ROORKEE: Celebrating its 175th year of foundation, the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) organized its first international get-together, Alumni Meet-Nepal, in Kathmandu.
“We are overjoyed by the enthusiastic participation of a large number of our alumni in Nepal. I would like to thank the Hon’ble Minister of Education, Science and Technology Devendra Paudel for gracing the occasion and underlining the importance as well as the success of the event,” Professor Ajit Chaturvedi, director of IIT-R, said.
“I would like to point out the similar cultural teachings and traditions that we share with India. Events like IIT Roorkee’s Alumni meet will only strengthen the shared vision of collaborating in academia in making our youth ready for the challenges of the 21st century,” Paudel said.
The institute has planned a series of outreach activities to connect with IIT Roorkee alumni throughout the year starting from November 2021 to November 2022.
Besides thousands of students from Nepal studying at IIT Roorkee, researchers and faculty members from the institute have also contributed significantly in the areas of hydropower, planning and urban development in the Himalayan nation.
“IIT Roorkee has given a large number of intellectual talents to the country, who significantly contributed towards the development of this nation or wherever they decided to settle,” Professor Partha Roy, Dean of Resources and Alumni Affairs (DORA), IIT Roorkee, said.