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July2005

Talk at Singapore, July 29th

IIT Alumni Association, Singapore border=The IIT Alumni Association (representing alumni from all IITs), Singapore is pleased to invite you to participate in our next event of the IITAAS Professional Talk Series.

The next talk, scheduled for 29 July, 2005, 7:00pm, will focus on contemporary and relevant topics and will help foster learning.

It will also offer a platform to enhance your business and social eco-system with friends who share your enthusiasm, in a unique relaxed and supportive setting accompanied by drinks and a gastronomically tempting buffet dinner.
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Posted by: Biswajit Khan @ Jul 25, 2005, 9:23 am PDT    Filed under: Events    2 Comments »

Tsunami research at IIT Kharagpur

Business Standards reports that IIT Kharagpur has recently set up a Center of Excellence for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land (CORAL) Sciences. The center would be working in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth (USA). Prof. Tad Murty, a high profile Tsunami Researcher from Canada, is also involved in this project and is currently visiting Kharagpur.

Excerpt from the article:

Development of a travel time atlas for ‘tsunami warning system’, mitigation of post-hazards effect would be some of the major activities of CORAL.

CORAL will also conduct a pilot project to study the impact of four major natural calamity that has taken place in the country.

“This analysis will allow CORAL scientists to develop a unified strategy for future hazard mitigation practices,” said a release by IIT-KGP.

In association with tsunami experts from Canada, oceanographers from USA, computer experts from different parts of the world, CORAL would also try to develop a regional weather and ocean forecasting system.

West Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh (AP) and northeastern states would be of focus area of research for CORAL.

Image on the right courtesy of NOAA

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Jul 19, 2005, 4:42 pm PDT    Filed under: Media    Add Comment »

Recent Alumni Dinner at Melbourne, Australia

Photos from the Alumni Dinner at Melbourne, July 5 2005On Tuesday the 5th of July, the IIT Foundation Australia (IITF) and TiE Melbourne organized a gala dinner at Tandoori Junction, Glen Waverley and it was attended by no less than 65 IIT alumni and industry people. IITF is a non-profit organisation for IIT Kharagpur alumni linked with IIT Foundation chapters in the US and internationally. The Foundation was recently set up in Australia to provide support and networking opportunity for alumni and undertake initiatives that would be mutually beneficial to IIT Kharagpur and the Australian community. TiE is an international non-profit organisation set up in Melbourne with the aim of raising and promoting Indian and Australian entrepreneurship.

Read on for a full report on the event. Thanks to Asim Das for this report.

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Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Jul 18, 2005, 9:28 am PDT    Filed under: Events    2 Comments »

Message from the Premier of New South Wales, Australia

Bob Carr, premier of New Soouth Wales, AustraliaOur very own Arjun Malhotra was in Sydney recently for an IIT alumni dinner.

The premier of New South Wales, Australia, Mr Bob Carr, was kind enough to convey a message to the IITians, saying:

"IIT promotes the Indian brand globally and the organisation’s graduates are considered one of India’s most valuable exports."

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Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Jul 11, 2005, 4:22 pm PDT    Filed under: Events, Media    Add Comment »

Great summer of jobs at IIT Kharagpur

Job InterviewThis year has proved to be very good for IIT Kharagpur graduates, as far as job placements go.
Reports the Indian Express:

IIT Kharagpur — now rated as one of the premier engineering colleges of the world — has not only placed 97 per cent of its students through campus interviews but has managed to top the other IITs of the country in the placement department for the season of 2005-2006.

At least 1,000 students who cleared their B-Tech and M-Tech at IIT-K have landed plum jobs in 2005. "Last year, IIT had placed 93.6 per cent of its students and the year before it was 80.5 per cent. Also, one big reason why IIT-K does better than its counterparts is that a student, once picked up by a company, has to join. Other IITs offer options," said Gautam Sinha, Professor in Charge, Placement…

The IIT Kharagpur Web site has a chart showing the placement statistics for the last few years.

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Jul 6, 2005, 10:06 am PDT    Filed under: Media    Add Comment »
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