Archive for February, 2012

The Rise of Virtual Universities

INR 12,50,000. This hefty sum, on an *average*, is what it takes for a student to get through graduate college in the US. Despite the existence of world class universities, state of the art infrastructure and teaching facilities, the pedantic appetites of a majority of students who cannot afford expensive college tuition goes unsatiated.  While this is the case in […]

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A Path Truly Different:Young India Fellowship

As a student at IIT, you spend 4 to 5 years studying the nuances of aspecific branch of engineering or science. Excellent though this training may be, it is entirely possible that you feel the need to add that extra dimension to your education before you make the plunge into the real world. If so, you might want to check […]

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To Infinity, And Beyond!

Not everyone who dreams of shooting for the stars actually hits the bulls-eye. In town for Kshitij 2012, TSA caught up with Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli who is one of the luckier few who have been on the other side of the atmosphere. Read on to find his thoughts on issues extra-terrestrial and otherwise. TSA: Do you think that militarisation […]

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IIT Kharagpur Model United Nations Conference

IIT Kharagpur Model United Nations Conference

Spring  Fest 2012 witnessed the maiden session of IIT Kharagpur Model United Nations Conference, jointly conducted by Debating Society, IIT Kharagpur and Spring Fest. A Model  UN  conference is an academic simulation of the United Nations Organization where participants take on the  role of representatives of countries/organizations in a UN council, discussing world  issues. The  agenda is set beforehand and the participants put forth their arguments […]

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Diamond Jubilee Lecture by Harry Kroto

The Third Man In his youth, Harry Kroto didn’t think of becoming a scientist in particular. He played with Meccano models and acted in a rendition of Shakespeare’s Henry V. Incidentally, he shared the stage with Ian McKellen (Gandalf, Magneto), with whom he remains friends. This interesting manner in which Sir Kroto’s presentation begun was to continue as he unwound […]

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Spring Fest Cuts The Deck

The onset of the “cards” themed Spring Fest 2012 brought with it new faces, the sounds of unfamiliar tongues, students dressed to the occasion and even the odd maggu walking the grounds; a general sense of vivacity could be felt in the air. The Eastern Technology Music Society began their houseful performance to inaugurate the bustling extended weekend on campus, followed […]

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TSA interviews Mrigya

Mrigya performed at Spring-Fest this year. The Scholars’ Avenue catches up with them over email. How was the Kharagpur experience? IIT KGP was awesome.. It definitely is one of the best campus experiences of our 12 year existence performing live!!! Overwhelmed.. a complete loss for words actually! Your website somewhat tells your story – ruled by fate. But we would […]

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Kgp Boys make us proud at the ‘Earthian’

Kgp Boys make us proud at the ‘Earthian’

In the current scheme of things, with the world shrinking, cut-throat competition prevalent in every field, industries and huge organizations and even countries are tightening their belts by cutting loose on a few rules here and there to stay afloat. But as everything traces its roots to this earth, this indifference directly has a huge impact on nature. Almost all of […]

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Institute Development Program

Institute Development Program

In our April 2011 issue, we at TSA featured the My Imprint program by the Alumni Cell that gave the outgoing students a chance to give back to their alma mater. My Imprint is just one of the activities that are being carried on under the aegis of the Institute Development (ID) Program. TSA caught up with Mr Chinna Bodapalli, […]

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Getting Involved in the Indian Puzzle

Getting Involved in the Indian Puzzle

An IITB alumnus, Dr. Ajay Shah is one of India’s most influential economists, something that has been recognized by the Business Standard and Indian Express. He has held positions at the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research and the Ministry of Finance, and now works at NIPFP where he co-leads the NIPFP-DEA Research Program. He […]

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