KHARAGPUR

  • UCIL chairman gets IIT Kharagpur distinguished alumnus award July 29, 2014

    Chairman and Managing Director of public sector unit Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), Diwakar Acharya, was conferred IIT Kharagpur 'Distinguished Alumni Award' by Bharat Ratna awardee and world famous scientist Dr CNR Rao during the institute's Golden Jubilee Celebrations and 60th convocation. He was awarded this distinction for his outstanding...
  • IIT Kharagpur eyeing international status July 28, 2014

    Kharagpur: Eyeing an improved international ranking, premier technology institute IITKharagpur has started inviting foreign students, faculties and even Nobel laureates every year to its campus. The first International Summer and Winter Term (ISWT) at the IIT, which ended this month, had around 10 students from Australia and at least one international...
  • Hardcore Maoist, wanted in a dozen cases of violence, arrested April 3, 2014

    A hardcore Maoist was arrested on Thursday from Kharagpur police station area in Bihar's Munger district, a police officer said. Acting on a tip-off, the police raided a hide-out and nabbed the hardened Maoist, identified as Manoj Yadav, the Superintendent of Police (SP) Barun Kumar Kumar Sinha said. Yadav was wanted in...
  • West Bengal: IIT Kharagpur student commits suicide March 31, 2014

    Midnapore: An M.Tech student of Chemical Engineering at IIT Kharagpur was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his hostel room, the police said on Monday. The fourth year student, Lokesh Kumar Goyel (22), was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his room at Radhakrishnan Hall last night, SDPO of...
  • IIT Kharagpur student uploads woman's nude pictures on internet, police probe on February 14, 2014

    An IIT student allegedly uploaded nude photographs of a woman on internet, the police said on Friday. 18yearold Surajit Kumar Jain, a second year Electronics and Communications student from Bilaspur, uploaded nude pictures of a woman, who is a teacher in the same district on internet last month, the police said. Following...
  • Arvind Kejriwal likely to attent IIT Kharagpur alumni meet January 11, 2014

    The alumni meet of the Indian Institute of TechnologyKharagpur (IITK) beginning on January 17 may be attended by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who graduated in mechanical engineering from the institute in 1989, the alumni cell said on Saturday. "This year, the 1989 batch will be celebrating its silver jubilee. We...
  • IIT Kharagpur sets record, more than 1,000 students get jobs January 1, 2014

    IIT Kharagpur has set a record among all IITs with more than a thousand of its students securing cushy jobs in the first phase of campus placements, officials said on Wednesday. Around 1,010 students of the Kharagpur campus accepted job offers in the first round of placements which ended in December....
  • Arvind Kejriwal is second IITian to become Chief Minister December 28, 2013

    Arvind Kejriwal is only the second Chief Minister to be an IITian after his Goa counterpart Manohar Parrikar and joins a select group of ministers like Ajit Singh and Jairam Ramesh whose alma mater is the crown jewel of the country's higher education. A product of Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Khargapur,...
  • ExIITian pledges $ 1 million for IIT Kharagpur December 15, 2013

    Washington: An eminent IndianAmerican entrepreneur and a IIT Kharagpur passout has pledged $ 1 million for setting up a Center for Petroleum Engineering at her alma mater. Ruma AcharyaDeysarkar worked for Getty Oil and Texaco and Baker Hughes in Oil and Gas Industry in Houston. She founded Grounded Technology and...
  • WB: Explosion in cracker factory kills two September 12, 2013

    Two persons were killed in an explosion in a cracker factory in West Midnapore district on Thursday. An explosion took place at the cracker factory in Thakurda Gurtala on Thursday morning, Additional Superintendent of Police, Kharagpur, B Chandrasekhar said. Two persons died in the explosion and many are injured, the ASP...
  • Four pilgrims injured on JamuiKharagpur road July 29, 2013

    Four pilgrims were injured when they fell off the roof of a bus after being hit by an overhead obstruction at the railway crossing on the JamuiKharagpur road in Bihar's Jamui district on Monday. The pilgrims were hit by the overhead structure of a railway gate as the bus was passing beneath...
  • IITKharagpur plans to offer courses in medicine July 28, 2013

    Kharagpur: The Indian Institute of TechnologyKharagpur is considering a tieup with leading biomedical research institutes abroad as part of its plans to offer medical programmes without changing the IIT Act, its director said on Saturday. "Medical graduates coming out of the proposed medical school, who will take up different streams of...
  • IITKgp revokes suspension of whistleblower professor May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: IIT Kharagpur, has revoked the suspension of whistleblower Professor Rajeev Kumar who had exposed flaws in JEE and other irregularities in the institute. The action came after a probe report by a onemember inquiry committee which went into the charges levelled against him, which was accepted by the IIT...
  • IIT Kharagpur's entrepreneurship summit to begin on Jan 13 December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Global entrepreneurship summit, an annual conclave of IIT Kharagpur, will be held at its campus from January 11 to 13. The meet is one of the biggest entrepreneurial platforms for academicians, newage entrepreneurs, eminent business personalities, venture capitalists and the students to share their entrepreneurial endeavours and experiences. "Entrepreneurship Cell...
  • Pranab on 4day visit to West Bengal from Friday September 14, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will be on a fourday visit to West Bengal from Friday where he is scheduled to attend various programmes including the culmination of IITKharagpur's diamond jubilee celebrations. Incidentally, it will be Mukherjee's first visit to West Bengal, his home state, after assuming office. "On September 15, the...
  • Compromise formula worked out for IIT exam June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The IITs and the HRD Ministry have agreed to a compromise formula over the joint entrance test row. IIT Faculty Federation member, Professor SK Das told CNNIBN they have proposed that top 20 per cent students of each board and advanced exam marks will be qualifying standard for preparing...
  • IITs vs Govt: Students suffering the most June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Even as confusion reigns over the HRD Ministry's proposed common entrance test for all IITs, with some institutions backing it and others opposing it, it is the aspiring engineering students who are suffering the most. Kshitij is one of the lakhs of students every year who dream of joining...
  • IITs split over joint entrance test, to meet PM June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are split over the joint engineering exam for all centralised institutions. While IIT Madras and Guwahati back the government's proposal on the new format, IIT Kanpur and Kharagpur oppose it. The All India IIT Faculty Federation is likely to meet the Prime...
  • Divide in IIT Kharagpur over entrance exam June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Differences have begun to emerge among the IITs over HRD Minister Kapil Sibal's proposal for the entrance exam procedure. The Director of IIT Kharagpur, Damodar Acharya, is the first to go against the wave of opposition, endorsing Sibal's idea. This has upset the institute's senate, which is to come...
  • IITian arrested for sending threat mail to PM June 11, 2012

    Ranchi: An Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) engineer has been arrested for sending a threat mail to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P. Chidambaram, police said on Sunday. Anurag Kashyap was arrested on Saturday from Hazaribagh district in Jharkhand. "Anurag has been arrested for sending a threat mail, he send...
  • IIT Kharagpur rejects new format, backs IIT Kanpur June 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The faculty of IIT Kharagpur have rejected the proposed format for a Common Entrance Test into IITs and centrally aided engineering colleges. "IITs have become what they are because they have been allowed to function independently, and set appropriate standards in carrying out their academic responsibilities. The IIT...
  • Are IITs divided over new entrance test format? June 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The IITs appeared to be divided on Saturday over HRD ministry's 'onenation onetest' proposal with the prestigious engineering institutions at Guwahati and Kharagpur opposing IITKanpur's decision to conduct its own entrance exam from next year and backed the Centre's move. IITDelhi, meanwhile, is being pushed by its Alumni Association...
  • WB: 23 hurt after villagers clash with jawans February 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Twentythree people including 20 jawans were injured after villagers clashed with the security forces at Salua near Kharagpur in West Midnapore district of West Bengal. Sources said that the clashes took place following allegations that the jawans were trying to molest some local women at a rural fair on...
  • West Bengal: IIT alumnus revives folk art November 2, 2011

    Kolkata: The IIT Kharagpur alumnus Amitava Bhattacharya has quit his cushy job in the Silicon Valley to give a new lease of life to a dying art form in West Bengal. Bhattacharya's 47yearold housewife Swarnalata Chitrakar now has a new identity, that of a Patachitra artist. Chitrakar, along with 200 others...
  • IIT directors hold post despite indictment by CBI October 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Directors of two IITs, Kharagpur and Patna, are holding their offices despite a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) indictment against them. The directors concerned are Damodar Acharya of IITKharagpur and A K Bhowmick of IITPatna. In 2008, the CBI had recommended a penalty against Bhowmick while Acharya was indicted in...
  • IIT Kharagpur student backs Anna, refuses degree August 22, 2011

    Kharagpur: Anna Hazare's protest has cast a shadow over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to IIT Kharagpur. One student has refused to accept his degree from Singh while another will wear a Anna cap at the convocation where the Prime Minister is the chief guest. Shashi Shekhar, a civil engineering student,...
  • IITKharagpur student goes missing in Ranchi July 18, 2011

    Ranchi: A B Tech final year student of IITKharagpur has gone missing here since the last two days, police said on Monday. In a complaint, the missing Mikhail Muduli's father, Iswar Chandra Muduli, said his son came to his friend's house in Ranchi on July 15, stayed there for two...
  • Short of faculty, IITs may hire foreign teachers September 8, 2010

    New Delhi: Facing a massive shortage of wellqualified teachers, the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) have mooted a proposal for hiring foreign nationals as permanent faculty members. With onethird teaching positions lying vacant, the proposal as a solution to meet the unprecedented staff crunch is expected to be deliberated...
  • IIT Kharagpur alumnus murdered in USA June 30, 2010

    Washington: Indian computer scientist Divyendu Sinha, who was brutally attacked by three juveniles three days ago while taking a walk with his family in a New Jersey suburb succumbed to his injuries on Monday, police said. The three 17yearold assailants, whose names have been withheld because of their age, have been...
  • Depressed over exam results, IIT student kills self April 24, 2009

    Kolkata: A fourth year chemical engineering student of IIT Kharagpur allegedly committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling of his hostel room on Thursday. IIT sources said the 22yearold student, K Ramananda Rao was from Andhra Pradesh. "He failed to do well in the last semester and was depressed," the source said. The...