The Chronicle May, 2005 issue. Published on June 10, 2005 Vol.2005. Issue 0001
Welcome to IT-BHU Chronicle, for this very special inaugural issue! It will be published every month by Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. The online edition (soft copy) shall be available on www.itbhuglobal.org/chronicle by the 10th of the following month. (We regret that this first issue has come out a little bit late).
True to its name, The Chronicle will record all important news/events happening around campus. It will also serve as an important link between students/alumni/faculty/administration and the outside world.
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Anil Bhardwaj, an ISRO scientist working at NASA, discovers that Saturn reflects X-rays. He did his Ph.D. in Physics (Space and Planetary Science) from IT-BHU, before joining ISRO in 1993 as a senior research scientist.
New IITs-A long journey ahead
The author states that seven colleges will have to meet quality criteria before they can join IIT league.
”IT-BHU: A seat at IIT table?”
The author states that IT-BHU deserves to be included into IIT league.
As per Dataquest-IDC-NASSCOM survey, IT-BHU came fifth in overall rank among 118 engineering colleges in India.
“IIT status in sight for two Bengal varsities”
The report states that IT-BHU is on the top of the list of seven colleges based on merit.
“IIT-Varanasi: a pipe-dream?”
The author states that ITBHU is a leader in the field of research.
“Making of New IITs”
The author states the process behind making of new IITs.
“Seven more IITs in offing”
The S. K. Joshi committee has short-listed seven technical institutes that can be upgraded to IITs.
The first ever National Level Management Festival of IT-BHU, Opulence, was held on 12-13th March 2005 at Senate Hall, SB, BHU. The various events which took place during the two-day festival were Crosstalk - The Panel Discussions, Manthan - Business Case Studies, Adiosyncrasy - The Ad-making Contest, Razzmatazz - Corporate Debate, Inquizzitive - Corporate Quiz, and Cyclops - A Workshop on Idea Incubation and Business Plan Writing. Corporate leaders like Mr. Kavi Kumar (India Bulls) and Mr. Kiran Khalap (Chlorophyll Advertising) were among the speakers at the event.
The Charles A. King Fine Arts Festival, also knows as Toolika, was held from 25-27th February 2005 at Swatantrata Bhavan, BHU. The festival presented the exhibition featuring the artworks of students and budding artists together with eminent organizations like ‘Photo Petals’ and ‘Kala Commune’. The various competitive categories saw good participation in Sculpting, Cartooning, Sketching, Painting, Photography, Collage, Philately and Numismatics.
‘Innovation meets feasibility’ was the theme of this year’s Technex – Annual Technical Model Exhibition and Festival of IT-BHU. The event held primarily at Swatantrata Bhavan, received participation from 26 Colleges including 3 IITs and 12 NITs. The main categories of events included Modex – The Model Exhibition, Anveshan – The Paper Presentation Contest, The Software Arena, Bal Vigyan (for school kids), Robowars – The Robotics Design Competition, and Evindex – The Virtual Stock-market.
The annual cultural fiesta of IT-BHU, organized by IT Gymkhana, KashiYatra ’05, was held from 24-27th February 2005 at various indoor and outdoor venues in IT-BHU. 17 outstation teams with 288 participants competed with IT-BHU students for excellence in more than 35 different events of art, culture and frolic. The professional performances included a Rock Show by ‘Indian Ocean’, a Fusion Nite by ‘Euphoria’ and a Hindi Kavi Sammelan comprising of seven state and national level poets.
IT Gymkhana’s long running dance and music event ‘Jhankaar’ was held on at Prof. M. Sengupta Memorial Hall. The dance events included the categories Solo, Duo and Group while the music events had Light Indian Vocal Solo, Group Vocal, Duet Vocal and Semi-Classical Vocal as different categories. An entertaining round of Antakshri rounded up the much popular event.
IT Gymkhana, in association with ‘Nagari Naatak Mandali’ and ‘Abhinay Jyoti’, organized the first ever Theatre Festival of IT-BHU on 5th and 6th March 2005. The team of students performed Vijay Tendulkar’s ‘Khamosh…Adaalat Jaari Hai’, directed by Sushant Kumar, and Makrand Deshpande’s ‘Sir, Sir…Sarla’, directed by Sumit Saxena, in Swatantrata Bhavan and Prof. M. Sengupta Memorial Hall respectively. Prof. S.N. Upadhyay, Director, graced the event with his presence.
Dr. S. N. Upadhyay took charge as Director, Institute of Technology, from 1st February, 2005. Prior to this, he was working as a professor in Chemical Engineering Department at IT.
The outgoing Director, Prof. Lele has now taken over as Rector of Banaras Hindu University.
On May 3, 2005 Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) invited the heads of seven colleges selected for potential IIT status, to New Delhi for discussion. Our Director, Dr. S. N. Upadhyay, attended the meeting.
Debashish Bhattacharya (Mech1982) also joined the meeting as an observer.
The institute has introduced new 5-year Integrated M.Tech degree courses (three) and 5-year Integrated B.Tech-M.Tech dual degree courses (six). The new courses will start from next academic session, i.e. July 2005. The admission for the courses will be strictly as per IIT-JEE merit list. These are in addition to regular B. Tech programs.
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