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Knowledge Tree: Newsletter February 2019

Dear Friend,

Greetings from IIT Bombay!

Hope you had a great start to 2019.

The beginning of the new spring semester in January saw students returning back to the campus with joy and excitement. On January 26, 2019, IIT Bombay proudly celebrated the nation’s 70th Republic Day. The event included a ceremonial parade followed by a series of entertainment programmes at the Institute Gymkhana Grounds.

We are proud to inform you that IIT Bombay adorns the 27th position among nearly 450 universities from 43 countries across 4 continents according to the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies rankings.

It brings me immense joy in inviting you to this spring's first ‘Coming Full Circle’ event conducted by the Student Alumni Relations Cell (SARC) with our Distinguished Alumnus, Bharat Desai in the evening of February 7, 2019.

We would like to thank you for the nominations sent by you for Distinguished Alumnus Awards and Young Alumni Achiever Awards. The committee has selected the following Alumni for the awards:

Distinguished Alumnus Awards 2019

  • Mr. Raj Nair, B.Tech. '71 Metallurgical Engineering
  • Prof. Nitin Samarth, M.Sc. '80 Physics
  • Dr. Ajei Gopal, B.Tech. '82, Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr. Das Narayandas, B.Tech. '82 Metallurgical Engineering & Materials
     Science
  • Mr. Kaizad Mistry, B.Tech. '84, Electrical Engineering
  • Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali, M.Tech. '84 Corrosion Science & Engineering
  • Prof. Kaivan Munshi, B.Tech. '86 Civil Engineering
  • Vice Admiral Gurtej Singh Pabby, M. Tech. '87, Systems & Control
    Engineering
  • Dr. Lalitesh Katragadda, B.Tech. '90, Aerospace Engineering
  • Dr. Shashidhar Thakur, B. Tech. '90 Computer Science & Engineering
  • Prof. Amol Dighe, B.Tech. '92 Physics
  • Mr. Rizwan Koita, B.Tech. '92, Electrical Engineering
  • Prof. Vishal Misra, B Tech. '92, Electrical Engineering
  • Prof. Nikhil Koratkar, B. Tech. '95, Aerospace Engineering

Young Alumni Achiever Awards 2019

  • Dr. Ameet Jain, B.Tech. '01, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Mr. Shantanu Rastogi, Dual Degree (B.Tech.+M.Tech.) ‘02, Electrical Engineering
  • Dr. Parag Agrawal, B.Tech. '05 Computer Science & Engineering
  • Mr. Sourabh Pagaria, Dual Degree (B.Tech.+M.Tech.) '05 Mechanical Engineering
  • Mr. Pranay Jivrajka, B. Tech., ’10 Chemical Engineering
  • Mr. Ankit Bhati, Dual Degree (B.Tech.+M.Tech.) '11 Mechanical Engineering
  • Mr. Manoj Meena, Dual Degree (B.Tech.+M.Tech.) '11 Electrical Engineering
  • Ms. Suhani Mohan, B.Tech. '11 Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science

The Institute celebrated the Golden Jubilee reunion of the 1969 batch on January 19-20, 2019. Several alumni from all over the globe returned to their alma mater and revealed in two days of reminiscing.

The Institute also played host to an array of TEDx talks of acclaimed experts who spoke on themes revolving around Science for the People on January 19-20, 2019. The retinue of speakers comprised of academia from IIT Bombay like Prof. Milind Sohoni, Prof. N. B. Ballal, and others like Dr. Sheetal Kale, Mr. Tejas Kotwal, Ms. Chandni Rajendran and Ms. Suhani Mohan. The talks dealt with myriad issues like traditional practices in contemporary research, innovating affordability and the role and relevance of public institutions in making Science useful to all.

The last month witnessed several intellectually and physically stimulating lectures, which were based on a range of topics like “Yoga: The Science and the Biomedical Research Evidence” by Prof. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa from Harvard Medical School and “Yoga Sutra and World Peace: Four Decades of Research” by Dr. Anil Maheshwari on 7th and 8th January, respectively.

The Institute continues to attract outstanding talent as new faculty members. We are pleased to bring a short introduction of Prof. Amber Jain in the article below.

The generous contributions received from our alumni, corporate entities, and other friends of the Institute help in making an important difference in our endeavor to pursue global excellence. The contributions towards Institute Development, Infrastructure Development, Young Faculty Awards, Chair Professorships, Hostel Development, Student Development, etc. are examples of utilization of these funds for the betterment of the Institute. We invite you to contribute to the Institute’s betterment to the best of your ability.

 

Suhas Joshi,

Dean, Alumni and Corporate Relations

Tel:+91-22-2576-7023,

E-Mail: dean.acr.office@iitb.ac.in

 

News From IITB

IIT Bombay bags spot in TIme Higher Education Emerging Economies Ranking

IIT Bombay figures in the 29th spot in Times Higher Education Emerging Economies List

National Environmental Conference - 2019

The Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay organised the ‘National Environmental Conference’ on January 31- February 2, 2019

4th World Congress on Disaster Management

The 4th World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM-2019) was organised in Mumbai during January 29 - February 1, 2019

Phase 2, Placements 2019 begins

Following the resounding success of Phase 1 of the Placement Season, Phase 2 will be beginning this month. In the 1st phase, several companies from India and the world over came hunting for exceptional individuals from among the students. Over 1000+ offers were bagged this year.

TEDxIITBombay

The Institute played host to an array of TEDx talks of acclaimed experts who spoke on themes revolving around Science for the People on January 19-20, 2019.

Reunions of Classes of 1969 & 1973

IIT Bombay hosts a number of Alumni reunions every year. The Institute celebrated the Golden Jubilee reunion of the 1969 batch on January19-20, 2019 and that of batch of 1973 was scheduled on January 27, 2019.

Institute Lecture Series

Talk by Prof. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa and Dr. Anil Maheshwari on Yoga based research

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay organized Institute Lectures on January 7 and January 8, 2019 on the titles 'Yoga: The Science and the Biomedical Research Evidence’ and 'Yoga Sutra and World Peace: Four Decades of Research' respectively.

Interactive Session with Mr Sundhawa Kholgade

Tinkerer's lab and Aeromodelling Club, IIT Bombay organized an interactive session with the Aviation Industry expert, Mr. Sundhawa Kholgade.
 

Memorandum of Understanding

Memorandum of Understanding with Universitas Syiah Kuala

IIT Bombay signed a Memorandum of understanding with Universitas Syiah Kuala.  In order to promote cooperation the two institutions agree to encourage direct contact and mutually beneficial cooperation between their respective faculty, research institutes, departments and administrative staff.

Memorandum of Understanding with Federal Institute of Rio de Janeiro

IIT Bombay signed a Memorandum of understanding with Federal Institute of Rio de Janeiro.  In order to promote cooperation the two institutions agree to encourage direct contact and mutually beneficial cooperation between their respective faculty, research institutes, departments and administrati

New Faculty Introduction

New Faculty Introduction

We are delighted to welcome Prof. Amber Jain to the IIT Bombay family. He joined the Department of Chemistry in March 2018.

Upcoming Events

2nd International Vision Zero Conference on Occupational Safety and Health

The concept of 'VISION ZERO' is fast emerging as an effective tool in improving the occupational safety and health (OSH) status worldwide and in achieving the goal of 'Zero Accidents'. The second global conference on this concept is being organized from February 18 - 20, 2019 at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.