Other News

​​​Gymkhana makes attempts to improve students’ English

​​​Gymkhana makes attempts to improve students’ English

Wikipedia defines Public Speaking as the process or act of performing a presentation (a speech) focused around an individual directly speaking to a live audience in a structured, deliberate manner in order to inform, influence, or entertain them. The skill to communicate effectively is one that is much needed in an Engineer’s quiver. If one contemplates an IITian’s undergraduate life, […]

Read more ›
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.

Read more ›
Ftcash Launches in Kharagpur

Ftcash Launches in Kharagpur

The ftcash mobile payments app, which has recently been launched in the IIT Kharagpur campus, is an e-commerce platform that enables transactions between micro-merchants and customers. The platform was co-founded by Sanjeev Chandak, Deepak Kothary and Vaibhav Lodha. You can make payments to your favourite restaurants, retail outlets, car service centres or even vegetable vendors! Ftcash’s mobile payment system accepts credit cards, debit cards, and mobile wallets (like Paytm and Mobikwik.) The service aims to become one of the most flexible payment options in the fintech market segment with its new and unique approach targeting micro transactions. You’ll never have to worry about forgetting your wallet anymore, just download Ftcash on your smartphone today!

Read more ›
Hot Spots of KGP

Hot Spots of KGP

Winter is coming. I realized this not because of the awful rhinopharyngitis that has made me love my bed more than I’d want to, this close to end sems, but because of the thinning lovey-dovey population on the streets of Kgp. While the maggu population, armed with caffeine, is busy filling pages after pages, the couples on campus are faced with a […]

Read more ›

IIT Kharagpur to host Hult Prize quarter-finals

Preliminary rounds for the prestigious Hult Prize 2015, masterminded by Bill Clinton himself, will be held at IIT Kharagpur on November 1. It has been chosen as the venue along with IIT Delhi, BITS (Pilani and Dubai campus), IIM Ahmedabad and 7 other campuses in India, where separate quarter finals will be held. The Hult Prize, which leads up to […]

Read more ›
History of KGP

History of KGP

KGP Before IIT This article seeks to investigate (in a deliberately non-scholarly way), mostly through the open resources on the Internet, local legends, (somewhat embellished) stories, and the occasional first-person accounts of the quite remarkable history of the town of Khargapur and its surrounding areas. Rather than start at the beginning, we decided to adopt a non-sequitur approach for the narrative, […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›
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 […]

Read more ›
Offbeat Comedians: Armando Iannucci

Offbeat Comedians: Armando Iannucci

‘The Thick Of It’ gathered a cult following so strong that the show actually contributed a new word to the English lexicon (That word being ‘Omnishambles’. Microsoft Word doesn’t dare taint it with its red underline).

Read more ›
#FromOurArchives: Foreign Training Endangered (April 2008)

#FromOurArchives: Foreign Training Endangered (April 2008)

…they demand $3000 – $4000 as stipend. When I tell then I have no money to support them, they harass me by repeatedly calling my office, my cell phone and email telling about deadlines for visas etc. This kind of unprofessional student behavior makes a negative impact and I suggest you put an end to it before it tarnishes the reputation of your university in the eyes of your colleagues.

Read more ›