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A Thoughtful Act of Kindness

A Thoughtful Act of Kindness

Mr. Altaf Ahmed, an Alumnus of IIT Kharagpur donates three laptops to the students in need Kind words are short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless. It is rare to meet people who are contemplatives in the heart of the world and contribute to the act of benevolent philanthropy. Not aspiring to any recognition, they merely engage and exhibit what we say is still good in the society that we live in. Mr. Altaf Ahmed, one of alumnus of IIT Kharagpur from Kashmir, now settled in UAE has been the epitome of empathy by his act…
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IIT Kharagpur ranks 3rd among the top Universities in India

IIT Kharagpur ranks 3rd among the top Universities in India

IIT Kharagpur ranks 3rd among the top Universities in India in Engineering & Technology & 37th in Mineral & Mining Engineering in the world according to 12th QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2022 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has been named as one of the world’s top 100 universities for the study of 19 subjects, according to the latest edition of the world’s highest QS University Ranking. The institute ranked 37th in 2022 compared to 44th in 2021 in Mineral & Mining Engineering & 80th rank in 2022, improving its rank from 90th in 2021 in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.…
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IIT Kharagpur inks two MoUs with AARDO & RFRF

IIT Kharagpur inks two MoUs with AARDO & RFRF

IIT Kharagpur signed two MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding) with African-Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO) and Research for Resurgence Foundation (RFRF) on strategic collaboration and mutual cooperation in research, sharing of knowledge & resources. AARDO will cooperate with IIT KGP to achieve common objectives in the field of agriculture and rural development through technological innovations, solutions, interventions and capacity enhancement to benefit and strengthen rural societies by establishing cordial ties, strengthening cooperation and initiating an association between the two organizations for the benefit of rural communities in Africa and Asia. With RFRF, it is a strong academic collaboration by mutually undertaking…
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The Seasonality of Changing Times

The Seasonality of Changing Times

A Novel Technique developed by IIT Kharagpur Researchers Can Trace Ancient Seasons and Climate Change Imagine to actually know the temperature when the ice age era began or the weather experienced by the residents of Dholavira in the Harappan era.What changes in climatology such as extreme heat or lack of rainfall had on our flora and fauna? What kind of temperatures led to the mass migration and then extinction of certain species of animal or plant life? Or to deduce the actual climate when the evolution of man actually began. The historians have faced challenges, tracing ancient seasons and climate…
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The Wonders of IIT KGP

The Wonders of IIT KGP

Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar Governor of West Bengal dedicates Supercomputer PARAM Shakti to the Nation and Honours the Alumni Technology by itself doesn’t make leaders, it only amplifies true leadership. This quote by Steve Jobs have rippled through the tech world creating global leaders who channelized technological convergence with affordability to suffice the need of the developing nations. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur have initiated a paradigm shift in technological pursuits through PARAM Shakti, a Petascale  supercomputing facility accelerating the research and development activities in multidisciplinary domains of computational and data sciences as it provides large-scale computing power to the user community and neighbouring…
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Creation, Innovation & Inclusion

Creation, Innovation & Inclusion

IIT Kharagpur organizes Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2022 Entrepreneurship Cell under the aegis of Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship of IIT Kharagpur, conducted their annual flagship event the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2022, on the theme ‘Innovation for Inclusion’ from 10th to 13th March 2022 in an online mode. The event was inaugurated by Prof. Virendra Kumar Tewari, Hon’ble Director, IIT Kharagpur. Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Government of India graced the event with his presence. Mr. Beerud Sheth, Co-Founder and CEO, Gupshup, and Mr. Saugata Gupta, Managing Director & CEO, Marico Ltd were…
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Here’s to strong women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them”

Here’s to strong women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them”

"She is imperfect but she tries She is messy but she is kind She is good but sometimes she lies She is hard on herself but won't ask for help She is alone in her thoughts and Mixed in a beautiful recipe of life" It was a three day gala celebration for the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP) on the International Women’s Day under the aegis of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav from 6th to 8th March 2022. This year the theme was #breakthebias to show solidarity with gender parity, a world free of gender bias, stereotypes and discrimination,…
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Distinguished Service Awards 2021

Distinguished Service Awards 2021

IIT Kharagpur has announced the recipients of the Distinguished Service Awards for 2021. The Distinguished Service Awards (DSA) are conferred to recognize its alumni for providing outstanding service to the institute.  This year’s awards will be conferred to Mr. Amitabh Agarwal (1967/B.Tech/EE/NH), Mr. Srikanth C (2009/BLIPR/IP/JCB) and Mr. Sunil Kapoor (1986/BTech/MF/PH) in the 18th Annual Alumni Meet to be held from March 10th-13th, 2022.  Mr. Amitabh Agarwal Mr. Amitabh Agarwal has provided impactful services to the Alumni chapters, the IITKGP foundations and has effectively contributed to numerous initiatives spanning over 20 years.  Some of his contributions include, Donating to the…
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The Paperless Professor

The Paperless Professor

The e-Library of India developed by IIT Kharagpur wins at World Summit Award 2021 As we know a book is a gift that you can open again and again and this thought has inspired the ingenious innovators of IIT Kharagpur to develop the National Digital Library of India (NDLI). NDLI, developed by Dr. Partha Pratim Das, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering and his team of researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and sponsored by the Ministry of Education, India- has won the prestigious World Summit Award (WSA) 2021 for Learning and Education. The National Digital Library of…
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The  James Webb Space Telescope launch and IITKGP

The James Webb Space Telescope launch and IITKGP

On 25th December 2021, thousands around the world enthusiastically watched the Ariane 5 heavy-lift space launch vehicle carry the  James Webb Space Telescope (JWST or Webb) to its orbit. However, not many are aware that this launch from the European Space Agency (ESA) spaceport in French Guiana had a unique KGP connection.   Alumnus Dr. Ranbir Sinha (B.Tech/Aero/1981) worked on the structural design and simulation of the Ariane 5 nose-cone and Payload Fairing (PLF), which protected the Webb during the launch.  Launching The Webb The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is the next great space science observatory that will take up…
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