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.
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.