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IIT Guwahati celebrates its Alumni achievements

GUWAHATI: In appreciation of its alumni network’s professional accomplishments and contributions to society, the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT) recently held Alumni Awards 2020.

On March 27, the Institute’s alumni and external relations office hosted the award ceremony in the presence of Professor T G Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, as the chief guest and Aman Mathur, president, IIT Guwahati Alumni Association, as the guest of honor.

About the Award Winners :

Ankit Nagori, Alumnus, Class of 2008, IIT Guwahati, and Co-Founder CUREFIT, with the “Outstanding Service Award” in recognition of 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 lists of Forbes Magazine 2016.

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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.

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, 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.

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“I congratulate our Alumni for their exceptional achievements and progress, and wish them the best for their future,” Professor T G Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said during the award ceremony.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce that IIT Guwahati has developed an alumni portal in order to bridge the gap and foster a special bond between current and former students of our prestigious institute,” he added.

Professor Sitharam also announced plans to establish the ‘IIT Guwahati Foundation’ in the United States, as well as the launch of an ‘IITG Alumni Newsletter,’ which will be dedicated exclusively to highlighting alumni accomplishments and events on campus.

IIT Guwahati has strived for academic excellence since its inception in 1994, hitting new heights in research and development, and continuing to draw talent from around the world in the form of its students.

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