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My life, My time @IITKgp

My life, My time @IITKgp

Puran Dang (1959/B.Tech/CE/RP) is Founder and Senior Advisor at Minuteman Group LLC, Lexington, Massachusetts. He is also a respected community leader and founder of many organizations such as the first IIT Alumni Group in the world, and a founding team member of TIE-Boston. He is Chairman Emeritus of MIT Heritage of the Arts of South Asia, and global ambassador of Akshaya Patra, which serves hot lunch to poor children in India and Nepal. Dang was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by his alma mater in 2010. His bittersweet memories: My life has been a strange amalgam of many happy and…
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Kgpian@SCR

Kgpian@SCR

Kgpian K Siva Prasad took charge as Principal Chief Operations Manager, South Central Railway on June 25, 2019. Prasad did M.Sc. in Applied Geology from the Dept. of  Geology and Geophysics at IIT Kharagpur in 1983. He belongs to the 1986 batch of Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) officers. Prior to this assignment, he was holding the post of Principal Chief Commercial Manager, South Central Railway. During his 32 years of service, he has held several important executive and managerial positions in various Zonal Railways. It was during his stint as Chief Freight Traffic Manager on SCR, that the Zone achieved…
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Champions of EXL EQ

Champions of EXL EQ

India Education Diary   Careers360    Times of India    Jagran Josh Two teams from IIT Kharagpur swept 3 out of 4 awards at the final round of EXL Excellence Quotient 2019. Team Ninety Degrees of Anmol Thakkar & Ayush Bansal from IIT Kharagpur secured the 1st position and Team Tesseract of Ayush Patnaik & Prakhar Prakash secured 2nd position thereby bringing laurels to the Institute. EXL Excellence Quotient (EQ) is an annual case study contest structured to test skills like problem identification, logical thinking, structured and methodical approach and efficient analysis amongst its participants. Students from 20 premier academic…
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The DJ Has Arrived

The DJ Has Arrived

Kgpians are known for their dynamic talents beyond being technologists, researchers, corporate leaders, administrators. While some choose the offbeat career, some go with a balance between the two worlds of an IITian's career as well as pursuing their passion in other creative fields. Dhananjay Collur, who studied to become an engineer in the field of Electronics and Electrical Communications at IIT Kharagpur, is among the latter. After being a corporate professional and entrepreneur for 35 years, he has turned to his heart's call - Music. Dhananjay, popularly known as DJ among his IIT KGP peer group, has released his maiden…
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In fond memory of Ranjan Khastgir

In fond memory of Ranjan Khastgir

We are deeply saddened by the demise of our much respected and admired alumnus, Shiva Ranjan Khastgir (1957/BTech/ME/AZ). He passed away at home in Kolkata, surrounded by his family, on March 18, 2019. Lovingly referred as ‘Khasta’ by his friends, many of whom continued to be in close touch with him long after their graduation from college, Ranjan Khastgir was a frontrunner among those who are the life force of the Technology Alumni Association of Kolkata. He was a former President of TAA, Calcutta Chapter, and strived hard to bring together IITians of all “shape and vintage under a common…
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Gone too soon

Gone too soon

There are not too many who can act as a bridge across peoples, cultures, disciplines, institutions and vocations  – all at the same time. Lord Sushanta Kumar Bhattacharyya was one of them. Renowned academic, successful entrepreneur, manufacturing expert and leading consultant to industry and government across geographies, this eminent alumnus of IIT Kharagpur donned many caps and influenced many lives. Not surprisingly, his demise on March 1, 2019, has come as a rude shock not only to the people of Britain, where he lived and worked, but also to multitudes of individuals and institutions who gained from his genius; our…
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