Centenary Celebrations and Global Alumni Meet 2019


Greetings from members of The Benares Alumni Association of IIT (BHU)

Our alma mater is commemorating its glorious journey of 100 years of Engineering Education at Banaras Hindu University, one of the world’s largest residential universities founded by Bharat Ratna  Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya. We have planned several activities and events as part of centenary celebrations during the year(s) 2018-2020. One of the biggest of those events would be our Centenary Institute day (Basant Panchami 10th Feb,2019) and Global Alumni Meet (9th Feb – 12th Feb,2019). You would be glad to know that Honorable Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi has kindly consented to be the chief guest for the function on 12th Feb,2019. Industry is also invited to showcase their products and technologies during the exhibition planned during this event.

In this regard, we wish to inform you that the Benares Alumni Association (BAA) was formed to interact and coordinate with all Alumni Associations of IIT (BHU), in India and abroad. We are proud that responsibility of organizing the “Global Alumni Meet-2019” in campus has been entrusted to The Benares Alumni Association of IIT (BHU).

On behalf of the Association, it is our pleasure to invite all Alumni of BENCO, MINMET, TECHNO, IT-BHU and IIT (BHU), Varanasi, their spouse and family members in this historic event of Centenary Celebration and Global Alumni Meet, in the great campus of Bharat Ratna Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya Ji.

The physical registration of Alumni will start in the morning of February 9, 2019 followed by several interesting Academic, Cultural, and Social events including visits of Ghats, Temples, Ganga Arti etc. during this period. The Centenary Celebration will be organized on 10th February, Basant Panchami Day, by the Institute. The detailed program will be communicated to you in due course of time.

Friends, the month of February happens to be very busy with huge influx of tourists. Kumbh Mela at Allahabad may also add further inflow in Varanasi and it may be difficult to get accommodation in hotels.

Therefore, early booking of accommodation by you is suggested. However, only a limited number of rooms are available in the Institute Guest House. We are also making efforts to arrange rooms in a newly built IIT Hostel, University Guest House, Marwari Sewa Sangh etc. Further, Varanasi has a large number of hotels of all categories, located near BHU Campus, the details of which are available on web-sites and can be booked online. The city is well connected by Air and Rail with almost all important cities of India.

The Registration fee for Alumni is Rs. 6,000/- + Rs.1,500/- for each accompanying family member(s). For Alumni from abroad, the Registration is US $200 per person and US $100 for each accompanying family member(s). It would include breakfast, lunch, dinner, kit, and transport within campus and other hospitality during 4 days of stay. You are requested to register online through our website or by paying the Registration amount in the name of Global Alumni Meet of IIT (BHU) in ICICI Bank, Saving Account No. 031001009704 (IFSC Code: ICIC0000310) directly. However, the remittance through Cheque / Draft may also be sent by speed post on the address “Man Mohan Gupta, Treasurer, D-59/72-B, Mahmoorganj, Varanasi -221010”. For any queries regarding registration, kindly contact Sri Man Mohan Gupta, Treasurer.

We once again extend invitation for this historic Gala event of your Institute and assure you of our full support and co-operation so that your stay is enjoyable, comfortable and memorable too.

With kind regards,

Nitin Malhotra
Chairman, Organising Committee
GAM 2019

Registration is open. Please register now!