IIT Roorkee Global Alumni Meet 2017, hosted by IIT Roorkee Alumni Association was held on 26th March at The Ashok, New Delhi. The event was graced by the presence of Prof. AK Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee as the chief guest and Prof. Sandeep Singh, Dean of Alumni Affairs and International Relations. The event began with the speech of Dr. Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Punjab followed by a brief overview of the recent developments in the institute.
The theme of the event was ‘Startup India Standup India’ and many events were lined up for budding entrepreneurs. The panel discussion by top-notch entrepreneurs, moderated by Mr. Pramod Saxena, founder, Oxigen Services India Pvt. Ltd. provided insights on the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India. The startup pitching for ventures by IIT Roorkee alumni as well as current students for mentorship and investment was well received by all. It was followed by a presentation by Prof. AK Chaturvedi for fund raising for the institute.
The performances by Music Section, IIT Roorkee, Choreography and Dance section IIT Roorkee and Dramatics Section, IIT Roorkee were graceful and highly appreciated. IIT Roorkee is thankful to the alumni for organizing the meet and for their benign presence at the event. Institute Alumni Relations Cell (IARC) under the aegis of DAAIR and in collaboration with Alumni Association is looking forward to creating more such platforms in the future including 5 years, 10 years and 15 years Alumni Meets.
Address by Dr. Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Punjab
Panel discussion on entrepreneurial ecosystem in India
Dignitaries having a light moment of laughter and fun
Overview of the recent developments in the institute by General Secretary, Alumni Affairs, IIT Roorkee
Startup pitching for mentorship and funding