IIT Bombay celebrated the annual Alumni Day on the 24th of December with a bang. The event started off with welcome by Prof. Ravi Sinha (Dean, Alumni & Corporate Relations). This was followed by Prof. Devang Khakhar’s (Director, IIT Bombay) opening address where he briefed the about the changes and growth that is happening in the Institute.
In his address, Prof. Khakhar informed how the Institute is growing from strength to strength. "Today, IIT Bombay is the leading academic Institution in the field of research and development. IIT Bombay alumni have made significant contributions towards the growth of the Institute. Our aspiration is to see IIT Bombay among the top ranks of technical universities in the world and we need continued support from our alumni to realize this dream,” he said.
Some alumni from the very first batch of IIT Bombay (1962) also visited the campus on this day. They were felicitated by the Director.
On this occasion the Distinguished Service Awards were conferred upon two of our alumni to acknowledge their contribution to the growth and development of the Institute. Mr Milind Mhaiskar and Mr Saket Gadia were the recipients of the award this year.
The Alumni Day was the third of the 3 days of the Reunion weekend at IIT Bombay. The silver jubilee batch, the 30 year and decennial reunion batches visited the Institute for their reunions. The batch of 1992, on this occasion, has pledged a sum of Rs 9.4 crore towards the Legacy Project.
The Legacy Project would be looking at deploying these funds in a number of projects largely related to student well being, including scholarship programs for deserving students, upgradation of study facilities across the hostels, supporting the ongoing institute efforts, student counselling amongst other things.
The Alumni Day has always been and continues to be a great tradition of the Institute where the alumni get a look of the progress made by their alma mater and relive some cheerful memories of the campus.