Informative, Informal and Interactive sessions between the alumni and the Institute (Director)



Pradeep Bhargava, President Alumni Association, IIT Kanpur informed that, On behalf of the Alum Association we have set up the Informative, Informal and Interactive sessions between the alumni and the Institute (Director). These are planned and intended to be held on a weekend on a virtual platform it allows interested alumni across the world to join.

The inaugural edition will have the director talking about IITK's pathbreaking initiative SMRT ( School of Medical Research and Technology) . It will have six sessions held on different weekends to cover all alumni in groups as per the graduating batches.

We will start with the first session on 20th Mar at 9.30 PM IST covering the Graduating batches of 94, 95, 97, 98, 99. Alum office & Dora shall also reach out to you along with the batch coordinators for your batch session.

Introducing SMRT

First outreach is about sharing the development the School of Medical Research and Technology ( SMRT).

SMRT is a game changing and ambitious initiative of IIT Kanpur to leapfrog int global leadership position. SMRT will be a multidisciplinary school and in collaboration with the departments of BSBE, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science, Material Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering.

The school will have nine advance research centers including AI in diagnosis, cancer research, Orthopaedics and Prosthetics, Vaccine and drug development etc. and will collaborate with existing centers of Flexible Electronics, Cybersecurity, Nanoscience etc.

The SMRT spread over 25 acre campus, will constitute Academic building, a well equipped library, student dorms, a super specialty hospital etc.

Therefore is SMRT is a blue ocean strategy of IIT Kanpur to join the league of global universities like MIT, Stanford and Harvard. It is a unique and the only initiative of its kind in India combining advance research in Engineering with Medical Sciences.

SMRT is going to be almost entirely privately funded will have an investment of nearly $125MM split into two equal phases of about $65MM.

Here is the Agenda planned for U & I on the 20th

21.30 Welcome & Context Pradeep Bhargava
21.40 Fireside Chat with Director IIT K Prof Abhay Karandikar
22.10 Key speakers from batches for 20th March
(Class of 93, 94, 97, 98, 99) The healthcare industry and regulations structure and academic interactions on


  • Medical Devices

  • Pharma

  • Biotech

  • Healthcare IT


22:55 IITKDF Progress Kapil Kaul
23:00 Q &A & Interactions Rajiv Swarup
23:15 Concluding Remarks Dora, Prof Jayant K Singh

Login on 20th Mar 21:25 pm IST

You are invited in the inaugural session to join us.



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