KNOWLEDGE TREE - IMPACTFUL STORIES FROM IIT BOMBAY
Dear Alumnus, Alumna,
Please accept our warm greetings from IIT Bombay.
October was special to many of us as we celebrated the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance, by celebrating the festival of Deepawali. I hope that you were able to celebrate the glorious festival of lights with your family and friends and rejoiced in the joy, love, and blessings brought about by this festive occasion.
I would now like to share some key events that took place last month at your alma mater.
⇒ It was a momentous occasion for the Institute on October 19, 2022, as we welcomed the United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) António Guterres to the campus. The UNSG presented the UN Day Public Lecture titled, ‘India at 75: India UN Partnership – Strengthening South-South Cooperation.’
Circa 2022, IIT Bombay has over 13,000 students studying for various degrees on its lush and green campus at Powai. The Institute prides itself on providing a world-class academic experience for its students. This includes faculty members who perform cutting-edge research, and mentor and challenge their students in the classroom; globally competitive infrastructure including Centres of Excellence, state-of-the-art labs, micro-factories; leisure facilities like cafes, gyms, basketball courts; and many more.
The Institute also endeavours to provide its students with the best quality of life in their ‘home away from home’ as they spend their formative young adult lives on campus. To that end, IIT Bombay’s sprawling campus is well known for its extensive residential facilities
Prof. Sujit S Jogwar is an Associate Professor and core faculty member in the Chemical Engineering department at IIT Bombay. We are delighted to speak to him for the Dean ACR Newsletter – Knowledge Tree.
Prof. Jogwar, thank you for speaking to us today. To begin with – can you quickly take us through your academic and career trajectory?
I completed my B. Tech in Chemical Engineering in 2006 from the Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly UDCT) with a Gold Medal. Subsequently, I joined the Ph.D. program of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. During my Ph.D., I worked on the dynamic and control aspects of energy-integrated networks. After completing my Ph.D. in 2011, I worked as a Development Specialist in the global advanced control R&D centre of Praxair Inc. (now Linde) for 2.5 years.
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Student Success Stories
The E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize, named in honour of the Dutch mathematician Evert Willem Beth, is instituted by the Association for Logic, Language, and Information (FoLLI) each year, and recognizes outstanding Ph.D. theses in the fields of Logic, Language, and Information. Dissertations are evaluated based on their technical depth, strength, and originality. The shortlisted theses will be published by FoLLI. This is the first time a thesis from India has made it to the shortlist of the Beth Prize. The committee was particularly impressed by the breadth, technical depth, and novelty of the results in Vrunda’s thesis.
NEWS FROM IIT BOMBAY
Golden Jubilee Reunion Class of 1972
The Golden Jubilee Reunion celebration for the 1972 batch of IIT Bombay will take place in November on campus. This grand celebration is open to IITB alumni/alumnae who meet any one of the following criteria:
– Tech students who entered IITB in 1967.
– Tech students who graduated in 1972 from IITB.
– All postgraduate students pursuing MTech, MSc, IDC, PhD, etc. who graduated in 1972 from IITB.
The Institute has planned several activities for the alumni including visits to hostels, departments, and other haunts on the campus. Alumni will also have plenty of free time to reconnect with old friends, rekindle old relationships, and relive old times in familiar hangouts. A formal conference and an informal dinner with the Director and other officials at the institute, and other entertainment activities have been planned as well.
SARC – the Student Alumni Relations Cell – will host the third session in their series called Corporate Connect. Cofounders, Mr. Nakul Aggarwal and/or Ritesh Arora from Browserstack will be the chief guest(s) at the occasion and answer questions from students during the session. Besides the Q&A, the event will include informal and interactive segments.
E-Cell IIT Bombay Launches Asia’s largest Business Model Competition – Eureka!
The e-Cell of IIT Bombay proudly launched Asia’s largest Business Model Competition, Eureka! This platform provides the perfect opportunity for its participants to fast-track their entrepreneurial journey and turn their ideas into viable business models. In its 25th edition, Eureka! ensures that the participants get quality mentoring, networking with prominent investors, and many funding opportunities.
Eureka! Consists of three rounds – Zonal Round, Business Model Round, and Pitch Round. And the result will be announced on February 5, 2023.
Register at: ecell.in/eureka
The Knowledge Tree – Dean ACR Newsletter November 2022
Chief Content Consultant and Editor (IITB DRF) – Roopa Swaminathan
SARC – Head: Media and PR
Rachit Merani – B.S. – 3rd Year (Economics)
Radhika Bakshi –B.Tech/M.Tech Dual Degree – 3rd Year (Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science)
SARC – Coordinators: Media and PR