New Delhi, July 16: An official statement said that alumni of Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have contributed more than Rs. 225 crore towards the development of the prestigious engineering and technological institute in recent years with the total number of donors crossing 4,800. It is ten per cent of total alumni strength. The alumni organised celebrations simultaneously across 83 cities in the world as the IIT crosses the historic milestone of 60 years. In India, the celebrations were held on July 13, 2019 in several major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Pune.
“The Cumulative funds received from alumni in recent years have crossed Rs. 225 crore. The total number of donors who have contributed to IIT Madras is around 4,800 which is approximately 10 per cent of the total alumni strength of around 48,000,” stated the statement.
Over Rs. 80 crore received from corporate firms
The institute was also helped by the alumni in engagement with corporates for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds. It has received more than Rs. 80 crore from corporate firms under CSR, cumulatively.
Over 3,500 alumni members participated in events
In partnership with IIT Madras, the celebrations were organised by IIT Madras Alumni Association (IITMAA) wherein over 3,500 alumni members took participation in events that were conducted across various cities such as Seattle, Sydney, Toronto, Tokyo, Berlin, Bangalore, Helsinki, Hong Kong, and more.
“The Diamond Jubilee was celebrated in a grand manner across the world with 10 per cent of our registered alumni base participating. We will leverage this powerful network for the Reimagining of India in 2030 which is the topic of Sangam 2019, our Annual Alumni Conclave to be held in Chennai later this year. The Reimagining will focus on Ecological Sustainability and Human Enablement by Technology & Business Leadership and nurturing a global entrepreneurship ecosystem,” C.P. Madhusudhan, Secretary, IIT Madras Alumni Association, has been quoted as saying to a national daily.
“Our Institute is fortunate to have a group of dedicated alumni who care about its growth. This global celebration is their expression of love towards their alma mater,” Prof Mahesh Panchagnula, Dean (International and Alumni Relations), IIT Madras told the media while speaking about the role of alumni in the development of the institute.