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.
– Ashok Jhunjhunwala Institute Professor, IIT Madras.
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.
– Kris Gopalakrishnan Executive Vice Chairman (Former Co-Chairman), Infosys.
The Center would be a thriving social setting where new ideas are tested and taken up with vigour. We want to change the face of the country. People of all walks must want to come here to pave a sustainable path forward.
– Dr. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, IIT-M Director.
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.
– Prof. M S Ananth Former Directory IITM (2001-11).