Google CEO Sundar Pichai to address students of IIT-Kharagpur in January

Pichai will discuss his experiences with a group of students and teachers at an event titled "A journey back to the past to inspire the future" on January 5

Google CEO Sundar Pichai to address students of IIT-Kharagpur in January

Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer of search engine giant Google Inc, is expected to visit IIT-Kharagpur in January 2017, the institute's director said.

"Sundar Pichai, CEO Google and distinguished alumnus of IIT-Kharagpur has expressed his desire to visit the campus in the first week of January 2017," said IIT-K director Partha Pratim Chakrabarti on Tuesday.

According to IANS, Pichai will discuss his experiences with a group of students and teachers at an event titled "A journey back to the past to inspire the future" on January 5. The prestigious institute has invited students who are on their winter break to come back and attend the event.


Last year, Pichai visited India since taking charge as Google chief executive in October 2015. He had announced on that day that the search engine is strongly considering naming their next Android OS after an Indian dessert.

"I think we can make it happen," he had said to a standing ovation.

He had also emphasised the importance of integrating women - especially those in rural areas - into the digital sphere.

"Lack of women in the workforce is a global problem, which is particularly pronounced in India. Most women in rural areas don't think the internet applied to them," Google CEO had said.

Mr Pichai will also attend an event on January 4 in New Delhi on small and medium businesses and will share the dais with Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Google is working out a plan facilitating free Wi-Fi at 400 railway stations across India collaborating with Ministry of Consumer Affairs in an online safety campaign

Madurai-born Pichai, 44, graduated from IIT-Kharagpur in 1993. He is also an alumnus of Standford University and the Wharton School.