Diamond Jubilee

celebrating 60 years of excellence

Diamond Jubilee function was held on the 30th November, 2019, at Radisson Blu, Bengaluru. It focused on the conversations and discussions around the theme ‘India as Global R&D hub’.

Chief guest for the day was Prof Radhakrishnan, Chairman BOD, IIT Kanpur, Ex Chairperson ISRO. Keynote address was delivered by Prof Abhay Karandikar (Director IIT Kanpur). Panel discussions were held in the main hall while in parallel 5 Round Table discussions were carried out.

Family members joined Alumni in the evening for the cultural show. The chief guest was Mr Sanjay Sahay, IPS, ADGP Government of Karnataka. Rahul Subramaniam regaled everybody with his stand-up comedy followed with grooving music by Madhyam band. The families danced to their heart content till late night.


Conference Delegates


R&D Experts / Speakers


Round Table Conferences


Alumni & Family (Evening)

Event Tracks


Round Table

Cultural Evening

Product Showcase

Morning Session Conference

  • Welcome Address by President AAIITK
  • Vision 2025 : IITK by Prof . Abhay Karandikar
  • Panel Discussions on following topics
    • R&D at IIT Kanpur and the road ahead
    • Mission Nobel Prize: Bringing home the Nobel
    • Industry R&D trends and collaboration with Academia
    • Building a Culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at IIT Kanpur

Round Tables

The theme was 'Driving industry Academia relationships'. Extensive discussions took place on the following topics with interaction between industry experts and IITK faculty.

  • Automotive & Manufacturing
  • Data Science, Cloud, AI
  • Life sciences & sustainability
  • 5G, & IoT, Semiconductor
  • Future of Education

Cultural Evening

  • Welcome note by Umesh Joshi (President Bangalore Chapter AAIITK)
  • Address by Prof. Abhay Karandikar (Director IITK)
  • Chief Guest : Mr Sanjay Sahay, IPS, ADGP Government of Karnataka
  • IIT K Nostalgia
  • Standup Comedy by Rahul Subramaniam
  • Live Music : Madhyam Band
  • Drinks, Dinner and networking

Product Showcase

Following are some of the main organisations who displayed their ware

  • State Bank of India
  • Livspace
  • Mogli Labs
  • IIT Kanpur
  • SEE
  • Chatpay
  • Nextgen Smart Transformations


Dr Abhay Karandikar

Director IITK

Prof P. Balaram

Ex Director IISc. Bangalore

Dr. Ashok Misra

Ex Director IITB

Dr. Anurag Kumar

Director IISc.

Mr. Naveen Tewari

Founder & CEO Inmobi Group

Mr. Abhishek Goyal

CEO Traxcn!

Mr. Ramakant Sharma

Co-Founder Livspace

Mr. Manish Singhal

Founding Partner pi Ventures

Ms. Esha Tiwary

General Manager Entrepreneur First

Dr. Manoj Choudhary

Senior Director, Samsung

Mr. Sumeet Verma

Director Strategy, Intel India

Dr. Alok Nath De

CTO | CVP, Samsung India

Prof Jayant K. Singh


Prof Tarun Gupta

Asst. DORD.IIT Kanpur

Prof. R. T. Krishnan

Co-Founder LivspaceProf IIMB

Dr. Rajesh Gopakumar

Director ICTS-TIFR

Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed


Arnab Kumar

Mr. Arnab Kumar


Prof. Amitabha Bandyopadhyay


Prof. Santanu K Mishra

Chair MoSDE

Ballroom : Day Conference

8:30 AM -  9:30 AM

Registration & Networking

9:30 AM -  9:45 AM

Welcome Note

AA IIT Kanpur  Global President
Pradeep Bhargava

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Vision 2025: IIT Kanpur

Prof. Abhay Karandikar (Director IITK)

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Chief Guest Address

Dr Radhakrishnan (BOG IITK, Ex. ISRO)

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Panel Discussion 1:

Topic: R&D at IIT Kanpur and the road ahead - A panel discussion with IIT Kanpur faculty on  building  Research Projects

Moderator: Dr Manoj Choudhary, Senior Director, Samsung


Prof. Jayant, IIT Kanpur (DORA IITK )
Prof. Tarun Gupta IIT Kanpur (asst. DORD IITK)
Prof. Siddartha Panda (Professor, IITK)
Prof R.T. Krishnan IIMB, Ex-Director IIMB
Santosh Misra Commissioner e-governance
Umakant Soni, Founder, AI Foundry

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Nostalgia Track

The inception of IITK video, Trivia quiz

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Panel Discussion 2:

Topic: Mission Nobel Prize: Bringing home the Nobel.
Scientists and the ecosystem desired to ensure that.

Moderator: Prof Ashok Misra
Distinguished Professor, IISc, Ex-Director IIT Bombay


Prof. Rajesh Gopakumar, Head, ICTS
Prof. Anurag Kumar, Director IISc
Prof. P Balaram, Ex-director IISc
Prof. Tarun Gupta IIT Kanpur (asst. DORD IITK)

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Lunch & Networking
Venue: Arabica & Robusta Prefunction Area

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Fireside chat with Naveen Tiwari, CEO InMobi
The journey of InMobi and beyond
Moderator: Shailesh Kumar, Architect, Intel

Navin Tiwari, CEO InMobi

02:30 PM - 02:45 PM


IIT Kanpur Trivia quiz

02:45 PM - 03:45 PM

Panel Discussion 3:

Topic: Industry R&D trends and collaboration with Academia

Moderator: Pradeep Bhargava
CEO , GladMinds
Global President , AA IIT Kanpur


Dr Aloknath De, CTO, Samsung Bangalore
Deepak Bhagat, Sr. Director, SAP USA
Sumeet Verma Director Strategy, Intel
Dr Taslimarif Saiyed CEO, C-CAMP, NCBS
Prof. Avinash Agarwal, CEO Technopark, IITK
Arnab Kumar, Project Director, Niti Aayog

03:45 PM - 04:00 PM


IIT Kanpur Trivia quiz

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Panel Discussion 4:

Topic: Building a Culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at IIT Kanpur

Moderator: Esha Tiwari, Entrepreneur First


Ramakant Sharma, COO LivSpace
Rahul Garg, CEO, Moglix
Abhishek Goyal CEO, Tracxn!
Manish Singhal, Pi Ventures
Prof. Amitabha Bandyopadhyay Head, SIIC, IITK
Prof Santanu Kumar Mishra, Chair Professor, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MoSDE)

05:00 PM - 05:05 PM

Vote of Thanks

Shailesh Kumar, Architect, Intel
Vice President, IITK AA Bangalore

Board Room : Round Table

10:45 AM PM - 12:00 PM

Topic | Automotive & Manufacturing
Faculty   Prof Avinash Agarwal
|Jagdish Nagraj, Volvo Group
Rajiv Armadaka, Dassault Systems
Raghavendra Kulkarni, Director, Ola technology
Mihir Mohan, Founder, Pitstop
Xitadel  MD, Prakash Krishnaswamy

Moderator  Jayen Desai

12:00 PM - 01:15 PM

Topic |Data Science, Cloud, AI
Faculty  Prof Jayant Singh, Prof Amey Karkare
Sairam Veeraswamy, Sr Director, Innovation Programs, VMware
Ashish Singru, Sr Director, eBay
Gaurav Srivastava, Google AI Research
Arnab Kumar, Project Director, Niti Aayog
Utkarsh B  Flipkart
Gaurav Agarwal, Google Research
Dr Anurag Kumar, SID
Subhashis, AI Foundry

Moderator  Umakant Soni

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Topic | Life sciences & sustainability
Faculty: Prof Tarun Gupta
Vamsi Veeramachaneni, Chief Scientific Officer, Strand
Reshma Lobo, GM Academics & Programs, HCG
Societe Generale, Shilpa
Deeksha Awasthi, Co-founder, Medallion

Moderator: Pankaj Agarwal

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Topic | 5G, & IoT, Semiconductor
Faculty   Prof Abhay Karandikar,
Ashok Chandavarkar, Director Strategic Ind, Intel,
Ramana Mallampalli, Head R&D Operations, Ericsson
K J Singh, VP Technology, Tejas Network
Arvind Tiwari, Usiru Project,  Chair IoT Forum
Wipro, Subas C Mondal

Moderator Amitabh Satyam

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Topic | Future of Education
Faculty   Prof Amey Karkare, CS, IIT Kanpur
Prof Rajesh Hegde, Head Centre of Continuing Education, IITK
Deepak NG, Director, Dassault
Prof Rukmini Gopakumar, ICTS TIFR
Vineet Dwivedi, CEO, Flipclass
Shivakumar Venkateswaran, CHRO, IIM Bangalore

Moderator  Mukunda Krishnaswamy

Ball Room : Cultural Evening

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Tea and Snacks at MT
Registration &  Networking

06:15 PM - 06:30 PM

Welcome note

Umesh C Joshi, Co-Founder Hush
President IITK AA Bangalore

06:30 PM - 06:45 PM

Address by IIT K Director

Prof. Abhay Karandikar (Director IITK)

06:45 PM - 07:00 PM

Address by Chief Guest

Mr Sanjay Sahay, IPS, ADGP Government of Karnataka

07:00 PM - 07:20 PM

IIT K Nostalgia

Silly Pox

07:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Standup Comedian

08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Live Music

09:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Dinner & Networking

10:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Dance & Music


Umesh Joshi

Umesh Joshi

Shailesh Kumar

Prathmesh Kant

Prathmesh Kant

Pradeep Bhargava

Pradeep Bhargava


Anupama Singh


Neha Agarwal

Shubham Deva

Tapesh Agarwal

Saket Kanodia

Lokesh Sharma

Jai Shankar Sharma

Jai Shankar Sharma

Sunil Gupta

Sunil Gupta

Kriti Ashok

Ajay Pande

Ashok Das

Ashok Das


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