Mar 072016

In an attempt to improve interaction between alumni of IITB & also amongst other IIT’s in Pune we will be having a function every quarter. The purpose is Facilitating serendipity.
Serendipity is the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
You will be able to Network with other IITans. Be it helping with your career, business or leisure, alumni can help each other much more than anyone else because of the common roots they share.
There are about 1,900 alumni of IITB in Pune. We do not have figures for alumni from other IIT’s. Could be about 200+ from each.

The first function is planned for 12th March 2016 at GS Lab terrace at 5.30pm. We are expecting a lot of participation from younger alumni.

There will initially be a Q & A session with Vinayak Joglekar (C1977, Mech. IITB; C1981 IIMC) Founder & CTO, Synerzip ( on his experience in building a software product development company.
The session will cover issues such as
What was his motivation for starting an enterprise?
How did he come up with a business idea?
What was his experience when starting up, specifically around building the team and the MVP?
How did he raise the required capital?
How did he reach out/market the product/service to customers?
Were there any moments of doubt?
What advice would he like to give to entrepreneurs who want to start a venture ?

Registration is neccesary. The function is open for alumni from all IIT’s. Every alumnus can also bring one other person who is interested in networking but not an IIT alumnus.
The damages are Rs 200 per head including a light dinner. Beer will be available for purchase at the venue.
A list of alumni who have registered will be available on the registration page so please register early.

Venue: GS Lab Terrace, 9th Floor, Amar Arma Genesis, Above Food Bazaar. Baner Road.
Date and time: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 5.30pm

Please register here:

Feb 262016

The IITBAA Pune Chapter had invited Dr Aniruddha Joshi to talk on digitising Nadi Parikshan. (

Aniruddha is a PhD in CS from IITB in 2011. His specialization is data analysis and biomedical signal processing. He received a CSIR fellowship during his PhD, and a further grant to a develop a prototype from his thesis concept to digitize the wrist Pulse. He has formed a company to develop a new-age wearable technology by combining ancient personalized medical science with modern approaches. He has two patents and more than 15 papers in international journals and conferences.

Aniruddha shared the motivation and technology behind the development of healthcare gadget for lifestyle disorders and wellness indications. How the concept was taken shape into the current form, salient features of the gadget and its future scope.

Dec 162015

The Y-Point Orchestra will have its next performance in Pune on 9th January. The YPO has been going from strength to strength. In addition to the 2 shows they have had in Pune they have also performed in Delhi in Sept 15 & Goa in Oct 15.

Bal Shikshan Mandir English Medium School, Mayur Colony, Karve Road
When: Saturday, January 09 @ 5:30pm. Registration starts at 5pm
Cost: Rs 150/- 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. Vada Pav & Tea will be served. IITB Alumni are welcome to invite their families and friends to join the fun evening.

This will be in support of the GREAT Foundation an NGO started by Viney Kirpal a long time teacher at IITB. GREAT Foundation has aimed at providing quality education to the children of low income families attending government schools. They are currently focusing on setting up activity-based Science labs in government schools.

The show is partially sponsored by Simplicity Investing

Tickets can be purchased at following locations (10am-6pm)

Jyoti Pardeshi
Great Software Laboratory Private Limited
7th Floor, Amar Arma Genesis,
Baner Road, Baner (Above Big Bazaar)
Pune – 411007
Tel: +91 20 4671 1000

Namrata, Vinod
Sprye Solutions,
Flat #4, Neeti Apartment,
Moreshwar Housing Society,
Baner Road, Pune
Tel: 020-65263999

Vilas Kulkarni’s Studio
Plot No 40 B, Swastishree Society
Chinmay Mission Lane, Near Cosmos Bank
Karvenagar, Pune 411051
Ph: 94220-16005

Ashish Belagali
Acism Software Private Limited,
Dnyanavatsal Commercial Complex (Synerzip building),
Opp. Vanadevi Mandir, Karve road
Karve Nagar, Pune – 411052
Ph: 98900-56365

GREAT Foundation’s appeal for donations

  • 150 tickets are available as donation passes at Rs. 1000/- each to raise funds for GREAT Foundation for its science lab project. Those who purchase 10 tickets get a 10% discount. The donation tickets are available with Viney Kirpal (Ticket numbers 0301-0320 & 0401-0450),Utpala Joshi (Ticket Nos. 0321-0350) and R. Venkatesh Ticket Nos. 0350-0400) You can pay online using the GREAT Foundation bank account available on the website Viney, Utpala and Venkatesh will write your name on the ticket, sign it and send it on email for you to download and carry it to the show. You can exchange it for the original copy at the GREAT Foundation Help Desk at the venue for the copy emailed to you.
  • GREAT Foundation will also issue you the receipt and 80G certificate within a day of your donated amount showing in its account, and send them to you on email to you. If you wish to have a hard copy of the receipt and 80G certificate , you may email your home/office address with specific instructions and the receipt will be sent by courier to you within a week
  • If you wish to pay by cheque you can do that too by drawing the cheque in the name of Global Research Education and Training Foundation and send it by courier to our office address: GREAT Foundation, B4/21 Krishna Kewal Nagar, Kondhwa Road, Pune- 411048.

Thank you. Should you have any queries you may Viney Kirpal at 98600-73760

Jul 012015

Sudhir Bapat spoke about how Yog goes beyond asanas and pranayam and is more of a holistic lifestyle. The occasion was a talk organised by IITBAA Pune chapter on the occasion of International Yoga Day. Sudhir has been learning Classical Yog since 2004, from renowned Yogi Dr. Samprasad Vinod (