One of the buildings on the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi campus. (Wikimedia commons photo)

A group of visitors from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi is going to be visiting the United States shortly to meet with students and faculty potentially interested in a career at IIT Delhi, as well as for alumni interaction.

Among those heading to the U.S. include professors Ramgopal Rao, Ashok Gupta, dean of alumni affairs and international programs Sanjeev Sanghi, dean of faculty Sandeep Sen, and humanities professor Ambuj Sagar.

IITD, in addition to being one of the topmost universities for undergraduate education, has also witnessed a steady rise towards a research institution of international repute, according to a news release.

QS World University Rankings in 2016 rated IITD No. 71 globally in the discipline of engineering and technology. Nearly all of IITD’s traditional departments — computer science, civil, chemical — were rated under top 100, with EE breaking into the top 50.

To take the institute to its next level of standing, the leadership team has envisioned a focused drive to reach out to prospective faculty and educate them about various benefits of working at IIT Delhi, it said.

Another objective is to identify various star students and faculty at top universities, both of Indian and non-Indian origin, and introduce them to IITD.

The tour starts off in Raleigh, N.C., June 13 and ends at Princeton June 25. They will be in the San Francisco Bay Area at Stanford University June 16 at 1:30 p.m. and in the Los Angeles area June 17 at 3 p.m. at the UCLA Tesla Room.

Rao, who serves as the director, would also like discuss his vision of the institute with the alumni and also like to hear their views on the way forward for IITD. An alumni gathering is also planned for the Bay Area June 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 1060 Laureles Drive in Los Altos. Information of the event can be found here.

(Courtesy of IIT Delhi)

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