IIT Kharagpur Foundation USA Alumni Newsletter (August 19th)


IIT Kharagpur Foundation (USA) NEWSLETTER

Volume: 08.19.2023

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IIT Kharagpur’s medical college to launch MBBS course in 2024

In accordance with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, IITKGP has announced that it will launch the MBBS course in the BC Roy Institute of Medical Science and Technology. The program will focus on medicine with an emphasis on engineering and technology. Students will be admitted to the course through the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) UG. IITKGP is awaiting permission from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with the National Medical Commission (NMC) for starting the proposed MBBS programme at the institute from 2024. IITKGP has also announced that the institute has  launched joint B.tech and M.tech degree programs in medical science & technology. Direct Tewari said that "In the UG and PG curriculum, the choice of electives has been broadened. Further, interdisciplinary dual-degree programmes have been introduced.”

IIT Kharagpur announces the 2023 Young Alumni Achieve (YAA) Awardees

Congratulations to the 2023 YAA awardees. According to the IITKGP website, YAA awardees are 45 years of age or below and selected on the basis of multiple criteria including but no limited to the following: overall excellence in their professional life; recognition as an emerging leader in professional and/or community achievements; attainment of increasingly responsible positions within their organization, business or field of work; recognition for significant professional contributions, discoveries or creative work through honors, awards and/or media attention; and serving as  an outstanding young role model for current and future IIT Kharagpur students. 

IITKGP alum, Kishore Indukuri, left a high-paying job in US, bought 20 cows, and built a dairy farm business in India with a 2022 turnover of Rs 64.5 crore (USD 8 million) 

Kishore Indukuri is a native of Hyderabad and comes from a middle-class family. Kishore received his BSc degree in Chemistry from IIT Kharagpur and completed a PhD in Polymer Science from the University of Massachusetts. Upon graduation, he joined Intel in Arizona. However, six years into his job, Kishore realized his real passion was agriculture. He is quoted on Sid’s farm website as saying, “I decided to quit my job and return to my agricultural roots. Moving back to Hyderabad, I realized that there were limited options for affordable, unadulterated milk. I wanted to bring a change not only for my son and my family but also for the people of Hyderabad.”  Kishore’s passion is to provide every family with healthy and natural dairy products that are free from antibiotics, hormones, preservatives and other harmful adulterants.

A Tribute for Ashish Kumar Das (B.Tech/CHE/NH) from his 1969 IIT Kharagpur Classmates

Ashish Kumar Das, a 1969 IIT Kharagpur graduate in Chemical Engineering, was a resident of Nehru Hall from 1964-69. He was born in Calcutta on March 14, 1946 and graduated with a Senior Cambridge Certificate from St. Xavier's Collegiate, Calcutta  in December 1963. He passed away suddenly on August 14, 2023 while vacationing with his family in Prague, Czech Republic. He is survived by his wife, two daughters & grandchildren.  He was actively interested in a variety of social and cultural activities. We will all sorely miss his sparkling personality and happy disposition, which made him many lifelong friends.

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