Welcome to the IITBHU Chronicle, March 2015 Edition.
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Chronicle news
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 The next issue will be May 2015 issue, to be published by the middle of June (slightly delayed).

Chronicle is published six times a year in odd months (January, March, May, July, September and November)

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

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Editor: Yogesh K Upadhyaya (Chemical 1977). Email: yupadhyaya2003@yahoo.com.

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IIT Alumni 2015 Global Leadership Conference on July 24-26, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California
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 IIT Alumni 2015 Global Leadership Conference / The Internet of People

The IIT Global Leadership Conference is being held on July 24, 25 and 26, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California.

Just as the Internet connects computers/Things, the 2015 IIT Global Leadership Conference connects People, very bright people. The Internet of People (IoP), brings together 4,000 of the best minds, both IITian and non-IITian, to present science fiction like technology that will change your life, share secrets to success, and encourage giving back.


(Invitation from our alumni association Presidents to our alumni to attend the Pan-IIT meet 2015 at California. Around 3500 alumni across all IITs are expected to attend.)


Dear Friend,

Don't miss super early bird pricing for the best IIT Alumni Conference yet, to be held in Santa Clara, CA this year.

Network and collaborate with fellow IITians, experience great keynotes, animated panel discussions, intriguing fireside chats and eye popping entertainment. There is a Special Women’s day on July 23. All this and much more. But hurry, limited seats available at the lowest price, so register now at http://iit-2015.org/ .

Conference focused on Internet of People will look towards the ‘people infrastructure’ of the future, where everyone, everywhere is connected to the information, resources, and people that empower them to improve their own lives, as well as that of others, so they can Give Back, Achieve, Innovate, and iNspire and all of society will GAIN

Great keynotes, thought leadership and rocking panels on Giving back and Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Leadership, Road Less Traveled, Entrepreneurship, Education and Innovation tracks.

Why Attend?

  • Younger IITians: Meet and learn from the trendsetter IITians
  • Wanna be entrepreneurs: Link up with angels, VCs and experienced alums who can guide them
  • Entrepreneurs: Impress and hire the best; meet the biggies in the foodchain
  • Alums in Corporate world: Learn about the latest technology trends, corporate leadership etc.
  • Women Alumnae: Attend Women's Day in addition to the conference and learn to be “Super Juggler“ from the “Super Women” who have "been there, done just that"
  • Everyone: Network with fellow IITians, enjoy keynotes and engaging panels, get inspired and have fun!!

So RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW at super early bird price.

Vish Narayanan (EEE 1983)

President, IIT-BHU Global Alumni Association

 Email: vish.narayanan@gmail.com


Additional link:


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Experts among alumni needed to help appraise projects at IIT BHU
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 (Chronicle note: We are forwarding a request received from the Convener, Institute Industry Interface of the AIBA (Association of IIT-BHU Alumni) inviting applications from alumni to work as volunteers for the institute projects.)

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Dear Friends,

At the meetings held at IIT BHU with the Director and Deans during September and November 2014, the alumni under the i3 (Institute-Industry Interface) initiative had promised assistance to the projects under Design and Innovation workshop and Project Varanasi initiated at the Institute. A request has been received by the i3 from the Design and Innovation Hub IIT BHU to appoint alumni members to assist and review and evaluate around fifty-plus projects. Each project will produce a technical paper that needs to be appraised by the alumni working in close consultation to the Professor in charge designated for the Project.

Since each of these projects are pretty much detailed and need industry experts, I would like to use the forum of the IIT BHU chronicle to publicize the matter,  so that the alumni can either volunteer for participation or suggest names of batch-mates who would be willing and competent and who can be included in the team. Please send your mail of consent with a brief bio (less than 200 words) and your phone no, Mail ID and city to sen.sandip@gmail.com so that the names can be forwarded by us to the Design and Innovation Hub

We need a total of approx. 22 alumni members to support the effort so that each member is not overloaded nor slowing down the output of the students / teachers of the Institute.

Around 4 Alumni members from Chemical Engineering, 3 each from Mining and Metallurgy, 2 each from Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering and 1 each from Electronics, Computer Science, Ceramics, Material Science, Physics, Chemistry and Biochemical disciplines will be needed at this stage  to support the effort of the project work of the Design and Innovation Cell at IIT BHU.

The work is to review / evaluate the projects and give suggestions in consultation with the concerned professors associated. In case you do not have a prepared bio-data you can still send in your consent and send us the bio later which would be needed to create a data base for the i3 for projects in future. Interested alumni members may also send me a mail and ask for the list of projects to check their area of interest.

Thanks and Regards,

Sandip Sen (Mechanical 1976)

Convener, i3 initiative at IIT BHU

Email: sen.sandip@gmail.com





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Chronicle Feedback
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 The current chronicle issue (March 2015) contains the following news and articles:

Front page

* 2015 PanIIT Conference at Santa Clara, California on July 24 to 26-announcement

* Experts among alumni needed to help appraise projects at IIT BHU

*Obituary of Arvind Malaviya (Metallurgy 1986), who died in tragic industrial accident

News page                            

*Provides news on BHU, IITs and important national education news

* The book “The Birth & Revolution of Science” published by Dr. B. Bansal (Chemical 1967, IIT-Delhi)                                                                                                   

Reports page

* Career related articles

*An innovative rural school project in Varanasi. The school is coming up at 25 km from BHU campus to benefit rural children.  Prof. A. N. Tripathi and Prof. S. N. Upadhyay are among the trustees of Kesari Devi Trust. Alumni are requested to help fund this Rs. 6 crore project.

*Results announced for the election of 2015 Board of Directors for our alumni association (IIT-BHU global Alumni Association). The 14 directors are elected for 2-year term.

Campus View page

* Campus news:

-IIT-BHU graduates (Abhishek Poddar, Tanmay Pandya and Nikhar Jain of Chemical 2008/2009 batches) develop tech for safer, faster tyres. The technology was incubated at Technology Business Incubator, MCIIE of IIT-BHU.

-“Malaviya Chair” for Railway Technology was established at IIT (BHU) by Ministry of Railways. The Chair will do cutting-edge research on railway technology.

- Interview with Prof. V. N. Mishra (Dept. of Electronics Engineering) - ‘By The Time They’re Done, Banaras Will Be Dead’.

* Campus Reports:

- Nikhil Oberoi and Sajal Maheshwari (both 3rd year Mechanical) win Honda Foundation in India YES Award                                              .

- Technex’ 15 concludes at IIT-BHU

 * Students corner:

- Kashiyatra ’15 at IIT (BHU) - Report

- Tata Crucible Campus Quiz at IIT (BHU)-Report

--For the first time, campus parliament was established on the campus. There were 66 parliamentarians, selected among students using voting system.

Alumni World page

* Alumni meet and reunion reports:

- IIT (BHU) Alumni Meet UK Chapter in London (with Prof. A. K. Tripathi)- Report

-IIT (BHU) Alumni Association – Alumni mentoring session held at Emerson Network Power, Mumbai.

-The Pre-40 Reunion of class of 1976 at campus on January 10-12, 2015- Report.

* Following alumni news are published:

- Col. S. P. Wahi (retd.) (Electrical & Mechanical 1949) receives 2015 Urja Award from Govt. of India. He received this prestigious award from Union Mister Shri Arun Jaitley during Urja Sangam 2015 conference at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.

- Prof. Pradeep Rohatgi (Metallurgy 1961) elected as a 2014 Fellow National Academy of Inventors

- Dr. Manu Vora (Chemical 1968) receives 2015 IshiKawa ASQ Medal from American Society for Quality

- Ramesh Srinivasan (Metallurgy 1982) appointed as CEO of Innotrac Corporation

- Prashant Malaviya (Metallurgy 1983) appointed as Senior Associate Dean for Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

- Pushpinder Singh (Mechanical 1993), founder of Travelkhana, in Economic Times article

- Bathinda lad, Rahul Singla (2012 IIT-BHU alumnus) tops UPSC conducted CAPF exam

Interview page

We have published interview of alumni who are entrepreneurs in the field of providing education to school children:

* Interview with Imran Rashid (Ceramic 2012), Founder/Managing Director of Learnix Edutech

* Interview with Ms. Astha Sharma (Electronics 2006), Founder of Technomentis Edu Services

Topics page

*Scholarly published articles collected around the world on topics such as science and Technology, Business, arts, politics, education, health, world affairs, etc.

About Us page

*Information about Chronicle Publication


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Obituary of Arvind Malaviya (Metallurgy 1986)
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 We are extremely sad to inform you that our alumnus, Arvind Malaviya (Metallurgy 1986 batch) passed away on Thursday February 12, 2015. He died in a tragic industrial accident while at work at Visakhapatnam Steel Plant. He was working as Assistant General Manager at the plant.

May his soul rest in peace.

This sad news was forwarded to us by Dr. Sandeep Pandey (Mechanical 1986).


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(Arvind Malaviya-Facebook photo)


Vizag Steel Plant official dies in industrial mishap


VISAKHAPATNAM, February 12, 2015


A senior official of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant was found dead while on work on Thursday. Assistant General Manager Arvind Malaviya, 50, fell down in a chute (a rotating drum) in the sinter plant at around 4 p.m., according to union sources.

Though the cause of accident was not known immediately, efforts were on to retrieve the badly mutilated body. Sources said identity card and wallet of the deceased were recovered.

The sinter plant mixes and granulates iron ore fines and other fine material at high temperature to make a product to be used in the blast furnace.

An official of Corporate Communications said that they were yet to establish the identity of the deceased. While confirming death of an official, he said that they were trying to recover the body, which got entangled in the drum.


Tribute from classmates:

Arvind Malaviya was a gentle soul and a friend. He had strong spiritual disposition, and spent considerable time reading and discussing philosophical questions and had become an avid yoga practitioner. I will always treasure the times we spent together, discussing philosophical questions, enjoying musical sessions, specially his rendering of songs in his own inimitable style, and will miss his sunny disposition. I will also try and respect his wishes of giving back in some way to our alma-mater - IIT-BHU. May his soul rest in peace.

-By Satyendra Y. Trivedi, classmate, IIT-BHU, Metallurgy 1986. Email: shubhamt@hotmail.com.


मेरा तो जो भी कदम है वो तेरी राह में है, के तू कहीं भी रहे तू मेरी निगाह में है। I am dedicating this song to my lovely friend Arvind Malaviya who lost his life in an accident that took place last week in Vizag steel plant. My classmate from IIT Varanasi, Arvind was a highly spiritual person right from the beginning and a keen yoga practitioner. Mazaruh Sultanpuri's line that छुपा हुआ सा मुझी में है तू कहीं दोस्त, मेरी हंसी में नहीं है तू मेरी आह में है... has a strong spiritualistic connotations.

-By Sanjay Singh, classmate, IIT-BHU, Metallurgy 1986. Email: sks.sail@gmail.com.


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