Joy of Giving to IITM is a fundraising platform intended to aid IIT Madras' journey towards global distinction in the fields of engineering education and research. Established and directed by IIT Madras, Joy of Giving works towards raising endowment funds for the institute through alumni and corporations from around the globe. It aims to place IITM among the 'Top 50' education and research institutes in the world.

In convergence with IITM’s Vision 2020, Joy of Giving seeks to fulfill the aspirational requirements of the Institute through the development of infrastructure, creation of innovative technologies and initiation of IITM as a leading technological research institution with key focus on sustainability.

Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula

Dr. Nagarajan

Dean (International & Alumni Relations)

Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula is currently Professor in the Department of Applied Mechanics at IIT Madras, and Dean of International & Alumni Relations.


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Development Office

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This office has been set up in 2015 as an enabler to achieve strategic plan 2020. Initially set up with three alumni, essentially focused towards engaging alumni, Corporates, foundations and trusts, to work with IIT Madras, for mutually beneficial ways.

This office has a key role in raising funds for the Institution towards endowments and projects.

This office functions under the aegis of IIT Madras Alumni Charitable Trust and based out of Office of International & Alumni Relationship, ICSR Building IIT Madras.

Development Office Team