IIT Roorkee Covid Relief Fund
Helping IITR Students affected by Covid
Covid has deeply affected students, faculty and staff of IIT Roorkee. At one time close to 200 students were suffering from Covid and were quarantined on campus. The IITR administration has sent the remaining students home by arranging for safe private transportation. Students who have tested Covid positive are still on campus. They need ongoing testing and treatment until they recover. Once they recover they will need to be transported home safely. For those students who have been sent home many of them have to fend for themselves - get tested and treated if necessary - since many of their family members have been affected by Covid as well. This has caused major disruption in their lives, financially and emotionally, and has affected their education. Students had not planned for online education this semester and may not have the proper resources, including internet access, laptops, SIM cards etc. to continue learning from home.
After discussions with Director of IIT Roorkee we (ENCORE) believe that we need to act quickly to raise funds to help the IITR Students in this hour of need. This effort has been approved and endorsed by the Director of IIT Roorkee. We (members of the Encore Committee) have signed an MoU to facilitate the collection of funds from not just the IITR Class of Eighty-nine but also the global IITR Alumni.
Update: Total collections so far: over 9L INR
Has benefited 25 students, with total funds disbursed 2,35,349/-
Details of first 14 beneficiaries:
All donations are tracked end-to-end and will be acknowledged to the donor. The funds collected through this effort will be allocated and managed by the official IITR Students Aid Committee (StAC). The StAC is comprised of both students and faculty of IITR. The process for managing the funds will be as follows:
Utilization of Funds
Instructions for Students
Updates from Roorkee
14 students request have been funded.
38 students have requested funds through a Google form floated last week. Committee is actively considering these applications as of 31-May-2021.
Donors in India
Donors in US
After donating, please check if your company will match the donation.
The Employer Identification Number (EIN) in US for IIT Roorkee Foundation Inc is 371931457
Donors in Other Countries
Best option is to donate through an Indian account if you have one.
Otherwise, please ask us for the Roorkee's FCRA account details.
This is facilitated by a group of alumni from 1989 batch and other batches, under the Encore umbrella. If you wish to volunteer or help please reach out to us.
Volunteer team: Pushkar Shahi, Shivajee Samdarshi, Ramprasad, Kiran Panesar, Sunil Goyal, Rahul Jain and others.
In case of any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org