Events

Turning the tide

Turning the tide

IIT Kharagpur will play a critical role in the preservation of Hugli’s heritage Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is all set to play a critical role in conservation efforts in Bengal. The Institute’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, in association with the University of Liverpool, UK¸ has initiated a pilot project that seeks to protect the rich cultural heritage of the cities and towns along the course of the Hugli river. “The Hugli River of Cultures Pilot Project, from Bandel to Barrackpore” intends to bring this rich heritage corridor into intense focus. The project is being jointly funded by…
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Eat, pray, love Artificial Intelligence

Eat, pray, love Artificial Intelligence

In one of the most impressive student events organized at IIT Kharagpur, teachers, students, industry experts came together to talk Artificial Intelligence. Spelled up.AI and pronounced “Upay” or ‘solution’ in Hindi, the up.AI summit from October 5-7 tried to delve into the problems – illiteracy, hunger, disease, natural disasters – and how AI can be used to solve them. Up.AI was organized by the Computer Science and Engineering Department of IIT Kharagpur and its newly established Centre of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence. The meet not only focused on the thematic areas of AI, but also its practical applications. Speakers, -…
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IIT KGP Launches AI Drive for NexGen Indian Engineers

IIT KGP Launches AI Drive for NexGen Indian Engineers

Business Standard  India Today   Outlook With the launch of the Centre of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence earlier this year, IIT KGP has been conducting several outreach programs focused towards challenges and applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) which are directly going to impact people’s lives significantly in the near future. Following the IT wave of 90s and 21st century, AI could turn out to be the next key element for the economic development of India. IIT KGP has taken to the task of bringing the younger generation of engineers to venture into new technologies in this domain. The Institute along with…
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The Industrial and Systems Engineering Department gets a slew of new facilities and laboratories

The Industrial and Systems Engineering Department gets a slew of new facilities and laboratories

New facilities and laboratories at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering will promote teaching, research and industry collaboration Professor Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur inaugurated a number of teaching and research laboratories and other infrastructure facilities on October 27, 2018 in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department of IIT Kharagpur. These include the Virtual Reality and Safety Analytics Laboratory, the Operations Research & Data Science Laboratory, the e-Business Laboratory, the Conference-cum-Video Conference Room and the new room of the Head of the Department. Prof. Jhareswar Maiti, Head of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, says, “These laboratories…
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IIT KGP Collaborates with Top French Doctoral Network for Doctoral Education and Research

IIT KGP Collaborates with Top French Doctoral Network for Doctoral Education and Research

Business Standard by IANS      Times of India by IANS   Indian Express  Business Standard by PTI   Times of India by PTI   NDTV   The Week  Outlook   Eenadu  Jagran Josh    IIT KGP and REDOC SPI (REseau DOCtoral en Sciences Pour l’Ingénieur), a French network of doctoral schools have come together to strengthen institutional collaboration in doctoral education and research. Through this initiative, interaction and collaboration will be promoted between IIT KGP and the doctoral schools (or equivalent structures) of REDOC SPI through visits and exchange programmes, joint academic and research doctoral programmes and joint supervision of doctoral students on a reciprocal…
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To get the ball rolling

To get the ball rolling

Swarajya Magazine       Indian Express SPARC website launched by IIT Kharagpur, which is the national coordinator for MHRD's new initiative in higher education The launch of the website of the Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration or SPARC on September 28, 2018 marks the formal beginning of the latest higher education initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development. IIT Kharagpur is the National Coordinating Institute of SPARC, a programme that seeks to improve the research ecosystem of India’s higher educational institutions by promoting academic and research collaboration between Indian institutions and best-in-class faculty and renowned research…
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Of matters strictly legal

Of matters strictly legal

The Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL) of IIT Kharagpur is the only law school of its kind in the country The Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law or RGSOIPL, with its long Doric columns, stands diagonically opposite one of the largest open spaces in IIT Kharagpur - the sports complex, where every day students muddy themselves playing various kinds of games. This forms one of the most fulfilling part of their student years. RGSOIPL too engages in field activity that involves a lot of insight and endurance to grapple with issues. The law school, the first…
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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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