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Building Knowledge Portal of India

Building Knowledge Portal of India

For most people outside the country, India is a land of antiquity, of ancient wisdom and knowledge. The preservation of said antiquity and the wealth of cultural heritage, however, has proved to be a challenge in our country. Locating the original material is itself a task but by no means the largest hurdle. Worn, yellow and tattered pages need careful supervision and expert handling of the material. Apart from the expertise required in traditional preservation of antique documents, the digital age calls for the preserved material to not just be digitized, but also be accessible to users of all ages,…
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Book Review: The Telecom Man

Book Review: The Telecom Man

Much to the surprise of friends and family, in 1991, Brijendra K. Syngal resigned from a plush, tax-free job with Inmarsat in London to head Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited, an old-style, stodgy public sector company. Over the next seven years, Syngal transformed VSNL into a nimble new-generation telecom behemoth. By connecting India to the world through high-speed digital links, he was instrumental in the emergence of the Indian software sector as a global player. And in a move that would revolutionize the country and all our lives, he brought the internet to India in 1995. On Syngal’s watch, VSNL also…
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Placed!!

Placed!!

Photo Credit: Suman Sutradhar Economic Times           Financial Express             Business Standard           Business Today          Live Mint            Millennium Post           NDTV        News18 The six month’s long preparation of the Career Development Centre (CDC), Placecom Team, Faculty members and students which was started in the month of July 2019 came to an end on December 11, 2019. The first phase of placement started on 1st December 2019 and continued till 11th December 2019. This year CDC has created…
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Day 1 Placement Report

Day 1 Placement Report

Economic Times        Business Insider       Business Standard        Live Mint        Times of India IIT Kharagpur has started its 2019-2020 placement journey with 469 offers including PPOs. This is a clear increase from last year's Day 1 figures. The first day started with 30 companies which is 25% more than last year and included 76 profiles from core, software, analytics, finance and consulting. The preplacement offers witnessed a 7% increase which is almost three times from last year in public sector offer. There is 50% increase in international offers that includes many pay…
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Evolution of Office Automation – A Personal Experience

Evolution of Office Automation – A Personal Experience

“I was a naïve, confused 21-year old when I joined IIT Kharagpur in 1982 through an open advertisement. Having appeared for a three-step test which included written, typing and interview, my first posting was at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. By 25, I graduated to the secretarial post from clerical cadre by clearing set of internal examinations. It was the time when predecessors of computers ruled office work. What am I talking of? Typewriters. Typewriters manufactured by companies like Remington, Godrej, Halda and Facit , were mostly used in this Institute for preparing a typed document. Carbon papers…
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Book Review: Chronotantra

Book Review: Chronotantra

A Unique Science Fiction Novel That Brilliantly Blends Hi-Tech With Vedanta ~ Sandipan Deb  The reviewer is a senior journalist and author, Former Editorial Director, Swarajya magazine, Founding Editor, Open, Former Editor, Financial Express and Outlook magazine. He is also an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, 1986 batch. He did his B.Tech. in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering. Book Review: Indian science fiction has a long but thin history, studded with illustrious names. Long, because the genre made its first appearance in the late 19th century, while H.G. Wells was just starting off (though Jules Verne had been writing for three decades).…
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Building Scalable Water Access for Rural Assam

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 and Health through multiple programs across the nation. I had the privilege of working with Mr. Divyang Waghela, National Head and Mr. Rajat Pati, Area Manager, North-East and a host of partner organizations across multiple project sites in Assam. I had been looking to spend my summer doing something that…
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Smart Sensors for Smarter India @SIH2019

Smart Sensors for Smarter India @SIH2019

India Today    Millennium Post    The Week    Business Standard    Indian Express From life-saver to asset-tracker to theft-preventer, SIH 2019 Hardware edition at IIT Kharagpur witnessed prototype sensor development for a wide array of industrial challenges. 93 green horns from seven states participated in this week-long national competition where they were posed challenges by Ministry of Coal and Garden Reach Shipbuilding Yard to develop industry-scale hardware solutions ranging from Smart Communication to Smart Vehicles, from Security and Surveillance to Miscellaneous technological ideas related to tertiary sectors. This is the first time that public and private sector companies have…
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Play it again, Sam

Play it again, Sam

Tony Braganza of Kolkata’s iconic music store, Braganza and Co., on his life and his time at IIT Kharagpur Anthony Braganza is a much admired figure, both among his friends at IIT Kharagpur and in the music milieu in Kolkata and farther beyond. Tony, as he is best known, and his family are the proprietors of Braganza and Co., the iconic music shop on Marquis Street, Kolkata. The Braganzas have been an indispensable part of the music scene of Kolkata for decades now, supplying, repairing and lending the finest of musical instruments, and even creating trends in the market for…
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