After completing his graduation in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay in 1975, Mr. Sameer Katdare joined the Process Department of Uhde India Ltd., where he spent more than 12 years designing and commissioning various chemical plants. At present, Mr. Katdare is Vice President (Technical) with Alkyl Amines Chemicals Ltd. and in-charge of the R&D/ Technology Development and Project Engineering departments, focusing on commercializing new manufacturing processes for a range of organic chemicals .
Mr. Katdare has lots of memories to share from his student days at IIT Bombay. Right from organizing the first two Mood Indigo’s to winning the annual treasure hunt twice in a row, co-producing the famous play ‘Evam Indrajit’, to representing his hostel in a number of sporting activities and the institute in hockey for several years, he vividly remembers his life at the campus.
Even today, he is an active participant in the various activities of the Institute as well as those involving the alumni. He has been an integral part of the Pune Chapter of the IIT Bombay Alumni Association since last eight years and has been holding the post of treasurer for the last five years.
In the year 2006, the Pune Chapter launched an initiative focusing on showcasing innovations in practice from various fields through the “INNOVATION“ series, which were successfully held from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Katdare was a core group member of all five organizing committees that were behind these highly successful and appreciated series of events.
As the Treasurer of the Pune chapter, he has been strategizing and implementing several fund raising initiatives that have resulted into a corpus amount of Rs. 10 lakhs plus, within few years. He continues to be a part of the executive committee of the Pune Chapter which has been instrumental in organizing different events and have helped in connecting with the various stakeholders.
Mr Katdare moreover, played a major role in organizing the Silver Jubilee reunion of the batch of ’75 and their legacy project on campus. “Right from the students days at IIT Bombay, I was heavily involved in gymkhana activities both in the cultural field as well as in sports. This joy of being part of a group working towards the betterment of the institute continues even today,” he summarized.