Author: Chirosree Basu

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Lessons from Day 3

When it comes to placements, the Department does not matter, but the skills that students pick up at IIT Kharagpur do SBeating all conventional logic, which would expect the number of placements to go down steadily with each passing day, the figures at IIT Kharagpur show a consistently upward trend....

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Eye to the future

Nanomedicinal chemistry could help resolve critical health issues in future. Professor Swagata Dasgupta, Professor, Department of Chemistry, talks of how the Protein Chemistry Laboratory at IIT Kharagpur is moving towards this future Research in the Protein Chemistry Laboratory is aimed at an understanding of protein interactions with small molecules, other...

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Dance of the rain

A study by researchers at IIT Kharagpur and Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology shows how abrupt changes in the Indian monsoon during the last 900 years decided the course of human history in the subcontinent Reduced rainfall was among the factors that created multicentennial-scale drier conditions that may have contributed...

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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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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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Lighting up lives

The Micro Solar Dome project of IIT Kharagpur that is being implemented together with NBIRT will not only provide a cheap, clean energy source to the marginalized but also empower them Economic Times (Rise),  Economic Times (Energy World),  Business Standard,  Republic World,  Yahoo News, KGP Chronicle,  Odisha Post Although the government of India announced 100%...