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Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship

IIT Kharagpur has established a School of Engineering
Entrepreneurship (SOEE)
to ensure that it continues to address the growing demands of higher education of the Indian economy in the emerging global marketplace. The Board of Governors in its meeting held on 17th June 2010 decided to name the School of Engineering Entrepreneurship after Professor Rajendra Mishra, a pioneer of engineering and management education who brought industry and academia together from the 50s at the Institute.

Late Professor Rajendra Mishra was a towering personality in the field of Industrial Engineering and Management. Prof. Mishra was the first Management teacher in the country. Under his leadership the Department of Management Studies was established in 1954 in IIT Kharagpur. He started offering Executive Development Programmes for the people from industries with such luminaries as Sir Jahangir Ghandhy, Former President Shri V. V. Giri, Former Minister of Higher Education Dr. Triguna Sen, as faculty in IIT Kharagpur.

He was also the first person to introduce Postgraduate Programme in Industrial Engineering in the country in 1954. Later, the Department of Management Studies merged with the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has been also responsible for the creation of Industrial Management Centre, the first of its kind in IIT system, in 1973. Prof. Mishra was not only an outstanding teacher but also a human being with hardly any parallel. He was not only the Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, Dean of Planning and Coordination and Deputy Director of the Institute. For a short period he was the Principal of Regional Engineering College, Rourkela. He left behind his indelible mark as Warden of R. P. Hall and President of Technology Students’ Gymkhana amongst the students. Each and every student, who has come in touch with him either in the class or outside, simply adored him.

Two sons pf Late Professor Mishra — Devendra Mishra and Amarendra Mishra, who are also the alumni of IIT Kharagpur, have committed to contribute $100,000 each for the school.

Some of the special features of this new school:

  • First among IIT to offer 5 year dual degree in engineering
    B.Tech and MS in Entrepreneurship
  • Each student will have two entrepreneurship mentors, one from
    within institute and other external of the institute (India/Abroad)
  • Finance partially by alumni donations
  • Live interface of companies and students facilitated by office
    of Incubation & Entrepreneurship programs, Sponsored Research &
    Industrial Consultancy (SRIC) and Science & Technology
    Entrepreneurs Park (STEP), IIT Kharagpur.
Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Apr 25, 2011, 9:36 am PDT    Filed under: Fund-raising, Alumni    Add Comment »

HCL Founder Shiv Nadar to head the board of IIT Kharagpur

Reports the Economic Times:

Shiv Nadar, founder of software major HCL, was appointed the chairman of the board of governors of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, a statement from the company said Thursday.

The HCL founder takes over the chairmanship from B. Muthuraman, vice chairman of Tata Steel. He now increasingly spends his time on the philanthropic initiatives of the not-for-profit Shiv Nadar Foundation.

Former chairpersons of IIT-Kharagpur include former West Bengal chief minister B.C. Roy, former chairman and managing director of Tata Steel Russi Mody, chairman emeritus of Ballarpur Industries Ltd. L.M. Thapar, and chairman emeritus of RPG Group R.P. Goenka.

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Apr 17, 2011, 6:13 pm PDT    Filed under: Media    1 Comment »

Dr Manilal Bhowmick awarded “Padma Shri”

Dr Mani Lal Bhaumik (IIT KGP Physics) has been awarded the prestigious “Padma Shri” award by the Government of India in recognition for his significant achievements in the field of Science and Engineering.

The press release from the Government of India, announcing the 2011 awardees can be found here:

More information about Dr Bhaumik can be found on this Wikipedia Page:

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Bhaumik!

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Apr 17, 2011, 6:06 pm PDT    Filed under: Alumni    3 Comments »

Call for Papers: ASCMM2011, IIT Kharagpur, Dec 16-18

IIT Kharagpur is hosting the 2011 International Conference on
“Advances in Supply Chain and Manufacturing Management” — Research papers,
articles, and case studies are invited from the autthors to present
and share their views, ideas and developments made in the field of
supply chain and manufacturing management.

What: International Conference,
Advances in Supply Chain and Manufacturing Management

When: Dec 16-18, 2011

Where: Indian Institute of Technology
Kharagpur 721302

Details: https://sites.google.com/site/iemconf

For more information, inclduing a message from Prof. Damodar Acharya,
director IIT Kharagpur, please visit:


Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Apr 17, 2011, 5:49 pm PDT    Filed under: Events, Alumni    Add Comment »

Book by Kgpite: “22 Things you Should Know About Indian IT”

Chitaranjan Jena is to launch his first book titled ” 22 Things You Should Know About Indian IT” CoverPage2
When : 1800 hrs on 15 Apr 2011.
Where : Reliance Time Out, Badami House, JP Nagar, Bangalore, India
All are cordially invited to attend the launch function.
Synopsis : The Indian IT industry has put India on a high pedestal in the world. It has transformed India in the minds of people all over the world who thought of India as no more than the land of snake charmers, the naked sages and poverty stricken people to the technical powerhouse of the world. The outsourcing of the IT work to India is a global debate with the extreme fear that every IT job would be outsourced to India in the near future. The Indian IT programmers are a celebrated lot all over the world.

What are the various factors that resulted in such transformation? This book examines those factors in detail. After reading the book, the factors would look very obvious to the reader, as if the reader knew it already; such is the simple way in which the texts are written!

This book is like direct telecast from the software development centre of an Indian IT organisation and summarizes all aspects of the business as well as the manpower- the most important ingredient

Posted by: Arvind Saluja @ Apr 13, 2011, 9:28 am PDT    Filed under: Alumni    Add Comment »
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