From the Dean's Desk June-2023

Prof. Ravindra D. Gudi

Ph.D., FNAE and FIIChE Dean – Alumni and Corporate Relations Institute AI & ML Chair Professor

Dear Alumnus:

Once again, it’s my honour and privilege to write to you and update you on the happenings at the Institute and at the Dean ACR office during the month of May 2023.

While our students are away enjoying their summer vacation, the warm weather, the blooming flowers, and the lush greenery all around campus have brought an undeniable sense of hope and a renewed sense of energy to campus. But, admittedly, we are eagerly awaiting the monsoons which will bring some cool relief to the scorching heat in the city.

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CURTAIN RAISER: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Conclave 2023 - Technology for Development


Empowering Progress and Bridging the Divide: Exploring the Intersection of Technology and Development at IIT Bombay's CSR Conclave

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STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Team SHUNYA: Celebrating the Eco-Champions Building Dreams and Sustaining Futures One House at a Time

IIT Bombay’s Team SHUNYA Wins the Runner-Up Title in the US Solar Decathlon Build Challenge 2023

Team SHUNYA (Sustainable Housing for an Urbanizing Nation by its Young Aspirants) is a student-driven technical team from IIT Bombay that has been working very diligently over the past many years toward building a sustainable habitat in India. This year, the team participated in the prestigious US Solar Decathlon Build Challenge 2023, competed with 32 teams worldwide, and won the runners-up title (overall competition standing for Build Challenge).

Hi Prabhat…congratulations on this incredible achievement! As the team leader of Project SHUNYA, IIT Bombay – can you take us through what Team SHUNYA is all about? The team has been around for almost a decade now at IIT Bombay, right?
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Upcoming Events

Inauguration of 10X GMP Facility

The Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Facility, generously established by IITB Distinguished Alumnus, Mr. Raj Nair (Class of 1971) will be inaugurated on campus in April. This visionary contribution propels forward the translation of research findings into tangible healthcare solutions at IIT Bombay. This state-of-the-art GMP Facility, nestled within the Biosciences and Bioengineering (BSBE) Building, represents […]

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Gogri Hub for Membranes Research

The ‘Gogri Hub for Membranes Research,’ a pivotal unit housed within the Translational Research Centre for Chemicals and Materials, is scheduled to be inaugurated in April. Translational research epitomizes the forefront of innovation, acting as the vital bridge between academic breakthroughs and real-world applications. IIT Bombay is steadfastly dedicated to nurturing translational research endeavours that […]

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Institute Valedictory Function (Valfi)

IIT Bombay will celebrate its annual Institute Valedictory Function (Valfi) in May. As always, the Institute will invite an extraordinary alumnus to be the Chief Guest for one of its most popular and significant events. Graduating students will take the “Give One for IIT Bombay” pledge and promise to contribute a percentage of their future […]

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From the Dean's Desk June-2023

Dear Alumnus:

Once again, it’s my honour and privilege to write to you and update you on the happenings at the Institute and at the Dean ACR office during the month of May 2023.

While our students are away enjoying their summer vacation, the warm weather, the blooming flowers, and the lush greenery all around campus have brought an undeniable sense of hope and a renewed sense of energy to campus. But, admittedly, we are eagerly awaiting the monsoons which will bring some cool relief to the scorching heat in the city.

As always, while the newsletter will take you through the myriad activities and significant impact stories from around the Institute, let me give you a quick update on some of the key events that took place/are coming up on campus last month.

IIT Bombay is hosting its now flagship annual event – the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) conclave on June 16, 2023, on campus. Our theme this year is ‘Technology for Development’ where we will look at the role that technology can play in the transformation of our communities, our cities, and our country. The Conclave will unveil how IIT Bombay has implemented effective technology initiatives, which are aligned with the national goal of achieving technological self-reliance and facilitating the “Make in India” movement.  Please look for more details in the Curtain Raiser section of the newsletter for more details on this year’s CSR Conclave.

In another crucial initiative, Shri Narendra Modi, our Honourable Prime Minister, initiated the Yuva Sangam programme under the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ (EBSB) campaign with the primary objective of strengthening interpersonal connections and fostering empathy amongst the youth of India. IIT Bombay was delighted to welcome a team of 45 ‘Yuva’ delegates from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar, Punjab, comprising 22  girls and 23  boys to campus. Over six days, IIT Bombay provided them with an immersive and multidimensional experience of our campus and the city of Mumbai. Please look for a detailed Special Report and several pictures of the same in the newsletter.

Join me in congratulating our own alumna and visiting professor at IIT Bombay, Dr. Urmila Diwekar (M.Tech., 1984 and Ph.D. 1988, Chemical Engineering) who won the Innovative Applications in Analytics Award that is given annually by the Analytics Society of INFORMS for her work in the field of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). What an outstanding honour! Please look for more details on Dr. Diwekar in the Alumni Accolade section of the newsletter.

Hearty congratulations to our alumnus, Mr. Ash Abhyankar (B.Tech., Electrical Engineering, 1965) who was recognised by the National Association of Electrical Distributors and Manufacturers (NAED) with an Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award. More details on his accomplishment are in the Alumni Accolade section of the newsletter.

Please also join me in commending the excellent work done by our IITB professors who continue to bring accolades to themselves and the Institute. Please look for more details under Faculty Accolades in the News section of the newsletter.

 

We also have all of our other regular articles including Giving, Chair Professorships, Student Success Stories, Alumni News, Institute Highlights, Upcoming Events, and more in this month’s newsletter.

As always, I am delighted at the impact that you and the rest of our alumni community are making in the world. From pursuing groundbreaking research, constantly innovating and evolving, providing transformative leadership, and/or working in service of your communities – all of you continue to make your alma mater proud. As we move forward, join me in celebrating the benevolent impact that the Institute has already made on all of us and rejoice in the leadership role it continues to take toward nation-building and the limitless possibilities of the future.

I look forward to meeting you and urge you to drop by and visit us the next time you are in Mumbai.

Sincerely,

Prof. Ravindra D. Gudi, Ph.D., FNAE and FIIChE

Dean – Alumni and Corporate Relations

Institute AI & ML Chair Professor