Volunteering for IIT Bombay

Alumni are invited to volunteer for a wide range of opportunities that are virtual, global, regional, and on campus in Powai. Just  visit this page whenever you can to browse current needs and requirements for alumni volunteers. We invite you to sign up, whether you can give just a few hours a month to support alumni activities or much more ... nothing is too little or too much.
  • Chapter Organizers: We are constantly in search of alumni who can volunteer to lead Chapter activities, and those interested in taking up leadership positions in Chapters. This can be a very rewarding activity since it connects you with IITB and PanIIT alumni in your area who can be your future business partners, employers, employees or investors.
  • Batch Captains: We need alumni who can help lead batch activities, including management of the Batch YahooGroup, organizing events and activities, supporting networking and so on.
  •  Web Design Support: Maintaining the IIT Bombay Alumni web portal and the Alumni Directory database, plus the infrastructure supporting the web presence, and editing the alumni website at<http://www.iitbombay.org>is a fun task which is also very critical in building our alumni network.
  • HATS (Hostel Alumni Team Stewardship): HATS is an alumni-driven initiative that aims to channel the affinity and affection that many alumni have for their Hostels. HATS started with the Hostel 7 campaign "In Service of the Lady" in 2006, and continued with the Hostel 4 HATS campaign which launched with a bang in 2009. Under the leadership of an enthusiastic "core team", HATS will leverage the past successes to develop a campaign for all hostels. Volunteers are needed for all hostels, so sign up now . Visit this page for more details.
  • Alumni Student Mentorship Program: ASMP was launched with two objectives: enhance the relationship between students and alumni by providing a platform for interaction on one to one basis; and to provide students with mentorship so that they can make educated decisions regarding their careers .

Volunteer of April 2017

Neha Khandelwal
((B Tech '06, Mech.Engg, H10)

Neha has volunteered for mentoring and job interview practice sessions with students. She was instrumental in driving her batch's Decennial reunion in December, 2016. She also acted as the spokesperson of her batch at the Alumni Day Function. She is looking forward to contributing more.

Professionally, Neha is  working with Siemens India as Senior manager in Supply Chain Management. She did an MBA from the Indian School of Business 2012.

Neha found her soulmate from her IIT batch. She's been married for 9 years, and is now busy raising a naughty 3-year old daughter Reva. She spends most of her Sunday mornings at IIT B campus. She lives across the road in Powai.

Volunteer of March 2017

Dr. Shankar Moni
(B Tech '84, Electrical.Engg, H6) 

Dr. Shankar Moni leads Xyo in taking the concept of "Technology in Education" to a whole new level. He has held senior management and engineering positions in several companies, including NVidia, Microsoft, Cadence, and National Semiconductor. With 24 US patents and numerous IEEE journal publications in his name, he has lead teams doing pioneering research and developing innovative solutions to challenging industry problems. He holds a BTech (EE) degree from IIT Bombay, and a PhD (EE) from Purdue University.

As the President of the IIT Bombay Alumni Association of Bangalore, he has started many new initiatives that bring alumni together. One of them is Career Leap, an annual career-related event to help alumni boost their careers. Another is the "Painting in the Park", a gathering of alumni and family at a social level to bring out hidden talent. He has continued the tradition of "Fresher's Night". More importantly, he hones organizational capability in the alumni and helps create leaders.

Shankar lives in Bangalore with his wife and two daughters.

Volunteer of February 2017

Neelesh Patodi
( Dual Degree'06, Electrical.Engg, H4)

Neelesh Patodi’s association with IITBAA was in top gear during his involvement in the organization of Decennial Reunion of his class. He had helped the IITBAA team with the coordination of various activities of the reunion event. So from pushing batchmates to register, to helping the IITBAA with vendor selection, freezing the dinner menu, negotiations to making sure the dinner party and music went on flawlessly, he was the guy behind the scenes while the alumni families had an evening of fun and great food.

Neelesh Patodi graduated from campus in 2007. He was part of The Entrepreneurship Cell 2005 team at IIT Bombay. Since then he always wanted to be an entrepreneur. He joined a startup iRunway, straight out of campus and thoroughly enjoyed the crazy pace. A few years of experience at iRunway taught Neelesh the softer aspects of building a venture.  Then he moved back to Bombay to combine his love for food with his passion for entrepreneurship, to start his own venture Brand Arbor - launching cafes inside the campus. He runs the popular joints - The Campus Hub (outside Hostel 5) and Brews & Bites (outside Hostel 8), since 2011. Recently, he has kickstarted another venture with his co-founder, Ankur Gattani, who is also his batchmate from IITB. They have launched “Frooters” – which is first of its kind Fruit Drink Dispensing System in India - to present an exciting alternative to colas for all food service locations and corporate offices.

Neelesh’s wife Jayshree Kanther, is also an alumnus and they have a charming 2.5 year young son, Airav.

He is looking forward to more exciting times at IIT-B.

Volunteer of January 2017

Dipak Himatsingka
(BTech ChemE'67; H6)

Dipak Himatsingka graduated with Hons. in chemical engineering in 1967. He is from the 5th batch of a then spanking-new institute taking off.

Hailing from an industrial family, he had the option of either going for a Masters degree to the US, where he had an admission to Michigan State University, with scholarship, or staying back and joining the family industry in setting up manufacturing facilities for a product on which he had completed his home paper.

He chose the latter and plunged into work. Entering the 50th Year in the workplace turned out to be  a very eventful and yet fulfilling journey in which he has had his share of successes and failures, and many milestone achievements. Helping start the Alumni by starting the IITBA(Bombay Chapter) to becoming an external examiner at the chem. Engg. Dept. From receiving the “TOP AWARD FOR TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT” from DGTD Govt. of India for the year 1991 to being chosen a delegate to the “Chemical WEAPONS CONVENTION” by the Govt. of India in 1997, at the Hague, Holland.

Happily married to his loving partner Rohini, he has a full family, a daughter, 2 sons and a son-in-law and 2 daughters-in-law and six grand children – 3 grand daughters and 3 grandsons.

From the year 2013 besides the workplace, he has been devoting Quality Time in his pet project of remembering his guru and mentor Late Prof N.R .Kamath, and has been instrumental in organizing his class reunions – 50 years of joining IIT-B and now the grand golden jubilee reunion in January 2017.

He is looking forward to more exciting times at IIT-B.

Check out Volunteer of the Month 2016 here.