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Way to go

Way to go

Another KGPian leaves his mark Leapfroggers (HarperCollins) is the latest book by a KGPian to hit the stalls. The author is Ved Prakash Sandlas (1967/BTech/EC), who was among the first 50 engineers to join ISRO and was part of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s core team that launched SLV-3. While working at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Trivandrum, Sandlas was appointed Group Director, Electronics (1984-86) and, Mission Director/Project Director SLV-3 (1980-84), and was responsible for the launch of SLV-3 in May, 1981, as well as the launch of the Rohini Satellites in April, 1983. Leapfroggers is an insider’s account of…
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Passing by

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 used the Technology Students' Gymkhana to train for the event. At the National Bench Press Championship 2017-18, held on March 16-18 in Ranchi this year, his student, K. Sreelakshmi, won two gold medals in the 43 kg Junior (Equipped and Un-equipped) Women category. His two other students, B. Harish Kumar…
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