His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales attended a reception at the British High Commission on 2 October to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi.
The theme of the reception was one of partnership and of continuity.
Prince Charles met a number of IIT Delhi scientists who are working on major projects with UK universities in areas of environmental importance. He also spoke to a long serving member of IIT faculty about the strong links between IIT Delhi and UK institutions that have existed ever since the laying of the foundation stone of IIT Delhi by HRH, The Duke of Edinburgh in 1959. Both recalled the Prince’s last visit to IIT Delhi in 1980.
Prince Charles was also able to meet with some IIT students and discuss with them their experience of studying at such a world-renowned institute. He presented a renovated version of the British High Commission Trophy to the 2010 winners, Jawalamukhi House - an honour which has been bestowed on the best IIT Hostel since 1968.