Author: Chirosree Basu

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From the heart

Alumnus and former Director of IIT Kharagpur, Prof. Damodar Acharya, shares his thoughts on his alma mater Prof.Damodar Acharya, alumnus and former Director of IIT Kharagpur, was the invited guest of the Director, Prof. V.K. Tewari, at the 17th Annual Alumni Meet. He participated in the brainstorming session with three...

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The many ways of ‘giving’

At the 17th Alumni Annual Meet, IIT Kharagpur’s alumni showed how they are and how they intend to live up to their commitment towards their alma mater A warm smile playing on her lips, Sushmita Sur of the 1980 batch made an unusual disclosure at the interactive session, “Be the...

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Paper chase

Researchers at IIT Kharagpur have evolved a novel AI-aided method to read legal judgments Economic Times  Outlook  Daily World   Inc42 Hindustan Times Like many other sectors, Artificial Intelligence is all set to impact jurisprudence. In countries such as USA, Britain, Japan, Singapore and Australia, it is already changing the way...

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All in days’ work

Two SPARC workshops on new technologies for green energy sources and construction processes were recently held at IIT Kharagpur Two back-to-back workshops organized by the Bioprocess & Bioproduct Development Laboratory (PI: Prof. Ramkrishna Sen) of the Department of Biotechnology, IIT Kharagpur along with the collaborators from USA and Australia from...

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Joining forces

Former directors and alumni brainstorm over IIT Kharagpur at the Institute’s 17th Annual Alumni Meet IIT Kharagpur had the rare honour of hosting four former directors who flagged off the opening ceremony of the 17th Annual Alumni Meet of the Institute on Friday, January 10, 2020. Prof. K.L. Chopra, Prof....

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His story

A ’92 Civil Engineering graduate from IIT Kharagpur is making waves with his laser shows. Meet Naveen Sharma of Prachin Bharat Tourism Technologies For the Diwali of 2019, the Delhi government held a laser show event for four days to keep people away from bursting crackers. For some years now,...

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Opening new vistas

New drug repurposing candidates identified by researchers at IIT Kharagpur for induction of fetal hemoglobin to treat beta thalassemia patients Curcumin, found in turmeric, and Ginsenoside, found in the roots of Ginseng, both known for their medicinal properties, could go a long way in treating blood disorders like thalassemia and...

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Ear to the ground

The teaching feedback from first year UG students of IIT Kharagpur will be known shortly. What did the earlier feedback reveal? Prof. Jeevanjyoti Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, received Top Feedback from First Year Undergraduate students for Spring 2019. His faceweb page reveals a lot about his connection...

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Now and then

So far so good. But unlike in the Nineties, placements today are a completely different ball game Why is a black coat and dark trousers the invariable wear during placements? If Pradeep Poddar, who just landed a placement with Accenture, is to be believed, it is only because students are...

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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....