Results of the 2017 Board Member Elections

At the close of nominations, the following nominations were received for the IITMAANA Board posts:

President: Prasanna Vinjamuri, ’93 ME

Vice President: Srinath  Chigullapalli, ’99 Met

Secretary: Amarendra Nettem, ’89 Civil

Treasurer: Ram Vemuri, ’95 CS&E

 As there were just 1 nominations per post, the Board has decided to forego the voting process. On behalf of IITMAANA, we welcome the new board members and we look forward to their leadership in the future.


Mukesh Sundaram

Election officer, IITMAANA



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Inaugural meeting of IITMAANA Boston Chapter

This is a special and exciting time for IITM’ and Alumni to come together with shared values and a common sense of purpose for significant contributions towards education, mentoring, career advice and motivation to young alumni from seasoned professionals, for potentially rewarding benefits to all members. The IIT Madras Foundation provides a strategic goal for all alumni to contribute towards the growth of their alma mater.

The Boston area is host to a vibrant community of IITM alumni working in technology, education and healthcare. In this spirit, IITMAANA conducted a Kick-off Event to inaugurate the IITMAANA Boston chapter.

On a balmy Saturday Fall afternoon of December 2, IITM alumni across generations gathered for an Inaugural meeting commemorating the IIT MAANA Boston Chapter and the building of a Network of IITM Chapters across the East Coast, held at the prestigious MIT Cambridge in Boston. There was a buffet of delicious food and drinks with scrumptious samosas, organized
by Sanjay Guruprasad. Thank you Sanjay!

An eclectic group of IIT Alumni enthusiastically participated and engaged in interactive discussions, brainstormed innovative ideas, expressed concern areas while providing guidance for a successful Boston chapter and for chapters being launched within the IITMAANA Network. A resounding THANK YOU to Dilip Subramanyam for his dedication, hard work and support over the last 10-20 years for creating and developing the IITMAANA Chapter in Boston. He has now passed the Torch forward to a new team who will spearhead and grow IITMAANA Boston into a thriving organization.

Please welcome the new Appointees for the Boston IITMAANA Chapter:

Roopesh Mathur - President
Suresh Sriramulu - Vice President
Sanjay Guruprasad - Secretary
Treasurer - to be appointed

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IITM tops 2017 NIRF rankings as the best engineering college in India

It is once again a proud moment for all of us and for our alma mater. IIT Madras has once again been ranked the top engineering college in India with a total score of 87.96, closely followed by IITB with a score of 87.87. This ranking is annually released by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), an arm of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, which evaluates an institute based on a number of parameters (details can be found here).

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Daan Utsav - Sponsor a student


Every year over 200 students at IITM require full or partial support for their education. Your donation can make a difference. IITM and IITMAANA have together setup the IITM Student Scholarship fund through which you can directly support a current student at IITM.



Please consider donating as part of the DAAN UTSAV week at IITM (see below for the flyer from the Deans' office)


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Researchers Reunion


“A trip to nostalgia now and then is good for the spirit.”

You are cordially invited to the IITM Researches Reunion. Join your fellow batchmates as we catch up, reminisce, and create new memories together! This is the first time we want to bring all researchers for a reunion from across all years of graduation. We invite all Ph.D., MS, M.Tech and Post-Docs who had the pleasure of doing research at IITM. This is a celebration of the bond we all have to IITM, that we are bonded by our spirit as seekers of truth, as toilers at the lab, our passion for science and research and most of all in celebration of the strong friendships we built there.

This will also be an opportunity to see the growth of IITM research, innovations, meet with current faculty and researchers and hear about their research pursuits.

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2017 Gajendra Circle Conference

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The Bay Area’s IITMAANA Chapter had its annual professional conference on Saturday, April 8, at the offices of ServiceNow in Santa Clara, CA. This year’s conference was attended by over  100 people from a variety of backgrounds and levels of experience. 

Our Keynote speaker was Mark Fulgham, a prominent figure in the Silicon Valley, and President of NTT Data Inc. While his decades of experience in the IT industry ensured that he has “seen it all”, he was most willing to share his viewpoints on the theme of the conference and other topics. Ashok Santhanam was the host for the Keynote Fireside. 

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IITMAANA 2016 Report

IITMAANA Accomplishments in 2016

We carried forward our momentum from last year and began this year on a promising note by helping the victims of the Chennai Floods, an unfortunate event which took place in November 2015.  Your spontaneous and enthusiastic response and contributions made a huge difference in the lives of the victims and also fostered a spirit of unity among the IITMAANA community.


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GC2016-Bay Area: Event Report

The Bay Area chapter of IITMAANA held its 2016 Gajendra Circle event on Saturday, 14 May, 2016 in Campbell, CA. The goal of the event was to provide IIT Madras Alumni and families an opportunity to meet in a setting that offered both professional and social enrichment. The event was hosted and sponsored by [24]7 Inc.


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IITMAANA Philadelphia Chapter Revived on April 8, 2016

The relaunch of Philadelphia chapter of IITMAANA that took place on 8th April 2016 at Devil’s Alley pub, in Philadelphia, brought some alumni buddies together and relished fond memories of our early days. This event was made possible with the leadership of Animesh Agarwal (Dual Degree, Biotechnology, class of 2009) currently a MBA Student in Wharton School, who took a lead role in organizing the event. The relaunch event was the revival of the chapter after about two decades of no activity, and is the first of many chapters that IITMAANA intends to revive and make active this year to help us organize and engage alumni in North America.

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IITM Grads Reception @Westin Velachery, June 6, 2015

The Office of I & AR, IIT Madras, in association with IITMAANA (IIT Madras Alumni Association of North America) hosted reception for IITM students going to foreign universities for higher education at the Westin, Velachery Chennai, on June 6, 2015.

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