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THE JALPAIGURI GOVERNMENT ENGINEERING COLLEGE
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION,
JALPAIGURI

Reg.No:-S/1L/No-70053 of 2010-2011.

Address: Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College Campus, P.O. Denguajhar, Dist. Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India

KANCHENJUNGA

"Kanchenjunga" the state-of-art convention centre in the heart of JGEC campus, has been conceptualized by the Alumni Association and a dream in making. Named after the mystic mountain which has been a source of inspiration for all of us in our life, it will comprise of a seminar cum conference hall with technologically advanced video conferencing facilities, meeting rooms, knowledge sharing room, library along with a reading room and guest rooms.

As the largest, most comprehensive and accessible convention centre in the JGEC campus; it is planned to be an ecologically sensitive building contributing towards our beloved Institute and Mother Nature. It is conceived to promote innovativeness among the JGEC fraternity. With its sophisticated and technologically advanced facilities, Kanchenjunga would be a natural choice of the industry and the corporates for their business summits, seminars and workshops in North Bengal. With generous contributions of the Alumni, the land to build Kanchenjunga has been purchased. Construction of the Annex facility of the convention centre is under advanced stages of implementation.

An Insight of Project Kanchenjunga

Locational Advantage

Project Kanchenjunga is located inside the premises of Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College campus, which is located at Jalpaiguri district town of West Bengal. Since it is located near Jalpaiguri town, which is a well-known administrative and tourist town in northen part of West Bengal, it would enjoy several locational advantage. The district economically is driven by the revenues and employment generated by sprawling tea gardens of the Dooars, agricultural products and forest resources. Established in 1980, Siliguri- Jalpaiguri Development Authority (SJDA) is a nodal agency for the development of the area. SJDA is in process of developing a modern Industrial Estate and a major satellite township. Several entrepreneurs have recently expressed their keenness in setting up agro and food based industries in the nearby areas. The place is well connected by road (NH 34), rail (2kms from Jalpaiguri road station) and the nearby airport (Bagdogra) is at a distance of about 55 kms.

Alumni Association has purchased a parcel of private land inside JGEC campus premises for Project Kanchenjunga.

Amenities and Facilities

  • Fully equipped conference cum seminar hall with video conferencing facilities
  • Meeting and Discussion Rooms
  • Knowledge Sharing Rooms and workstations
  • Reading room facilities with Mini Library
  • 5 to 6 Air Conditioned Guest Rooms
  • Pantry
  • Open Terrace
  • Photo copiers, Wifi connectivity, Power back up

Ownership and Institutional Structure

Kanchenjunga's ownership lies with the Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College Alumni Association. Over the years, JGEC has produced many leaders, entrepreneurs, managers, qualified engineers and professionals who collectively have abundance of knowledge and experience. The Alumni Association established in 2010 brings all these talented & outstanding individuals. Project Kanchenjunga is likely to become one of threads connecting all such brilliant minds and driven by the motto "Driven by Gratitude, Bonded with Nostalgia". This is an effort in a view of contributing to the growing generation, the Institute and the society as a whole.

With a gamut of experts from their field of specialization, it's evident that the Association is adept to nurture, design, execute and operate Kanchenjunga.

Project Cost and Schedule

The estimated cost of Kanchenjunga is INR 2 crores (INR 20 million) at current prices. Please refer folder "Financial Model".

Considering a regular fund flow, the project is scheduled to be completed in its entirety by 2018. Alumni Association requests sponsors and contributors for their active financial support till Kanchenjunga's successful completion.

Sustainability of Kanchenjunga

A corpus fund shall be kept for maintenance of Kanchenjunga. Apart from that, the sustainability of Kanchenjunga can be ensured by organizing seminars, workshops and value based programs on a regular basis.

Contributing towards the Cause

Kanchenjunga is located within the premises of the prestigious Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, the premier Institute in North Bengal. It is constructed and will be operated by professionals and reputed experts from the Alumni Association. Conceptualized to be one of the state-of-art convention centre in entire North Bengal, Kanchenjunga is likely to attract industry and corporate leaders not only from the region but also from the State. Apart from organizing regular seminars and workshops, Alumni Association foresees opportunities to offer Kanchenjunga and its services to corporate houses for business summits, meetings and seminars. This will generate a regular revenue stream and ensure its self-sustainability. Kanchenjunga will have 5 to 6 furnished guest rooms for accommodation.

Whether your hairs are grey with years of experience or you are a rising star spearheading ambitious missions of your life, whether you stay connected with your JGEC buddies or you are missing your old chaps in the daily rush of busy life, your JGEC still remains your very own Alma Mater! Yes, Kanchenjunga is that dream which can give you back all those Nostalgia and the precious moments that you miss today and soon will be a reality for you and the proud JGECians across the globe. Please come forward, contribute towards this great cause to make it a success.

Alumni Association is also engaged in consulting with institutional sponsors and corporate to garner support for Kanchenjunga.

How to Contribute for Kanchenjunga

  • Online Money Transfer through www.jgecalum.org
  • Transferring money to Alumni Association's SBI current account (at Danguajhar Branch) as follows:

SBI C.A. Account No. 31232430610

IFSC Code: SBIN0007194

Note: Any contribution to Alumni Association is exempted under 80G [as per letter from the Office of the Commissioner of Income Tax (Exemptions)

Advertisement

To connect corporate and raise funds, advertisement for Kanchenjunga at website is welcome.

Following rates for website advertisement decided (objective fund raising for project Kanchenjunga):

Home page # Rs 65,000 -full width x minimum 50 mm or more height
Mission & Vision # Rs 50,000 -full width x minimum 50 mm or more height
Giving Back # Rs 40,000 -full width x minimum 50 mm or more height
Scholarship # Rs 30,000 -full width x minimum 50 mm or more height
Fun Club # Rs 20,000 -full width x minimum 50 mm or more height
Contact Us # Rs 10,000 -full width x minimum 50 mm or more height

All advertisements will be displayed for minimum one year at website. Location of the advertisement at respective website page shall be decided by Alumni Association.

Progress of Project Kanchenjunga:

The building plan has been prepared; surveying & soil investigations have been completed. As on mid February construction of the Annex Facility is under progress. Please refer folder "Construction Progress".