The College of Engineering, Pune(COEP) is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions for Technical Education in India. The institute celebrated 150 years of its founding with a grand celebration on December 16-20, 2004. There are hundreds of alumni of this institution currently in the United States and all over the world. To bring these alumni together and enable them to interact with the alumni in India and to develop a network of these individuals towards establishing COEP as a premier engineering institute in India, a group of past alumni have founded and incorporated the COEP Alumni Association in the United States. The official name of this association is COEP Charitable Foundation.
It has been registered in the State of California in Dec 2003 and has received the tax exemption from Federal as well as California Tax authorities.
The main objectives of the COEP Charitable Foundation are:
- Establish a strong network of COEP alumni in USA and around the world.
- Promote the advancement of science and education at COEP
- To engage in sponsoring scientific, educational and infrastructure projects for the improvement of COEP educational goals as well as helping to develop exchange of ideas between United States scientific community and the faculty and students of COEP.