Professor A.S. Davis Chair Awarded to Professor Prasanta Kumar Das






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November 7-8, 2019: International Conference on Ship and Offshore Technology--India 2019

November 8-10, 2019: Young Innovators Program Finals at IIT-KGP

November 17, 2019: Bay Area PanIIT-Diwali Dhamaka 2019

November 22-25, 2019: 85th Annual Conference of Indian Mathematical Society

December 14-22, 2019: 54th Inter IIT Sports Meet hosted by IIT-Kharagpur

December 17-20, 2019: International Conference on The Physics of Semiconductor Devices

January 10-12, 2020: 17th Annual Alumni Meet, honoring the 1980 and 1995 batch years (Registration now open!)

The Golden 2020 Reunion for 1970 Batch will be held January 24-26, 2020

January 17-19, 2020: Techno-Management Festival (Kshitij)

January 24-26, 2020: Golden 2020 Reunion for 1970 Batch

January 24-26, 2020: Spring Fest

January 25, 2020: KGP Alumni Clock Tower Dedication Ceremonies

January 25, 2020: Class of 1970 ADDA Dedication

If you have an event you would like to add to the calendar, please send an email with details to info@iitkgpfoundation.org.



Professor A.S. Davis Chair Awarded to Professor Prasanta Kumar Das

Professor Prasanta Kumar Das has been awarded the "Professor A.S. Davis Chair Professorship in Thermodynamics" at IIT-Kharagpur.

IIT Kharagpur to start MBBS course with 50 students in 2021-22

IIT Kharagpur is likely to roll out its ambitious MBBS programme with an initial intake capacity of 50 students from 2021-2022 academic session. The OPD services in the 400-bed superspeciality hospital is likely to start by the end of the year.

IIT Kharagpur Graduate Debayan Saha ('12) Develops Device to Curb Air Pollution

An IIT Kharagpur graduate has invented a device called "PM 2.5" which he claimed when fitted near the silencer pipe in vehicles will curb air pollution.

Alumni Clock Tower structure built--see the photos and hear the chimes!

The Alumni Clock Tower at IIT Kharagpur is now completed and the donor plaque is being prepared--now students have no excuse for being late to class!

Seeking help for Niladri Sekhar De ('96, IE, LLR)

IIT KGP alumnus, Niladri Sekhar De ('96) is in a coma/critical condition in ICU at Kaiser Santa Clara, CA. He went for a late evening swim and was found unresponsive in the swimming pool.

Inkers, Co-founded by Manish Giri ('08) and Rohan Shravan ('08), deliver large scale AI solutions

Started by IIT Kharagpur alumni Rohan Shravan ('08) and Manish Giri ('08), the Bengaluru-based AI startup works on Intelligent Video Analytics applications such as face recognition, object detection, tracking, and visual workflow automation.

Upcoming Events for IIT-KGP

January 10-12, 2020: 17th Annual Alumni Meet (inviting the 1980 and 1995 batch years) (Registration now open!)
January 17-19, 2020: Techno-Management Festival (Kshitij)
January 24-26, 2020: Golden 2020 Reunion for the 1970 Batch

Skyroot Aerospace, Co-founded by Pawan Kumar Chandana ('12), promises small satellites to space

Gone are the days when only government-run space agencies could send satellites and rockets to space. Today, corporates and even budding startups can and are doing so.

SandHI Center for the Ancient, New and the Developing Arts (SandHI)

An IIT Kharagpur initiative towards rediscovering the classical arts of India. Join us to make this initiative a success!

R Gopalakrishnan ('67): 'Enterprise is vital for growth of modern society'

Highlighting the importance of enterprise, R Gopalakrishnan ('67), former Director of Tata Sons said, "Enterprise is one of the most important factors for the growth of modern society. We need all types of businesses..."

How InShorts, Co-founded by Deepit Purkayastha ('15), became a $10M Brand

It was in 2013 when Azhar Iqubal, Anunay Arunav of IIT Delhi, and Deepit Purkayastha ('15) of IIT Kharagpur came up with the idea of curating the most significant news items of the day and serving them in 60-word summaries.

Learn-Earn-Return--An IIT KGP initiative for future generations of KGPians

The 'Learn-Earn-Return' initiative aims to raise funding to create a financial support system for students and develop a culture of giving back to sustain the initiative.

Sachin Jaiswal ('11), CEO and Founder of AI-based chatbot Niki to expand to seven more languages

Artificial intelligence start-up Niki is all set to diversify into seven other Indian languages after having tasted success in the Hindi language.

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