IIT-KGP leading fight against COVID-19 by developing hand sanitizers and face shields






Dear Reader,

A circular was released by IIT-Kharagpur on March 28, 2020, titled "An appeal to IIT Kharagpur Community to Contribute to 'Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund' ('PM CARES Fund' for COVID-19)".


As alumni members of the IIT-Kharagpur community, please respond to this appeal by giving back to this critical fund! Donations can be made via the below "PM CARES Fund for COVID-19" button.

The IITKGP Foundation is a not for profit organization with a 501(c)(3) status 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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IIT Kharagpur's Combat Against COVID-19

As the world is battling Coronavirus, universities suspending their academic and select other activities, in one corner of Eastern India, the world-renowned institute is giving a fillip to the combat against COVID-19.

Debayan Saha's ('12) company PerSapien invents UV robot to disinfect hospitals

As a preventive measure against new coronavirus, a duo from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) has developed a device titled 'Minus Corona UV Bot' to disinfect hospitals.

Prith Banerjee ('81) welcomed to PanIIT USA's Board of Directors as a Prominent Alumni

PanIIT USA welcomes Prith Banerjee as a Prominent Alumni to its Board of Directors. Prith graduated in 1981 with the President's Gold Medal.

VGSOM Assigns COVID Case Study

It has been almost 2 weeks since the teaching and learning at IIT Kharagpur has gone virtual. The Center for Educational Technology at the Institute has been using the online interface Webex for conducting classes across all levels of study.

Sudipto Das ('96) helps develop a model to distribute groceries to migrant laborers during lock-down

Author and entrepreneur Sudipto Das ('96), his neighbors, and batchmates from IIT Kharagpur, have developed a simple model to distribute groceries to migrant laborers at the micro-level.

IIT-KGP researchers design face shields for healthcare workers

As the clamor for protective gears to fight the novel coronavirus grows among healthcare workers in the state, a group of researchers of a premier institute has come up with a prototype of a face shield for those attending to COVID-19 patients.

Learn-Earn-Return--An IIT KGP initiative for future generations of KGPians

The 'Learn-Earn-Return' initiative aims to raise funding to create a financial support system for students and develop a culture of giving back to sustain the initiative.

Data analytics: IIT Kharagpur launches online certification course

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur is starting an online certification program on data analytics to help managers make data-driven decisions.

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Upcoming Events for IIT-KGP

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

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