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Knowledge Tree: Newsletter March 2018

Dear Friend,

Greetings from IIT Bombay.

February saw the campus abuzz with events and activities, including the semester mid-term examinations. The campus also saw the inaugural run of the public bicycle sharing system by Zoom Car as the novel initiative kicked off in the Institute.

The student gymkhana elections had the campus riveted with excitement and suspense. Please join me in congratulating all the contestants and wishing the winners successful terms ahead.

The Institute will be celebrating our ‘59th Foundation Day’ on 10th March, 2018. On this occasion, we shall confer the Distinguished Alumnus Awards and the Young Alumni Achiever Awards. The Prof. S. C. Bhattacharya Excellence Award in Pure Sciences and Prof. H. H. Mathur Excellence Award in Applied Sciences shall be also be conferred during the function. We cordially invite you to attend in the Foundation Day function and savour the achievements of the Institute and our alumni.

The Institute held its 56th Interim Convocation on 24th February wherein a total of 147 degrees were awarded. The recipients included 22 graduates from the class of Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA), which is jointly offered by IIT Bombay and Washington University in St. Louis. The ceremony was presided by Mr. Dilip Shanghvi, Chairman of Board of Governors and Prof. Devang V. Khakhar, Director. The joint EMBA degrees  were conferred jointly by Dr. Mark Wrighton, Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis and Prof Khakhar, Director IIT Bombay. We welcome them to the family of IIT Bombay alumni and look forward to their successes in life.

This month we were honoured to host Prof Serge Haroche, Nobel Prize Winner who delivered a Nobel Laureate Lecture in the campus. We also had Prof Rajmohan Gandhi in the Institute who delivered an Institute lecture on the topic ‘Was Gandhi like us, and can we be like him?’. Apart from that we also had Prof David Field from the Washington State University to deliver a lecture as a part of the Steel Colloquium in the Institute.

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 Prof Sudipta Das Gupta from the Department of Earth Sciences 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 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.

Suhas Joshi

Dean, Alumni and Corporate Relations

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


News From IITB

Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2018

IIT Bombay ranked 44th in Asia according to the Times Higher Education’s annual Asia University Rankings

IIT Bombay Initiates Public Bicycle Sharing Service

The public cycle sharing initiative was launched on campus for the students and residents on Febraury 20, 2018

56th Interim Convocation Day celebrated

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) awarded degrees to 147 students at its 56th Interim Convocation

Upcoming Events

Continuing Education Programme (CEP) Courses

A list of some CEP courses running in March 2018 which can be relevant in today's world. Browse through for an overview and details

Foundation Day

The 59th foundation day of IIT Bombay will be celebrated on 10th March to commemorate the official foundation of the Institute

Institute Lecture Series

Steel Colloquium on 'Forensic Analysis of Plastic Strain for Complex Deformation Processes'

The Centre of Excellence in Steel Technology at IIT Bombay organised a lecture titled "Forensic Analysis of Plastic Strain for Complex Deformation Processes" as a part of the “Steel Colloquium Series” on February 20, 2018 delivered by Prof. David P. Field, Washington State University, USA

Institute Lecture on 'Was Gandhi like us, and can we be like him?'

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay organized an Institute Lecture "Was Gandhi like us, and can we be like him?" on Friday, February 9, 2018 by Professor Rajmohan Gandhi

Nobel Laureate Lecture by Prof Serge Haroche

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay organized a Nobel Laureate Lecture on "The connection between blue sky research and innovation" by Prof. Serge Haroche, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2012 on February 3, 2018

Memorandum of Understanding

Memorandum of Understanding with Tel Aviv University, Israel

IIT Bombay signed a Memorandum of understanding with Tel Aviv University , Israel on February 21, 2018


New Faculty Introduction

Introducing Prof Sudipta Das Gupta

We are delighted to welcome Mr. Sudipta Das Gupta to the IIT Bombay family. He joined the Department of Earth Sciences IIT Bombay last year