Author: Chirosree Basu

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Joining forces

IIT Kharagpur had the rare honour of hosting four former directors who flagged off the opening ceremony of the 17th Annual Alumni Meet of the Institute on Friday, January 10, 2020. Prof. K.L. Chopra, Prof. Amitabha Ghosh, Prof. Damodar Acharya and Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti were special invitees of the...

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His story

For the Diwali of 2019, the Delhi government held a laser show event for four days to keep people away from bursting crackers. For some years now, laser technology has quietly made its way into the hi-tech sound and light shows at several forts of Delhi, Rajasthan and Andhra and...

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Opening new vistas

India Today ,  Times Now,  Can India    Headlines Today,  Daiji World,   Hans India,   The Week,  Outlook,  Millennium Post   Curcumin, found in turmeric, and Ginsenoside, found in the roots of Ginseng, both known for their medicinal properties, could go a long way in treating blood disorders like thalassemia and sickle cell anemia....

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Ear to the ground

Prof. Jeevanjyoti Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, received Top Feedback from First Year Undergraduate students for Spring 2019. His faceweb page reveals a lot about his connection with students. More than the academic exploits of the teacher, it talks about how students should proceed if they wanted to...

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Now and then

Why is a black coat and dark trousers the invariable wear during placements? If Pradeep Poddar, who just landed a placement with Accenture, is to be believed, it is only because students are following tradition. “We have seen pictures of our seniors wearing black, and so black it is,” says...

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Lessons from Day 3

Beating all conventional logic, which would expect the number of placements to go down steadily with each passing day, the figures at IIT Kharagpur show a consistently upward trend. From 170 placements offered on Day 1, the figure went up to 250 on Day 2. A total of 162 were...

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Eye to the future

Research in the Protein Chemistry Laboratory is aimed at an understanding of protein interactions with small molecules, other proteins and nanoparticles. The increasing use of peptides as therapeutics has prompted us to look into the various aspects of these interactions to try and understand the impact on disease related processes....

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Dance of the rain

The Hindu,  Times of India (Kol), Times of India Reduced rainfall was among the factors that created multicentennial-scale drier conditions that may have contributed to the Indus Valley deurbanization. Lack of rainfall is believed to have been among the reasons for the social upheaval and the eventual fall of the Tang,...

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Back in time

It was a homecoming of sorts. As Arjun Varma Kalidindi stood in front of the Chemical Engineering Department in the falling light, his mother, Usha, quickly clicked a few pictures. They had stolen these moments away from their visit to the Nehru Museum of Science and Technology with the members...

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The day of many victories

Times of India,  NDTV,  Business Standard, The Week, Preptube.in, Hans India, Devdiscourse, College Dekho Greta Thunberg can take heart. The theme of ‘Energy and Environment’ received top billing at IIT Kharagpur’s Young Innovators Program 2019, with a majority of the participating school students electing to find their own ways to combat pollution and promote conservation. In...