev Kumar

The Centre of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Technology of IIT-Kharagpur has kicked off a year-long webinar megaevent titled, Saturday Manufacturing Talks.

IIT Kharagpur Grads Help 1 Lakh Homes Cut Power Bills by 40%

IIT Kharagpur graduates Pranesh Chaudhary ('09) and Sushant Sachan ('10) are the founders of Zunpulse, a sustainable startup that helps 1 lakh households save energy through smart utilization of electrical appliances.

Sanjay Banerjee ('79) named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Banerjee ('79) is the Cockrell Family Regents Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director, Microelectronics Research Center, at the University of Texas at Austin.

IIT-KGP student wins Samsung Innovation Award for 2021

Ojas Deshmukh, a third-year dual degree B.Tech Biotechnology student at IIT-Kharagpur, has won the Samsung Innovation Award 2021 for his Betaverse project.

KGPians Getting Together: Two 1967 buddies get together after 55 years

IIT-KGPians from the Batch of 1967 recently met in Maui to celebrate the holidays!

Vineet Goyal ('90) to take charge as Kolkata Police commissioner

Vineet Goyal ('90), a 1994 batch IPS officer, has been named the new Kolkata Police commissioner. Prior to this, Goyal headed the Special Task Force as its additional director-general.

Own Your Hall Room

The IIT-Kharagpur Office of Alumni Affairs has kicked off a campaign that allows you to have your hall room named after you for perpetuity for modernizing its infrastructure--OWN YOUR HALL ROOM!

Remembering those we have recently lost...

We have been asked to share information on the passing of Mr. Ashok Madhukar ('65) and Mr. Naren Gupta (IIT-Delhi).

Employer Matching Gift Programs

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

Upcoming Events for IIT-KGP

Ongoing: Saturday Manufacturing Talks, presented by the Centre of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing Technology at IIT-Kharagpur
Ongoing: Apply for CEP (Continuing Education Program) Courses at IIT-Kharagpur

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