Monthly Archive: August 2019

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Going with the flow

Indian Express,  India Today, Down to Earth As the lead Indian partner, IIT Kharagpur will be steering the multi-institutional, multi-crore Saraswati 2.0 project for the rejuvenation and treatment of water funded by the European Union and the Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology and the Department of Biotechnology....

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Happy Birthday IIT Kharagpur!

“We can always aspire to better our place, but we should not worry too much about rankings,” said Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay, who was Chief Guest at IIT Kharagpur’s 69th Foundation Day celebrations. He added, “If our products, that is our students and alumni are doing well, that...

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Look back in hope

Can there be looking ahead without looking back? The 73rd Independence Day of India could be a good time to ask the question. But as Prof. Anjali Roy’s just-released book on the ‘memories and post memories of Partition’ makes obvious, the question is a complicated one, for looking back itself...

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A well deserved honour

The list of Young Alumni Achiever’s Award (YAAA) winners for 2019, announced recently by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, straddles an amazing breadth of talent among young KGPians. The list not only includes pioneering researchers, indefatigable bureaucrats, police officers, change-makers, lawyers, film-makers, but also new-age entrepreneurs, some of whom...

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Making Blood Tests Affordable

Business Standard          Indian Express         NDTV       The Federal         Hindustan Times      Livemint         India Today          NavBharat Times        The Week       The Week Health     ...

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Engineering is fine

If you happened to visit the Mechanical Engineering department or the Microfluidics Lab recently, you would have found a teenager deep in conversation with the research scholars. Not unusual? Then consider the fact that this young girl, not yet out of school, had travelled all the way from Singapore and...

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Passing by

Dr. Soumyajit Mandal, T. and A. Schroeder Assistant Professor from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of Case Western Reserve University, was at IIT Kharagpur recently. He took a week-long course on “Instrumentation and algorithms for biomedical imaging: MRI and Ultrasound” under the SGRIP program. During his stay,...

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Dadagiri with Sourav Ganguly

Zee Bangla Dadagiri, a unique quiz show hosted by former Indian Skipper Sourav Ganguly kicked off in 2009. Since then, the show has completed 7 successful seasons and today, 10 years later, it steps into its 8th season. There is something very special the opening episode of Season 8 of Dadagiri....

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Building Scalable Water Access for Rural Assam

This summer I had the incredible opportunity, to work with the Tata Trusts and their Tata Water Mission (TWM) initiative, exploring avenues to provide scalable water access to stakeholders in rural Assam. TWM is one of the Trusts’ flagship initiatives in India, at the forefront of ensuring Water Access, Sanitation...

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IIT KGP recommended for IoE

Careers360 IIT Kharagpur has been recommended by the University Grants Commission for Institution of Eminence (IoE). In a recent announcement, UGC recommended that IoE be granted to IIT Kharagpur. The UGC, in its 542nd meeting held on August 2, 2019, has considered the reports of the Empowered Expert Committee (EEC)...