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Knowledge Tree : August 2018

Dear Friend,

Greetings from IIT Bombay!

We welcome the new Postgraduate and Undergraduate students in the Institute alongside with the most awaited Mumbai rains. It marks the beginning of a new and memorable phase in their lives and revives our campus. We are very pleased to inform you that IIT Bombay still holds the title of being the most preferred choice, with 67 of the top 100 JEE rankers joining the Institute. We heartily congratulate all the new students and wish them an enriching and enlightening experience at the Institute.

I take immense pride in informing you that the Ministry of Human Resource Development granted the Institution of Eminence (IoE) status to our Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) along with IIT Delhi and IISc Bangalore on July 9, 2018. As a result, the institutes will receive government grant of Rs. 1000 crores over next five years to help them to grow rapidly to become world-class institutions. The grant will help them scale as well as improve general and research infrastructure of the institutes. 

We are very pleased to inform you that the Convocation of the Class of 2018 will be held on 11th August, 2018 and our honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has consented to be the Chief Guest of the Function. More than 2500 degrees will be awarded during the Convocation ceremony.

In an endeavour towards maintaining green campus and spreading a message of conserving nature, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) celebrated Van Mahotsav – the annual tree plantation drive on 7th July 2018. About 2000 saplings of 15 varieties were planted by school students and teachers of Kendriya Vidyalaya and Campus School (both located within IIT Bombay campus) and the students, faculty, and staff of the Institute, this year. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. A.K. Suresh, Deputy Director (AIA), IIT Bombay said “IIT Bombay has entered in its 60 years of successful existence and the campus too has changed from a barren land to a lush green campus. Such initiatives hold importance to all who treasure its greenery” he added.

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.

 

Suhas Joshi,
Dean, Alumni and Corporate Relations

Alumni and Corporate Relations Office

First Floor, Main Building

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

News From IITB

WashU EMBA program launched

With a cumulative legacy of more than 200 years, two legendary names in the area of

Higher Education - IIT Bombay & Washington University in St. Louis have come together to forge an

alliance that is offering ‘India’s First Joint Degree MBA Program, meant for working professionals’.

 
Ubisoft opens Research Unit in IIT Bombay Research Park

Ubisoft inaugurated a signal collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay by unveiling the first Ubisoft Innovation Unit in India within the IIT Bombay Research Park on July 22, 2018.

Van-Mahotsav celebrated at IIT Bombay

Van Mahotsav  – the annual tree plantation drive on 7th of July. About 2000 saplings of 15 varieties were planted by school students and teachers of Kendriya Vidyalaya and Campus School (both located within IIT Bombay campus) and the students, faculty and staff of the Institute, this year.

IIT Bombay declared as an "Institute of Eminence"

The Ministry of Human Resource Development granted the Institution of Eminence (IoE) status to Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) along with IIT Delhi and IISc Bangalore on July 9, 2018.

Alumni Student Mentorship Programme

ASMP, an initiative by Student Alumni Relations Cell aims at creating a platform to foster meaningful mentoring relationships between alumni and current students. ASMP achieves this objective by bringing together alumni mentors and student mentees and conducts various events to enrich their mentoring experience.

Institute Lecture Series

Institute Lecture on "Are More Choices Better and Other Tales About Decision-making?"

Dr. Sudipta Sarangi spoke about the intriguing science of decision-making; it's many manifestations and implications for individuals and society.

Memorandum of Understanding

Ben Gurion University of the Negev and IIT Bombay

IIT Bombay signed a Memorandum of understanding with Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel on June 22nd, 2018.  In order to promote cooperation the two institutions agree to encourage direct contact and mutually beneficial cooperation between their respective faculty, research institutes, departments and administrative staff.


University of Stuttgart and IIT Bombay

IIT Bombay extended their Memorandum of understanding with University of Stuttgart on June 26th, 2018.  In order to promote cooperation the two institutions agree to encourage direct contact and mutually beneficial cooperation between their respective faculty, research institutes, departments and administrative staff.

New Faculty Introduction

Introducing Prof. Sudhseel Sen

We welcome Prof. Suddhseel Sen ot the IIT Bombay family. He has joined the depatment of Humanities and Social Sciences this year.

Upcoming Events

56th Convocation

The 56th convocation of IIT Bombay will be held in the morning on Saturday, the 11th August 2018, from 10:00 am, in the Convocation Hall of the Institute

Independence Day celebration and flag hoisting

The institute looks forward celebrate the 77th Independence Day will great fervour.

Provachan

ProVachan is a series of informal sessions that sheds light on the various non-core sectors that final year students may work in.