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IIT AGNE General Body Meeting And Election 2020

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IIT AGNE, the association of IIT alumni in the greater New England area, held it's general body meeting and elections to the executive board on November 7 2020. The meeting, which was held virtually, was attended by IIT alumni from across the Boston area. 

Bala Balasubramaniam, outgoing President of IIT AGNE, presented an overview of the activities of IIT AGNE over the last year and Mr. Alkesh Shah, Treasurer gave a financial report. This was followed by the election of the new executive board for a term of two years. The election committee consisted of Raj Melville, Raj Laad, Anil Saigal & Ravi Rastogi, who conducted the election in accordance with the IIT AGNE constitution. 

The GBM elected Roopesh Mathur as President of IIT AGNE, Durriya Doctor  Executive Vice President, Alkesh Shah as the Treasurer and Nishant Gandhi (IIT Patna) as Secretary, Bala Balasubramaniam will be on the board as Past President. 

The IIT campuses are represented by Vivek Badami (VP-IIT Madras), Shashi Chawla (VP-IIT Delhi), Kapeel Krishna (VP-IIT KGP), Asit Goel (VP-IIT BHU), Mayuresh Rajwadkar (VP-IIT Bombay), IP SIngh (IIT Madras-VP at Large) and Ranjani Saigal (IIT Bombay-VP at Large).

In 2020, IIT AGNE held a number of events and was planning a conference on technology in healthcare, among other events. Due to the pandemic, these had to be cancelled. In response to the pandemic, IIT AGNE bought a dozen 3D printers to print face shields based on a validated design, which were supplied to clinical facilities and hospitals throughout the New England area. In addition, a virtual event was held on Telehealth, which had experts in this area in a dialogue with medical professionals. Due to the lockdown, the chief expenses for IIT AGNE in 2020 were for the 3D Printers, with a net expense of $2360. 

The next steps for the new IIT AGNE Board are: scheduling and conducting the healthcare technology conference virtually, conducting a series of events leading up to it, as well as deciding on how to use the 3D Printers it now owns. In addition, the goals for the next board include engaging with the technology community in Boston, greater engagement with the membership, women in technology, organizing technology for disabled individuals and working with the IITs in India and their global alumni network. 

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