Author: Sreeparna

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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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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...

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Taare Zameen Par

An evening with international students at the SRRF Lab, IIT Kharagpur Diwali was just round the corner when a galaxy of stars descended on the Structural Reliability and Research Facility (SRRF) Lab last Tuesday evening over mouth-watering snacks and a tête-à-tête with the International Relations Office of IIT Kharagpur. These...

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Evolution of Office Automation – A Personal Experience

Interview with Mr Tapas Kumar Sensarma – Secretary to the Director, IIT Kharagpur “I was a naïve, confused 21-year old when I joined IIT Kharagpur in 1982 through an open advertisement. Having appeared for a three-step test which included written, typing and interview, my first posting was at the Department...

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Water, Water Everywhere!

IIT Kharagpur hosts the 35th Inter IIT Aquatics Meet 2019 The water babies of IIT Kharagpur dived in and swam out with medals, leaving Dhanbad and Roorkee behind them. With tough competition from their Madras and Bombay counterparts, the swimmers gave their best performance, proving their nerves of steel, during...

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Towards a Greener, Cleaner World

An Inter-School Poster and Model / Prototype Competition organized by Vision Prabaho – a team of campus green evangelists from IIT Kharagpur Sarve bhavantu sukhinaḥ; Sarve santu nirāmayāḥ Sarve bhadrāṇi paśyantu; Mā kashchit duḥkha bhāgbhavet ‘May all be prosperous and happy, May all be free from illness, May all see...

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Every Frame Has a Story

IIT Kharagpur boasts of some exceptional talents under its umbrella. It’s time to bring out the lesser-known side of its residents The office door creaked open and in walked a gentleman in a pink-purple striped shirt and grey trousers, with his laptop bag hung from over his right shoulder. It...

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Dadagiri with Sourav Ganguly

IIT Kharagpur rejoices as Piyush Kedia wins Zee Bangla Dadagiri Unlimited Season 8, Episode 1 Zee Bangla Dadagiri, a unique quiz show hosted by former Indian Skipper Sourav Ganguly kicked off in 2009. Since then, the show has completed 7 successful seasons and today, 10 years later, it steps into its...

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Life Beyond Academics

The other side of IIT Kharagpur revealed to a fresh bunch of newcomers It was a tad difficult to hunt for a vacant seat at the Netaji Auditorium on the Friday eve. The only empty ones were those reserved for the Deans, Professors and panelists in the first row. Even...

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Be YOUrself

The Induction Program at IIT Kharagpur taught how to keep one’s identity independent of situations and surroundings “So, how many of you are Harry Potter fans?” asked Prof. Sangeeta Das Bhattacharya (Professor, School of Medical Science and Technology). Around 70% of the entire class of about 100 students raised their...