IIT conclave

The Indian Institute of Technology at Gandhinagar will host a two-day conclave Feb. 22 through Feb. 23, celebrating its overseas supporters and brainstorming on ways to engage more with overseas Indians and global professionals who are keen to advance India’s educational stature on the global stage. IIT Gandhinagar director, Prof. Sudhir Jain (above), said, "We look forward to exploring innovative ways to engage with overseas Indians [including Indian Americans] in advancing higher education in the country." (Twitter/IIT Gandhinagar Foundation Program 2018 photo)

The Indian Institute of Technology at Gandhinagar has announced it will host a two-day conclave next month.

The event, to be held at IIT Gandhinagar from Feb. 22 through Feb. 23, will celebrate IITGN’s overseas supporters and brainstorm on ways to engage more widely and deeply with overseas Indians and global professionals who are keen to advance India’s educational stature on the global stage, according to a news release.

It will feature intellectually stimulating discussions on various aspects of overseas Indian contributions to Indian higher education. Heritage visits of Ahmedabad, India’s only UNESCO World Heritage City and Lothal, a Harappan-era site, as well as tours of IITGN’s labs, research centers and physical facilities are also planned, the release added.

NRIs, returned NRIs, PIOs and overseas professionals from various backgrounds and professions, such as education, business, finance, technology, healthcare, hospitality, transportation, retail and wholesale trade, and others will be attending the conclave. 

IIT invites nominations from overseas Indians for the conclave and will provide complimentary local hospitality, transportation and on-campus accommodation to all participants, it said.

IIT Gandhinagar director, Prof. Sudhir Jain, said, "Over the years, IITGN has benefitted immensely from the support of several overseas Indians who are excited by its innovative programs and keen to contribute to educational development back home. We look forward to exploring innovative ways to engage with overseas Indians in advancing higher education in the country."

Additional information about the conclave is available online by visiting events.iitgn.ac.in/2019/overseas-conclave/.

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