ITBHU Chornicle: September Edition
Chronicle Editor @ Sep 11, 2005

The Chronicle September, 2005 issue.
Published on September 11, 2005
Vol.2005 : Issue 0004


CXO Conclave: Sept. 23rd, 2005
Chronicle Editor @ Sep 11, 2005

CXO Conclave, New Delhi.


The Delhi chapter of the ITBHUGlobal.org (AIBA), is organising a CXO conclave this month. The motive behind this meet is to provide a common forum to the mover and shakers, having ties with ITBHU, to discuss various issues related to IT BHU.  The Director of IT and the coordinators of the Industry/Insititute Liasioning Cell would be invited to this conclave.

The details are as follows.

Date 23rd. September 2005
Venue Hotel Intercontinental - Grand at CP - Delhi
Timings 6:30 P.M. onwards
Audience 
  • Governing Body/Patrons of AIBA, ITBHUGlobal.org and IT-BHU Administration
  • CxO/MD/CMD Level Alumni members of notable firms
  • Immediate past CMD/MD of PSU
  • Alumni Jt. Secy and above public services officers
  • Alumni MPs of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
  • Alumni/Patrons of University
  • MD/Director Level Alumni in Banking sector
Agenda
  • Discuss the current scenario in IT BHU
  • Status of Project IIT
  • Vision 2020 for IT BHU
  • Status of Various Alumni Projects in IT BHU
  • Alumni Participation Opportunities
  • Alumni of the Year Committee
  • Networking and Fellowship over Dinner and Cocktails


Faculty Openings in BHU
Chronicle Editor @ Sep 11, 2005
The BHU authorities have placed an advertisement for Faculty Openings in BHU. Please refer

BHU Advertisement

for more information.

The openings are for Professor / Reader / Lecturer level faculty in the following departments of IT.

Professor Reader Lecturer
  • Applied Maths
  • Applied Physics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Ceramics Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutics
  • School of Biochemical Engineering
  • School of Biomedical Engineering
  • Applied Maths
  • Applied Physics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Ceramics Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • School of Biochemical Engineering
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Applied Maths
  • Applied Physics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Ceramics Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • School of Biomedical Engineering

Placement News: August
Chronicle Editor @ Sep 11, 2005
Yet again ITians are writing a placement story in their own prolific style. A style that very tritely said 100% placement in August itself.

The Training and Placement Cell comprising of Prof S.K.Sharma(Chairman, TPC), Dr.A.S.K.Sinha(Vice-Chairman, TPC) and Dr. S.N.Singh (Officer Incharge TPC) confirms a total of 383 offers for 334 B.Tech students and 53 offers for M.Tech in august 2005 itself.

  • INFOSYS
  • TCS
  • WIPRO
  • FLEXTRONICS
  • IBM
  • MICROSOFT
  • COGNIZANT
  • INDUSLOGIC
  • n-VIDIA
  • DE-SHAW
  • I-FLEX
  • KANBAY
  • ACCENTURE
  • HCL
  • L&T
  • MORGAN STANLEY
  • CSC
  • ASHOK LEYLAND
  • CALANCE
  • HP
  • C-DOT
  • LG
  • TATA MOTORS
  • FREESCALE
  • SAMSUNG
  • MARUTI
  • PATNI
  • GOLMAN SACHS
  • TISCO
  • GEOMETRIC
  • IOCL



The distribution of offers so far has been

Branch
Class Strength
Offers
CERAMIC 25 28
CHEMICAL 41
44
CIVIL 28
24
COMPUTER 37
51
ELECTRICAL 45
59
ELECTRONICS 47
65
MECHANICAL 55
59
METALLURGY 25
25
MINING 22
24
PHARMACY 09
04



Total
334
383

Prof. Veer Bhadra Mishra (Civ) covered in 'People and Planet' magazine
Chronicle Editor @ Sep 11, 2005

An article in peopleandplanet.net dated August 05. 2005, titled: Challenging apathy to clean up deadly Ganges.

Read Online on People and Planet website.

This is a story on Prof. Veer Bhadra Mishra and his Ganges project. He was head of civil engineering department at our college. His passion for a project for clean up of Ganges made him Hero of the planet by the Times magazine in 1999.

Excerpts from the article:

Challenging apathy to clean up the deadly Ganges

Posted: 05 Aug 2005

The Campaign for a Clean Ganges is trying to create heightened public awareness in India and abroad to cleanse the world's most important river: lifeline for nearly 500 million people. It is also pioneering a pond treatment system to clean up the pollution which is killing many thousands of Indian children every year. Here Ganges river activist Roger Choate reports on the uphill battle to clean this most holy of rivers.

The nationwide campaign is led by a bold Brahmin, Dr Veer Bhadra Mishra, who uniquely combines his roles as a professor of hydraulics and also as Hindu high priest (Mahantji) to press for cleanup of the river flowing alongside his ancestral home. Not surprisingly, the long-running campaign seeks to combine Hindu cultural values with the empirical evidence of water contamination.

This is not always easy, to put it mildly. Many ordinary Hindus cannot grasp the thought that the river they literally worship as spiritually pure is in fact materially damaged. Nor is the concept of collective civic action very well understood. The Indian Government does not help matters by suppressing its own river pollution statistics. Measurements must thus be taken by private organizations.

As India's oldest environmental campaign, we first got underway back in 1982. Many battles later, in 1999, Time Magazine nominated Mahantji as "hero for the planet" for awakening global opinion to the plight of the polluted Ganges where millions live along her banks. "Bathing in it. Drinking it. Washing clothes in it, irrigating their fields, dying by it and then having their ashes borne away by it," as British Writer Eric Newby put it.


BHU Alumni Association Meet at Bombay
Chronicle Editor @ Sep 11, 2005


A meeting of Mumbai chapter of BHU Alumni Association is organised by BHUAA. The Association invites all its members with their families for a get-together at 10.00 am on Sunday, 11 September, at SNDT Auditorium, Juhu Tara Road, Santacruz (West), Bombay 400054.

The above information was provided by Mr. Bharat Barot (Met 1987).


Announcement for ITBHU.org Meet at Pune
Chronicle Editor @ Sep 11, 2005

A meeting of Pune chapter of ITBHUGlobal.org is announced by Mr. Sumit Gupta (ECE1997). ITBHUGlobal.org (Pune chapter) invites all ITians living in and around Pune for a second meet on Sunday, Oct 2, at 2.00 PM. The venue will be decided based on number of members joining the meeting. The meetings are planned on first Sunday of every month till December. Thereafter, the frequency of meetings shall be decided.

For further details contact:
Sumit Gupta
Sumit.pune[AT]gmail.com
Phone: 9373311117


Workshops - looking down a hole !!
Chronicle Editor @ Sep 11, 2005

As reported by: Kapil Srivastava [Mec '08]

One of the largest engineering workshop setups in India is facing serious trouble in the present times. It is facing multiple problems which are in turn hampering the practical education which the institute provides to its students.

The workshop setup if ITBHU, arguably one of the biggest in India, equipped with machines of all kinds and moulds has been facing ever growing problems. The problems are basic and serious. The very first is lack of skilled workers, who can be allowed to operate the sophisticated machinery. The age-old workers have all retired with time and replacements are scarce or almost negligible. The situation has become so pathetic that workshops which used to have 15-16 skilled workers manning the machines are now left with a workforce of only two to three workers at the most.

This in turn results in poor maintenance of the machines. Without proper workforce, the workshop incharges are helpless and thus proper maintenance of extensive machinery is now an improbable task with the current workforce. Many machines have stopped rolling and rumbling, and thus their practical applications have now become a part of theory for the students. This is the case with many workshops.

A direct consequence of all this, is that students have less of practical work to do. On being asked, workshop superintendent further says that unskilled workers cannot be allowed to handle the machinery and with the degradation of workforce, he has been forced to close down few workshops.

He further adds that lack of funds is also one of the problems that are hindering the workshops from serving the purpose they were established for. The workshops stores have a serious lack of materials.

With all the aforementioned problems the practical aspects of engineering, which can only be realized by the aids of these workshops are being nullified. If the authorities do not react quickly there might be a time in near future when workshops would stand as desolate structures.


TAC gets rolling, and in a BIG way !!
Chronicle Editor @ Sep 11, 2005

As reported by: Varun Murali [Mec '08]

The TECHNICAL ACTIVITY CENTRE (TAC), I.T. B.H.U. organized its first major event of the new academic session in the form of workshops for first yearites. The workshops which had been delayed due to scheduling problems had to be rescheduled one final time as it clashed with Janmashtami celebrations.

But finally, when it did get underway, the enthusiasm of the students was a sight to behold. Attended by a record 250 odd students, the workshop finally kicked off on the morning of the 27th of August. Day 1 was meant for MOTORBOATS in which students were provided junk, motors and batteries and were asked to design a motorboat which would move in a straight line. Buoyancy forces and viscous drags were so thoroughly disseminated that it would have made Archimedes and Newton proud. After 5-6 hours of slogging, the end product was nothing short of scintillating. The ingenuity in design was there for all to see as the shapes ranged from that of a rocket to that of batman. But,it wasnt only about artistry after all. That they had applied the principles of science was reflected in the way almost all the 60 boats (students were grouped in teams of 4) moved in straight lines. But , the standout fact was the single-mindedness and determination of the students. Imagine going 7 hours at a stretch without any food and water!

Day 2 was about STRAWBRIDGES , in which students were asked to design bridges out of straws which could sustain as much weight as possible . And , if one thought that the day before was too tiring to bother to turn up, the increase in the number of participants made one wonder if anything in the world could sap these students. Buoyancy forces gave way to trusses and suspensions. An innovation, strawbridge might have been, but what came out , surely would have put even some professional designers to shame. It all ended with the students asking for more and TAC,by the look of things, intends to provide it.


TAC , which has now become official (institute affiliated), made presentations to the students as to its past achievements , future objectives besides presentations related to the workshop. Group mentors (mainly 2nd yearites who were TAC members) were present to help out the various groups. TAC, in order to achieve its objective of getting bigger and better, will shortly be conducting workshops in other schools and colleges, as it has been doing before.

Coming soon to the TAC center near you: workshops on aero-modeling, robotics, microcontrollers, mouse-problem and much more


SPIC MACAY: Virasat 2005
Chronicle Editor @ Sep 11, 2005

As reported by: Gopal Awasthi [Mec '08]

The I.T. B.H.U. chapter of SPIC-MACAY was back in action with VIRASAT 2005. The annual cultural extravaganza that showcases the talent of maestros of Indian classical music and dance saw a mesmerizing performance of Odissi dance by Padmashree awardee Smt. Kiran Segal.

For starters (and non starters alike) Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC-MACAY) was started in 1979 at IIT-Delhi. It is a non profit, voluntary, apolitical and participatory student movement that works for the affirmation of the priceless cultural heritage of India by conserving its aesthetics, spirituality and mystical touch; it has been pretty effective, more than the so called custodians of Indian culture (all may not agree to this).

The I.T. B.H.U. chapter of SPIC-MACAY holds multiple cultural concerts-VIRASAT each year. VIRASAT-2005 was organized on 23rd august 2005 at 5:30 p.m. at Swatantrata Bhawan. Continuing with the tradition of bringing the finest exponents of Indian classical music and dance to BHU (Smt. Shubha Mudgal and Ustad Bismillah Khan to name a few), VIRASAT-2005 presented Smt. Kiran Segal.

Smt Kiran Segal is a world renowned Odissi dancer, perhaps the finest mistress of this art. A gem of an artist, she has been honored with the Padmashree award and Sangeet Natak Akademi award (and, theres a long list of achievements). Originally a Bharat Natyam dancer she has devoted her life to explore the intricacies of Odissi.

The event began with the felicitation of the artist, who was accompanied by two of her students and her troupe, by Dr. B.N.Rai. The chief guest for the event was the Dean of BHU.

Segal ji started her performance with Pushpa Archan and then thanked the audience, all this through beautiful dance steps. She and her students then enacted famous poetries giving expressions to each word. The performance that left the audience spellbound was her enactment of a dejected Radhaji and Krishnaji trying to pacify her. Her facial expressions and body movements were awe-inspiring. Also exemplary was her energy giving dynamism to the stage enthralling the audience and letting hallucinations of Apsara dancing in heaven.

The dance performance was followed by interaction with the audience during which she explained the difference between Bharat Natyam and Odissi and answered questions from the audience explaining the intricacies of the dances. She even called a few students from the audience and demonstrated through them the basic dance steps.

The feedback from the audience was encouraging. They were all praise for her down to earth nature and her awesome skills. The way she blended the traditional with modern, kept the audience (mostly Gen-Xrs) interested, or rather mesmerized them. The event was marked by extensive media coverage.

A disturbing feature of the event though was the half filled Swatantrata Bhawan, bringing the haunted question back to the mind--- Wheres the Indian culture headed to?


Fachchas hold �SWAY�
Chronicle Editor @ Sep 11, 2005

As reported by: Varun Murali [Mec '08]

The first major cultural attraction of the new academic session, the first yearites dance competition, was held on the 30th of August, 2005. Usually one of the biggest hits in the IT calendar; it was no different this time around. The jam packed G 11 was rocking all evening with the audience too swaying to the music.

Scouts looking out for dancers would have been quite impressed with the quality of performance. In reality, it was just the fruit of hard work that had been put in by first yearites (rehearsals went on till late in the night) and their mentors comprising their seniors. The centre of activity was undoubtedly the girls hostel, with pretty much all the first and second yearites residing there lending an active hand towards the successful conduct of the event.

The results were however along predictable lines, with Chemical engineering students continuing their stranglehold over theatre as well as cultural events by bagging the top honours in the Group Dance. The importance of the C factor was not missed out with Ceramics and Computer Science sharing other top spoils. At the end of it all, there were the customary allegations of bias, but, even that couldnt drown the spirit of the occasion as everyone joined hands and had a real ball. All in all, it was a day to chill out and enjoy.

Next up, is the FACHHA skit competition.


Freshers� Night:
Chronicle Editor @ Sep 11, 2005

As reported by: Kapil Srivastava [Mec '08]

On the 16th of August on official fresher's night was organized in the swatantrata bhawan. The main objective of the fresher's night was to allow the newcomers to display their talents and to get to know each other better.

The eminent people who were present there to grace the occasion included Prof. S.N. Upadhyay, Director of the Institute, Prof. A.S.K. Sinha, Department of Chemical Engineering, Dr. P.K. Mishra, Head of the cultural wing of the Gymkhana, Prof. G.N. Agarwal, Head of department, Department of Ceramic Engineering and others.

The director addressed the audience in swatantrata bhawan and welcomed the first yearites to the institute again. He then told them about the institute again in brief and then wished good luck to all the participants for their performances.

Then the performances started and the students from all the branches showed tremendous enthusiasm and spirit in their performances. There were group dances, solo dances, group songs, solo songs, instrumental performances and skits presented by the students of almost all the branches.

On a bit of inquiry, it was found that they had been helped by a few seniors, which included Anjani Rai, Vaibhav Suman, Kapil Hari Dwivedi, Piyush Jain and Swati Arora. The coordinators of the event Pushpendra Pratap Singh and Mridula had worked hard to put up a good show. Even the compering of the events was being done by the first yearites.

The judging panel had Vipul Srivastava, Manish Sharma, Mehek Khandelwal, Swati Arora, all from 4th year Ceramics Engineering dept. and Piyush Jain, 4th Year Mechanical dept. The judges said that the performances reflected lack of practice but the spirit and enthusiasm was commendable. They also spotted the natural talent, which cannot be hidden. Gaurav Mittal and Shubdha were declared Mr. and Ms. fresher respectively.

The crowd behaved very well and there were minor instances of hooting which the teachers and students easily brought under control. Overall the audience was very cooperative.

Way to go Facchas...


IT BHU gains entry into Wikipedia
Chronicle Editor @ Sep 11, 2005
An entry into Wikipedia (a free encyclopedia) about our institute:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_of_Technology%2C_Banaras_Hindu_University

It was done by our alumni, Saugata Chakraborty, CSE2005. We appreciate his initiative to make the name of our institute known all over the world.


Tech veteran turns filmmaker
Chronicle Editor @ Sep 11, 2005
Nihilent CEO LC Singh turns to films to convey a strong message to the youth of today.
lcsinghbig.jpg Technology and the arts - two varied segments converge in this banker-turned-IT pro-turned filmmaker, L.C. Singh. An alumnus of the Institute of Technology and Harvard Business School, he spent over 30 years shaping the Indian IT industry - of which 17 years of his career was invested in India's largest software services company, the TCS.

A man of strong opinions, Singh believes that today's youth is cocooned from reality. Youngsters are in a state of disconnect and they do not find the rest of the world as good and smart as themselves; this is dangerous.
 
"There is so much money now with IT and BPO boom. These youngsters do not realize that being modern does not mean giving in to smoking. There is nothing cool about drugs and divorce," he bemoans. This belief made him choose a very influential medium to convey his message to the youth. Singh turned filmmaker with 'Banaras: A Mystic Love Story'.

"There is something special about Banaras that has attracted mystics and gurus from Shankaracharya, Kabir to Krishnamoorthy. It is also a city where fear of death is overcome," says Singh.

Singh always had this creative urge to write. He approached close friend and director Pankaj Parashar with the script and things fell in into 
place. Parashar previously made ad films for Singh during his days at TCS.

" This (the film) is my visual tribute to the spiritual city of Banaras where I grew up and studied. Banaras is close to my heart," says Singh.

The Rs 8 crore film's star cast includes popular actors the likes of Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia and Urmila Matondkar.

"The film is an attempt to convey the 'Indianness' of our roots in a contemporary manner. There is need for introspection about the social impact of the way we choose to live and it is this quest for existentialism that finds an echo in the film," he extols.

Having launched his career with the State Bank of India, Singh moved on to work for the Iranian Ministry of Finance as a consultant. After a short 
stint with Zensar Technologies, he set up Nihilent Technologies, a solutions and consulting provider for global businesses.

The journey he says has been quite an eventful one. The most harrowing time, according to Singh was during the market crash and then the 9/11 tragedy.

Post 9/11 Nihilent found the going tough and had to change its strategy to survive. The company shifted gears and made strategic changes in management to move ahead.

One of his major contributions at Nihilent is the conceptualization and the creation of MC3, which is currently being taught as an executive program at the Harvard Business School, MIT and BITS School of Management.

With IPO plans in the offing at Nihilent, Singh plans to take the company to the next level. But, for the moment, he is busy promoting his film, which he hopes, will convey to the youth, to stop considering alienation as reality.


The march of the new IITs
Chronicle Editor @ Sep 11, 2005

An article in Rediff.com dated August 18, 2005, titled The march of the new IITs

http://ushome.rediff.com/money/2005/aug/18guest.htm

The author discusses about the recent discussion regarding IIT status with MHRD by all the seven colleges and the possible outcome. The full article:


Dr. Bharadwaj (APP '82), finds X-rays from the rings of Saturn
Chronicle Editor @ Sep 11, 2005

An article in India Daily dated August 26, titled Indian finds X-rays from the rings of Saturn.

http://www.indiadaily.com/breaking_news/43606.asp

The article describes the discovery of X-rays by Anil Bhardwaj, He did his B Sc (Hons) and M.Sc in Physics from Lucknow University and Ph D in Physics (Space and Planetary Science) from the Institute of Technology, the Banaras Hindu University in 1992. In 1993, Bhardwaj joined ISRO as a senior research scientist. Currently he is working at NASA.


Nikesh Arora : Vice-President of European Operations, Google
Chronicle Editor @ Sep 11, 2005

Google appoints Nikesh Arora (in Nov. 2004) as Vice-President of European Operations.

(He is the only Indian in the 16-member Management team of Google.)

http://www.google.com/intl/en/corporate/execs.html#nikesh

 Nikesh is an alumnus of our institute. He received B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) degree in 1989.

 

nikesh.jpg Nikesh Arora
Vice President, European Operations

As Vice President of European Operations, Nikesh Arora manages and develops Google's operations in the European market. He is responsible for creating and expanding strategic partnerships in Europe for the benefit of Google's growing number of users and advertisers.

 

 

With a background as an analyst, Nikesh's main areas of focus have been consulting, IT, marketing and finance. Prior to joining Google, he was Chief Marketing Officer and a Member of the Management Board at T-Mobile. While there he spearheaded all product development, terminals, brand and marketing activities of T-Mobile Europe. In 1999 he started working with Deutsche Telekom and founded T-Motion PLC, a mobile multimedia subsidiary of T-Mobile International. Prior to joining Deutsche Telekom, Nikesh held management positions at Putnam Investments and Fidelity Investments in Boston.

Nikesh holds an MS and CFA certification from Boston College, and an MBA from Northeastern University, all of which were awarded with distinction. He has served on the Adjunct Faculty at both Boston College and Northeastern University, developing and teaching courses in business turnarounds, corporate workouts and financial management. In 1989, Nikesh graduated from the Institute of Technology in Varanasi, India with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.

 


Mrs Rekha Seal [EEE '73], Ethics Counselor TISCO
Chronicle Editor @ Sep 11, 2005

An article about Rekha Seal in Tata Steel in-house magazine:

http://www.tatasteel.com/webzine/tisco_news/tisconewsarchive/lifeline_express/tisnewspg_q42001_09.htm

She is an alumnus (1973 electrical engineering) of our college.

Read the full article:

When you have a conflict of interests and want a quiet word with someone, you can turn to her. Despite being the first woman Graduate Trainee of the company she is not one to flaunt it. She is Mrs Rekha Seal, Ethics Counselor of the company.

Rekha Seal grew up in Jamshedpur, studied in the schools run by the company and then went on to complete her Higher Secondary from DM Madan Girls School in 1967. It was only natural for her to opt for engineering since both her father and grandfather were engineers. She applied to Benaras Hindu University and was accepted for the BSc Electrical Engineering course. In December 1973 she came back to Jamshedpur to join Tata Steel as a graduate trainee. The first woman in the history of the company to be accepted as one.

"People were giving the forms but girls were not encouraged those days to apply. We took up my case with the management, they agreed and gave the clearance. Since I belonged to a family of engineers, I had made up my mind in standard VIII or IX that I wanted to be an engineer. My father, who was a Tata Steel employee, was particularly encouraging. The people who were apprehensive were friends and neighbours, who felt that I was entering a "mans field" even when I went to college."

But that did not deter her. She began her career in the company in CEDD Project in the Electrical Group and was assigned to electrical projects in the Town and Works.Top

Recalling her training days, Mrs Seal says "At the Technical Institute I was very unsure about how to handle things. But people were very protective and there was no negative attitude."

rekhaseal1.jpg

"But there has been a lot of change in the last five to six years. The management has started giving importance to women. Daughters of first generation employees have started joining the company and in some ways the family has been extended to the workplace in Tata Steel. The number of girls who now join the company has increased and that is a very encouraging trend."

Mrs Seal has been very instrumental in helping women cope with the work environment at Tata Steel. As the Ladies Ethics Counsellor and a Training Executive she has seen any young women join the fold, though less than one would expect. "There are fewer women in the company even today because steel is considered a low tech industry."

Professionally she has always been a cut above the rest and has served as a member on many task forces, as well as, been a JN Tata assessor.

rekhaseal2.jpg

Her current assignment as Ethics counselor is a complete change of responsibility for her. After 25 years in engineering and planning, where she always had goals and targets to
achieve, now she finds that "in the new profession there are no results to be seen. Now there is no short term target. The horizon has completely changed."

"I get satisfaction by helping people and setting the system right. When a person is aggrieved then it does not matter whether the listener is a man or a woman," she says. Confident of her skills as a counsellor she says, "I feel that people come to me without hesitation. Women employees and suppliers who are women are comfortable with me. In this job one must have the ability to listen to be successful. Moreover, there is a need to ensure that one is effective, and the management is supportive of suggestions made by me."

Her personal goals were very focussed when she joined the company. She dreamt of joining Tata Steel as a
graduate trainee when she was young. She was sure that she would achieve something and wanted to work sincerely and have people recognise her as a sincere worker. She wished to match the standards set by her father who was constantly at work and as a child Mrs Seal did not get to see him for days. "His dedication has served as an inspiration. I was ready to spend time continuously in the Works for long hours, even days."

When asked what values she intends to uphold at Tata Steel, she says, "Tata Steel is like a family where we have grown up. I would like to see more women here especially because there are softer options. I would also like to develop more counselling skills because different situations need different treatment, training will help me deliver more effectively besides there is always scope for improvement."


Reader's Feedback
Chronicle Editor @ Sep 11, 2005

For our 3rd issue (August 10, 2005 issue) we received responses from our valuable readers. We publish the following reply to our readers:

Dear Readers:

Thanks for your overwhelming response to our latest chronicle issue. We appreciate all the feedback received from you and shall try to further improve our magazine.

It is made possible by the excellent teamwork by the chronicle team. It includes students, alumni and faculty, who have volunteered their time and energy for the newsletter. For example, current student volunteers decided the topics on their own, conducted interviews/filed report and edited before forwarding. Alumni gave us valuable feedback, including press articles and suggestions. Faculty members (Dr. A.K. Mukherjee, Dr. Pan Panda and Prof. Pradyumna Ghosh) provided overall direction and verified institute related information.

We welcome suggestions for improvement and future news articles for chronicle. Please send your suggestions, news, type of articles preferred, etc., so that we can make chronicle more valuable. The news-articles will be randomly decided, based on the uniqueness of the news.

Please send your suggestions to: chronicle@itbhuglobal.org

Finally, we thank Varun Grover, our editor for heading the team and ever-energetic Anshuman Singh for making the chronicle possible.

For chronicle team,
Yogesh Upadhyaya


The readers responses are as follows:

1) The quality of the publication is very impressive. This is what I would expect from IT junta. A great job by the editorial and web team. Kindly convey the sentiment to the team, if at all possible.

The page also renders well on Firefox, and its good to see that the w3c standards are being adhered to (www.w3c.org). Personally, I would love to see an article in the next issue on open-source software (and philosophy) adoption measures and extents in IT. Some stats captured on the routers should provide interesting reading.

Anurag Pujari (August 10)
Mech '99


2) This issue of Chronicle is really nice! I enjoyed reading it. Congrats for getting it towards the right direction. Now its has really started looking like a "chronicle" and certainly very different from
Reverberations. A few more improvements... and this journal would be perfectly professional. A few more pictures and a few more student opinion quotes on current issue/problems/ achievements would be great.

Mukul Agrawal (August 10)
ECE 2000


8) A great work indeed. Pains of labour are resulting in splendid delivery.


Salil Shamshery (August 11)
Mech 1985


4) I couldn't find any entry for IT-BHU on Wikepedia, so I added one, I just copy-pasted from itbhu home page. Please make any improvements you might, e.g. illustrious alumni, etc.


Saugata Chakraborty (August 13)
CSE2005


5) Congratulations to the Chronicle team! Boys its getting better and better.

Ever since we passed out from IT, the one thing we all used to share during our "BC" sessions was that if there's one thing in the world that hasnt changed at all, its IT-BHU Varanasi. Cant say why, but we used to take pride in her constancy and age. It was a phenomenon independent of time. Yeah, now I have to say it was.

Congrats to the current batches for getting LAN in your rooms and your 1st year courses revised and the hostels renovated and the CNC workshops and A/c lecture halls and the new dual degree courses and the...this much I could gather from the Condensed news-letter!

But there was one change that I took with a pinch of salt. Not sure when it happened but Limbdi was considered the traditional stronghold of the 4th mech. Now seems none of the hostels match with the ones in which our batch stayed. How does it matter now?

Once again guys, you made me to take time off and go back to the golden days. Thanks a lot! Keep up the good work and do tell us more about the online gaming tournaments you people are going to have!!


Chinmaya Dharmadhikari (August 14)
Mech 2002



6) I am an alumnus from CSE'93. A friend forwarded me the link to the ITBHU website. I perused it but found some information dated. But the Chronicle is great. Good job! This will definitely help us all be connected to ITBHU.


Vivek Khandelwal (August 16)
CSE1993


Acknowledgements
Chronicle Editor @ Sep 11, 2005

We thank the following students/alumni for their contribution for this issue:

-Nitin Mohan (ECE1999) and Rajneesh Kumar (CSE1995) and Animesh Pathak (CSE2003) for contributing news items

-Saugata Chakraborty (CSE2005) for making entry of our college in Wikepedia

About ITBHU Chronicle
The ITBHU Chronicle is a monthly publication of ITBHU Global Alumni Association (IBGAA)
Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, UP
Director of the Institute: Dr. K.P. Singh
The Chronicle is published by The Chronicle Team
Editorial Team- Yogesh Upadhaya (Chemical 1977); Anshuman Singh (Electrical 1998);
Animesh Pathak (CSE 2003); Rahul Hari (CSE 2006)
Website: www.itbhuglobal.org/chronicle
Contact us at: chronicle [AT] itbhuglobal.org
Copyright © 2008-2013 by ITBHU Global Alumni Association
Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi 221005, UP