Food Talk – Feb’20IIT Alumni Industry Interaction Center
A decade ago, a group of IITians did just that… they sat down and figured…
What if IIT alumni could be offered a ready platform that allowed them the ambience to network professionally and socially? A space that allowed them professional interaction with Industry and with peers? What if a world-class Alumni Center is created for IITians, by IITians, akin to other world-class institutions like Harvard, Princeton and Yale, with even better networking and industry interaction programs?
Prof. M S Ananth
I congratulate the first ever IIT Alumni Center in Chennai for its pioneering and praiseworthy efforts to set up the “Alumni Industry Interaction Center” in India’s first ever university centred research park, the IITMRP. I am confident that the synergy between the two entities will take the IIT-Alumni-Industry interaction to unprecedented heights. I wish the AIIC a glorious future.
Dr. Bhaskar Ramamurthi
The IIT Alumni Industry Interaction Centre at the IIT Madras Research Park is unparalleled in the ambience it provides for networking and interacting with the tech movers of tomorrow ranging from IITM faculty, startup founders, IIT alumni, investors and industry leaders. The Research Park is the best location for such a centre and the buzz around it has to be experienced to be believed.
I am glad that IIT Alumni Center is moving to the IIT Madras Research Park. With larger area, the activities of the club can increase and serve the IIT Alumni community better. I hope all IIT Alumni will join and take full advantage of the facilities.
IITMRP drives innovations to commercialisation by bringing industry-academia–students–alumni together. Alumni are a very important component of this. We had them, but we did not have a space, specifically earmarked for them. So we thought of providing space for an Alumni Center, a premium and informal space for alumni, not just that of IITM but of all IITs. Happenstance interactions can add a lot of value and provide new perspectives. We hope to attract at least 50 alumni per day to the Center. The Center is also open to other entrepreneurs or companies who want to contribute to the growth.