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IIT Kharagpur inks an MoU with ORMAS

IIT Kharagpur inks an MoU with ORMAS

Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG) of IIT Kharagpur signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS) to facilitate rural technological innovation for the growth of Producers’ groups and Producers’ companies providing technological solutions to improve the efficiency of production along with value addition. Both the institution will entail to identify technological needs of the product-based livelihood and engage in relevant R&D to upgrade the existing technology by modifying, redesigning and standardization of the users at grassroots level. Prof V K Tewari, Director, IIT Kharagpur stated – “The intent of this MoU is to create…
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Initiation of 1st Chair Professorship in E&ECE Dept.: Benevolent act of IIT Kharagpur alumnus helps in the materialization of the process

Initiation of 1st Chair Professorship in E&ECE Dept.: Benevolent act of IIT Kharagpur alumnus helps in the materialization of the process

IIT Kharagpur has established the “Prithviraj Banerjee and Swati Banerjee Chair Professorship” with an endowment of $ 81,082, received from its eminent and distinguished alumnus, Dr. Prithviraj “Prith” Banerjee (1981/B.Tech./E&ECE/Azad). In this regards, virtual signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding between IIT Kharagpur and Dr Prithviraj Banerjee was arranged on July 02, 2021, where Prof Virendra Kumar Tewari, the Director of IIT Kharagpur and Dr Prith Banerjee, the Chief Technology Officer of ANSYS had signed the MoU in the presence of Prof Amit Patra, the Deputy Director; Prof Jayanta Mukhopadhyay, the Dean Outreach; Prof Surjya Kanta Pal, the Associate Dean…
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Higher Risk in Concentrated Business Control – VGSOM Researchers

Higher Risk in Concentrated Business Control – VGSOM Researchers

Award-Winning Research from IIT Kharagpur’s Vinod Gupta School of Management Indicate Higher Risks with Family-controlled Firms In an award-winning research study conducted by faculty and alumni at IIT Kharagpur’s Vinod Gupta School of Management, the researchers have found that family and family control ownership is negatively related to firms’ profitability due to lags in management.  The study is based on decadal data from 2007 to 2017 of 421 listed firms in emerging markets which have at least 5%-20% of the equity capital is owned by a family group including concert promoters. The results show that family-owned firms dominant with concentrated…
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Driving force

Driving force

Recruiting, encouraging and retaining talent becomes imperative for the success of an educational institution of the stature of IIT Kharagpur, recognized already as an Institution of Eminence. Chair Professorships are critical to this exercise. Institute Chairs, Faculty Excellence awards and alumni-funded Chairs all contribute to creating an ecosystem that nurtures creativity, rewards excellence and provides an incentive for hard work. It is a privilege for IIT Kharagpur that its alumni understand this connection. Over the years, several Chairs have been created by the alumni to encourage excellence. Alumni-endowed Chairs are, in fact, increasingly driving research in critical and challenging areas…
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East’s 1st Research Park

East’s 1st Research Park

Times of India     Financial Express     Business Standard      Careers360     DevDiscourse The 65th Convocation of IIT Kharagpur was marked by the launch of the Institute’s first ever Research Park. This is the first of its kind in eastern India which will provide a platform to create a self-sustained, healthy, vibrant, innovative ecosystem based on the spirit of collaborative research and consultancy between Industry and academia. The Research Park was inaugurated digitally by Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India in the presence of Shri Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, Board of…
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Engineering is fine

Engineering is fine

If you happened to visit the Mechanical Engineering department or the Microfluidics Lab recently, you would have found a teenager deep in conversation with the research scholars. Not unusual? Then consider the fact that this young girl, not yet out of school, had travelled all the way from Singapore and elected to do her summer internship at IIT Kharagpur to resolve a question that was bothering her – to do engineering or not? It is not that such a question has bothered only Tanushree Banerjee – our visitor, who is presently a Grade 12 student of Singapore’s United World College…
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