Category: Interviews

Sab Q-tiyapa Hai

Sab Q-tiyapa Hai

Biswapati Sarkar – Does the name ring a bell? The man who’s written,directed and acted in plays that have been praised by the folks of Kgp spoke to The Scholars’ Avenue about The Viral Fever, placements, doing what you love and life, in general. Read on to know more.

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VPspeak

VPspeak

TSA caught up with Rinshul Chandra (Vice President, Gymkhana 2012-2013) midway through his term as the VP and had a small chat discussing the status of implementation of his proposals and his experience so far   TSA: Could you tell us something about the status of implementation of the Public Relations Cell? VP:  The proposal for creation of a PR cell […]

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The Mysterious God Particle – Interview with Prof. Amitava Raychaudhuri

This is an e-mail interview which The Scholars’ Avenue conducted with Prof. Amitava Raychaudhuri, Sir Tarak Nath Palit Professor of Physics, Univ. of Calcutta who delivered the S. Dutta Majumder Memorial Lecture on Monday. The talk was titled: “The Higgs Boson/God Particle: A story of particles and interactions”. TSA: Can you briefly outline the role played by engineers in the […]

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When The World Comes Calling

When The World Comes Calling

Amid a sea of students from all parts of India, there is a small segment that adds a tantalizingly unique and exotic flavour to our campus. TSA caught up with some of the frequently seen foreign exchange students, over a cuppa at CCD one evening. What followed was an interesting conversation that painted a vivid picture of Kgp as seen […]

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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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