The pioneer batch of Design Programme, IIT Kanpur came together for its first reunion
On 20th October 2014, graduates from the class of 2002, some with their families, came together for a reunion and shared their varied experiences with the students and the faculty members. Dr. Satyaki Roy, Head- Design Programme, proudly welcomed the batch, along with introducing them to the students and the current faculty members at the Design Programme. The occasion commenced with a talk about the developments at the Design Programme and its journey since its inception. This was followed by a panel discussion about the future of the design education in India by Dr. Amit Ray, Mrs.Jhumkee Iyenger, Prof. Jayanta Chaterjee and Prof. Bishakh Bhattacharya.
The event gradually eased into a casual lunch where students got a chance to personally interact with the alumni, who earnestly shared their past memories, laughs and valuable anecdotes from the design industry. While some provided vital insights about start-ups, others shared their xperiences of working in the industry. Each alumnus was presented with gift hampers and souvenirs designed by the M.Des. students, after which they proceeded for a leisure tour of the campus to reminisce their time at IITK. It surely was a wonderful day for all of us!
Startups by Students from Design Programme: