The office of Dean of Resources and Alumni (DoRA) is the backbone of IIT Kanpur. Fundraising for the institute and establishing connect with its alumni are the cornerstones of the DoRA office. Previously known as the Dean of Resource, Planning and Generation, the DoRA office works extensively towards arranging financial resources to meet out the operational expenses of the institute through alumni, non-alumni and corporates. The various initiatives of the DoRA office aim to promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), provide scholarships to students, promote research excellence by creating faculty chairs and fellowships, launch various research programs, actively conduct fundraising campaigns and call for donations.
The institute has had many notable alumni who went on to spread their wings and reach new heights after successfully completing their academic years at IIT Kanpur. Each year, IITK recognizes their achievements and awards them for their unrelenting spirit and contribution to the society at large. IITK alumni have had a very special connect with their alma matar and hence Giving Back has always been their motto. IIT Kanpur has always been grateful for their generous philanthropic contributions towards the enrichment of the institute.