IIT Kharagpur has launched an ambitious program to encourage beginners of undergraduate engineering courses at the Institute to enroll for Genomics Study.
IIT Kharagpur and Tata Medical Center have agreed for institutional collaboration in education, research and outreach programs in the field of interdisciplinary medical research. The primary objective is to promote interaction and collaboration between faculty, medical professionals and students of the two institutions to carry out joint academic and research programs, joint supervision of undergraduate, masters and doctoral students on a reciprocal basis, and collaborative research projects.
Dr. Basab Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship receives the Excellent Young Teacher Award instituted by IIT Kharagpur Alumni Foundation (India).
Prof. Nikhil K Singha, Professor, Rubber Technology Center and currently the Head of the Center has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK.
Prof. Sriman Kumar Bhattacharyya, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and currently the Deputy Director of our Institute has been chosen for the ICI - Life Time Achievement Award for the year 2017 by the Indian Concrete Institute in appreciation of his contributions to the concrete industry.
Android Mobile Application of the National Digital Library of India ‘NDL India’ has been declared the winner of mBillionth South Asia Award 2017 (http://mbillionth.in/) in “Learning and Education” Category.
NDL India is an umbrella over existing digital repositories with Indian language user interface and interface for differently-abled users. It is a movement to reach out to people at every corner of the country with educational contents of not just books, papers or theses but with class lectures, audio books and lectures, tutorials, assignments and solutions, simulations, animations, data sets, etc. through a single window access. It is for all leaners, at all levels, and in all subject areas. It provides an infrastructure for self-paced purpose-centric learning. It has pioneered national licensing of publishers’ contents that makes contents, which are normally priced, available to NDL India users for free – paving the way to democratize education in the country.
India is an old civilization and is emerging as a young nation with significant demographic dividend. To reap this dividend India would have to build 6 universities and 270 colleges each and every month for 20 years – a feat that is impossible to achieve. Instead, India has chosen to go the digital way. NDL India has now over 1crore content in more than 200 languages.
NDL India is available as Web App (https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in) and as a Mobile App on Android from Google Play Store and on iOS (Apple) from Apple App Store for free. The App has features to search, browse, filter, tag and comment and view metadata. Search interface facilitates personalization of search results for students of different standards through filters. Windows App is to be released soon. Content promo is available on social media (Facebook and Twitter) with the handle @NDLIndia
In 2010 the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF: http://defindia.org/) instituted this award in association with World Summit Awards (WSA: https://www.worldsummitawards.org/) for recognizing excellence in mobile innovations for development. This year it was given in 10 categories. Besides NDL India, BYJU and WorldReader are the other two award recipients in “Learning and Education” category.
Mr. Saikat Datta, Roll No.:13ME92R03, a Research Scholar of Mechanical Engineering Department
has received Outstanding Paper Award for the joint paper entitled "Role of Electric Actuation
in Electro-Capillary Driven Coalescence of Sessile Droplets" presented and published in the 13th
International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics held during
17-19th July 2017 at Slovenia.
The Co-authors are Prof. Prasanta Das and Former faculty Member - Dr. Arup Das.
Heartiest congratulations to All!
In a unique gesture, Shri Ajit Jain of Berkshire Hathaway donated stocks of Berkshire to the IITKGP US Foundation for his Alma Mater IIT Kharagpur (IITKGP). The news was confirmed by Foundation office on July 10.
Alumnus Dr. Sanjay Banerjee, has been named as the recipient of the 2017 University Research Award, conferred by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), in consultation with the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC).
Induction Program 2017
Warm greeting from the Induction Program Team at IIT Kharagpur!
For more details, please visit: http://www.inductionprogram.iitkgp.ac.in/
All 1st Year UG students are requested to register for the Induction program between 24th July 2017 10 am to 25th July 2017 6 pm. (Registration link available in: http://www.inductionprogram.iitkgp.ac.in/)