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First Global Musinar Aug 15th 2020

posted Aug 10, 2020, 10:44 PM by IITRAANA Admin   [ updated Sep 6, 2020, 10:05 PM ]


NEW: Click here to watch the video of the fantastic performances in the event.

IIT Roorkee First Global Music Event Aut 15 2020


First Global Musinar (Virtual Music Event) was held under the aegis of Prof Harpreet Singh by IIT-RAANA. It was a music filled program honored by Director Ajit Chaturvedi, Mrs. Chaturvedi, Prof Prem Krishna, Mrs Lata Krishna, esteemed alumni and friends performing in a virtual setting. As always with our events, the event attracted alumni with over 50 years of graduation dates. Prof. Singh rejuvenated the audiences with his memories of Roorkee,

 Roorkee mein beeta hua saara zamana yaad hai
Hasna gaana yaad hai - gaana bajana yaad hai
 रुड़की में बीता हुआ सारा जमाना याद है
हॅंसना गाना याद है - गाना बाजना याद है

Director Ajit Chaturvedi wished everyone a happy Independence Day and shared pictures of the celebration at Roorkee maintaining the safeguards needed for COVID-19.

Program: 
It was exciting to to have esteemed Director Ajit Chaturvedi, Mrs Chaturvedi, Professor Prem Krishna, Mrs Lata Krishna and alumnus leading Artificial Intelligence participate in the musinar.

Participants:
Prof Harpreet Singh, Prof. Ajit Chaturvedi, Mrs Charu Chaturvedi, Mrs Lata Krishna (and Prof. Prem Krishna), Mr. Arun Srivastava, Mrs. Mridula Chakraborty, Mrs. Revati Natesan, Mr. Atul Varshneya, Mr. Harjinder Sekhon, Mrs. Manju Aggarwal, Mr. Vijay Sharma, Mrs. Anita Sharma, Mrs. Davinder Kaur(guest)
Kulgeet - All


Director Ajit Chaturvedi and Mrs Charu Chaturvedi
 Mrs. Charu Chaturvedi

Mrs Charu Chaturvedi, wife of Director Ajit Chaturvedi is the first lady of IIT Roorkee. Her interest of music and participation in the event with the patriotic song highlighted the event on Aug 15th, India's Independence Day.
A photograph of 1990, showing Mrs. Lata Krishna, Prof. Prem Krishna and parents, Dr. & Mrs. Jai Krishna (ex-VC Roorkee and Thomasonian)
Courtesy: Prof Prem Krishna
 Mrs. Lata Krishna

Mrs. Lata Krishna was closely associated with the University of Roorkee/IIT Roorkee, besides generally with the life in the town and often in the BEG &C, through her social activity, teaching in the schools, and, more so through participation in musical and cultural programmes, for almost 50 years from 1965 to 2016.  She is the wife of Prof. Prem Krishna and daughter-in-law of Prof. Jai Krishna, whose iconic association with Thomason College/ University of Roorkee spanned 60 years from 1939-1999.

Abha Singh with KP Singh BE Roorkee Mechanical 1962
Courtesy: Prof Harpreet Singh
 Mrs Abha Singh

After graduating from Roorkee in 61, my husband Karan Pal Singh spent couple of yrs in Bombay at Atomic Energy. After which he came to US. A degree in hand from North Carolina, he joined Ford Motor Co. in Michigan. Retired 36 yrs later, now enjoys golf and globe trotting. We married 67 dec. and there has not been a dull moment since!!

Abha Singh
 
MR. Arun K. Srivastava
Lecturer in Maths, Univ of Roorkee (1976-79).

Moved to BHU, Varanasi, thereafter, retiring in 2016, having served there also as Professor/Head (Maths Deptt) and Dean/Director (Institute of Science).

Wife: MRS. REKHA SRIVASTAVA, presently, Professor of Maths, IIT (BHU), Varanasi
   Mrs Mridula Chakraborty 
  • Over 30 years of professional experience as a chartered engineer and business consultant, involved in a wide variety of project management roles including collaborative R&D and Innovation programmes for UK Government and Industry.
  • On behalf of Innovate UK, I have worked on 88 projects as a Monitoring Officer(MO) in the following areas:
Digital Construction, Creative Industries, Smart Competitions, Open Competition, Power Electronics, Information Security, Electronics & Photonics, Sensor and Imaging, Infrastructure Rounds, High Value Manufacturing, Metadata Systems
  • Technical Assessments in the areas-Smart Competitions, Open Competitions round1,2 and 3, CAV Test Bed Competition CAV Feasibility Call. Also, I have worked as a technical assessor to the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Welsh Assembly Government and all RDAs in England.
  • (now BEIS).
Qualifications 
  • BSc (Hons) Physics 
  • BEng, Electrical, Electronics & Communications Engineering
  • MSc, Power Systems Engineering
  • PhD, Robotics, Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
  • PRINCE2 Foundation
  • CEng, MIET, M I Measurement & control
  • Information & IT Security Lead Auditor (ISO/IEC 27001)
More information
Mrs. Revati Natesan

Mrs Revati Natesan, BE (E&C)

Performing for Pt Lal Bahadur Shastri at Roorkee (seen on the left with white cap)
 
Mr Atul Varshneya

Mr Atul Varshneya, BE ‘83 (E&C)

Leading Artificial Intelligence Expert, residing in California
 Mr. Harjinder Sekhon
Mrs. Manju Aggarwal

Mrs Manju Jain Aggarwal, B.Arch. Class of 1974, residing in USA since 1977

With spouse Mr Vinay (IIT Delhi) and daughter Divya
 
 Mr. Vijay Sharma

Mr Vijay Sharma and Mrs Anita Sharma
   Mrs. Anita Sharma

Mr Vijay Sharma and Mrs Anita Sharma
 
 Mrs. Davinder Kaur(guest)
Prof Harpreet Singh's family with his only son and grandson
 ... last but not the least
Prof Harpreet Singh
   ... and the volunteers

Alumni in North America (US / Canada)

There is a global initiative to establish a worldwide alumni directory.

Till it is established, your alumni information collected here is stored in a contact management system hosted by an external marketing company (Social and Email Marketing by VerticalResponse) with features to keep it secure and comply with the local regulations required by local U.S. laws for storing contact information and communications.

So, you can share your information with high confidence.



First Global Musinar - Aug 15th 2020

posted Aug 10, 2020, 10:44 PM by IITRAANA Admin


NEW: Click here to watch the video of the fantastic performances in the event.

IIT Roorkee First Global Music Event Aut 15 2020


First Global Musinar (Virtual Music Event) was held under the aegis of Prof Harpreet Singh by IIT-RAANA. It was a music filled program honored by Director Ajit Chaturvedi, Mrs. Chaturvedi, Prof Prem Krishna, Mrs Lata Krishna, esteemed alumni and friends performing in a virtual setting. As always with our events, the event attracted alumni with over 50 years of graduation dates. Prof. Singh rejuvenated the audiences with his memories of Roorkee,

 Roorkee mein beeta hua saara zamana yaad hai
Hasna gaana yaad hai - gaana bajana yaad hai
 रुड़की में बीता हुआ सारा जमाना याद है
हॅंसना गाना याद है - गाना बाजना याद है

Director Ajit Chaturvedi wished everyone a happy Independence Day and shared pictures of the celebration at Roorkee maintaining the safeguards needed for COVID-19.

Program: 
It was exciting to to have esteemed Director Ajit Chaturvedi, Mrs Chaturvedi, Professor Prem Krishna, Mrs Lata Krishna and alumnus leading Artificial Intelligence participate in the musinar.

Participants:
Prof Harpreet Singh, Prof. Ajit Chaturvedi, Mrs Charu Chaturvedi, Mrs Lata Krishna (and Prof. Prem Krishna), Mr. Arun Srivastava, Mrs. Mridula Chakraborty, Mrs. Revati Natesan, Mr. Atul Varshneya, Mr. Harjinder Sekhon, Mrs. Manju Aggarwal, Mr. Vijay Sharma, Mrs. Anita Sharma, Mrs. Davinder Kaur(guest)
Kulgeet - All


Director Ajit Chaturvedi and Mrs Charu Chaturvedi
 Mrs. Charu Chaturvedi

Mrs Charu Chaturvedi, wife of Director Ajit Chaturvedi is the first lady of IIT Roorkee. Her interest of music and participation in the event with the patriotic song highlighted the event on Aug 15th, India's Independence Day.
A photograph of 1990, showing Mrs. Lata Krishna, Prof. Prem Krishna and parents, Dr. & Mrs. Jai Krishna (ex-VC Roorkee and Thomasonian)
Courtesy: Prof Prem Krishna
 Mrs. Lata Krishna

Mrs. Lata Krishna was closely associated with the University of Roorkee/IIT Roorkee, besides generally with the life in the town and often in the BEG &C, through her social activity, teaching in the schools, and, more so through participation in musical and cultural programmes, for almost 50 years from 1965 to 2016.  She is the wife of Prof. Prem Krishna and daughter-in-law of Prof. Jai Krishna, whose iconic association with Thomason College/ University of Roorkee spanned 60 years from 1939-1999.

Abha Singh with KP Singh BE Roorkee Mechanical 1962
Courtesy: Prof Harpreet Singh
 Mrs Abha Singh

After graduating from Roorkee in 61, my husband Karan Pal Singh spent couple of yrs in Bombay at Atomic Energy. After which he came to US. A degree in hand from North Carolina, he joined Ford Motor Co. in Michigan. Retired 36 yrs later, now enjoys golf and globe trotting. We married 67 dec. and there has not been a dull moment since!!

Abha Singh
 
MR. Arun K. Srivastava
Lecturer in Maths, Univ of Roorkee (1976-79).

Moved to BHU, Varanasi, thereafter, retiring in 2016, having served there also as Professor/Head (Maths Deptt) and Dean/Director (Institute of Science).

Wife: MRS. REKHA SRIVASTAVA, presently, Professor of Maths, IIT (BHU), Varanasi
   Mrs Mridula Chakraborty 
  • Over 30 years of professional experience as a chartered engineer and business consultant, involved in a wide variety of project management roles including collaborative R&D and Innovation programmes for UK Government and Industry.
  • On behalf of Innovate UK, I have worked on 88 projects as a Monitoring Officer(MO) in the following areas:
Digital Construction, Creative Industries, Smart Competitions, Open Competition, Power Electronics, Information Security, Electronics & Photonics, Sensor and Imaging, Infrastructure Rounds, High Value Manufacturing, Metadata Systems
  • Technical Assessments in the areas-Smart Competitions, Open Competitions round1,2 and 3, CAV Test Bed Competition CAV Feasibility Call. Also, I have worked as a technical assessor to the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Welsh Assembly Government and all RDAs in England.
  • (now BEIS).
Qualifications 
  • BSc (Hons) Physics 
  • BEng, Electrical, Electronics & Communications Engineering
  • MSc, Power Systems Engineering
  • PhD, Robotics, Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
  • PRINCE2 Foundation
  • CEng, MIET, M I Measurement & control
  • Information & IT Security Lead Auditor (ISO/IEC 27001)
More information
Mrs. Revati Natesan

Mrs Revati Natesan, BE (E&C)

Performing for Pt Lal Bahadur Shastri at Roorkee (seen on the left with white cap)
 
Mr Atul Varshneya

Mr Atul Varshneya, BE ‘83 (E&C)

Leading Artificial Intelligence Expert, residing in California
 Mr. Harjinder Sekhon
Mrs. Manju Aggarwal

Mrs Manju Jain Aggarwal, B.Arch. Class of 1974, residing in USA since 1977

With spouse Mr Vinay (IIT Delhi) and daughter Divya
 
 Mr. Vijay Sharma

Mr Vijay Sharma and Mrs Anita Sharma
   Mrs. Anita Sharma

Mr Vijay Sharma and Mrs Anita Sharma
 
 Mrs. Davinder Kaur(guest)
Prof Harpreet Singh's family with his only son and grandson
 ... last but not the least
Prof Harpreet Singh
   ... and the volunteers

Alumni in North America (US / Canada)

There is a global initiative to establish a worldwide alumni directory.

Till it is established, your alumni information collected here is stored in a contact management system hosted by an external marketing company (Social and Email Marketing by VerticalResponse) with features to keep it secure and comply with the local regulations required by local U.S. laws for storing contact information and communications.

So, you can share your information with high confidence.



Tribute to Late Dr. J. S Tomar, Roorkee Professor (Courtesy: Prof Atma Sahu)

posted Aug 3, 2020, 12:34 PM by IITRAANA Admin   [ updated Aug 3, 2020, 1:11 PM ]

Message from Prof Atma Sahu

 A Tribute to Late Dr. J. S Tomar Zoom Meeting, Sunday, August 9, 2020. 

Greetings from Mr. Ravinder Jain TX and Atma Sahu Maryland;

As you already know that we have lost our exceptional teacher, researcher, and the best but simple Guru Late Dr. J. S Tomar on July 27, 2020. 

Many of us in the Roorkee alumni community has been touched by Prof. Tomar. A tribute is being planned on Sunday, August 9, 2020, for his Roorkee family and friends. Dr. Tomar’s daughter and other prominent alumni to share memories and offer prayers. 

If you would like to participate and share your memories of him then please send an email to Ravinderkamini@yahoo.com or sahuatma@yahoo.com and join the zoom meeting. 

The login information is:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3414387423?pwd=M3hOUUd1Z0tXTlhSdzlmMVVxYjl6UT09 

Zoom meeting ID 3414387423

Password 2TWJ8Z

Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020
Time: New Delhi: 7:30pm; NY/Washington DC: 10am; Dallas TX 9:00am; CA :7:00am 

Suggestions: Please take 5 minutes or so to do a dry run test on your computer. This will help start the event in a timely manner. The event may not go over 40 minutes. Also, please consider keeping your microphones off and video on during the event.

Tentative Agenda:
Mr. Ravinder Jain—Open the meeting as a host
Atma Sahu---Welcome & Intro to Dr. Tomar’s Daughter Mrs. Nidhi Tomar
Nidhi Tomar--- Personal blessings and legacy
Atma Sahu--- Personal reflection

Names To be decided---Past colleagues and Alumni gratitude for Late Dr. Tomar
….
Niraj Gupta, IITR graduate, Washington DC/MD area Resident -- Shanti Path
Mr. Ravinder Jain—Closing Remarks

_______________

Thank you
Atma Sahu, Ph.D
Professor of Mathematics
Coppin State University
MD USA
240 354 1268 (cell)

Dr Tomar's Photos (Courtesy: Prof Atma Sahu)

THE NEW GLOBAL FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY (FINTECH) NORM: Post COVID-19

posted Aug 3, 2020, 12:21 PM by IITRAANA Admin   [ updated Aug 3, 2020, 3:19 PM ]

THE NEW GLOBAL FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY (FINTECH) NORM: Post COVID-19

….. Conducting Financial Transactions using Technology…


https://www.iit.org/e/the-new-fintech-norm-post-covid-19


PanIIT USA in association with WHEELS/PiTech announces, the next virtual conference with frequent Bloomberg News guest Vinay Nair, and Bombay Stock Exchange MD Ashish Chauhan discussing the impact of COVID-19 on FINTECH; the way of conducting financial transactions using Technology … what is the new Norm? 


DATE: Thursday, September 10, 2020

TIME: 9:00-10:30am PDT /12:00pm-1:30pm EDT/ 09:30-11:00pm/ IST


Speakers

Vinay Nair – Serial entrepreneur (Tifin, Magnify, 55ip …) IIT Madras Gold Medalist, NYU Stern, professor at Wharton, Sloan, INSEAD, ISB

Ashish Chauhan – MD, CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange, IIT Bombay, IIM Kolkata, CEO Mumbai Indians


NEW GLOBAL FINTECH NORM: POST COVID-19

  • New Global FINTECH Paradigm

  • New Geo-political Scenario: Impact on FINTECH and on India

  • Role of Artificial Intelligence ( AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

  • Cryptos and BlockChain

  • Global Liquidity: Impact on FINTECH

  • Opportunities for IITians to impact the New Global FINTECH
     

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lL_uT6XiS3OuShWyuIdkeA

Any problems, please contact rongupta@aol.com or c_srinath@yahoo.com

Please send any questions for the speakers to Ron Gupta rongupta@aol.com

E-Certificates of participation will be issued upon request after the event. Please send your request to alumni@iit.org.


PanIIT USA: Ron (Ranbir) Gupta (Kharagpur), C. Srinath (Madras), Anoop Verma (Roorkee), Animesh Pathak (BHU), Arun Jain (Guwahati), Witty Bindra (Delhi), Sanjiv Goyal (Delhi), Rounak Mehta (Gandhinagar) and Sundy Srinivasan (Delhi). WHEELS Global/PiTech: Suresh Shenoy (Bombay)



Speakers


Vinay Nair



Dr. Vinay Nair is the Founder and Chairman of The TIFIN Group. A serial entrepreneur, investor and academic, Vinay has started, as an advisor or board member in several companies in financial services.  Vinay has always sought to challenge the status quo in investing. He has founded numerous companies linking investments and technology (55ip, Magnifi, MIO, Positivly) as well as run a quantitative hedge fund (Ada Investments).


As a finance faculty member at Wharton, with teaching experience at schools such as MIT and Columbia, he focuses on venture capital, private equity and entrepreneurship. He is passionate about the power financial markets have to effect change in the world and in 2008, co-authored “Investing for Change”.


His academic background includes a PhD in Financial Economics from the Stern School of Business at NYU with an award for the best thesis, and a Bachelors of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras with a gold medal award.


Ashish Chauhan


Ashish Chauhan is the MD & CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE,) Asia’s oldest exchange, World’s fastest exchange with 6 Micro seconds response time, World’s largest exchange with 5,000 plus listed companies and India’s first universal exchange to offer trading across all asset classes. He is credited with reviving BSE and completing its IPO - which was oversubscribed more than 51 times. He was instrumental in setting up India’s first International Exchange, India International Exchange, inaugurated by India’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in January 2017. 


Prior to joining BSE, from 2000 to 2009, Ashish worked at Reliance Industries, India’s largest conglomerate as President and Group CIO, Head of Corporate communications and CEO of Cricket team Mumbai Indians in its formative years. From 1993 to 2000, he set up India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE), primarily on technology, Screen based trading system, satellite communications network, equities and derivatives businesses, and Nifty index amongst his many responsibilities. He is considered the father of modern financial derivatives in India due to his work at NSE. 


He received several Indian and International awards including Distinguished Alumnus Awards from both his Alma Mater IIT Bombay and IIM Kolkata, a rare achievement. He has also been awarded “Digital Icon of Year” by Indian Express Group and ranked amongst the top CEOs in financial markets by Asian Banker, and amongst top 50 CIOs in the world by Information Week US. He is a member of several committees of Government, Regulators and international associations. He is a member on the Board of Directors at IIM Raipur and NIFM Faridabad and served as the chairman of NIT Manipur. He is a distinguished visiting faculty at Ryerson University in Toronto and Honorary Professor at Nottingham University Business School. He co-authored a book on the history of the BSE titled “The Temple of Wealth Creation”. 




NEW GLOBAL ECONOMIC NORM: POST COVID-19

posted Jul 13, 2020, 9:19 PM by IITRAANA Admin


PanIIT USA in association with WHEELS Global Foundation announces, the next virtual conference series with former RBI & SBI heads discussing the impact of COVID-19 on Global Economics … what is the new Norm? Dipak Jain moderates.

NEW GLOBAL ECONOMIC NORM: POST COVID-19
Thursday, July 23, 2020
9:00-10:30am PDT /12:00pm-1:30pm EDT/ 09:30-11:00pm/ IST
Any problems, please contact rongupta@aol.com or anoopkverma@gmail.com

Speakers:
  • Arundhati Bhattacharya - Member, Board of Governors, IIT Kharagpur; Chairperson and CEO, Salesforce India; and former Chairperson of the State Bank of India.
  • Raghuram Rajan - IIT Delhi graduate, is Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business; and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.
Moderator:
  • Dipak C. Jain - President (European) of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), former-Dean Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
NEW GLOBAL ECONOMIC NORM: POST COVID-19
  • New Global Economic Paradigm
  • New Economy to be Digital and Data-driven by AI and ML
  • New Development Opportunities; particularly Infrastructure
  • New Global Economic Alliances
  • Opportunities for IITians to impact the New Global Economics
Any problems, please contact rongupta@aol.com or anoopkverma@gmail.com
Pan IIT Alumni USA: Ron (Ranbir) Gupta (Kharagpur), Anoop Verma (Roorkee), Animesh Pathak (BHU), Arun Jain (Guwahati), Witty Bindra (Delhi), Sanjiv Goyal (Delhi) and Sundy Srinivasan (Delhi). WHEELS Global Foundation: Suresh Shenoy (Bombay)

SPEAKERS

Arundhati Bhattacharya
Chairperson & CEO Salesforce India, Former Chairperson of the State Bank of India.

Arundhati Bhattacharya is the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer for Salesforce, India. In her role, Arundhati oversees the growth strategy of the company and plays an integral role in defining Salesforce’s relationship with the ecosystem of customers, partners and community across India.

Prior to Salesforce, Arundhati Bhattacharya was the first woman chairperson at the State Bank of India (SBI;) where she was credited with ushering in the digital transformation era at SBI. Under her leadership, SBI went on to be voted as one of India's top 3 Best Places to work in India.

With 40+ years of rich experience in India's financial sector working across varied roles and diverse national & international locations; Arundhati has also earned a string of accolades to her name, most notably -- "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" by Forbes, “Top 50 globally most powerful women in business” and “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders" list by Fortune.

Arundhati is also Member of the Board of Governors of the first and the largest of the Indian Institutes of Technology at Kharagpur.

Arundhati is an alumna of Lady Brabourne College and Jadhavpur University in Kolkata.

Raghuram Rajan
Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business; and former Governor, The Reserve Bank of India.

Raghuram Rajan is the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth. He was the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India between September 2013 and September 2016. Between 2003 and 2006, Dr. Rajan was the Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund.

Dr. Rajan’s research interests are in banking, corporate finance, and economic development, especially the role finance plays in it. The books he has written include The Third Pillar: How the State and Markets are leaving Communities Behind 2019, I do What I do: On Reform, Rhetoric, and Resolve, 2017, and Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy, for which he was awarded the Financial Times-Goldman Sachs prize for best business book in 2010.

Dr. Rajan is a member of the Group of Thirty. He was the President of the American Finance Association in 2011 and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In January 2003, the American Finance Association awarded Dr. Rajan the inaugural Fischer Black Prize for the best finance researcher under the age of 40. The other awards he has received include the Infosys prize for the Economic Sciences in 2012, the Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics in 2013, Euromoney Central Banker Governor of the Year 2014, and Banker Magazine (FT Group) Central Bank Governor of the Year 2016.

B. Tech (Electrical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1985; MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 1987; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991.

Dipak C. Jain
President (European) of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Former-Dean Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Dipak Jain is the President (European) of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), since September 2018. He is best known for leading Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, widely recognized as one of the finest graduate business programs in the world, for eight years during which Kellogg’s prestigious MBA program was twice ranked first by Businessweek in 2002 and 2004.

Prior to joining CEIBS in 2017, he was Director of the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration from August 2014 to November 2017 and Chaired Professor of Marketing at international business school INSEAD from March 2013 to August 2014. From 2011-2013, Prof. Jain was the Dean of the INSEAD, responsible for all three campuses – Europe (France), Asia (Singapore,) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi.) INSEAD, often referred to as ‘The business School of the World,’ originated as an acronym of Institut Europeen d’Administration des Affaires.

Prof. Jain has been a member of review committees at Harvard, UCLA, University of Hong Kong, and Northwestern. He has been on international advisory boards and councils such as the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration (Chulalongkorn University), the Carey Business School (Johns Hopkins), and American University in Cairo, and Nyenrode University (Netherlands). He has consulted with such companies as IBM, UBS, AT&T, Nestle, Abbott, Boeing, Accenture, Thompson Electronics, and American Express.

Prof. Jain received a Bachelor's degree in Statistics, and a Master's in Mathematical Statistics from Guwahati University, India. He received a Master's Degree in Management Science and a Doctorate in Marketing from the University of Texas at Dallas.

PanIIT Inaugural Virtual Conference: Eminent Alumni Director Sudhir Jain joins Chancellor Khosla and Provost Hajela

posted Jun 21, 2020, 4:27 PM by IITRAANA Admin   [ updated Jun 21, 2020, 6:36 PM ]


THE NEW EDUCATION NORM: Post COVID-19

Thursday, June 25, 2020
9:00-10:30am PDT /12:00pm-1:30pm EDT/ 09:30-11:00pm/ IST

Registration Link

https://www.iit.org/e/the-new-education-norm-post-covid-19


For any problem with the registration, please contact rongupta@aol.com or anoopverma1987@iitroorkeealumni.org 

Pan IIT Alumni USA announces the inaugural virtual conference series with two eminent alumni discussing the impact of COVID-19 on EDUCATION … what is the new Norm?

Speakers:
  • Pradeep Khosla, IIT Kharagpur graduate, is the Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego.
  • Sudhir Jain, IIT Roorkee graduate, is the Director of the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
Moderator:
  • Prabhat Hajela, IIT Kanpur graduate, is the Provost of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York

Pan IIT Alumni USA: Ron (Ranbir) Gupta (Kharagpur), Anoop Verma (Roorkee), Animesh Pathak (BHU), Arun Jain (Guwahati), Witty Bindra (Delhi), Sanjiv Goyal (Delhi) and Sundy Srinivasan (Delhi).

THE NEW EDUCATION NORM, POST COVID-1
  • Introduction to IIT Kharagpur, UC San Diego, and IIT Gandhinagar
  • New Education Paradigm
  • New Tools, Techniques and Expertise
  • New Educational Fields
  • New Workplace – preparing for it
  • New Opportunities for IIT’s and IITians
For any problem with the registration, please contact rongupta@aol.com or anoopverma1987@iitroorkeealumni.org

Speakers

Professor Pradeep K. Khosla
Chancellor, University of California, San Diego


Professor Khosla, an internationally renowned electrical and computer engineer, is the eighth Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego. Khosla initiated and led UC San Diego’s first-ever Strategic Plan, and recently launched the public phase of the Campaign for UC San Diego—an ambitious and bold $2 billion endeavor—aimed at transforming the university, physically and intellectually. As UC San Diego’s chief executive officer, he leads a campus with more than 35,000 students, six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions, and five graduate and professional schools. Pradeep is a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences, and invited to participate in thought leadership forums organized by Fortune Magazine, AMD, the Milken Institute, the World Economic Forum, Techonomy, and the Blouin Foundation, amongst others.

Pradeep Khosla received a Bachelor’s degree in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and a Masters and a PhD from the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU.) Prior to UCSD, Pradeep was the Dean of Engineering, and the Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor of Engineering and Robotics at CMU. He is also the Jury Chair for the Infosys Prize in Engineering and Computer Science.

 

Professor Sudhir K. Jain

Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujrat, India


Professor Jain is an internationally reputed scholar of earthquake engineering and recognized as one of the most dynamic educators in India. He is currently serving his third 5-year term as director of the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, which he joined as founder director in June 2009. He was on the faculty of IIT Kanpur for 35 years from 1984-2019. IITGN debuted among the top 600 institutions in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2020.

The institute promotes critical thinking, interdisciplinarity, the liberal arts, project-oriented learning, diversity and globalization. Its five-week Foundation Program for all new in-coming students has been emulated widely by numerous colleges in India, including many IITs. Over 40% of IITGN students receive study abroad or other overseas opportunities during their academic career.

Prof Jain received a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee) and a Masters and a PhD from the California Institute of Technology. He served as President of the International Association for Earthquake Engineering during 2014 to 2018. He was elected Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2003, and conferred Padma Shri by the President of India in 2020.

Moderator

Prabhat Hajela

Provost, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York

Prabhat Hajela has been serving as the Provost at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) since 2012. Prabhat has held research assignments at NASA’s Langley and Glenn Research Centers, and at the US Air Force Armament Laboratory. In 2003, he served as a Congressional Fellow responsible for Science and Technology Policy in the Office of U.S. Senator Conrad Burns, where he worked on several legislative issues related to aerospace and telecommunications policy.

Prabhat received a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur; MS from Iowa State University; and a MS and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. 

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