Visiting Alumni Lectures

Program Chair: Job Description
Harish Goyal
 BE (Civil) 1979   
The Lecture series provides a forum for Alumni to share their experiences with students on campus. 
IIT Roorkee Heritage Foundation will facilitate the logistics for lectures as well as facilitate activities such as booking a lecture hall, advertising talk on campus, make lodging/ boarding arrangements in VIP guesthouse, and (if needed) transportation from Delhi to Roorkee. The talks are held at Placement Center (across from Convocation hall, formerly known as Hangar), Senate Hall, or Department Auditoriums.

If you are interested to give a talk at IIT Roorkee campus, please follow the link below:

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List of Presenters:
Dr. Hari Dutt Sharma
BE Civil 1964

21 Nov 2012

Sustainability and Waste Management

Mohinder Nayyar
BE Mech 1966

24 Nov 2012

Alumni Energy Center


Praveen Gupta
BE E&C 1978

Director, IIT Center for Innovation Science

25 Aug 2012

Dept of E&C Engg

Innovation for Entrepreneurs: Raising Barriers to Entry

Entrepreneurial success has been a concern for entrepreneurs as well as investors. Expecting success rate of one in ten poses a significant risk for all stakeholders therefore requiring entrepreneurs to give higher equity for the necessary financial support. Maximizing innovation in ones entrepreneurial endeavor creates a higher value proposition, raises barriers to entry, and produces enjoyable customer experience. In today’s knowledge economy enjoyable user experience defines the success of innovation and entrepreneurship.


Prof. Brij Agrawal
ME Mech 1966

Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA

28 Feb 2011

Dept of Mech Engg

Space Systems: Trends in communication and imaging satellites; Hubble Space Telescope (HST); James Web Telescope; ISRO satellites


Subramaniam Arasakesari
BE Pulp & Paper 1987

Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

22 Nov 2010

Dept of Paper Technology

Process Modeling in the Pulp & Paper Industry


Varun Gupta
B Architecture 2004

FMC Technologies, Houston, Texas, USA

19 Nov 2010

Dept of Architecture & Planning

Construction Management Industry in US

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Rakesh Agrawal,
BE E&C 1974
IITR Distinguished Alumni

Technical Fellow and Head of Search Labs, Microsoft Research, Mt. View, California, USA

12 Nov 2010

Dept of Electronics & Computer Engg

Data Externality

The thesis of this talk is that Internet is enabling applications that become smarter more they are used because of the data generated in the process and that data mining is the key technology for building such applications. We will provide examples from web search in support of the assertion and outline topics for future research.

Ramesh Mehra,
BE Mechanical 1969
IITR Distinguished Alumni

CEO, R-squared, Chicago, Illinois, USA

12 Nov 2010

School of Management

Entrepreneurship 101



Sushil Mohan,
BE Industrial 1981

Schlumberger, Houston, Texas, USA 

(Posing with mom on his tractor)

2 Oct 2010

Dept of Earth Sciences

Introduction to Pore Pressure and Fracture Gradient Theory .....

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Vivek Dutta,
BE Metallurgy 1969

Consultant, Cupertino, California, USA

10 Aug 2010

Dept of Metallurgical & Materials Engg

Metallurgy/ Materials Science is more close to physics than engineering. However the main advantage of metallurgists is that often they are confused .....

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Vivek Bhatnagar,
BE Metallurgy 1998

Yahoo, Mt. View, California,  USA

25 Mar 2010

School of Management

Have you ever considered a career in management consulting? Does it require a MBA .....

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Ramesh Mehra,
BE Mechanical 1969

CEO, R-squared, Chicago, Illinois, USA

22 Mar 2010

School of Management

Minding Business Affairs and a Balanced Lifestyle

WHY - Why does one want to take on this journey?
WHO - Who should and should not embark on this journey?
WHAT- The planning before
HOW - The bumps along the road and the joy of the ride.

Anil Mehrotra,
BE Mechanical 1967

Plant Engineer, Hampton/NASA Steam Plant, City of Hampton, Virginia, USA

18 Feb 2010

Energy from Waste


Harish Goyal,
BE Civil 1979
IITR Distinguished Alumni

Environmental Consultant, Fremont, California, USA

13 Oct 2009

IITR Heritage Foundation - Conception, Execution, and Going Forward


Shreyas Kumar,
B Architecture 1998

Oracle, Belmont, California, USA

13 Oct 2009

We live in an increasingly globalized world in which we are likely to find ourselves working with remote teams across different countries..... in US

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