Category: Interviews

Intel India Embedded Challenge 2012

Intel India Embedded Challenge 2012

Two of our alumni, Anubhav Sahoo and Siddhartha Khastagir, won the recently concluded Intel India Embedded Challenge 2012 for developing an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for Coastal Monitoring Applications. The Scholars’ Avenue spoke to the former about the project and more. Tell us about yourself- your time as a student in Kharagpur, and what you’re doing currently. I graduated from […]

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A Parting Bite – An Interview with the former Dean

A Parting Bite – An Interview with the former Dean

Prof. Souvik Bhattacharyya, our former Dean of Students’ Affairs, was recently appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of Jadavpur University. TSA caught up with him before he left campus to assume his new duties. Experience as DoSA Firstly, I’d like to point out that I’m not leaving IIT Kharagpur forever. I shall remain a Professor of IIT Kharagpur and shall return to the […]

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An IITian’s Take on the Problems in IITs

An IITian’s Take on the Problems in IITs

A multitude of contentious issues relating to the IITs and the Indian educational system in general have been in the limelight very recently. To clear the air, The Scholars’ Avenue decided to interview Mr. Ravi Kumar Tadepalli, a mechanical engineering graduate from IIT Madras. After completing his B.Tech in 1985, he worked in L&T Switchgear for a decade before starting his […]

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Placements 2011-2012

Placements 2011-2012

As the academic session comes to a close, TSA brings you the final update on the placement season. This year once again saw lucrative offers bagged by students of the CS Department. We caught up with Professor S.K. Srivastava, to get a deeper insight into the placement process. TSA: How would you rate the placements this season as compared to […]

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Artificial Liver : A Medical Revolution

Prof. Padma Rajagopalan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Virginia Tech. She currently serves as director of the ICTAS Center for Systems Biology of Engineered Tissues. TSA : An introduction to the field you work in. Where it stands today and what impact it could have on society. PR : I work in the field […]

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Shah-e-Milan

Crisp, curious and creative. This man has the mettle to disappear and then reappear. He does it every time he sets out to play a role that is not Naseeruddin Shah. We have been all witnesses to his versatility and brilliance at some point in time or the other. He’s won the hearts of fans of all ages with his moving performances […]

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Interview with the outgoing G.Secs Soc-Cult

Interview with the outgoing G.Secs Soc-Cult

For the entire interview with out-going General Secretaries Social and Cultural, Shashank Singhal and Shreyas Mahajan, read further: TSA : How has your tenure been, so far? Shashank – This year we tried to improve our relations with the judges. The judges in GC are really not interested in judging the events. This has been giving the students a bad […]

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Interview with the Vice-President

Interview with the Vice-President

As an eventful year in IIT Kharagpur approaches its end, so does Prateek Agarwal’s remarkable tenure at the helm of student activities. Excerpts from an interview with the vice president – TSA: What has your experience with the administration been like? VP: I would say the administration has been receptive to the demands of the student community. There are occasions though when […]

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Interview with the Outgoing Sports G.Secs

Interview with the Outgoing Sports G.Secs

  TSA: We want to know about your feelings, about your tenure almost coming to an end – the accomplishments you feel you have achieved. How far are you satisfied with your tenure? GSEC: (Negi) Our tenure, you may say, was an unique tenure, because not every Gsec gets to organise an Inter-IIT. We had the Inter-IIT which was a […]

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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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