20 IIT KGP alumni to get Distinguished Alumnus Award 2019
    Kolkata, Jul 3 (PTI) A record number of 20 alumni of
IIT Kharagpur will be conferred with the Distinguished Alumnus
Award by the premier teaching and research institute at the
convocation ceremony in August.
    Eminent academicians, scientists, industry experts,
technocrats, social activists and some Padma Shri recipients
will be among the awardees, a statement issued by IIT
Kharagpur said on Monday.
     The statement quoted IIT KGP Director Prof Partha
Pratim Chakrabarti as saying, "This adds to the list of so
many personalities who have made us proud in many ways."
    Based on the recommendation of the Standing Committee,
the Chairman and Board of Governors have approved the names of
for the Distinguished Alumnus Award 2019, the director said.
    Subrata Chattopadhyay, Dean, Alumni Affairs, said, IIT
Kharagpur alumni have been the Institutes brand ambassadors.
They have also been the first in the IIT system to contribute
back to IIT.
    "Today we have 10 more centres of excellence funded by
the alumni and each of them has been the harbinger of change,"
he said. PTI SUS

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