Category: Alumni

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Marching Towards a Smart Campus

The Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management helps IIT Kharagpur develop a SMART campus Indian Express,  Edexlive Keeping up with the Government of India’s call to develop Smart cities, the Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management is not only developing the necessary...

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The Good, The Bad and The Unknown

Another IITian turns author. And Raj Tilak Roushan is quite an unusual IITian. An award-winning police officer, RTR, as he is known, spent five years in the private sector, both in India and abroad, after graduating from IIT Kharagpur, then got tired of “working to make rich people richer”, and...

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Republic Day Honours

Two alumni and a faculty member from IIT Kharagpur have been conferred top awards by the NRI Welfare Society of India. Sundeep Mukherjee (B.Tech./MM/1998) Alumnus Dr. Sundeep Mukherjee has been named the recipient of the Hind Rattan Award, one of the highest Indian diasporic awards granted to non-resident Indians by...

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The Incredible 1970s and Spring Fest

Colourful festoons, huge sponsor banners and flags decked up the entire campus last weekend. Makeshift ‘pandals’ popped up and an air of festivity hung around. Students scurried across different venues. They had spent sleepless nights for weeks. It was that time of the year when students from all over India...

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An incredible moment

Times of India   India Education Diary Close to 150 members of the Batch of 1970, together with their spouses celebrated their 50th graduation anniversary at IIT Kharagpur recently in a grand celebration titled the ‘Golden 2020 Reunion’ (from Jan 24-26). Batch members congregated from all over the world to commemorate...

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From the heart

Prof.Damodar Acharya, alumnus and former Director of IIT Kharagpur, was the invited guest of the Director, Prof. V.K. Tewari, at the 17th Annual Alumni Meet. He participated in the brainstorming session with three other former directors to contemplate on the future of the Institute. Prof. Acharya has decided to pay...

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The many ways of ‘giving’

A warm smile playing on her lips, Sushmita Sur of the 1980 batch made an unusual disclosure at the interactive session, “Be the change-maker”, at the 17th Annual Alumni Meet. Her daughter had just joined the faculty at the Institute’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering. “There are different ways...

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Happiness Run : The 2.2 Marathon

12th January 2020, 6:30 AM. Technology Students’ Gymkhana was bubbling with some 100-150 students, both past and present. A very unusual scene, especially on a Sunday morning. Packets of Glucon-D were being constantly poured and mixed into 20-litre water jars. T-shirts were being distributed and students were seen warming themselves...

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Yeh Papa ka college hai…

“Papa yahan khelta thha?” lisped a 3-year-old Ghrishneshvar, as he pointed out to the Tata Steel sports ground, just opposite to the Ramanujan Complex. He, along with his elder sister, Ujjavalaa, both toddlers, were at IIT Kharagpur campus for the first time with their parents and elder brother Aayush, who...

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Book Review: The Telecom Man

Much to the surprise of friends and family, in 1991, Brijendra K. Syngal resigned from a plush, tax-free job with Inmarsat in London to head Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited, an old-style, stodgy public sector company. Over the next seven years, Syngal transformed VSNL into a nimble new-generation telecom behemoth. By...