Category: Humans of IITKgp

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A fauji at heart

An account of Shib Sankar Das, Network Engineer (VC), Centre for Educational Technology, and one of the superstars leading the initiative of eLearning through online classroom at IIT KGP I had joined the Indian Air Force (IAF) on October 31, 1981, as an Airman after completing my high school. I...

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Three decades and counting!

“September 24th 1982. I joined IIT Kharagpur as a Lower Division Clerk, giving in to my parents repeated requests. Today, after spending more than two-thirds of my life here, I do not regret the decision of my parents. Rubber Technology Center had started the year before, in 1981. With no...

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Gaaner Opaarey – My Parallel Universe of Rabindrasangeet

The first person to introduce me to Tagore’s music was my mother, a trained Rabindrasangeet singer herself and alumna of ‘Geetabitan’ an eminent music institute in Kolkata. Thus, one could say, I was born listening to Tagore’s songs. My mother introduced me to my first gurus – Shri Sailen Basu...

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Evolution of Office Automation – A Personal Experience

“I was a naïve, confused 21-year old when I joined IIT Kharagpur in 1982 through an open advertisement. Having appeared for a three-step test which included written, typing and interview, my first posting was at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. By 25, I graduated to the secretarial post...

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My life, My time @IITKgp

Puran Dang (1959/B.Tech/CE/RP) is Founder and Senior Advisor at Minuteman Group LLC, Lexington, Massachusetts. He is also a respected community leader and founder of many organizations such as the first IIT Alumni Group in the world, and a founding team member of TIE-Boston. He is Chairman Emeritus of MIT Heritage...

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Humans of KGP

I have spent 38 years on this campus and the one thing that I can tell you as a result is this: I shall die a happier and more contented man than many others on this planet. The lure of KGP is its people – all these bright, young minds...

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Play it again, Sam

Tony Braganza of Kolkata’s iconic music store, Braganza and Co., on his life and his time at IIT Kharagpur Anthony Braganza is a much admired figure, both among his friends at IIT Kharagpur and in the music milieu in Kolkata and farther beyond. Tony, as he is best known, and...

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Humans of KGP

From being a typical JEE aspirant to being a typical ‘job-material’ IITian. This summarizes my first three and a half years in Kharagpur. Luckily, while being a dual degree student, I got a PPO from one of the most sought-after employers in my 4th year. As Baldev Singh tells Simran...