IIT-KGP to get $50,000/year donation from Mukund Padmanabhan of USA to support student internships


United States, Nebraska, Omaha – 03-17-2020 (PRDistribution.com) — The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IITKGP) will be creating ten student fellowships that will support five incoming students to KGP and five outgoing students from KGP. The support for the creation of these opportunities was provided by Mukund Padmanabhan of USA, an alumnus of IITKGP, who established the internships under the name of Guru Krupa Foundation (GKF), a non-profit organization that was created by Mr. Padmanabhan. 

The selection of the scholars for these internships will be handled by IIT Kharagpur and GKF, using a merit cum means based model. Students can be pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees, including PhD’s and can be from any department, school or center of IIT-Kharagpur with an additional criteria that one of the recipients must be chosen from the Department of Electronics and Electrical Communications, Mr. Padmanabhan’s department of study while at IIT-Kharagpur. The IIT Kharagpur Foundation (IITKGPF) is proud to bring alumni like Mukund Padmanabhan in active engagement with their alma mater, said Ron Gupta, President of the IITKGPF and an alumnus of IIT-KGP himself. “It is my privilege to be able to give back to the institution that laid the foundation of my career”, said Padmanabhan. The Foundation will continue to seek out alumni that are keen to give back to their alma mater in new and innovative ways in the future!INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KHARAGPUR, an academic institute of global repute and a statutory body created under the provisions of the Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) Act, 1956 has its main campus at Kharagpur, India. Guru Krupa Foundation of Jericho, NY, is a 501 (c) (3) exempt Private Foundation. IIT Kharagpur Foundation of Omaha, Nebraska, is a 501 (c) (3) exempt organization. 

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