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Knowledge Tree: Newsletter August 2017


Dear Friend,

Greetings from IIT Bombay.

We welcome the new batch of over 2000 students to the Institute. It heralds the beginning of a new and memorable phase in their lives. We are very pleased to inform you that IIT Bombay continues to be the most preferred choice of students, with 65 of the top 100 JEE rankers joining the Institute. This year also marks the beginning of the BS program in Economics with the admission of 26 students through JEE. We welcome all the new students and look forward to them having an enriching experience at the Institute.

I am very pleased to inform you that Distinguished Alumnus Rajiv V. Joshi, Research Scientist at IBM, has been conferred with this year’s IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies. He has been selected for his contributions to predictive failure analytics, VLSI memory design, and technology. Please join me in congratulating Rajiv for this singular achievement and bringing glory to his alma mater.

The Convocation of the class of 2017 will be held on August 12, 2017. Distinguished Alumnus Manohar Parrikar, Chief Ministry of Goa shall be the chief guest of the function. More than 2500 degrees will be awarded during the ceremony.

We are also very pleased to inform you that Dr. Sudhir K. Mishra, Distinguished Scientist and Director General of BrahMos, DRDO, Government of India delivered a Institute Lecture entitled "India’s Achievements in Missile Technology" on July 17. A highly decorated scientist, he is also the CEO and MD of BrahMos Aerospace. During the talk, he discussed the development of missiles right from its inception in India during 1960’s to now when the country has developed operational Surface-to-surface Strategic Missiles Prithvi and Agni, Surface-to-Air Missile Akash, Anti-Tank Guided Missile Nag and Air Defence system successfully. 

The Institute continues to attract outstanding talent as new faculty members. Several have joined IIT Bombay in the past. We are pleased to bring a short introduction of each new faculty member in the article below.

The generous contributions received from our alumni, corporate entities, and other friends of the Institute helps in making an important difference in our endeavour 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.

Ravi Sinha,

Dean, Alumni and Corporate Relations

News From IITB

Prof Nina Sabnani bags another award for 'Hum Chitra Banate Hai'

Prof. Nina Sabnani was awarded Gold Award at 12th Indian Documentary Producers’ Association Awards 2017 for her National Award winning movie 'Hum Chitra Banate Hain'

Institute Song

The audio version of the Institute Song was recently released on the IIT Bombay website

Digital Empowerment Programme held by PAN IIT

PAN IIT organized a panel discussion on the 22nd of July, Saturday at PC Saxena Auditorium, IIT Bombay

Recent work of Siddhartha Chaudhuri Asst. Prof CSE, chosen to be featured in a press release of the ACM

The recent work of Siddhartha Chaudhuri, Institute Chair Assistant Professor was chosen to be featured in a press release of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 

Institute Lecture Series

Steel Colloquium on ‘India’s Achievements In Missile Technology’

IIT Bombay organized an Institute Lecture by Prof. S K Mishra on July 17, 2017 

Steel Colloquium on 'Non-linear Dynamics of the World'

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay organized an Institute Lecture by Prof. Surajit Sen on 13th July 2017

New Faculty Introduction

Introducing Prof Soumya Bera

We are delighted to welcome Prof Soumya Bera to the IIT Bombay family.