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Dr B C Roy- A pioneer of Medical Science, who remodeled the perception on Doctors

Dr B C Roy- A pioneer of Medical Science, who remodeled the perception on Doctors

God is busy, cannot be present everywhere, that’s why they have created doctors. Rightly said by Carl Jung- “Medicines cure diseases, but only doctors cure patients. In recognition of service rendered by the medical doctors, July 1 is celebrated as National Doctors’ Day all across India, to honour the legendary Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy on his birth and death anniversary. This day is very important to pay tribute to the doctors, who are selflessly and tirelessly protecting us. To acknowledge and salute them for their contributions towards serving the nation, IIT Kharagpur has celebrated National Doctors’ Day at the Bidhan…
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IIT Kharagpur, the Destination Home for International Students in India

IIT Kharagpur, the Destination Home for International Students in India

Indian culture has been a magnet for many fresh off the boats for centuries. The country’s music, art, knowledge systems, festivals have always awed the world, drawing explorers from Europe, the Middle East and the Orient. The legacy echoed in the anecdotes of Pavel Karmanov and Juan David Matallana Guerrero on the day of their convocation on February 23, 2021. Pavel from the Winterland  While growing up in the city of Chita, located near the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia, the five-year-old Pavel used to listen to an unfamiliar but exotic tune on the radio. Soon he learned the name of…
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Evolving Smart Education System

Evolving Smart Education System

Evolving Smart Education System - the 2020 Transformation at IIT Kharagpur                                The year 2020 has brought a paradigm shift in our lifestyle and livelihoods. The higher education sector is probably among those to have witnessed the most climacteric effect in India with nearly 38 million students pursuing their education in online mode with e-Learning being explored like never before. While in the initial academic semesters, institutions relied mostly on video conferencing software such as Webex for classroom teaching and Moodle for assignments, a host of platforms were adopted as the year progressed, along with evolving new pedagogy for a better…
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From the Director’s Desk: Best Practices to Avoid Exam Malpractices

From the Director’s Desk: Best Practices to Avoid Exam Malpractices

IIT Kharagpur’s point of view regarding best practices to avoid malpractices in online examination Experience says that generally the rules are required to be framed for a purpose for possibly 5% of people who are not so disciplined and cause disturbance to the whole system. For this 5% of people, 95% of people do suffer as they need to go through a constricted process. Setting stringent measures for curbing malpractices in an examination is no exception. Possibly a handful of students resort to some kind of unethical practices for which a host of norms are required to be framed for…
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IIT Kharagpur’s COVID Community Outreach

IIT Kharagpur’s COVID Community Outreach

Times of India           Economic Times It has been more than 3 months since IIT Kharagpur has been in a lockdown state followed by social distancing norms. When lockdown was announced there were more than 5500 students living on campus spread across 22 halls of residence. Maintaining their hygiene and security following regulatory orders by the Govt. of India, was a mammoth task. While the Institute designated the security, mess, sanitation and health workers towards the campus maintenance, it had another concern to address - accommodating the essential workers and supporting those fearing probable loss of livelihood…
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IIT KGP Lends Support to COVID Quarantine

IIT KGP Lends Support to COVID Quarantine

The super-specialty hospital of IIT Kharagpur, to be named after Dr. B C Roy, has become COVID Quarantine Centre for Inter-state Travelers to West Bengal Outlook        Business Insider         NDTV Bangla         Business Standard     Times of India         Economic Times IIT Kharagpur’s super-specialty hospital has been busy for the past few weeks. While the facility is yet to be operationalized, who are these people walking into the hospital? About a month back, with the announcement of the lockdown, a large influx of people moved to the borders of Bengal from various…
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Different strokes

Different strokes

These are difficult times. Here’s now IIT Kharagpur’s students inside the campus are braving the odds “No two days are alike, nor even two hours, neither were there ever two leaves of a tree alike…” Sometimes, like times such as these, when the hours seem to collapse into one another and the days just roll on, the profound wisdom contained in the words of the famous British painter, John Constable, have trouble seeping in. But we are all bravehearts in our own ways, or so say the students of IIT Kharagpur, many of whom are residing within the campus and…
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You’re Home: IIT Kharagpur tells international students

You’re Home: IIT Kharagpur tells international students

Hindustan Times    The Week     India Today     Millennium Post      Outlook     Economic Times      NDTV    Jagran An early morning tweet on Earth Day woke up a few students at IIT Kharagpur. A fellow Kgpian student, pursuing internship at Georgia, Atlanta, USA, had tweeted seeking help from the Indian authorities in the lockdown situation. Her friends from IIT Kharagpur got in action and shared her message on IIT Kharagpur’s social media handle. Finally the stranded student was connected with IITKGP Foundation, the alumni body of the Institute in USA, who are now trying to help her reach out…
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A New Era of Schooling

A New Era of Schooling

How is teaching & learning being carried out at IIT Kharagpur's campus schools? Schooling has entered a new era with ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown. As contact classrooms have been shut down,  schools across India are reinventing the educational system. Blackboards, benches, workbooks have been replaced by computers, smartphones, video lectures, conferencing applications, assignment modules. There are three schools on the campus upto higher secondary level and one school upto its primary section. The schools have gone digital since March 21, 2020. DAV Model School and Kendriya Vidyalas share the experiences with The Kgp Chronicle. DAV Model School at IIT…
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Learning Never Stops

Learning Never Stops

It has been almost two weeks since the teaching and learning at IIT Kharagpur has gone virtual. The Center for Educational Technology at the Institute has been using the online interface Webex for conducting classes across all levels of study.  The Institute though was holding classes on YouTube Live which became popular with some of the classes getting thousand plus likes, the mode shifted entirely to Webex since the lockdown. Many faculty members have been teaching online on digital platforms such as Swayam, MOOCs and DTH platform Swayam Prabha. The lectures have already been already been uploaded on the respective…
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