Category: Alumni

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Undergraduate Research Boost @IITKgp

IIT Kharagpur Launches Alumni Funded Research Program for Undergraduate Students India Today      Economic Times    NDTV   The Quint   Business Standard    Gadgets Now IIT Kharagpur is all set to launch the first of its kind Undergraduate Research Program (UGRP) from the upcoming Autumn semester of 2019-20....

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The Young Investigating Kgpian

Alumna Dr. Piya Pal among 3 Indian Americans to win 2019 Young Investigators Award Kgpian Dr. Piya Pal has been conferred with 2019 Young Investigators Award by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). She has been to the group for her work in ‘New Unified Framework for Super-Resolution Imaging with...

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Shape of water

Vijay Kiyawat, KGPian and renowned water-colourist, talks to KGPChronicle about his art, some long cherished memories and ‘giving back’ “Wherever you are is the entry point” – Kabir We don’t know if Vijay Kiyawat (1967/BTech/ME/NH) came across these words of Kabir, the great mystical poet and saint. But the trajectory...

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Loophole Games

Book Review: Loophole Games: A Treatise on Tax Avoidance Strategies by Kgpian Smarak Swain Kgpian Smarak Swain (B.Tech./EE/2006), IRS 2008 batch, Jt Commissioner of Income Tax, Bengaluru has published his seventh book Loophole Games: A Treatise on Tax Avoidance Strategies. The book reveals loopholes available within the ambit of law,...

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That’s what friends are for

TAAB, or the Bangalore chapter of IITKGP’s alumni network, is playing a major role in the Institute’s outreach efforts. Here’s how… While inaugurating the Nagpur Alumni chapter in March, Dean, Alumni Affairs, Prof. Subrata Chattopadhyay, talked about the hub-and-spoke model of Alumni connectivity. “If the two major Alumni foundations (of...

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A Kgpian for A Kgpian

Alumnus Prof. Tapan Bagchi to set up Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya Chair Professorship Award Alumnus and eminent academician Prof. Tapan Bagchi (DSc/2012), is setting up a Chair Professorship in the memory of illustrious alumnus Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya who recently passed away. An MoU to this effect was signed last week with...

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The DJ Has Arrived

Kgpian Dhananjay Collur releases his maiden music album Kgpians are known for their dynamic talents beyond being technologists, researchers, corporate leaders, administrators. While some choose the offbeat career, some go with a balance between the two worlds of an IITian’s career as well as pursuing their passion in other creative...

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And then there were some more

IIT Kharagpur draws a rich haul at Forbes Asia’s list of 30 Under 30 for 2019 Forbes Asia’s 2019 list of 30 Under 30 features 300 young innovators and disruptors from 24 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Listed across 10 categories, they are an ambitious yet socially conscious bunch of...

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Gurudakshina

Vinod Gupta sets up Chair Professorship in the honour of former faculty Prof. A S Davis Telegraph The golden boy of IIT Kharagpur, Vinod Gupta, the US-based entrepreneur and philanthropist, is back and this time to honour his former faculty. Vinod Gupta made a contribution of USD 100,000 to his...

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In fond memory of Ranjan Khastgir

We are deeply saddened by the demise of our much respected and admired alumnus, Shiva Ranjan Khastgir (1957/BTech/ME/AZ). He passed away at home in Kolkata, surrounded by his family, on March 18, 2019. Lovingly referred as ‘Khasta’ by his friends, many of whom continued to be in close touch with...