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Knowledge Tree: Newsletter December 2017

Dear Friend,

Greetings from IIT Bombay.

We are very pleased to present the December issue of Knowledge Tree. The campus, went into a relative lull in terms of student activities, this being the month of the End Semester Exams.

I am delighted to inform you that Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Ranking BRICS 2018 has rated our Institute as the highest ranked among all Indian universities and 9th ranked overall. The ranking of IIT Bombay moved up by 4 places since last year. The distinction is yet another manifestation of the progress being made by our Institute towards global excellence.

I also again invite you to the Institute Campus on the 24th December on the occasion of the Alumni Day. Feel the impact of your alma mater’s work on the world through short talks. A new feature being introduced during this year’s Alumni Day, we look forward to the talks stimulating more ideas that leverage IIT Bombay’s expertise to make a difference. The Silver Jubilee Reunion of the class of 1992 will be organised from 22nd to 24th December. The class of 1987 will be having its 30th reunion on Alumni Day while the class of 2007 will have their decennial reunion on the same day. I look forward to meeting you there and hope that you will visit your alma mater in large numbers.

Please join me in congratulating the team of Prof. Ashish Pandey and PhD scholar Ajinkya Navare on the success of their research on enhancing mindfulness of managers and students with mindfulness meditation methods. The IIT Bombay team, along with Prof. Rajesh Chandwani of IIM Ahmedabad examined the role of mindfulness in enhancing moral reasoning through survey and experiments involving over 400 management students with average work experience of three years. We also congratulate the IIT Bombay student team operating under the umbrella of Unmesh Mashruwala Innovation Cell (UMIC) and mentor Prof. Abhishek Gupta for winning the world finals of this year's American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) student design competition (SDC) held at Tampa, USA on November 5, 2017.

Mood Indigo will be held on December 22-25 while Techfest will be held on 29-31st December this year. The 52th Inter-IIT Sports Meet is being held at IIT Madras in December. Please join me in wishing all the success to our team.

The Institute continues to attract outstanding talent as new faculty members. Several have joined IIT Bombay in the past. We are pleased to give you a short introduction in the following article.

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

Tel: +91-22-2576-7023, E-Mail: dean.acr.office@iitb.ac.in


News From IITB

IIT Bombay ranked 9 in the QS BRICS University Rankings 2018

IIT Bombay has secured top position in India and moved up to rank 9 in the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings BRICS

IIT Bombay Team Wins ASME's Student Design Competition

IIT Bombay student team and mentor Prof. Abhishek Gupta has won the world finals of this year's American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) student design competition (SDC) held at Tampa, USA on November 5, 2017

Indo German Dialogue on Youth Innovation

IIT Bombay in collaboration with German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH) - New Delhi and Technical University Munich (TUM) organized an Indo-German Dialogue on Youth Innovation on Saturday, November 18, 2017

Seminar on "New Opportunities for Post-Doctoral Fellowships for PhD students"

A seminar on "New Opportunities for Post-Doctoral Fellowships for PhD students" was organised on November 21, 2017

Institute Lecture Series

Institute Distinguished Lecture on 'UN Reforms: Myth or Reality'

IIT Bombay, in partnership with Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, organized an Institute Distinguished Lecture titled ‘UN Reforms: Myth or Reality’ on November 3, 2017 by Ambassador Suresh Goel (Retd.)

Institute Distinguished Lecture on 'Challenges and Opportunities for Chemical Engineers To Sustain the Global Impact of the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry'

IIT Bombay organised an Institute Distinguished Lecture in memory of Prof. C.V. Seshadri on November 23, 2017 by Dr Amit Biswas, Executive VP, Dr Reddy's Laboratories

Institute Lecture on 'Everyone worth their salt should know this!'

IIT Bombay organised an Institute Lecture on ‘Everyone worth their salt should know this!’ by Professor Graham MacGregor, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine

Memorandum of Understanding

Memorandum of Understanding with OCAD University, Canada

IIT Bombay signed a Memorandum of understanding with OCAD University, Canada on October 26, 2017

Memorandum of Understanding with Ryerson University, Canada

IIT Bombay signed a Memorandum of understanding with Ryerson University, Canada on October 13, 2017

Memorandum of Understanding with University of Bologna, Italy

IIT Bombay signed a Memorandum of understanding with University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy  on October 23, 2017

New Faculty Introduction

Introducing Prof. Amit Sethi

We are delighted to welcome Professor Amit Sethi to IIT Bombay family. He joined the department of Electrical Engineering this year.

Upcoming Events

Institute Alumni Day

The alumni day will be a get together of all the alumni of the Institute on the 24th of December

Reunions of Class of 1992, 1987 and 2007

Reunions are being held in the Institute for the batches of 1992, 2007 and 1987 

Techfest, 2017

The annual technological festival of IIT Bombay, Techfest, will be organized on 29th-31st December

Mood Indigo, 2017

The annual cultural festival of IIT Bombay will be held from the 22nd December to 25th December, 2017