Category: Campus

General Security Guidelines

General Security Guidelines

It is brought to the kind notice of all the people (residents / student / supplier / vendor / visitors / others) that laid down security guidelines are not being observed in the campus, thereby causing inconvenience and difficulty to themselves as well as security guards posted at different gates / locations. In view of the above, it is obligatory […]

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Mirror Mirror on the Fall : The Story of Hit Hi FiT Hai

Mirror Mirror on the Fall : The Story of Hit Hi FiT Hai

The year is 2035. All NRIs have been ‘Trumped’ out of the United States of Trump. It’s terrible! Pakistan is yet to defeat India in the ICC World Cup – match fixing allegations persist. Latest on the stand-up comedy scene, is the sexagenarian Rahul Baba, last seen reading from his phone during a set. Closer to home, mess food is […]

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A Messy Situation

A Messy Situation

In recent developments, several serious issues have been uncovered with respect to the functioning of the messes in the halls of residence. A meeting was conducted with the Vice President of Technology Students’ Gymkhana and the Hall Presidents on Saturday, the 27th of February, regarding this. The precipitating event for this was the resignation of VS hall’s private non-local contractor […]

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Following up with the VP

Following up with the VP

Last semester, The Scholars’ Avenue organized an ‘Ask me Anything’ session with the Vice President (VP) of Technology Students’ Gymkhana, Atal Ashutosh Agarwal. We took it up to widen the band of interaction between students and the VP as well as to facilitate the redressal of our readers’ concerns. The Scholars’ Avenue saw an overwhelming response, which extended the session […]

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IIT Kharagpur’s first participation in iGEM

IIT Kharagpur’s first participation in iGEM

​iGEM – international Genetically Engineered Machine is an international organization for the advancement of synthetic biology research around the globe. It organizes an annual competition where top educational institutions in the relevant fields develop genetics’ projects and participate. Students from a wide variety of disciplines team up and participate in order to tackle key issues in genetics’ research in today’s […]

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​​​Gymkhana makes attempts to improve students’ English

​​​Gymkhana makes attempts to improve students’ English

Wikipedia defines Public Speaking as the process or act of performing a presentation (a speech) focused around an individual directly speaking to a live audience in a structured, deliberate manner in order to inform, influence, or entertain them. The skill to communicate effectively is one that is much needed in an Engineer’s quiver. If one contemplates an IITian’s undergraduate life, […]

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Know your Prof #1 – Prof. Somnath Bharadwaj

Know your Prof #1 – Prof. Somnath Bharadwaj

As a part of a new series of articles – ‘Know your Prof’, The Scholars’ Avenue caught up with Prof. Somnath Bharadwaj of the Physics department. He is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and joined here as a professor in 1998 after completing a phD at IISC Bangalore. We spoke to him about academics and other matters, to better understand his perspective on life in Kharagpur.

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Hot Spots of KGP

Hot Spots of KGP

Winter is coming. I realized this not because of the awful rhinopharyngitis that has made me love my bed more than I’d want to, this close to end sems, but because of the thinning lovey-dovey population on the streets of Kgp. While the maggu population, armed with caffeine, is busy filling pages after pages, the couples on campus are faced with a […]

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IIT Kharagpur to host Hult Prize quarter-finals

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 […]

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History of KGP

History of KGP

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, […]

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