New Delhi, December 2014: IIT Delhi in collaboration with IIT Delhi Alumni Association is preparing for its annual Alumni Day scheduled on 28th December 2014. The iconic event shall be celebrated with the theme, ‘Envision the Future Together', to strengthen the Alumni - Alma Mater bond and to explore ways to give back to the institute. Alumni Day is celebrated by all IITDAA chapters across the world on the same day in sync with the main event held at IIT Delhi.
IIT Delhi with Alumni Day poise to take a thought leadership role in contributing to the Technological and Economical development of the country and for the same alumni are encouraged to connect, collaborate, create, participate and contribute the next frontier with IIT Delhi.
This occasion brings an opportunity for all alums to assemble, interact and enjoy with each other and with the institute. There would be 100 of Alumni form overseas who will be the part of this enormous day. More than 1000 alumni and faculty along with their family members would be participating in the event.
There are prominent Alumni Chief Guests who will be the part of Alumni Day and will cherish their thoughts and experience to make IITians a path for India's growing economy and success:
- Mr H.S Bhartia, Chairman, Jubilant Group (1979 Alumnus,
- Mr Sachin Bansal, CEO, Flipkart- Entrepreneur perspective (2005 Alum)
- Mr Avinash Chander, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri, Gol;, Secretary, Dept. of Defence Research & Development; DG, DRDO (1972 Alumnus)
- Mr Patanjali (Patu) Keswani, MD, The Lemon Tree Hotel (1981 Alum)
- Mr Shankar Narayanan, MD, Carlyle Group- Private Equity Investor perspective (1984 Alum); will focus how to strengthen the Institute and make it one of the world's best altars of technology.
The Alumni day will start at 10 am, with the inauguration session which will highlight on the topic "Taking IIT Delhi to the next level" in the presence of Prof. R. K. Shevgaonkar, Director, IIT Delhi; President, IIT Delhi and Dr Subodh Jindal, Chairperson, Alumni Day Organizing Committee.
To capture the interest and imagination of all participants, the day will be followed by an inspirational Discussion Sessions on the topics "IIT Delhi vision and Roadmap to achieve it", "Co-Creating innovation and Entrepreneurship Culture" and the concluding session with the felicitations.
Dr. Avinash Chander, the Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri, Gol; Secretary, Dept. of Defence Research and Development; DG, DRDO, who is a 1972 Alumnus of IIT Delhi would also enlighten his thoughts in the session, where he will highlight his vision on IIT Delhi's Roadmap to achieve the divergent success path. Defence Research India is a major reform of the present scenario when it comes to importing; sharing and discussing the same topic would create a strong impact to the alumni. Dr Chander joined DRDO in 1972 after completing graduation in Electrical Engineering from IIT. He is the chief architect of Agni series of ballistic missile systems; sharing his same experience with the alumni will fill in a pristine energy in them.
The sessions will focus on empowering industry partnerships on specific technology areas and how Alumni can collaborate with IIT Delhi to make meaningful innovations to create a feeling full impact on society. Innovation and Entrepreneurship being a key thrust area, IIT Delhi will focus on re-invigorating the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
The Day will comprise of fun-filled activities, games, sports and events throughout the day. There will be an exhibition on top 25 trending startups by IIT Delhi students and Alumni who will demo and Exhibit their solution offering. A presentation of OCND and Entrepreneurship awards at the end of the session would take place. A Sumptuous Luncheon and a riveting Entertainment Programme shall be organized for alumni and their families to go with the intense sessions.
Alumni Day this year will add feather to its cap with the new initiative "Unnat Bharat Abhiyan" wherein the IIT Delhi will be adopting 10 villages and would work on its growth.
IIT Delhi Alumni Association's President, Mr Ashok Kumar says, "I am glad to announce the ‘Alumni Day 2014'. We aim to ingrain the Entrepreneurial DNA in our students/ faculty and activate it with help of IIT Delhi Alumni. After last year's success we are sure that this mix of fun, fundas, food and friends will make it a day to cherish for alumni and their families. We are thrilled to invite the entire alumni community from across the globe and wish to make this event a grand success"