Category: Kgpian

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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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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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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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The Summit it is!

Kgpian Romil Barthwal scales the top of the World – Mt. Everest IIT Kharagpur alumnus Romil Barthwal has achieved the highest frontier of mountaineering – Mount Everest. He scaled the Himalayan heights along with his 14-member team this Summer. Trekker and impact maker he is an endurance runner by passion...

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Gold

IIT Kharagpur Students Win Gold at WB Athletics State Meet 2019 Students from IIT Kharagpur have given a stellar performance in the state athletics championship. The students have won two gold, one silver and two bronze in the recently concluded 69th West Bengal Athletics State Meet 2019 held at Salt...

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IEI Young Engineering Award for Kgpian

Alumnus Dr. Sneha Gautam awarded for research contribution to Environmental Engineering Alumnus Sneha Gautam has been conferred the IEI Young Engineering Award 2019 – 20 by the Institution of Engineers (India), in recognition of his contribution to the field of Environmental Engineering. Dr. Gautam completed his PhD in 2015 from...

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Book Review: Chronotantra

Eminent journalist and alumnus Sandipan Deb reviews alumnus and former faculty Prithwis Mukherjee’s debut science-fiction novel A Unique Science Fiction Novel That Brilliantly Blends Hi-Tech With Vedanta ~ Sandipan Deb  The reviewer is a senior journalist and author, Former Editorial Director, Swarajya magazine, Founding Editor, Open, Former Editor, Financial Express and...

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Remembering Indramohan Asthana

“My buildings will be my legacy…they will speak for me long after I’m gone,” Julia Morgan, world famous architect, had said after a long and prolific career. Her sentiment would have been echoed by Indramohan Asthana, a much admired alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and a renowned architect. We are deeply...

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An evening to remember

Although separated by decades, two Distinguished Alumnus Awardees remain equally indebted to IIT Kharagpur, their alma mater, for the success they have achieved in life You would have mistaken him for a student. Dark cropped hair, back-pack in place, an incredibly young-looking Debendra Das Sharma approached me for his interview...