Welcome To The Institute Alumni Interaction Cell (IAIC)

Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi


About IAIC

The glorious journey of IIT (BHU) Varanasi began in 1919, as ‘Benares Engineering College’ with just 75 students 2 departments and 2 hostels. The foundation of this prestigious institution was laid by the visionary, Bharat Ratna Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Ji and under his guidance, it had grown to become a premier technical institute, giving around 50 thousand degrees and currently leading the nation with a strength of more than 7000 people including the students, faculty and non-teaching staff.
When the nation was striving towards independence, the legendary – Bharat Ratna Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya had envisioned a future India and founded the premier centre of multidisciplinary education- Banaras Hindu University. During the years, 1919-1924, the university started various engineering departments (earlier known as BENCO, MINMET and TECHNO), which were later integrated during 1969 to 1971 into Institute of Technology (IT-BHU). In 2012, it was converted into Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University IIT (BHU), Varanasi with the vision of imparting world class engineering education, research and innovation.
Continuing this legacy, since its journey from BENCO to IIT (BHU), the institute has pioneered in various fields and boasts of one of the largest alumni network in the country. Our Institution is commemorating its glorious journey of 100 Golden years of Engineering Education. However, now a need is being strongly felt to prepare the institute for the next 100 years. This initiative “Institute Alumni Interaction Cell” is a step towards that direction to collaborate with Alumni in building upon Malaviya ji’s founding vision of imparting quality education with character building as a central aspect. Our aim is to deeply engage and stay connected with alumni and seek their support to assist the Institute to execute its strategic plans.

The Institute offers Merit-cum-Means scholarships to 25% undergraduate students. Besides, there are several endowment scholarships offered by the Institute. Some other facilities are also provided to undergraduate students in the form of Institute free studentship, scholarship, reimbursement of mess charges and pocket allowances to the students belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. All the students (non-sponsored) admitted to M.Tech./M.Pharm. programmes are provided financial Assistance equivalent to the Junior Research Fellowships. The Institute offers a large number of Junior/Senior Research Fellowships to students admitted to Ph.D. programmes. Efforts are being made to offer scholarships to all eligible candidates admitted to Ph.D. Programmes.
In the past, several alumni have come forward to setup scholarship endowments or scholarship grants under different categories. However, several alumni has suggested that the institute can further streamline the process of seeking scholarship grants from alumni by providing them information timely and transparently in order to increase their participation in helping the institute for this cause. Addressing this concern, the institute’s IAIC would be hosting all scholarship related details here.

Alumni Funded Scholarships
Alumni Funded Medals
Created during the period of FY-2016-17 (01/04/2016 to 31/03/2017)
Created during the period of FY-2015-16 (01/04/2015 to 31/03/2016)
Propose New
Create new scholarship endowments or grants
Academic Funding Support
As part of the #next100IITBHU centenary initiative, the institute proposes to initiate a good number of prestigious chair positions to accelerate ongoing research & knowledge generation and dissemination in cutting edge areas. This initiative would be from financial and technical support from various sponsors coming from the industry (both public & private sector), alumni and any other individual(s) or institution(s) to augment institute’s ability to work for teaching, research and innovation in upcoming areas relevant for the society at large. The spirit behind this initiative is that the Institute would like to attract academicians and industry professionals of repute from all across the globe to these Chair positions to foster growth in newer areas. Apart from other faculty hiring and on-boarding initiatives, this much required initiative is unique in the sense that this appointment is positioned to be seen as an honor; financially empowering the appointee to undertake research and other activities as per the objectives of the chair. For sustainability of this initiative and smooth functioning, the institute has put together some procedural guidelines to manage this initiative.
The alumni in the past have been providing support in the institute’s academic activities in different ways. To further the engagement in that dimension, it was proposed to seek assistance from alumni in setting up these academic chairs in the institute. The list of already approved chairs where funding is being actively sought from Industry and Alumni are given below.
  • Proposed Professor Chairs
    Centenary Chairs approved by the Board of Governors for eminent academicians who have made a significant contribution to the institute in last 100 years.
    1. BENCO-Prof. Charles A. King
    2. MINMET-Prof. Nagardas Purushottam Gandhi
    3. TECHNOLOGY-Prof. N. N. Godbole
    4. The first Head of Pharmacy Department-Prof. M. L. Schroff
    5. The First Indian Principal of BENCO-Prof. Manoranjan Sengupta.
    6. Prof. Gopal Tripathi Chair-the first Director of erstwhile IT-BHU
  • Propose New Chair

    Alumni/Industry can propose new chairs and areas depending upon their focus, interest and/or intent, especially in new upcoming areas of research. For instance, Indian Railways set up "Malviya Chair for Railway Technology” in the institute.

Contact Information

For any enquiries for supporting projects mentioned on this website:
Institute Alumni Interaction Cell (IAIC)
Director Office, IIT(BHU)
Website:  http://www.iitbhu.ac.in/iaic
Email:  iaic@iitbhu.ac.in
Phone No.: +91 542 2368427, 6702078, 2368106 
Fax : +91 542 2368428
For any enquiries for regular Resource & Alumni related queries, apart from above:   For alumni services and any enquiries for student run alumni initiatives:
Dean of Resource & Alumni (DoRA), IIT(BHU)
Website: https://iitbhu.ac.in/deans/dora
Email: dora@iitbhu.ac.in ; resource@iitbhu.ac.in
Phone No.: +91 542 6702756 
Fax: +91 542 2368428

Faculty Incharge, Alumni Relations (FIAA), IIT(BHU)
Email: fiaa@iitbhu.ac.in 
Phone No.: +91 542 6702756 
Fax: +91 542 2368428
  Student Alumni Interaction Cell (SAIC)
Website: http://alumni.iitbhu.ac.in
Email: alumnicell@iitbhu.ac.in
Phone No.: +91 542 6702756 
Fax: +91 542 2368428