President’s Note

December 16, 2018 0 comments ISMAANA Admin Categories Patrika Q4 2018

Dear ISMAANA members:

We wish Shubh Deepavali, Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season to all our alumni. May the New Year bring more success and happiness in your families. 

ISMAANA board elected Dr. Ganesh Thakur immediate past Chairman of ISMAANA as its Chairman Emeritus. In this position Ganesh will continue to participate in board meetings and provide his advice and guidance to the board. The board also elected Dipak Roy (73’AGeoph) as its new board member. Dipak covers Bay area of California that is home to number of alumni as well as many exciting new technological developments.

ISMAANA continues to work on many projects to assist our alma mater as well as our north America based alumni. We have an MOU executed for providing Outstanding Teacher award at IIT (ISM). Raj Prasad (65’PE) has kindly sponsored this award that we believe will enhance outstanding teaching tradition at our alma mater. A similar award for an outstanding researcher at IIT (ISM) is being sponsored by Chairman Emeritus Ganesh Thakur.

Our new IIT (ISM) Director Dr. Rajiv Shekhar plans to visit US in near future. We are in discussions to schedule his planned visit. Further plans are also being developed to conduct on site seminars by ISMAANA alumni on special topics at IIT (ISM).

ISMAANA newsletter is being published on a regular basis to exchange communication with our North America based alumni. Our thanks to Vishal Gupta, Secretary, ( for this sincere effort.
An alumni database development program is ongoing for last two years with dedicated efforts of Gaurav Seth. If you know of any alumnus who is not receiving our newsletter, please let Gaurav know at

We have started a fund-raising program in 2018 to enhance our endowment funds to continue and expand the merit scholarship program and to fund outstanding research projects at our alma mater. We seek your cooperation and help in this regard.

If you have any feedback to improve ISMAANA’s role or would like to contribute articles or news events or any other comments, please send us a note.

Thank you.
Dipak Sarkar
President ISMAANA (’67 PE)