Distinguished Alumnus Awardee 2020

Mr. Ved Arya (BT/AE/1979)

Mr. Ved Arya is the Founder and former CEO of SRIJAN (Self-Reliant Initiatives through Joint Action), which features among the top non-profit organisations in India in the sustainable Rural Livelihood Management space and empowerment of rural women. Mr. Arya is also the Founder and Managing Director of Srijan Infratech & Development Services (SIDS), which offers HR solutions and strategies to implement rural development programs of the Government of India.

In 2016 he founded the Buddha Fellowship Program, a unique platform offering a complete eco-system for young emerging leaders from India’s premier educational institutions such as IITs and IIMs, an opportunity to build development enterprises. IITK conferred upon him the Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2020.

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