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Feb 132019

The IITBAA Pune chapter has been having networking functions at regular intervals to foster interactions between alumni of IITB & also amongst other IIT’s & IIM’s in Pune. The purpose is facilitating serendipity through people interaction.

Devang Mehta Auditorium, Bhageerath, Persistent Systems, Senapati Bapat Rd
Saturday, Feb 23 @ 5:00pm
Cost: Rs 300/- per person



5-5.30 Registration
5.30-6.30 Q&A with Nitin Gupta by Amit Paranjape & Navin Kabra
6.30-7.30 Other speakers – There will be 3 who will give a short introduction

Girish Degaonkar of Bhau Institute a Incubation center
Dr Premnath of Venture Centre a Incubation center
Gireendra Kasmalkar of Pune’s first VC fund, Alacrity India

7.30-8.00 Snacks & open networking

There will be a Q&A with Nitin Gupta the Founder and CEO of FlytBase, Inc. (, headquartered in Silicon Valley, USA, with R&D office at BHAU Institute, Pune. FlytBase is building the world’s first Internet of Drones (IoD) platform to help drone integrators and operators scale their commercial drone operations. Nitin is a 2004 graduate from IIT Bombay and he received his Masters from University of Maryland, College Park, USA. He has over 15 years of experience in the automation and aerial robotics industry. FlytBase was a recipient of TiE50 award at TiEcon Silicon Valley in 2017, and was a part of Cisco’s Launchpad Accelerator. FlytBase is working closely with customers in over 30 countries, to build next-generation, smart, connected commercial drones.

Some other IITAA & IIMAA in Pune will be joint partners in the function to ensure more alumni from their institutes participate. The function is open for alumni from all IIT’s & IIM’s. Every alumnus can also bring one other person who is interested in networking (need not be IIT alum).

Registration is necesary … please register and pay here.

The charge is Rs 300 per head. The list of registered alumni will be available to the attendees after the event.

Dec 262018

The Y-Point Orchestra will have its next performance in Pune on 12th January 2019. The YPO has been going from strength to strength. In addition to the 5 shows they have had in Pune they have also performed in Delhi in Sept 15 & Goa in Oct 15.

Devang Mehta Auditorium, Bhageerath, Persistent Systems, Senapati Bapat Rd
Saturday, January 12 @ 6:00pm. Tea/Coffee will be served from 5:30pm
Cost: Rs 250/- per person

So get ready to enjoy your favourite Old Hindi Songs rendered by some amazingly talented IIT Alumni on the saxophone, accordion, keyboard, guitar etc., accompanying our very own Kishor Kumars, Rafis, Latas and Ashas. The main performance will last for about two hours. IITB Alumni are welcome to invite their families and friends to join the fun evening.

Aug 272018

Arvind talks about new research findings and tools to assess risk and tackle Coronary Heart Disease.

Everyone is aware of rising incidence of cardiovascular disease and more particularly Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) due to Atherosclerosis. What is sad is that most of these cases are preventable, controllable or even perhaps reversible if TRUE risk factors were assessed early and corrective action taken at an early stage.

Recent research in this field has given us new insights and important tools to assess the risk more accurately. Unfortunately most people may still be focussing on Cholesterol/LDLC (Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol) as sole target for intervention. Growing body of research suggests that, although LDLC is one of the causative factors, LDLC by itself may not be an accurate risk factor. It is now being realised that a subclass called small dense LDLC and LDLP (LDL Particle Number) ARE far better risk indicators. And there is no correlation between LDLC and LDLP or sdLDL (small dense low density lipoprotein). Research is also showing that risk markers such as Tri Glycerides and Insulin levels have more bearing on the risk for CHD. In that case we may be barking up the wrong tree and concentrating only on reducing LDLC.

We would understand how high insulin levels affect Atherosclerosis process. This is the reason why people with Diabetes type II have such high incidence of CHD. In fact high insulin levels due to insulin resistance is the basic root cause for all the diseases of the cluster known as Metabolic Syndrome.

Finally we would take a look at what actions we can take in terms of lifestyle changes and medicines to prevent, stabilize and even reverse the disease. You may be surprised to find that to overcome diseases connected with metabolic syndrome like Obesity, Diabetes Type II and also excessive TG / sdLDL levels connected with CHD, the diet solution is identical and that is to replace carbs with fat.

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Jul 272018

Dileep Paranjpye worked at Union Carbide for a long time before and after the disaster, and has a different perspective of the events. His presentation includes history of events before the disaster, technical analysis of causes of the accident, the aftermath and also what can now be done to prevent such occurrences.

Dileep got his B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur. He did his M. Tech in Machine Design from IIT Bombay in 1970.

Feb 252018

Atul Marathe introduces us to blockchain technology, crypto currencies and their business applications.

A Crptocurrency like Bitcoin was in the news these days, for different reasons. Some look at it as a fantastic speculative opportunity while others wish it away as something to do with money laundering and diverting black money across borders. Many are too confused with a lot of jargon around it like crypto currencies, hashing algorithms, public and private keys etc. Most of us are curious about what  impact this technology will have in our life, if any.

So this session will address why this disruptive technology – Block Chain is seen as the next big thing after the internet. It is also called the ‘Money of the internet’ world, and how netizens will adopt to it compared to our existing currencies. We will also discuss new business models that will emerge on the internet  Token based remuneration may catch up soon.

It is interesting to see its big impact on under privileged countries with weak banking networks and / or doubtful or corrupt governments with hyperinflation trying to keep tight control on their currency and its exchange. For others its more of an alternate offering. This session will not be a technical session about block chain technology.