Resource Planning & Generation, IIT Kanpur


As Dean, Resource Planning & Generation at IIT Kanpur during 2005-08 IIT Kanpur was responsible for alumni affairs, fund raising, and international relations. During this tenure, the number of alumni donors doubled every year, and donations of ~Rs 27 crores (~Rs 14 crores in cash and ~Rs 13 crores in commitments) were mobilized. About 30 faculty chairs and 65 undergraduate scholarships were instituted during this period.


Created several very successful programmes, such as:

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Grants for Excellence (SURGE)
  • Major collaborations between IITK and some top universities in the world
  • International travel support to students for participation in conferences
  • Cash incentive to students for journal publications
  • International travel support to new faculty members
  • Travel support for international visiting faculty to IITK
  • Opportunity College: to improve employability of under-privileged youth in the neighbourhood of IITK

      A summary of activities during the tenure has appeared in a Special Supplement of Grapevine, the quarterly newsletter of IITK. 


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