Cru­cible of Ex­cel­lence

Aside from tech­ni­cal ex­cel­lence, IIT Kharag­pur of­fers stu­dents the chance to de­velop their ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar in­ter­ests

India Today - - TECHNICAL - By Romita Datta

ON A 2.2 KM LONG road, fondly re­ferred to as Scholar’s Av­enue, im­ages of many of the coun­try’s big­gest names stand shoul­der to shoul­der. Jawa­har­lal Nehru, Acharya Ja­gadish Chan­dra Bose, Maulana Azad, Sar­dar Pa­tel, Naidu and Rani Laxmi Bai are all there, each rep­re­sent­ing a hos­tel. So when Google’s chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Sun­dar Pichai vis­its his alma mater and shouts “Nehru ka tempo high hai”, he is greeted with a roar of ap­plause as the stu­dents of his hos­tel make their ap­proval known.

Wel­come to one of the coun­try’s pre­mier en­gi­neer­ing col­leges—the In­dian In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, Kharag­pur (IIT-KGP). Spread over 2,100 acres of land, with lush green-

“IIT Kharag­pur is not just a ‘techno or­gan­i­sa­tion’. It is an in­sti­tute which al­lows con­ver­gence of mul­ti­ple dis­ci­plines” PARTHA P. CHAKRABARTI, DIREC­TOR, IIT, KHARAG­PUR

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