Archive for August, 2005

18/8/05 Foundation Day Special: Cover Page
18/8/05 Foundation Day Special: Editors’ Avenue

18/8/05 Foundation Day Special: Editors’ Avenue

Insti Funda! Hardcore!! So you thought you knew all that there was to know about your beloved, or otherwise(!), IIT Kgp?? Its time to take a jump in the pensieve and re-visit some of the lesser known events and facts about the insti. # IIT Kgp’s theme song, ‘Yogaha Karmashu Kaushalam” had been set in music by Mr. Santanu Mahapatra, […]

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18/8/05 Foundation Day Special: Q & A Avenue

18/8/05 Foundation Day Special: Q & A Avenue

Mr. Vinod Gupta, the chief guest at the 51st Convocation Ceremony is an illustrious alumnus and life fellow of the institute. He is the founder and chairman, InfoUSA. He initiated the Vinod Gupta School of Management in 1993. After running around for 3 hours, Scholars’ Avenue team finally managed to catch Mr. Vinod Gupta for a brief interview. Excerpts: #Even […]

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18/8/05 Foundation Day Special: Convocation Ceremony

18/8/05 Foundation Day Special: Convocation Ceremony

The 51st Convocation of IIT Kharagpur was held on the 13th of August, with Mr. Vinod Gupta, distinguished alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and Chairman, InfoUSA as the Chief Guest. The convocation was attended by 1152 students (435 MTech, 309 BTech, 50 PhD, 97 MSc and 49 MBM graduates), who were resplendent in robes of yellow and pink for the ceremony. […]

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18/8/05 Foundation Day Special: Open IIT Round – up

The Open IITs have begun once again, sporting similar adrenaline levels as witnessed in the past. Two literary and one athletics event are now in the history books. Hoards of second years paraded the literary events, making their voices heard as they vehemently supported batchmates as well as seniors from their halls. Open IIT Debate – Being the first Open […]

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18/8/05 Foundation Day Special: Freshers’ Quiz

Freshers’ Quiz, surprisingly was a deviation from the course other fresher events were taking. With only 3 boys teams turning up for WTGW, 7 boys turning up for English Creative Writing, only 1 person each turning up for Eastern as well as Western instrumentals, the fresher events can be termed a fiasco. Wondering what could have gone wrong, with the […]

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18/8/05 Foundation Day Special: e=mc2

A long, long time ago (a hundred years ago to be precise) one man decided to change the fate of science and the way humanity looked at it. Today when a century has passed by. Prof. S. Banerjee of Department of Electrical Engineering is trying to recreate the magic of the five papers Einstein wrote in 1905 and analyze the […]

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18/8/05 Foundation Day Special: Carpediem Takes on SF?

A few of our alumni on the other side of the fence have been hinting to us that, “Carpediem wants to take on SF“; theirs being a fest of less than half the magnitude of SF. It will be interesting to see if and when this battle comes about. Though Kolkata has an upper hand in terms of geography but […]

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18/8/05 Foundation Day Special: Guest Avenue

The mention of IIT Kharagpur brings to mind the image of a first rate technical institute in a small dusty town not unlike the towns seen in old Westerns. Fixed in time, the peace and quiet of the Institute is in stark contrast to the dinghy surroundings. The tranquility of the campus is the key reason we keep ourselves more […]

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18/8/05 Foundation Day Special: An Institute Within an Institute

18/8/05 Foundation Day Special: An Institute Within an Institute

He recollects coming to Kharagpur at a time when a cup of tea cost 1 anna and the mess bill at IIT Kgp was Rs 55/-. He says it must have been around 50 years back, which would make it somewhere around the early 50s. He and his father landed in Kharagpur with nothing but Rs 3.50/- in their pockets. […]

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