Category: Interviews

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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Heart-to-heart with a Bharat Ratna

Heart-to-heart with a Bharat Ratna

The Scholars’ Avenue caught up with Prof. CNR Rao and his wife for a morning chat over tea in his chambers at Technology Guest House. A Bharat Ratna, a Padma Vibhushan and a Padma Shri, he’s the founder and Director of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR). With over 1600 papers, 48 books and 75000 citations, he stands eminent as the “Science Man” of India. The talk gets interesting when he remembers his young days and churns out wisdom about the different roles he played: a student, teacher and scientist, in the form of stories and illustrations from the lives of great scientists.

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Candid with Ashok Khemka

Candid with Ashok Khemka

I joined IAS to find the security of a job – Khemka Ashok Khemka – the man who recently came to limelight following his cancellation of the land deal involving Skylight Realty and DLF, spoke to TSA about his life,work and more. Watch Part 1 and Part 2 of our chat to find out his views on issues like corruption, […]

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The Presi Files: An Interview with Manish Bhattacharya

The Presi Files: An Interview with Manish Bhattacharya

Professor Manish Bhattacharya was at the helm of Gymkhana, IIT Kharagpur for a period of six years. Very charismatic in his personality, he was instrumental in bringing about several changes, and had to face several challenges when it came to issues like Illu, OP and elections. His love for sports also comes across very strongly in this interview. Have a […]

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A Tete-a-Tete with Mr. Rinshul Chandra

An interview with the former VP to review the progress on his proposals.

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Dedicated to the service of the nation

Dedicated to the service of the nation

Prof. Goutam Saha took up the responsibility of heading the Health&Fitness division of NSO recently, changing the framework dramatically to make things functionally effiecient. TSA caught up with him for a tete-a-tete. Edited excerpts:

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