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Talk Series Program - The Future of IITs

(An IIT Alumni Centre Exclusive Event)


Panel of 4 former IIT Directors (Prof. Ashok Misra, Prof. MS Ananth, Prof. R. Natarajan and Prof. VS Raju) are in this discussion, which is being moderated by Ashok Kamath (IITB 1979, Head of the Akshara Foundation).

Date: October 1, 2011 (Saturday)
Venue: None, None
Schedule: Tea at 6pm, Session from 6.30 pm - 8pm

Of late, there’s been a lot of discussion in various fora on where the IITs are going / should be going, are doing / not doing, etc. etc. etc.

On the one hand, we hear of IITs climbing higher in the ranking of World Institutes, on the other we hear that the JEE is being scrapped. On the one hand, we hear of great faculty, but we also have Ministers questioning the quality of faculty. Is IIT a UG or a PG Institute? Is it a question of “or” or rather of “and”? These and many, many more questions repeatedly cross our minds.

To get some insights into these issues, what better than to hear from those that have been at the helm of the IITs.

Yes, the IIT Alumni Club, Bangalore, is pleased to kick off its Inaugural Talk Series with a panel discussion titled: “The Future of the IITs” – with a very eminent panel consisting of former Directors of the IITs. They include:
Prof. Ashok Misra (former Director, IIT Bombay) Prof. MS Ananth (former Director, IIT Madras) Prof. VS Raju (former Director, IIT Delhi) Prof.R. Natarajan (former Director, IIT Madras)

We intend to keep this session very interactive, so that the audience will have an opportunity to ask lots of questions of this eminent panel.

This talk is being organized at the Bangalore International Centre (BIC), Domlur, on Saturday, 1st October, at 6pm. You may be aware that the IIT Alumni Club, Bangalore, has taken up Corporate Membership of the BIC, and this is the first of the many such events for our members that we plan to organize here. This being the first event, is open to all Alumni (whether or not they are members of the IIT Alumni Club).

We look forward to seeing you many of you there. To make appropriate logistics arrangements, we would request you to kindly RSVP to S. Geetha (pesgeetha@yahoo.co.in)

Look forward to seeing you on 1st October!

Open to IIT Alumni and BIC Members. RSVP to S. Geetha (pesgeetha@yahoo.co.in)


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