IIT-KGP's BC Roy Hospital becomes COVID quarantine center






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IIT-KGP BC Roy Institute of Medical Science & Research becomes COVID quarantine center

The BC Roy Institute of Medical Science and Research of IIT Kharagpur, has become a COVID Quarantine Center for inter-state travelers to West Bengal, an official said.

Director Tewari: Central institutes like IITs have major role in guiding MSMEs to help with COVID-19

IIT Kharagpur Director V K Tewari has said central institutes like the IITs and NITs have a major role to help the micro, medium and small enterprises (MSME) by guiding them to manufacture anti-Covid gear.

Kusal Roy ('93) appointed as head of retail banking for Standard Chartered Bank

Roy brings in an experience of more than 25 years in the retail banking industry. Before this appointment, he was the MD&CEO of Tata Capital Financial Services.

IIT-Kharagpur offers in-house internships to students

Undergraduate students in their pre-final year at IIT Kharagpur will not have to look for an internship in companies or universities outside their campus this year.

Anindya Datta ('86) builds startup that plans to fight coronavirus with data science and AI

Anindya Datta ('86) sees himself as a "classic tech entrepreneur". His journey started at IIT-Kharagpur in India, and continued through his MS and PhD degrees from the University of Maryland in US.

Anand Deshpande ('84), making day-to-day operations easier for SMEs

Despite the emergence of organized retail players in India, kirana stores still hold the key with almost 90 percent of the retail grocery market share comprising the unorganized retail segment.

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