IIT Kharagpur Foundation USA Alumni Newsletter


IIT Kharagpur Foundation (USA) NEWSLETTER                                  Volume: 10.22.2022


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Dear Reader,     

This week we bring you a range of stories about Kgpians, from AI experts to international fellows, from new books to agri-tech solutions. 

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

Kgpian Aneesh Jain on Gram Unnati Mission

Kgpian Aneesh Jain is on a mission to reimagine the agricultural value chain of India, bridging major gaps between institutional buyers and marginal farmers. In a recent initiative, Gram Unnati conducted a training program together in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra aimed at increasing awareness about the best pre-and post-sowing practices for mustard for the best yield. The training camp also informed farmers about the latest techniques that would help safeguard their crops from numerous pests and diseases.

Kgpian Asmita Maitra Awarded Royal Society-Newton International Fellowship

Kgpian Asmita Maitra, who recently received her doctoral degree in Geology and Geophysics, has been awarded Post-doctoral Fellowship under the Newton International Fellowship 2022 scheme. The prestigious fellowship operated by the Royal Society (UK) is given annually to 25 students globally for excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Kgpian Ramanarayan Mohanty in Conversation with INDIAai

Kgpian and Artificial Intelligence expert Ramanarayan Mohanty was recently interviewed by INDIAai, a joint initiative of MeitY, NeGD, and NASSCOM. Mohanty talked about his casual interactions at IIT KGP over chai adda that led to his interest in Machine Learning algorithms, “a scorching topic” he calls it. For AI career aspirants he recommends learning AI by practicing.

Book Review: Kgpian Sohrab Homi Fracis Releases His Third Book

Award-winning author and alumnus Sohrab Homi Fracis's third book, True Fiction, has been published in Texas this October by Stephen F. Austin State University Press. Sohrab Homi Fracis's innovative new collection tells a spectrum of stories under a paradoxical new umbrella category: True Fiction. Even as the resident magician in Five Points Coffee & Spice regales his fellow customers, Fracis's literary dexterity takes us on a darkly beguiling magic-carpet ride. The book is available for purchase on Amazon in USA, India, and UK.

In Memory of Faizan Ahmed

Let’s light a lamp and say a silent prayer in memory of Faizan Ahmed, the Kgpian who departed too early . . .

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