Monthly Archive: November 2019

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Around the Campus in 60 minutes…

Young Innovators Program 2019 participants take a tour of IIT Kharagpur campus “How big is the campus, and how long would it take to see everything around?” asked an inquisitive voice. Pratyush Bansal, a 9th grade student from Global Indian International School, Singapore had come as a participant to IIT...

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Summer Internship Records All-time High

2020 Summer Internship Offers at IIT Kharagpur Defy Market Slowdown Challenges News18 Internship offers for Summer 2020 have crossed the 500-mark at IIT Kharagpur. The internship process which started in August 2019 has been soaring high compared to last year’s figure which was comparatively lower with the closing figure at...

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Back in time

IIT Kharagpur’s Young Innovators Program 2019 brought home memories as well It was a homecoming of sorts. As Arjun Varma Kalidindi stood in front of the Chemical Engineering Department in the falling light, his mother, Usha, quickly clicked a few pictures. They had stolen these moments away from their visit...

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The day of many victories

Children’s environmental concerns find voice at IIT Kharagpur’s Young Innovators Program 2019 Times of India,  NDTV,  Business Standard, The Week, Preptube.in, Hans India, Devdiscourse, College Dekho Greta Thunberg can take heart. The theme of ‘Energy and Environment’ received top billing at IIT Kharagpur’s Young Innovators Program 2019, with a majority of the participating school students electing...

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Work some, play some more

The competition was stiff, but lab visits and robotics lightened the mood on Day 2 of IIT Kharagpur’s YIP 2019 The day started early for the participants of IIT Kharagpur’s Young Innovators Program 2019 on November 9. The stakes were high, and so there was not a moment to lose....

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The show begins

Smiles, lots of curiosity, hope and some anxiety. IIT Kharagpur Young Innovators Program 2019 begins with this precious mix The IIT Kharagpur campus came alive today with the arrival of 32 teams of school children from all over India, as well as east and west Asia for the Young Innovators...

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What’s in my water?

A joint SPARC workshop by IIT Kharagpur and University of Melbourne identifies the key challenges to integrated urban water management Tomatoes grown with the contaminated water of the Varthur Lake of Bengaluru reach the nearby markets of the city every morning and are bought by unsuspecting city dwellers. Almost a...

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Gandhipedia

IIT Researchers to offer an AI-based one-stop repository on Mahatma Gandhi IIT KGP has joined hands with National Council of Science Museums and IIT Gandhinagar to develop Gandhipedia, a one-stop portal for browsing Gandhian literature, life-events and his social network. The phase I of the project will involve digitization and...

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Dream Catcher

Professor Farrokh Mistree, distinguished alumnus of IIT KGP and L.A. Comp Chair at the University of Oklahoma, on dreams and learning “Farrokh’s passion is to have fun in providing an opportunity for highly motivated and talented people to learn how to define and achieve their dreams.” That is how University...

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Gaaner Opaarey – My Parallel Universe of Rabindrasangeet

Ms Alokananda Roy – an eminent Rabindrasangeet vocalist at IIT Kharagpur shares her journey The first person to introduce me to Tagore’s music was my mother, a trained Rabindrasangeet singer herself and alumna of ‘Geetabitan’ an eminent music institute in Kolkata. Thus, one could say, I was born listening to...