Category: Alumni

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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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Happiness Run : The 2.2 Marathon

IIT Kharagpur Alumni enthusiastically take part in the Happiness Run braving a cold, windy Sunday morning 12th January 2020, 6:30 AM. Technology Students’ Gymkhana was bubbling with some 100-150 students, both past and present. A very unusual scene, especially on a Sunday morning. Packets of Glucon-D were being constantly poured...

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Yeh Papa ka college hai…

IIT Kharagpur welcomes back its alumni and their families for the 17th Annual Alumni Meet “Papa yahan khelta thha?” lisped a 3-year-old Ghrishneshvar, as he pointed out to the Tata Steel sports ground, just opposite to the Ramanujan Complex. He, along with his elder sister, Ujjavalaa, both toddlers, were at...

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Book Review: The Telecom Man

Telecom Man is the story of the father of internet in India and IIT Kharagpur Alumnus Shri B K Syngal — a riveting and inspiring chronicle of change Much to the surprise of friends and family, in 1991, Brijendra K. Syngal resigned from a plush, tax-free job with Inmarsat in...

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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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Art of Gift, Gift to Art

IIT Kharagpur’s Academy of Classical and Folk Arts Receives Funding from US-based Alumnus for Teaching & Learning and Outreach The Telegraph       India Today       Hindustan Times       Yahoo News          Business Standard        DevDiscourse       Times...

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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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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...