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IIT KGP gets Post Office Passport Seva Kendra

IIT KGP gets Post Office Passport Seva Kendra

The IIT KGP community has a new reason to rejoice just ahead of the festive season. The campus has got a Post Office Passport Seva Kendra which has started operations from September 27, 2018. The center is located at the Head Post Office in the IIT KGP campus, near the primary entry point to the campus. The center will typically handle upto 30 appointments in a day. Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK) is an initiative by the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India and the Department of Posts, to extend passport related services on a larger scale and to ensure wider…
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Forging a global connection

Forging a global connection

IIT Kharagpur is the national coordinator of GIAN, an MHRD-run international outreach programme The Global Initiative of Academic Networks or GIAN was launched on November 30, 2015 by the then Union minister for human resources development, Ms Smriti Irani. The initiative intended to enhance the quality of higher education in India through foreign collaboration. At the inauguration Ms Irani said, “GIAN is not limited to only those from the IITs and national institutes but will also be available for government institutes who do not usually expect an opportunity to meet, interact and learn from international faculty.” Under GIAN, reputed international…
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IIT KGP and Houston University to Promote Collaborative Programs in Petroleum Engineering

IIT KGP and Houston University to Promote Collaborative Programs in Petroleum Engineering

Financial Express    The Week    Jagran Josh     Business Standard     NDTV    Indian Express IIT Kharagpur and the University of Houston have signed MoU for joint academic and research collaborations. The initial areas of work identified include Petroleum Engineering, covering niche aspects of Chemical, Advanced Materials, Deep Sea Technology and Analytics and Industrial Engineering, confirmed Prof. P P Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur, in a social media post. On September 14, 2018, a team of delegates from IIT Kharagpur visiting USA led by the Director, met Dr. Renu Khator, Chancellor the University of Houston System and President of University of Houston.…
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A gift to posterity

A gift to posterity

IIT Kharagpur’s Centre for Classical Arts will transform the way the classical arts are taught and preserved   A new dream is unfolding in IIT Kharagpur. The premier technology institute is working towards the creation of a Centre for Classical Arts. As to why an institute specializing in science and technology should ramify into the arts, the big picture first. For a variety of socio-economic reasons, the traditional guru-sishya parampara through which many of India’s intangible art forms have been passed down through generations is unlikely to survive in the future. There is a dire need to evolve a modern…
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IIT KGP and UMass Dartmouth, USA to Explore Blue Economy

IIT KGP and UMass Dartmouth, USA to Explore Blue Economy

Business Standard          Outlook         Canada Today         Can India    Financial Express    The Week    Jagran Josh     Business Standard     NDTV    Indian Express IIT Kharagpur and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth have signed an MoU for collaborative research, training and the exchange of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students, and academic and research information. The two institutions have initiated discussions to formulate a joint international programme on Marine Science and Technology targeting the huge potential of the Blue Economy, confirmed Prof. P P Chakrabarti, Director of IIT Kharagpur in a social media post. He…
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IIT KGP and Carleton University to Explore Academic Exchanges

IIT KGP and Carleton University to Explore Academic Exchanges

Business Standard (PTI)    Outlook   Business Standard (IANS)   Quint    Canada-Today     CanIndia     NDTV     The Week     Jagran Josh IIT Kharagpur signed an MoU with Carleton University of Canada on September 11, 2018, to support research collaboration, capacity building and other forms of academic partnerships. Under this MoU, both institutions will typically focus on opportunities in student exchange, faculty exchange and professional development programs. The two institutions will also explore possibilities of collaborative Masters Programs and jointly supervised Ph.D. students. The MoU will cover the scope of interaction among members of faculty relating to joint research projects, research visits and…
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IIT KGP Delegation Visits USA for International Outreach

IIT KGP Delegation Visits USA for International Outreach

India Today        Indian Express        Business Standard      NDTV The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, the first, the largest and the most diverse among the IITs in India, is keen to engage with bright and promising doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows in the US and discuss academic career options at the Institute. A team of delegates led by Director of the Institute Prof. P P Chakrabarti is visiting Washington DC on September 8, Boston area on September 11, Miami on September 12, Houston on September 13 and Bay Area, California on September 16 for…
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Convocation Jubilees

Convocation Jubilees

IIT Kharagpur, an Institute of National Imporance will celebrate its 64th Convocation on July 20, 2018, an institution whose history runs parallel to the ultimate freedom movement of India after the World War II. From freedom fighters to personalities like Rabindra Nath Tagore, Subhas Chandra Bose, Satyendra Nath Bose, IIT Kharagpur in its 68 years of existence has witnessed the brightest luminaries from India and brilliant minds from across the world. The one occasion which shines brightest among all is the Convocation ceremony each year. This is the time when students along with their degrees take the blessings from their…
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IITKGP-TUM Center for Intelligent Transportation

IITKGP-TUM Center for Intelligent Transportation

  Business Standard     India Today     Money Control     Outlook      Millenium Post     Indian Express     Economic Times Auto IIT Kharagpur and the Technical University of Munich from Germany have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for setting up an Indo-German Collaborative Research Center on Intelligent Transportation Systems. The Center will be located at IIT Kharagpur with the possibility of a similar center being replicated in Germany in the future. The goal of this Center will be to bring together Indian and German researchers, as well as industry partners from the two countries to work on…
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All’s well that ends well

All’s well that ends well

SPIC MACAY’s 6th International Convention at IIT Kharagpur ends on a high note SPIC MACAY’s 6th International Convention held at IIT Kharagpur ended on a high note on June 9 with an all-night concert that saw the performances of some of the biggest names in Hindustani classical music. The evening of June 8 began with Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar’s inspiring rendering of several khayals in his unique style and Vidushi Shruti Sadolikar giving the audience a taste of some rare ragas like Raag Mukhi. And it ended with Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty’s soulful thumris, Pandit Kumar Mardur’s and Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar’s gayaki…
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