When reflecting on the five decades since the inception of our institution, we can be rightly proud of the many achievements along the way. IIT Delhi has produced over 55,000 graduates and post-graduates, comprised of distinguished alumni who are leading the way not just in science and technology, but in areas like entrepreneurship, business, finance, politics, and social ventures in India and globally. As we look forward to the coming decades, it is essential that we build on this success by securing and expanding capacity in a sustainable way, to level up and truly achieve parity with leading universities around the globe.
The IIT Delhi Endowment Fund addresses a key imbalance in funding models across leading educational institutions. The well established endowment funds of leading US colleges provide up to 30% of their operating expenditure, allowing long term planning, increased quality, access and capacity. And crucially in the fastest moving sectors, the ability to take greater risks by backing innovative projects.
By joining us in our mission to establish a world class endowment fund for IIT Delhi, you will join a prestigious group of donors who share our vision and confidence that we can fulfil our potential as a world beating educational institution, empowering generations to come and playing a key role in shaping the economy of the future.