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IIT-Delhi falls back on alumni support
Hindustan Times
New Delhi, January 04, 2014
First Published: 14:35 IST(4/1/2014)
Last Updated: 17:11 IST(4/1/2014)

Here's alumni power at its best. In what could spell a new trend in high-end professional education in the country, Indian Institute Technology-Delhi proposes to create a unique endowment pool with support from its alumni to fund world-class faculty development and to finance its research students for international exposure.

The IIT-D director has called upon alumni in the industry to engage in developing a 21st century modern curriculum which is in sync with the dynamically changing professional landscape. The institute is also setting up a Centre for Cyber Security at Delhi and a Science and Technology Park at its Sonipat campus.

Delivering the keynote address at its first-ever alumni meet at institute premises recently, IIT-D director, Professor RK Shevgaonkar said, "We require repositioning of our institute in order to make it a world-class research institute. The institute has taken several innovative measures and to take it forward the role of the alumni is critical."

Prof Shevgaonkar said the institute was committed to work on three critical areas, including faculty, infrastructure development and funding to catapult IIT- D into a new league.

"Everything is online and control is remote. It was felt that IIT D is the most suitable to have a capacity building for cyber security in the country. The centre, which is to start in the next session, will also undertake cutting-edge research in this field," he said.

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