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    • 1961-2011Golden Moments
    • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2010-2011 PATRON CHAIRMAN Mr. R.P. Agarwal, IAS Prof. Surendra Prasad BOG - IITD Director -IITD OFFICE BEARERS PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER JOINT SECRETARY Mr. Shashi Munjal Mr. H.R. Vaish Dr. Sanjay Gambhir Mr. Indu BhaskarMD – Symphony International CMD- Instapower Ltd GM & Plant Head- Doosan Director- DSIR, GOI Babcock Engg. & Services ELECTED MEMBERS Mr. R.K. Gupta Mr. C. K. Jain Wg. Cdr. V.K. Parashar Mr. Anil K. Vij President Projects- CEO & Proprietor – Concreations Combine Professor- COO - Global Mktd./Strategic Buss. Satya Group Chief Editor – e-Digest, IITDAA AK Garg Engg. College Escorts Ltd. Group Company Mr. Alok Sahdev Mr. Somnath Bharti Mr. Sanjeev Badhwar Mr. S. Siddharth Sr. GM- DLF Partner – Bharti Associates Delivery Head – IAS, Secretary to CM Bihar Mphasis, an EDS Company Dr. Ashutosh Pasricha Mr. Yogesh Seth Mr. Rohit T. Koshy Mr. Tarun Choudhary Manager- Schlumberger VP Products- Vriti , Asst. Manager, Project Finance – Sr. Associate- Evalueserve L & T Ltd. OFFICE STAFF Mr. Satish Chauhan Mr. Narayan Singh Samant Mr. Deepak Shrestha Manager Manager – Marketing Office AttendantPUBLISHED BY Editor – e-Digest, IITDAAIIT Delhi Alumni AssociationNalanda House, Hauz KhasIIT Delhi, New Delhi 110016Email : office@iitdalumni.com Working HoursWebsite: http://www.iitdalumni.com 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.Tel: 011-26868523, 26597178/6953 Closed on Monday and Last Sunday of the Month
    • IITs are Golden –Its not just we who say it"Bill Gates told me that IIT is the place to look for talent”-Warren Buffett"The process for selection is absolutely draconian."-McKinsey head Rajat Gupta quoted in Business Week article on IIT titled Whiz Kids."And its hard to think of anything like IIT anywhere in the world. It is a very uniqueinstitution."-Bill Gates, Microsoft"Put Harvard, MIT and Princeton together, and you begin to get an idea of the statusof IITs in India."-Lesley Stahl, co-anchor on CBS 60 Minutes"Per capita, IIT has produced more millionaires than any other undergraduateinstitution."-Salon Magazine"The computer industry has benefited greatly from the tradition of the IITs."-Bill Gates at the 50th anniversary celebration, Cupernito, CA, January 2003"IITs are a crucial component in the transformation of relationship between INDIAand US."-Robert D Blackwill at the 50th anniversary celebration, Cupernito, CA, January2003"IIT is the Indias foremost industrial leadership development institution."-R Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director, TATA Sons, April 2003 in BuissnessStandard“This competition among high quality students in IIT, sets your aspiration high."-Narayana Murthy, Founder, Infosys
    • From the Chairman From the Chairman Message from Director I feel privileged to address the illustrious alumni of a great Institution on the occasion of their annual meeting in the Golden Jubilee Year of the Institute. The Institute has gained its fame and brand name through the success of its alumni in all walks of life. They have demonstrated their brilliance in every profession they have taken up. And there is hardly a profession that our alumni have not pursued: Academics, Industry, Corporate Life, Entrepreneurship, Theatre, Literature, Journalism and even Spiritual Pursuits - they have done it all! And they have not only provided leadership of the highest calibre, but also set new standards of excellence in every domain they have practiced. You certainly belong to an exclusive, elite class and the Institute takes pride in your achievements.Message These 50 years of academic life at IIT Delhi have been eventful and in some instances transformational. The present publication, Golden Moments, which I believe is based on authentic information from the Golden Jubilee Committee of the Institute, captures some of the main events in its life, and should be of interest to the alumni. It is an occasion to celebrate, and the Institute is doing it in a grand way through many activities about w h i c h yo u c a n l e a r n m o re f ro m t h e Go l d e n Ju b i l e e we b s i t e www.goldenjubilee.iitd.ernet.in, and even participate in any manner which appeals to you. But more importantly, it is an occasion to introspect and plan for the future - to make the Institute one of the most preferred destinations for students, faculty and dedicated staff, and to reach new heights in education and research leadership. All of you as accomplished alumni have a role to play in this task. I invite you all to contribute in any manner that appeals to you. The Institute will be happy to consider your proposals. In the coming years, we also hope to see a much greater engagement of our alumni with each other, and with the Institute. May the friendships and bonds created at IIT Delhi continue to bring great happiness to you and future generations of alumni and enrich not only their own lives, but also touch the life of millions through their work and dedicated efforts in nation building and service to humanity! PROF. SURENDRA PRASAD Chairman, IITDAA & Director, IITD
    • From the President From the President Dear Fellow Alumni & Friends On this momentous occasion of the Golden Jubilee Year of our institute, I wish to congratulate everyone who has brought it success. Congratulations are due to the Faculty and the entire staff at the institute who have moulded and continue to mould such eminent alumni and diligent students. Congratulations to our alumni and students for making our institute proud with their assiduous efforts. Finally, congratulations to all our entire countrymen for recognizing the achievements of our institute and giving it a world renowned brand image. It is indeed an honour for me to connect with you as the President of IIT Delhi Alumni Association during the Golden Jubilee Year of IIT Delhi. IIT Delhi since its inception has been among the foremost technological institutes in the country and over a span of 50 Golden years established itself as a world renownedMessage institute. Our Alumni, each of whom is member of IIT Delhi Alumni Association (IITDAA) has been moulded by the institute into an elite, distinguished and well rounded personality. IITDAA has now close to 35000 elite members. The Association attempts to meet the varied expectations and aspirations of the Alumni. As per me, the activities of IITDAA can be summarized in 3 categories. The are in the interest of our a) Alumni b) Alma Mater c) Nation The initials of these A A N make AAN or pride. The activities of IITDAA, therefore, are its pride. Over the years IITDAA has carried out numerous activities for its lofty cause. A few of them are highlighted here. A special Chapter has been included on the activities carried out during the Golden Jubilee Year. I am sure this souvenir shall revive the nostalgia, make you proud of our glorious institute and serve as a memorabilia for years to come. I hope you shall treasure it and shall be in contact with IITDAA as well as engaged in its activities. SHASHI MUNJAL President IITDAA
    • Message From the Editor-Golden Moments Friends, My Vision of Golden Moments is supposedly to take us through a Journey - of our Hardship, Aspirations [esp. families], Milestones, Targets, Evolution, Our Hopes ,Others Expectations-[Started with our parents, Now, of the entire Mankind], Competing with ourselves to set higher Benchmarks - encompassing: Vision , History , Facts , Growth ,Brilliance , Halo , Quotes , Socio Eco Impact [ including the PANIIT Initiatives, etc.], Global Impact , Recognitions , Hi Achievers [Soon after getting into IIT, we alldiscovered: Who is not! Same after IIT!!] Nostalgia, PJs, and much more——.And that meant Collating / Editing Data from across the world: IITians making a mark in a diverse array fields-you nameit - & that too Globally!Like any other IITian would have, I too took on the task of editing the Golden Jubilee Souvenir with great vigour.Once in, it gets tougher – It reminded me of our plight of our IIT days:“You think getting into IIT is difficult? Try getting out!”.Trust you would appreciate our attempt-inspite of its shortcomings in the face of usual limitations of Insufficient: Data,Time, Space, support staff, etc.Thus, We have begun the journey – by touching the tip of the Iceberg.& We have Innovated-akin Wiki:Golden Moments would also be uploaded on the IITDAA Website -& all Alumni, Faculty, Students are invited to send infurther Data to be added-and by the Year end we would all have a Souvenir that we all wanted.My thanx are due to IITDAA EC: Shashi Munjal, H.R.Vaish, C.K.Jain - Office Staff: Satish Chauhan, Narayan SinghSamant - IITD Students: Himanshi Baranwal, & Monika Bhaskar - Thank you all, for your encouragements & pitchingin. ANIL K. VIJ IITDAA EC MemberMessage From the Secretary Our Alma Mater completes 50 years on 21st August 2011. Looking back, we see with pride the jewels who went through the portals of this great institute – alumni who have spread to the corners of the globe, teachers/professors, leaders in technologies and sciences in fields unknown to most, leaders in management of private, public and Government organizations, entrepreneurs, authors, leaders in spirituality, lawyers, film makers, singers and musicians, venture capitalists and what have you; winners of the most prestigious awards, nationally and internationally. Could any founder have asked for more? With 35,000 alumni, growing at over 1,000 per year, we need to expand our vision. 1+1 is not 2 but 11and 1-1 is not zero but –ve. The Japanese are a great example of the success of team-work. Collectively which problembefore this great Nation and the World, can we not solve? In the Global order, India is emerging as a formidable player;amongst the top few in the World. Our alumni should help to hasten this process; through our collective synergies notonly make it be there but sustain and nurture it. In this special year, let us pledge to make this happen - THINK BIG.We need to become a major player in developing/fostering technologies resulting in inclusive growth of the poorestIndian. Service to Man is Service to God. With the increasing disparity, we are sitting on a time bomb. In our interest andthat of future generations we need to solve this problem urgently by bridging the mismatch of resources – People withideas, without resources, and people with resources but no solutions. When we celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, IITD andits alumni should be recognized for development of cutting edge technology for the masses.I am thankful to our President Shashi Munjal and our Editor Anil K. Vij for their special efforts to bring out thispublication & also for their successful Fund Raising . With your cooperation,the Association can bring out acomprehensive publication to highlight special achievements of alumni.Kindly help update the data on the web-site andprovide highlights of your career. HIMANGSHU RAI VAISH President Elect IITDAA
    • A glorious journey from 1961 to 2011Indian Institute of Technology Delhi HistoryEstablished 1961 HRH PrinceType Education and Research Philip, the Duke of Institution Edinburgh, laid theDirector Dr. Surendra Prasad foundation stonePresent Capacity UG 2771 of the Institute onPresent Capacity PG 3872 January 27, 1959.Location Delhi, India The Institute wasCampus Area 320 acres (1.3 km2) inaugurated byAcronym IITD Prof. HumayunWebsite www.iitd.ac.in K a b i r, Un i o n Minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs on August 21, 1961. The Institute buildings were formally opened by Dr. Zakir Hussain, President of India, on March 2, 1968. Campus IIT Delhi is located in Hauz Khas, South Delhi. The longitudinal campus is surrounded by the beautiful Hauz Khas area and monuments such as theThe Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (located at Hauz Qutub Minar and LotusKhas) (formerly College of Engineering & Technology Temple. The campus isDelhi), commonly known as IIT-Delhi or IIT-D, is a major also close to othercollege of engineering in Delhi, India. It forms a part of the educational institutionsleague along with other IITs in India: Kharagpur, Madras, such as the JawaharlalBombay, Kanpur, BHU-IT Banaras - Guwahati - Roorkee Nehru University. The– Bhubaneswar, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Indore, Mandi, inside of the campus resembles a well planned city withPatna, Rajasthan & Ropar. gardens, lawns, residential complexes and wide clean roads. The campus has its own water supply and backup electricity supply along with shopping complexes to cater to the daily needs of residents 6 Golden Moments
    • The overall IIT-D campus is divided into four main Shivalik ? Satpura ?zones: Aravali ? Vindhyachal ??Student Residential Zone Himadri ? Zanskar ? Jwalamukhi ? The residential apartments?Staff Residential ZoneFaculty and Karakoram ? are named after ancient?Student Recreational Area, that includes the Student Indian universities. Kailash ?Activity Center (SAC), football stadium, cricket ground, ? Nalandabasketball courts, hockey field, lawn tennis courts. Kumaon ? Nilgiri ??Academic Zone that includes department offices, lecturetheaters, libraries and workshops. A boys Hostel in IIT DelhiThe student residential zone is divided into two main Each hostel has a capacity of around 400 students thoughsectors-one for mens and another for womens hostels. some hostels can house 600 students. However the womens hostels have a much smaller capacity. Each hostel has its own mess, a common room where residents can watch television, read magazines, newspapers and a visiting room where residents can receive their guests. In addition, each hostel has its own computer room facility, although its use has declined significantly in past few years because increasingly, students now own personal computers. Important inter hostel cultural clubs of the college are: - Music club (RHAPSODY) - Rock Night, Eastern Night, Western Night. Dance and Dramatics Club (DnD) - Duo Dance, GroupHostels Dance, Stage Play, Street Play.There are, in total, 12 hostels (9 for boys and 3 for girls). Quizzing Club (QC) - Various competitive and non-Recently, a new eight story hostel has been constructed in competitive quizzing events.front of main gate near Himadri House for girls only, the English Debating and Literary Club (EDLC)-only hostel having lift facility. Many new ones are expected Parliamentary Debate, other competitive and non-as the number of seats have jumped through the roof. competitive events like word Games and Just aAnother new hostel is being constructed behind Satpura Minute(JAM).hostel. There are also apartments for married students. All Hindi Samiti (HS)- Parliamentary Debate, various otherthe hostels (Known as Houses) are named after various competitive and non-competitive events including wordmountain ranges in India— games. Fine Arts Club (FAC)- Oil Painting, Mask Making, Charcoal Painting, clay Modelling Competition and other non-competitive events. Photography and Hobbies Society (PAHS)- Photography Competition, Skating Competition, Website building Competition, SuDoku Competition. Indoor Sports Club (ISC)- Various competitions of indoor sports like snooker and chess. Spic Macay - Various concerts of noted Indian artists in the campus. Board For Students Publication- Various magazines, both printed and electronic, journalism, reviewing movies and books etc. Golden Moments 7
    • Student Activity Centre The SAC consists of a gymnasium, swimming pool, a pool room, three squash courts, two table tennis rooms, a musicroom, a fine arts room and a meeting room which is commonly used to organize quizzing and debating events. The SACalso consists of an Open Air Theater in which concerts of various kinds are hosted. Students can also use the radio broadcastfacility in the SAC. 8 Golden Moments
    • Departments and Centres Inter-disciplinary centresIIT Delhi has 13 departments, 11 multi-disciplinary 1. Centre for Applied Research in Electronics (CARE)centres, and 2 schools of excellence. Together they offer 2. Centre for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS)around 700 courses every semester. 3. Centre for Biomedical Engineering (CBME) 4. Computer Services Centre (CSC) 5. Centre for Energy Studies (CES) 6. Educational Technology Services Centre (ETSC) 7. Industrial Tribology, Machine Dynamics & Maintenance Engineering (ITMMEC) 8. Instrument Design Development Centre (IDDC) 9. Centre for Polymer Science & Engineering (CPSE) 10. Centre for Rural Development & Technology (CRDT) 11. National Resource Centre for Value Education in Engineering (NRCVEE) Schools of excellence A school of excellence is an externally funded (either from an alumnus or an organization) school functioning as a part of the institute. There are three such schools in IIT Delhi which are: 1. Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology and Management 2. Amar Nath & Shashi Khosla School of Information Technology 3. School of Biological Sciences Foundation for Innovation and Technology TransferDepartments (FITT)1. Applied Mechanics2. Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology3. Chemical Engineering4. Chemistry5. Civil Engineering6. Computer Science & Engineering Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer7. Electrical Engineering (FITT) was created at IIT Delhi and subsequently8. Department of Humanities & Social Science registered as a society in July 1992. The Foundation is9. Management Studies conceived as an institution with administrative and financial independence, drawing upon IIT Delhi as the10. Mathematics primary resource and supplemented by expertise in other11. Mechanical Engineering IITs, R&D organizations, consulting engineers and marketing experts to serve industry and other user12. Physics organizations.13. Textile Technology Golden Moments 9
    • Down the Memory Lane Major Events – Last 50 Years1959:? Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, laid theHRH Princefoundation stone of the Institute on January 27, 1959.?Council of Delhi University approves a fiveAcademicyear integrated UG course on 17 December.?Shri J.N. Moudgill is appointed as the convener of theCommittee for Examinations and Syllabus.?The Foundation Day is Celebrated on January 27th,every year. About the Logo: “An Institute of higher learning such a ours, if it Flying atop the administrative block of IIT Delhi is a achieve, must be sensitive to the needs of its small red, blue and gray flag. Incorporated in its lower environment. Our age is characterized by two half is the Institute’s crest symbolizing a lamp, an significant factors: One is the explosion of knowledge exponential curve, a gear, an elephant head and tow and the other, the rising expectations of society as a flowers – the result of the impact of science and technology. It is in lotus and the this context that the educational objectives and rose. Between experiments that are being undertaken by us must be them they sum meaningful. Education, if it is to be meaningful must up what the not only impart information that tends to obsolesces Institute seek to even before it has had time to be fully established, but represent. The also attempt to develop correct attitude and values in l a m p i s life to meet new situations.Further, man in Morden knowledge; the society has not only to be professionally competent curve spiralling and, therefore, useful to society, but also to acquire outwards humane qualities and learn to live harmoniously with represents the Institute’s central theme of engineering; others. It is un this situation that achieving a synthesis the encircling gear depicts the nations industry to between material values on the one hand, and human which its students will go; the elephant represents the and spiritual values on the other, gains validity. With city of Delhi, purity and strength; and the two flowers, such an approach in education, the new generations national symbol of India and England, symbolize the may wll find the answer too many of world’s problems co-operation and close ties between the two countries that defy solution today. The academic policy of this that have brought the Institute in to being, institution has been evolved in the light of this perspective”. Prof. RN Dogra Director’s Report, November 3, 1966 Golden Moments 11
    • Going Back to the Beginning: college. Though the aid promised was not large, aboutNever lose sight of where you are coming from. It keeps 250,000 pounds, there were other areas of collaborationyour feet on the ground. Those were days when the future and support. More aid came the School’s way over the yearswas taking form, also days of optimism, of a belief in the until it ceased in 1974.world and in one. Thus, we return time and time again tothat stroke of the midnight hour, when, while the worldslept, India awoke to light and freedom.Actually, we go a little further back, to 1937 and the The First Director , Prof. R. N. Dogra (seen in thesubmission of a report to her Majesty’s Government in Centre) was the driving force behind the project .India. This report, written by two Englishman who went On Jan 27, 1959, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh laidby the names of “ Messer Wood and Abbort, was titled the foundation stone of the CET. Unfortunately it was“Vocational Education in India”. Within the short span of another two years before the campus was in any shape to4 years from the date of submission of that Report, the house the foundation stone permanently.Delhi Polytechnic had opened its doors. By the summer of1942, full time diploma courses had begun and the firstbatch of student wrote the examination in 1945. In 1952, The First Director , Prof. R. N. Dogra (seen in thethe Polytechnic was affiliated to the University of Delhi Centre) was the driving force behind the project .and started offering degree courses in Electrical,Mechanical, Textile and Civil Engineering, Architecture,Applied Sciences (Chemical engineering) and Commerce. The site eventually allotted to the new college was approximately 138 acres to the south of Hauz Khas andIn 1958, as part of the Development for the Second Five west the Mehrauli Road (now Arrobindo Marg).Year Plan, the Implementation Committee, under the Silhouetted against the southern skyline stood the QutabChairmanship of Prof. MS Thacker, Secretary, Ministry of Minar. Over the years additional land was allocated to theScientific Research and Cultural Affairs, decided to transfer Institute, till it reached the present 320 acres.the degree courses in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil andTextile Technology to new College of Engineering and On August 16, 1961, the college opened its doors toTechnology (CET), to be established within 5 years at a admissions for the 5-year integrated course: Electrical,distance of 8 to 16 Km. from Kashneri Gate. On June 14, Mechanical, Chemical and Civil Engineering, and Textile1960, the CET was registered as a society under the 1860 Technology. The Minister for Scientific Research andSocieties Registration Act. The first meeting of Board of Cultural Affair, Prof. Humayun Kabir Inaugurated theGovernors was held the same day in the conference room of teaching of classes.the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Old MillRoad, New Delhi, with Prof. Thacker in the Chair. Construction Activity carried on simultaneously. In fact, work on the eight storey main building went on until 1968,Leading off from here came the appointment of R.N. till after the first convocation which was held under aDogra, Then Principle of the Punjab Engineering College, PANDAL. Today, while some construction andChandigarh, As the Principle of CET. maintenance can still be witnessed, it is nothing comparedIt was around the same time that Prof. Thacker successfully to those frenetic days of building an educational Mecca fornegotiated British Assistance and Collaboration for the the country.12 Golden Moments
    • A special amendment to the Indian Institute of Technology ? is the first faculty of CET who is sent to Dr. P.K. KattiAct on September 13, 1963, recognised the CET as an UK for higher studies under the Colombo Plan.Institute of national importance. The new Institute ofTechnology now had the privilege of awarding its own ? are recognized as a full-fledged department Humanitiesdegree. of the CET by the BOG on 14th June.1960: 1963: ?of Engineering and Technology is converted to College?for a five year integrated UG course isProposal IIT Delhi with the passage of the Institutes ofapproved by the Faculty of Technology of Delhi Technology (Amendment) Act, 1963 on 13thUniversity on 25th January. September.? Engineering and Technology (CET) isCollege of The mandate: ?registered as a society on 14th June. a) To offer instruction in applied sciences and? meeting of CET is held on 16 June. ShriFirst BOG engineering at a level comparable to the very bestJ.N. Moudgill is appointed as the Planning Officer. anywhere in the world; and?M/s Choudhary & Gulzar Singh are appointed as the b) To provide adequate facilities for postgraduatearchitects. studies and research to meet the needs of specialized? Duncanson joins as the advisory professorProf. W.H. research workers and teachers in the country.in Physics on 15th October. Prof. R.N. Dogra is appointed as the Founder? Dogra joins as the Principal on 26thProf. R.N. Director.December. ? Senate meeting is held. The first1961:?CET, affiliated to the University of Delhi, isestablished.?academic buildings (the Textile block ofThe firsttoday), are constructed.?Shivalik hostel for boys is completed.?Mirchandani joins as the Director of WorksShri R.D.on 30th January.? program is approved by the BOG on 21Academic Hostel building under constructionFebruary. ? PG program, a diploma in Electrical The first? faculty (Shri N.R. Rao, Shri SubhashFirst set of Communication Engineering, starts.Chander & Dr. P.K. Katti) are recruited on 1 August. Construction of Multi Storied (MS) Block begins. ?? of students arrive on 16th August.First batch ? batch of JEE qualified students are admitted. The first?Shri Humayun Kabir [Union Minister for ScientificResearch& Cultural Af airs] inaugurates the Instituteon 17th August. 1964: Nilgiri Hostel is completed. ??Classes commence for B.Tech. in Electrical, Chemical,Civil and Mechanical engineering. ? campus is constructed. The East1962: 1965:?Master plan for construction of the College ? Main Guest House and Jwalamukhi hostel are Sickbay,Engineering and Technology (CET) is approved. constructed. Golden Moments 13
    • 1966: DEGREES AWARDED AT THE FIRST? S. Radhakrishnan addresses the firstPresident CONVOCATIONConvocation Ph.D. Physics……………………………………………1?The First Batch of 144 UG Student graduates at IITD. M. Tech? Medal: Lalit Mohan MehraDirector Gold Electrical Communication Engineering (1965)…...4?President Gold Medal: Suresh R. Borkar Electronic Electrical Comm. Engg. (1966)…….….3? is awarded to P.K. Kaw (Physics)First Ph.D. Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg. (1966) …..…1?2nd Nov, 1966, The IITDAA comes its existence. Prof. M.Sc.R.N. Dogra elected President of IITDAA. Physics ……………………………….........….….8 Chemistry ………………………..............………4 Post M.Sc. Diploma Applied Optics (1965)…………………………….4 Applied Optics (1966)…………………………….6 Solid State Physics (1965)………...........…....……5 Solid State Physics (1966)…………………….......5 PG Diploma Electrical Comm. Engg……………...............……1 Solid Mechanics & foundation Engg………...........4 B.Tech Mechanical………………...........................……34 Electrical ……………………………..........……33 Civil ……………………….............................…17 Chemical ……………………………………… 27 Students of the first batch with Prince Philip, the When the first batch of over 150 graduates were felicitated Duke of Edinburgh on Nov. 3, 1966 on the first Annual Convocation, 1966, they were addressed by no less a personage than the President of India, Dr, S, Radhakrishnan. STUDENT INTAKE IN THE INITIAL YEARS Year Under Post Research “Science, Technology and humanities will have to go Graduate Graduate together. There is a line which says: Sarva santra 1961-62 150 - - prayojaanam atma darsnam; the end of all science – 1962-63 235 2 1 technical, theoretical, applied and human – is to 1963-64 270 12 5 enable the individual to know himself ”.”We need not 1964-65 270 49 17 think that science and technology do not help us to 1965-66 270 68 31 know ourselves. The greatest discoveries are not 1966-67 270 98 49 material achievements, but are the expression of human intelligence and imagination. It is these that 3rd November, 1966 will go down as a memorable day have brought about miracles of science, the glories of in the history of the Indian Institute of Technology, technology. And they are to be found not merely in Delhi. On this day we hold our first convocation, the science and technology but in humanities also. Your symbol of achievements over the first five years since Director said it is the same challenge of human mind; the inception of the Institute.We revive today, a you have to bring the same qualities to bear whether colourfully visible tradition of saffron robes for you are studying the material aspect of things or the graduating student instead of the usual black gowns, human or the spiritual. All these things will have to be thereby invoking the sense of selfless devotion to studied in the same manner. The objects may be sustain the students in the tasks that lie ahead of them. different, but so far as your subjective attitude is This is the day of fulfilment and the day of dedication. concerned it is the same thing. An Indian thinker said Convocation Brochure, Nov. 3, 1966 it leads to atma darsan or self-knowledge. What is Golden Moments 15
    • meant is that even in sciences what we understand is the basic reality of our own nature. He tells us that the objective world is an object of investigation. We study it. What studies it is the subject, the principle of spirit, and the spirit of man which expresses itself in different ways. We all know the familiar saying; a philosopher is the spectator of all time and existence. Time and existence belong to the objective world, and the philosopher who sees, who looks at them, attends to them, is different. The moment we reduce the subject to the object, when men make themselves into things and machines ride them, then we have lost our real sprit. If there is any kind of temptation today, it is that. Dr. S. Radhakrishanan President of India 1971: Convocation address, November 3, 1966 ? School of Radar Studies is established. ? Quality Improvement Programmes (QIP) is initiated. ? Instrumentation Design Development Centre1967: (IDDC) building is completed.? Hostel for boys is completed.Karakoram ? Luthra (Director IITD) becomes President Prof. S.P.?The Bell Tower bell is presented to the Institute in of IITDAA.October ? Convocation Hall roof is built. The signature? Hosts Inter-IIT sports meet for the firstIIT Delhi time. 1972: ? Luthra is appointed as the officiating Prof. S.P.1968: Director on 1st July.?Kailash hostel (the first girl’s hostel) moves into the ? Services Centre is completed. Computingpresent site. ? Swani (Director IITD) becomes President Prof. N.M.?Student Activity centre is completed. of IITDAA.? Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, visits theHRH Prince ? Biomedical Engineering (CBE) Centre is Centre forInstitute. established.?M.Tech courses in Reaction Engineering of Petro- ? of 22% seats for Scheduled Caste & Reservationchemical and Bio-chemical Engineering are started. Scheduled Tribe candidates is introduced in UG and 5% in the PG programmes.1969: ? in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics Five year MS are introduced.?Instrumentation Design Development Centre(IDDC) is established.? House (accommodation for marriedNalanda students) is completed.1970:?hostels, Community Hall & ShoppingKumaonCentre are completed.?Commonwealth Inter-University Conference on thethematic of Role of Universities in DevelopingCountries is held at IIT Delhi on 13-14 January.16 Golden Moments
    • 1973: of the Padmashree award Sunjukta Panigrahi, gave a most absorbing and enjoyable recital to a packed? Swani is appointed as the Director on 1stProf. N.M. audience in Seminar Hall on April 1, 1975. The IITJuly. Dians found in her an artist who gave herself?are postponed in December – the ONLYExams completely to her art. She managed to bring out with instance in the Institute’s 50 year history. grace and technical virtuosity the rich repertory of Odissi.? Mattoo becomes the First woman to receiveMs. Anita the Director Gold M. 1976: ? Energy Studies (CES) is established with Centre for1974: support from the Planning?Biochemical engineering is established.Centre for Commission.? is introduced.Credit system ? Kumar Sood Dr. Anil (B.Tech. ‘71) becomes? Sodha (Physics) is awarded the “ShantiProf. M.S. President of IITDAA.Swarup Bhatnagar” Prize. ? R. Parthasarthy Prof. K.?P. Luthra, Senior Professor of MechanicalDr. S. (Mathematics) is awarded the Engineering is elected chairman, Institute of Engineer “Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar” (Delhi Centre) prize.? Luthra, Senior Professor of MechanicalDr. S. P. ? dance recital by A beautifulEngineering has been honoured by the Delhi Centre of Aloka Panikar in Odissi style isthe Institution of Engineers which has elected him as its performed.Chairman. At 47th Annual General Meeting of the ? a special resolution to make the founder We movedInstitute of Engineers, held in the Convocation Hall of director of the Institute Prof. R. N. Dogra, the patronIIT Delhi, Dr. Luthra took over this office, in the of our Association.presence of Mr. K. C. Pant, Union Minister forIrritation and Power, Dr. Jai Krishna, President of the 1977:Institution of Engineers (India) and an elite audience of ? President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed delivers the seventhengineers and academics. convocation address on 11 January.?The first news letter is published.Editorial: L.M. Mehra (B.Tech. ‘66) ? becomes President of1975: IITDAA. ? er 1977, Sri Septemb? Applied Research in Electronics (CARE) isCentre for Dharam Vira has taken overset up with a grant from Ministry of Defence as the Chairman of the Board? Industrial Tribology, Machine DynamicsCentre for of Governors. & Maintenance Engineering (ITMMEC) is ? 16th November, IITDAA established with assistance from the Norwegian bid farewell to Prof. R N Government. Dogra who resigned from his assignment as the Chairman, Board of Governors. He? Chopra (Physics) is awarded the “ShantiProf. K.L. was presented with a plaque of Saraswati for hisSwarup Bhatnagar” prize. contribution to the Association.? (B.Tech. ‘66) becomes President ofS.K. Bhatia ? WORKSHOP ON NUMERICAL WEATHER IITDAA. FORECASTING? 1975, IndustrialOctober, Shri Raj Bahadur, Former Minister of Tourism andConsultancy & Liason Centre Civil Aviation inaugurated the Indo-French Workshopis established. on Numerical Weather Forecasting on January 17, 1977 in the Seminar Hall. The 12 day workshop wasPADMASHREE SUNJUKTA? jointly sponsored by IIT Delhi and the Meteorological PANIGRAHI IN IIT DELHI Department with the intention to promote a dialogue One of India’s foremost amongst theoreticians and operational scientists and to exponents of Odissi form of orient research activities in the area of meteorological classical dance and the winner dynamics. Golden Moments 17
    • ?SYMPOSIUM ON “TEXTURING” ? Ms. Poornima Bakshi becomes the first woman toThe Department of Textile Technology organized a receive the PGM.symposium on “Texturing” on September 9 and 10, ?Boy’s Hostels: A letter was received by Girls in1977. The symposium discussed almost all aspects of executive committee of the AA from the director of theTexturing, both cotton and synthetic yarns, dyeing institute. The Alumni was asked to give its commentsmechanism and dyeing problems etc. on the demand of the student of IIT that the girls should be allowed to visit (or stay) in their rooms at the1978: hostels.?Jain appointed as Director on 1st July.Prof. O.P. “the girls should be permitted inside the room of boys? the now iconic cultural festival of IT, isRendezvous, hostel upto 10 P.M. without any formalities of takingheld for the first time. permission. However, prior permission from the?WEEKALUMNI wardens should be taken in case the visitors come orThe week from 20th to 25th February, 1978 was stay after 10 P.M.celebrated as an Alumni Week by the Delhi Chapter. ? Singh, Air Chief Marshal (Retd.) took over Shri Arjun?PICNIC-1978 as the Chairman of the Board of Governors.The association organized an Alumni Picnic at BadkalLake in Faridabad on 15th October, 1978. The buspicked up the members from Rambles in CP, INA 1980:Market and Moolchand Hospital. HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales visits the ?? of IITDAA held. Moreover, alumni12th AGM Institute.strength was 400. RENDEZVOUS (1978) The year 1978 saw the birth of Rendezvous, IITD’s Annual Cultural fest. Since then the festival has grown both in popularity and participation. It is now acknowledged to be the premier youth festival in India. It is held for 4 days in early September, during which over 10, 000 students visit the campus and we receive and look after some 300 outsatation participants. Today, it has become the biggest cultural fest of northern India. 1981: ? B.Tech. is converted to a four year program Five year as a consequence of eleven year schooling migrating to the 10+2 system. Prof. S.C. Datta Roy (Electrical Engineering) is ? awarded the “Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar” Prize. COLORFUL CRICKET MATCH ? ? overfriendly cricket match was held at the A limited cricket ground on IIT Campus between the present and the past students on 7th March, 1981. It was a day long1979: picnic for the families that joined us. Alumni? Rural Development & AppropriateCentre for ? Singh, Air Chief Marshal (Retd.) took over Shri ArjunTechnology (CRDT) is established. as the Chairman of the Board of Governors.? Material Science & Technology and schoolSchool of of Systems & Management Studies are founded. 1982:? Ghatak (Physics) is awarded the “ShantiProf. A. K. Department of Computer Sciences & Engineering ?Swarup Bhatnagar” Prize. (CSE) is established.18 Golden Moments
    • ? Atmospheric Science (CAS) is establishedCentre for objects but a state of consciousness. He suggested that with funds from the Indian Meteorology happiness comes from knowledge and complete Department. knowledge of all universes exists in every soul.Dr. Subodh Jindal (B.Tech. ‘73) becomes President of? IITDAA. ?PLAY: PYAR KAISE HOTA HAI STAGE?LPA N E DISCUSSION ON “CAREER The play and get-together tea was organised on 19th GUIDANCE” august, 1983 at the FICCI Auditorium. There were The Alumni Association organized a panel discussion over 150 people present. The occasion started with Hi- on Career Guidance on February 4th, 1982 in the Tea, Chole, Bhature, Chat, Papdi and Cold Drinks. Karakoram Hostel. This activity has now become a regular annual feature and is immensely popular with present IITD students. 1984: ? Honoris causa is conferred on Prof. M.S. D.Sc. – Thacker & Prof. R.N. Dogra – the two builders of the1983: Institute.President Zail Singh addresses the thirteenth? ? of M.Tech. Program is reduced from 4 to 3 Duration convocation on 7th January. semesters.Prof. N.M. Swani is appointed as the Director, for a? ? MATCH CRICKET second term, on 1st July. A limited over cricket match between the Alumni andDr. Subodh Jindal (B.Tech. ‘73) becomes President of? the present IITD team was played on 15th Jan, 1984. IITDAA. Many old time cricketers who had represented IITD inPG admissions are standardized with GATE? the years past had turned up for the match. [Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering] exam. Nov. 1984, IITDAA presents an evening with “Anup ?The Electrical Engineering department installs a new? Jalota” On Sunday the 4th November 1984 At 8:30 8 feet diameter antenna on top of the main building p.m. In the Convocation Hall, IIT Delhi for enhancing Delhi-Pilani Troposcatter Microwave ? DISCUSSION ON “PROFESSIONAL PANEL Communication Link capability. ROLE OF IIT ENGINEERS”? 1983, A computerized information systemFebruary On 7th Feb, 1984, a panel discussion on the for the Alumni Association. Giving his name, year of “Professional Role of IIT Engineers” was held in IIT graduation, discipline, current organisation and local as Delhi under the auspices of the Alumni Association well as permanent address. Created on the Institute and Board for Students Welfare, IIT Delhi. computer. 1985: The Institute celebrates its Silver Jubilee. ? Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi delivers the convocation ? address on 19th Dec. 1985. In recognition of their past services to the Institute, 12 persons (including Prof. R.N. Dogra) are honoured with the Freedom of? Director IIT Delhi, Dr. O. P. Jain met the27th May the Institute award and alumni in an alumni meet. He raised certain 21 persons are given fundamental questions “ What does happiness mean to the Distinguished you?” and “ What causes happiness?” citing some very Services award during interesting example, he drove home the point that the Silver Jubilee happiness is not material or physical possession of convocation. Golden Moments 19
    • K. Ganesh (B.Tech. ‘70) becomes President of? IITDAA.Prof. Kehar Singh (Physics) is awarded the SSB prize.?1971 BATCH GET-TOGETHER? A get together of the Electrical batch of 1971 was organized at United Coffee House on 30th November 1985. 17 alumni got together with their families. Children had a gala time talking, eating and playing in the balcony of the coffee house. A la carte arrangement was made for the dinner. The party broke up around 10.15 pm after a round of coffee and ice-cream. At the end of the event, everybody felt the need of such get- togethers at regular intervals.1986: Constitution of IITDAA is implemented for 3 year ?? for the Computer Sciences and EngineeringBlock VI team of EC member. department is constructed. ? DILLI WALI, A professional play by Feizal MEENA? a kind closed circuit 5x5x32 wind tunnelA one of Alkazi was staged on Aug 18, 1989 in the Seminar Hall. for atmospheric boundary layer studies is For the lucky few who attended it was a great commissioned. experience. The play was followed by a get-togetherS.K. Bharij (B.Tech. ‘66) becomes President of? over tea. IITDAA. Forth International conference on CAD/CAM, ? Robotics and Factories of the future. IITD, 19th Dec.1987: to 22th Dec. 1989.? connecting the computing facilities of theErnet.in Institute with a national network using a satellite link is established. 1990:? Saluja (B.Tech. ‘69) becomes President ofVijay K. Jwalamukhi hostel celebrates its Silver Jubilee. ? IITDAA. ? K. Gupta ( Applied Mechanics) is awarded Prof. N. the Padma Shri1988: ? 1990, A $100 remittance received from Mr. January? for Educational Technology (CET) isCentre M. V. Rama Krishna, Department of Chemistry, established. University of California, Berleley, CA, USA on receiptEntrepreneurship Development Cell is established in? of newsletter. the Centre for Management Studies. Grant Slashed: GOI grant to IITD slashed by 25% to 3 ?Prof. Surendra Prasad (Electrical Engineering) is? Crores this year. awarded the SSB Prize. New Computer: New ICL 3980 being installed ?1989: through a British grant. The configuration includes 128MB main memory, 23 GB Storage, over 100? C. Nigam is appointed as the Director on 7Prof. N. terminals (PCs), 6 graphic workstations. February.Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer? Federations of IIT Alumni Association: Works of ? (FITT), an autonomous organization, is established coordinating activity with other IIT Alumni with seed grant from MHRD. Associations begin.Kamal Kumar (B.Tech. ‘69) becomes President of? ?Khanna (B.Tech.`72) becomes President of Raj K. IITDAA. IITDAA.20 Golden Moments
    • DROUGHT-WITHIN" by Vijay saluja`67? You, me and everybody Cooped in a room which is bare Would have to properly administer, And lend helping hands Except for a table And a few chair To our dear prime Minister” My thoughts go over To the state affairs, ? Alumni Association Office: More space IIT Delhi Which in this organization made available to install PC-AT Are nothing short Mohandas Warrior, Padmasree Warrior, USA, ? Of Nightmares received newsletter and sent Rs. 1000/- ? alumni directory : The first Apathy, indifference and maladministration A database of all alumni based on convocation records Are in total league with with entry no was created by Mr. H.R. Vaish (B.Tech. Lies, deceit and mis-representation ‘76) and the alumni directory published by special Though at this time effort of Mr. Kamal Kumar (B.Tech. ‘69) and Mr. Raj They rule the roost, Kahnna (B.Tech. ‘72). Bur how long ? on “Employment Pattern of Scientific and A report Will these go along? Technical personal Is the point of moot by President Mr. Raj Khanna, B.Tech. ‘72 The PM is worried A study on the Competence of S & T Educational About the outside drought Institutions” published. According to this report all But concerned, I am IIT products do not take up sale and Management jobs About the drought (of talent & integrity)within in the private sector. Of those staying back in India almost a fifth take up jobs in the central S & T section, central engineering services and the public sector. The The belated rain and the stored grains report does not classify fresh engineer according to their Would quell degree. It is quite possible that those opting for the The outside spell public sector and S & T sector are mostly M.Techs and But who (and when) is going to bout Ph.Ds. However, these data do make it clear that IIT’s The inside drought? make a significant contribution to these sectors. Golden Moments 21
    • Student Activities Golden Moments 23
    • 1991: ? Sh. V. Krishnamurthy appointed Chairman, Board of? Vaishali apartments (Block 1 & 2) areTaxila and Governor.constructed for housing the faculty. The BSP Book of Records:? and Kailash Hostels celebrate their SilverKarakoram A hundred and six people were squeezed into D-47Jubilee. Nilgiri-yes in a single seater room with the cupboard? prediction model developed at IITD isStorm surge and all. Incredible (but true, says the BSP Book ofoperationalized by the Department of Records of the IIT Delhi).?Ocean Development at four centres. Vivek Chander rang the Institute bell for 31 minutes?Silver Jubilee of Class of 1966: “Silver Jubilee Get and 11 seconds during class hour before the chowkidartogether Reunion of the Class of 66”. The first such hauled him off (Chander was obviously thrilled, as hereunion is held. knew he’d remain in the book of records for quite some time).? Conference on Traffic Safety, supportedInternational M. Sinha of Aravali blew 76 smoke rings from a singleby Association for the Advancement of Automotive Gold Flake cigarette…. Rajiv Garg (Faroo) of NilgiriMedicine (AAAM), International Association for solved the Rubik’s cube 1,001 times in 23 hrs 57 minAccident & Traffic Medicine (IAATM), International with an average of 83 sec…..and many more crazyCommittee on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety records in this book.(ICADTS), International Federation of Pedestrians The BSP Book of Records was Sanjiv Mehta’s(IFP), International Research Council on Biokinetics brainchild in 1978 (he was the G.Sec., Board ofof Impacts (IROCBI), hosted by IIT Delhi. 69 Student Publication in his final year). “Sanjay inparticipants from 29 countries and 102 from India Manhattan (“Yaar, if you work in Manhattan, youparticipated in the Conference. must stay Manhattan-there’s no point spending much? organised an Anti-Smoking week with aThe NSS of your life commuting”) An A Grader (the last batchseries of lecture on health and psychological problems.. of the E, A+, A, B+…..system), he proceeded to Wharton for an MBA and then joined Mckenzie (the?Union Minister for Consulting firm). He quit to join Wall Street, and isCommerce, and Law now freelancing as an investment Managementand Justice, Dr. Swamy consultant. Most recently, he was negotiating with aresigned from IITD multinational for managing their investments inwhere he was professor South and South East Asia.of Economics. Dr. “Mr. Popularity” Shyam Lal shook hands with 103Swamy, whose services people in just under 3.5 minutes? Yes I remember, thishad been terminated for was when he’d become G.Sc. Sports (1977). Shyam Laltrade union activities, was one of the few guys everyone liked in the IIT. At 6fthad challenged the 7" he was basketball captain, and in the Volleyballorder in the district and team too. Shyam (same Mech batch as Sanjiv Mehta)sessions court and won a verdict in his favour. passed out with a B+ (scraping through a first div.) and he too joined Mckienzie. “Shyam’s now quite senior in?Intra-Campus Bus: the company (partner level), and both Shyam andA bus service within the campus started for the benefit Sanjiv describe their salaries in terms of simpleof the faculty, student and employees. The bus charges fractions of a million dollars a year”.are Rs. 10 per annum. ? Caltech Distinguished Alumni Award presented to IIT Delhi Alumni Prof. N. C. Nigam The formal inauguration of the Bombay chapter of ? the IIT Delhi Alumni Association was held at Hotel Mid-Town Pritam on 23rd November 1991. Over fifty (50) people were present at the gathering. The Delhi chapter was represented by Mr. Pradeep Gupta. The members unanimously endorsed the idea of promoting the activities of the chapter in every possible way. The office bearers selected for this chapter were duly ratified by the member.24 Golden Moments
    • ? AT I O N A L C O N F E R E N C E O NINTERN OPERATION GRAND SLAM ?TRAFFIC SAFETY 4 IITD Alumni- Rajesh Bhandari, NK Gupta,An international conference on traffic safety was held Rajeshwar Tiwari and B Satyanarayanan are Nationalin Delhi from January 27th to January 30th 1991 Level Bridge Players who won the Inter-Statesupported by Association for the Advancement of Championships at Shillong. Skipper Rajesh BhandariAutomotive Medicine (AAAM), International speaks “Bridge became a marking time activity whileAssociation for Accident & Traffic Medicine (IAATM), training at camp for the Inter-IIT Meets. RajeshwarInternational Committee on Alcohol, Drugs and and I have qualified to represent India in 1992 andTraffic Safety (ICADTS), International Federation of 1989 respectively.”Pedestrians (IFP), International Research Council onBiokinetics of Impacts (IROCBI).The conference was 1993:hosted by IIT Delhi. ? Polymer Science and Engineering (CPSE) Centre for is established.1992: ? Mohanty (Atmospheric Sciences) is awarded Dr. U.C.? riculum isThe cur the SSB prize.revised. A-, B-, and C- G.S. Hora (B.Tech.`72) becomes President of ?grades are introduced IITDAA.into the credit system. ? Vinod Khosla (’76) DAA: Mr.?Pradeep Gupta Mr. Chetan M. Pandit, Civil,‘75 editor of Newsletter ?(B.Tech.`75) becomes writes:President of IITDAA. I remember the first AGM that I attended, I think the?Dr. Maithili Sharan year was 1986± 0.05%. It was held in a small hall, about the size of hostel common room, attached to the staff(Atmospheric Sciences) club. Even this small hall was hardly half-full. Withis awarded the SSB prize. such a small gathering, the chat-party arrangements?First Distinguished Alumni Award is given to Prof. were obviously more than adequate.P.K. Kaw (’66) and Dr. J.N. Gupta (’67). Next AGM was held in Aravali Hostel. The meeting? Astronomer Mr. R. Kulkarni received hisAlumnus- itself was held in the dining hall while the other halves,M.S. Physics in 1978, Won “Alan T. Waterman which usually is fairer halves, played tambola inAward”. common room. The gathering was larger the previous year but not much larger. The food and beverages?BANGALORE CHAPTER ORGANIZES DINNER arrangements were again wonderfulBraving the unseasonal sharp rains, the Bangalore flu It must have been somewhere around 1987 or so thatepidemic, a deluge of IITDians turned up for the the executive committee committed the seriousDinner Social at the Dromi on June 20th, 1992. An blunder of expanding the range and magnitude ofentire wing of the DROMI had been set aside and the association’s activities. The first mistake they made wasair was vibrant with the gallant alumni crowding the to make printing of newsletter a regular affair. This wasbar, the lovely ladies splashing colour and the kids quickly followed by a second mistake of compilingcharging around, thoroughly enjoying themselves. address of a large number of alumni to whom the Newsletter was mailed regularly This resulted in a considerably increased awareness about AA’s activities and this awareness was immediately reflected in attendance at AGM which was several times more than previous years. Gone were the day s if cozy comfortable meeting in small hall like Aravali Hostel’s dining hall. Now the AGM has to be held in either Seminar hall or Convocation hall. ? Malhotra: Retires after 28 years of active Prof. R. C. participation in nurturing growth and setting traditions of IITD. His reflections “I and my family in fact have grown with the Institute. Members of the IITD family including those who are now it’s alumni have been guinea pigs to very many of my scatter Golden Moments 25
    • brained ideas some of which have been adopted. In that ? Kumaon Hostel celebrates its Silver Jubilee. sense my ties with IITD are “eternal” as put by you. All G.P. Kedia (B.Tech.`69) becomes President of ? of us who are part of any Institute have no part someday IITDAA. on retirement. However, memories and friendships ? Yogesh Jaluria (’70) & Dr. Vijay.P. DAA: Prof. remain with us.” Bhatkar (’72) ? INTEREST GROUP MEETINGS COMMON The very first CIG meeting on 17th September, 1994 and was attended by 20 alumni. The meeting was addressed by Mr. William I Mc Millan, President of Power Measurement Ltd., Canada. The second CIG Meeting on Friday, October 15, 1994 saw several ideas being discussed, from preparation of databases to buyer-seller meets. 1995: ? Raju is appointed as the Director on 9th Prof. V.S. January. ? Microelectronics & VLSI Design is started M.Tech. in with full industry support, the first such initiative at the Institute. N.K. Pande (M.Tech.`71) becomes President of ? IITDAA. Professorial Chairs are created at IITD. ?? 1993, C D Gupta (1970Chemicals)2nd Oct.organised the first “Jinx Olympics” at the Institute’s MS (Research) Programmes are started. ?Sports Grounds ?contribute Rs 1.1 Crores to the Corpus fund. AlumniB ATC H? O F 1 9 7 2 E L E C T R I C A L G E T- ? PGM: Harmeet Singh TOGETHER ? Rajat Gupta (‘71) DAA: Mr. Always ready for a free lunch the batch of 1972 electrical responded enthusiastically to the call for a get 1996: together at the Country Club, Sainik Farms. It was a IBM Solutions Research Centre (India) is established ? reunion after 20 years. Hosted by RS Pawar of NIIT at the Institute. fame, the dinner was attended by 20 guys from the Additional wings are constructed in Karakarom, ? batch. Most came with wives and children and the total Aravali, and Nilgiri hostels for boys. attendance exceeded 50. ? Mukerji (B.Tech.`72) becomes President of Amitabh?Theatre’s Programs by IITDAA. IITDAA.The IITDAA put up two plays in this year at the ? in Construction Technology & Management M.Tech.Seminar Hall: the first, Shriram’s Centre “Sabse Bada is started with full sponsorship by Larsen & ToubroNautankiya Kaun”on November 7, 1993 and the Construction Group.second Naya Theatre’s “Kamdev ka Apna, Basant Ritu ? Grant for New Faculty (RGNF) scheme is Researchka Sapna” –a Hindustani adaptation of Shakespeare’s introduced to provide startup funds.Midsummer’s Nights Dream by Habib Tanvir. Bothplayed to packed houses and full marks to convenor RajKhanna and SS Anand for a job well done.1994:? Nakra is appointed officiating Director onProf. B. C.1st July 1994.?The first IPR policy document in the IIT system isprepared by FIIT & IITD.26 Golden Moments
    • DAA: Mr. Y.C. Deveshwar (’68) & Prof. S.R.? “Planning is the second part. You must have a plan, both Kulkarni (’72) short-term and long-term, that meet the needs of both? - 1996IMPACT partners. Yes, both of you will have to make some sacrifices, IMPACT an acronym for INDUSTRY, MARKETS but both of you feel that the plan, if successfully AND PRODUCTS-ALUMNI CONTRIBUTION implemented, will be satisfactory to you”. TO TECHNOLOGY is an opportunity to experience “The most important issue is flexibility. With a two career services and products developed by Alumni-owned family, particularly if you have children, get used to organizations, cleverly juxtaposed with open house expecting the unexpected. Make the best of each discussions, forums and seminars. unexpected situation. Communicate and plan on a regular basis, and flexibility will help you cope with inevitable plan changes to accommodate things you did not expect”.1997: ? Foundation has been set up in USA on IIT Delhi? programs are introduced.Dual Degree initiative of Dr. Naren Gupta , Chairman , IntegratedNodal Centre for Upgradation of Textile Education? Systems Inc. ,Sunnyvale, California and Mr. Rajat (NCUTE) is established. Gupta, Managing Director , Mckinsey & Co. Inc., Chicago, Also the IIT Delhi fund set up by Fedelity? MBA in ManagementTwo Year Investment in Boston. Systems and three year MBA (part-time) in Technology ? Pledge administered to graduating students of Management are introduced. convocayion by Prof. V.S. Raju, Director, IITDSuresh Srivastava (B.Tech.`69)? “I…………………of the Indian Institute of becomes President of IITDAA. Technology, Delhi hereby pledge that it shall be my? In Power GenerationM.Tech, constant endeavour to be scrupulously honest in the Technology is started with discharge of my duties as engineer and scientist; to NTPC sponsorship. uphold the dignity of the individual and the integrity of the profession; to utilize my knowledge of? Naren K. Gupta (1969)DAA: Dr. technology and science for the glory of the Institute? Programmed for high Performance.Naren Gupta: and in the service of the country and mankind atCrossing a revenue of $100 million in 1996 from less large.”than $25 million in 1991, the company is cited asamongst the best in the US by various business 1998:magazine.It came as no surprise to anybody when he was awarded ? Prof. Anurag Shrama (Physics) is awarded the SSBthe Director’s Gold Medal as well as the President’s Prize.Gold Medal for the best performance in the B.Tech. ? (B.Tech.`71) becomes President of K.K. DharGraduating class of ‘69. Following his exemplary IITDAA.performance at IIT Delhi, he went on to M.S. from the DAA: Prof. A. J. Paulraj (‘73) & Mr. Vinod ?California Institute of Technology and Ph.D. in Mahendroo (‘74)engineering from Stanford in 1974.Naren views on two career families are simple: “If you 1999:are professional couple, you have a choice: make yourmarriage happy and full of satisfaction , or make it ? batch of Electrical Engineering constructs The 1972miserable . I believe that it easier and, of course, more an additional wing to Jwalamukhi hostel andfun to enjoy a happy two career marriage, with or dedicates it to Prof. P.V. Indresan.without children. ? Vinod Khosla (DAA1995) contributes $5 Alumnus”What are the secrets? They can be summarized in three Million to set up the school of informationword – Communication, Planning and Flexibility. Technology.Open communication based on mutual respect helps both Varun Arya (M.S.`81) becomes President of IITDAA. ?husband and wife understands their spouse’s ambitions, ? O. P. Sharma (‘67) & Mr. Vijay Thadani DAA: Dr.fear, desire, and limitations. Husbands have a special role to (‘72).play here, because wives, particularly of an Indianbackground are often hesitant or even afraid to express 27th Nov.‘99, Professor Dogra passes away at the age ?their true feelings. of about 90 years. Golden Moments 27
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    • Dogra Chair is set up by IITDAA with a corpus of 20? ?DISCUSSION ON “IS ECONOMIC PANEL lakhs. PROSPERITY NO LONGER LINKED TO? When he helped found IITs in 1951,· Spotlight: POLITICAL UNCERTAINITY?” Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minster, wanted A panel discussion on “Is Economic Prosperity No elite that could build the great state-sponsored power Longer Linked to Political Uncertainity?” was held on plants, dam, and bridges so badly needed in the newly 9th September, 1999 at 6 pm at Seminar Hall, IIT independent country. The planners drew on Delhi. Massachusetts Institute of technology as a Model and on UNESCO for funds to build the first campus, in 2000: Kharagpur near Calcutta, in a former British prison for ? Vrat is appointed as the officiating director Prof. Prem Indian Political detainees. Five other campuses on 1st July, 2000. followed. In Kanpur, Delhi, Bombay, Madras and most recently Guwahati. ? Sirohi is appointed as Director on 13th Prof. R. S. December, the first alumnus to achieve this?The government stands to reap huge rewards as IIT distinction.grads invest in India and draw it further into the circle ? Singh (B.Tech.`73) becomes President of Rajendraof global trade and prosperity. “These Indian will play akey role in the resurgence of India”- Vijay Sahni, IITDAA.country head for Arthur Andersen’s India operations Technology Business Incubation Unit (TBIU) is ? established. ? Anil Sood (‘71) , Prof. G. P. Agarwal (‘74) DAA: Mr. This was message sent to the alumni who either joined ‘69 or left in ‘74 & Mr. Hari S. Bhartia (‘79) Time has flown. It seems like just yesterday that we ? Lecture Series Partnership were packing our bags and saying farewell at IIT, ?to take advantage of the synergy among In order leaving for our first jobs or for higher studies. Little did different association, the Alumni Association has been it cross our minds that we may not meet again as a organising lecture meetings since the last two years and group for 25 years? Yes, 25 years have passed. Each one in that series, two such events were organised of us has remained in touch with just a few, and has lost The first programme was held in collaboration with contact with the majority. But now the opportunity Delhi Management Association and Delhi Chapter of has come to renew old friendship, a one-in-25-year Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering. The topic chance to meet again our tutorial groups, hostel mates, chosen was “India Can Do It”. It was held on the 25th class mates, RCA mates, and revive for a few days the November 2000 at seminar Hall, IIT Delhi. spirit of camaraderie that was IITD. Dates Friday, December 25, 1998 to Monday, ? IITDAA Bhagidari Programme December 28, 1998. On 8th of May 2000 the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Shiela Dixit established “Bhagidari” programme between IITDAA, Delhi Government and THINK TANK IIT Delhi. The inauguration of this programme was Think Tank is aimed as an apex body from the made was a joint session in the Senate Room of IIT Association side to interact as often as required and Delhi, which was addressed by the Director of IIT possible with the top management of the Institute Delhi and the President of IITDAA. (consisting of the Director, both Deputy Directors and all Dean) with the Following objectives. ?and enhance the excellence of IIT Delhi, To sustain to enable it to play a greater role in our national development. ? eminent alumni to keep their alma- To encourage mater and the Association in mind and to partake in their development and enhancements by ? the training and placement of IIT Helping in Delhi students and alumni. ? greater interaction of the Institute Facilitating and the Association with the industry and outside world. Golden Moments 29
    • CORE PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN· NCR (East Chapter) organised a one day symposium on “Role of Technology in The Growth of Small & ? –Q shelter · Design of bus Medium Enterprises in the Global Environment” at ? Design of Information Technology Kiosks· 22nd November 2000. The symposium was ? Distance learning programme· inaugurated by the Minister of State for Science and ? Different aspects of pollution control norms· Technology Sri B.S. Rawat. ? of Vocational Technical Education Evaluation ? HELEN KILLER AWARD NCPEDP Programme· Mr. Pradeep Gupta, B.Tech, Electrical Engineering ? Model design for inter-state Bus Terminal· 1975 batch, was honoured by the NCPEDP Helen Rain water harvesting model Keller Award. The National centre for Promotion of Employment for Disable?- 2000:IMPACT people (NCPEDP) beganIIT Delhi Alumni Association, Department of work four years ago.Management Studies IIT Delhi and Foundation For The award was given at aInnovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) jointly ceremony at the India Habitatorganised IMPACT 2000 on 11th and 12th of Centre on 2nd Dec., 2000 byFebruary 2000. This year, the theme of IMPACT 2000 Mrs. Sonia Gandhi.was “International Convention and Exhibition onTechnology & Management Solution for the NewMillennium”. The Convention and Exhibition 2001:inaugurated by Mr. N. Vittal, Central Vigilance ?Resource Centre for Value Education in NationalCommissioner of India. Engineering (NRCVEE) is established with support from MHRD. ?program in Engineering Physics is started. B.Tech. ? in Telecommunication Technology and M.Tech. Management and MBA in Telecommunication Systems are started with a one-time endowment from Bharti Foundation. K.K. Muthu (M.Tech.`72) becomes President of ? IITDAA. ? Energy Studies (CES) installs solar Centre for photovoltaic roof as an integral building component in the synergy building (one of the two such systems in India). ? Pradeep Gupta (‘75) , Mr. Manvender DAA: Mr.?Farewell Function of Prof. V. S. Raju Singh Banga (‘75) & Dr, Hanwant B. Sing (‘68)On July 14th 2000, IndianInstitute of Technology Delhi ?from Ms. Sheila Dixit, CM, Delhi to MessageAlumni Association organised a IITDAA: “The Bhagidari Scheme of this Governmentfarewell function in honour of is one such collaboration effort between the IIT DelhiProf. V. S. Raju at the Senate Alumni Association and the Government in as diverseRoom, IIT Delhi. It was well areas as information technology, transport system, rainattended by Executive water harvesting, pollution control and management ofCommittee members of IIT education.Delhi Alumni Association and The guidance and inputs provided by IIT DelhiProf. Prem Vrat, Dy. Director Alumni shall help this Government to improve theand Dean of IIT Delhi. NCR (East) Chapter of IIT living conditions as well as make Delhi a better city toDelhi Alumni Association live in.”30 Golden Moments
    • 2002: US Federation for NRI Contribution?Himadri hostel for girls is constructed. A trust opened in the USA where NRI alumni can?The country’s first-ever supercomputing facility for contribute to the Institute with Tax ExemptionBioinformatics & Computational Biology is possibilities. Mr. Sandeep Tyagi is working on formingestablished. an IIT Federation Association. Address of Sandeep?M.Tech. reverts to a four semester program. Tyagi given below who can be conducted regardingR.K. Verma (B.Tech.`75) becomes President of? contribution to the Institute and formation of IITIITDAA. Federation.? Solutions, the first faculty-studentKritikalcollaboration starts at TBIU. 2003:? at Inter IIT sports meet IITD wins theClean sweep ? The decennial curriculum review report isMen’s, Women’s & Staff shields. implemented.? Prabhat K Dubey (’70), Prof. Chandra S.DAA: Dr. ? CARE (Centre for Applied Research in Electronics)Vikram (’73) & Prof. Subhash Kak (’70) designs, fabricates and tests for the first time in the country, a 35 GHz micro- machined antenna on?IMPACT’02: silicon.IIT Delhi Alumni Association and foundation of ? Chawla (B.Tech.`73) becomes President SudarshanInnovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) jointlyorganised IMPACT’02 on 5th and 6th April 2002 at of IITDAA.IIT Delhi. This year, alumni association hired the CARE develops and experimentally validates a new ?service of exhibition India Pvt. Ltd. to manage the electro-thermal model for active thermographyexhibition part of IMPACT’02. The theme of this year simulations.IMPACT was “Seminar cum Exposition on ? Sodha (ex. Prof. Physics) is awarded the Prof. M.S.Convergence Technology”. Shri Vijay Goel, Hon’ble Padma Shri.Minister of state, PMO office, inaugurated this seminarcum exposition on convergence technology. ? Anoop Gupta (’80), Mr. Vijay Mahajan DAA: Dr. (‘75) & Dr. Gobi R. Padmanabhan(’71) 2004: ? for boys is constructed. Satpura hostel ? Sirohi, the Director, is awarded the Padma Prof. R.S. Shri. ? Jain (B.Tech.`73) becomes President of Sushil K. IITDAA. Prof. Sunita Jain (ex HUSS) is awarded the Padma ? Shri. ? Akhil Gupta (‘73), Ms. Padmasree Warrior DAA: Mr. (‘82) & Dr. Madhu Sudan (‘87).?O.P. Jain, Memorial Lecture - Obituary onProfessor(1922-1999)Prof. O.P. Jain, Former Director, IIT Delhi left for hisheavenly abode on January 5, 1999.? Alumni Association organised a lecture onIIT Delhi“Strategies for Building Sustainable CompetitiveEdge” on 22nd February 2002 at All IndiaManagement Association Auditorium, ManagementHouse, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003. All India ? VISION 2020Management Association, Delhi Management The IITD Alumni got together at a conclave organizedAssociation and IIT Delhi Alumni Association jointly by the IIT Delhi Alumni Association on 18th Februaryorganised this lecture series. 2004 at Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi. Around 1000 Golden Moments 31
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    • alumni attended the proceedings. The best minds met Director, Prof. M.N. Gupta, Dean, Postgraduate and a document was screened. Some of the prominent Studies and Research and Prof. Manoj Datta, Dean, speakers at the meet were Dr. P Rama Rao (Chairman, Alumni Affairs and International Programmes IIT Review Committee), Mr. RS Pawar (Chairman, During this tour, the IIT Delhi team interacted with NIIT), Mr. HS Bhartia (Co-chairman & MD, JOL) over 150 alumni at New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, San and Mr. KK Dhar (Director, Crosslink Polymers Pvt. Francisco, Waterloo and Montreal. Ltd.) who presented “VISION 2020”. ? “Public Governance Dividends – The Seminar on Rajat Gupta is the First Alumnus to be Chief Guest Road Ahead” at IITD convocation AIMA invited IITDAA members to a very interesting seminar on “Public Governance Dividends – The Road? sort was created when IIT Delhi invitedHistory of Ahead” on 10th December 2004. Inaugural addressRajat Gupta, a Distinguished Alumni and Senior was by Mr. Shivraj V. Patil. Keynote address was by Mr.Partner, Mckinsey & Company to be the Chief Guest at Roger R Stough. Sessions was held on “Managing forthe 35th Convocation held on 14th August, 2004 public Purpose”, capacity Building, Civil Society.“It’s a great honour and privilege to be invited” said Valedictory address was delivered by Mr. T. S. KrishnaRajat Murthy, CEC of India. Workshops were held the next day to brainstorms and solutions for Good Governance. Education and human values were found the number one issue. ?INDIA 2004 TIECON The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE), a professional organization established by silicon valley achiever of the Indus region, for promotion of entrepreneurship and nature of entrepreneurs, organized a two days conference on 20-21 December 2004 at Delhi, focusing on “Entrepreneurship in a Golden Age: Engine of Growth”. Its Delhi chapter is headed by Sri Saurabh Srivastava (IITD Alumus).? “RIGHT TO INFORMATION”Seminar onA workshop titled Empowering citizens with the Right ? National Geographic Channel in Alliance with IITto Information was organised on 27th August, 2004 at Delhithe Seminar hall, Mr. Arvind Khejriwal, an IIT National Geographic Channel and IIT Delhi enteredKhargpur alumnus from PRIVARTAN, made an into a path breaking alliance for a national hunt forexcellent presentation on how Right to Information THE UNNOVATOR OF THE YEAR and THEwas being used in Delhi to increase accountability, YOUNG INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR. The aimquality, combat inaction and corruption. was to identify and recognize outstanding innovators? Memorial Lecture “Making HighDirector and concepts that have the potential to improve the wayTechnology Work for the Poor” of life of Indians and encourage, enhance and cultivate the spirit of enterprise. By Dr. R A Mashelkar, Secretary DSIR & DG CSIR, New Delhi. The IITDAA organised the director’s Memorial lecture in fond remembrance of the Director of IIT Delhi who had guide the activities of the Institute and are no more with us. On this occasion the service of Prof. R. N. Dogra, Prof. N. C. Nigam, Prof. O. P. Jain and Prof. N. M. Swani were remembered.?IT Delhi Team Meets Alumni at USA and CanadaA four member team from IIT Delhi visited USA andCanada in the first half of September 2004, heldmeetings with Alumni and visited some universities.The members of the team were: Prof. M.G.K.Menon,Chairman, Board of Governors, Prof. R.S. Sirohi, Golden Moments 33
    • 2005: ? Ranks IIT Delhi No1 India Today Some things are always obvious. As expected, The 10? Kothari is appointed officiating DirectorProf. D. P. top engineering colleges were dominated by the IITs,on 7th April. and IIT Delhi was ranks at No-1.Prof. Surendra Prasad (Electrical Engineering) is? appointed as the Director on 31st October.Amar Nath & Shashi Khosla School of Information? Technology starts a MS(R) in Information Technology.Vivek Luther (B.Tech.`73) becomes President of? IITDAA.? Survey of India Today ranks IIT Delhi asAnnual No.1 Engineering Institution of India.DAA: Mr. K. Venkataramanan (’66), Dr. Krishan? Sabnani (’75) & Dr. Raghuram G. Rajan (’85)? to Prof. R S SirohiFarewell Prof. R S. Sirohi was given a hearty farewell by IIT Delhi Community, IIT Delhi Alumni and Institute Senate. The faculty and staff remembered his accomplishments during this tenure of more than 4 years as Director, IIT Delhi. Prof. Sirohi was the first IIT Delhi Alumni who became its Director. ? at Washington D.C. PanIIT 2005 The PanIIT 2005 meet was held at Maryland, Washington D.C. on 20-22 May, 2005. Prof. M. G. Menon, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Delhi led the IIT Delhi Team. Prof. D. P. Kothari, Acting?Chinese Premier Visit at IIT Delhi Diector, Prof. Manoj Dutta, Dean Alumni Affair and International Programs. Prof. V. K. Shrivastava, Dean His Excellency Mr. Wen Jiabao, Premier of the State IRD represented by Yogesh Andlay, Secretary, IIT Council, People’s Republic of China visited IIT Delhi Delhi Alumni Association. and addresses the students on April 12, 2005 in Dogra Hall. ? Summer Picnic 2005: By IIT London Chapter Well over a hundred alumni, family and friends attended the IIT London Chapter annual picnic held34 Golden Moments
    • on Sunday 4th September 2005. The picnic location ? Opportunities for India in the Knowledge Seminar on was a 7-acre lush green Bonsai Nursery owned by Economy IITian Peter Chan, about 50-mile south London. IIT Delhi Alumni Association in association with?PEARL REUNION -2005 P I F O RT ( Pa n I I T Fo u n d a t i o n f o r R u r a l Tr a n s f o r m a t i o n ) o r g a n i s e d a s e m i n a r o nThe IIT Delhi organizes the Pearl Reunion-a reunion “Opportunities for India in the Knowledge Economy”after 35 years for its alumni since 2005. Several on 28th September 2005 at Dogra Hall. Hosted by IITprogrammes are held as a part of the reunion. Initiatives Delhi, the keynote speaker was Sam Pitroda,like plantation of trees are also the chief highlights. Chairperson, National Knowledge Commission; who? Team Attends IIT Delhi ExcellenceIIT Delhi gave an insight into the frame of reference of theFoundation Board Meeting at New York. knowledge commission.? Delhi team attended the Board Meeting ofVisiting IIT ? Interaction with Dr. Raghuram Rajan on Lecture CumIIT Delhi Excellence Foundation at New York on 24th January 13, 2006May, 2005. The meeting was hosted by Mr. Ash Gupta. Dr. Raghuram G. Rajan (B.Tech. – 1981 – Electrical)Prof. Menon, Prof. Kothari and Prof. Dutta Economic Counsellor and Director of Research at theParticipated. Mr. Yogesh Andlay attended as a Invitee. International Monetary Fund, USA visited the campus on 13th January. Dr. Rajan is also the recipient of IIT2006: Delhi Distinguished Alumni Award – 2005.I2Tech, the? first ‘Open House’ is held at the Institute. ?Warrior Picks top Tech Award for Motorola Padmasee Padmasee Warrior, E, Motorola?Zanskar hostel is established. Executive Vice President and?Yogesh Andlay (B.Tech.`79) becomes President of Chief Technology Officer,IITDAA. Motorola and the driving force? Transport Engineering is started by theM.Tech. in behind the company’s recentDepartment of Civil Engineering. growth and innovative successes,?Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inaugurates the accepted the 2004 NationalBharti School of Telecommunication Technology & Medal of Technology AwardManagement. from President George W Bush on behalf of her company, at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on February 13, 2006. ? The Journey within IIT ROX – IIT ROX – The Journey within, an entertainment film conceived and developed by the student of IIT Delhi and produced at the Educational Technology Service Centre IIT Delhi, is a one hour film devoted to campus life at IIT Delhi. The film is in the nature of reminiscences of these 5 individuals, who are now working in difference positions and are recalling their experiences of student life at IIT Delhi during Alumni meet. ? Chair Lalit Mehra?India Today- AC NIELSEN-ORG-MARG annual Lalit Mehra (1966) instituted a chair at IIT Delhi insurvey ranks IIT Delhi as No.1 Engineering Design and Manufacturing Science. At MoU signingInstitution in the country. ceremony, he shared a very touching personal episode.?Survey conducted by QS Education Trust of London He said that he had received scholarship while studyingfor the World Universities Rankings Award in 2005 at IIT from the institute. After graduation, with a job inplaces the IIT System among the top fifteen Asian hand, he went home and shared the good news with hisuniversities. mother. His mother immediately asked him in Punjabi?Faculty Research Travel Award (FRTA) is created with “College wich tenu te wazifa milya, tu ki kitta?” (youa $500,000 endowment from alumnus Anurag Dixit got scholarship during college studies, what have you(B. Tech. ‘84, Computer Science). done for the college?) these words had left an indelible? Asim Ghosh (’69), Prof. Renu MalhotraDAA: Mr. impression in Lalit and he stated a scholarship at IIT(’83) & Mr. Navin Chaddha (’92) Delhi almost within the first year of his career.? P.S. Rana (’70), Mr. Ravi Uppal (’73), Mr.DASA: Dr. ?Ramamurthy joins as Chairman, Board of Prof. V.S. Ashwini Gupta (’74) & Mr. Pradeep Singh (’79) Governors. Golden Moments 35
    • ? Rajat Gupta to Inspire IITian to InvolveA talk by Mr. “Formula 1 Car” develop by students under SAEand Transform India society and Entrepreneurship Development Cell.The IITDAA and PanIIT organised a penal discussion& dialogue with Mr. Rajat Gupta former ManagingDirector and now Senior Partner of Mckinsey and Co.Worldwide, Distinguished Alumni of IITD, ViceChairman , IITDAA and also Chairman PanIIT Inc.,USA on the conference theme an IIT alumni –movement “ To Inspire IITian to Involve andTransform India” on 4th August 2006 at seminar hall,IIT Delhi. ? Director Memorial Lecture IIT Delhi Alumni Association o r g a n i ze d t h e Di re c t o r’s Memorial Lecture on 8th November 2006 at Seminar Hall, IIT Delhi. The Lecture was delivered by Mr. Asim Ghosh (69/BT/ET), Managing Director & CEO, Hutch and Distinguished alumni awardee 2006.?MOU between IITD and NTPC ? Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC)Public sector energy major NTPC and IIT Delhi, has Launchedsigned a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a The Entrepreneurship Development Cell for IITTwo Year full time M.Tech Programme at IIT Delhi on Student and alumni was launched on November 20th“Power Generation Technology” on 7th June, 2006. 2006 at IIT Delhi.The MoU has been signed as part of collaboration ? Formula‘69between NTPC and IITD in area of research, technical Formula69 is a science-fiction Film that was made inprograms, new ventures etc. IIT Delhi using a special technique (codenamed Gln technique). It is a light hearted adventure of 3 IITians who use their crazy inventions to save the world from a2007: gang of Biochemical terrorists. The film was released?Annual Survey of Inda Today ranks IIT Delhi No. 2 nationwide.Engineering Institution of India. ? Kite Flying? Indresan (ex Electrical Engineering) isProf. P.V. The IITDAA organized Kite Flying programme on 27th August, 2006 at Cricket Ground, IIT Delhi. Theawarded the Padma Bhushan. main attraction of the event was Bhai MianV. Sethuraman (B.Tech.`70) becomes President of? Jammaluddin, a Delhi-based Kite Flying expert who IITDAA. had gained expertise in flying more than 100 Kites on a single string.? Sanjay Khosla (‘73), Prof. Mohit RanderiaDAA: Mr. (‘80) & Dr. rajiv Laroia (‘85)?Mr/ Lalit Mehra (‘66) & Mr. Sandeep TyagiDASA: (‘90)?Music Club-256hertz The Alumni music club -256hertz has been formed.? CarFormula 1 Alumni Association supported many student initiated activities this year. Significant amongst them are Golden Moments 37
    • 2008: ? Pearl Reunion of Batches 1972 & 73 (Mar 2009)? mentoring of IIT Punjab (Ropar) with theIITD begins IIT Delhi organized the third Pearl Reunion - reunionfirst batch of student admitted in a separate program after 35 years - for its Alumni who passed out in 1972and accommodation within the IIT Delhi Campus. and 1973 on 1st and 2nd March 2009. About 70 alumni with 30 spouses attended the reunion.?School of Biological Sciences (SBS) is established. ? THE EXECUTIVE MEET ON “POWER SECTORM.S. Bawa (B.Tech.`76) becomes President of? IN INDIA” IITDAA. The Executive Meet on “Power Sector in India –? Awarded the Best S & T Innovators AwardIIT Delhi Opportunities and Issues n Thermal Power by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Generation” held on 30th November 2009 at Senate for contribution to innovations in the KVI sector. Room, IIT Delhi. There were six panelists:? of Chemistry startDepartment ? Rajendra Kumar, Secretary (Power), Shri ShriM . Te c h . i n M o l e c u l a r Government of NCT of DelhiEngineering.? Chopra (Ex. Physics)Prof. K. L. Prof. P. V. Indresanis Awarded the Padma Shri.? K. Malik is awarded Prof. Rajanthe SSB prize.? Alok Aggarwal ‘(80),DAA: Dr. Prof. K. L. ChopraProf. Devang Khakhar (‘81) &Mr. Vineet Agrwal (‘83).? Mr. Vishnu Dusad (‘80 & ‘82)) & Mr.DASA: Jaswinder Singh Chadha (‘90) ? Nath, Chairperson, Central Electricity Shri Rakesh Authority, Min. of Power, Govt. of India2009: ? Verma, Member, Central Electricity Shri V.S.? Seth (MechanicalDr. Kiran Regulatory CommissionEngineering) is awarded the ? Shri. K. Ramanathan, Dist. Fellow, TERIPadma Shri. ? Gupta, CEO, Indiabulls Power Limited Shri RanjitDAA: Prof. Alex Pothan (‘78),? ? Shri Subhranshu Patnaik, Executive Director, Prof. Sharad Malik (‘85) & Mr. PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd K. Ananth Krishnan (‘85 & ‘88) Dr. Kiran Seth ? Shri A.K. Gupta, Central Electricity Authority, Min. ofRavi Kapoor (B.Tech.`82)? Power, Govt. of India becomes President of IITDAA. ? focused on the efforts of Government to The panelists create opportunities and Issues and hurdles related to developers in India. ? Get together event IITDAA East NCR Chapter (Dec.13,2009)38 Golden Moments
    • ?IITDAA NCR East chapter organized a get together on “Through this event, we reach out to ‘IITD Alumni inDecember 13th at Kailash Institute of Nursing, Greater Leader Positions’ extend them to our alma mater andNoida. It was a fun filled day for the 27 alumni and other constituents of our alumni.” -their families, who made it to the event. Ravi Kapoor President, IITD Alumni Association.?Mr. Sandeep Goel (B.Tech Mech., 92 batch)We thank I2 TECH OPEN HOUSE – 2010 APRIL 24 ?for organizing the entire event and handling the The Open House 2010 hosted by the Indian Institutecomplete logistics and food at the venue. of Technology, Delhi on April 24, 2010 was indeed a? REUNION BATCH OF 1994 (DEC.25CRYSTAL door-open to check out what goes inside the classes andTO DEC.26, 2009) labs of IIT-D for working out solutions to the existing needs of human existence. Conducted as an annual? reunion of the 1994 graduating batch ofThe 15 year exhibition, Open House has been a ritual ofIIT Delhi was organized on 25th and 26th December technocracy and acts as an interface of the institute with2009. Over 65 alumni from all over the country as well general public. It also has a special focus on schoolas overseas participated, many with their families. children. Nearly 300 projects of the students as well as of the faculty were exhibited. Prof. S.K. Saha, Mechanical Engineering Department was the Chairman and Dr. Mahesh P. Abegaonkar, CARE, Vice-chairman of the event.? of the reunion was hosted at Best WesternThe first dayResort in Manesar. The families checked in at lunchtime, and the program was kicked off with a cricketmatch, which the alumni participated enthusiasticallyin. After the cricket match, it was time to recapture oldmemories as alumni read out their yearbooks back from1994. ? ABOUT SPORTECH Sportech is the annual sports festival of IIT Delhi held on 26th-28th February 20112010: at IIT Delhi. It is an annual? Pratibha Devisingh Patil inaugurates thePresident event organized by the Boardyear long Golden Jubilee Celebration on 16 August. of Sports Activities. It entails the participation of aGirnar Hostel for boys is constructed.? humungous number ofDAA: Prof. Harbir Singh (‘75), Prof. Rahul Pandit? colleges in and around north (‘77) & Dr. Jai Menon (‘86). India. Various sports like cricket, football, hockey, basketball, table tennis and football are played and?THE LEADERSHIP CONCLAVE 2010 on 17, participation is encouraged.April at Welcomhotel Sharaton, New Delhi ? SPORTS MEET INTER IIT Ever since its inception 50 years back, IIT Delhi has been actively involved in the promotion of sports among its students. Not just IIT Delhi, all IITs have had a similar trend and this is primarily the reason the concept of an annual inter IIT Sports meet was introduced. It also provides an opportunity to the students from different IITs to share their culture and value systems. The responsibility of holding the inter IIT sports meet was welcomed by the IIT Delhi administration with arms wide open. Preparations began more than 2 months prior to the team and the team was highly enthusiastic. Golden Moments 39
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    • Golden Jubilee year 2010-11The Start of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations……………? PATIL inaugurates Golden JubileePresident attended the event (Around 150 alumni and theirCelebrations families/ guests). More than 20 people from senior“Educational institutions like the Indian Institutes of batches (60/70/80s) joined the eventTechnology (IITs) are the crucibles where all these three iv. Mumbai Chapter: Around 50 Alumni turned upforces can interface with each other. Here, young for the event. With entertainment & music, the ideastudents while studying science disciplines must of celebration was appreciated by everyone. Theyinculcate a good value system,” said the President of have scheduled their AGM on 26th Sept.India, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, on Monday, 16August, 2010 at IIT Delhi. v. Hyderabad Chapter: They had an event on 7th Sept. evening which was a great success. vi. Dehradun Chapter: They had a good event on 5th Sept. at Industrial Research Development Establishment of DRDO where 25 alumni with families were present. All members of respective chapters did the stupendous work, especially Prof. B.S. Sahay, Dr. Deepak Dogra and Dr. Ashok Panjwani of Gurgaon Chapter, Mr. Rohit Koshy and Mr. Deepak Mirza of Chennai Chapter, Mr. Anil Chandiramani and Mr. Gaurav Goyal of Mumbai Chapter, Mr. Rajesh Agarwal of Dehradun Chapter, Mr. Naresh Agarwal of Bangalore Chapter and Mr. Sanjay Gadhalay of HyderabadMore Celebrations..... Chapter.?SWARN SWAGATAM - 2010IIT Delhi Alumni Association’s Chapter OutreachProgram ‘ Swaran Swagatam 2010’(Swarn Swagatam: AGoldenWelcome to Our New Alumni-Batch 2010). The‘Swarn Swagatam’ had been a great success:? Welcome to Our New Alumni-BatchThe Golden2010 was held at our various Chapters duringSeptember.? are as under:The details i. NCR(South)-Gurgaon Chapter : Moods&Melody – Music & Dinner held on 4th Sep 2010 at MDI, Gurgaon. More than 200 people participated in ? JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS ON 28th GOLDEN the event. Sponsorship of Rs.3.40 Lakhs was raised OCT‘10 by the organizing committee IIT Delhi Alumni Association held grand celebration ii. Chennai Chapter : Picnic cum Dinner - 5th Sep of its Golden Jubilee Year and organised a function on 2010 . They had AGM, annual cricket match and 28thOct‘10, starting from 5.30 pm at Students Activity musical night as part of the program. They had a Centre(SAC), IITD. To augment the nostalgia and record number of 35 alumni attending, with intensify the excitement, the event was open to IITD families, the highest so far at Chennai events. Faculty, Students, Alumni and their family. The Including guests and family members, there were 73 program began with an Exhibition ‘Books by IITians’: a people who attended the event display of books written by Faculty, Alumni & Students iii. Bangalore Chapter: They had a great event on Sep of IITD. A Professional Musical Program was arranged 18 at Hotel Royal Orchid. More than 200 people to keep everyone enthralled. The artists included Amit Golden Moments 41
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    • a very cold evening of 15th January,2011, that the ? ON CONSCIOUS ORGANIZATIONS LECTURE gathering of 1966-1967 batch-mates of B Tech courses – THE NEW PARADIGM of IIT Delhi took place. The get-together of the alumni National Resource Centre for Value Education in of the first two batches of the institute was made possible due to the dogged co-ordination efforts of Mr. Engineering, Department of Management Studies Hari Om Gupta-1967 batch & the gracious hospitality along with IIT Delhi Alumni Association organized a of Mr. Amar Jit Bakshi Who hosted the wonderful lecture on “Conscious Organizations – The New evening Paradigm”, by Prof., Bentley University on 23rd November 2010 starting from 5 30 p.m. to 7 30 p.m.?CIV WORKSHOP AT IIT DELHI ON SEP in the seminar hall. It was followed by a display of books19,2010 on Conscious Capitalism and related areas. The entrepreneurship orientation workshop ? DISCUSSION ON “GOVERNANCE OF PANEL conducted by CIV in association with Nurture Talent DELHI-GAPS & HOW TO FILL THE SAME” Academy was a runaway success. It was attended by 65 potential entrepreneurs. We had to extend the duration IIT Delhi Alumni Association under its Social outreach of the session to 4 hours from the scheduled 3 hours. Program Committee initiative organised a Panel The inspiring stories and suggestions from the three Discussion on the following theme, held from 4 PM experts (Mr. Hitesh Oberoi (CEO, InfoEdge), Mr. onwards, in Senate Room on, the 4th Dec,2010. The Shashi Munjal (President, IITDAA) and Mr. discussion topic was “Governance of Delhi-Gaps & Himangshu Vaish (Secretary, IITDAA) would certainly How to Fill the Same”. The distinguished panel result in some participants taking the entrepreneurial consisted of the following: Mr Omesh Saigal, IAS, route Former Chief Secretary, Delhi Govt., Mr Ramesh Negi, IAS,CEO, Delhi Jal Board, Mr Prashant Bhushan,?ICTN 2010 Senior Advocate Supreme Court, Mr B.V. Rao, Editor Department of Textile Technology organized `Governance Now`, and Mr K. Mahesh, President International Conference on Technical Textile and D e l h i Ad m i n i s t r a t i o n O f f i c e r s Ac a d e m i c Nonwovens (ICTN 2010) at the Indian Institute of Forum[DAOAF] . Technology’s campus in Delhi from November 11th to ? FAMILY PICNIC - 23RD JAN, 2011 13th November 2010. The main objective of the conference was to bring together industry, research The calendars were marked. It was picnic time. The organizations and academia involved in field of annual Pan IIT picnic was held on 23rd January 2011 technical textiles and have meaningful discussions on at, IIT Delhi with Quiz, Games, and Networking being existing technical textile products, exploring major events. Just like the previous years, it was one possibilities for new product development, tapping fantastic event with food, beer and plenty of time to domestic and global market potentials for new catch up with your old buddies and reminisce. It was products and innovations and finally to come up with attended by more than 450 alumni and their families. suitable strategy for the overall amelioration of technical textiles in India. Golden Moments 47
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    • Awards and honoursPADMA BHUSHAN AWARDEES is part of the NIIT group. He is a member of theWe are pleased to inform you that our alumni have been International Business Council of World Economicbestowed upon with the Padma Bhushan Awards. Forum and the founder member of NASSCOM. Bestowed Padma Bhushan Award for the year 2011 for? Indresan (ex ElectricalProf. P.V. his contributions to Trade and Industry Engineering) is awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2007 PADMA SHRI AWARDEES ? Prof. N.K. Gupta (Applied Mechanics) is awarded the PadmaDistinguished Alumnus, Shri.? Shri in 1990 Vindi Banga (B.Tech., Mech. Engg., 1975), President Foods, Home & Personal Care Unilever London bestowed Padma ? Sodha (ex. Prof. Physics) Prof. M.S. Bhushan Award for the year is awarded the Padma Shri in 2003. 2010 for his contributions to Trade and Industry?Distinguished Alumnus, Prof. Paulraj (Ph.D., Elect. ? Sirohi, the Director, is Prof. R.S.Engg., 1973) Professor at awarded the Padma Shri in 2004Stanford University and also anHonorary Visiting Professorwith Bharti School at IIT Delhi,bestowed Padma BhushanAward for the year 2010 for hiscontributions to Science and ? Prof. Sunita Jain (ex HUSS) isEngineering. awarded the Padma Shri in 2004?Distinguished Alumni Shri. YC Deveswar is the manbehind the spectacular growth ofITC as a leading FMCGcompany. He was born on 4thFebruary 1947 and pursued his ? Chopra (Ex. Physics) is Prof. K. L.Mechanical Engineering from Awarded the Padma Shri in 2008IIT Delhi. He is also a formerstudent of Harvard BusinessSchool and Cornell University,USA, has been serving asChairman of ITC for the past 15 years and is the ? Dr. Kiran Seth (Mechanicalrecipient of the prestigious UN-IBC Global Leadership Engineering) is awarded the PadmaAward for 2010, bestowed Padma Bhushan Award for Shri in 2009the year 2011 for his contributions to Trade and ?Industry?Distinguished Alumni Shri. RSPawar studied in Scindia School, AWARDS TO IITD FACULTYGwalior and graduated from IIT The Institute has an outstanding faculty with severalDelhi. He is the Chairman of national and international recognitions and laurels.NIIT Group, which is highly During the academic year 2008-2009 the followingpopular in providing customized honours and awards were bestowed to the InstituteIT training. NIIT Technologies faculty:50 Golden Moments
    • 11 The “Marshall Star” of Huntsville, USA published a long article on the commendable research accomplishments of Dr. PKC Pillai of the Department of Physics of IIT Delhi during his association with the NASA. 12 Dr. SC Kak (Ph. D, 1970, EE) has been selected for the award of “ Science Academy Medal for Young Scientists” of the Indian National Science Academy. The medal is accompanied by a cash prize of Rs. 6500/. 13. Professor Ashok Kumar Ganguli has been elected as a Fellow of Prof. Shiban K. Koul receiving the IEEE fellow plaque from IEEE President-Elect 2010, Prof. -Moshe Kam the Indian Academy of Sciences (2010) for his contributions to1 Prof. S. Basu received distinguished alumni award from chemistry Department of Chemical Engineering, Calcutta 14 Pr o f . C h a n d r a S h a k h e r, University on Jan 16, 2010 Instrument Design Development2 Professor Ashok Kumar Ganguli has been elected as a Centre has been Awarded SPIE- Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences (2010) for his Fellow_2011 for achievements in contributions to chemistry. enriching the field of Speckle3 Professor Bhim Singh has been elected as a Fellow of Metrology by inventing IEEE, USA for his contributions to active power filters techniques of measurement. and multipulse AC-DC converters.4 Professor S.K. Koul has been elected as a Fellow of 15. Prof. N.K. Gupta, Henry Ford Chair IEEE, USA for his contributions to Analysis and Emeritus Professor, IIT Delhi was Design of Microwave and Millimeter wave awarded in 2007 for his Components and Circuits contributions to "Plasticity and5 Professor Bishnu Pal, Elected Fellow of OSA The Impact Mechanics". Optical Society (USA) in 20096 Prof. Charusita Chakravarty from Chemistry ? TECHNOLOGY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Department, received the Bhatnagar Award for year 2009 Dr. Harinder Ahluwalia, 1966, B.Tech, Electrical, has been bestowed upon with the Technology Achievement7 Dr. V.M. Chariar of the CRDT has been invited to serve as Member of the Governing Council of the Award at the Annual Awards & Gala Night of Indo- “International Institute of Waste Management Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC). He is (IIWM) Bhopal” for a period of 3 years presently President of Info-Electronic Systems based in8 Dr. VN Arora, Assistant Professor, Department of Montreal, Canada. Humanities and Social Sciences, was listed in the latest ? AAAS FELLOWSHIP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD edition of the International Directory of Specialists in American Studies, published in New York on the basis ? (an alumnus of IIT Alok Sinha of his publications on American Literature. Delhi, 1978 batch) has been elected a Fellow of the American9 Prof. HB Mathur of the Department of Mechanical Association for the Engineering was nominated by the Ministry of Heavy Industries to the Steering Committee formed by the Ad va n c e m e n t o f S c i e n c e Ministry for guiding NIDC in preparing a Project Cum (AAAS). He has been recognized Feasibility Report on setting up of “National Institute for distinguished contributions for Research and Development of Internal to the field of mechanical Combustion Engines”. engineering, particularly on the vibration analysis of10 Prof. DS Varma, Head, Department of Textile mistuned blades in jet engines and robust control Technology, was elected fellow of the Textile Institute algorithms. (FTI) Manchester Golden Moments 51
    • ? of Seventy Seven (BOSS) AWARDS 2008-The Batch ? BOSS AWARDS BY IIT DELHI 2009-1009 The following students received the BOSS AwardThe Batch of Seventy Seven (BOSS) AWARDS for the (instituted by the batch of 77) in the convocation 2010,year 2008-09 have been awarded to the following in the held on 7th and 8th August 2010.just concluded convocation 2009, in variousdisciplines: NAME DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT NAME Jessica Tomar Bio-Tech. and Biochemical Civil Engineering Anil Mittal Engineering Mechanical Engineering 1-Jainesh Sinha Gaurav, Rahul Agarwal Civil Engineering 2- Mittal Kunwer, 3- Shreyash Sinha Chemical Engineering Vivek Singh Sagar Singh Chemical Engineering Textile Technology 1-Prateek Sabharwal, 2- Meenakshi Garg Electrical Engineering Rohit Lohani Shweta Goel Electrical Engineering Computer Science and 1-Abhishek Bansal, 2- Raghav Bhagat Mechanical Engineering Engineering Sidharth Agarwal Siddharth Brohmo Electrical Engineering 1-Akhil Kumar Gawar, 2- Choudhury Mechanical Engineering Apoorva Garg Avadhesh Narayan Engineering Physics Chemical Engineering Bhushan Suresh Shinde Abhishek Sharma Engineering Physics Biochemical Engineering Abhishek Jain Nikita Bhutani Textile Technology and Biotechnology Mahesh Ahlawa Textile Technology Golden Moments 53
    • OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD FORNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (OCND AWARD)IIT Delhi Alumni Association, starting year 1999, decided 2002-2003to honour IITD Alumni with “Outstanding Contribution ? Dr. Prem Vrat, 74, Ph.D, Mechanical, Vice Chancellor,Award for National Development”. UP Technical University,The Purpose: ? K. Manocha, 66, B.Tech., Electrical, Mr. Satish? exceptionally outstanding contribution ofTo recognize President, Kaplony ConsultancyIIT Delhi alumni to National development. ? K. Manchanda, 71, B.Tech., Mechanical, Mr. Ashok?To enhance the awareness of achievement and Director, NUCON Engineers Pvt. Ltd.contributions of IIT Delhi alumni in various aspect of ? Kant, 78, M.Tech., Computer Technology, Mr. Suryanational development. President, TCS America? greater networking and interaction withTo develop 2004-2005outstanding IIT Delhi alumni to further enrich the ? Mr. Yogeshwar Kumar, 74,B.Tech., CE, Secretary,activities of IIT Delhi Alumni Association. JANSAMARTHSelection Criteria: ? Kumar Purang, 71, B.Tech., Mechanical & Mr. Pravin? achievement and excellence in the chosenExceptional 73, M.Tech., PR, President & CEO, Globalfield. Consulting Associates? role/ Role Model Statues.Leadership ? Prof. Trilochan Sastry, 81, B.Tech., EL, Professor, IIM?national development.Impact on ? Mohnot, 85, B. Tech., Electrical, Chief Mr. Navyug Executive Officer, QAI India? in Developing of talent.Contribution 2005-2006? effort.Pioneering ? Rear Admiral Ravinder Mohan Bhatia, 67, B.Tech.,? to Ethics and values.Commitment Mechanical, Chairman & Managing Director,OCND Awards presented to: Mazagon Dock Ltd.1999-2000 ? Kumar Singhal, 70, B.Tech., Electrical & Mr. Yogesh? Bedi, 93, Ph.D., Humanities & SocialDr. Kiran 72, M.Tech., EL, Project Director, GSAT 2 ISROScience, Indian Police Service Sattallite CentreØ Mr. Pradeep Gupta, 75, B.Tech., Electrical, MD, ? Dr. Ramesh Awasti, 71, B.Tech, Chemical, 76,Cyber Media (India) Ltd. M . Te c h . , C h e m c i a l , C O - C O N V E N O R ,2000-2001 MASUM,NGO 2006-2007? Chand, 69, B.Tech., Mechanical, ExecutiveMr. RohitChairman, AXIS-IT&T Ltd. ? Ghosh, 68, B.Tech, Chemical, Former, Dr. Prodipto Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of? Mahajan, 75, B.Tech., Electrical, MD,Mr. Vijay IndiaBASIX ? Mitra, 75, M.Sc, Physics, & 78, Ph.D, Dr. Sugata? Vinoo Caprihan, 82, B.Tech., Chemical,Mr. Arjun Physics, Chief Scientist with NIITPrincipal Engineer, Invetech Pty Ltd ? Kalra, 85, B.Tech., Electrical, President, Mr. Sanjay?Mr. Nabankur Gupta, 70, B.Tech., Electrical, Group Tech Mahindra Ltd.President & Wholetime Director 2007-20082001-2002 ? Nagabhushan, 75, M.Tech., Electronics, Mrs. Rashmi? Chakravarti, 70, Ph.D., Physics, AdvisorDr. A.K. Director, Thermadyne Pvt. Ltd.Ministry of IT ? Rai, 83, B.Tech, Civil, Chairman, NDMC Mr. Parimal? Tandon, 67, B.Tech., Chemcial, MD, AlfaMr. Satish ? Oomen Koshy, 96, Ph.D., Management, Dr. DarlieLaval (India) Ltd. Director, National Institute of Design.?Sarma, IAS, 86, M.Tech., Energy Studies,Dr. E.A.S. 2008-2009? Agarwal, 87, B.Tech., Electrical, CEO,Mr. Prabaht ? Batra,71,B.Tech,Electrical, Chairman & Mr. SanjivParsec Technologies MD, MMTC Ltd.,? Narayana Dasa, 76, B.Tech., Mechanical,Dr. Satya ? Bansal, 72, B.Tech, Chemcial, Chairman, Mr. B.M.Chairman, Jiva Inst.of Vaisnava Studies Indian Oil Corporation Limited54 Golden Moments
    • Golden Moments 55
    • Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA) The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor conferred by IIT Delhi on its alumni, given in recognition of outstanding and conspicuous contribution made by the alumnus of the institute in various walks of life namely-academic, research, business, and industry or public life/service service within country or abroad. Award Year 1992 Award Year 1993 Award Year 1994 Award Year 1995 Prof. P.K. Kaw, Ph.D., 1966 Mr. Vinod Khosla, B.Tech, 1976 Prof. Yogesh Jaluria, B.Tech., 1970 Mr. Rajat Gupta, B.Tech, 1971 Dr. Jai N.Gupta, B.Tech,1967 Dr. Vijay. P. Bhatkar, Ph.D., 1972 Mr. R.S.Pawar, B.Tech, 1972 Award Year 1996 Award Year 1997 Award Year 1998 Award Year 1999Mr. Y.C. Deveshwar, B.Tech., 1968 Dr. Naren K. Gupta, B.Tech.,1969 Mr.Vinod Mahendroo, B. Tech, 1974 Dr. O.P. Sharma, B.Tech, 1967 Prof. S.R. Kulkarni, M.S., 1972 Prof. A.J. Paulraj, Ph.D, 1973 Mr. Vijay Thadani, B.Tech., 1972 Award Year 2000 Award Year 2001 Award Year 2002 Award Year 2003 Mr. Anil Sood,B.Tech, 1971 Mr. Pradeep Gupta, B.Tech., 1975 Dr. Prabhat K Dubey, B.Tech., 1970 Dr. Anoop Gupta, B.Tech, 1980 Prof. G.P. Agarwal, B.Tech., 1974 Mr. Manvinder Singh Banga, B.Tech., 1975 Prof. Chandra S. Vikram, Ph.D., 1973 Shri Vijay Mahajan, B.Tech, 1975 Golden Moments 57
    • Mr. Hari S. Bhartia, B.Tech, 1979 Dr. Hanwant B. Singh, B.Tech. ,1968 Prof. Subhash Kak, Ph.D., 1970 Dr. G. R. Padmanabhan, Ph.D., 1971 Award Year 2004 Award Year 2005 Award Year 2006 Award Year 2007Ms. Padmasree Warrior, B.Tech, 1982 Dr. Krishan Sabnani, B.Tech.,1975 Mr. Asim Ghosh, B.Tech, 1969 Mr. Sanjay Khosla, B.Tech, 1973 Dr. Madhu Sudan, B.Tech, 1987 Dr. Raghuram G. Rajan,B.Tech.,1985 Prof. Renu Malhotra, M.S., 1983 Prof. Mohit Randeria,B.Tech., 1980 Mr. Akhil Gupta, B.Tech., 1973 Mr. K. Venkataramanan B.Tech., 1966 Mr. Navin Chaddha, B.Tech, 1992 Dr. Rajiv Laroia, B.Tech., 1985 Award Year 2008 Award Year 2009 Award Year 2010 Dr. Alok Aggarwal, B.Tech., 1980 Prof. Alex Pothen,M.S., 1978 Prof. Harbir Singh, B.Tech., 1975Prof. Devang Khakhar, B.Tech.,1981 Prof. Sharad Malik, B.Tech., 1985 Prof. Rahul Pandit, M.S., 1977 Mr. Vineet Agrawal,B.Tech, 1983 Mr. K. Ananth Krishnan, Dr. Jai Menon,B.Tech, 1986 M.Sc & M.Tech.,`85 & `88 Dr. Amarpreet S. Sawhney, B.Tech., 1987 58 Golden Moments
    • Distinguished Alumni Service Awards (DASA) IIT Delhi recognizes the efforts and contributions made by its Alumni towards the development and progress of the Alma Mater by conferring the Distinguished Alumni Service Awards each year. The following Alumni have received this award since its inception in 2006: Award Year 2006 Award Year 2007 Award Year 2008 Dr. P S Rana, B.Tech, 1970 Mr. Lalit Mehra, B.Tech, 1966 Mr. Vishnu Dusad, B.Tech,`80 & M.Tech,`82 Mr. Jaswinder S. Chadha, B.Tech, 1990 Mr. Ravi Uppal, B.Tech, 1973 Mr. Sandeep Tyagi, B.Tech, 1990Mr. Ashwini Gupta,B.Tech, 1974Mr. Pradeep Singh, B.Tech, 1979 Support Awards 2009-10 for Contribution to the activities of IITDAA a. Prof. Ashok Gupta, Dean AA & IP b. Mr. Lalit Mehra c. Mr. Vijay K. Saluja d. Mr. Pradeep Gupta Student Award By IITDAA I2 TECH OPEN HOUSE 2010 - AWARDS Best Projects - Winner (Rs. 15,000/- ) i) Polymer - SPION Hybrid Systems for Combined Cancer Targetting & Imaging Student: Shweta Mahajan Golden Moments 59
    • Dept./Centre: Polymer Science & Technology iii) Biogas Enrichment & Bottling: Ventricular ApplicationBest Projects - First Runner Up (Rs. 5,000/- ) Student: Meena Krishania, V.K. VijayI) Star lifting System for physically disabled Student: Anurag Singh, Akshat Goel, Ashish Kumar Deptt/Centre: Rural Development & Technology Singh, Ravi Bhasti, Ritesh Singh Deptt/Centre: Mechanical Engineering ALUMNI AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICEii) Domestic Chairlift 2009-10 Student: Aayush Khandewlwal, Tanuj Verma, Kasturi ? Prof. Surendra Prasad Chairman of IITDAA presented Behra, Apoorva Pandey, Nutan Gunjyal, Aman IITDAA Alumni Award for Community Services for Deptt/Centre: Mechanical Engineering 2009-2010 to Mr. Maun Prakash, for his initiative andBest Projects - Second Runner Up(Rs. 2,500/- ) significant contribution towards improving the quality of life at the campus of IIT Delhi,. The award consistedii) Multitouch Interaction of a Certificate and a Cash prize of Rs.15,000/-. Student: Sachdanand Swami Deptt/Centre: Electrical Engineering Golden Moments 61
    • Khatta MeethaYear 1977 Humko Lungi mangta.OH: IIT DELHI by an alumnus ? A new andolan is revolutionising Jwala today. In what promises, a wing of Jwalaites has launched the Lungi? of Engineering and Technology when IIt was college Promotion Association (LPA).joined in 1962. With the Chinese aggression it wasupgraded to IIT and from then onwards life became ? LPA - Lungi-wallon Nara lagao, Nara (Pronouncedinteresting. We were given a room each in Shivalik narrha). The slogans being Two legs are better than one.Hostel. I, of course, got one of the much dreaded rooms Join the LPA. Member-s-hip open. No strings attached.which have their windows opening on the balcony. -One size fits all-No LPA member will ever get caughtRagging was in progress and you could see hawks all in the zipper-Our credo has no loopholes-To Pee, liftover the place looking for Doves. However, as time here (instructions included)-Lets take their pants off-passed friendships developed and life in hostel became Switch to a Lungi, and youll never feel like taking it off-interesting. This had a severe effect on the college life. signed Nara-in Pant (no pun intended), President,People started getting ideas and there were frequent LPA.cases of chalk-throwing on the teacher taking a period You Can See After Deathjust before the lunch break, or explosion of cigarette ? If you compare the range of activities of IIT Delhilighter bombs or locking of class room from outside. Alumni Association with those of other colleges ofThe climax came when, in our class, the Chemistry Institutions, you would find that IITDAA is muchteacher was mentally assaulted by too much noise, more active with a very wide range of activities, and thatbench thumping and mysterious noises made by is natural. After all IITs are different from otherscratching of shoes on the floor accompanied by loud Institutions.thunder of crackers. The whole class was fined Rs. 10/-each. Surprisingly, this only worsened the situation ? donate eyes, Age, sex etc. is of no Anyone canfurther. consequence. Even if the donor was waring glasses, had undergone cataract surgery, even then the cornea can still be used for transplant. Eyes have to be removedYear - 1979 within 6 hours of death. This is done by eye bank free of"THE FEMININE SOUP" by A.K. Bhatia charge. The procedure takes only 10-15 minutes and? issue of this news letter it was reported thatIn the last leaves no scars or disfigurement. Within 72 hours lightsthe executive committee had discussed whether or not are switched ON in the life of two blind persons, eachthe girls should be allowed to visit boys rooms in their getting transplant in one eye.hostels. Take My Heart …….. Please!? of the nation, the IITDian are demandingThe cream ? the first time we met when I entered your I rememberunanimously that it should be allowed. The demand cantilevered IIT Gate and was mesmerised by yourhas been put forward through Students Affairs Council architecture, gardens, and playing field. Your mainand all other General Secretaries are supporting it. building lawns, as always, were excrutiangly perfect,?The situation, as is clear from the stand taken up by the arranged to soften the view of the many concrete blockstwo parties, is that the students find it absolutely and buildings behind it.normal and socially acceptable that the girl friends ? rattled as the auto bumped over the Sick My tin trunkmay visit their rooms and when so desired by them-and Bay speed breakers, and I gaped at your RCA divingeven if their parents do not find it alright-it should be board, and sped towards your red-bricked UG hostels.acceptable because after all this is a case in which the Winter came early that first year, as I kept pace withstudents are affected not their parents. The "New your regimen of notice boards, grades, practicals,Society" would accept it. minors, hostel activities, elections, OAT movies, surd shop overnights. I was always in awe of you as Id religiously walk 12 minutes, twice a day to your altar-IIYear 1990 E 16 or something."LUNGI PROMOTION ASSOCIATION" by Sunil ? me now. Just tell me what to do, and I lay “So you haveAgarwal my life in your hands." Said I, the sixteen year old, to? nahi mangta, Humko wo nahin magta, tohHumko ye you dear IIT. Since then, Ive tried to serve you as well asphir kya mangta? I could. The things Ive done to win your heart!62 Golden Moments
    • ? You: You said one minor, three tutorialsI Slogged for world. "All I need is on A this time", said my friend.a week, I worked my backseat off for you. Its not easy The old grade sheet scent of lost efforts hung in the air.sitting through seven hours a day in your main "Screw the IIT yaar", said another who just wanted tobuilding, doing almost absolutely nothing. Except get out and was biding his time. "Ill take my final gradewhen you looked me in the eye, and Id answer just to passport and just push out from here".make you feel good that I may have been listening. But I needed more. Thats right dear IIT, it wasnt really? for You: Come minors or practicals, thereI lost Sleep the final grade sheet that I worked for. Its You I workedwas scarcely a week when I had not put in at last on for-your smile, the warm embrace of your power. In theovernight shop teas, followed be frantic appreciation of innocent eyes of me the young adult, this power was thewhat you thought Id listened to in your lectures (I world.never did). You asked me to, and I did it. I was smitten ? I became scared of the real world As I stepped out onby you. I never reasoned why. my pre-final year factory training, I realised how far? for You: I knew youd feel terrible if youI Cogged removed youd kept me from the real world. Like thefound out that I never paid attention to what you possessive embrace of an ignorant parent with his headtaught. So I let you believe that you were doing a good buried in its own bosom. I think youve been away fromjob. I cogged your practicals. I often cogged in your the real world for so long that you really dont knowminors. You felt you were heard me say "I am nor really what its like. And I am not talking of technique andinterested, it doesnt relate to my experiences." But I technology updates. I am talking of a real world ofbuild my value systems around what thought would relating to people. I am a misfit when it comes to this.please you. ? Theres more to education than is classified in your? Family and School Friends: I used to waitI Neglecting Library Yes I am talking of educating a young adult foreagerly for letters at lunch time. I knew thered be at his first and most impressionable time. You dont justleast something from back home. Love and concern reward him for his artificial intelligence. You encouragepoured by parents or eager tell me its really that great his human intelligence. Or at least dont discourage itnote from school friends. Seldom did I reply. I was so with your packed time table, your faculty which findtaken up by your magic that time ceased to exist for any the blackboard more interesting than student, yourthought beyond you. data bank of finely quantified grades-which mark the?all interaction with a world beyond yourI cut off individual statistic. You know what that does toboundary Walls: The rest of the worlds become a someone in love -it translates into his self-worth. And itSector III bus stop. All that it offered was some late is through this quantification that he relates (or tries tonight movies and maybe a dinner out for a change. relate) to the real world.Newspaper headlines seemed uninteresting-they were So shape up. Do your part. Learn to relate to the realno competition to the attention you consumed from world, and then encourage me to learn to do it. Andme. you will be amazed at what a JEE cleared chap can do?You blow Hot and Cold: You never saw me as a person. with this right relationship.All your love for me was quantified neatly in A, B, C, D, P D K by O P MarwahU,….If ever I slackened off, you rebuked me sharply, ? a student of M.Sc. (Physics). We were all She. She wasand almost immediately. You had my life in your hands, studying for M. Tech. in radar engineering and thoughtand you drilled it in equations, academic banter, and studies in Physics were quite another view of life. Wefacts. Dont you think you could have made me feel were so materialistic and addicted to cost benefitmore welcome. You never really wanted me to relate to analysis that we thought all advanced studies in Physicsanything in the reality beyond your walls. Yet I trusted were a sheer waste of time. But it did not matter. As menyou, and said, "You know best." we held the view that in any case all studies done on girls?Others: Its obvious. You reward the As asYou Love were a sheer waste. However, when we attended theyour real children. You pat them and stroke them, and periods taught by lady professor in Microwaves, weyou tell me every day that I am not as good enough. All kept that view outside the class room. But in the case ofyou reward is academics. Mrs. A, we had mixed feelings. The gang of ten military? so much to me I let it affect myself worth "IYou matter men who wanted to understand the science and art ofam not as good enough". The thing is I need to hear it. radar technology was subjected to the teaching ofNot all the time, but once in a while at least tell me you Buddha, these were quite understandable. But the classlove me - me as an individual. Dont you remember, I room was kept alive more due to the requirements ofhave left my friends and family for you. And I am not weather and needs of the blackboard. As thealone, my whole wing of first time away from home temperature increased, the writing on the wall dictated Golden Moments 63
    • shawl to taken off. The gang smoking the cigarettes down that the Bangali Babu sai "Howrach" and there thought of cabaret performance in the background of was a bigger laughter including that the ladies and it radar technology equations on the blackboard. lasted as long as the train lasts on the Howrah Bridge. She. She wore Punjabi Kurta and Salwar and was quick Hail the Gang, Hail PD K. footed and had to answer the greetings of the complete gang. Because one of us was her friend and we all know Must it be Breed apart? that and the gang must respect it fully the sake of Him. “BELIEVE IT OR NOT” He. He was the quietest of us all. He was always hiding by Sandeep Kohli, Kumaon Hostel. somewhere just at the time of the class, he would ? to meet her classmate in a boys hostel. A girl, comes suddenly emerge from nowhere. His method was so Whilst they are both engaged in working, the door is subtle that there was no suspicion on his where about. bolted from outside, and not opened despite a lot of Where this nowhere was we did not know till S found it protests from within. Next, crackers are burst outside out. It was a sunny spot and from that spot he could the door, and a lot of merry making occurs. Finally, gaze at the sun and alternately at She sitting at the same when the door is opened and the girl emerges from spot sitting in the class. So S came to know that She within, she meets a group of, suddenly turned docile knew he and vice versa. And then the gang came to boys. But that, is not all. Upon emerging from the know of He and She. hostel the girl finds that her bike is temporarily missing. In the net party we cornered him and demanded details Latter an apology team lands at Kailash, and begs them he feigned ignorance. The gang knew how to get thing not to report the matter and jeopardise worthy careers. out. A number of large ones were sent down the throat The boisterous manliness pleads in tears. of Him. He stated talking of the sun, of the spot of the Do you believe all this happened at IIT Delhi? sunset and of the sonnet. But the gang would not give Does anyone have an answer? up. Liquor preserves everything except secrets. The IAS Topper Talk to you intellectual in the wearer of Salwar Kameez and appears to hail from the land of two and half rivers. The Bangali Postscript in the gang said He is the Southy and She is the wearer ? says, "Dont treat me like a dharmasala. The Institute of Salwar Kameez and appears to hail from the land of By all means sit for the Civil Services exam, but do it two and half rivers. The Bangali in the gang said he had after you do justice to the M.Tech. Programmes." better experience and found that this land of two and ? says, "If you are not serious, give someone The faculty half rivers has nothing to do with a Salwar Kameez. It else a chance. Someone who may not be as brilliant as was the product of high class tailoring and wearing. The you, but is far more committees". Kayasth of the gang thought that. Wearing of clothes had nothing to do with regional discrimination these ? says, "What if I dont get in. Service The student days and last at the IIT. The Madrasi of the gang hardly conditions for engineers are poor in India. I have to get understood the problem as he was busy partly with the out. You lay the rules; I will work around the system and drinks and partly with the talk. He forces another beat it. After all. You owe it to me. Dont you know I am couple of large one down the throat of him. He sang brilliant". some songs of his local village but kept the secret awry. This same brilliance will find a way out of every system for The Sardarji of the gang was busy telling how He and personal gain. Notice these excerpts from his famous She ran the same computer programs for different interview. problems and got dissimilar result on large print outs which they carried to look as computer users. In fact the FIRST DAY IN IITD by Anup Gulati `71 Sardarji had written a few of these programmes for ?about it - IT is value for money. You can roll No doubt Him. He could write these for anybody if one needed along fairly comfortably at around Rs. 1,500per year. computer papers for other uses. But with all this computer talk, the spot or anything else was not clear Tuition is 200pa, the hostel is 100 pa and the food and He was still silent as Budhha about God. (including occasional "doubling") is Rs. 750 pa (Veg., and Non-Veg. or Both!). And this expense is for duds But soon we reached the threshold. But now the like me. And once more brain, and you get thrust on youngest of the gang poured rwo Patiala types for you a merit or a merit-cum-means scholarship (25% of everybody and these has to be finised soon as the ladies the guy get this) - that Rs. 75/- per month and free were waiting for the food to be served. He gave up and tuition. Anyway it is easy to indulge in ones simple told the truth, and the whole truth. Sirji, he said to the pleasures. gang leader. She is my P D K, I mean P D K and everybody was blank. S clarified that PDK stood for A coke is 25p (and you can always- like Tojo- bum one Pind Di Kuri. There was a loud laughter of the whole if you hang around long enough at Panditjis), wills gang including that of Sardarji. Hardly had it died filter (pack of 10) is 60p cp is 30p away (route no 4564 Golden Moments
    • from RKP sec-III) and a movie at freshly renovated that you knew a Jai Gupta in the past, but this couldnt Odeon Rs. 2.80/-. possible be the Jai Gupta you remember. Girls - or , their complete absence is our major problem. Your possible confusion, brings to mind a story I have The sex life is several strained. Kailashites are all the heard about a distinguished American educator and M.Sc. types- formidable, cold and aloof. Besides, they philosopher at Columbia University during the early are all older then us. B.Tech has nothing going for it. 1930s. And the days of meaningful relationships with the It seems he retired in a suburb outside of New York and LSRites are still years away. began selling eggs and vegetables as a hobby. Well, one day a wealthy neighbour called to order eggs. None of the children who, usually delivered the groceries wereYear 1992 available. So he went to house of affluent neighbour toBrain Drain: deliver the groceries himself. Out of habit he went to? It is well -known fact that a number of highly trained the front entrance but was promptly ushered to the ear engineers and scientists from the five IITs migrate entrance where all deliveries were to be made. regularly from India to USA, Australia, Europe and A few days later, he was the guest speaker at a local affair other countries. Traditionally, periodic debates are held where his wealthy neighbour was in the audience. As he on the issue and often on wonders if but-for this brain- speaks, his neighbour learned over to a friend and said drain India would have been much better-off than it is. "that man looks just like my egg man". One also wonders if this migration can justifiably be So if you think I look just like egg man or Jai Gupta you classified as unpatriotic. The question being discussed knew long time ago, you may be right! here is whether this migration is really a brain-drain or ? for inviting me here for the Convocation. It I think you brain-bank, a term used in the article Brain Drain: an will solve a little domestic problem also for me. God IIT Experience in Science Today, March 1991. bless my wife Shahsi. She has refused to believe for the last 18 years we have been arried that I was a IIT DelhiAcceptance Speech by Dr. Jai N. Gupta graduate. Often she thought it was ITI (Industrial? of my former professors and colleagues I know some Training Institute). Perhaps she relates to what I do. She might be somewhat puzzled today. After all, Gupta is a knows for sure that IIT products only great engineers very common name and some of you may be thanking and great scientists like Professor Kaw. With Best Compliments From Golden Moments 65
    • With BestCompliments From
    • BOOKs by IITDians:DR. MALTI GOEL : A BOOK ON “CO2? strategy, performance alignment, SEQUESTRATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR and people management. Swapna CLEAN ENERGY” Kishore, an “This book is very useful for the alumnus of 1978 scientists, technologists and batch of IIT policy makers working on clean Delhi, is a environment and climate management change”. consultant and Dr. Malti Goel completed her author living in Bangalore. D . I . I . T. i n 1969 and Ph.D, Solid State Physics from IITD ? BHAGAT CHETAN in 1973. She has served in the Chetan Bhagat is the author of four Government of India, Ministry of blockbuster novels, Five Point Science & Technology (1982-2008) Someone (2004), One Night @ the and is currently Visiting Faculty at Call Center (2005) The 3 Mistakes JNU, Delhi in Science Policy. of life (2008) & 2 States (2009). Seen more as a youth icon than just an author, this IIT Delhi/ IIMPROF. HARBIR SINGH? Ahmedabad graduate is making Professor Singh (B.Tech, India read like never before. Time Magazine named Electrical Engineering, 1975) him as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the recently authored a book, The World. India Way: How Indian Firms Are Revolutionizing ANIRBAN MUKHERJEE ? Management, published in Love, a Rather Bad Idea is a 2010 2010. This book chronicles the n ov e l w r i t t e n b y A n i r b a n drivers of success of leading Mukherjee, an alumnus of IIT Indian firms in the two decades Delhi and IIM Calcutta. It is a since 1990. He is best known for contemporary take on the young his research on strategic alliances between firms and his Indian graduate student. Set articulation of the key drivers of competitive advantage against the dazzle of the college jointly developed by partnering firms. festival at IIT Delhi, the book uses humor to bring out the various? RAHEJA: A NOVELISTTUSHAR facets of student life and the related tradeoffs around An engineering graduate from IIT aspirations, career, friendship and social belonging. Delhi, Run Romi Run is Tushar Raheja’s second novel. He is currently ROCK-BEE... THE BOOK FOR ALL THE ? pursuing a ROBOTICS ROCKSTARS doctorate in RoCK-BEE stands for Robotics Competition Operations Knowledge Based Education in Engineering. It is a Research from IIT book about learning through the experiments. . It tells Delhi. about the values of life, learning concepts, importance Anything for you, ma’am, his first of teachers and it makes one remember that there is a novel, was published while he was zing of life which has to be enjoyed in whatever still at college and continues to be a condition one may be in. It is not only about Robotics, bestseller. it is about passion of following one’s dreams. As the feedbacks suggest anybody from any sphere of life willALIGNING FERRET: A BUSINESS NOVEL? enjoy it Aligning Ferret is a business novel by Swapna Kishore ? HEARTBREAKS & DREAMS! THE GIRLS @ IIT and uses an engrossing story to illustrate the ‘Heartbreaks & Dreams!’ is a delightful and funny implementation of concepts related to organizational Golden Moments 67
    • attempt at depicting ? IN KHAKI’ ‘HUMAN circumstantial challenges ?packed Seminar Hall of The jam intrinsic to a college campus IIT, Delhi witnessed the release of characterized by a skewed sex- ‘Human in Khaki’, a compilation of ratio, cut-throat competition, true stories from the life of IITian grueling course work and a turned cop Ashok Kumar. Awarded largely geek population. Seen the best writer of the year award in through the eyes of a confident 1986-87 at IIT Delhi, he is an avid reader of Hindi, and intelligent yet simple, English, Bangla and Russian literature. Co-authored by middle-class girl, the book journeys through the most Lokesh Ohri, a cultural activist, the book generated vulnerable and youthful times of her stay at IIT. Parul tremendous interest among the aspiring civil servants, (Agarwal) Mittal did her B. Tech. in Electrical as well as the serving officers and the common man. Engineering from IIT Delhi in 1995. “Heartbreaks & The chief guest at this well-attended release function Dreams!” is her debut novel. was former super-cop Kiran Bedi.68 Golden Moments
    • Other BOOKs by IITDians: Sr Name Degree Batch Book Name 1 Alok Sinha M.Tech 1978 " Linear Systems: Optimal and Robust Control," 2 Amarjit Singh Bhatia B.Tech 1970 Nano Science and Carbon Nano-tubes 3 Ameer Kohli B.Tech & 1989 & M.Tech 1993 DARK AND DARKER 4 Amitabh Bagchi B.tech 1996 Above Avrage 5 Anil Bhatnagar 1979 Water the Roots; Let the Leaves Take Care of Themselves 6 Anil Kumar Garg M.Tech 2000 Shear Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Box Culverts: In SI and Customary Units. 7 Anjan Ray M.S. 1984 Just Beyond… 9 Arun Sikka B.Tech 1978 The Kabab Maker 10 Ashok Kumar B.Tech 1986 & & M.Tech 1988 Human Ki khaki 11 Bhaskar Sinha M.Tech 2002 Green Notes from ASSOCHAM and Agriculture QA for PO 12 Bhola R. Gurjar Ph.D. 2000 6 books 13 Biplab S.Bose B.Tch 1969 MARKETING MANAGEMENT 14 Darlie Oomen Koshy Ph.D. 1996 Garment Exports: Winning Strategies 15 Deepankar Aron B.Tech 1994 World Heritage Site of Uttarakhand 16 Deependra Prashad M.Tech 2004 New Architecture and Urbanism: Development of Indian Traditions 17 Dhruv Nanth B.Tech 1977 & & Ph. D 1982 Cracking the MBA Admission Interview & GD 18 Dr Harish K Ahuja M.Tech 1994 Reforming Power Sector Reforms & Ph.D. & 2008 Multiple Conflicts, Democratic solution 19 Dr Mahendra Patel Ph.D. 1973 Mineral in Paper Manufacturing 20 Dr. Ajitabh Ambastha Ph.D. 2003 GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS 22 Dr. Deepak Dogra Ph.D. 1996 14 books 23 Dr. Gulshan Wadhwa M.Tech 1989 "Practicals in Bioinformatics" 26 Dr. Niranjan Mangla B.Tech 1980 Controlling Dynamic Stall with an Electrically Actuated Flexible Wall 27 Dr. Shailendra Palvia 1967 4 books on the subject of Global IT Management 28 Dr. V. K. Kothari B.Tech 1971 Textile Fibres: Development and Innovations 29 Dr.K.Ramalingam Ph.D. 1996 Power System Transients- A Statistical Approach 30 Dr.Sanjeev Saxena 1983 Java for Scientists and Engineers 32 Gurdeep S Hora The Unspelt Voices 34 Harsh Snehanshu B.Tech 2011 Oops! I Fell In Love! 35 Inderpal Singh Mumick B.Tech 1986 Materialized Views: Techniques, Implementations, and Applications 36 Jayashankar M. Swaminathan B.Tech 1992 Indian Economic Superpower: Fiction or Future? (World Scientific Series on 21st Century Business) 37 Jayram Bhaskar B. Tech 1977 A System Verilog Primer 38 Jitendra Behari DIIT 1968 Biophysical Bone Behaviour: Principles and Applications 39 Kailash Jayaswal B.Tech 1988 Administering Data Centres 40 Kanwal Krishen Muthu B.Tech 1972 Industrial Engineering Handbook, Golden Moments 71
    • 41 Malti Goel DIIT 1969 Sequestration Technologies for Clean Energy 42 Ms. Swapna Kishore B.Tech 1978 Aligning Ferret: How an Organization Meets Extraordinary Challenges 44 Nalin K. Sharda B.Tech & 1974 Tourism Informatics: Visual Travel Ph. D &1983 Recommender Systems, Social Communities, and User Interface Design, 46 Parul Agarwal B.Tech 1995 "Heartbreaks & Dreams" 47 Pawan Kumar B.Tech 1993 Documentum Content Management Foundations: EMC Proven Professional Certification Exam E20- 120 Study Guide 48 Prachand Praveer B.Tech 2005 "Alpahari Grihatyagi: IIT se Pehle". 49 Pramod Kush M.Tech 1980 Bhram Ke Dayeree 50 Pramod Deo M.Sc. 1969 Electricity Reform & Green Power development 51 Prof Rajpal Sirohi B.Tech 1966 11 books 52 Prof. Ashok Gupta Engineering Mechanics Statics & Dynamics 53 Prof. M P Kaliaperumal M.Tech 1990 a book on Logistics 55 Prof. Shahsi K. Gulati Ph. D 1973 Geotechnical Engineering 56 Prof. Sudipta Roy B.Tech 1985 I2: Green Electrodeposition and "F3: Green Electrodeposition" 57 Purnendu Ghosh Ph.D. 1976 Knowing the Known 58 Rahul Pandit B.Tech 1977 Proceedings of the 22nd IUPAP International Conference on Statistical Physics 59 Raj K. Aggarwal B.Tech 1968 12 books 60 Raman Rajpal B.Tech 1977 "Power of the Mind" 61 Rishi Rai Gaur M.Tech 1970 A Foundation Course in Human Values and Professional Ethics 62 Sachit Jain B.Tech 1987 Ready for Takeoff 63 Sahadeva Singh M.Tech 1983 Handbook on Concrete Mixes 64 Sandeep Koranne M.Tech 1998 Practical Computing on the Cell Broadband Engine 66 Satwant Kaur B.Tech 1984 Instrumental and Nano-structure 68 Shashank Mani Tripathi B.Tech 1986 India - a journey through a healing civilization 69 Smita Chugh M. Sc. 1979 Sojourn- in the soul of India 70 Srinivasan Venkataramanan M.Tech 1997 4 books 71 Subhasis Banerjee M.Tech 2000 ADVANCES IN CARPET MANUFACTURE 73 Sunil Agarwal B.Tech 1979 Success Vs Joy 74 Surinder Prakash Ph.D. 1971 Refining Processes Handbook 75 Sushil Kumar Dhawan M.Tech 1982 Guide lines on Valuation of Immovable properties 76 Swami Mukundananda B.Tech 1982 Jagadguru Kripalu Yog 77 Vijay Singal "VJ" B.Tech 1969 The Articulate Professional 78 Vikas Bist M.Sc. 1984 Algebra (3rd Ed.), 79 Vineet Singh M.Tech Electronic Drawing design and Fabrication Techniques 80 Yogesh Jaluria B.Tech 1970 First Book-Natural Convection Heat and Mass Transfer70 Golden Moments
    • InitiativesInitiatives in fields of Art: AN IITIANS TRIBUTE TO WHISTLEBLOWERDeepak Mirza, 1975, BT, ME, The National Award- ? After making their mark in the field of technology,winning Film Producer! IITians are now foraying into the bigger league -- filmmaking. Praveen Tyagi plans to shoot the film? pleasure to inform you that "InimaeIt gives us inside the IIT-B campus. An alumnus of IIT-Delhi, heNangathan", the first full length animated 3D movie in is all set make a film paying tribute to Satyendra Dubey,an Indian language, has won the Best Animated Film an ex-IITian and the whistleblower from Bihar, whoaward in the 55th National Film Awards 2007. The was assassinated in 2003. This being the basic premisemovie was produced by Mayabimbham, a company of the movie, it will also be the first commercial filmowned by our alumnus Deepak Mirza highlighting the life of students in the premier institute.DRAMATECH?DRAMATECH is a group of young enthusiasts fromamongst the IITians who were active in dramatics intheir IIT days. Several plays have been staged by them.No one can forget the hilarious "Bael se Muthbed"staged during AGM84 (February). They followed it upwith "The Glass Menagerie"(June 1984) and"Bichchu"(August 1984).FEATURE FILM "WITH LOVE, DELHI!" - ANINVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY? Reves Films Private Limited - founded byThe RedMatIIT Delhi grads - has just finished with shooting their Initiatives in fields of Technological:first thriller feature film "With Love, Delhi!". WITH INDIAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERSLOVE, DELHI! (aka WILD) is the 1st Bollywood film (1975)made by IITians, viz. Ashish Lal (Lead Actor-Producer- ? The Department of Mechanical Engineering has takenWriter) and Ashutosh Matela (Producer-Guest the initiative to found the Indian Society of MechanicalDirector-Choreographer), both B.Tech. in Civil Engineers (ISME) to promote and advance the art,Engineering from IIT Delhi. It also has Padma Shri science and practice of Mechanical Engineering in allTom Alter, National Award winner Seema Biswas, their aspects to encourage interest, research andveteran Kiran Kumar, National Award winning education to disseminate professional information andCameraman, Filmfare Award winning Editor and an to promote interaction among mechanical engineers ofexpert Music Director. WILD just got completed- the country.investments needed for theatrical release, contact on I N D U S T R I A L T R I B O L O G Y, M A C H I N E S09619098919 or info@redmatentertainment.com for DYNAMICS & MAINTENANCE ENGINEERINGinfo on ROI.This is the first mainstream film ever made CENTRE (ITMMEC)by IITans. The entire shoot has been completed with afew crores spent on production. Presently they are Industrial Tribology, Machines Dynamics & ?looking for investors for post-production as well as Maintenance Engineering Centre (ITMMEC) is thepublicity/marketing. first National Centre in the country which has been Golden Moments 73
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    • established under the Indo-Norwegian Technical experiments. In the first, the student has to log in and Collaboration. The main objective of the Centre is to book a time-slot. The control of the equipment will be undertake and promote the industry oriented given to the student, who can perform the experiment programmes in the field of wear Technology, Material sitting in a college hundreds of kilometres away. This doesnt require a physical instructor thanks to an Conservation, Lubrication and Lubricants, Energy instructional video and a step-by-step manual. For Conservation, Fault Diagnostic and Signature Analysis simulated experiments, many students can component and Material performance Maintenance simultaneously log in and conduct the experiments. Engineering. INDUSTRIAL CONSULTANCY & LIASONLAB EXPERIMENTS A CLICK AWAY CENTRE? six months, IIT- Delhi will begin rolling outIn the next The institute has established a centre for expansion of ? some of the labs developed during the pilot project. its research, development, consultancy and industrial Full-fledged labs will be ready in two years. Students liason activities. The centre is called INDUSTRIAL can perform remote triggered or simulation-based CONSULTANCY & LIASON CENTRE (ICLC). Golden Moments 75
    • Giving back to the alma materFor Schools/Programmes:- S. No. Name of School/Programme Contributions by Alumnus Amount 1 Amarnath Khosla & Shashi Khosla School of Information Technology Mr. Vinod Khosla USD 5 million committed; first installment recievedFor Infrastructure:- S.No. Contribution for Constribution by Alumnus Amount Current Recipient 1 New Wing Batch of 1972; multiple donors Rs. 60 lacs Jawalamukhi Hostel 2 Kitchen/Dinning Hall Renovation Mr. Hari S.Bhartiya Rs. 25 lacs Aravali Hostel 3 Cyber Café Mr. Pradeep Singh Rs. 10 lacs Kumaon Hostel 4 Hostel Room Mr. Lalit Mehra Rs. 1 lacs — 5 Lemon Tree-IITD Golden Mr. Patanjali Keswani Rs. 25 lacs — Jubilee Research Centre (Rs.20 crore 4committed)For Chairs:- S.No. Contribution for Contributions by Alumnus Amount Recipient Department 1 Naren Gupta Chair Dr. Naren Gupta Rs. 20 lacs Mechanical Engineering 2 Jai Gupta Chair Mr. Jai N. Gupta Rs. 40 lacs Electrical Engineering 3 Rajat Gupta Chair Mr. Rajat K. Gupta Rs. 20 lacs Applied Mechanic 4 Prof. Dogra Chair Multiple Donors Rs. 20 lacs Civil Engineering 5 Brigadier Bhupender Mr. Pradeep Singh Rs. 40 lacs Computer Science & Singh Chair Engineering 6 Amar S. Gupta Chair Mr. Ashwini Gupta Rs. 66 lacs Computer Science & Engineering 7 HUDCO Chair Dr. P.S. Rana (Facilitator) Equivalent to Textile Technology Rs. 7 lacs annual grant for 5 years 8 ABB Chair Mr. Ravi Uppal (Facilitator) Rs. 50 lacs Electrical Engineering 9 Mehra Chair Mr. Lalit Mehra Equivalent to Mechanical Rs. 3 lacs annual Engineering Deptt. grant for 20 years 10 Dhananjaya Chair Mr. Vishnu R Dusad Rs. 30 lacs Computer Science & (Facilitator) Engineering 11 Jaswinder and Tarvinder Chadha Mr. Jaswinder Chadha Rs. 50 lacs Mathematics & Bharti Chair of Operations Research School 12 Ram and Sita Sabnani Chair Dr. Krishan Sabnani Rs. 24.9 lacs Prof. Subrat Kar, Electrical EngineeringIITD Alumni Corpus Loan Scholarship:- S.No. Contribution for Contributions by Alumnus Amount 1. IITD alumni Sponsored Corpus Multiple Donors USD 42,500 + Rs 3.8 Lacs Loan Scholarship (10 Nos)76 Golden Moments
    • Alumni Gift Fund:- S.No. Contribution for Contributions by Alumnus Amount 1. Visit of HoDs/ Faculty/ Students to Rajendra Pawar, Vijay Thadani PanIIT USA Conference 2007 and other Alumnus Rs. 3.5 lacsScholarships Sr.No. Contribution for Contributions by Alumnus Amount 1. Shanti Chopra Scholarship Mr. Subhash Chander Rs.1.20 lacs 2. Major Dr. Nityananda Tyagi Scholarship Mr. Sandeep Tyagi USD 3000 3. Meera Mehta Scholarship Mr. Sanjeev Mehta USD 3000 4. Gyan Scholarship Mr. Sandeep Tyagi USD 3000 5. Vivekanand Scholarship Mr. Siddhartha Das USD 3000 6. Tara Chand Chopra Scholarship Mr. Sunil Chopra USD 3000 7. Nirmal Prasad Jain Mr. Arun Jain Rs.1.00 lacs 8. Anandpuri Scholarship Mr. Rajendra Singh Rs.1.00 lacs 9. Pranab. K. Chatterjee FamilyScholarship Mr. Ajay Chatterjee Rs.1.00 lacs 10. Veena Bhatia Mendiratta Scholarship Ms. Veena Mendiratta Rs.1.20 lacs 11. Shri B. N. & Smt Kamlesh Sharma Scholarship Gagan Sharma US$5000 12. CS & E 1998 Batch Scholarship Amit Kumar & Multiple Donors US$5000 13. Jwala Batch of 1984 Scholarship Sundaram Srinivasan & Multiple Donors US$5000 14. Jagdishwar and Maya Jaluria Scholarship Prof Yogesh Jaluria, Mrs & Rs. 4 Lacs Mr Sushil Chaddha 15. Taravati Ram Gopal Mehra Foundation Mr. Lalit Mehra Rs.300/pm Scholarship Tution fee ( every year) 16. ABB Scholarships Mr. Ravi Uppal (Facilitator) Rs. 9.36 lacs 17. Asha Devi Ram Kishore Jaiswal Scholarship Mr. Rajneesh Jaiswal Rs. 2.49 lacs 18. Nilgiri 1990 Batch Scholarship Manish Mittal & Multiple Donors Rs.2.75 lacs 19. Amritraj Chibber Family Scholarship Mr. Rahul Chibber and Rs. 2.50 lacs Mrs. Muktesh Chibber 20. Nirmala Devi Raghunath Das Sarin Scholarship Mr. Mukesh Sarin Rs. 2.50 lacs 21. S.C. Mehrotras Scholarship Mr.Subhash Chand Mehrotra Rs. 6 lacs 22. IITDAA Scholarship IIT Delhi Alumni Association Rs. 3 lacs 23. Budhwanti Mrig Memorial Educational Mr. Ashok Mrig Rs. 60 lacs Scholarship 24. G.S. Bhasin Scholarship Mrs. Bhasin w/o late alumnus G.S. Bhasin Rs. 15 lacs 25. Gobind H. Keswani Scholarship Dr. Lila Kesawani m/o Rs. 30 lacs alumnus Patanjali Keswani 26. Sadashiv Shankar Gokhale Scholarship Sunil Gokhale Rs. 2.5 lacs 27. Bina Singh Diwan Scholarship Ms. Bina Singh Rs. 7.5 lacs Golden Moments 77
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    • About iitd alumni associationIITD Alumni Association is dedicated to bringing together the alumni community on a common platform to buildanother channel of personal and professional support to members through self-help within community.By 2011, the Association has a membership of almost 35,000 graduates from our alma mater and is growing at about 1,500members a year. It is one of the most active alumni associations and operates through a network of national andinternational chapters. Our alumni have distinguished themselves as industry and business leaders and innovators globally.They occupy key leadership positions in industry, academia, and government and in diverse areas beyond engineering andtechnology. They significantly influence thought and buying decisions.The Association organizes various activities throughout the year. o Publishing and distributing IITDAA Newsletter oSocial Outreach Program - Technical seminars and lectures o Industry Outreach Program -Leadership Conclave oIMPACT o Inter/Pan IIT Outreach Program - Get-together o Reunions - Pearl, Silver Jubilee, Crystal o Sports & CulturalEvents - Family get together and sports events like kite flying, family picnic, cricket and table tennis competitions, alumnimusical eveningApart from serving as a base for information about the alumni, it initiates programs and organizes events important toalumni, their alma mater, and in the national interest.Chapters India Kolkata ?Bangalore? Biplab Shankar Bose Rakesh Rajora FE-85, Salt Lake City, Sector-3 Vice President & Operational Excellence Accenture Kolkata 700106, WB (India) (R) 033 23373522 Bangalore Karnataka (O) 033 -2356 4949/2225 4255 Mobile: 98456 11222 Mobile: 9830071282 rakesh.rajora@gmail.com bipira_bose02@yahoo.co.inChandigarh? ? Pradesh Madhya Brij Gulati Mr. S. K. Mohanty, 215, Sector 21, Chandigarh 160021 Scientific Officer Laser Biomedical Applications (R) 0172-2703197/2705045 R&D Block-D (Fusion Lab) (O) 0172-2656303, 2653149 Centre for Advanced Tech. Mobile: 9815094002 Indore 452013, MP jdgulati@glide.net.in (O) 731-2488482/3/4 smohanty@cat.ernet.inChennai? ? Mumbai Deepak Mirza Anil G. Chandiramani Director ,Pixen Technologies Pvt Ltd, 21, Atur Apartments C-2, Alsa Regency, Minoo Desai Marg Colaba 16, Eldams Road, Chennai 600018,TN Mumbai 400 005 M: 093821-70007 (R) 022-22840560 dmirza@pixentechnologies.com M: 09821458961 agchandi@hotmail.comHyderbad? agchandi@yahoo.comSanjay GadhalayManaging Consultant and COO ?Delhi (East) NCR ofSGC Enterprises. Mr. Yogesh AndlayNo. 71 Sectgor A, AWHO Colony C 97, Sector 23, Noida 201301, UPSecunderabad-500009 Mobile: 9810292741sgadhalay@gmail.com yogesh@iitdalumni.com Golden Moments 79
    • ?NCR of Delhi (South) Gurgaon American Express CompanyDr. Deepak Dogra 3 World Financial Centrer,B-20/6, Phase-I, New York - NY10285,USAGurgaon 122002, Haryana (R) 914 725 8258 (O) 212 640 3682Mobile 9811375936 ashwini.gupta@aexp.comdrdeepakdogra@hotmail.com ? Seattle, Washington?Rajasthan Pradeep SinghDr. P. Ghosh Chairman and CEOExecutive Director Aditi CorporationBirla Institute of Scientific Research Science & 10940 NE 33rd PlaceTechnology Centre, Statue Circle, Suite 204, Bellevue - WA 98004Jaipur 302001, Rajasthan USA -(O) 425-828-6109(O) 91-141-2385283 Mobile: 206-949-6109pghosh9@yahoo.com pradeeps@aditi.comChapters Abroad ? Texas?USAIITDEF - Mohinder ChopraIITDEF Bay Area 12525 Chadron Ave.,Amit Kumar Hawthorne, CA-90250i.amit@me.com USA -(R) 972-255-9422 (O) 1-310-349-2313?IITDEF Boston mchopra@osi-systems.comMr. Prem SinhaPrem.Sinha@Perfcap.com ? Washington Anil Sood?IITDEF Chicago Vice President of Technology & IntegrationDeepak Bammi ELDEC Corporationdbammi@fedex.com 16700 13th Ave West Lynnwood, 98046-9727?New York Washington, USAAshwini Gupta (O) 425.743.8300Executive Vice President anil.sood@craneaerospace.com80 Golden Moments