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A Thoughtful Act of Kindness

A Thoughtful Act of Kindness

Mr. Altaf Ahmed, an Alumnus of IIT Kharagpur donates three laptops to the students in need Kind words are short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless. It is rare to meet people who are contemplatives in the heart of the world and contribute to the act of benevolent philanthropy. Not aspiring to any recognition, they merely engage and exhibit what we say is still good in the society that we live in. Mr. Altaf Ahmed, one of alumnus of IIT Kharagpur from Kashmir, now settled in UAE has been the epitome of empathy by his act…
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Nation Building In Action: How An IIT Alumni Contributed To India’s Internet Story

Nation Building In Action: How An IIT Alumni Contributed To India’s Internet Story

Just as India was entering a new dawn in its political and economic history as an independent nation in the early 1990s, Bijendra K. Syngal, an IIT Kharagpur alumni (EC/1962/RP), returned to India to take up the reins of the Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL). His arrival jolted the old-style, stodgy public sector company into taking charge of the telecommunication revolution in India. Syngal navigated through financial uncertainties, economic instability, and political turmoil to introduce the Internet in India. His efforts played a direct role in expanding the software industry from a 60 million USD industry in 1991 to a nearly…
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You care for us, now let us take care of you

You care for us, now let us take care of you

On June 19, 2021, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur had come forward to provide ration packets to 2000 Covid Lockdown affected poor people in and around the campus, with the generous contributions of $1 million received from its alumni. Besides being thankful to the alma mater for such an orderly management of the Covid-19 support program, the president of IIT Kharagpur Foundation USA, Ron Gupta mentioned, “The IIT Kharagpur Foundation alumni are indebted to you all for distribution of the needed supplies to our workers who help the students during their stay. We urge to continue with this program periodically,…
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Alumni have done a Good Samaritan Act

Alumni have done a Good Samaritan Act

IIT Kharagpur Foundation, USA has bestowed twenty oxygen concentrators of 5 LPM capacity (by Philips Respironics Company) to IIT Kharagpur. The oxygen concentrators have been delivered to B C Roy Technology Hospital with the hope of dealing successfully with the immense oxygen crisis for Covid-19 affected patients. “I will never be able to thank Ron Gupta and all our alumni enough for such a generous venture. Not many people have the privilege to associate with someone as caring and understanding as them. Their sincere effort in resolving the crisis of oxygen is much appreciated. We hope to make the best…
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IIT Kharagpur Alumni and their Families Set up Over ₹ 2 Crore Student Grant

IIT Kharagpur Alumni and their Families Set up Over ₹ 2 Crore Student Grant

IIT Kharagpur has instituted eight new student grants for the upcoming Autumn semester scheduled to begin in August 2021. The Institute has received generous grants from eight alumni and their families who have come forward to support the students on merit-cum-means scholarships and merit-based awards towards their academics and research.  The grants are collectively valued at around ₹ 2.25 crore for funding of undergraduate and postgraduate students across the departments of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Healthcare, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. A virtual MoU was signed with the donating alumni and their families…
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Distinguished Alumnus Award Announced for 2020

Distinguished Alumnus Award Announced for 2020

IIT Kharagpur has announced the Distinguished Alumnus Award for the year 2020. Twenty-one alumni from across the world have been named this year for this much-coveted annual award. The awardees include alumni with outstanding achievements in the spheres of academia, industry, public service and social welfare. Lauding the awardees on social media Director Prof. Virendra K Tewari wrote, "The Distinguished Alumnus Award is conferred to appreciate outstanding achievements, leadership, contribution to society, and peer recognition of our alumni who are a source of pride and inspiration to all of us. Congratulations to all the awardees on joining the hallowed DAA…
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IIT KGP to e-Felicitate Young Alumni on 70th Foundation Day

IIT KGP to e-Felicitate Young Alumni on 70th Foundation Day

IIT Kharagpur announced the Young Alumni Achiever Award 2020. The Institute recognizes its young alumni age 45 or younger who have excelled in life through their outstanding early-career contribution by conferring on them the Young Alumni Achiever Award (YAAA). The awards will be e-conferred on 18th August 2020, the auspicious 70th Foundation Day of the Institute. Congratulations to all the young awardees on joining the hallowed club of YAAAs. The Institute started conferring the YAA awards from 2018. Like last year this year as well 19 alumni got this award. The awardees include: DR ANUPAM DATTA [2000/B Tech/CS/PH], Professor, Carnegie Mellon University DR VEERABHADRAN BALADANDAYUTHAPANI [1998/B Sc/MA/LLR], Professor…
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Alumni Innovate COVID-19 Health Technologies

Alumni Innovate COVID-19 Health Technologies

Economic Times           Deccan Herald         India Today             Hindustan Times            Outlook        Business Insider      NDTV           The cases of infections and deaths related to COVID-19 in India are increasing by leaps and bounds. While it took about 2 months to reach the first 1000 cases, it increased to 2000 just within 5 days, then with every 3 days the count has been increasing by 1000, and now the frequency of that occurrence has reduced to a…
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The Cop from Kgp

The Cop from Kgp

Ashish Tiwari, IPS, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh and IIT Kharagpur alumnus has been conferred the Director General of Police (DGP), UttarPradesh (UP), Commendation Disc (Gold), 2020 and gfiles Awards 2019 for good governance and Smart e-Police innovation. Ashish graduated from IIT Kharagpur in 2007 with B.Tech. and M.Tech. Dual Degree in Computer Science and Engineering. He pursued the career of an investment banker with Lehman Brothers and Nomura before joining Indian Revenue Service as Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax and then opting for Indian Police Service (2012 batch).  Ashish was in-charge of maintenance of law and order…
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The Good, The Bad and The Unknown

The Good, The Bad and The Unknown

Another IITian turns author. And Raj Tilak Roushan is quite an unusual IITian. An award-winning police officer, RTR, as he is known, spent five years in the private sector, both in India and abroad, after graduating from IIT Kharagpur, then got tired of "working to make rich people richer", and joined the IPS. The story of his extraordinary work in Palghar, Maharashtra, in fighting child trafficking, involving both deep data analysis and sensitising his force ("think of every child missing as a child from your own family") is here The stories in RTR's book are police procedurals. Most of them,…
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