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Applications are invited from students for 2012 Student Awards
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Applications are invited from our current students for the 2012 student awards by our alumni association (IT-BHU Global Alumni Association). The awards will be in the categories of Leadership, Achievement and Volunteer Awards, with details as follows:

1) Leadership Award:

This award is given to a student for showing demonstrated leadership for the student community in any field (such as campus activities, sports, music, drama, etc.)

2) Achievement Award

This award is given to a student for showing demonstrated achievement in any field (such as academics, research publications, competition, etc.)

3) Volunteer Award

This award is given to a student for showing demonstrated volunteer work on campus, for people around campus or for any social cause.

The last date for applying for the award is January 31, 2012.

For complete rules/regulations and to fill out application form, please go to the following link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDY3RVIxNzRLcDlrMzg4QXBlel9lNnc6MQ

For any questions, please contact Animesh Pathak (CSE 2003) at: aminesh@gmail.com.

Thanks,

Vish Narayanan (Electrical 1983)

Email: vish.narayanan@gmail.com

President,

IT-BHU Global Alumni Association

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IT to IIT Conversion Update
@ Dec 27, 2011
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As informed in the past issues, the IT (Amendment) 2010 Bill (IIT Bill) has been passed by Lok Sabha on March 24. The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) 2011 Bill is meant for converting IT-BHU to IIT-BHU and giving official status of IITs to the 8 new IITs.

As a next step, govt. tried to introduce it for Rajya Sabha several times, but Bill could not be passed by raising demands on other issues by the opposition during the introduction of the Bill in September.

The current parliament session (which began on November 220 has been extend till December 29, Still our Bill could not be presented in the Rajya Sabha. Our institute and alumni volunteers are taking up the case with the govt. and with members from opposition parties.

At present, it is not known when the bill will be taken up by the Rajya Sabha for approval.

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STUDENT STANDING UP FOR THEIR RIGHTS

Candle light march by the IT-BHU students on 19th December on the campus

On 19th and 20th December, the students of IT-BHU organized a march to protest against cheap politics coming in between lives of thousands of students, and the vision of Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviyaji.

Since the beginning of the winter session in Rajya Sabha, everyone had their fingers crossed, as the bill (IT Amendment Bill 2010, also known as IIT Bill) had successfully been passed by the Lok Sabha in March 2011. Due to adjournment every day during the first few weeks of the session, the bill was not put up. A student delegation comprising of current students (plus alumni whose degrees are on hold for the past two years) had meetings with key MPs at the Parliament, and had got an assurance for the bill getting passed in this session.

As the Rajya Sabha commenced with its first session, the bill was seen tabled in the Business of the day. But as each day passed, it was pushed down in the list. It was evident that the government was not considering it as an issue to be put up, as some political forces were against our bill.

At this point, the whole student community stood up for their rights, and demanded support from the government to bring the bill into discussion and pass it as soon as possible. On 19th morning, a group of students gathered near the portrait of Malaviyaji at BHU gate, and sang slogans in praise of Malaviyaji’s vision, at the same time urging all political parties to stop the political game as it was a question of deserving students, faculty, alumni and institute getting what they very duly deserve.

Media was present on the occasion, and questions raised by them were very appropriately answered by the students with detailed statistics as to what is the real scenario going to be if the conversion is stuck at this level. Leading print and electronic media covered the whole march, and ensured the students that their voices with reach all those who oppose the bill.

On 19th evening, the student team working for the conversion, comprising of Harmanpreet Singh, Electronics 4th year, and Karan Bajaj, CSE 3rd year, organized a candle light march from BHU gate to Assi Ghat. The only appeal to the government of India is to realize the vision of our founder, and the immense hard work students, alumni, faculty, and everyone who is part of our institute, have put in to make the bill reach its final stage.

Efforts are still on-going, as students continue their quest to keep alive Malaviyaji’s principles amidst the political fiasco.

Karan Bajaj (3rd yr CSE)

Student Team member

IT to IIT Conversion

karan.bajaj.cse09@itbhu.ac.in; karanbajaj23@gmail.com

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Chronicle needs news
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The Chronicle is the voice of our IT-BHU community. We need more news, reports, photos, etc. from students, faculty and alumni. Please send your news at: chronicle@itbhuglobal.org.

Deadline for submitting articles is 15th of each month.

Since we plan to publish chronicle issue by 25th of each month, we request our readers to send articles latest by 15th. Articles received later than that date will be published only if time permits. Please add “for chronicle” in the subject line.

Highlight of this issue

Campus View page

-New York based Pharma alumni from other engineering colleges in India donate for HPTLC (High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography) unit for Department of Pharmaceutics.

Alumni World page

- Report on 1961 batch (Mining/Metallurgy) golden jubilee reunion in Kerala

-Announcement for 1971 batch (civil, mechanical, electrical, electronics) reunion at our campus on 16-18th March 2012

-Madhava Syamlal (Chemical 1977) receives US Department of Energy Award

-Dr. A. Kumar appointed as Director of Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad

Interview page

-Interview with Dr. P. R. Chidambaram (Metallurgy 1986), Director of Technology, Qualcomm, California

Chronicle Extra page

-Complete with articles on science & Technology, IT, business, health, world politics, etc collected from leading newspapers and magazines around the world.

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Alumni from other colleges provide funding for HPTLC unit in our Pharma Dept.
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On the campus View page of this issue, we have published the news about setting up of HPTLC (High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography) in the Department of Pharmaceutics at our institute. The funding for this analyzer unit was provided partly by Banaras Hindu University and rest by a group of New York based Pharma alumni from other engineering colleges in India.

We all appreciate the generous donations made by these alumni and hope our alumni will take inspirations from it.

If you have any comments/suggestions, please write to:

Yogesh K. Upadhyaya (Chemical 1977)

Email: yogesh@optonline.net

For IT-BHU Global Alumni Association)

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