Welcome to the IITBHU Chronicle, March 2016 Edition.
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Chronicle news
@ Mar 27, 2016
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 The next issue will be May 2016 issue, to be published by the end of May.

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

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@ Mar 28, 2016
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The current chronicle issue (March 2016) contains the following news and articles.

Front page

-Obituary of Shri Amarnath Gupta (Mechanical 1940)

-Obituaries of Shri U. P. Singh (Mechanical 1971) and Shri R. Ranjit Aiyer (Civil 1971)

News page                            

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

-IITs may increase tuition fees three-fold from next year

Reports page

-Historical article: The last woman standing-Maharani Jinda imprisoned by Britishers in 1850s at Fort Chunar, Benares

Campus View page

* Campus News:

-Prof. P. K. Mishra appointed as Head of Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Technology

* Campus Reports:

-Technex, techno-management extravaganza of IIT-BHU begins      

-SAIC Cell formed on campus

- Prof. S. N. Upadhyay appeals to alumni abroad for funding of BRSI -Kashi Hindu Vishva Vidyalaya – Shatabdi Puraskaar (Centenary Award)

- Alumni World page

* Following alumni news are published:

- Sunil Khanna (Electronics 1976) elected as CII, Maharashtra Chairman

- Prabhat Kumar (Mechanical 1977) takes charge as Chief Executive Officer of Meja Thermal Power

- Mr. Rajendra K. Verma (Civil 1979) takes over as new Secretary, Railway Board

- Arpwood Capital (founded by Rajeev Gupta, Mechanical 1980) retained as adviser by Lafarge for the transaction

- Kameswara Rao (Mechanical 1988), partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd (PwC)

- Nikesh Arora (Electrical 1989), Chief Operating Officer of SoftBank will lead the overseas unit

- CL Educate (CFO-Nikhil Mahajan, Electrical 1991) to file for IPO by end of March

- Dr. Anil Bhardwaj (PhD, Applied Physics 1992) Bhardwaj -Principle investigator of the Mars Exospheric Neutral Composition Analyser (MENCA)

- Mritunjay (Munjay) Singh (Electronics 1992), President for the Services business at Persistent Systems

 -Technology will be the great unifier of government programmes-says Dr. Arvind Gupta (Electronics 1992)

- An article about Silicon published by Srikanth Kommu (Chemical 1994)

- Ganesh Rengaswamy (Chemical 1996), co-founder and partner, Quona Capital in a news article

- Ratan Tata Invests In Firstcry (founded by Amitava Saha (Mechanical 1997)

- Vikas Purohit (Mechanical 2000), Vice- President of Paytm Bank

- Varun Grover (Civil 2003) wins award as Best Lyricist at 63rd National Film Awards 2016

- CareOnGo (Co-founded by Yogesh Agarwal, Electrical 2009) among winners of startup companies at LetsIgnite Summit

- Biopharma & Chemistry digital native media company “Medgenera” launched by Pankaj Mishra (M. pharm 2013)

*Alumni Projects

- IIT BHU Alumni: Request for Financial Support for Internship & Conferences for Students

- IIT-BHU alumni funded continuing tuition scholarships for students

- First Malaviya Entrepreneurs Mixer 19th March at New Delhi. Close to 40 startups/entrepreneurs participated among our alumni.

*Alumni Meet

The IIT-BHU Alumni Association of Western India alumni Meet at Mumbai on March 12- Report

Interview page

- Interview with Rajan K. Pillai (Mechanical 1977), CEO & MD of Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited (ISPRL). Rajan is called “Cavern man of India”. He pioneered govt. efforts to store petroleum and petroleum products underground caverns for strategic interest, national security and as hedge against potential disruption of oil and oil products.

-- Interview with Archit Agarwal and Soumyadeep Paul (both 3rd year Mechanical Engineering students) – winners of Honda Y-E-S Awards for 2015

 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
Obituary of Shri R. Ranajit Aiyer (Civil 1971)
@ Mar 27, 2016
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 We are sad to announce that Shri R. Ranajit Aiyer, our alumnus (Civil 1971) passed away in December 24, 2015. The sad news was sent to us by Mr. Om Prakash Azad (Civil 1971).

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(Shri R. Ranajit Aiyer-older photo)

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 (Shri R. Ranajit Aiyer addressing the Reunion meet in March 2013 in Swatantrata Bhavan, BHU)

Chronicle shares grief with the family of Shri R. Ranjit Aiyer. May his soul rest in peace.

 Following info by his son, Mr. Sourajit Aiyer:

My father died of Illness due to Liver Cirrhosis. He died in Mumbai on 24 Dec 2015. Surviving family members are: Sourajit Aiyer (Son), Amrita De Aiyer (Daughter), Arnab De (Son in Law), Allegra De (Granddaughter).

His professional profile:

He did Engineering from IIT-BHU Varanasi, and schooling from St. Xavier’s, Kolkata. He worked with Isolux Corsan, Tata Projects, RPG Transmission, Italframe Ltd and HK Sen & Associates. His personal hobbies and interests included music (Jazz, Instrumental).

Sourajit Aiyer

March 28 2016

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Obituary of Shri U. P. Singh (Mechanical 1971)
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 We are sad to announce that Shri U P Singh, our alumnus (Mechanical 1971) passed away in March, 2016. The sad news was sent to us by Mr. Om Prakash Azad (Civil 1971). Shri U P Singh was resident of New Delhi.

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Shri U. P. Singh (in college days)

Chronicle shares grief with the family of Shri U. P. Singh. May his soul rest in peace.

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Obituary of Shri Amarnath Gupta (Mechanical 1940)
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 We are sad to announce that Shri Amarnath Gupta, our alumnus (Mechanical 1940) passed away on 28th February, 2016. The sad news was forwarded to us by Dr. Arvind Gupta (Electronics 1992). Shri Amarnath Gupta was grandfather of Ms. Shuchita Gupta, wife of Dr. Arvind Gupta.

Chronicle shares grief with the family of Shri Amarnath Gupta. May his soul rest in peace.

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Biography/Tribute to Shri Amarnath Gupta

Here is the obituary received from Ms. Shuchita Gupta:

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(Shri Amarnath Gupta)

Shri Amarnath Gupta, died peacefully in his sleep on 28th February, 2016, at a ripe age of 97.

He is survived by his 3 daughters, Shashi Mittal, Manju Nath and Madhu Gupta. He left behind a blessed parivar of 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

He came from a family of 10 brothers and sisters. He passed out from BENCO (now IIT-BHU) in 1940 as a mechanical engineer and joined DCM at a princely monthly salary of Rupees 75/- per month. He worked in DCM and then as Chief engineer at Daurala Sugar Works (unit of DCM) and Jay Engineering;  finally retiring from Jay Engineering as General manager.

He laid a lot of emphasis on education, ensuring his 3 daughters studied well – MA; MA, B. Ed and MBA (1972 batch). Similarly he was proud to have highly educated son-in-laws: Member, Central board of Direct Taxes; Vice –President, TELCO; and CFO, Hughes software (subsidiary of General Motors). His grandchildren –boys and girls and their spouses are highly educated and highly successful in their respective work spheres

He was a very calm person and rarely lost his temper. Till date, many of the younger generation whom he nurtured, looked upon him as their mentor and guide. He was a disciplinarian and very punctual- the sight of him walking in the driveway of the factory, before the factory gates were officially open, ensured that no one came late to work.

His great-grandchildren were looking forward to celebrating his 100th birthday.

We are proud to have him as our family head.

-Ms. Shuchita Gupta

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