Meet IIT Bombay Director Dr. Devang Khakhar and Campus Team
October 19, 2012
Meet Director Prof. Khakhar, Prof. HS Pandalai - Deputy Director (Finance and External Affairs), Prof. Ravi Sinha - Dean (Alumni and Corporate Relatons), Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri - Dean (International Relations) and Prof. A.K. Suresh - Dean (Faculty Affairs).
- Evolution of the IIT System: Challenges and Opportunities
- Update from IIT Bombay: Water, Security, Healthcare and Urban Sciences
When: Friday, October 19, 2012, 6:30pm
Where: TiE Conference Center, 2903 Bunker Hill Ln., Santa Clara, CA, 95054
Date: Mar 17 (Thu)at 6 pm
Venue: Google Campus, Mountain View CA
Speaker: Raj Mashruwala
When Nandan Nilekani was appointed as Cabinet level minister to oversee a revolutionary scheme of giving Unique ID to every resident of India, a new approach of private-public partnership was created to rapidly roll out the system. The core technology team was formed within days. In less than a year, entire system was designed, built and rolled out. How did it happen? Unique ID concept is not without controversy. What are the issues behind the concept? Is biometric technology ready for primetime? Is it a scheme to get IT companies more government contracts? Is government violating personal freedom? How do we ensure personal privacy?
The agenda for the evening is:
1. 6:00 to 7:00 -> Registration, Networking and Dinner
2. 7:00 to 7:45 -> Presentation by Raj Mashruwala on the UID project
3. 7:45 to 8:30 -> Panel discussion on issues, concepts, controversies, governance
4. 8:30 to 9:00 -> QnA
Limited time EARLY BIRD Registration - ONLY $10
Register at : http://www2.iitbombay.org/events/UID2011
This event is hosted and sponsored by Google.
SF Bay Area Volunteer team
IIT Networking Lunch with Amar Bhide
October 29, 2010, Friday, 11:30am
Registration: SOLD OUT EVENT
Venue: Sakoon Indian Restaurant,
About the author (:
Amar Bhide , Schmidheiny Professor at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, has served as Glaubinger Professor of Business at Columbia University, a consultant at McKinsey & Company and a proprietary trader at E.F. Hutton. Bhide is a founding member of the Center on Capitalism and Society, editor of Capitalism and Society , and has written about the financial crisis in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week , and Forbes . Author of The Venturesome Economy, The Origin and Evolution of New Businesse s, and Of Politics and Economic Reality , Bhide received a doctorate and an MBA with high distinction from the Harvard Business School.
About the book:
Our prosperity requires the enterprise of innumerable individuals and businesses who exercise their imagination and judgment-and bear responsibility for outcomes. And widespread enterprise is fostered through dialogue and relationships, not merely prices in anonymous markets. Yet modern finance blatantly neglects these necessary elements for enterprise. In the last several decades finance has become increasingly centralized, distanced, and mechanistic. Instead of many lending officers making judgments about borrowers they know, credit decisions are the output of the models of a few Wall Street wizards and credit agencies. This robotic centralized finance stifles the dynamism of the real economy and leads to recurring collapses.
A Call for Judgment clearly explains how bad theories and mis-regulation have caused a dangerous divergence between the real economy and finance. In simple language Bhide takes apart the so-called advances in modern finance, showing how backward-looking, top-down models were used to mass-produce toxic products. Thanks to excessively tight securities laws and loose banking laws, anonymous transactions have displaced relationship-based finance. And Bhide offers, tough simple rules for restoring relationships and case-by-case judgment: limit banks-and all deposit taking institutions-to basic lending and nothing else.
A Call for Judgment is both a primer on the role of finance in a dynamic modern economy, and a cautionary tale about the pitfalls of banks functioning as highly centralized, mechanistic entities. It is essential reading for anyone interested in bringing the economy back to a point at which decisions can be made that foster organic economic growth without the potentially disastrous risks currently accepted by modern finance.
PANIIT Bay Area Diwali Dhamaka, October 2, 2010
2010 IIT Bombay West Coast Regional Reunion Event
SF Bay Cruise
September 24, 2010, Friday, 6:30pm-10pm
SOLD OUT EVENT
AN EVENING FULL OF ENTERTAINMENT AND BREATHTAKING BAY VIEWS
PICTURES COMING SOON
Yacht: Pinot Noir Commodore
IIT Bombay Networking Lunch
July 9, 2010, Sakoon Indian Restaurant
SOLD OUT EVENT
On Friday, July 9, IITBHF SF Bay Area Chapter held the first of series of Networking lunches to be held in 2010. The event was a smashing success with about 30 alumni attending the lunch, spanning batches from 1967 to 2001. Dr. Kanwal Rekhi, Distinguished Alumnus (DA) from the batch of 1967, was the guest of honor. Attendees mingled with each other and with Kanwal over a sumptuous buffet at Sakoon Restaurant in Mountain View. Kanwal shared his life experiences and gave an inspiring speech and pointers on how to think about Entrepreneurship. Feedback from attendees, many of whom were attending bay area chapter event for the first time, was very positive as they got a chance to see familiar and new faces, have an IIT style cack session and interact one on one with a DA from our great Institute. All this over a short 1.5 hours of lunch!
Networking lunches are a great way of connecting with other alumni, be it that you are new to the bay area or have lived here for years!
Keep an eye out for upcoming announcements about the next lunch. We will be holding these regularly and also moving the venues around the Bay Area.
July 18, 2010
Announcing SEVATHON 2010 5K/10K/Half Marathon and Cultural Fest.
IIT Bombay is happy to partner with ICC & several other NPOs in the bayarea in spirit of Seva for Sevathon 2010.
- When/Where: 18th July 2010, Sunday, Baylands Park, Sunnyvale, CA.
When you register, please pledge your support to IIT Bombay Heritage Fund. 50% of all registrations go to fund IIT Bombay projects.
A great way to spend the day out with family and friends while helping a great cause! Live music, vibrant performances, interactive kids activities, and food from across India! Free health check up is also offered by South Asian Hearts Association.
Please check for group discounts...
IIT Bombay Happy Hour
Mix and mingle with your fellow IITians as you get ready for the holidays.
- When: 17th December, Thursday, 6 pm onwards
- Where: Duke of Edinburgh, 10801 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014, http://www.theduke.com/
PANIIT Bay Area Diwali Dhamaka: October 3, Saturday
IITB has won the trophy 4 out of 7 times (and extremely close runner-up on 2 occasions)
The PANIIT Diwali Dhamaka involved cultural competition between the 7 campuses. Each campus had 15 min to perform on the theme “Credit Crunch”. The competition was extremely tough this year with great performances by all IITs. IITB team was the last to perform on stage and put up another spectacular show titled “Crunch ka Punch”. and won the competition. Great effort from the entire team (involving alumni, spouses and children).
DD 2009 Awards:
Few comments from audience about IITB performance:
I just loved IIT-B’s performance last night! You guys were awesome… tight script, great humor, great acting, dances, singing, and good use of lighting, props, etc. Transitions were seamless… separated you from the rest! Good job!
"How do you guys pull this off? Where do you buy your sets from?"
Congratulations for winning 4 of the 7 Diwali Dhamaka’s. It is almost getting monotonous. I think we need to introduce a Runners up trophy.
Heard from Participants:
Just wanted to say how enjoyable this whole experience has been for me. We put this show every Diwali but this Diwali Dhamaka was special because of several reasons.
It feels good for y'all to include folks from the "uncle's batch" :-)
Let me tell you it feels really good to be back among this amazing family. Boy I was missing out over the last 5 years....
This has got to be the most intense Diwali Dhamaka so ever. I still can't believe we accomplished so much on such a tight schedule. It was so cool to see all of us give it our very best: from making the script that much tighter, the prods that much cooler and the dances that much more energetic.
This has been an awesome journey, full with fun, laughter, dance and music. It is an honor to be part of such a great and enthu IITB family. The spirit is always "team first" and "perfection", like true professionals.
Thanks to everybody for giving us a chance to perform with such a talented team. We enjoyed every minute of it. We almost had a party in the middle of every week :-)
Feels good to be part of the team that always thinks ahead :)
I feel that the relationships developed during practice sessions grow further after the practices end and the entire group becomes part of an extended family. This is the stuff memories are made of.
This is the IITB magic. The true team spirit and feeling of extended family.
The fun that I had during the practices and the performance of Diwali Dhamaka are some of my most treasured memories. Series of victories is of course a very very nice and deserved icing on the cake.
For us, like many others, participating this year was 'Fun for the whole family' with miyan, biwi, bacchon sahit in practices and on stage. IIT Bombay has the right blend of talent and enthusiasm - the winning ingredients..
Needless to say this is an awesome group of talented and fun loving folks.
Participants (IITB alumni, spouses, and children):
· Opening Voiceover Line - Vivek
· Bank manager – Kapil
· Kick-boxing robber - Niharika
· Rituraj-bhai – Tiwari
· Rahul – Rahul
· Ekta Kapoor – Sumita
· Aamir Khan – Hemendra
· Akbar Darbar Voiceover – Vivek
· Anarkali – Suramya
· Akbar Darbaan – Basanth
· Akbar – Sandi
· Tansen – Saurabh
· Birbal – Balaji
· Ramalingam Raju – Ani
· “BAILOUT MONEY” signboard carrier – Amit
Live karaoke singers:
· Dhan Ta Nan (Kameenay) – Vivek, Arvind
· Dance Pe Chance (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi) - Ishmeet
· Kahe Chedd Mohe (Devdas) – Anuja
· Om Bernie Madoff Hare (Aarti) – Vivek
Dance Choreographers: Rekha, Suramya, Manish
· Dhan Ta Nan (Kameenay) – Amit, Manish, Ram, Riz, Hemant Hebbar, Priyanka, Rekha, Deepti, Himani, Ruchi
· Dance Pe Chance (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi) – Kids: Anika Kamath, Rujuta, Sinja, Shriya, Anika Shah, Mihir, Advait, Akshay
· Kahe Chedd Mohe (Devdas – Kathak) – Suramya
· Om Bernie Madoff Hare (Aarti) - Manish, Ram, Balaji, Riz, Rekha, Deepti, Priyanka
· Chak De Phattey (Khosla ka Ghosla – pre-recorded) - Manish, Ram, Balaji, Rahul, Rekha, Deepti, Priyanka, Ruchi
· Producers – Balaji, Amit, Shankar, Sandi, Saurabh
· Executive Producers – Sandeep Pandya, Parul
· Lighting Co-ordinators – Hiten
· Sound/karaoke controller - Navneet
· Music arrangers – Vivek
· Art work, props – Shankar, Saurabh, Prashant, Bhagyashree
· Powerpoint presentation creators – Sandi, Balaji
· Laptop/Powerpoint projection controller – Gurjeev
· Costume co-ordinator for dancers and actors – Rekha, Amit, Manish
· Middle Curtain Opener/Closer – Prashant, Sandeep
· Front Curtain Timekeeper (with stopwatch) – Prashant
· Prop placers/clearers – Shankar, Saurabh, Bhagyashree, Hemant, Arvind, Basanth, Amit
· Pre-show cartoon flyer’s creator – Shrikant Kabir