IITK Development Foundation

IIT Kanpur is a Government of India Funded Technical Institute. Established in 1960, its mission is to enable a creative and dynamic learning environment, build industry-academic collaboration, and develop sustainable research solutions for the benefit of the nation. The Institute is dependent on Central Government funding to the extent of over 75% of its needs. As IITK grows, the gap between Central Government funds and the Institute needs is widening. With the ever-growing number of departments, faculty and students, there is a constant need to raise funds for the various programs and initiatives run by the Institute. To innovate cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art R&D facilities need to be build; our faculty are known for their groundbreaking research, it is thus imperative to provide fellowships that will motivate and encourage them to produce path-breaking research; we run many scholarship programs that give financial aid, especially to economically weak students and motivate girl students to continue their studies. IIT Kanpur believes in inclusivity and thus runs many community welfare programs as well, such as Opportunity School, Shiksha Sopan, Prayaas that provide education and vocational training to children from the neighboring villages of the Campus.

Hence, with the ever growing need to raise funds for the various activities/programs of the Institute, a separate professional fund raising organization for IIT Kanpur was created, IIT Kanpur Development Foundation. It is a section-8 company of the Institute approved by the Board of Governors in June 2020.

Chief Executive Officer

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r. Kapil Kaul

CEO IIT Kanpur Development Foundation

  +91 9819540102

Mr. Kapil is a seasoned fundraising professional with close to 20 years of proven leadership and rich experience of working with diverse stakeholders and organisations across; Higher Education, Non-Profit and Banking sectors. He is skilled in creating and implementing fundraising strategies, building organisations from scratch, building relationships, business development, securing high value philanthropic gifts, CSR, mass market fundraising, people development, stakeholder management, sales, and P&L management.

Mr. Kaul has rich, multi-sectoral experience of working with some of the leading brands across the domains of banking, non-profit and higher education. His professional journey started with HDFC Bank where he joined as a part of the first batch of management trainees. He went on to work with brands like ABN AMRO, Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Save the Children, and Indian Institute for Human Settlements. His last professional assignment was with IIT Bombay where he was leading the Development Office of the Institute.

Mr. Kaul is a management graduate from University of Mumbai and completed his undergraduate degree in commerce from Hindu College, Delhi University.

Board of Directors

Prof.Abhay Karandikar

Prof. S. Ganesh

Deputy Director IITK, Member ex-officio

Prof. Kantesh Balani

DoRA IIT Kanpur, Member ex-officio

Dr. B V R Mohan Reddy

Chairman BOG IITR and IITH, Founder and Executive Chairman Cyient Corporation

Mr. Rajeev Ranjan

President IITK Foundation USA, Former President AA West Coast Chapter, Director Synopsys

Mr. Rajiv Swarup

Strategy and Outreach IITK, Formerly President Shiv Nadar University, Chief Customer Officer HCL America.



Mr. Kapil Kaul

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Vanish Talreja

Vice President
Operations and Alumni Relations

Mr. Rajat Sharma

Vice President

Ms. Sakshi Gulati

Senior Manager
Alumni Relations

Ms. Ankita Dwivedi

Senior Manager
Alumni Experience

Ms. Neetu

Assistant Manager

Mr. Piyush Saini

Assistant Manager
Alumni Relations

Ms. Fizzah Zulfikar

Assistant Manager
Alumni Experience

Ms. Poonam Das


Mr. Mradul Verma

Assistant Manager

Ms. Sneha Chandel

Assistant Manager
Human Resources & administration

Ms. Ishita Gupta

Assistant Manager
Business Analytics

Mr. Snehil Gupta

Assistant Manager
Database & CRM

Ms. Pooja Goel

Associate Vice President
Corporate Partnership

Ms. Priyadarshini Singh

Assistant Manager
Batch Fundraising

Mr. Aamir Akhtar

Assistant Manager

Mr. Kishor Gamre

Manager Operations

Mr. Anuj Chandel

Office Assistant