Monthly Archive: September 2018

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Way to go

Another KGPian leaves his mark Leapfroggers (HarperCollins) is the latest book by a KGPian to hit the stalls. The author is Ved Prakash Sandlas (1967/BTech/EC), who was among the first 50 engineers to join ISRO and was part of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s core team that launched SLV-3. While working...

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IIT KGP Faculty Makes Purified Drinking Water Available for Rs. 1

Times of India    India Today    Business Standard   Millennium Post    Navbharat Times    NDTV    ABP News    ABP News Twitter   Indian Express   Jagran Josh  EiSamay Faculty from IIT KGP has developed a model for purified drinking water supply, costing Rs. 1 per family per day, for a village in Southern Bengal. Dr....

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Not a drop to lose

Business Standard   NDTV     ABP News   Millennium Post    Navbharat Times   ABP News Twitter At Porapara, an IIT Kharagpur initiative has become a unique model of participatory civic management Porapara is a tribal hamlet around 15 kilometres away from IIT Kharagpur. It has seen several initiatives from the academic community of IIT...

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IIT KGP’s ReWater Research to Redefine India’s Potable Water System

Economic Times   Business Standard   The Week   Jagran Josh   India Today   Indian Express   Millenium Post   NDTV IIT Kharagpur on its 68th Foundation Day has taken up the challenge to resolve two burning issues of urban India – sewage disposal and access to clean potable water. The Institute is setting up the...

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New Indian Monsoon Rainfall Prediction Model Developed by IIT KGP Researchers

Business Standard     Financial Express      Millenium Post     Prabhat Khabar     The Week     Outlook Researchers from Centre for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences (CORAL) of IIT KGP have developed a new statistical model, which can be used to predict variability and trends in rainfall over different...

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Passing by

Powerful performance Balgovind Tiwari dropped by with a huge batch of students from IIIT R.K. Valley, RGUKT, Andhra Pradesh, where he is a lecturer. He did his PhD in Physics (Solid State Electronics) from IIT Kharagpur in 2011. Tiwari and his team were on their way to a competition and...

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Forging a global connection

IIT Kharagpur is the national coordinator of GIAN, an MHRD-run international outreach programme The Global Initiative of Academic Networks or GIAN was launched on November 30, 2015 by the then Union minister for human resources development, Ms Smriti Irani. The initiative intended to enhance the quality of higher education in...

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IIT KGP and Houston University to Promote Collaborative Programs in Petroleum Engineering

Financial Express    The Week    Jagran Josh     Business Standard     NDTV    Indian Express IIT Kharagpur and the University of Houston have signed MoU for joint academic and research collaborations. The initial areas of work identified include Petroleum Engineering, covering niche aspects of Chemical, Advanced Materials, Deep Sea Technology and...

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That Guilty Feeling

IIT Kharagpur researchers find that men shop as impulsively as women, but it is the women who feel the guilt The billing is almost complete, you know that. And yet, you pick up a product lying in front of you – perhaps a box of chocolates, a pack of colourful...