Alumni to celebrate IIT-Madras diamond jubilee on a global scale

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on July 09, 2019 Published on July 09, 2019

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Events to be held in 83 cities across the globe

In 83 cities across the globe, over 3,500 alumni of IIT-Madras will celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the institute on July 13. As the institute crosses the milestone of 60 years, the IIT-Madras Alumni are going to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee on a global scale with events planned simultaneously in major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Pune on July 13.

Alumni from all the batches — starting from the first in 1964 to those graduating in 2019 — will participate and share their memories of their time at IIT-Madras in many countries, including the US, the UK, Canada, Germany and Australia. This is probably the first time that an alumni association of an Indian education institution is organising an event of this scale... and is intended to showcase the impact of its alumni across the world, says a press release from the institute.

A video message from Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT- Madras, will be played at all locations. Each location is also planning independent events as diverse as a session on AI for business (Bengaluru) and career development (Hyderabad) besides quiz competitions and cultural events. Alumni in San Francisco’s Bay Area plan to release a video documentary tracing the development of the institute over the 60 years.

IIT-Madras came into being on July 30, 1959 and in 1961 was declared as an ‘Institution of National Importance’ by Parliament.

The institute has made huge contributions not only in terms of technology but also in nurturing a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem that has produced immensely successful start-ups and business ventures. Its alumni have gone on to create a huge impact not only in India but in all parts of the world, the release said.

Published on July 09, 2019
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