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May2005

Home page new look

As you notice, we have switched to a new “blog” like look of the home page.

We encourage you to use the “Comment” link below to share your thoughts about this new look and other topics.

From Wikipedia: What is a Blog?

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ May 24, 2005, 11:51 am PDT    Filed under: Website    4 Comments »

MEMSNANO Conference at IIT Kharagpur

MEMS NANO conference at IIT  KharagpurAdvanced Technology Center, IIT Kharagpur, in association with Department of Physics & Meteorology and Department of Electronics & ECE is organizing an International Conference on “MEMS and Semiconductor Nanotechnology” to be held in the campus of IIT Kharagpur during December 20-22, 2005, preceded by Tutorials on December 19, 2005.

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ May 23, 2005, 4:15 pm PDT    Filed under: Events    2 Comments »

Alumni Dinner at Sydney, July 8th

IITAA LogoThe IIT Alumni Association of Sydney Australia is hosting a dinner on July 8th 2005. Our very own Arjun Malhotra would be the guest of honor.

For details, visit http://users.bigpond.net.au/iitaa/events.htm

Update:The alumni dinner is actually on July 8th and not on 18th as was incorrectly mentioned earlier.

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ May 23, 2005, 12:50 am PDT    Filed under: Events    Add Comment »

“Connecting through Indian theatre”

banglanatak.comI came across this article about fellow alumnus Amitava Bhattacharya — who, after graduating from IIT Kharagpur and then working in India and the US for a few years,

set up a company whose business is to eradicate various evils that plague society — like AIDS, resistance to polio immunisation programmes, illiteracy, power theft.

Not every day do you come across IITians who have chosen to go this route.

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ May 23, 2005, 12:30 am PDT    Filed under: Media    Add Comment »

IIT Kharagpur ranked the 4th best Engineering College in India

A recent Dataquest-IDC-Nasscom survey has ranked IIT Kharagpur as the 4th best Engineering college in India. IIT Kharagpur ’s “Composite Score” was 73.1, whereas #1 ranked IIT Kanpur scored 77.5. IIT Kharagpur was ranked #1 in the “Industry Interface” category.

No surprises. IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras and IIT Kharagpur, in that order, establish themselves comfortably in the top four and live up to our expectations.

It is not clear exactly what methodology was used to come up with the ranking.
Note: Registration required to view the survey results

UPDATE: August 9 2005: Comments are now closed on this topic. If you have something really, really interesting to say on this topic, please send me an email (click on the link with my name below) and I will decide if its worth publishing or not.

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ May 22, 2005, 11:58 pm PDT    Filed under: Media    25 Comments »
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