President’s Note

July 20, 2019 0 comments ISMAANA Admin Categories Patrika Q2 2019

Dear ISMAANA members:
We wish happy summer to all our alumni. May your days be full of enjoyable activities and summer fun.

ISMAANA continues to work on many projects to assist our alma mater as well as our north America based alumni. During the current academic year (2018-19), 38 merit cum means scholarships were awarded to IIT (ISM) students. This is in addition to 8 merit scholarship awarded to two fourth year students in four earth science branches based on their academic performance during the first 3 years. More details are provided under ISMAANA scholarship programs.

Detail plans are being developed to build an innovation and tinkering lab at IIT (ISM). One of our North America based alumni has generously agreed to fund this project. As the projects get better defined we plan to make a detailed announcement.

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.

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. Additional funds are also needed to help IIT (ISM) students attend international seminars and conferences. Scarcity of funds limits us from considering many such requests during the year. We seek your financial contribution to enhance ISMAANA endowment fund. You may write your tax deductible donation check to “Indian School of Mines Alumni” and send it to our treasurer Atul Kumar at 46 Huntsman Horn Circle, The Woodlands , TX 77380..

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)