IIT Kanpur honours alumni on 63rd Foundation Day

IIT Kanpur honours alumni on 63rd Foundation Day

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New Delhi, Updated on Nov 3, 2022 15:46 IST

As many as 18 awards were presented to alumni and fellows of IIT Kanpur. The awardees included scientists, industry experts, administrators, and technocrats. 

IIT Kanpur Director Prof Abhay Karandikar along with alumni and former faculty on 63rd foundation day of the institute. Image via Twitter

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur felicitated its alumni on its 63rd Foundation Day on November 2, 2022. The event was presided over by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Radhakrishnan, who is currently the Chairman of Board of Governors, IIT Kanpur.  

Subramanian Ramadorai, Chairperson, Karmayogi Bharat, and Chairperson, Board of Governors, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), was the chief guest for the event. As many as 18 awards were presented to alumni and fellows of IIT Kanpur. The awardees included scientists, industry experts, administrators, and technocrats. 

IIT Kanpur hosted ‘Antarang’, a classical musical evening on the eve of the Foundation Day. A parallel art exhibition by Pavaki Kala Stotra, a group based in Kanpur that promotes art and artists from the region, was also inaugurated under ‘APPROACH’ – a Cell for Appreciation and Promotion of Art Culture and Heritage formulated recently at IIT Kanpur. 

Neha Verma bags Satyendra K Dubey Memorial Award 

Neha Verma, Director, Ministry of Steel, Government of India, was honoured with the Satyendra K Dubey Memorial Award. Padma Shree HC Verma, retired professor, Department of Physics, and Prof SC Srivastava, retired professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, were awarded the Institute Fellows award. 

The Distinguished Alumnus Awards were given to 11 alumni – Smita Agarwal Hashim, vice president, Microsoft Inc., the United States; Prof Deepak Dhar, Department of Physics, Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune; Ruchir Puri, Chief Scientist, IBM Research, New York, the United States and Aloke Bajpai, co-founder and group CEO of ixigo, among others. 

IIT Kanpur Director Prof Abhay Karandikar said, “Six decades is a long timeline for an academic institution. On this auspicious day, we celebrate the contributions of our alumni and faculty, who with their relentless efforts and dedication have always kept the institute’s name high in the global pedestal. It is this selfless love and dedication for the institute that keeps IIT Kanpur always young, and vibrant as an institute of excellence across sectors.” 

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