Read the latest issue of The IIT BHU Chronicle: May 2017
The IIT-BHU Chronicle is a bimonthly (six times a year) online news magazine published by IIT-BHU Global Alumni Association (IBGAA). It is published in the months of January, March, May, July, September and November. Its first issue was published over eleven years ago (May 2005 issue). The magazine represents news and views of IIT-BHU (Indian Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi) community including: students, alumni, faculty and administration. The magazine’s views are independent to those of alumni association or the institute.
(This is our new website from September 17, 2016. The old website (www.itbhuglobal.org) has been deactivated and pointer links to new website.)
The magazine faithfully records all the news and events happening for the IIT-BHU community (hence the name chronicle-recorder of events). It publishes news and articles from a variety of published sources, which are important for the engineering students and professional engineers.
The magazine is published around end of each publishing month. It is mass emailed to 11,000 alumni, students and faculty of the institute. Moreover, about 5,000 estimated students/alumni from other engineering colleges and from BHU read it regularly.
Chronicle collects important news and events info from various sources including news media, such as newspapers, magazines, online journals, etc. Chronicle publishes news articles and information for the benefits of community associated with the national level premier institute. It does not profit from publication in any form including: donations, contribution from members, online advertisements, etc. If any news media feels that this is not done in a proper way, they can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Similarly, none of the published articles (created by chronicle team efforts) has copyright on it and others are free to copy or distribute it in any form without our permission. If they feel, they can mention the source as “IIT-BHU Chronicle”.
Collaboration with search engines:
The magazine has entered into collaboration with leading search engines, such as Google, MSN, AOL, Yahoo!, etc. Because of this, many articles appear in the first 3 pages of search.
After publication of each issue, the crawlers from different search engines (with whom we have collaborations) set into the motion on the main page. Each crawler moves slowly (slowly because there are millions of crawlers working at different websites for a search engine and wait in queue for reporting a new entry to the main server of the search engine) from the front page to the inner pages. The articles appear in Google search results in few days after the article is published.
FAQ about Chronicle
How often does the magazine appear?
The IIT-BHU Chronicle Magazine is published online six times a year (January, March, May, July, September and November).
What is the magazine’s mission?
The purpose of The IIT-BHU Chronicle Magazine is to provide a quality, centralized institute magazine that integrates and disseminates points of pride to all alumni to inspire, promote, and facilitate alumni connection to, participation in, and support of the institute. Although it is run by alumni, it covers news and articles of entire IIT-BHU community, including those of students, faculty, staff, administration and alumni.
Who gets the magazine?
Over 11,000 alumni, faculty, staff, and students of the institute receive the published issue by mass email. Moreover, the magazine is also read by thousands of students/alumni of other engineering colleges.
Who publishes the magazine?
The Chronicle magazine is published by IIT-BHU Global Alumni Association, with registered office at:
IIT BHU Global Alumni Association
P. O. Box 2355, Princeton, NJ 08543-2355, USA.
The server is located in Arizona (Go Daddy server).
How do you submit a letter/news/article to the editor?
You can e-mail it to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What kinds of stories do you look for?
We invite our readers to experience stories about the people, programs, accomplishments, and challenges of the IIT-BHU community including alumni, students, faculty and institute. We seek story ideas from a variety of sources—internally and externally.
Can I use news and articles from Chronicle to publish elsewhere in other media (blogs/magazines, etc.)?
Yes, none of the published articles has copyright on it and others are free to copy or distribute it in any form without our permission. If they feel, they can mention the source as “IIT-BHU Chronicle”.
Do you use freelance writers?
Not at this time.
Can I place an advertisement in the magazine?
No, the magazine does not accept or solicit paid advertisements.
Can I re-publish articles from Chronicle?
Yes. Chronicle is published by non-profile alumni association (IIT-BHU Global Alumni Association). Anyone can publish any article from Chronicle. We appreciate if you name the source of your article as Chronicle.
About Copyright policy for published articles from other sources
Chronicle publishes news and articles from its own sources and from the publicly available news media, newspapers, magazines, blogs, photos, etc. Since the articles and information are collected from publicly accessible news media, chronicle is not responsible for any copyright, legal or other liability for the content (news, article, photos, etc.) being published. However, if requested, chronicle will remove the concerned article/photos from the posting.
Please note that chronicle publishes articles from other media solely for the benefits of student community and does not get monetary benefit in any way.
For any questions or concerns, please contact us at: email@example.com.
Earlier, the magazine was published in single-page format, resulting in difficulty in accessing articles at the bottom by the readers. Since August 2008, the magazine is divided into 8 sections, called pages. Each page can be accessed by clicking the corresponding tab on the Tab on the top. The sections are as follows:
Home page: Contains list of all the articles in the issue, brief overview of the issue, editorial, feedback, obituary, any special message to readers, etc.
News page: Contains only news, in different categories. It contains news about IIT-BHU, BHU, publication news, Varanasi news, national educational news and IIT news. Mostly the source is directly from news media.
Reports page: Contains special reports, opinion articles, career, other reports (such as college rankings, Indian election reports, JEE students list, etc.) which cannot be published in other sections.
Campus View page: Contains news from campus (by student reporters or from news media), campus reports (of cultural events, seminars, etc.) and students, corner (special articles).
Alumni World page: Contains news update from alumni association, alumni projects, alumni chapter meets and campus reunions, alumni profile (special reporting activities (such as business start-up, social work) by alumni, alumni news (from news media).
Interviews page: Contains interviews conducted of alumni (and students/faculty) for alumni having a distinguished record in the field of research, teaching, business, corporate world, social work, etc.
Chronicle Extra page: This page contains articles of general interests collected from a variety of public sources. The articles can be from the blogs or articles from leading magazines, news media about science & technology; business & economy; health & life sciences; PC, internet & information technology; art, literature, politics & life style. It also has section for photo gallery covering photos of recent world events.
About US page: Contains basic info about the magazine. This includes chronicle team, magazine sections, contact info, copyright and ownership information, etc.
Please note this is a new website, and it is steadily building up its web-traffic profile.
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Based on internet averages, itbhuglobal.org is visited more frequently by users who are in the age range 35-44, are graduate school educated and browse this site from home.
Chronicle is published by a team of volunteers. The list of team members is as follows:
1) Yogesh K. Upadhyaya (Chemical 1977) – firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Animesh Pathak (CSE 2003) - animesh[AT]gmail.com
3) Rahul Hari (CSE 2006) -email@example.com
Editor: Yogesh K. Upadhyaya. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For any questions or suggestions or for submitting news, articles, etc., please contact us at: chronicle[AT]itbhuglobal.org
About IIT-BHU Chronicle
The IIT-BHU Chronicle is a bimonthly publication of IIT (BHU) Global Alumni Association (IBGAA)
Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, UP, India
Director of the Institute: Prof. Rajeev Sangal
The Chronicle is published by The Chronicle Team
Editorial Team- Yogesh Upadhyaya (Chemical 1977);
Animesh Pathak (CSE 2003); Rahul Saxena (CSE 2006)
Contact us at: chronicle[AT]itbhuglobal.org
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