New Delhi: Having announced launching IIT Delhi’s Endowment Fund on October 2019, the Institute today opened its doors to its new Endowment Centre and Management Foundation Office at a special ceremony presided over by Prof V Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi and Chairman of the IIT Delhi Endowment Management Foundation; and Prof Naveen Garg, Dean, Alumni Affairs and International Programmes.
Strategically located at the Institute’s iconic main administrative building on IIT Delhi campus, the Endowment Centre provides a distinct showcase of how contributions of its distinguished alumni are supporting the advancement and realisation of the Institutes aspirations for the future.
The new facility includes a welcoming lounge space, offering alumni and their families a comfortable environment for discussions, and state of the art meeting rooms to facilitate strategic collaborations of advancement and development projects at the Institute.
Addressing global alumni on the occasion via live streaming of the event, Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Director IIT Delhi announced, “We are very pleased to inaugurate today a new office complex for Endowment Centre and Foundation Office, demonstrating the collaborative commitment between the Institute and our alumni. This will further strengthen the Institute’s bond with alumni and provide meaningful ways for IIT Delhi to secure its aspirations for the future.”
Mr Arun Duggal, Chairman, IIT Delhi Endowment Management Foundation, and a Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Delhi shared, “The new Endowment Centre and Foundation office was especially conceptualised to provide an environment where visiting alumni and their families could envision and experience how their support will tangibly contribute to the development efforts of alumni, students and faculty. Within this smart modern, collaborative facility, the advancement team will integrate and leverage our academic, industry and community connections in really innovative and high-quality ways.”
Prof. Naveen Garg, Dean, Alumni Affairs and International Programmes added, “We look forward to our global Alumni’s support towards achieving the Vision of IIT Delhi by 2030. The new Endowment Centre and Foundation Office will be a key facilitator towards creating outreach opportunities, organising reunions, and designing online platform for enhancing alumni engagements.”
Mr. Vinay Piparsania, the first alum CEO of the IIT Delhi Endowment Foundation enthused, “It’s been quite a journey so far! I now look forward to our advancement teams building further on our alumni and institute relationships under one roof. At this new smart facility, we will also be having student volunteers on board to help us with organizing alumni engagements and fundraising campaigns, bringing in a high level of enthusiastic energy when there is a lot of work to be done!”
While proposing a vote of thanks, Mr. Vinay Piparsania acknowledged the support of the Institutes Infrastructure and administration teams, and the generosity of several IIT Delhi Alumni who provided expert consultation and services in the designing and installation of integrated communications, IT and access solutions to ensure timely readiness of the digitally enabled Endowment Centre and Foundation Office.