I am publishing this for anyone who did not get the mail from Ranjit. Let us spread the message and add fuel to the initiative NITD Director has taken.
To all our fellow graduates of REC-Durgapur,
As part of his official business tour through a few cities in the USA, Prof. Swapan Bhattacharya, director of NIT-Durgapur, recently spent a few days in Detroit area. His primary goal was to find collaborative academic research activities for faculties of NIT. It turns out that NIT-Durgapur received significant grants from various sources under which NIT faculty members can be sent abroad with full compensation for TRAVEL and living expenses. Since there is no requirement of financial commitment from the sponsoring organization (collaborating academic institutions or business organizations) , the primary object is to secure sponsors with mutual research areas of interest.
Although we were able to find a good number of academicians (of Bengali origin) in the Detroit and other areas, we were not lucky to identify any REC alumni who are a university faculty. Toward this goal, I have volunteered to collect a list of NIT/REC alumni who are engaged in academic research or teaching.
PLEASE HELP ME IN THIS ENDEAVOR. FORWARD THIS MAIL TO RECOLLIANS YOU KNOW OR EMAIL ME WITH CONTACT ADDRESS OF ALUMNI WHO IS EMPLOYED WITH UNIVERSITIES OUTSIDE INDIA.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
- Ranjit Roy
(1963 batch), Sept. 27, 20