Welcome to the IITBHU Chronicle, October 2013 Edition.
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IIT-BHU Global Alumni Meet at New Jersey on 21 September, 2013-India Post Report
@ Oct 30, 2013
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 (Chronicle note: Below please find press coverage for our global alumni meet in India Post newspaper.)

The 2013 Meet coverage in ethnic newspaper from the Chicago area in India Post (10/31/13) at: 


IIT Global BHU Alumni raise $208,000

October 31, 2013 in Community Post 

NEW JERSEY: The IIT BHU Global Alumni Association raised over $208,000 during its third Global Alumni Meet held recently at the DoubleTree Hotel in Somerset, New Jersey. Theme for the Meet was “A Journey of Excellence at IIT BHU”. Over 300 people attended the Meet.

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Lamp Lighting ceremony at BHU Alumni meet in New Jersey.

L-R: Vish Narayanan, President IBGAA, Mrs. Rita Kapoor, and Prof A. K. Kapoor lighting the lamp

The funds were raised to support various projects at IIT BHU including student scholarships. This included a challenge grant of $100,000 by Naresh C. Jain (Mechanical 1967). Prof AK Kapoor from the IIT BHU was the Chief Guest and S. P. Shukla, President, Defense Sector, Mahindra Group, Mumbai, India was the invited keynote speaker. Video messages from the BHU Vice-Chancellor, Dr Lalji Singh and IIT BHU Director, Dr Rajeev Sangal were shared.

There were four panel discussions on “Education”, “Research”, “Entrepreneurship”, and “Social Service”. A lot of interesting ideas were discussed to propel the IIT BHU to new heights. There were lighter moments with “Fond Memories of BHU” and “Tribute to Teachers”. The Meet concluded with an entertainment program after dinner.

At the Meet, Six alumni were conferred 2013 IIT BHU Distinguished Alumnus Award. The Awardees are:

1) Corporate -Soumyo Sarkar (Mechanical 1979), Founder and CEO, Sumit Capital, New York, NY.

2) Education – Prof VK Mathur (Chemical 1953), Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.

3) Entrepreneurship -Ujjual Nath (Metallurgy, 1979), Founder and CEO, Kaarya LLC, Los Angeles, CA.

4) Government – Dr Mrtiyunjay Singh (Metallurgy, PhD 1983), Senior Scientist, Ohio Space Institute, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH.

5) Research – Dr Pradeep Rohatgi (Metallurgy, 1961), Distinguished Professor of Material Engineering, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.

6) Social Service – Dr Manu Vora (Chemical 1968), Founder Director and President, Blind Foundation for India, Naperville, IL.

Prof AK Kapoor honored the selected awardees. It was announced that the Fourth IIT BHU Global Meet for the Chicago area will be held on September 20, 2014.

Sudhir Vyas



About India Post


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Our mission is to be a complete media organization providing news, information and entertainment to the Indian Diaspora. We achieve this through a variety of media, including print, broadcast, Internet, forums, event, and Online Marketplace etc.


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@ Oct 04, 2013
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The IIT 2013 Global Conference at Houston, Texas on December 6-8 2013-announcement
@ Oct 03, 2013
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(Chronicle note-We have received the following message from Krishna Kumar, IIT 2013 Global Conference Organizing Committee. All our alumni living in the area are encouraged to participate.)

The IIT 2013 Conference (Dec 6-8th) is turning out to be the largest, most prominent "Professional Indian" conference in Houston yet, and we want you to be part of it. It's about Fundas and Fun. Currently, we have 760+ registrants and we expect to double that number before the conference.  Though the conference is at the huge Hilton-Americas, the number of seats is limited. As a consequence, prices will keep inching up as we get closer to the conference.  At current prices, the conference is an incredible bargain. We are able to subsidize the registration cost because of the generous help of our sponsors (i.e Schlumberger, Exxon, KBR and others).  We promise great food at the event and the current registration price is lower than the cost of meals & facilities.  IIT 2013 Conference is unique in offering such high quality conference at a great value.  Have we convinced you to register now? If yes, please visit www.iit2013.org and register. Want to see who are attending the conference? Click here to see each individual's name and affiliation.

We are excited to announce the confirmation of several eminent speakers to our program: (Please see the full list of confirmed speakers at http://iit2013.org/speakers/ ).

·        Amartya Sen (Nobel Laureate, Professor Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University)

·        Andrew Gould (Chairman, BG Group; Former Chairman /CEO Schlumberger)

·        Vicente Fox (Former President of Mexico)

·        Peter Diamandis (Founder, X-Prize)

·        Andrew Ng (Co-founder, Coursera)

·        Madhav Chavan  (Co-Founder and CEO-President, Pratham)

·        Jim Tour (Professor, Rice University; Founder, NanoJtech Consultants),

Click the following link to check the latest updates.  http://eepurl.com/EUWfD

Usha Uthup,

the popular Indian pop, jazz and Filmfare Award-winning playback singer, will lead the entertainment lineup. In addition, there's pre-conference Golf program, a Family Day trip to NASA and Kemah Boardwalk, and informal fun events during the conference.  Please register at http://iit2013.org/register-now/.  Also, please share this update with your friends and encourage them to register, too.   Visit www.iit2013.org for additional information.


Conference Theme: Inspiring Innovation for Tomorrow By 2045, the world's population is expected to rise to 9 Billion people, all of whom would expect a decent education and a healthy, quality life. To assure a bright future, the world will need 50% more food, 30% more water and 50% more energy. The conference has chosen STEEL threads--Sustainability, Technology, Education, Energy, Life Sciences/Health--to weave a tapestry of innovations for the future.


The conference has a thought- and action-provoking main course, sprinkled with time and opportunities to socialize, reignite old friendships and create new ones, and for lightheartedness and entertainment. Usha Uthup, the popular Indian pop, jazz and Filmfare Award-winning playback singer, will lead the entertainment lineup. Dan Nainan will add a comedic edge to the proceedings. The Fab Five will provide musical entertainment.

Take a tour at www.iit2013.org and register to enjoy Cup of Eye Eye Tea!

After December 8, 2013, we want you to proudly say, "Yes, we were there!"


Additional links:

*IIT 2013 Global Conference


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Chronicle Feedback
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 The current chronicle issue contains the following news and articles:

Front page

*PanIIT Conference 2013 (Dec 6-8) at Houston, Texas-announcement.

*2013 IIT-BHU Global Alumni Meet at New Jersey-India Post Report

News page

*Provides news on BHU, IITs, IIT-JEE and important national education news

*IIT-BHU signs MoU with Power Grid Corporation for research

Reports page

*A special report on NJ Global meet of our association held on 21 September, 2013.

* A report on distinguished alumnus awards given out to our alumni by our alumni association.

* Campus View page

*Prof. V. K. Srivastava appointed as Adjunct Professor by Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

*IIT BHU students launch online reading portal 'MagXtanD’; IIT-BHU students came second in All-India Google online marketing challenge-2013

Alumni World page

*IIT-BHU receives FCRA clearance from Govt. of India

*Inviting applications for alumni funded scholarships for need first-year students

*Announcing six winners for 2013 Prof. B. B. Bansal Memorial scholarships for children of non-teaching staff. The scholarship is provided to children of non-teaching staff based on their 12th grade (State Board of CBSE exam) results. Each student receives $100 + certificate.

*Alumni profile for Prof. Devesh Kapur (Chemical 1983) for co-publishing scholarly articles on economics in Business Standard. Prof. Kapur is Director, Centre for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

 *Alumni in news including: Prof. Yoginder Chugh (Mining 1961) receiving 3 prestigious awards; Dr. Praveen Tyle (B. Pharm 1980) among top 50 Asian Americans in Business in 2013; ShopClues appoints co-founder Sanjay Sethi (Mechanical 1993) new CEO; Pankaj Chandra (Mining 1983) steps down as IIM-B director; Nikhil Sachan (Electronics 2009) authors book ‘Namak Sadanusar’; Dr. Arvind Gupta (Electronics 1992) appointed as national head of BJP’s IT cell.

*Alumni meet of Lucknow Chapter on 20 October-Report

Interview page

* Interview with Rajesh Jha (Mechanical 1997), winner of 2013 FinCapDev Competition for Financial App Development

Topics page

*Scholarly published articles collected around the world on topics such as science and Technology, Business, arts, politics, education, health, world affairs, etc.

About Us page

*Information about Chronicle Publication


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