IIT Kharagpur Foundation USA Alumni Newsletter


IIT Kharagpur Foundation (USA) NEWSLETTER                                  Volume: 10.01.2022

Dear Reader,     

This week we bring you a range of stories about Kgpians, from cancer research to internship awardees, from unicorns to comedians. 

If you have stories and achievements about your work or your fellow Kgpians, please write to us at meenakshi@iitkgpfoundation.org       

IIT Kharagpur Gives India Her First Oncology Image Bank to Boost Cancer Research

IIT Kharagpur and Tata Medical Center Kolkata inaugurated India’s first cancer image bank 'CHAVI'. It is the country's first fully annotated, relational, de-identified oncology bank.

IIT Kharagpur Alumni Bring You the Age of the Unicorns

90 out of 1078 founders of 500 unicorns come from India. 15 of those 90 unicorn founders are Kgpians. The firms cover an exhaustive field of operations including farming and food engineering, healthcare, logistics, SME supply chain, accounting, consulting, software support, ride-sharing, B2B marketplace, food delivery, financial services, and news aggregation.

In Memoriam: Amitabh Choudhary

Kgpian Amitabh Choudhary, IPS was a former cop who changed the face of cricket at Jharkhand, the home ground of former Indian captain M S Dhoni. He was the Secretary (Acting) of the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI)

IITKGP Foundation (USA) Supported Internship Awardee Apoorva Vashisht

Vashishts's research focuses on increasing the efficiency and performance of “informative path planning over currently existing state-of-the-art algorithms as well as implementing them on robots to demonstrate their applicability in the real world.”

Kgpian Featured in Men's Lifestyle and Fashion Magazine

Kgpian Biswa Kalyan Rath just wants you to laugh so he pursued what was once an unorthodox career as a stand-up comedian, writer, and YouTuber. His zeal for comedy has landed him among the world’s leading comedians.


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