In March 6-9, 2017, six students of Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management (RCGSIDM), namely Research Scholars Prashant Prasad, Sunny Bansal, Mouli Majumdar, Shivangi Singh Parmar, and Dipanjan Nag; and M.Tech student Navneet Singh have been selected to join students of Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University (GSAPP), New York City to conduct a Phase II Interim Joint Review Workshop to be held in New Your City.
The Phase II Workshop is a sequel to Phase I International Symposium on Water Urbanism n Kolkata (January 6-7, 2017);
a subsequent Field workshop in Kolkata (January 7 - 14, 2017); and a FUTURE CITIES Workshop (January 12, 2017)
in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, UK; Tokyo Metropolitan university, Japan and Ministry of Urban Development, Government of West Bengal. Prof. Joy Sen, Head, RCGSIDM has been invited by GSAPP to accompany the participant team.
Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray, Professor, Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering and former Head, School of Medical Science and Technology has been awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India.
Prof. Ray is currently the Director, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur.
In January 2017, Careers360 has ranked the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Second in the ranking of Law Universities/Schools/Colleges in India. It is also ranked First in research.
The ranking is based on Input (in terms of Students’ Quality, Faculty Quality & Engagement); Process (Teaching Quality and Learning), and Research Output (publications & citations received, and alumni goodwill).
This is the third consecutive year in which RGSOIPL is finding its place in the All India Ranking List.
Prof. Anirban Dhar, Department of Civil Engineering has been included as a member of the new Leadership Team of Groundwater Hydraulics and Management Committee of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research for the period 2017-2019.