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
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)