Category: Passing By

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Written on the walls

As a former detention centre for freedom fighters during the Raj and then as the first Indian Institute of Technology that laid the foundation of the IIT system, IIT Kharagpur’s heritage is widely known and acknowledged. The academic building, together with a host of early structures in the campus, stands...

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Engineering is fine

If you happened to visit the Mechanical Engineering department or the Microfluidics Lab recently, you would have found a teenager deep in conversation with the research scholars. Not unusual? Then consider the fact that this young girl, not yet out of school, had travelled all the way from Singapore and...

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Passing by

Dr. Soumyajit Mandal, T. and A. Schroeder Assistant Professor from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of Case Western Reserve University, was at IIT Kharagpur recently. He took a week-long course on “Instrumentation and algorithms for biomedical imaging: MRI and Ultrasound” under the SGRIP program. During his stay,...

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Build small, think big

“The duty of universities, more than ever now, is to train students to think critically,” said Prof. Ben L. Feringa during his visit to IIT Kharagpur Professor Ben L. Feringa won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Jean-Pierre Sauvage (France) and Sir James Fraser Stoddart (UK) for their...

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Passing by

Powerful performance Balgovind Tiwari dropped by with a huge batch of students from IIIT R.K. Valley, RGUKT, Andhra Pradesh, where he is a lecturer. He did his PhD in Physics (Solid State Electronics) from IIT Kharagpur in 2011. Tiwari and his team were on their way to a competition and...