Neel Nadkarni’s Music Video

A big shout-out goes to an incredibly talented singer Neel Nadkarni for his terrific video for Nepal victims.

Checkout this talent at

The musical score for this video was made by Pratik. Neel is the son of a proud dad, Shirish Nadkarni (IITB-Chem Engg B.Tech, 1983 Hexalite,H6).

Neel and Pratik recently performed at another fund raiser for widows and orphans of India’s Shahid Jawans (soldiers who died in action) under the auspices of an organization called Shraddha (ie Devotion).

Neel graduated from Carnegie Mellon Univ (Tepper Bus School); BS, Business; 2014

Lunch with Prof. Sudhir Jain, Director IIT Gandhinagar on May 16th, 2015

IIT Bombay Alumni Association GNY Chapter and IIT Gandhinagar Foundation

cordially invite you to a luncheon and presentation on
IIT Gandhinagar: Raising the Bar on Indian Education
Prof. Sudhir Jain, Director IIT Gandhinagar

When – May 16, 2015 – Saturday
11.00am – 2:00pm

Where – Akbar Restaurant
21 Cortland St, Edison, NJ 08837

The luncheon is free of cost, but registration is required

Registration Link:

Launched in 2008, IIT Gandhinagar seeks to establish itself as a center of excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement. The talk will cover some of the exciting initiatives undertaken by IIT Gandhinagar in its quest to become a globally recognized institution. It will also discuss the Institute’s international partnerships and globalization strategy, including its latest initiative with USAID to develop collaborations with US universities and industries.

Prof Sudhir Jain, an internationally renowned scholar of earthquake engineering, is director of IIT Gandhinagar. Under his leadership, the Institute has experimented with numerous innovations in curriculum, student affairs, faculty recruitment and faculty management and has become a vibrant and active place for teaching, learning and research. He holds a bachelor’s of engineering from the University of Roorkee, and master’s and doctoral degrees from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. He has been on the faculty of IIT Kanpur since 1984. His research interests include study of damaging earthquakes, reinforced concrete buildings, bridges, and seismic codes. He was instrumental in the development of several important seismic codes in India and in setting up the National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering (NICEE) at IIT Kanpur, and the National Programme on Earthquake Engineering Education (NPEEE). He has published more than 150 scholarly papers. He is president of the International Association for Earthquake Engineering, was elected fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2003, and conferred life membership by the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE) in 2013.

Annual Family Picnic at the Scenic Liberty State Park on June 6th, 2015

 IIT Bombay Alumni Association GNY Chapter

cordially invites you to our

Annual Family Picnic on June 6th, 2015 –

From 11.30am – 6.30pm at the picturesque

Liberty State Park, Freedom Field Pavilion B

20 Theodore Conrad Drive (GPS Location)

Jersey City, NJ 07305

Registration: FREE!


What to expect Fly a Kite, Bingo, mind bending puzzles, volleyball, soccer, soap bubbles and painting, perhaps a tug-of-war.

*Mingle with your fellow IIT mates * Relax with family * More Activities for Kids *Antakshari * Cricket* C’mon you are just not there for  food !!

What to Bring –  * Grub with little extra to share * Lots of Enthu

* We provide BBQ tools, cutlery, paper goods, junk food, soft drinks  & water @ No charge,

Pre-Registration requested for proper planning.

Registration link:






International YOGA Day on June 21, 2015

Some of our members will be celebrating International YOGA Day on June 21, 2015.  The event is organized by OVBI.  According to their website- “We are creating a platform for several organizations and Yoga ambassadors to come together to celebrate the first, historical International Day of Yoga in US and in other cities globally”.

Further details can be found here.

SEF’s first mega event – a show by Shaan – Saturday May 16

Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF) is excited to present the spectacular singing star Shaan, Live in Concert, with Lil Champs and Ambili Menon on Saturday, May 16 at NJPAC, Newark, NJ.SEF is known for bringing power packed concerts and with these magnificent singers the Shaan Concert will be a sold-out show and definitely be the talk of the town. Don’t miss out! Get your tickets today at

About SEF:

Established in the Bay Area, SEF, USA is a non-profit organization that has been driven by a truly inspirational mission of “Vision 20/20 by the year 2020”. In partnership with SEF, India, it has been working towards eradicating curable blindness throughout India. By far the most unique and remarkable characteristic of SEF is that it provides free eye care for those unable to afford it – the rural poor. Today, SEF is the largest free eye care provider in the world with 9 community hospitals performing around 150,000 free eye surgeries each year. The tireless efforts by the Sankara team since inception, has enabled close to 1.3 million eyes to receive the gift of vision, utterly free of cost. SEF will focus its fundraising activities for 2 new projects, Focus Madhya Pradesh and Focus Telangana. Become a Founding Donor and leave a legacy – get your name on the Wall of Founders. Join our cause and share in the joy of bringing light to someone’s eyes. Please visit our website at for more details about the cause as well as the tickets for the concert.

A brief video on SEF –

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