Humans of KGP

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for the School Children in Regional Language

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for the School Children in Regional Language

Following the mandate of National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020), Prof. Dilip Kumar Pratihar, Institute Chair Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Kharagpur, has developed one new course on "Robotics and Artificial Intelligence" of 11 hours duration in Regional Language (Bengali) for the School Children starting from Class-9 to Class-12, with the initiative of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVERI), Belur Math. Recently awarded the Fellowship of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE) and presented the Fellowship Certificate in the Induction Ceremony held as a part of the Annual General Meeting of Fellows on 11th December 2023 at…
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“Guru Dakshina” – the Divine Manifestation of Giving Back to the Alma Mater

“Guru Dakshina” – the Divine Manifestation of Giving Back to the Alma Mater

"Guru Dakshina hoye Guru ka Pratham Samman Bhav Bhakti hoye Guru ka Pratham Upahaar Shri Vasudev Krishna hoye Arjun ke Tattvagyaan Ekalavya hoye Dronacharya ke  Aitihasik Guru Samman" Guru Dakshina is the first respect that a student gives to his teacher The emotional devotion of the students is his first present Shri Krishna was the philosophical teacher for Arjun and Ekalavya was Dronacharya's respectful master from history Guru Dakshina is the pure and selfless connection between a teacher and their disciple. By adhering to the qualities and learning of their Guru, the students bring the greatest smile of achievement, love,…
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“All glories come from the daring to just begin” – SHAURYA ’23 at IIT Kharagpur

“All glories come from the daring to just begin” – SHAURYA ’23 at IIT Kharagpur

A Glimpse from the Table Tennis Tournament in Full Swing One of the biggest sports tournament of the country 'Shaurya '23, themed ‘Shadow Warrior,’ recently concluded at IIT Kharagpur, leaving behind a trail of excitement, innovation, and intense competition. The festival which was entirely managed by students; held within the iconic IIT Kharagpur campus, has undoubtedly set a new standard for excellence. This edition of Shaurya went above and beyond, featuring a diverse range of competitions catering to both male and female participants. The events showcased a wide array of sports, including cricket, volleyball, basketball, hockey, athletics, badminton, football, lawn…
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‘Our classes were held where freedom fighters were locked up,’ says Narasimhan Venkatesan Patel, Alumnus of the First Batch at IIT KGP

‘Our classes were held where freedom fighters were locked up,’ says Narasimhan Venkatesan Patel, Alumnus of the First Batch at IIT KGP

Mr. Narasimhan Venkatesan Patel, Former Member of the Railway Board and an Electrical Engineering Alumnus (1951-55) of IIT Kharagpur, shares some interesting anecdotes about the faculty and how IIT Kharagpur took special tutorials of students who appeared in Class 12 exams from different boards or syllabi. The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur was established in 1951 and is the oldest among all the IITs in the country. As the institute was set up in the Hijli detention camp of West Bengal, it has a link with the freedom fighters of India. “We mostly had classes in the old Hijli Central…
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National Award for Prof. Suman Chakraborty on Teachers Day 2023

National Award for Prof. Suman Chakraborty on Teachers Day 2023

Teaching is much more than just imparting knowledge, it is an inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding. When we recall our own education, we remember the teachers not methods and techniques. The belief of a teacher on his/her student can make them achieve wonders. Teachers are the root of an education system and can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges. Teaching is the profession that teaches us all the other professions. On this momentous occasion of Teachers Day 2023, Prof. Suman Chakraborty, a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department…
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T. V. Narendran is the new Chairman of Board of Governors of IIT Kharagpur

T. V. Narendran is the new Chairman of Board of Governors of IIT Kharagpur

T. V. Narendran, CEO & Managing Director of Tata Steel Limited is appointed as the New Chairman of Board of Governors of IIT Kharagpur IIT Kharagpur welcomes Mr. T. V. Narendran as the new Chairman, Board of Governors of the institute. A Mechanical Engineer from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Trichy and MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, Mr. Narendran is the CEO & Managing Director of Tata Steel Limited. Mr. Thachat Viswanath Narendran is the Chairman of Tata Steel Europe and Tata Steel Long Products Limited and oversees the organic and inorganic growth of Tata…
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“India is a land of IITs, especially IIT Kharagpur which is the mother of all IITs,” said Mahamohopadhyay Bhadreshdas Swami in the 73rd Foundation of the institute

“India is a land of IITs, especially IIT Kharagpur which is the mother of all IITs,” said Mahamohopadhyay Bhadreshdas Swami in the 73rd Foundation of the institute

The Foundation of a Family, that’s where it all began for IIT Kharagpur in 1951. The history of the IIT system dates back to 1946 when a committee was set up by Hon'ble Sir Jogendra Singh, Member of the Viceroy's Executive Council, Department of Education, Health and Agriculture to consider the setting up of Higher Technical Institutions for post war industrial development in India. The 22 member committee headed by Sri N.R. Sarkar recommended the establishment of four Higher Technical Institutions on the lines of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. With the above recommendations the first Indian Institute of…
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IIT Kharagpur wins at the ADB Knowledge & Innovation Hub’s Transport Technology Innovation Challenge

IIT Kharagpur wins at the ADB Knowledge & Innovation Hub’s Transport Technology Innovation Challenge

Technology Innovation Challenge Independent verification of the results Publications of lessons learned by all the parties Reference site and report for ADB and development member countries Recommendations for next steps to scale-up the proposed solutions, including for future ADB-funded projects Have a vision, plan and capability for future implementation/commercialization of the innovative technology solutions in DMCs A user-friendly interactive system through the Technologies for Urban Transit to Enhance Mobility and Safe Accessibility (TUTEM) project that aims to enhance the last-mile security & safety of transit passengers in Hyderabad by providing commuters with safe access enroute to transit stations through mobile…
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Appointment of Captain Amit Jain (Retd.) as Registrar IIT Kharagpur

Appointment of Captain Amit Jain (Retd.) as Registrar IIT Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur welcomes Captain Amit Jain (Retd.) as the new Registrar of IIT Kharagpur effective from 3rd July, 2023. Served as a Senior Advisor to Indian Navy, INS Angre Mumbai in 2021, he was also in-charge of admin logistics for ships as the Commanding Officer for Indian Navy, INS Dwarka Okha in 2019. Captain Jain started his career with the Indian Navy in positions like Navigating Officer, Operations Officer and Executive officer for more than three decades. A product of National Defence Academy in 1986, he has also completed his M.Sc in Defence and Strategic Studies from…
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A happy soul, a fresh mind and a healthy body are achieved through Yoga – International Day of Yoga 2023

A happy soul, a fresh mind and a healthy body are achieved through Yoga – International Day of Yoga 2023

IIT KGP celebrates Yoga Mahotsav to commemorate the 9th International Yoga Day (IDY 2023) You cannot always control what goes on outside but you can always control what goes on inside. Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body and makes us find the peace that lies within us. Through Practice comes Yoga, through Yoga comes Knowledge, through Knowledge comes Enlightenment and through Enlightenment comes Peace. Technology Students’ Gymkhana, IIT Kharagpur in commemoration of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, 'FIT India Movement' and ‘Jan Bhagidari' in…
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