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Issue November 2012

Issue November 2012

  Read the pdf version here - Issue November 2012     An insight into penetration of modern technology in the campus. Chat with Vice President – Rinshul Chandra. Our take on the status of Inter IIT preparations. A Kgpians guide to Calcutta. Rediscovering the Higgs Boson. A Pan IIT comparison of the placement process

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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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Central Research Facility

The Central Research Facility (CRF) at our campus is a unique and advanced research center that houses a number of sophisticated instruments. In this edition of TechAve, we cover some of the resources at CRF as well as other details of general interest. A total of twenty six instruments are currently available and are broadly divided into two sections: the Life Sciences Division chaired by […]

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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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The Rise of RISUG

The Rise of RISUG

India being a population that is greater than one billion, considerable time and energy is spent in researching and developing methods of effective population control. While many methods of contraception have been cultivated for women, the only safe and effective ones for men are condoms and vasectomy. Condoms have proven to be largely ineffectual in the rural Indian demographic and […]

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Keeps you Ticking- The Artificial Heart

Keeps you Ticking- The Artificial Heart

When man is serene, the pulse of the heart flows and connects, just as pearls are joined together or like a string of red jade, then one can talk about a healthy heart.” – The Yellow Emperor’s Canon of Internal Medicine, 2500 B.C. • Heart disease is the single leading cause of death in the developed world today. • Nearly […]

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Probing Into The Dark Ages

Probing Into The Dark Ages

Douglas Adams, in his famous speech titled “Is there an Artificial God?” at Digital Biota in September 1998, said, “The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of […]

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Very Large Scale Innovation

Very Large Scale Innovation

Circuit boards have certainly come a long way over the decades. Were one have approached Messrs. Shockley, Brattain and Bardeen back in 1947 and suggested to them that their little invention would soon be packed, over 60 million a chip, one would surely have been excluded from the gene pool right there and then. Yet here we are, in the […]

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Content Aware Image Resizing

Content Aware Image Resizing

“Okay, well, Charles, you are a mathematician, you’re always looking for the elegant solution. Human behavior is rarely, if ever, elegant. The universe is full of these odd bumps and twists. You know, perhaps you need to make your equation less elegant, more complicated; less precise, more descriptive. It’s not going to be as pretty, but it might work a […]

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Microfluidics Laboratory

Microfluidics Laboratory

Mechanical Engineering Department “What I want to talk about is the problem of manipulating and controlling things on a small scale. As soon as I mention this, people tell me about miniaturization, and how far it has progressed today. They tell me about electric motors that are the size of the nail on your small finger. And there is a […]

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