IIT-KGP's unsung heroes need your help--please donate now!






We have raised over $242,000 but we still need $758,000 and your help to reach our goal!        








In 1962, in my first year at IIT, it was a surreal experience for a 16-year-old kid from a village in U.P. When I got sick, the guy who took care of me was the Ward Boy in Patel Hall and his name was Papaya. I still remember him. 

Even my friend, Bill Clinton told me that when he went to Oxford, the guy that took care of him at Oxford was the Porter, equivalent to a ward boy. When he became President, he did not invite anybody from Oxford for his swearing-in ceremony except that Porter. 

It just shows how important they have been in our lives. I call them unsung heroes. This is a time of crisis for them and we need your help. 

Please donate generously. I am donating $100,000.

Vinod Gupta

1967 Ag. Engg. 

Patel/R.K. Hall



Make sure to check out the video titled: "Amidst Lockdown, Cinematic Story of IIT Kharagpur" which takes you through campus soon after the lockdown began.  Truly nostalgic!




IITKGP Staff needs your help.

IITKGP now has over 10,000 students. Besides the teaching staff and administrative staff who are on salary, IITKGP is supported by more than 10,000 other staff who get no salary or receive little benefits during the Corona Virus lockdown.

These are the people who have served us for generations such as mess workers, ward boys, gardeners, rickshaw pullers, vegetable sellers, dhobis, and a whole bunch of other staff who have little protection.

With the lockdown, these people are without an income now. We are raising $1 million to support the staff and villagers nearby for the next six months.

Our trustees have already committed over $100,000. We need your help to donate generously to this worthy cause. These people need help and they need it now. We, the IITKGP Foundation, will be sending the money to IIT KGP every week. They have formed a committee of esteemed professors to help these people in need.


Thank you to our donors that have already generously donated to this fund!


1959-Puran Dang

1961-Brij Kar, Anonymous Donor

1962-Sohan Singh Bahl

1965-R N Mukhija

1966-Abraham Thomas

1967-Vinod Gupta, Probal Sanyal, Anonymous Donor

1968-Anonymous Donor

1969-Krishen Mehta, Daljeet Singh, Narendra Doshi

1970-Ranbir (Ron) Gupta, Arjun Malhotra, Jayashree Saha, Samaresh Mohanta, Venkataraman Sundaram, Surender Makhija, Anil Luthra, Nansen D'Sa, Indrajit Chatterjee, Ullas Kamath, Shantanu Maitra, Ramamurthy Ati, Deepak Chatterjee, Anonymous Donor, Anonymous Donor

1971-Surajit Dasgupta

1973-Harjinder Singh, Alok Chatterjee

1974-Sanjay Deshmukh

1976-Subhashis Mallick, Omprakash Madria

1977-Soumitra Bhattacharya, Anonymous Donor

1979-Rakesh Asthana

1981-Deepak Khazanchi, Prabhas Panigrahi

1983-Aloke Das

1984-Babu Turumella, Sujit Sengupta

1985-Pramod Bengani, Saikat Nandi, Shyama Mandal, Swapan Majumdar

1986-Rakesh Gupta, Leslie Picardo, Raikanta Sahu, Somnath Banik

1987-Diganta Das, Partha Chatterjee

1988-Anol Bhattacharjee

1989-Indranil Sanyal, Ashis Roy, Sandeep Pattanayak, Rana Gupta

1990-Diptarka Majumdar, Supratik Bose, Santanu Biswas, Raju Datla, Sudhir Raju, Srinivas Vadde, Amber Roy Chowdhury, Indrajit Ray

1992-Anonymous Donor

1993-Anonymous Donor, Anonymous Donor

1994-Rajesh Gupta, Raja Shankar, Anonymous Donor

1995-Prabhu Chandrasekhar, Satya D., Munshi Alam

1996-Kaushik Bakhandi

1997-Amit Kumar, Mimin Adhikary, Laxmidhar Biswal, Anonymous Donor

1998-Praveen Jha, Lokesh Gakhar, Ronojoy Ghosh, Amit Mondal, Anonymous Donor

1999-Samrat Saha, Dipankar Ghosh, Padam Singh, Anonymous Donor

2000-Himanshu Kher, Pankaj Trivedi, Sumit Agarwal, Anonymous Donor

2001-Parag Jain, Santosh Banerjee, Anonymous Donor

2002-Krishna Mogallapu, Ajay Gulati, Varij Saurabh, Abhishek Bose, Anonymous Donor, Anonymous Donor

2003-Rajarshi Paul, Anonymous Donor

2004-Abhishek Prakash, Rituraj Nandan

2005-Suvro Sarkar

2006-Vikas Chandan

2008-Anonymous Donor

2009-Nirav Amlani, Lokesh Anand

2010-Anonymous Donor

2015-Harshyt Goel

2017-Atal Agarwal

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