Sundar Pichai ('93) honored with Padma Bhushan

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Dear Reader,

Sundar Pichai ('93) has been awarded the Padma Bhushan.

The below announcement was shared by Director V.K. Tewari on his Facebook page:

Thomas A Edison said, "There's a way to do it better - find it."
Innovation is the neccessity of doing things better and innovaters are the reason behind it. With immense pride and honour, I congratulate Mr. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet and Google for being awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in the country for his exceptional contribution in trade and industry.
The Chennai born tech genius who has virtually swept off the Silicon Valley with his sharp leadership and techonological pursuit of creative brilliance using the modern technology, earned his degree from IIT Kharagpur in Metallurgical Engineering and is a distinguished alumnus of the Institute. He is currently the CEO of Alphabet, an American multinational technology conglomerate holding company. The world's third largest technology company by revenue, Alphabet became the parent company of Google and was established to make the core of Google businesses clearer and more accountable.
Congratulations to Mr. Sundar Pichai. We wish more laurels are added to your remarkable journey.

The IITKGP Foundation also sends congratulations to Sundar on this prestigious honor!

                                                                                                                       

Due to rising Covid cases, the Annual Alumni Meet, celebrating the IIT-KGP batches of 1971, 1972, 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 S. Gopalswamy from the University of Huddersfield

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

January 29, 2022: Partha Ghosh Academy of Leadership Lecture, "Indians Leading the World Towards Global Harmony"

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

February 4-6, 2022: Purvodaya, VGSoM B-School Festival

March 10-13, 2022: 18th Annual Alumni Meet--Celebrating the IIT-KGP Batches of 1971, 1972, 1981, 1982, 1996, 1997

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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Sundar Pichai ('93) honored with Padma Bhushan

Sundar Pichai ('93) has been awarded the Padma Bhushan this year. The Padma Bhushan is the third-highest civilian award given out by the Indian government.

IIT Kharagpur makes a breakthrough in screening oral cancer

The research team of Arka Bhowmik, Biswajoy Ghosh, Mousumi Pal, Ranjan Rashmi Paul, Jyotirmoy Chatterjee, and Suman Chakraborty, have filed for a patent for the new oral cancer detection technology.

Saurabh Bagchi ('96) elected to IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors

Saurabh ('96), a professor of ECE and Computer Science (by courtesy) at Purdue University, was elected to IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors (BOG) for a three-year term that began Jan. 1, 2022.

Raja Manickam ('82), Tata Electronics CEO (OSAT division), shares vision for manufacturing in India

Raja Manickam ('82, ECE), speaks on his journey and the possibility of Tata Electronics (TEPL) entering the semiconductor space in India.

You're Invited to "Saturday Manufacturing Talks": This week's speaker is S. Gopalswamy

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

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.

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!

Register for IIT Kharagpur-AlmaConnect

The IIT-KGP Office of Alumni Affairs has shifted their alumni website to a new platform, hosted by Alma Connect. Make sure to get registered!

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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