Category: Technology

TSA Tech Survey : The campus goes mobile

TSA Tech Survey : The campus goes mobile

Smartphones, tablets and the fancy operating systems that they run have captured the public’s imagination like never before. The cut-throat competition in this space has ensured that prices remain within reach of the average KGPian, and we wondered if this has led to large scale adoption of these tech gadgets on campus.

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Robocup @ IIT Kharagpur

Robocup @ IIT Kharagpur

Amidst the football frenzy surrounding Euro Cup 2012, a group of students from IIT Kharagpur were busy gearing up a team of robots for the same purpose but an altogether different competition. The team known as Kharagpur Robosoccer Students’ Group that started 3 years ago in 2009 with theRobocup India Challenge soon became a major attraction for techies in the campus […]

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Roving Around

Roving Around

  The origins of the Autonomous Ground Vehicle project at IIT Kharagpur lie in the aspirations of two students, Srinivas Reddy and Nalin Gupta, to build an autonomous bot back in 2010 after they saw a video of the Great Robot Race, a part of the DARPA challenge. After an initial foray into the field of robotics through participation in […]

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Filter Bubble

Raise your hands if you’re getting weary of rage comics or the constant memes on Facebook. Well, you only have yourself to blame for it because you’ve been subtly training Facebook’s algorithms to believe that you’re an avid consumer of such content all along. You may find yourself primarily reading leftist liberalist articles on Google Reader, or browsing the same […]

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The Rise of Virtual Universities

INR 12,50,000. This hefty sum, on an *average*, is what it takes for a student to get through graduate college in the US. Despite the existence of world class universities, state of the art infrastructure and teaching facilities, the pedantic appetites of a majority of students who cannot afford expensive college tuition goes unsatiated.  While this is the case in […]

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FSAExperience

Though FSAE teams have been around for a while in colleges like DCE and IIT Delhi, racing had been unheard of in KGP till March 2009, when Mechanical Engineering student Siddartha Khastgir approached Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrborty and the associate Dean, SRIC for funding the team’s participation in the FSAE. “I presented a proposal before them.  With the support of […]

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