IIT 2008 Global Alumni Conference - About PanIIT
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About PanIIT

PanIIT is an umbrella alumni organization of all seven IIT institutes. It was started in the year 2002 by a group of like-minded IIT alumni that included Rajat Gupta, Gururaj 'Desh' Deshpande, N R Narayanamurthy, Nandan Nilekani, Ashank Desai and Pradeep Gupta. Other alumni who have been crucial to the success of PanIIT are Arjun Malhotra, Raj Singh, Kanwal Rekhi, Vinod Gupta, Abhay Bhushan, Pawan Kumar, Sanjiv Sahay, Suresh Shenoy, Monishi Sanyal, Ram Kelkar  and Hiten Ghosh.


 PanIIT was started with the key objectives of:

Nation Building
Alumni Services
Advocacy for the Alma Mater

Today, PanIIT represents nearly 200,000 Alumni of the seven IITs.

Since inception, the PanIIT Global Alumni Conference has been held alternatively in India and abroad – New Delhi (2004), Washington DC (2005), Mumbai (2006) and Santa Clara (2007). It has established itself as a premier event, by bringing together an eclectic group of industry visionaries, thought leaders and IIT Alumni from across the globe.

PanIIT is not just an annual congregation of IIT Alumni, but has also undertaken and implemented national building projects under this umbrella. Over 400 Distinguished Alumni, the crème de la crème, play a guiding role in PanIIT's projects and initiatives.

PanIIT is keen to scale-up and make a quantum jump in its ability to undertake transformational projects and therefore has chosen the Theme "Inspire, Innovate and Transform" for the 2008 Global Conference scheduled during 19-21 December at Chennai.

As a young and vibrant organization with a passion to provide a forum for the IIT Alumni to give back to society, PanIIT has ambitious plans to

Assist in Research and Technology initiatives in Nation Building
Foster Entrepreneurship
Help face the challenges and leverage the opportunities in India's infrastructure
Enhance the Quality and Accessibility in Education
Act as a catalyst in innovating the role of bureaucracy to the Nation's advantage
Inspire and Engage more IIT Alumni in the Transformation of Rural India

Working in close co-operation with the seven IITs, PanIIT's Executive Council has two representatives from each of the IITs, which provides a strong link to the IIT Administration.

Pan IIT is also forging a strong link with the Ministry of Human Resources and is playing a vital role in formulations of Technical, Vocational and Research related policies of the Government.

Projects Undertaken

PanIIT is currently involved in various nation-building activities such as:

Policy advocacy to the government
Providing networking opportunities to the IIT Community
Enhancing the IIT brand
Creating global industry linkages using its Alumni

Sponsors & Partners

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