IITMAANA 2020 Elections

2020 National Elections

We are pleased to announce that IITMAANA is conducting its biennial National elections. IITMAANA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by and for the alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. We invite you to participate in the elections to help strengthen our alumni community in North America. 

Residents of North America who have affiliation with IIT-M (alumni, past faculty, and their immediate family - children over 18 years and parents) are members of IITMAANA.  Only members in the database can participate in IITMAANA elections.  If you wish to be a candidate for office, or to nominate or second a candidate, or to vote in the elections, please ensure you are registered in the database by creating a Member Account. 

Each candidate for a position must be nominated on the Nomination Form (click here to download). Once nominated and seconded, the candidate must accept the nomination and provide a statement, and return the Nomination form to the Elections Commissioner. Optionally, the candidate may include a photograph. Candidates will be publicized (photograph and statement) on the IITMAANA web-site for the duration of the elections.


Election Schedule

Jun 3-Jul 5, 2020  Elections Announcement, and Call for Nominations
AUG 15 Deadline to receive Nominations
AUG 15 Announcement of Candidates 
TBA Election Week 
TBA Announcement of results of the election
TBA The new committee assumes responsibility for positions


The Terms for all Officers National end Dec 31st 2021.


National Elections

The national elections will cover the following positions:

President - The President is responsible for the overall Engagement, Health and Growth of IITMAANA IIT Madras Alumni Association of North America, a 501(3c) non-profit organization. In this role the President will work with Board Members to bring together Chapters operating teams to organize events both at a national and chapter level. The President will work closely with the IITMAA - IIT Madras Alumni Association, and IITMF - IIT Madras Foundation, and the Institute - the Office of Alumni Affairs to enable the overall engagement of IITMAANA. The President is also responsible for working closely with PanIIT and other related organizations to help bring awareness and engagement of the IIT Madras within the IIT alumni community. 

Vice-President - The Vice-President is primarily responsible for Operational activities of the IITMAANA IIT Madras Alumni Association of North America, a 501(3c) non-profit organization. In this role the Vice-President will work with the President and other Board Members to help in organizational activities across the US, both at a national and chapter level. 

Treasurer - The Treasurer is responsible for the overall financial health, accounting of finances and filing of taxes for IITMAANA, a 501(3c) non-profit organization. The Treasurer role as a voting board member is to advise on current financial health and ability for the Board to fund new initiatives and chapters. The Treasurer will work closely with IITMF treasury to ensure the proper account of funds as per the revenue share agreement between the organizations.

Secretary - The Secretary is responsible for the overall documentation and records related to the operations of IITMAANA, a 501(3c) non-profit organization.

By default, the elected offers are members of the IITMAANA Board, and hold voting rights on decisions related to the operations of IITMAANA. Other Board members include: IITMF CEO - Girish Muckai, IITMAA/MAANA Representative - Amulya Panyam; Honorary Board Members such as past presidents.


Chapter Elections 

The 2020 Elections will not cover Chapter elections due to COVID-19. The Board determined that  opportunities to assemble are limited and will not help a new team to be able to effectively conduct their business. A decision will be made at a later time toward end of 2020 regarding Chapter Election timing.

Please direct questions about the Election process to the Election Commissioners.

Mukesh Sundaram and Justin Thomas

Election Commissioner ([email protected])

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IITMAANA is an IRS certified 501(c)(3) charity organization located at: IITMAANA, PO Box 1660 Cupertino, CA 95015-1660, USA