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Published on November 30, 2008
The Chronicle November 2008 issue.
Vol.2008 : Issue 0011
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We are pleased to announce the chronicle November issue with a number of articles.

On the sad note, we have published obituary of Rahul Sharma (Ceramic 2005) who died in a tragic accident on November 4. Readers can pay tribute online in the comment box provided below the obituary.
The Report section contains overview of the seminar on natural technologies given by Prof. P. Ramachandra Rao at LNMIIT, Jaipur. The section contains some articles with varied interest background in Opinion sub-section. We welcome any topic (art, literature, poetry, story, science and technology, economics, book review, etc.) from our readers for our Opinion sub-section.
Under Campus View section, we have published news about research work on Linear Induction Motors being done at department of Electrical Engineering by Prof. S. N. Mahendra and his team. This work has major implication for metro railways and we are proud of achievement by Prof. Mahendra. We have also published his interview in Interview section. We are also pleased to announce the Fellowship award by INAE to Prof. S. N. Upadhyay (Director) and Prof. N. K. Mukhopadhyay (Metallurgy dept.) for their extraordinary work in respective engineering fields.
Also published in Campus View section is achievement by our students, Mohit Modi and Chandan Kumar, who won the preliminary round of GE energy challenge, held at Bangalore campus.
Under Alumni World section, details are provided for CoR election by alumni association. This section also contains alumni profile of Yogish Lavanis for starting GREedge firm to help students prepare for GRE exam.
The Interview section contains 3 interviews. It contains interview of our Prof. S. N. Mahendra (dept. of Electrical Engineering) about his pioneer research in Linear Induction Motors. Another interview is that of Devender Singh maun, 2nd year Ceramic Engineering student, who recently won competition for his uniquely designed water filter for rural application. There is also interview of Mr. V. K. Menon, Senior Director, Admissions and Financial Aid, ISB Hyderabad. We hope this interview will be useful to our students/alumni who wish to pursue MBA program at premier institutes.
We need more news. Please send your news and feedback at: chronicle@itbhuglobal.org.
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Praharsh Sharma ECE2010 @ Nov 30, 2008
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The amendment to the IIT Act, 1961 is likely to come up in the winter session of Parliament, which will start on December 8.

The govt. plans to add the names of 8 new IITs and IT-BHU in the list of IITs by amending the IIT Act. Before IIT Act is amended, govt. has to complete all the necessary formalities and ensure that all pending issues pertaining to the institutes under the Act are resolved. For example, locations of new IITs are to be finalized, and finance allocation is to be reconfirmed with Planning Commission.

Our alumni volunteers and institute administration are meeting HRD ministry officials and other govt. officials almost every month to follow up with the matter. According to informed sources, conversion of our institute to IIT is under active consideration by the HRD ministry. It is hoped that the conversion will be complete before the start of next academic session, i.e. latest by July 2009.


Additional Link:

Govt. to amend Institutes of Technology Act, for new IITs

http://www.zeenews. com/Nation/ 2008-09-23/ 471310news. html

New Delhi, Sept 23: The government will table an amendment to the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961, in the coming session of Parliament to make the new IITs eligible to award degrees to students.

The new IITs, started this year, are operating as societies at present. To be an institute with power to award degrees, the names of the new IITs have to be incorporated into the existing Act.

"A draft of the Institute of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2008, is ready. It will be tabled in Parliament in the coming session," a senior official in HRD Ministry said.

Six new IITs have been started in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Orissa, Punjab and Gujarat from this year. Academic activities in these institutes are either run by mentor IITs or in temporary campuses.

"They have been started as societies. If the Act is not amended and their names are not incorporated into the Act, they cannot award degrees. A society cannot award degrees to students," the official said.

The Act was earlier amended in 1994 when IIT Guwahati came into existence.

Of the seven existing IITs, the ones at Delhi, Mumbai, Kanpur, Guwahati and Chennai had come up as registered societies.

After the amendment, the new IITs will act as autonomous bodies and take up their own activities. They can design their courses and will enjoy financial autonomy as well, the official said.

Apart from six new IITs, which have already started functioning, two new IITs will come up in the state of Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. There is also a proposal to upgrade the Institute of Technology, BHU, into an IIT.

The new institutes have recruited students. However, they do not have campuses and directors. The directors and chairmen of board of governors of the mentor IITs are acting as directors and chairmen of the new IITs.

The government has allocated Rs 2,000 crore in the 11th Plan for these institutes. State governments have provided 500 to 600 acres of land for establishment of each of the new IITs.


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Sad demise of Rahul Sharma (Ceramic 2005)
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(Chronicle note: We are sad to announce the untimely demise of our alumnus, Rahul Sharma from Ceramic 2005. He died on November 04, 2008 in a tragic accident in his hometown in Bihar. May his soul rest in peace. Chronicle team, along with IT-BHU community, shares the grief about this sad news. The news was forwarded to us by Shushant Kumar (Ceramic 2005). His tribute to Rahul is posted below. Shushant can be contacted at: sush.singh@gmail.com)


                                           Rahul Sharma.jpg 

                                                                                                           (Late Rahul Sharma) 

Rahul Sharma, Ceramics Engineering batch of 2001-05, passed away in an unfortunate accident in his native place in Begusarai Bihar on 4th November 2008.   

Born to Mr. and Mrs. R. P Sharma on 22 September 1981, Rahul did his schooling in Begusarai and Patna in Bihar. Rahul has left behind his parents and two elder brothers.  

After IT-BHU, Rahul started his professional career with Calance in Gurgaon. He had shifted to q3 technologies in Gurgaon in the end of October 2008. Rahul was recognized as a hardworking and intelligent professional who used to add fun to the team. He was loved by everyone in his firm and had made some very good friends.  

Besides his ‘down to earth’ and fun loving nature, Rahul was an ambitious youngster who had come a long way from his initial struggle days in a small town in Bihar. Unfortunately, only when he had started to spread his wings, he was taken away from us. 

Rahul was a popular figure among his batch mates and especially the juniors – who loved to flock around him and get a few tips about living life to the fullest. That’s what he knew the best – living life to the full. He was the one who could light up our day – leave us rolling in laughter even when we were stressed with mundane things in college. Besides, he was a great human being, a nice person who loved to make friends.  

He loved cricket and was a very good fast bowler. I remember his passion to swing the ball in the DG hostel ground – where he used to bowl for hours. That’s what he was – passionate about little things in life, prankster at times, a source of joy for all of us. 

 It’s a great loss for our batch of Ceramics 2005, to have lost one of our best. We pray for peace to him and his family members.   

By Shushant Kumar

(Ceramic 2005)

Email: sush.singh@gmail.com


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July 31, 2011 8:27 AM

Loss of qualified engr from family to country due to untimely death is simply painful. What can be done to family from big BHU_IT brothers should be communicated and if required this can be discussed.

January 22, 2009 11:45 AM

Loss of qualified engr from family to country due to untimely death is simply painful. What can be done to family from big BHU_IT brothers should be communicated and if required this can be discussed.

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January 1, 2009 5:39 PM
 Kunal Dutta said:

This is really very sad and unfortunate. I can't even the imagine the pain his parents must be passing through. It goes to show how uncertain the human life is.
May God bring peace to his family, and may his soul rest in peace.

December 31, 2008 5:26 AM
 Brijesh said:

I pray god to give peace to kis soul and strength to his family to bear this loss.

December 31, 2008 4:10 AM
 Raj Paode said:

May his soul rest in peace and may god give his family the strength to bear this tragic loss.


December 25, 2008 10:26 AM
 Parijat Naha Civil '06 said:

Really devastating news... may his soul rest in peace.

December 22, 2008 2:45 PM
 Ajay Prasad EE00 said:

This is very sad news. May God bless his family and his soul rest in peace.

December 22, 2008 11:40 AM
 sunil kumar singh said:

May his soul rest in peace

sunil mech 09

December 19, 2008 1:00 AM
 Naresh singh said:

I don't know him but i am very sad to hear about rahul bhaiya.It is loss of whole institute.May be god has better plan for him.

December 18, 2008 1:34 PM
 Kavita said:

May his soul rest in peace

December 18, 2008 7:24 AM
 Bipin Pandey said:

May his soul rest in peace.

December 16, 2008 2:04 PM
 Pushpendra Kumar said:

This is extremely sad news. May God give strength to his family and near and dear ones to bear this loss.

-Pushpendra Kumar Gupta

December 16, 2008 12:17 PM
 Amaresh Kumar Pradhan said:

Mr. and Mrs Sharma

Plz accept my sincere condolences on the loss of
Rahul bhaiya. I pray god to provide peace to his soul. I didnt know him personally...but being a passout of BHU, I know one thing it is a loss to the whole BHU.
Amaresh Kumar Pradhan
batch of 2008

December 16, 2008 5:01 AM
 sandeep kumar said:

heartbreaking moment for us, We lost one precious Gem. May God give peace to his divine soul

December 15, 2008 9:24 AM
 sandeep kumar said:

heartbreaking moment for us, We lost one precious Gem. May God give peace to his divine soul

December 15, 2008 9:23 AM
 sandeep singh said:

this is really sad to abt rahul bhaiya....
all i want to say is he was a gem of person.

December 15, 2008 4:54 AM
 atul shukla said:

tragic and sad.my heartfelt condolences

December 15, 2008 2:47 AM
 Udai Singh said:

Dear Mrs & Mr Sharma ,

It is extremely sad to learn about sudden demise of your child.
May God give enough courage & strength to both of you & rest of the family to bear this immense loss.

Udai , Elec , 1991.

December 14, 2008 5:16 PM
 Praveen lodha said:

Dear Mrs & Mr R P sharma,

We heart grieves at your child's tragic loss.
No words of comforting can repair your loss.
Sometimes Silence is the only answer to tide over this difficult time.

Dear friends,
When we lose someone, we shouldn't lose the ideals , and inspirations that the departed , had stood for.

Share your knowledge, ideas , and learning from your experiences . It is a way to acheive immortality.


Praveen Lodha, '82 Mech

December 14, 2008 3:49 AM
 Praveen Singh said:

It was a sad news. My heartfelt condolences.

December 14, 2008 3:27 AM
 Mahesh Bang said:

It was really sad to hear. Rahul was such a nice and cool guy. We worked together in calance. God please give strength to his family in this difficult situationand peace to his soul

December 14, 2008 3:10 AM
 Yogendra Narayan Pandey said:

This is a really sad and shocking news. May his soul rest in peace. It's a loss for the whole batch for sure. Really sad.

December 14, 2008 12:04 AM
 Akhilesh Khemka said:

Have known Rahul since 1st year at Rajputana. He was a ever smiling guy with a witty humour. It was a shock hearing about the tragedy. Dear God, please provide strength to his family and peace to his soul.

December 13, 2008 6:10 PM
 Suman Saurabh said:

Rahul Bhaiya, as we all came to know when we joined in 2003, was a great enthusiast of Cricket and a true person at heart. The short association I had with him at Limbdi hostel was a great experience for me. The biggest lesson he used to preach was of "Living life to the fullest". I feel deeply moved by this incident. May God provide strength to his family and peace to his soul.

December 11, 2008 6:17 AM
 Sharad Oberoi said:

This is indeed shocking and sad.
May his warm memories soothe his family and friends in this difficult time and help them be at peace.

December 10, 2008 8:22 PM
 Anshul Gupta said:

A great guy to know, he could add spark to any conversation with his witty remarks. Ever smiling and ready to help, we have had many a good time at Calance and IT-BHU. May God bring peace to his family and his soul rest in peace.

December 9, 2008 4:20 AM
 Siddharth Gupta said:

This is extremely sad to hear. He was a great guy.

December 8, 2008 8:35 PM

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