Guwahati: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati recently celebrated Alumni Awards 2020 in recognition of its alumni network’s glorious professional achievements and contributions to the society. This award ceremony was organised by the Alumni and External Relations Office of the Institute in the esteemed presence of Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, as the Chief Guest and Mr. Aman Mathur, the President, IIT Guwahati Alumni Association, as the Guest of Honor on 27th March 2021.
Speaking during the award ceremony, Prof. T.G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said, “I congratulate our Alumni for their extraordinary achievements and success, and wish them the best for their future. It is a proud moment for me to announce that IIT Guwahati has created the Alumni Portal to bridge the gap and create a special bond between the current and former students of our prestigious Institute.”
Alongside the Award ceremony, Prof. Sitharam also announced the future plans of establishing ‘IIT Guwahati Foundation’ in the USA and launching of an ‘IITG Alumni Newsletter’ which will be devoted exclusively for highlighting alumni achievements and activities of the campus.
Since its inception in 1994, IIT Guwahati has been working for academic excellence, reaching new heights in R&D, and continues to attract outstanding talent from around the world in the form of its students. Its vast reservoir of talent is now spreading its footprint everywhere showcasing the best that IITG has to offer. A major source of this recognition that the institute is garnering is through its alumni community who have ventured to different parts of India and the world to share and spread their knowledge, wisdom and expertise.
About the Award Winners –
Mr. Ankit Nagori, Alumnus, Class of 2008, IIT Guwahati, and Co-Founder CUREFIT, with the Outstanding Service Award in recognition to his extraordinary journey from joining as a young Manager at Flipkart to becoming the Chief Business Officer, and then becoming the Co-Founder of CUREFIT. He has also been featured in the 40 under 40 list of Forbes Magazine 2016.
Dr. Harpreet S. Dhillon, Alumnus, Class of 2008, IIT Guwahati, and Associate Professor, Department of ECE, Virginia Tech, USA, with the Young Alumni Achiever Award in recognition of his extensive research and success in areas of wireless communications and networking. Dr. Dhillon has contributed to the performance analysis of large-scale communication systems using advanced mathematical tools from the area of stochastic geometry. He has more than 160 publications in premier IEEE venues, including 80+ journal papers, and four patents.
Mr. Kiran Kumar Thota, Alumnus, Class of 2000, IIT Guwahati, and Product Lead, Amazon AWS, President, PAN IIT USA, with the Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of his outstanding services to expand the reach of IIT Guwahati Alumni Association. Mr. Thota has represented IIT Guwahati at all forums including PanIIT USA and PanIIT Global and served as Board member, Mr Thota has expanded PanIIT USA services to an alumni base of over 50,000. As President, he conducted 65 events for alumni and built digital platforms and processes to scale it up. As the board member, he has generated about 1 Million USD revenue for PanIIT USA through fundraising.