Author: Chirosree Basu

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Driving force

Alumni-funded Chair professorships and faculty excellence awards are helping the faculty push the frontiers of research 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....

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Taking charge

Two student participants at the recent international conference on polymer science (APSRT) at IIT Kharagpur highlighted the importance of innovation to combat the plastic menace The International Conference on Advances in Polymer Science and Rubber Technology (APSRT) at IIT Kharagpur, organized by the Rubber Technology Centre from September 24-27, discussed...

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Agenda for the future

The International Conference on Advances in Polymer Science and Rubber Technology (APSRT) at IIT Kharagpur discussed new trends and new possibilities in the field Natural biopolymers made from silk, chitosan, collagen, gelan gum are now not only used to make scaffolds for tissue engineering, but they can also be used...

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Going forward

Prof. Tony McNally of WMG talks about Lord Bhattacharyya and WMG’s collaboration with IIT Kharagpur Professor Tony McNally, Director- International Institute for Nanocomposites Manufacturing; Director-National Polymer Processing Centre of WMG, was the Chief Guest at the International Conference on Advances in Polymer Science and Technology (APSRT) being held at IIT...

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Gone in a flash?

A joint study by the Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIM Indore and Beedie School of Business shows that with some care, e-tailers can retain the loyalty of opportunistic customers who try to make a killing from online flash sales It is that time of the year. The beginning of...

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Circle of reason

IIT Kharagpur’s ‘Lean In’ Chapter is encouraging women to create change both at a personal and community level It has been six years since Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, published her landmark book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, and stirred the hornet’s nest. She not only...

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New ways of using science

What a recent international dissemination workshop at IIT Kharagpur on qualitative methods for research taught participants How important is the skill of listening in research? Plenty. Anyone who attended this week’s International dissemination workshop on ‘Qualitative methods for Research in Socially Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural Intensification’, organized by the Department...

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Deshla hits the road

Entirely designed and fabricated by IIT Kharagpur’s Electric Vehicle Group, Deshla is the first fully indigenous electric auto India Today,  Economic Times, Livemint,  Financial Express, Times of India,  Better India, The Quint,  Business Standard,  The Week,   NDTV,  Amar Ujala, Odisha TV  Bhaskar Live,  Outlook, The Telegraph,  News 18 Bangla, Hindustan...

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Mission possible

Prof. Surjya K. Pal is appointed Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya Chair Professor of Manufacturing in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur Prof. Surjya K. Pal, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Professor-in-Charge, DHI Centre of Excellence in Adv Manuf Tech (http://www.coeamt.com ), Associate Dean, Alumni Affairs, Chairman, Steel Technology Centre, Executive...

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Written on the walls

Do the buildings of IIT Kharagpur have a story to tell? As a former detention centre for freedom fighters during the Raj and then as the first Indian Institute of Technology that laid the foundation of the IIT system, IIT Kharagpur’s heritage is widely known and acknowledged. The academic building,...