Category: Kgpian

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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...

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Joining forces

IIT Kharagpur had the rare honour of hosting four former directors who flagged off the opening ceremony of the 17th Annual Alumni Meet of the Institute on Friday, January 10, 2020. Prof. K.L. Chopra, Prof. Amitabha Ghosh, Prof. Damodar Acharya and Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti were special invitees of the...

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From the Desk of the Director

Prof. Virendra Kumar Tewari, faculty member and former Head of the Dept. of Agricultural and Food Engineering has been appointed as the Director of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur effective from December 31, 2019, for a period of five years. Brief Bio: Prof. Tewari grew up a campus boy and...

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His story

For the Diwali of 2019, the Delhi government held a laser show event for four days to keep people away from bursting crackers. For some years now, laser technology has quietly made its way into the hi-tech sound and light shows at several forts of Delhi, Rajasthan and Andhra and...

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Ear to the ground

Prof. Jeevanjyoti Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, received Top Feedback from First Year Undergraduate students for Spring 2019. His faceweb page reveals a lot about his connection with students. More than the academic exploits of the teacher, it talks about how students should proceed if they wanted to...

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Now and then

Why is a black coat and dark trousers the invariable wear during placements? If Pradeep Poddar, who just landed a placement with Accenture, is to be believed, it is only because students are following tradition. “We have seen pictures of our seniors wearing black, and so black it is,” says...

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Placed!!

Photo Credit: Suman Sutradhar Economic Times           Financial Express             Business Standard           Business Today          Live Mint            Millennium Post           NDTV        News18 The six month’s long preparation...

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NSS IIT KGP Annual Camp 2019: A Report

Contributor: Prof. Gautam Saha, Dept. of Electronics & Electrical Communications Engineering, IIT Kharagpur A third of the IIT KGP freshman community certainly had an exceptional experience this winter. The annual National Service Scheme (NSS) camp for this year was based at village Shyameshwarpur under Gopali Gram Panchayat of Kharagpur Block...

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Day 1 Placement Report

Economic Times        Business Insider       Business Standard        Live Mint        Times of India IIT Kharagpur has started its 2019-2020 placement journey with 469 offers including PPOs. This is a clear increase from last year’s Day 1 figures. The first day started...