Preliminary rounds for the prestigious Hult Prize 2015, masterminded by Bill Clinton himself, will be held at IIT Kharagpur on November 1. It has been chosen as the venue along with IIT Delhi, BITS (Pilani and Dubai campus), IIM Ahmedabad and 7 other campuses in India, where separate quarter finals will be held. The Hult Prize, which leads up to […]Read more ›
KGP Before IIT This article seeks to investigate (in a deliberately non-scholarly way), mostly through the open resources on the Internet, local legends, (somewhat embellished) stories, and the occasional first-person accounts of the quite remarkable history of the town of Khargapur and its surrounding areas. Rather than start at the beginning, we decided to adopt a non-sequitur approach for the narrative, […]
They say life is a mixture of serendipities if looked at in the right way. One such event occurred with three reporters of The Scholars’ Avenue during the summer vacations of 2015 when they were in the campus to take part in one course called Mapping Creativity. One of the lecturers for this course was Mr. Mahesh Dattani, a renowned […]
The Scholars’ Avenue, in a unique initiative, organised an ‘Ask me Anything’ on reddit in association with Atal Ashutosh Agarwal, Vice-President of the Technology Students’ Gymkhana on 8th of September 2015. The initiative was aimed at gathering student’s opinion about life and work in Kharagpur and fostering discussion to solve the problems faced by the campus community. The AMA proved to […]
For the first episode of TSA podcast series, we caught up with Sikhar Patranabis. He is the proud winner of The President of India Gold Medal (2014-2015), for having the highest CGPA among the graduating students. Despite having a PPO from Microsoft, and a monstrous CGPA that could have easily secured him admission into the most sought after colleges, he […]
‘The Thick Of It’ gathered a cult following so strong that the show actually contributed a new word to the English lexicon (That word being ‘Omnishambles’. Microsoft Word doesn’t dare taint it with its red underline).
Sources report that Shammi Verma, shadow of Sameer Santosh, was spotted sneaking out of victory celebrations for a lonesome walk on the 2.2. Sameer is a winning candidate...
Critique : Ketan Ingle – Vice President Candidate 2015-16
Proposal 1: Maintenance Monitoring Committee Need: However, general campus cleanliness and waste management...March 27, 2015 at 2:21 am
Critique : Atal Ashutosh Agarwal – Vice President Candidate 2015-16
Proposal 1 : Formation of a body of international relations Need: The Institute administration, in light of Vision...March 27, 2015 at 2:19 am
General Secretary, Sports and Games Candidates 2015-16
Candidate 1: Sanket Mandal Proposals: http://www.scholarsavenue.org/news/proposals-sanket-mandal-general-secretary-sports-and-games-candidate-2015-16/ Proposal...March 26, 2015 at 10:02 pm
The Inter IIT Sports’ Meet is an annual 8 day long affair. One of the biggest inter collegiate tournaments in the country, it is hosted by the seven old IITs of the...
…they demand $3000 – $4000 as stipend. When I tell then I have no money to support them, they harass me by repeatedly calling my office, my cell phone and email telling about deadlines for visas etc. This kind of unprofessional student behavior makes a negative impact and I suggest you put an end to it before it tarnishes the reputation of your university in the eyes of your colleagues.Read more ›
Meghamala – the experimental cloud computing infrastructure. Meghamala is the IITKGP Experimental Cloud Computing Infrastructure set up by School of IT to provide compute and storage services to faculty, students and staff. This plan was initiated last year to provide a platform for our researchers and innovators to develop Cloud Based applications and enhance their research capability on this service […]Read more ›
Malli Mastan Babu, an ace mountaineer, and an esteemed alumnus was found dead on April 4th, after 11 days of searching since he went missing in the Andes mountain ranges in Chile. In addition to IIT Kharagpur, he was also an alumnus of IIM Calcutta, NIT Jamshedpur and Sainik School, Korukonda. Mr Babu, an accomplished mountaineer, held a number of […]Read more ›
There are around 7 billion people living in this world, but the number of stories in it is far greater than that. Stories of failures and successes, of hatred and love, of joy and sorrow. There are some stories that invoke fear whereas some teach us courage; some stories are inspiring, motivating and move us to action, whereas some other […]Read more ›
Preface “…the other day, I heard they were honouring the Canadian men and women who fought at the frontline during the world wars. How can you explain that since women were not authorized to go to the frontline??? Will we hear of Caesar’s female legions and female galley slaves who of course took up 50% of the ranks of history, […]Read more ›
Academic regulations and procedures at IIT Kharagpur have long been seen as intransigent and antiquated. Over the past year, however, the institute has made an attempt to move towards a system of flexible curricula by introducing a slew of changes that would make learning and other associated academic activities—BTPs and internships to name a couple—less cumbersome for the students. The […]Read more ›
Sources report that Hardik, who names Barney Stinson as his personal hero, is going all out to ensure that this Spring Fest is the one in which he actualizes his Lakeside dreams.Read more ›
Mr. Amritanshu Anand along with Mr. Anshul Singhle is the co-founder of BetaGlide; a Kharagpur start-up which as recently as April, got a million dollars in funding at the Rice Business Plan Competition.
Diligently, The Scholars’ Avenue caught up with co-founder Amritanshu Anand and got him to chronicle his journey from Inception to Implementation.
The Scholars’ Avenue caught up with Prof. CNR Rao and his wife for a morning chat over tea in his chambers at Technology Guest House. A Bharat Ratna, a Padma Vibhushan and a Padma Shri, he’s the founder and Director of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR). With over 1600 papers, 48 books and 75000 citations, he stands eminent as the “Science Man” of India. The talk gets interesting when he remembers his young days and churns out wisdom about the different roles he played: a student, teacher and scientist, in the form of stories and illustrations from the lives of great scientists.Read more ›