Vinod Gupta and Ron Gupta from the IITKGP Foundation receive exemplary honorary awards





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Dear Reader,

Six luminaries were presented with the following awards.

Honoris Causa Awardees: Vinod Gupta, Swami Atmapriyananda, Dr. Randeep Guleria, and Dr. E. Sreedharan

Life Fellow Awardees: Ranbir (Ron) Singh Gupta, Swami Vidyanathananda/Mahan Mj


All awards will be conferred at the 66th Convocation of the Institute on February 23, 2021. The ceremony will be live telecasted globally.


The IITKGP Foundation US would like to recognize the contributions of Vinod Gupta (IITKGP Foundation US Founder) and Ron Gupta (President of the IITKGP Foundation) to the Foundation.  Both have advanced our organization in innumerable ways--giving their time and talent to making the Foundation a huge success. Our heartfelt congratulations to both Vinod and Ron on these very well-deserved honors!


You can read more about all of the awardees in the newsletter below.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                



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January-March 2021: Agri-Food Techathon (Opening Ceremony January 25, 2021)

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Vinod Gupta and Ron Gupta from the IITKGP Foundation receive exemplary honorary awards

With the onset of 2021, IIT Kharagpur is all set to welcome luminaries with exemplary contributions to the Institute and society. Vinod Gupta will receive the DSc Honoris Causa and Ron Gupta the Life Fellow award.

IIT Kharagpur researchers develop solar-powered pest control system

A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has developed an energy-efficient pest controlling device for smaller agricultural tracts owned by marginal farmers.

Calling all Nehruites

As many of us have visited IIT for our reunions, this one pilgrimage was sacred: visiting our room and taking a photo in front of it. Whether it was five years ago or fifty, our attachment stays strong.

Subir Chowdhury ('89) School of Quality and Reliability to hold web workshop

In the present scenario of global competition, the Quality and Reliability of products and processes play a vital role in the design, maintenance, operational safety/security and management of engineering systems.

IIT Kharagpur AI study finds 20% toxic levels of arsenic in groundwater of India

According to the researchers, the findings suggest a much greater extent of the high arsenic zones and total population exposed than already known from arsenic sampling exercises and reports by various governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Gymkhana Celebrates National Girl Child Day Celebration

The event witnessed the participation of thirty-six students including twenty girl students from Jagriti Vidya Mandir, a school run by the Gopali Youth Welfare Society (GYWS).

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