IIT/IISc Graduates or I2G is a GSA (Melbourne University) affiliated group of post-grad researchers from Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc). I2G was formed in August 2016 to provide the right work-life balance to Indian researchers pursuing their PhD. The core objectives of the I2G group are:
- To enhance the academic and professional life of research graduate students of the University of Melbourne from IITs and IISc.
- To enhance social interaction and promote the welfare of fellow graduate students within the group.
- To act as a university-wide representative group of research graduate students from IITs and IISc.
The group was started with 39 members in 2016 and it has grown to 110 including ~25% of associate members. Membership of the I2G group is open to all graduate students of the University of Melbourne who are the alumni of IITs and IISc, and other researchers under the MIPP/MIPA scheme. The group is run by the executive committee elected by the members.
To request membership of the group, please complete the form available here.
Formation of I2G Association in Aug-2016: I2G members with MIPP/MIPA Staff
2019-20 | (from left) Amrish, Pramod, Shubhra, Joydeep, Shreshtha kumar, Abhishek, Pooja and Arunujunai
- Past Committees
2016-17 | (Top row) Himanshu, Aakash, Dileep, Gijo | (Bottom row) Jithin, Mukesh, Sanjay and Chinchu
2017-18 | (from left) Nandakumar, Unni Krishnan, Surabhi, Neeta, Bigi, Krishna, Neesha and Siddhesh
2018-19 | (Top row) Manish, Namrata, Sanchari | (Middle row) Debajit, Shaktivesh, Divya | (Last row) Tushar, Tanmay and Shatabdi
The I2G committee, since its inception, has been organizing various social and informative events to promote networking, friendships, fun and personality development. Some of the events are featured below:
2020 ‘Life in Quarantine’ competitions
In June 2020, I2G hosted two competitions for members; one in photography and the other in essay writing. Both had the theme, 'Life in Quarantine'. A selection of the 42 entries received are featured here. Photography Competition Essay Writing Competition 1 - Tanmay Agrawal 2 - Manish Patel 3 - Sushma Reddy Chen Reddy 4 - Aakash Gupta 5 - Rachana Pathak 6 - Mukesh Soni
2020 Holi Celebration
On 6 March 2020, The I2G group organised a gathering for Holi in the Babel Theatre. Please enjoy this selection of photos from the event.
- 2019 I2G Sports Day
- 2019 Masterchef Competition
- 2019 Diwali Celebration and Cultural Night