Kanpur: On November 2, 2019 IITKanpur turned 60 years young and it was the time to celebrate.
A special event was held to mark the completion of the institute’s diamond jubilee where several distinguished alumni including Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India, Professor Krishnamurthy Subramaniam, Union Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar were felicitated in the presence of Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.
Institute Fellows Prof. Kripa Shankar, Prof Mohini Mullick, and Prof Madhira Madhav were also felicitated on the occasion.
On the occasion, distinguished alumni were felicitated for academic, professional excellence and entrepreneurship excellences.
For Academic Excellence, the awardees were Prof. Shankar Subramanian, Chair and Professor of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego, Nitash P. Balsara, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Charles W. Tobias Professor in Electrochemistry, Berkeley College of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley, Prof. Ajeet Rohatgi Regents’ Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology) and Professor Rajesh Gopakumar Centre Director, ICTS-Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.
Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India, Prof. Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Defence Secretary Dr. Ajay Kumar, Senior Vice President, Cloud and Cognitive Software, IBM, New York, Dr. Arvind Krishna, Member Lokpal of India Dinesh Kumar Jain and Co-founder and Chairman of Sagacito Technologies Ravindra Kumar Dhariwal were awarded for professional excellence.
Entrepreneurship Excellence awards were given to Ajeet Singh, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, ThoughtSpot, Arun Seth, Trustee, Nasscom Foundation, Chairman & Co-founder, Global Groupware Solutions and former Chairman of British Telecom and Pravin Bhagwat, Founder and CTO Mojo Networks.
DIG, Eastern Range, Bhagalpur Range, Vikas Vaibhav (IPS) was awarded the Satyendra K. Dubey Memorial Award.
Rakesh Sharma an Independent Financial consultant, Dr. Ram B. Misra, Professor at the Montclair State University were awarded with the distinguished services award while the Young Alumnus Award went to Deepak Garg, Founder and CEO, Rivigo and Dr. Manu Prakash, Associate Professor, Stanford University.
Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal‘Nishank’ on the occasion said, “At the outset, I would like to congratulate all those associated with IIT Kanpur, both past and present, students, faculty and other officials for leaving no stone unturned in striving hard in creating a world-class institution. I congratulate all the awardees for their outstanding contribution in their respective fields. Our aim is to ensure IIT Kanpur is amongst the best institutes in the world for which the ministry will provide full support. This is my first visit here and I will come back as the infrastructure and facilities here have caught my attention.”
Director, IITKanpur, Professor Abhay Karandikar while addressing the gathering said, “We would like to thank all those who have been with us throughout this wonderful journey and strived hard in reaching the institute to great heights. Our alumni have made us proud with their achievements across various genres. We are also thankful for the government’s support and look for their continuing encouragement in the future. At IIT Kanpur we have an exciting road ahead with some ambitious plans on the anvil-like the Mehta Family Foundation Centre for Engineering in Medicine, the Techno Park and the Defence Aerospace Park in association with the Uttar Pradesh.”
Published on: Nov 2, 2019 at 23:49 IST
By EP Web Desk