Category: Interviews

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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GSec Sports Review 2014-2015

It has been quite an eventful year if we talk about Sports on campus. After a rendezvous with the General Secretaries Sports’, Sumit Singh and Ankit Gahlawat, The Scholars’ Avenue brings you a gist of things that have changed and are about to change before elections this year. Quite a few new endeavors were undertaken this year some of which […]

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G.Sec. Social and Cultural Review 2014-15

G.Sec. Social and Cultural Review 2014-15

As election season draws nigh, it is time to take a look back over events of the past year. TSA caught up with Pragya Chandra and Samay Jain, the General Secretaries, Social and Cultural for a chat about their tenures. The year began by redefining the responsibilities of the office by relieving it of its duties towards Spring Fest, resulting […]

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GSec Technology Review 2014-2015

The Scholars’ Avenue caught up the two General Secretaries for Technology for the year 2014-15, Abhay Srivastava and Anupam Pedarla, to review the grassroot-level work done with regard to the proposals put forth in their Statement of Purpose last year.

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Academic Review : A Chat with the Dean, UGS

Academic Review : A Chat with the Dean, UGS

Academic regulations and procedures at IIT Kharagpur have long been seen as intransigent and antiquated. Over the past year, however, the institute has made an attempt to move towards a system of flexible curricula by introducing a slew of changes that would make learning and other associated academic activities—BTPs and internships to name a couple—less cumbersome for the students. The […]

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BetaGlide: They will Beta Test your apps and will make millions doing it

BetaGlide: They will Beta Test your apps and will make millions doing it

Mr. Amritanshu Anand along with Mr. Anshul Singhle is the co-founder of BetaGlide; a Kharagpur start-up which as recently as April, got a million dollars in funding at the Rice Business Plan Competition.
Diligently, The Scholars’ Avenue caught up with co-founder Amritanshu Anand and got him to chronicle his journey from Inception to Implementation.

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