Distinguished Alumnus Award

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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An evening to remember

An evening to remember

You would have mistaken him for a student. Dark cropped hair, back-pack in place, an incredibly young-looking Debendra Das Sharma approached me for his interview at the Technology Guest House on the evening before the 65th Convocation. He was returning to the campus after more than two decades and was incredibly happy to be back. As Principal Engineer in Intel Corporation, Sharma has been leading the development of PCI Express since its inception two decades back through six generations of evolution of the technology. He has played a key role in evolving PCI Express as a ubiquitous I/O interconnect in…
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Kgpians Who Steered India’s Moonshot

Kgpians Who Steered India’s Moonshot

Careers360     India Today It was a week of celebration with India's moonshot Chandrayaan -2 being launched by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) from the spaceport at Sriharikota at Andhra Pradesh. And this time too IIT Kharagpur has a reason to give its traditional tempo shout. Three Kgpians were among the noted scientists who played a key role in the successful launch of GSLV MkIII - M1/Chandrayaan -2. Alumnus Dr V Narayanan, an expert in cryogenic rocket propulsion technology, was responsible for the manufacture of GSLV rocket's cryogenic and liquid engines.  He did his MTech in Cryogenic Engineering in 1990…
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Adding to the glory

Adding to the glory

Business Standard , The Week , Financial Express, NDTV, India Today, Manorama, Devdiscourse The Distinguished Alumnus Awards for 2019 has been announced by the Institute, and as many as 20 alumni will receive their DAA during the Convocation ceremony held every year in the month of August. The Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes the professional achievements and contributions of IIT Kharagpur alumni. Among the awardees are eminent scientists, industry experts, technocrats, and social activists, some of them pioneers in their respective fields and some even Padma Shri holders. Prof. Soumen Chakrabarti and Prof. Sunita Sarawagi of IIT Bombay, Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray (Padma Shri) of IIEST, Shibpur,…
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