The Chronicle is a monthly online news magazine published by IT-BHU Global Alumni Association (IBGAA). Its first issue was published 6 years ago (May 2005 issue). The magazine represents news and views of IT-BHU (Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi) community including: students, alumni, faculty and administration. The magazine’s views are independent to those of alumni association or the institute.
The magazine faithfully records all the news and events happening for the IT-BHU community (hence the name chronicle-recorder of events). It publishes news and articles from a variety of published sources, which are important for the engineering students and professional engineers.
The magazine is published around 25th of each month. It is mass emailed to 11,000 alumni, students and faculty of the institute. Moreover, about 5,000 estimated students/alumni from other engineering colleges and from BHU read it regularly.
Chronicle collects important news and events info from various sources including news media, such as newspapers, magazines, online journals, etc. Chronicle publishes news articles and information for the benefits of community associated with the national level premier institute. It does not profit from publication in any form including: donations, contribution from members, online advertisements, etc. If any news media feels that this is not done in a proper way, they can contact us at the following email address.
Similarly, none of the published articles (created by chronicle team efforts) has copyright on it and others are free to copy or distribute it in any form without our permission. If they feel, they can mention the source as “IT-BHU Chronicle”.
Collaboration with search engines:
The magazine has entered into collaboration with leading search engines, such as Google, MSN, AOL, Yahoo!, etc. Because of this, many articles appear in the first 3 pages of search.
After publication of each issue, the crawlers from different search engines (with whom we have collaborations) set into the motion on the main page. Each crawler moves slowly (slowly because there are millions of crawlers working at different websites for a search engine and wait in queue for reporting a new entry to the main server of the search engine) from the front page to the inner pages. The articles appear in Google search results 1-2 weeks after the article is published.
FAQ about Chronicle
How often does the magazine appear?
The IT-BHU Chronicle Magazine is published online each month, around 25th of the month.
What is the magazine’s mission?
The purpose of The IT-BHU Chronicle Magazine is to provide a quality, centralized institute magazine that integrates and disseminates points of pride to all alumni to inspire, promote, and facilitate alumni connection to, participation in, and support of the institute. Although it is run by alumni, it covers news and articles of entire IT-BHU community, including those of students, faculty, staff, administration and alumni.
Who gets the magazine?
Over 11,000 alumni, faculty, staff, and students of the institute receive the published issue by mass email. Moreover, the magazine is also read by thousands of students/alumni of other engineering colleges.
Who publishes the magazine?
The Chronicle magazine is published by IT-BHU Global Alumni Association, with registered office at 120 Briarwood Drive, North Brunswick, NJ 08902, USA. The server is located in California.
How do you submit a letter/news/article to the editor?
You can e-mail it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
What kinds of stories do you look for?
We invite our readers to experience stories about the people, programs, accomplishments, and challenges of the IT-BHU community including alumni, students, faculty and institute. We seek story ideas from a variety of sources—internally and externally.
Can I use news and articles from Chronicle to publish elsewhere in other media (blogs/magazines, etc.)?
Yes, none of the published articles has copyright on it and others are free to copy or distribute it in any form without our permission. If they feel, they can mention the source as “IT-BHU Chronicle”.
Do you use freelance writers?
Not at this time.
Can I place an advertisement in the magazine?
No. At this time, the magazine does not accept or solicit paid advertisements.
Earlier, the magazine was published in single-page format, resulting in difficulty in accessing articles at the bottom by the readers. Since August 2008, the magazine is divided into 8 sections, called pages. Each page can be accessed by clicking the corresponding tab on the Tab on the top. The sections are as follows:
Home page: Contains list of all the articles in the issue, brief overview of the issue, editorial, feedback, obituary, any special message to readers, etc.
News page: Contains only news, in different categories. It contains news about IT-BHU, BHU, publication news, Varanasi news, national educational news and IIT news. Mostly the source is directly from news media.
Reports page: Contains special reports, opinion articles, career, other reports (such as college rankings, Indian election reports, JEE students list, etc.) which cannot be published in other sections.
Campus View page: Contains news from campus (by student reporters or from news media), campus reports (of cultural events, seminars, etc.) and students, corner (special articles).
Alumni World page: Contains news update from alumni association, alumni projects, alumni chapter meets and campus reunions, alumni profile (special reporting activities (such as business start-up, social work) by alumni, alumni news (from news media).
Interviews page: Contains interviews conducted of alumni (and students/faculty) for alumni having a distinguished record in the field of research, teaching, business, corporate world, social work, etc.
Chronicle Extra page: This page contains articles of general interests collected from a variety of public sources. The articles can be from the blogs or articles from leading magazines, news media about science & technology; business & economy; health & life sciences; PC, internet & information technology; art, literature, politics & life style. It also has section for photo gallery covering photos of recent world events.
About Us page: Contains basic info about the magazine. This includes chronicle team, magazine sections, contact info, copyright and ownership information, etc.
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Chronicle is published by a team of volunteers. The list of team members is as follows:
1) Yogesh K. Upadhyaya (Chemical 1977) – email@example.com
2) Manu Goyal (Mechanical 1993) – goyalmanu[AT]gmail.com
3) Anshuman Singh (Electrical 1998) – firstname.lastname@example.org
4) Puneet Bindlish (Mining 2002) –Puneet.Bindlish[AT]min02.ITBHUGlobal.org
5) Animesh Pathak (CSE 2003) - animesh[AT]gmail.com
6) Keerty Nath (CSE 2004) – Keerty@gmail.com
7) Rahul Hari (CSE 2006) -email@example.com
8) Praharsh Sharma (ECE 2010) – firstname.lastname@example.org
9) Devender Singh Maun (Ceramic 2011) - devender.maun[AT]gmail.com
10) Aviral Srivastava (Mechanical 2012) avirals1[AT]hotmail.com
11) Karan Bajaj (CSE 2013) email@example.com
Editor: Yogesh K. Upadhyaya. Email: Yogesh@optonline.net
For any questions or suggestions or for submitting news, articles, etc., please contact us at: chronicle[AT]itbhuglobal.org
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