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The Memoirs of a Trailblazer -The First Woman Chemical Engineer of IIT

The Memoirs of a Trailblazer -The First Woman Chemical Engineer of IIT

Madhu Panchmia Sengupta, ’68 ChE, SN Hall (1946 - 2022) Madhu’s passing is the end of an era. She, with her direct and practical nature, would never describe it that way. But she was a trailblazer, the first woman chemical engineering student at IIT Kharagpur, and was a part of the 13th batch of entering students in an institution which is now getting ready to celebrate its 75th anniversary. It was an era of aspiration, of national heroes, an era that inspired young students. Madhu grew up in Kolkata as the youngest of three sisters in a family of six…
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