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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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Round India Winners

Round India Winners

IIT Kharagpur Students among the Winners of India Finals of CFA Institute Research Challenge 2019-2020 A five-member student team from IIT Kharagpur has qualified for the Asia Pacific round of the CFA Institute Research Challenge 2019-2020. Along with IIM Ahmedabad and IIFT Delhi, the team from IIT Kharagpur have been won the India Finals of this Global level competition held on February 8, 2020. The Asia Pacific round is scheduled to be held on March 18-19 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. The AP Challenge will consist of one winner from each Member Society of the Asia Pacific Region, typically about…
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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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Republic Day Honours

Republic Day Honours

Two alumni and a faculty member from IIT Kharagpur have been conferred top awards by the NRI Welfare Society of India. Sundeep Mukherjee (B.Tech./MM/1998) Alumnus Dr. Sundeep Mukherjee has been named the recipient of the Hind Rattan Award, one of the highest Indian diasporic awards granted to non-resident Indians by the NRI Welfare Society of India. He belongs to the 1998 batch and did B.Tech. degree in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering. At present he is an Associate Professor at the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas (UNT). Mukherjee's area of work involves Advanced Materials Development, Energy Conversion and…
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Book Review: The Telecom Man

Book Review: The Telecom Man

Much to the surprise of friends and family, in 1991, Brijendra K. Syngal resigned from a plush, tax-free job with Inmarsat in London to head Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited, an old-style, stodgy public sector company. Over the next seven years, Syngal transformed VSNL into a nimble new-generation telecom behemoth. By connecting India to the world through high-speed digital links, he was instrumental in the emergence of the Indian software sector as a global player. And in a move that would revolutionize the country and all our lives, he brought the internet to India in 1995. On Syngal’s watch, VSNL also…
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The Summit it is!

The Summit it is!

IIT Kharagpur alumnus Romil Barthwal has achieved the highest frontier of mountaineering - Mount Everest. He scaled the Himalayan heights along with his 14-member team this Summer. Trekker and impact maker he is an endurance runner by passion and has done many half, full and ultra-marathons and several other adventure sports including podium finisher in an ironman event, randonneuring, white water rafting, bungee jumping, duathlons, kayaking, paramotor, parasailing, paragliding and paratrooping. Leaving no stone unturned, he has done the advanced, rescue and special mountain courses. He has done 9 mountaineering expeditions as team leader culminating with summiting the mighty Mt…
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IEI Young Engineering Award for Kgpian

IEI Young Engineering Award for Kgpian

Alumnus Sneha Gautam has been conferred the IEI Young Engineering Award 2019 – 20 by the Institution of Engineers (India), in recognition of his contribution to the field of Environmental Engineering. Dr. Gautam completed his PhD in 2015 from IIT Kharagpur's Dept. of Mining Engineering in the area of Environmental Engineering. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Dr. Gautam is engaged in fundamental and application-oriented cross-disciplinary research. He focuses on the interfaces of clean air engineering/science, human health and smart/sustainable living in cities/megacities.…
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Book Review: Chronotantra

Book Review: Chronotantra

A Unique Science Fiction Novel That Brilliantly Blends Hi-Tech With Vedanta ~ Sandipan Deb  The reviewer is a senior journalist and author, Former Editorial Director, Swarajya magazine, Founding Editor, Open, Former Editor, Financial Express and Outlook magazine. He is also an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, 1986 batch. He did his B.Tech. in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering. Book Review: Indian science fiction has a long but thin history, studded with illustrious names. Long, because the genre made its first appearance in the late 19th century, while H.G. Wells was just starting off (though Jules Verne had been writing for three decades).…
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When one great is inspired by another

When one great is inspired by another

Can industry and academia work together to promote the overall competitiveness of a sector through exchange of ideas and innovation, through synthesis of organizational and academic practice and discipline? The jury may be out on that one, yet there is one example that not only tilts the scale heavily towards the potential of success of a collaborative engagement such as this, but also serves as a model par excellence on account of the precedence that it has set: The Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) founded by illustrious British-Indian engineer, academic, manufacturing expert and leading consultant for industry and governments -- late…
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FRS for IIT KGP Alumnus

FRS for IIT KGP Alumnus

  India Today Dr. Sudipta Seal, an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur has been recently elected as the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry for his contributions in the field of Chemical Sciences. Dr. Seal specializes in the areas of Nanomaterials processing and characterization, Nanobiotechnology, Materials for optics, sensors, coatings, fuel cells, Oxidation/Corrosion, Surface Science and Engineering and Chemical Mechanical Planarization. He is at present Department Chair of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Seal graduated from IIT Kharagpur in 1990 with B.Tech. in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering. He did MS in Metallurgy from the University of Sheffield…
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