Monthly Archive: May 2019

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Shape of water

“Wherever you are is the entry point” – Kabir We don’t know if Vijay Kiyawat (1967/BTech/ME/NH) came across these words of Kabir, the great mystical poet and saint. But the trajectory of his life demonstrates the truth of the statement. That is, you can make a fresh beginning from any...

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Loophole Games

Kgpian Smarak Swain (B.Tech./EE/2006), IRS 2008 batch, Jt Commissioner of Income Tax, Bengaluru has published his seventh book Loophole Games: A Treatise on Tax Avoidance Strategies. The book reveals loopholes available within the ambit of law, used by corporates in legal ways to avoid paying taxes. All abusive tax avoidance...

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Preparing for the role

IIT Kharagpur is currently holding the MHRD inspired and sponsored LEAP program (May 13-24). Announced in November 2018 by the MHRD, LEAP is a three-week flagship ‘Leadership development’ training programme for second level academic functionaries in public funded higher education institutions under the Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on...

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The Impact We Made

Careers360     India Education Diary In the launch edition of Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, IIT Kharagpur has been ranked as the best performing institution from India. This unique ranking initiative by THE is the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals...

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A brave new start

India Today  Careers360  Jagran Josh Many of India’s villages may witness a sea change in water quality, management and distribution when the ideation of five projects that evolved out of a joint workshop between IIT Kharagpur and the University of Edinburgh (UoE) on Rural Water Quality and Management bear fruit....

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Simple and viable

Careers360 Jagran Josh Supply of clean drinking water is considered to be the hallmark of a truly developed and integrated society. Owing to the largescale agriculture and anthropogenic stress, improving drinking water quality has become a nationwide issue and tackling it depends on the young generation of students who can...

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That’s what friends are for

While inaugurating the Nagpur Alumni chapter in March, Dean, Alumni Affairs, Prof. Subrata Chattopadhyay, talked about the hub-and-spoke model of Alumni connectivity. “If the two major Alumni foundations (of India and USA) form the hub of the connectivity efforts, the chapters are the spokes. The chapters channelize our efforts to...

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Where credit is due

  Perhaps the best way to describe what a scholarship does for a student besides giving the recipient instant acclaim is that it gives him/her the opportunity to earn an education. For many, this is an absolute necessity. Without a scholarship, it would be the end of the road. But...

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Sheltering from Fani

India Today      Careers360       Indian Express    Telegraph    Jagran Josh As the extremely severe Cyclone Fani hit Odisha and Bengal, the grand old IIT  at Kharagpur has again turned out to have a not so insignificant role as life savior. It was 2004, after the...