On 18th January 2022, the IIT Kharagpur community lost one of its well-known, respected, senior members.
Prof. Sujoy Ghose was an emeritus professor at the Computer Science and Engineering Department. He joined the institute in 1979 and dedicatedly served through his teaching and research contributions until the very last day. Prof. Ghose was a specialist in networks, algorithms, artificial intelligence, information systems, and peer-to-peer computing. He had guided many research scholars and received academic praise from colleagues and experts from around the globe.
Prof. Ghose grew up on the campus. He graduated with a B.Tech in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering in 1976 from the institute. He pursued an MS from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, soon after. He completed his self-guided Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1989. He was a pioneer in setting up the Computer Science and Engineering department at IIT Kharagpur in the early 1980s.
Fondly remembered as Sujoy da, he was loved and respected amongst his colleagues and friends.
To cherish his legacy, the campus community organized a virtual memorial meeting in his honor on 6th February 2022. Coordinated by Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, the virtual memorial gathering was attended by many current and former students, colleagues, friends, and well-wishers who shared their memories and stories of personal interactions with Prof. Ghose. Director, Prof. Virendra Kumar Tewari, who is a close family friend initiated the meeting by expressing his condolences for the Ghose family. He recollected some memories of their youthful days on the campus and his later day contributions to the institute.
In the gathering, some recalled his academic and administrative contributions, others shared stories of his younger days as a brilliant student of the Hijli High School. Some of his former students spoke of his father-like support and research guidance. His colleagues and friends cherished memories of happier times.
The campus will not only miss a brilliant educator and innovator but also a life-long resident, an open and humble human being who could be regularly seen in addas and driving around in his small blue Maruti.
Content Writer:- Arkaprabha Pal, Office of Alumni Affairs & Branding