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 Raj Singh

More than 100 Ellis Island Medals of Honor winners were feted on May 12 at a ceremony at Ellis Island, New York. The program, founded by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, honors contributions made to America by immigrants. This year's medalists include Indian Americans Peter Bheddah, Ravishankar "Ravi" Bhooplapur, Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, Dr. Leena N. Doshi, Dr. Surendra V. Jain, Hasu P. Shah, Dr. John Thomas and Rajendra Singh. Singh is chairman, CEO and principal owner of Miami, Fla.-based Telecom Ventures. He has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University, an M.S. from the University of Maine and a B. Tech. from IIT-Kanpur. Read More.

IIT Campuses

In a bid to tackle the problem of faculty shortage, IIT Kanpur is looking westward and plans to open its office in the US. If the plan works out, it will be perhaps the first initiative by an IIT to have a global presence. The new office, which will be either in New York or Washington, will help the institute hire faculty and garner donations. 
The institute will put forward the proposal at its board meeting on June 1 and if approved, the office may start functioning in two months. Read More.


Excerpt from The Game Changers, a book by-IIT Kharagpur students, 20 extraordinary success stories of entrepreneurs from IIT Kharagpur by current and ex-alumni from IIT Kharagpur outlines the entrepreneurial journeys of the most successful IITians from the institute. Written by Yuvnesh Modi, Rahul Kumar (both 4th year undergraduate students at IIT-Kharagpur) and Alok Kothari (an ex-alumnus, IIT Kharagpur), the book has a foreword by Reserve Bank of India Governor Dr Duvvuri Subba Rao. Read More.


Abhishek Kumar Bharti, son of a poor shoemaker from Kanpur, whose family lives in a 10�10 house has cracked the entrance examination of the most premier institute of the country IIT.
The son of a cobbler, Abhishek has managed to beat the odds and make it to the IIT with a rank of 154 in the SC/ ST category in the entrance examination. His life has been an endless struggle and it's only his zeal to carry on that saw him reach thus far. Read More

 IIT Chapters
Pradeep K Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering, also known as the Carnegie Institute of Technology, has been selected as the eighth chancellor of the University of California, San Diego.
Citing Dean Khosla's accomplishments as a leader, educator and researcher, Mark G Yudof, president- University of California, San Diego said in an announcement on May 3 that Khosla emerged as the top candidate after an international search. Read More. Video.
IIT Conferences


Date from: 28/06/2012 
Date to: 30/06/2012

Organizing Department/Centre: Department of Management Studies
International Forum for Excellence in Higher Education. 

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  IIT Events



VGSoM IIT Kharagpur MDP on Multivariate Data Analysis (mda 2012)  Data Analysis, an important branch in mathematical sciences, is very vital today for all professionals,  particularly for researchers, engineers, managers and analysts. The world is very dynamic today, especially with reference to abundance of information and multidisciplinary research. So it is a huge burden on the decision maker to analyse information and take meaningful decisions. With the availability of various multivariate techniques and user-friendly statistical software, the ability to analyse large amount of data is not only desirable, but a necessity for any professionals. Such techniques and software are usually very complex and confusing for the uninitiated. 
The objective of this programme is to emphasize broad range of techniques for data analysis and to foster multi-disciplinary research in these areas. Click here for more details.

MDP on Materials Management at VGSoM IIT Kharagpur 

Start Date: 2012-06-07
End Date: 2012-06-09
Objective: Management of materials plays an important role in providing a competitive edge in today's competitive Business Scenario. Apart from managing working capital, management of materials also helps in improving product performance. Management of inventory is an essential component of Materials Management function. In addition to Raw Materials and Consumables, management of Spares is also very critical; especially for process industry. The programme is focused on understanding and developing appropriate strategy for materials and inventory management.
Programme Director(s): Prof. Arabinda Tripathy & Dr. Ashutosh Sarkar
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ThinkLABS, SINE IIT Bombay Aannounces Summer Training & Internship Program In Mobile Robotics & Embedded System

Time: May 24, 2012 at 6pm to July 25, 2012 at 7pm 
Organized by: ThinkLABS, SINE IIT Bombay
For details visit:  www.thinklabs.in 
Email: stip@thinklabs.in or 

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