Events

Bestow the Honoury Awards to the Shining Stars

Bestow the Honoury Awards to the Shining Stars

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur believes that its faculty and staff members deserve recognition for dedication in fulfilling their responsibilities and carrying out the Institute’s mission. Each and every year, on the occasion of Institute’s Foundation Day, several awards are designed to promote and reward outstanding performance by faculty and staff at IIT Kharagpur. This year also, on the occasion of the 71st Foundation Day of IIT Kharagpur, various awards have been presented to its faculty and staff members. The categories for the Faculty are the Institute Chair Professorship Award, the Avinash Gupta Chair Professorship Award, The Faculty Excellence Award,…
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IIT Kharagpur Offers First-of-its-Kind Full Ride Scholarship

IIT Kharagpur Offers First-of-its-Kind Full Ride Scholarship

Higher education can cost a significant amount of money. Students, though being meritorious and excellent academically, find it difficult to push through for higher studies due to lack of income flow. There is nothing to worry. IIT Kharagpur is here to support. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has instituted India’s first-of-its-kind Full Ride Scholarship entitled “Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar Full Scholarship for Top 100 JEE (Advanced) Rankers”. This full ride scholarship is to support the students within Top 100 All India Rankings in JEE Advanced and whose parents’ gross annual income is below Rupees Twenty Lakhs.  This full ride…
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Observation of 7th International Yoga Day at IIT Kharagpur

Observation of 7th International Yoga Day at IIT Kharagpur

With the theme “Yoga for Wellness”, Technology Students’ Gymkhana (TSG) has successfully organised 7th International Day of Yoga at IIT Kharagpur with 30 participants, including Prof Somesh Kumar, Dean of Students’ Affairs; Prof Venkappayya R Desai, Dean of Faculty of Engineering and Architecture; Prof Khanindra Pathak, Dean Infrastructure; Prof Ajay K Singh, President of TSG; Dr Rajeev Rawat, Senior Hindi Officer; Mr S S Jha, Security Officer and other TSG Personnel as well as other invited guests, following the standard protocols issued by the Institute and Government of India regarding COVID-19. Mr. Sudhir Kumar, PTI, G-1 of IIT Kharagpur performed…
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Technology Students’ Gymkhana successfully conducted Motivational Talk Show

Technology Students’ Gymkhana successfully conducted Motivational Talk Show

“Don’t be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again”- Richard Branson A Motivational Talk Show was arranged by Technology Students’ Gymkhana at IIT Kharagpur, where Mr. Hitesh Sharma, a renowned International Football Player as well as the current player of Hyderabad FC in Indian Super League, shared his aspirations, his struggle and his strive for the bigger picture. More than 45 students including NSO Football players and Inter IIT Football Team players joined the event. Undoubtedly, it was a great opportunity for the students to learn a lot from the real-life experience of Mr. Hitesh Sharma. The…
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Savoury Nomination for Dr SANJIV GOENKA for the 5th time as IIT Kharagpur Chairman

Savoury Nomination for Dr SANJIV GOENKA for the 5th time as IIT Kharagpur Chairman

Dr. Sanjiv Goenka has once again been nominated as the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur by the Honourable President of India. This will be for a period of one year from 27.06.2021 to 26.06.2022. This is the fifth time Dr. Goenka has been bestowed this honour. "It is a real honour and a privilege to be able to serve an iconic institution like the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,'' said Dr. Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman RP Sanjiv Goenka Group. " The whole Institute is delighted to get Dr Goenka's guidance and direction for…
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IIT Kharagpur students have participated in a leadership talk- Second MIC Driven Activity

IIT Kharagpur students have participated in a leadership talk- Second MIC Driven Activity

MoE’s Innovation Cell (MIC) has conducted a leadership talk (Second MIC Driven Activity of Quarters 3 and 4) with Dr. Anand Deshpande, the founder Chairman and Managing Director of Persistent Systems, where the postgraduate students and research scholars of IIT Kharagpur have participated enthusiastically with effective learning outcome. The discussion has been on the topic “From Ph.D. / Master’s Thesis to a Start- Up”, where Dr. Anand Deshpande has laid emphasis on promoting innovation and entrepreneurial concepts in students.  “Nearly about 1 million students graduate every year. Among them, 6% are into Masters and among these 6% students, few venture…
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MoU with Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs for setting up an Accelerator Centre for R&D at IIT Kharagpur

MoU with Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs for setting up an Accelerator Centre for R&D at IIT Kharagpur

Highlights: The MoU will identify the proven, innovative, emerging set up of Accelerator Centre for Research & Development at IIT Kharagpur. April 22, 2021, Kharagpur, India, IIT Kharagpur and the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) have signed an MoU to set up an Accelerator Centre for Research & Development at the Institute. Under this MoU will provide innovation & incubation assistance to carry out activities like technology & product development.  The Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerators-India (ASHA-India) initiatives under Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC-India) is one of its kind innovations. “This collaboration is aimed to support potential future technologies…
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Virtual Student Mobility Programme with U of Edinburgh for Transdisciplinary Insights on R&D Topics

Virtual Student Mobility Programme with U of Edinburgh for Transdisciplinary Insights on R&D Topics

IIT Kharagpur and The University of Edinburgh, UK have launched a virtual student mobility programme to gain insights on water-energy-food-public health from diverse perspectives, and analysis of the same with a transdisciplinary approach. The programme would facilitate capacity building and gainful research toward inclusive and sustainable development. The proposed virtual programme focuses on developing domain knowledge of the participants, particularly in the Indian context, integrating ideas and expertise through group activities on the thematic areas. Under this programme and identifying the issues, the participants will work under the mentorship of faculty members IIT Kharagpur and the University of Edinburgh, before…
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MoU with NCDC to Promote Developments in Cooperatives, Agriculture and Allied Sectors

MoU with NCDC to Promote Developments in Cooperatives, Agriculture and Allied Sectors

Highlights: This MoU will promote greater collaboration towards sustainable development in cooperatives, agriculture and allied sectors It will involve advancement of training, action research, studies, policy analysis, policy advice, consultancy, monitoring, evaluation, system development and technology development. It will provide support towards Formation and Promotion of Farmer Producer Organisation It shall have opportunities for trainee/student exchange program including providing internships IIT Kharagpur and the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) have signed an MoU towards greater collaboration in issues and areas related to the development of cooperatives, agriculture and allied sectors and to the holistic approach towards sustainable development. The scope…
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IIT Kharagpur Students Startup InfinityBox Awarded Hult Prize Seed Funding

IIT Kharagpur Students Startup InfinityBox Awarded Hult Prize Seed Funding

InfinityBox, an IIT Kharagpur students startup, has received the seed capital award of $100K by the Hult Prize Foundation. It is the only Indian company that is the recipient of the seed capital award of USD 100,000 by the Hult Prize Foundation and alumni of Nexus Incubator by the US Embassy and Singapore Government-funded Young Social Entrepreneurs 2020. InfinityBox is working towards reducing the use of less single-use plastics in the food delivery industry. The startup has partnered with two of India’s most prominent food delivery companies, Swiggy in the B2C domain, and HungerBox in the B2B domain, to support them…
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