Category: Interviews

In Conversation with Professor Sudarsan Neogi

In Conversation with Professor Sudarsan Neogi

IIT Kharagpur as an institution was founded in August 1951. That makes this years’ batch its 66th batch of freshers. Now that’s a long legacy to be responsible for. To prepare them better for what’s coming and help them maximize what they take away from this place, it is important to identify the patterns where previous batches usually go wrong. […]

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The Science of Happiness: An Interview

The Science of Happiness: An Interview

The Scholars’ Avenue recently got the opportunity to interview Prof Priyadarshini Patnaik, HOD of Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and Coordinator at Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness. We sat down with him to discuss the initiatives taken by the center and how beneficial it is for the student community. The Center has recently been catapulted […]

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An Interview With Kris Gopalakrishnan

An Interview With Kris Gopalakrishnan

The Scholars’ Avenue had the privilege of interviewing Mr Senapathy ‘Kris’ Gopalakrishnan, who was in IIT Kharagpur as the Chief Guest of the Annual Convocation. He spoke to us at length about his take on the startup culture, the pre-requisites for a successful startup and how some startups can be given a headstart over others.

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Aerial Robotics, Kharagpur at IARC – 2016

There are various instances when the students of KGP showcase their dexterity at an international level and they deserve heartfelt applause for their hard work. One recent example is The Aerial Robotics team of IIT KGP, which has recently participated in the 25th International Aerial Robotics Competition which was held at Beihang University in China from 22nd to 24th September. […]

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The iGEM team

The Sparkling iGEM

A team of 4 is going to MIT to attend one of the most prestigious competitions in the field of Bio-Technology. Read on to learn more.

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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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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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Interview with Mahesh Dattani

Interview with Mahesh Dattani

They say life is a mixture of serendipities if looked at in the right way. One such event occurred with three reporters of The Scholars’ Avenue during the summer vacations of 2015 when they were in the campus to take part in one course called Mapping Creativity. One of the lecturers for this course was Mr. Mahesh Dattani, a renowned […]

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AMA with Atal Ashutosh Agarwal

AMA with Atal Ashutosh Agarwal

The Scholars’ Avenue, in a unique initiative, organised an ‘Ask me Anything’ on reddit in association with Atal Ashutosh Agarwal, Vice-President of the Technology Students’ Gymkhana on 8th of September 2015. The initiative was aimed at gathering student’s opinion about life and work in Kharagpur and fostering discussion to solve the problems faced by the campus community. The AMA proved to […]

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P01E01: Sikhar Patranabis

P01E01: Sikhar Patranabis

For the first episode of TSA podcast series, we caught up with Sikhar Patranabis. He is the proud winner of The President of India Gold Medal (2014-2015), for having the highest CGPA among the graduating students. Despite having a PPO from Microsoft, and a monstrous CGPA that could have easily secured him admission into the most sought after colleges, he […]

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