As a part of the Alumni Day function, Distinguished Service Awards were bestowed on six alumni members this year who, besides being achievers in their own chosen domains, have contributed in a notable and sustained manner to the progress of the Institute. The award, instituted in the year 1999, consists of a certificate, memento and an uttaria (scarf).
This year, the award was conferred on Mr. Pradip Nadkarni, Mr. Raj Nair, Mr. Avinash Sankholkar, Mr. Dinkar Natraj, Mr. Suneet Chitale and Ms. Anuradha Narasimhan.
During the function, Mr. Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman of global process solutions company Praj Industries announced a donation of Rs. 2.5 crores to the Institute to set up a Centre for Learning and Teaching.
The Silver Jubilee Batch (class of 1991) has pledged a sum of Rs 8 crore towards the legacy project. A Legacy Project is a project adopted by the batch celebrating its Silver Jubilee anniversary for the betterment of the Institute and of the people associated with it, as a way of giving back to the alma mater and to leave behind a lasting legacy and remembrance of their silver jubilee reunion.