"Sobhraj & Krishna Gajria Scholarship" established at IIT Kharagpur with first award recently given


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The "Sobhraj & Krishna Gajria Scholarship" established at IIT Kharagpur

The scholarship, established by Chandu Gajria ('70) in his parent's name, was recently awarded to a student within the Integrated M.Sc. program of the Department of Chemistry at IIT KGP.





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Make sure to submit any pictures you have of "KGPians Getting Together" either socially or for KGP related events. We will share them in an upcoming newsletter!




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

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

Ongoing: Weekly Zoom Presentation Sessions hosted by Arvind Jain ('69) and Prabjit Singh ('69)

May 5-7, 2022: TiEcon 2022 Hybrid Conference

May 8, 2022: The Boston Pledge presents "Reset India", a discussion on India towards 100: A call for Reset! Need a missionary Zeal, a book by Partha Ghosh ('71)

May 8, 2022: PanIIT USA Seminar: "Preventing and Reversing Chronic Diseases Naturally", presented by Lalit Kapoor (IIT Kanpur graduate)

May 14, 2022: Summer Picnic 2022-IIT Alumni of Southern California

June 12-14, 2022: Mani-Fest 2022: Directions in Theoretical Physics

If you have an event  you would like to add to the calendar, please send an email with details to info@iitkgpfoundation.org.


Prith Banerjee ('81): "It is easier to lead not by direction, but by motivating people"

Prith Banerjee, who recently set up the first Chair Professorship in the Department of ECE at IIT Kharagpur, talks about his education, career, and leadership lessons to The Economic Times.

Mani-Fest 2022: Directions in Theoretical Physics being held at UCLA to celebrate Mani Bhaumik ('58)

Mani-Fest 2022 is a conference being held at UCLA to celebrate the 5th year of the Mani L. Bhaumik Institute of Theoretical Physics, as well as Dr. Mani L. Bhaumik's 90th birthday. The conference is being held a year late due to the pandemic.

Webinar: 'Reset India', featuring Partha Ghosh ('71) and Puran Dang ('59), to be held May 8

The webinar, presented by The Boston Pledge and focusing on the book, "India towards 100: A Call for Reset! Need for a missionary Zeal", will feature Dr. Partha Ghosh ('71), Puran Dang ('59), R. Gopalakrishnan ('67), Sam Pitroda, and Suresh Prabhu.

KGPians Getting Together: 48th Anniversary Reunion of the Class of 1969

Derek D'Costa shared a photo of the Batch of 1969's 48th Anniversary Reunion, which was held in Toronto, Ontario in 2017.

Event Announcement: Weekly Zoom Meeting with Hosts Arvind Jain ('69) and Prabjit Singh ('69)

1969 Batch members Arvind Jain and Prabjit Singh have been hosting weekly Zoom meetings that feature different presenters/topics every session.


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.

Upcoming Event: Summer Picnic 2022-IIT Alumni of Southern California

The Southern California Chapter of PanIIT USA, invites you, your family, and friends to its annual picnic on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

KGPains Getting Together: Sri Bandyopadhyay ('68) sabbatical to IIT KGP

Sri Bandyopadhyay ('68) shared details of a sabbatical that he took to IIT KGP from November 2006 to January 2007.

IIT Bay Area Partner Event-Special invitation to join industry and tech titans at TiEcon 2022

The IIT Bay Area team in partnership with TiE Silicon Valley is happy to offer a complimentary pass to all of their members for this event being held May 5-7, 2022.

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!

PanIIT USA presents, 'Preventing and Reversing Chronic Diseases Naturally' seminar

Lalit Kapoor (IIT Kanpur graduate), will speak about preventing and reversing chronic diseases naturally. The webinar was already held once before, but due to demand it will be held again.

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: Apply for CEP (Continuing Education Program) Courses at IIT-Kharagpur
Ongoing: MITHAS and LearnQuest Academy of Music present, "Blue Planet Music Festival"


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