Welcome to IIT Alumni Club, Bangalore
Talk by Manohar Parrikar : September 22, 2013 (Sunday)
IIT Alumni Club Bangalore is proud to have Goa Chief Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar with us for a talk on September 22, 2013 at Bangalore International Centre, Domlur, Bangalore.
Shri Parrikar is an alumnus of IIT Bombay and also a member of the IIT Alumni Club Bangalore.
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The IIT Alumni Club, Bangalore has been established to create a community that promotes fellowship among its members - Alumni, Faculty and Students connected with IITs - in their Quest for Excellence reflecting the spirit of the IITs and fostering the shared values committed to betterment of our society.
Membership on our website is Free and enables you to network with other alumni online and receive communications and updates on the events, networking opportunities and activities of the club. We also plan to encourage regular online debates and discussions among alumni on topics close to our heart. We will also have programmes for spouses and children and would like the club and website to provide a wholesome family engagement.
Full membership of the club is the next step and is open to all alumni and faculty from all the IITs including the new and planned ones, across all full-time programmes including Graduate, Post-Graduate and Research, across all years and departments.
Membership of the Club is based on several categories with an application fee and annual membership subscriptions. Our base category of membership which leads to ordinary membership of the club is Rs 1,00,000. Details of membership and payment options are available and our committtee members can also be contacted for a personal discussion.
Letter from the President
Dear Fellow IITian,
As you are aware, the PANIIT movement gained momentum about 9 years ago and the first meeting in India was held in Bangalore in February 2003. Since then, PANIIT meetings have become an annual feature. In the PAN-IIT meeting held at IIT Madras the idea of having IIT Alumni clubs to bring IITians together was born and the first such club was set up in Chennai. In August 2010, a group of alumni in Bangalore from all the IITs expressed the view that they were missing an essential part of the IIT culture - its social excitement coupled with intellectual vibrancy. After several deliberations the IIT Alumni Club Bangalore (IITACB) was conceptualized. It has taken us a year since then to register IITACB as a formal society under the Society Act, Karnataka and to get the founding core together. Today, the IITAC Bangalore has over one hundred members including stalwarts like NR Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekeni and Kanwal Rekhi and well-known scientists like Prof. CNR Rao, Prof. A. Ramachandran and Prof. MGK Menon - the Directors of all IITs are also honorary members.
This Club has been formed with a vision that preserves the unique culture of the IITs. While creating a space where member alumni can network with fellow-alum it will also provide a continuous stream of intellectual stimulation in the form of talks, presentations, cultural activities on a regular basis. The first such event took place on October 1, 2011 where four former Directors of IITs had a panel discussion on "The Future of the IIT System" and this was a power-packed event in terms of content. This was followed by a Conversation on Entrepreneurship with Kanwal Rekhi in December, 2011, an outstanding discussion on "Can Social innovations and Technology innovations leverage off one another" by Dr. Gururaj Deshpande & Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi (Director, IIT Madras) in January 2012 and excellent lectures on "Transit Oriented Development for Bangalore" by Mr. N. Sivasailam (MD, Namma Metro) & Prof. S.L. Dhingra (IIT Bombay) in February 2012. Going forward, there will be a regular schedule of events that will be hosted by the IITAC and this will be published and sent to all members.
IITACB now intends to build their own brick-and-mortar place of their own to continue their activities and invites IIT alumni to become members of this exclusive club. Till such time that we find land and build our club, the IITACB has taken institutional memberships at the prestigious Bangalore International Centre (BIC) in Domlur and every member of our club has access to all the functions and facilities of the BIC. Our major issue is getting suitable land and we would appreciate suggestions from you.
To take this movement forward we need many more members. It is our estimate that the Bangalore region has nearly 12,000 alumni from the different IITs and we are aim to attract 1000 members by March 2012 and a further 1500 the following year. The details for about the IITACB are given in the attached presentation and the membership form. It is only with a large membership can we hope to achieve our dream to have this Club as a vibrant place where alumni can network and also get intellectual satisfaction.
I have the privilege of being the founder President of this bold initiative. On behalf of the Executive committee of IITACB, I request you become a member of the club and also help us grow in membership and stature. It is possible that this mail will not reach all alumni and hence request you to pass it on to your batch mates and friends from the IIT system.
With best wishes,
President, IIT Alumni Club Bangalore
Former Director, IIT-Bombay and IIT Kanpur Alumnus