The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, on the 60th anniversary of its establishment, is reaching out to its alumni from around the world through a fundraising campaign. Through the campaign ‘Going further, giving back’, the institute seeks support for its strategic vision for 2030.
The institute has set an ambitious goal of collecting pledges from more than 54,000 students around the world. Alumni can pledge amounts ranging from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 61 lakh to contribute for 5 years.
In the last two decades alone, they have launched more than 800 startups, raising more than US $ 19 billion in funding collectively, placing the institute among the top 10 undergraduate programs in the world in terms of the number of startups founded and capital raised per its graduates.
In its document ‘Vision 2030’, IIT Delhi has outlined its strategy focused on five long-term priorities: strengthening teaching and research, investing in technological leadership in selected areas, renewing industry commitments, establishing a center for entrepreneurship in world-class alumni, students, and faculty and building strong alumni engagement teams.
V Ramgopal Rao, Director of IIT Delhi, said: “Since its inception in 1961, IIT Delhi has nurtured and encouraged people who want to change the world by doing things differently. After 60 years, that same founding spirit has grown even more important by giving brilliant people the space to make a tangible difference, to do new and disruptive things. “
Naveen Garg, Dean, Alumni Affairs and International Programs, IIT Delhi said: “Many of our students have a lot of love and affection for the institute and we hope they will take this opportunity to contribute and make a difference in their alma mater.”