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Knowledge Tree: Newsletter January 2018

Dear Friends,

Greetings from IIT Bombay.

I wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year.

December has been a hectic month which saw a flurry of events like Alumni Day, Alumni Reunions, Student Placement, Inter-IIT Sports Meet, Mood Indigo and Techfest. It was a real pleasure to have met many of you during the Alumni Day function and reunions. The Alumni Day program included the Director’s report and conferment of Distinguished Service Awards. The Silver Jubilee reunion of Class of 1992 was held on 22-24 December. Breaking all previous Silver Jubilee reunion records, over 180 alumni from the batch assembled for their reunion. The batch also created a new record by pledging to contribute Rs 9.4 Crore towards the Silver Jubilee Legacy Project to help attract the best young faculty to our Institute and to support students through a variety of programs. On behalf of the Institute and all alumni, I thank the batch for their immense contributions. The institute also conferred the Distinguished Service Awards to Mr. Milind Mhaiskar (B.Tech., ChE, 1990) and Mr. Saket Gadia (B.Tech., Meta, 2002) for exceptional service to their alma mater. A special highlight of the Alumni Day was the reunion of the pioneer batch of IIT Bombay, the class of 1962. Special mementos were presented to the eight members of the batch who attended the Alumni Day function.

The 1st phase of student placement was held from December 1 onwards. The Institute witnessing exceptional placement, with 1000+ job top-notch offered to the class of 2018. This is surely a stamp of confidence of the choicest companies in our graduates. About 250 companies from India and abroad visited IIT Bombay during the first phase of student placement. Many IIT startups also recruited our students. The second phase of placement will be held during January-June 2018.

The 52nd Inter IIT Sports Meet was held at IIT Madras from 15th to 23rd December 2017. It ended with joy and glory as IIT Bombay emerged as the Overall Champions by a wide margin.  The final points tally in the Men’s Championship 2017 show IIT Bombay at the top with 103 points. In a close-contest, the Women’s Championship was won by IIT Madras with IIT Bombay bagged the second position with the same number of points. Congratulations to the entire contingent for keeping the flag of IIT Bombay flying high!

Our cultural festival Mood Indigo’s 47th edition was also held this month. It ended on 25th December after 4 long and fun-filled days. The event left the audience exhausted and spoiled for choice. Like every year, students from more than 1700 colleges across the country and abroad descended in hordes, as the festival recorded a footfall of over 1.4 lakh. IIT Bombay also hosted Techfest, Asia's largest Science and Technology Festival on December 29-31. Techfest witnessed the lectures by Distinguished Alumnus Manohar Parrikar, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa as well also several other dignitaries. A special highlight was the lecture by Sophia, the first Humanoid Robot to have received citizenship of a country. 

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 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.

Ravi Sinha

Dean, Alumni and Corporate Relations

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

 

News From IITB

Institute Alumni Day, 2017

This year's Alumni Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and saw huge contributions to the Institute from the class of 1992

Techfest

The 21st edition of Techfest was held from 29th to 31st December, 2017. It was a hugely successful festival which attracted and hyped the crowd but also equally impressed one and all by it’s grandeur.

Alumni Reunions

The Institute celebrated the Silver Jubilee Reunion Weekend on 22nd to 24th December. The 30 year and decennial reunions were also organized with pomp on this occasion

Inter IIT Sports Meet

The 52nd Inter IIT Sports Meet was held at IIT Madras and IIT Bombay emerged as the Overall Champion in the GC with a brilliant display of performances across all sports

Placements 2017-18

A short summary of the recently concluded Phase 1 of Placements in the Institute

Mood Indigo 2017

The beloved cultural fest of IIT Bombay was organized from 22nd - 25th December and was packed with funfilled activities, enthralling shows and some amazing competitions

Institute Lecture Series

Steel Colloquium on 'Ways to Fabricate Ultrafine Grained Steels'

The Centre of Excellence in Steel Technology, IIT Bombay organised the lecture of the 'Steel Colloquium Series' by Prof. Nobuhiro Tsuji, Professor, Kyoto University

Memorandum of Understanding

Memorandum of Understanding with Technical University of Košice

IIT Bombay signed a Memorandum of understanding with Technical University of Košice on December 4, 2017

Memorandum of Understanding with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

IIT Bombay signed a Memorandum of understanding with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona on November 26, 2017

Memorandum of Understanding with Faculty of Economics and Business, Katholieke University Leuven, Belgium

Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Faculty of Economics and Business, Katholieke University Leuven, Belgium on December 23, 2017

New Faculty Introduction

Introducing Prof Janani Srree Murallidharan

Let us welcome Prof. Janani Srree Murallidharan from the department of Mechanical Engineering

Upcoming Events

E-Summit 2018

E-Summit is an annual event of E-Cell for promoting and encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship

Abhydaya 2018

The Annual Social Festival will be held on 20 and 21 January 2018 at IT Bombay

Infosys Prize Lecture by Prof. Kaivan Munshi

IIT Bombay is organising Infosys Prize Lecture on Thursday, January 4, 2018 by Prof. Kaivan Munshi, Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge, UK

Lecture of the Steel Colloquium Series - 'Steel in your life'

The Centre of Excellence in Steel Technology at IIT Bombay is organising the lecture by Dr. Aruna Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Steel, GOI