Meet IIT-KGP's 'The Scholars' Avenue' (TSA or ScholsAve)
Information provided by The Scholars' Avenue and IITKGP Foundation (August 19, 2020)
TSA raised INR 165000 (approx. $2,200) for the "KGP Alumni Fund for COVID-19" to support the mess workers, ward boys, garderners, dhobis, etc. who receive no salary and little benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to TSA for this very generous gift! The IITKGP Foundation wanted to give the alumni a chance to meet this campus group.
The Scholars’ Avenue (TSA or ScholsAve) is the independent student-run campus newspaper of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Founded in 2005, copies of The Scholars’ Avenue were initially delivered to all the students on campus, with soft copies being mailed to the faculty and several thousand alumni all over the world. Over time, as the campus moved online, so did TSA, with each article being published on its website and circulated via the Facebook Page in addition to featuring on print issues. Currently, TSA has an online presence across Facebook, Twitter and Medium, and caters to north of 45,000 active followers which include both current students and alumni.
Each of the issues is a juxtaposition of the informational, the technical and the creative. ScholsAve reports campus events and happenings, functions as a public interface between students and the administration, summarizes technical advancements taking shape on campus and not the least, prints the funnies. Its pieces include:
- Editorials : The editors’ take on the successive issues that have affected IIT Kharagpur’s campus.
- Interviews: Interviews with luminaries such as Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Prahlad Kakkar, KK, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia et al.
- GuestAve : Featured articles from guests.
- Careers Avenue : A stab at increasing the horizons of the readers.
- The Garlic: Browse through our articles with doses of humour.
The team is drawn entirely from the students of the institute and acts as the voice of the student community by reporting on events relevant to campus. TSA is also a non-profit organization independent of the administration of IIT Kharagpur and is supported by sponsorships and donations.