Category: Alumni

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Driving force

Alumni-funded Chair professorships and faculty excellence awards are helping the faculty push the frontiers of research Recruiting, encouraging and retaining talent becomes imperative for the success of an educational institution of the stature of IIT Kharagpur, recognized already as an Institution of Eminence. Chair Professorships are critical to this exercise....

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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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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...

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The magic touch

How IIT Kharagpur recorded a sharp rise in the number of PhD students India Today   Careers360 At its 65th Convocation, IIT Kharagpur gave away PhD degrees to 372 scholars. The numbers showed a sharp rise from the earlier figure of 295 from last year.  Taking the 5 years’ figure the...

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A moment to cherish for a lifetime

Snapshots from the 65th Convocation of IIT Kharagpur It was their day. A time they had been waiting to celebrate with their families and friends. Some of them brought over the family’s oldest, perhaps a grandparent who could still walk. And some the youngest, even if only a few months...