Iit Kharagpur
India  /  Published 16.03.20

Whistleblower & EX-IIT Kharagpur professor alleges victimisation of PhD scholar

IIT Kharagpur scholar Mahesh Raghunath Shirole is hoping the President’s intervention will salvage his stalled PhD ambitions just as it had saved his former supervisor Rajeev Kumar’s academic care...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 02.02.19

Research hub at IIT Kharagpur hospital

IIT Kharagpur will set up a research centre at its upcoming 400-bed super speciality hospital in the town to develop technologies for manufacturing machines that would help make medical tests affordab...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.03.19

Call to expand AI research by IIT

IIT Kharagpur should do a lot more research in artificial intelligence (AI) and approach Google CEO Sundar Pichai to fund study in the cutting-age field, said India-born American businessman Vinod Gup...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 23.03.19

A book market boom

One of the nice things about the London Book Fair is that as you wander round the hundreds of publishers’ stalls packed into the cavernous Kensington Olympia, you are handed free copies of The Times...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 09.03.19

A historical connection with India

Something that the distinguished historian, Professor Margaret MacMillan, said when she appeared as a ‘castaway’ on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs to talk about her life and pick eight pieces...
By Amit Roy in


Technology  /  Published 02.03.19

Tech a tool, not boss: AI expert Sudeshna Sarkar

Technology has not been able to displace humans through the ages despite apprehensions and it is up to humans to decide how to use technology, the head of IIT Kharagpur’s Centre for Artificial Intel...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.05.19

IIT Kharagpur professors behind life-saver shelters

Two IIT Kharagpur professors who have designed the shelters that saved thousands of lives after Cyclone Fani hit Odisha last Friday said the lessons of the 1999 supercyclone were the trigger behind th...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kharagpur

Calcutta  /  Published 06.06.20

Gag order: Don't criticise Centre, IIT teachers told

The world may be grappling with the biggest crisis ever but IIT Kharagpur is more worried about some of its teachers “making adverse criticism of any current policy and action of the institute” in...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kharagpur

Education  /  Published 29.01.19

Advise but do not try to control

Q Ever since he joined college, my son has changed. He no longer listens to me and has nearly abandoned his studies. It seems he is not bothered about his career plan. Earlier, I could talk to him abo...
By Shivani Manchanda in

West Bengal  /  Published 07.11.19

Originality lost in exam race

School and college students are trained to chase marks, creating in them an aversion to pursuing the knowledge, participants at an education conclave said on Wednesday.In the race for marks, most inst...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta


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