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 ›
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.
The Scholars’ Avenue recaps what Kharagpur did this Diwali.
A stroll down to Cheddis yesterday evening would have greeted you with a rare side of IIT KGP: erupting shouts and adrenaline-filled poster-upholding young protesters marching for a cause. As the local media buzzed around them and the furious student leaders propound in Bengali with animated gestures, one is struck by the amount of enthusiasm among this lot. It was […]
Autumns in KGP tend to be hectic for a lot of individuals associated with the system – students, faculty, administrative staff and so on. To the stakeholders’ credit however, they do manage to find time for drama in the midst of all the monotonous humdrum of the semester in KGP. Over the years, second year students have been initiated into […]
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 team The Google Online Marketing Challenge is an annual international competition which attracts participant students and professors (for guidance) from over 1000...
Punj Rajan: Analysis of Proposals, Vice-President ’14
Methodology: Understanding the Rating. Here’s how we have gone about the analysis. The proposals are rated on...April 4, 2014 at 1:53 pm
Praneeth Maringanti: Analysis of Proposals, Vice-President ’14
Methodology: Understanding the Rating. Here’s how we have gone about the analysis. The proposals are rated on...April 4, 2014 at 1:51 pm
General Secretary Technology ’14 – A Review of all the First Proposals
Five candidates are contesting for this post, each having 3 proposals. The aim of publishing the entire set of...April 4, 2014 at 2:47 am
It was an agonizing defeat to IIT Bombay in the quarter finals last year which dashed KGP’s hopes for a medal. Neither the 70 minute game nor the 8-second rule could distinguish...
The Presi Files: An Interview with Manish Bhattacharya
Professor Manish Bhattacharya was at the helm of Gymkhana, IIT Kharagpur for a period of six years. Very charismatic...November 14, 2013 at 7:19 pm
“A Sloka in the 10th book of Rig Veda appears to be written for praising Lord Indra. The technical translation of that Sloka gives the value of pi up to 28 digits accurately.” Science and Technology has always been a significant part of the Indian culture. The Indian Renaissance, which coincided with our independence struggle, witnessed great strides made by […]Read more ›
Satoshi Kon is man whose movies, contrary to our notion of anime, deal with emotions, perceptions and life in general. Not only is he a master of the surreal but also an ingenious painter of human emotions and life’s contradictions. The depth that one finds in his frame-by-frame-hand-drawn movies is hard to match even when compared to big budget Hollywood […]Read more ›
Disclaimer :- Though the author claims to have written the article based on his experiences as a Freshman and has clearly had the good fortune of not being caught (very often) while performing the non-permissible activities of the lot, The Scholars’ Avenue shall not be responsible for acts out of inspiration.In all probability,you’ll be rewarded with a Hypothetical High-Five. 1. Nap in […]Read more ›
The role of social networks and electronic media in engendering an emerging political consciousness among the global youth can hardly be overstated. Even on a more local level, there is a void between the government and the electorate, fueled by our inability to do much about the crumbling pillars of bureaucracy, plagued by corruption and inefficiency; a void that is […]Read more ›
Dear KGPians, As you may be aware, Prof Partha Pratim Chakrabarti(PPC) had been selected by the MHRD Search committee and BoG, IIT Kharagpur as Director-Select for IIT Kharagpur on July 29th 2012. Almost a year has passed and he has not yet been appointed as the Director due to a long pending clearance from CVC. IIT Kharagur has been headless […]Read more ›