In an initiative to fund student projects, the alumni of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, has launched an online funding platform under the name ‘Student Alumni Association of Roorkee’ or SAAR. It is an interactive technology-enabled transaction platform designed for the student community of the institute. The platform would enable the alumni of the institution to become investors or directly fund student projects.
Ravi Sharma, a 1984-batch alumnus of the institute, has created the platform along with a team of 50 students, who are currently enrolled at the institute. “The plan behind the digital initiative was to bridge the gap between academics and industry. It was to encourage students into entrepreneurship and turn their ideas into industrial reality of products and services. The portal design and execution have been carried out completely by the students,”said Mr.Sharma.
Students would be able to publish their projects on the portal and connect with alumni as well as fellow batchmates.
The site also has a wiki on IIT Roorkee’s Glorious History and information about great personalities associated with the institute.
Mr. Ravi Sharma, 1984 Electrical Engineering Alumnus of IIT-R, has made big strides in Power Sector. As CEO of Adani Power Ltd., his company had been awarded Most Admired Infra Company in 2011.