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Mirror Mirror on the Fall : The Story of Hit Hi FiT Hai

Mirror Mirror on the Fall : The Story of Hit Hi FiT Hai

The year is 2035. All NRIs have been ‘Trumped’ out of the United States of Trump. It’s terrible! Pakistan is yet to defeat India in the ICC World Cup – match fixing allegations persist. Latest on the stand-up comedy scene, is the sexagenarian Rahul Baba, last seen reading from his phone during a set. Closer to home, mess food is […]

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KTJ Talks: Abhas Mitra

We caught up with one of India’s foremost astro-physicists, Dr. Abhas Mitra who visited the campus for Kshitij 2016.

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A Webinar by Mr. Deep Nishar

A Webinar by Mr. Deep Nishar

Before the start of a very motivating and informative webinar, the Honorable Director Dr. P.P. Chakraborty and Mr. Deep Nishar had a casual conversation about KGP in the late 80′s. At 10:25, the webinar formally started and the organizing entity, Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur thanked Dr. P.P. Chakraborty for his presence. Dr. Chakraborty then introduced Mr. Nishar as a person […]

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IIT Kharagpur’s first participation in iGEM

IIT Kharagpur’s first participation in iGEM

​iGEM – international Genetically Engineered Machine is an international organization for the advancement of synthetic biology research around the globe. It organizes an annual competition where top educational institutions in the relevant fields develop genetics’ projects and participate. Students from a wide variety of disciplines team up and participate in order to tackle key issues in genetics’ research in today’s […]

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The new world

The new world

It was a different world: where there were infinite possibilities of getting rides to wherever you wanted to go, a world where Uber and Ola kept fighting for the crown of the organized taxi world, a world where taxi drivers virtually owned cars for use throughout the day, the roads were filled with cars and the carbon footprint was growing […]

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​​​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, […]

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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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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!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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