Frequently Asked Questions and Who to Talk to...
We answer some of the common questions you may have about making a donation to the IITKGP Foundation and we will also help you find the right resources at IIT Kharagpur in case you are planning a visit or need more information...
Alumni tend to have the most emotional attachment to their alma mater. At IITKGP there is no difference--we share common training, experiences, and memories about campus. We have gained a lot from the IIT experience and its brand name in our respective professional and personal lives. We also have the most to gain from the continued success of IIT Kharagpur, its status as a world-class institute, and success of the alumni pool.
EVERY contribution counts! It doesn't matter if you can contribute $10 or $10,000 per year, it all adds up. With over 30,000 alumni, if every person contributed $10 per month--we could collect $4 million in a year and help IITKGP immensely with their needs!
You will get a significant return on your contributions. You will gain from the continued success of IIT Kharagpur, its status as a premier, world-class institute, and the success of the alumni pool. In addition, you will have:
- Knowledge and satisfaction of having made a difference to IITKGP.
- Fulfillment of giving back to an institution that has made a positive impact in your life.
- Various forms of recognition by IITKGP and the Foundation (you may choose to remain anonymous if you would like).
- A tax deduction on your contribution. The IITKGP Foundation is a not for profit organization with a 501(c)(3) status in the United States (Federal Tax ID: 47-0747227).
The IITKGP Foundation works hard to insure that any and all donations are provided to the projects that they were earmarked for. The conventional method starts with the donation process (by you, the donor), which is followed by the holding of the funds within the Foundation bank account. Representatives from the IIT Kharagpur Alumni Affairs and International Relations Office will then reach out to our office when they are preparing to put the donations to use for a project and/or initiative. We, at the Foundation, either mail or wire the donated monies from that particular fund to IITKGP. You can make a donation with confidence in the US or Canada, knowing that the funding will make its way to its stated intentions!
For those who are considering a trip back to their alma mater, there are people available at IIT Kharagpur that can help you along your journey!
We have many contacts at IITKGP, so if you have any questions about a particular area on campus, please don't hesitate to let us know and we will put you in contact with the right person!