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Chicago 2011 International Alumni Meet on September 17
@ Jul 29, 2011
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We are pleased to announce Chicago 2011 International Alumni Meet organized by IT-BHU Global Alumni Association. The conference is planned at Hotel Hilton, Chicago, USA on Saturday, September 17, 2011.

We expect participation of alumni from all over US and from India and other countries. The meeting will include keynote address by noted alumni, panel discussion on different topics, etc. Director of our institute, Prof. Keshav Prasad Singh will be the Chief Guest for the conference. Program and registration details are given at the end.

For further details, visit our website at: www.itbhuglobal.org.

Thanking you,


1) Naresh Jain (Electrical 1974)

Lead Volunteer (Chicago Chapter), IT-BHU Global Alumni Association

Email: nareshj@jscglobalsolutions.com

Phone: 630-699-8900

2) Natarajan Krishnan

Lead Volunteer (Chicago Chapter), IT-BHU Global Alumni Association

Email: natarajan.s.krishnan@gmail.com

Phone: 312-519-0458

3) Vish Narayanan (Electrical 1983)

President, IT-BHU Global Alumni Association

Email: vish.narayanan@gmail.com

Phone: 248-318-3548

4) Arvind Gupta (Electronics 1992)

Vice-President, IT-BHU global Alumni Association

Email: argupta26@gmail.com

Phone in US: 732-734-4545

Phone in India: +91 9810026295

5) Manu Goyal (Mechanical 1993)

Secretary, IT-BHU Global Alumni Association

Email: goyalmanu@gmail.com

Phone: 732-429-7400


Members of the steering committee:

1. Event Co-ordination

a. Naresh Jain

b. Natarajan Krishnan

2. Participation of Alumni

a. Yogesh Upadhyaya

b. Animesh Pathak

c. Vasu Raghavan

d. Rajat Kashyap

3. Speakers, and Agenda Management

a. Arvind Gupta

b. Vish Narayanan

c. Pradeep Chintagunta

4. Fund Raising

a. Vish Narayanan

b. Naresh Jain

c. Manu Goyal

d. Arvind Gupta

5. Treasury

a. Manu Goyal

b. Vibhore Kumar



A fun filled walk down memory lane with cocktails and dinner 

Date & Time: Saturday, September 17, 2011, 8AM – 8PM (Lunch, Tea and Dinner included)

 Place: Greater Chicago Area, at the Hilton, Lisle, Naperville, Illinois 

Hilton Lisle/Naperville

3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle, Illinois, United States 60532
Tel: 1-630-505-0900    Fax:  1-630-505-8948

Website: http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/NAPHIHF-Hilton-Lisle-Naperville-Illinois/index.do


Registration Fee – $100 per person, $50 per student (MS, MBA & PhD); $500 for patron (total 2 complimentary passes)

How to pay

1) By PayPal or Google Checkout on our website:

Visit our website: http://www.itbhuglobal.org/donate/

We would love to have you with us in the meet. If you absolutely can’t attend but still want to contribute to make the event a success, you can donate here. Any amount is welcome and is 100% deductible for US taxpayers.






2) By Check

If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your checks along with the above details to:

Manu Goyal

Secretary, IBGAA

4 Cedar Ln #D

Highland Park, NJ 08904

Cell: 1-732-429-7400

Make check payable to: ITBHU Global Alumni Association



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IT to IIT Conversion Update
@ Jul 28, 2011
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As informed in the past issues, the IT (Amendment) 2010 Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha on March 24. Now we have to wait till it is passed in Rajya Sabha for attaining IIT status for our institute.

The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) 2011 Bill is meant for converting IT-BHU to IIT-BHU and giving official status of IITs to the 8 new IITs. The next session of Parliament and Rajya Sabha will be held during August 1 to September 8.

We have to wait a little more to see our institute as an IIT. We the alumni, teachers, students, parents of students and many well-wishers should not be complacent at this stage as we all have still to overcome the hurdles and the opposition in this journey. 


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Obituary for Prof. Nishtala Prasad (Department of Metallurgical Engineering)
@ Jul 24, 2011
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(Prof. N. Prasad)

Chronicle note-Our Chronicle team shares the grief of Prof. N. Prasad’s demise with his family. May his soul rest in peace.


News item about Prof. N. Prasad’s death

BHU professor found dead in campus home


By Indo Asian News Service | IANS – Tue, Jul 19, 2011

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), July 19 (IANS) A professor of the prominent Banaras Hindu University (BHU) here was found dead in his official residence on the campus Tuesday, police said.

N. Prasad was associated with the department of metallurgical engineering of the BHU's Institute of Technology.

'As of now, nothing can be said about the reason behind the death. The body has been sent for post-mortem that would reveal the exact cause of the death,' Deputy Superintendent of Police Vishal Pandey told reporters in Varanasi, some 300 km from Lucknow.

According to police, Prasad used to live alone at his residence. His family is in Mumbai.

BHU authorities Tuesday contacted the police after Prasad did not respond to phone calls or the door bell.


The obituary was forwarded by Salil Shamshery (Mechanical 1985). He can be reached at: salilshamshery@yahoo.co.in

“Professor NISHTALA PRASAD of Metallurgy Department of IT - BHU, Varanasi, India is NO MORE. He accidentally slipped in the bathroom and expired due to excessive bleeding. This could be noticed only yesterday when Professor GVS Sastry (Head, Metallurgy Department) wanted some signatures from him and sent someone to Prasad's residence. This is indeed very sad news.

Prof. Prasad was very entertaining, jovial, cheerful and an easy going person - an excellent flute player and a cricketer of high quality. Prof. Prasad was one of the doctoral students of Professor P Rama Rao and had worked on Low Stress Creep of Zirconium and Zircalloy, materials that are of extreme importance to Nuclear Field. He was the only son of Late Dr. N Narasimhan, Renowned radio physicist of BARC and DRDO's first RAC Chairman.

We join the family and Prasad's Wife - Smt. N. Vijayalakshmi in this sad hour and Pray to God to rest Prasad's soul in peace.

Readers may offer tributes in the comment section provided below.)



4 Comment(s) (The views expressed here are those of the commenters, and ITBHUGlobal.org is not responsible for them.)
 erwin data modeler price said:

Not so bad. Interesting things here

October 7, 2011 3:29 PM
 Kapil Goel said:

I am extremely sad reading this news today. Dr. Prasad was an extremelely vibrant personality, full of energy and passion, a very thorough and dedicated teacher and a gem of a human being . I am privileged to be taught under his guidance. May God rest his soul in peace and my sincere condolences to Dr. Prasad's family members in this hour of grief.
Kapil, '94 Meta

September 15, 2011 6:45 AM
 Rahul Garg said:

Dr. Prasad was a gem of a person. He helped us with our prject work in Central School, BHU where we did some fracture studies. I thoroughly enjoyed the cricket discussions I had with him from time to time. Top guy! Will be missed much!

August 25, 2011 11:58 PM
 R.Haripanth said:

It is really sad. He was a very affable person. He always participated in all student activities.

He joined BHU from IIT-K when we were in 2nd or 3rd year.

I remember the days when he would join the cricket practice on the IT cricket ground.

He was also an excellent singer. His favorite was " Saranga teri yad mey ". many a time I have cajoled him into singing the song and he would oblige.

May his soul rest in peace.

1983 Met.

August 14, 2011 7:27 AM

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