Faculty Alumni & Distinguished Alumni Meeting (USA)

The next edition of the Faculty Alumni Network (FAN) and the Distinguished Alumni Meet (DAM) in 2023 will be held in the US at the Northwestern University Campus in Chicago. The event will bring several of our highly accomplished alumni who are in leading positions in academia and industry in the US, together with the senior administration and faculty of IIT Bombay. They will deliberate on several strategic matters related to Institute growth as well as emerging areas of research, to nucleate collaborative programs for mutual impact, and to create opportunities and explore innovative ways to take IIT Bombay to greater heights.

July 7, 2023

6.30 pm – 8.30 pmDinnerHilton Orrington in Evanston

July 8, 2023 | Venue: Norris University Center

7.30 am – 8.00 amBreakfastLouis North
8.00 am – 9.00 amOpening
Welcome address by
Prof. Neelesh A. Patankar,
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, NU

Remarks by
Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi,
Representative from Illinois, United States

Remarks by Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay

Remarks by Prof. Ravindra D. Gudi,
Dean – Alumni and Corporate Relations, IIT Bombay

Remarks by Provost Kathleen Hagerty, NU

Signing of MOU between NU and IIT Bombay
Plenary talk: “What happens when we join the thinking spaces of art, technology, and science?”
by Prof. Julio Ottino,
Dean of Engineering and Applied Science, NU
9.00 am – 10.00 amPanel
Topic: Collaborations on India-USA Higher Education

Moderator: Prof. Pratim Biswas,
Dean of the University of Miami College of Engineering
10.00 am – 10.30 amCoffee BreakLouis North
10.30 am – 12.30 amBreakout
Sessions (3)
Session 1: Microelectronics

Moderator: Prof. Subramanian Iyer,
Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCLA

Co-moderator: Prof. Udayan Ganguly,
Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay
Sessions (3)
Session 2: Sustainability and Circular Economy

Moderator: Prof. Upal Ghosh,
Dept. of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland

Co-moderator: Prof. Sanjay Mahajani,
Dept. of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay
Sessions (3)
Session 3: Engineering Medicine

Moderator: Prof. Jayesh Bellare,
Dept. of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay

Co-moderator: Prof. Neelesh Patankar,
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, NU
Lake Room
12.30 am – 1.30 pmLunch and networkingLouis North
1:30 pm-2:45 pmBreakout
Session 4
Session 4: Design in Engineering and Education
Mr. Bharat Desai,
Co-founder Syntel Inc.

Co-moderator: Prof. Aniruddha Joshi,
Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay
2:45 pm-4:15 pmReporting back
all 4 sessions
Session moderators of:
1. Microelectronics
2. Sustainability and Circular Economy
3. Engineering Medicine
4. Design in Engineering and Education
4:15 pm – 4:30 pmCoffee breakLouis North
4:30 pm – 6:30 pmAnnual
Alumni Meet/
By InvitationNorthwestern
4:45 pm – 6:00 pmCampus tourStudent ledGather at Norris
Center entrance
7:00 pm onwardsDinnerWelcome by Mr. Vinay Karle, President IITB HF

Remarks by Ambassador Somnath Ghosh,
Consul General of India in Chicago

Dinner talk by Prof. Barbara Snyder,
former President Case Western Reserve University
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston

1818 Maple Ave, Evanston, IL 6021

EE Summer Lab Tours 2023

The Electrical Engineering Alumni and Corporate Engagement cell (EE ACE) will host all IITB alumni and their families for the annual Summer Lab Tour organized by the Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay. This full-day event includes lab tours, a lab exhibit, and lunch. IITB alumna, Dr. Shreya Agrawal, will deliver a wellness talk which will be followed by an interactive session.

The EE ACE’s Summer Lab Tour is a nostalgic journey where alumni can look through the EE labs including the Power, Analog, Signal-Processing, etc. The tour aims to showcase the diverse range of projects that leverage electrical engineering principles in conjunction with other fields like computer science, biomedical engineering, and telecommunications.

Whether IITB alumni are seasoned industry professionals or simply curious about the advancements in this rapidly evolving field, this event promises to reignite their passion for innovation and highlight the significant growth of the EE department in the past decade. 

Labs that will be part of the tour include the Wadhwani Electronics Laboratory, the NCPRE Solar Module Lab, and the Nanofabrication Facility.

During the tour, alumni can also engage with EE faculty members – old and new –  and brilliant student researchers who are pushing the boundaries of electrical engineering. 

Canada Roadshow – Alumni Interaction Sessions in Toronto and Vancouver

Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay, will be accompanied by a team from the Dean ACR and DRF office to Canada for an alumni roadshow-cum-reunion event in July. The team will meet IITB alumni in Toronto and Vancouver. Apart from an interactive session with the director, it is a chance for the Institute and its alumni to reconnect, reminisce, and revel in the company of old friends and learn about the exciting new developments at the Institute.

IIT Bombay’s Annual CSR Conclave 2023

Ranked first in India and 47th globally [Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject for 2023] in Engineering and Technology, IIT Bombay is committed to developing technologies that will contribute to nation-building. The academic programs and research initiatives of IIT Bombay are focused on fuelling areas of strategic national importance such as defence applications, quantum technologies, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity; driving economic development through the growth of critical industries such as semiconductors, green energy, electric vehicles, drugs, and pharmaceuticals and creating last-mile impact through technologies in SDG-aligned sectors such as healthcare, sanitation, clean water, and education technologies. 

IIT Bombay is keen to partner with Corporates that are committed to making a difference through their CSR efforts. The partnerships will fuel national priorities and help the country leverage technology towards achieving self-reliance and elevating its economic standards. 

The second edition of IIT Bombay’s Annual CSR Conclave 2023, to be held on June 16, 2023, on campus, will be based on the theme “Technology for Development,” towards addressing social, economic, industrial, and environmental challenges in India. This event will provide a platform for meaningful corporate engagement and collaboration with the Institute through the route of CSR funding.

Panel Discussions of The Annual CSR Conclave 2023

The critical role that technology plays in solving social, economic, and environmental challenges will be highlighted through three panel discussions. Aligned with the three themes of the Annual CSR Conclave 2023, the deliberations will see participation by industry experts, CSR and corporate heads, and academicians. 

Panel Discussion 1: Technology for Strategic National Imperatives

IIT Bombay continues to play a defining role in technology development and self-reliance in areas of strategic national importance such as semiconductors quantum technologies, digital trust, and advanced materials. 

Panel Discussion 2: Technology Leading to Industrial and Economic Development 

With a focus on sectors such as Clean Energy, Electric Vehicles, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals, and Chemicals, IIT Bombay is committed to playing a defining role in technology-led industrial growth in India, contributing to job creation and overall development. 

Panel Discussion 3: Technologies for Last-Mile Impact

The Centers of Excellence and labs of the Institute have already deployed technologies for last-mile impact in areas aligned with Sustainable Development Goals such as healthcare, sanitation, water, and ed tech. 

Technology Showcase

The conclave will host a “Tech Showcase” comprising two segments- project presentations and an exhibition. Professors and students will demonstrate the use of technology for addressing critical issues such as healthcare, education, agriculture, and environmental sustainability. The exhibition will provide corporate and CSR leaders with an opportunity to interact with the students and professors involved in the technology initiatives.

CSR Awards Ceremony

The conclave will also host an exclusive award ceremony, recognising and honouring corporates who have made significant CSR contributions to IIT Bombay and collaborated with the Institute on high-impact initiatives.


9:30 am – 10:00 amBreakfast and Registration
10:00 am – 10:10 amKeynote addressProf. S. Sudarshan,  
Deputy Director (AIA), IIT Bombay
10:10 am – 10:30 amAddress by the Chief GuestDr. Ganesh Natarajan, 
Executive Chairman and Founder of 5F World
10:30 am – 10:50 amPartnering with IITB for CSRMr. Ravishankar,  
CEO, IIT Bombay Development Relation Foundation
10:50 am – 10:55 amInstitute Tech Video
10:55 am – 11:10 amTea Break
11:10 am – 12:10 pmPanel Discussion – 1 
Technology for Strategic National Imperative
Moderator: Prof. Swaroop Ganguly,  
Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay 
Mr. Anil Shama, 
Head – Corporate Incubation, Tata Consultancy Services 
Dr. Shridhar Shukla,  
Co-Founder, Chairman, KPOINT Technologies 
Prof. Udayan Ganguly,  
Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay
12:10 pm – 1:10 pmPanel Discussion – 2   
Technology for Industrial and Economic Development
Moderator: Prof. Ravindra D. Gudi, 
Dean – Alumni and Corporate Relations 
Mr. Gajanan V Gandhe, 
Country Head & Vice-President, Dana India 
Mr. Pankaj Doshi, 
Head of Predictive Science, Pfizer 
Mr. Rajeev M. Pandia, 
Independent Director – various chemical companies and Past President – Indian Chemical Council 
Mr. Vinay Malhotra, 
Managing Director, Schlumberger India
1.20 pm – 2:10 pmLunch Break
2:10 pm – 2:40 pmRecognition of CSR PartnersProf. K. V. Krishna Rao, 
Deputy Director (FEA), IIT Bombay
2:40 pm – 3:40 pmPanel Discussion – 3   
Technology for Last Mile Impact
Moderator: Prof. Pramod P. Wangika,  
Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay 
Mr. Ashwini Saxena,  
Chief Executive Officer, JSW Foundation 
Mr. Pratyush Kumar Panda,  
Head ESG, LTIMindtree 
Ms. Rekha Koita,  
Co-Founder, Koita Foundation 
Ms. Rema Mohan,  
CEO, National Stock Exchange Foundation
3:40 pm – 4:30 pmTech Exhibit / Tea Break
4:30 pm – 5:25 pmTech Showcase and Q&A
5:25 pm – 5:30 pmVote of thanksProf. Ravindra D. Gudi,  
Dean – Alumni and Corporate Relations

Institute Valedictory Function

IIT Bombay will celebrate its annual Institute Valedictory Function (Valfi) in April. As always, the Institute invites an extraordinary and inspiring alumnus to be the Chief Guest for one of its most popular and significant events. This year, IITB alumnus, Mr. Lalit Kanodia (B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, 1963) and chairman of the Datamatics Group of Companies will grace the occasion as the keynote speaker. The Institute is honoured to hear him speak even as the graduating students will take away many of life’s key lessons from his extraordinary professional journey and impactful personal experiences.

Inauguration of C-MinDS and AI.Impact Workshop

Date: April 28 and 29, 2023

IIT Bombay will officially inaugurate the Centre for Machine Intelligence & Data Science (C-MInDS) and host the second edition of the AI.Impact Worksop on campus. AI.Impact 2023 will also feature talks and discussions on AI in Engineering, Reinforcement Learning, Deep Learning, and Multi-agent AI.

Inauguration of Koita Centre for Digital Health

Alumni Connect Melbourne

Alumni Connect Sydney

Alumni Connect Singapore

After the Australia trip, the team will travel to Singapore and meet with IITB alumni settled in Garden City.