Archive for April, 2011

Privatization in Messes – An Overview

Privatization in Messes – An Overview

Messes on campus can be divided into two categories on the basis of management – those that are managed by Private contractors (regulated by HMC), and those managed by the HMC. There has been some discontent among the residents of Halls with privately-run messes due to the sudden increase in overhead dues, with the issue being brought up in the […]

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My Imprint

The My Imprint program launched by the Alumni Cell seeks to reach out to students passing out to assist similarly. Read on to know the aim and objectives of this initiative.

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Dedicated to the Service of the Nation – Disha

Dedicated to the Service of the Nation – Disha

On a quest to meet with a KGP bandi from the ‘60s, we cycle along on the dusty track that had always seemed to disappear into the jungle beyond the Rural Development Centre. Within minutes, however, we find ourselves at the gates of a large campus, with a smattering of small buildings on one side, a serene two storied building on […]

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A life through another lens – Devendra Purbiya

A life through another lens – Devendra Purbiya

The placement office, a ‘Mecca’ of sorts for most of the final year students is reduced to a mere room for a few. These intrepid souls decide to take matters in their own hands and venture towards the unknown with only their passion as the guiding light. Devendra Purbiya is not one of them. After passing out of KGP in ’04,he took a job in an IT firm only to realize that his interests lay elsewhere. A true artist at heart,he is a semi-professional photographer now settled in Bangalore. TSA caught up with ‘the IITian’ who can click’ for a tete-a-tete..

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Groovy Stuff

The semester ushers in its hours of dusk, and as we beckon forth the ending of this session, we present a new collection of music that you may relate with the peaks and troughs of this term.
Featuring: Pomplamoose, Jalabee Cartel, Regina Spektor and the lesser-known side of the most popular band ever.

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An Interview with the Placement Committee

With the placement season drawing to a close, The Scholars’ Avenue decided to quiz the Placement Committee members about their experience. Here is what they had to say. For detailed Placement statistics, refer to our post here.   TSA: How would you rate this year’s placement season as compared to previous years? PC: Overall, there has been an increase in […]

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Interview with Prof. Gautam Sinha

Interview with Prof. Gautam Sinha

The Scholars’ Avenue bids adieu to Prof. Gautam Sinha, Vinod Gupta School of Management. He’ll be joining Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management as Director. We caught up with him for a final chat…

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A letter from an IITian

A letter from an IITian

Why does clearing the JEE garner so much respect from society? Because you believe that featuring among the top 8000 students of your age-group in a fair competition is proof of your academic merit and hard-work – essentially your skills. But, is excellence (in this scenario) a result of your skill or just a product of your upbringing and other socio-economic factors? Namit Aroroa, an alumnus of IIT KGP, asks the same here.

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Annual Prize Distribution and Farewell Ceremony

All are cordially invited to the Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony and Farewell Function for the graduating students of IIT Kharagpur. Details are as follows: Date: 20th April (Wednesday) Time: 5:30PM (Students are requested to be seated by 5:15 PM) Venue: Netaji Auditorium.  

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Alwida

Location: Basketball Court

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