IT BHU Chronicle: Feb '06 Edition
Chronicle Editor @ Feb 19, 2006
Published on February 20, 2005 The Chronicle February, 2006 issue. Vol.2006 : Issue 0002
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Convocation for the class of 2005
Chronicle Editor @ Feb 19, 2006

Ref No. Rac/Convocation-2005/
Dated: February 8, 2006

NOTIFICATION/NEWS ITEM

The 88th Convocation of the University will be held on March 03, 2006 for those who passed the Examination of 2005. The graduands may send their consent to participate in the Convocation by 20th February, 2006. They are required to report to the concerned Dean on 1st March, 2006 together with gown charges of Rs. 100/- and refundable security deposit of Rs. 500/-

While Ph.D. degrees of 2005 and a few Prizes & Medals will only be distributed in the main Convocation, for administrative convenience degrees to all U.G. and P.G. students will be distributed a day earlier viz. March 02, 2006 in the concerned Faculties. The students receiving degree on 2nd March,2006 may attend convocation on 3rd March, 2006 as well.

REGISTRAR

Please Note:

  • The event of 2nd March will happen in G11 and would be attened by the Director IT BHU, Dean IT BHU, VC BHU.
  • Students planning to attend the convocation should send in their consent letter to jee_itbhu@rediffmail.com and director_it@bhu.ac.in

Update on the IIT front
Chronicle Editor @ Feb 19, 2006

a) BHU alumni association started a signature drive for online petition to support its cause for converting IT-BHU into an IIT. The petition got overwhelming response from students, alumni, faculty, administration and well wishers of the institute. Over 2,300 signatures have been collected so far. The petition, which was crafted by Sanjay Dani (CSE 1987) and others, will be soon forwarded to the concerned government officials by Arvind Gupta (ECE 1992) and other Delhi based alumni. The petition and the signatures can be viewed on:

http://www.petitiononline.com/NewIITs/petition.html

b) The 3-member HRD Ministry Panel which visited our college and other colleges for upgradation to IIT level has submitted its final report to government on February 13. The government will decide about converting the seven colleges into IITs, Deemed IITs (almost-like IITs) and INIs (Institutes of National Importance) after consulting with state governments, IIT Board and political allies. The final decision is expected to be announced by March.


Report: Alumni Reunion Bangalore - 22nd Jan '06
Chronicle Editor @ Feb 19, 2006

The 3rd Alumni Meet of the IT-BHU Bangalore Chapter was a fun packed event where 137 passouts of IT-BHU assembled at the Indiranagar Club to make the event another favourite destination to revisit in their memories. The occasion was graced by seniors from as enthusiastic as 1948 batch to the most recent 2005 batch. It was all about fun, networking and contributing to the cause of IT-BHU.

The event was started with Kulgeet, when everyone present rose on their places to join in the words. Welcomed by the thandai and a video on Varanasi all the seniors seemed to defy their age to relive their B.Tech. days. An update on the alumni projects @ the Institute was given. This was followed by a cultural show ( by our own alumni ) which included A.R.Rehmans Vande Mataram , relived on stage with the synthesizer ( Alas ! Rehman missed the show ). Next in line was a skit that depicted the life before and during exams and Job-Interviews in IT-BHU which emerged as the winner for highest laughs. The quiz was conducted in two rounds to keep the audience interaction alive ( we as engineers always favour the duplex form of communication). An icing on the cake was the duo-dance ( Nach Baliye).

Last but not the least we had an auction of a painting, subject being "Ghat in Varanasi", which was an effort to collect funds for the Wi-Fi project at IT-BHU on behalf of the Bangalore chapter. The bid opened at Rs.2000 and with people from all batches bidding it was finally taken by Shri T. S. Kasturi of 1962 Mechanical at Rs. 11,000. Others who wanted to fund the project were asked to give their pledges in writing so the money would be collected later. The event winded up with everybody joining in for dinner.

Finally everyone departed with smiles on face and joy at heart ... after all they had just revisited the 4 most precious years at IT just a while ago.


3rd International BHU Alumni Meet
Chronicle Editor @ Feb 19, 2006

The 3rd International BHU alumni meet is planned at BHU Varanasi on 6-7 January, 2007.

3rd International BHU Alumni Meet
at BHU, Varanasi
on 6-7 January, 2007


Organised Jointly by
BHU and Mahamana Malaviya Mission

For Details Write to:

Prof. Chandrakala Padia Co-ordinator, Centre for Womens Studies in Development, BHU Secretary-General 3rd International BHU Alumni Meet Ph. 91-542-2570795 Off.2366536 Mob. 9415203238 Fax.91-542-2368174 e-mail:cpadia_bhu2@satyam.net.in cwsbhu@sify.com Dr. Raj Kuma Co-ordinator Office of the Vice-Chancellorr Technical Cell BHU, Varanasi-221005, India Ph.91-542-2307225 Mob:9415991709 email:vc_bhu@sify.com
Delhi Office P.L. Jaiswal National Working President Mahamana Malaviya Mission C-3 Gulmohar Park, New Delhi-110049 Ph. 91-11-26514885 Mob.9311128808 Fax 91-11-26519734 Email:mahamana@vsnl.net Website: www.malaviyamission.in

Alumni in the news
Chronicle Editor @ Feb 19, 2006

Mr Manoj Khandelwal, Mining Engineering, IT- BHU MTech 2001 batch got this year Young Scientist Award under Engineering Science section from Hon. President of India Dr A.P.J kalam on 5th Jan 2006 at Hyderabad.

(The news item was provided by Trilok Nath Singh of IIT-Bombay).


BHU to introduce one-year diploma in entrepreneurship
Chronicle Editor @ Feb 19, 2006

A news item in Hindustan Times dated Jan 20 states that IT-BHU will introduce one-year diploma in entrepreneurship.

News Article
HT Correspondent
Varanasi, January 20

INSTITUTE OF Technology at Banaras Hindu University, in collaboration with the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) of India (Ahmedabad), will introduce a one-year post-graduate distance learning diploma course in entrepreneurship from this academic session.

According to information, the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India has made the Industry Institute Partnership Cell of IT-BHU its nodal centre to run the Open Learning Programme in Entrepreneurship, a one-year distance learning course, supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

IIP Cell chief coordinator Dr PK Mishra and co-coordinator Dr Pradeep Srivastava said they had received a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) from EDI to run the said course from the forthcoming academic session in BHU.

Dr Mishra said there would be 40 seats for this course, adding that students with a graduation degree in science or technology or those holding a diploma certificate in engineering were eligible for this course.

Students in their final year of graduation in science or technology could also apply for the course. He said students would be imparted training right from writing the project proposal to setting up the enterprise.

Dr Mishra further said students would also be told about the various government schemes meant for promoting entrepreneurship during the course. "The IIP Cell of IT-BHU will conduct the entire course examination while the EDI will give the course material for the course," he added.

The course fee would be Rs 5,000 per student per year, he said.


Rock mechanics efficient tool in mineral extraction
Chronicle Editor @ Feb 19, 2006

A story line appeared in Hindustan Times dated Feb. 17 about two-day national workshop on Application of Rock Mechanics in Mining at the Department of Mining Engineering, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University on Feb. 17.

News Article
HT CorrespondentVaranasi,
February 17

HEAD OF the Department of Mining Engineering at the Indian School Mines (Dhanbad) Prof UK Singh said rock mechanics was an efficient tool to extract optimum minerals with greater safety.

He was addressing the inaugural function of a two-day national workshop on Application of Rock Mechanics in Mining at the Department of Mining Engineering, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University on Friday.

The Centre of Advanced Study in Rock Mechanics and Ground Control and Geo-environment has organised the workshop.

Prof UK Singh said rock mechanics ascertained the best possible design of a tunnel so that optimum quantity of minerals was extracted and the roof remained stable. He said a weak roof was the major reason behind most of the underground accidents.

Prof Singh also laid stress on extensive field research before drafting a design through numerical modeling analysis. He said field research provided brief detail of practical problems in mining. He further said numerical modeling analysis was the most suitable method for mining in the Indian conditions.

He stressed the need for more and more research work in the field of rock mechanics. He also laid emphasis on the need of extensive measurement of field to ascertain the stress on underground mines, which was responsible for underground accidents.

Presiding over the inaugural function, IT-BHU director Prof SN Upadhyay stressed the need for extensive research on the physical, chemical and mechanical structure of rock for mining.

Co-ordinator of the Centre of Advanced Studies at the Department of Mining Engineering (IT-BHU) Prof BK Srivastava introduced the theme of the workshop and said that extracting maximum amount of coal and ore along with proper security had been a matter of concern for mining engineers.


EU boost to clean Ganga efforts
Chronicle Editor @ Feb 19, 2006

A news item in Business Standard dated Feb. 17

Online Link

Regional Bureau / New Delhi/ Dehradun February 17, 2006

For providing safe drinking water to north Indian cities, the European Union in collaboration with several Indian institutes has decided to start an EU-India River Bank Filtration network.

Starting from Haridwar, the partnership aims to introduce a time-tested natural technique of water filtration along river Ganga, which is in vogue in Europe for the past century to provide chemical-free safe drinking water to the general masses.

Uttaranchal Jal Sansthan, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Centre for Flood Management Studies, Patna and Integrated Hydro Development Forum, Patna are the Indian partners who will be involved in studying the concept of river bank filtration techniques at some north Indian cities like Haridwar, Varanasi and Patna in the beginning.

Harshpati Uniyal, chief general manager (CGM) of Uttaranchal Jal Sansthan said bank filtration technique used naturally filtered groundwater from aquifers that were hydraulically connected to rivers and lakes.

In this technique, wells on the banks of rivers getting naturally filtered water were dug, and drinking water needs of the peoplecatered to. It has been found that this filtered natural water is devoid of impurities usually found in surface water of the rivers.

Since this technique was found successful in some European countries, it was decided to try the technique on the banks of the river Ganga, which is one of the most polluted rivers and where the cost of cleaning the surface water is high.

The experiment to be done at Haridwar, Varanasi and Patna will be studied further by Indian and EU scientists with an aim to provide safe drinking water to the population.


Hydrogen-driven cars in India by 2007
Chronicle Editor @ Feb 19, 2006

A news line appeared in indiacar.net (original story appeared in Economic Times dated Jan. 19) about the hydrogen driven vehicles research undertaken by BHU

http://www.indiacar.net/news/n21512.htm

News clipping
Thursday, January 19, 2006

NEW DELHI: The ministry of non-conventional energy sources (MNES) is hopeful of having hydrogen-driven vehicles on Indian roads by 2007 with International Tractors Ltd (ITL) having agreed to undertake commercial production.

"While hydrogen fuel cell vehicles is a long-term plan, we hope to have vehicles with hydrogen combustion engine in present vehicles running within the next five years," minister of Non-Conventional Energy Sources Vilas Muttemwar said here Wednesday.

Addressing the annual Editors' Conference on Social Sector Issues, the minister said two- and three-wheeler vehicles are expected to hit the roads soon, ahead of the hydrogen-driven car.

"With ITL, which manufactures Sonalika brand of tractors, having agreed to undertake commercial manufacture of two- and three-wheeler hydrogen vehicles developed by the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), we hope to have them available by 2007," said S K Chopra, senior advisor in MNES.

"Details of the commercial production are still to be worked out. We expect initial production of about 500 vehicles."

BHU has been using 50 demo vehicles in its campus for the last several years.

While development of affordable hydrogen fuel cell vehicles using renewable sources of energy still remains a target for a large number of countries including India, the vehicle developed by the BHU uses metal hydrite or solid rods to store hydrogen, an environment friendly fuel.

Each recharge currently gives around 70 km mileage.

Chopra admitted that the vehicle developed by BHU would be three to four times more expensive than the conventional two- or three-wheeler and the cost of operation would also be more. But as the technology develops, the cost is expected to come down substantially.

Attempts are also on to increase the mileage of the hydrogen vehicle to 100-150 km per recharge.

The government is helping fund the research for development of hydrogen using renewable sources in place of the present dependence on coal or natural gas. It is also being produced as a by-product in chemical and fertiliser industries.

Earlier this week, the ministry finalised the hydrogen roadmap that envisages India generating 1,000 MW power and one million hydrogen driven vehicles on the roads by 2020 with an estimated investment of Rs 2500 crore.

"Within a week or fortnight we hope to seek the cabinet's approval for the hydrogen roadmap," the minister said.

The roadmap is to be part of the integrated energy policy being finalised


Banaras Hindu University to start PG Diploma in Information Technology
Chronicle Editor @ Feb 19, 2006

An article appeared Hindustan Times dated January 27, 2006. (The link is lost, hence full article is published here).

BHU to start PG diploma in information technology
HT CorrespondentVaranasi, January 27


BANARAS HINDU University (BHU) will start a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology at its newly-developed South Campus in Barkacha, Mirzapur, from March 1.


Besides, the BHU will also start B.Ed, B.Ped, B. Pharma, Food Processing, Dairy Technology courses etc., from the next academic session. The construction work of faculty building, hostel, teachers houses, guest house and science hostel were completed. BHU is also planning to introduce a course on entrepreneurship on its South Campus.

This was disclosed in a review meeting for the progress of development works of South Campus at Barkachha in Mirzapur district, recently. BHU vice-chancellor Prof Punjab Singh chaired the review meeting. Former vice-chancellor of Lucknow University, Prof DP Singh, and Emeritus Professor CL Singh, were also present during review meeting.

Prof Panjab Singh said that the vast infrastructure of the South Campus would be developed with the assistance of Rs 2.5 crore under the Seed Research Development (SRD) scheme. He further added that the sowing of Jetropha plants was under process in the area of 300 hectares with a tune of Rs 75 lakh.

There is a plan also to open a school there.

The vice-chancellor has also reviewed the approved research planning. He said that a proposal of Rs 400 crore for the development of South Campus was under consideration with the Union Government.

Prof Singh further informed that construction work for an administrative building and Agriculture Hostel is going to start there with a tune of Rs 75 lakh.

Prominent among others who participated in the review meeting included director of Institute of technology, Prof SN Upadhyay, director of Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Prof OP Srivastava, Emeritus Prof Rishi Muni Singh, Prof Shiv Raj Singh, Prof BD Tripathi, Prof Kalyan Singh, public relation officer Dr Vishwanath Pandey and other members of the technical cell.


Kashi Utkarsh inaugurates Utkarsh Bhawan
Chronicle Editor @ Feb 19, 2006

" Beyond the skies the hope lies and we see a better tomorrow with open eyes !!!"

Kashi Utkarsh, a student run social organization of the Institute of Technology, has been working for the alleviation of misery, penury and disease in its adopted villages of Leharata and Susuwahi, Varanasi . Some of the activities of the group include improvement of hygienic conditions through counseling

Kashi Utkarsh again marching towards a new pinnacle as it has successfully inaugurated Utkarsh Bhawan, a day boarding school where slum children will stay throughout the day. There they will be given primary education which is necessary to make them literate, further they will be provided by food and all other necessary eminities.

http://www.itbhu.ac.in/students/kashiutkarsh/


DILIP CHHABRIA AT TECHNEX
Chronicle Editor @ Feb 19, 2006

TECHNEX, IT BHUs technical festival promises to be an extravaganza unparalleled with a plethora of new events lined up. To be held from the 10th to the 12th of February, the Technex organizing committee led by student convener Subhajoy Das has already roped in some of the big shots in the manufacturing and software segments. The list is led by Dilip Chhabria, undoubtedly the best auto designer in India and considered to be one of the global top notches too.

Among the events, Panchatantrika- the hunt for the complete man, has been overflowing with registrations and other event related queries, pointing towards a new major attraction at Technex. Panchatantrika, as typified by the name is the search for the person with the perfect blend of five career-oriented skills- aptitude, core knowledge, programming concepts, communication and convincing skills as well as general awareness. The usual suspects like Modex and Robo Wars are not far behind in the popularity charts and what makes all the events particularly fashionable this year are the attractive cash prizes amounting to a lac on offer besides the laptop that will be given to the winner of Panchatantrika. Looks like Technex this year will be a far cry from what used to be the case.


BHS students excel at BHU�s Technex
Chronicle Editor @ Feb 19, 2006

The news item from Hindustan Times dated Feb. 17 states about the prizes won by BHS High School, Allahabad, at Technex, the annual technical festival of IT-BHU.

(There was another story about MNNIT, Allahabad students winning Best team Prize at Technex in Hindustan Times, but the link is lost.)

News Article
BHS students excel at BHUs Technex
HT Live CorrespondentAllahabad,
February 17

THE ACUMEN of students of the Boys' High School (BHS) & College in computer science was again at its best as three of them, all of class XI, were adjudged the best in the computer software category contest for the school-level participants at Technex 2006the annual technical festival of IT-BHU.

The prizes were given by Dr AK Agarwal, president, IT-Gymkhana.

The three-member BHS team, consisting of Pranjal Srivastava, Shubhanshu Mishra and Shikhar Bhatt, were warmly greeted by principal, CV Innes, on their return from Varanasi. "You have not only done your Alma Mater but entire Allahabad proud," he told them.

Thirty six models were put on exhibit by 16 participating schools at TECHNEX which is a national-level technical festival, being organised by IT-BHU since 1939.

The word TECHNEX stands for 'Technical Excellence'. The three-day annual event is intended to act as a springboard for students whose creativity is matched by their ability to implement ideas.

'A Web-Based Device Control System'the model presented by BHS participantsis an implementation of a web application and a switching circuit which enables the user to control devices from a remote location through the internet.

The web browser can even be on a mobile phone, thereby allowing the user to control the devices while being on the move.

The device can be any appliance running on 220 V, 5A, like fans, bulbs, tubes, etc.T

he web application is developed using PHP and HTML whereas C is used to interface with the hardware, the web server used is Apache.

The entire system works on GNU/Linux, which being an open source platform is completely free.

In order to provide a level of security, the web application requires authentication before the user can access the device control interface. The authentication data is stored in a MySQL database.

The password is stored as MD5, so that even if the server is compromised, the actual passwords are not revealed.

As most users use the same password at different places this mechanism will minimise the chances of identity theft.


IT-BHU: the new Spandan champions
Chronicle Editor @ Feb 19, 2006

Spandan 06 the inter faculty youth fest was organized in BHU. About 25 faculties participated in the mega event. This six day long event from 1st feb to 6th feb witnessed the clash of a number of students from various faculties in a number of events - theatre , literary, music, dance, fine arts being some of them.

After a long time Spandan witnessed active participation from IT. In the end IT ended up as individual champions in literary and theatre events and the overall CHAMPIONS for this year breaking the winning streak of Faculty Of Performing Arts from a past many years. Chandan Sharma of 3rd yr Mechanical Engg was the team leader and the team was motivated by the regular guidance of Prof. A.K. Agrawal and Dr . P.K. Mishra .


Papers galore at COMET
Chronicle Editor @ Feb 19, 2006

COMET (Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Technology), the biennial conference of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IT BHU was conducted successfully from the 27th to the 29th of January, 2006.

In its infant stages, COMET serves as a platform for discussions on the up and coming trends in engineering, especially those with implications for mechanical engineers through paper presentation contests in various categories. An astounding 100 papers were presented over the 3 days with a lions share coming from outstation participants who numbered 90, with representation from places as diverse as Coimbatore, Pune and Kharagpur.

The paper presentation contest was organized in various categories like material sciences, advanced manufacturing systems, automobiles, nanotechnology, robotics and automation etc. Keeping in tune with modern times, COMET also had software and design contests besides trivia contests in the form of quizzes and puzzles.

However, the major attraction was undoubtedly the guest lectures from industrialists and engineers who read the whos who in their respective fields. The inaugural was graced by the presence of Mr. Ramji Rao, director-engg, R&D, BHEL Delhi. The industrial presentations were conducted by the likes of Dr. Sanjay Chandra (TATA Steel, Jamshedpur), R. K. Malhotra (CGM, R&D, IOCL, Faridabad), Debashish Bhattacharya (DGM, Siemens, Delhi) and Dharmendra Hans (L&T, Lucknow); top executives with a BHU connection. The alumnus connection was not missed out in the valedictory either with citizen of the year, Mr. Ashok Saxena (CMD, HAL, Bangalore) distributing the prizes.

The conference under the able stewardship of Mr.Nitin Srivastava (student convener), Mr. Hemanshu Dhawan (student co- convener) and Prof. R.S Singh had its dose of fun and frolic too with the cultural night, in which students and professors set their inhibitions aside and displayed their finer talents. The ingenuity that went into the coining of the various events also elicited praise from various quarters including the director with the modulus of festivity (cultural night) and drill bits (software contest). The presence of sponsors like BHEL, ONGC, SBI, HAL, TATA Steel, Power grid and Bhushan Steel ensured that funds were not at a paucity which was evident in the grandeur surrounding the conduct of the event. If the promises of the incumbent organizers of COMET 2008 are anything to go by, the shining streak that passed will only be on heralded with greater hope in the future.


IT gets the first taste of THEATRE-LIT fusion
Chronicle Editor @ Feb 19, 2006

In keeping with the theme of fest-a-weekend, JHANKAAR and KSHITIZ were organized in the month of January, 2006. Where JHANKAAR, the music and dance extravaganza followed OPULENCE and was held on the 21st and the 22nd of January, KSHITIZ, the fusion of theatre and lit, succeeded it and was conducted from the 26th to the 29th of January along with COMET. This beehive of activity has just about ensured that academics are the last thing in anyones mind with the first periodicals approaching.

JHANKAAR has invariably been restricted to a night of frenzy over the years but this time around under the convener ship of Nishant Tripathi; JHANKAAR had a jam packed schedule over the two days with competition extending to the instrumentals too. Vocals, too were held under various categories. Preparations lasting for over a month bore fruit as the dances were performed in front of a fairly massive audience. The night of frenzy was however not missing as JHANKAAR wound up with the DHANDIYA NIGHT with traditionally attired gentlemen and ladies trying to get the better of one another with some fancy steps.

For an experiment, and KSHITIZ was nothing but that, this THEATRE-LIT FUSION had to go down as an unqualified success. Right from the name, everything about KSHITIZ was just a bit out of the ordinary. Serving as a platform for the entire IT junta to showcase its acting and literary prowess, something which had been restricted to the first yearites all these years, a festival like KSHITIZ was definitely long overdue. Even though the participation was a little bit on the lower side which was only to be expected considering the short notice at which the event was held, the KSHITIZ team led by Anjani Kumar Rai displayed exemplary foresight in conceiving the entire idea and finally implementing it. Where the lit part of the festival consisted of debate, extempore, turncoat, lexicomania, jam and dumb charades, theatre brought the best acting talent to the fore with skits, mimes, street plays, mono acts and mimicries. The star attractions were however the quiz conducted by renowned quizmaster, Parnab Mukherjee and the Kavi Sammelan. Kshitiz might have turned out to be a bit disappointing as far as participation goes but what cannot be debated is that the whole concept is here to stay.


OPULENCE ��..creative extravagance unleashed
Chronicle Editor @ Feb 19, 2006

OPULENCE, IT BHUs management festival was held on the 14th and 15th of January, 2006. In what was a special way to kick off the activity packed semester, OPULENCE lived up to its promise of being bigger and better as compared to its debut venture last year.

Opulence was conceptualized with the intention of canalizing all management and entrepreneurial activities, a must at any technological institute. With that objective in mind, Business Plan contest was introduced which elicited responses from some of the best B-schools in India, the result of which was the still talked about chai shop plan.

BHARAT DABHOLKAR (of AMUL advertisements fame) and ANANYA DUTT (model cum theatre artist) graced the inaugural and followed it up with a captivating workshop in which the nuances of advertising were discussed threadbare in keeping with OPULENCEs motto of unleashing creative extravagance. The ad making competition, which had entries even from the IIMs gained much relevance in the presence of Mr. Dabholkar with one of the themes being the launch of YUMMUL butter in India and Pakistan.

The case studies competition saw some of the budding executives racking their brains over an in-house marketing issue while the debate and the quiz (hosted by Rajiv Ranjan, a Mastermind India finalist) was well received as well. Prof. Chandra from IIM-A with his presentations on Amul and the Mumbai Dabbawaalahs illustrated how great stories were invariably built from scratch.

The panel discussion which was on the compatibility of IT and core sector jobs had alumni occupying top managerial posts as the panelists including Dr. Rajesh Tiwari (SVP, UTI BANK), Mr. Paresh Prasad (MD, WIPE INDIA) and Mr. Pramod Joshi (ex MD, SYNCATA). The organizing team led by Abhinav Singhal (student convener) with the able backing of Akshay Rajagopalan (co-convener), Pratyush Tiwari (creative head) and the charismatic Prof. B.B Bansal typified the essence of the event with their great organizational efficiency. OPULENCE was indeed OPULENT.

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