National Digital Library of India (NDLI), developed at IITKGP, wins prestigious World Summit Award

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Dear [first_name],

The National Digital Library of India (NDLI), developed at IIT Kharagpur, has won the prestigious World Summit Award (WSA) 2021 for Learning and Education. Since its inception in 2015, with sponsorship by the Ministry of Education, India, the NDLI has served as a public digital library that has offered free and open access to over 55 million educational materials. You can read more about the NDLI and the winning of this award in the below newsletter article.

Congratulations to all involved in the development of this vital platform!

                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                  

Due to Covid, the Annual Alumni Meet, celebrating the IIT-KGP batches of 1971, 1972, 1981, 1982, 1996, and 1997 was postponed. The new dates 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 Sujit Banerji from the University of Warwick

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

Ongoing: MITHAS and LearnQuest Academy of Music present, "Blue Planet Music Festival"

February 27, 2022: PanIIT USA webinar, "Preventing and Reversing Chronic Diseases Naturally"

February 28, 2022: Partha Ghosh Academy of Leadership "International Monthly Leadership Lecture Series" featuring Shri R. GopalKrishnan ji ('67)

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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National Digital Library of India (NDLI), developed at IITKGP, wins at World Summit Award 2021

Developed by Dr. Partha Pratim Das, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering and his team of researchers from IIT KGP, the project is sponsored by the Ministry of Education, India.

"Sidhanta-Jagan Akella Geochemistry Grant" established at IIT-KGP

Dr. Jagannadham Akella (1963/Ph.D./Geology & Geophysics) has established the "Sidhanta-Jagan Akella Geochemistry Grant" at IIT Kharagpur.

The James Webb Space Telescope launch and KGP Connection

Alumnus Dr. Ranbir Sinha ('81) worked on the structural design and simulation of the Ariane 5 nose-cone and Payload Fairing (PLF), which protected the Webb during the launch.

Sundar Pichai ('93) launches $100M Google Career Certificates Fund

Pichai ('93) has announced a new $100 million Google Career Certificates Fund to prepare people for high-paying, high-growth jobs in fields like data analytics, IT support, project management, and user experience design.

You're Invited to "Saturday Manufacturing Talks", This week's speaker is Sujit Banerji

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 2021-22 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.

Partha Ghosh Academy of Leadership to hold second "International Monthly Leadership Lecture Series"

This is the second guest lecture in the series being held by IITKGP's Partha Ghosh Academy of Leadership and will feature former director of Tata Sons, Shri R. GopalKrishnan ji.

PanIIT USA releases February 2022 newsletter

PanIIT USA has released their February 2022 newsletter. You can access a copy of the newsletter via this article.

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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