from all the IIT's converged at India Expo Center, Greater Noida,
NCR Delhi, for a three-day (29th to 31st October 2010) networking
and brainstorming session. President Pratibha Devisingh Patil
inaugurated the PanIIT 2010 conclave through a video speech on
29th October, 2010. This year the PanIIT 2010 Global Conference
focused on good governance, knowledge based economy, an entrepreneurial,
innovative, equivalent and happy society. Speaking to delegates
through a video message, President Patil appreciated the theme
of the conclave - Sustainable Transformation - Our New India
- and said that it was very relevant to the changes taking place
around us. She also called for the development of technology with
low carbon footprint. The President appreciated efforts taken
by the organisers to hold this conclave which she regarded as
highly important for building public, private and civil society
partnership in the country. The other dignitaries who participated
in the conference were Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Dr. Sam Pitroda, Mr.
Arun Seth, Mr. Vijay Thadani, Mr. Hari Padmanabhan, Mr. R. S.
Pawar, Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwallia, Mr. H E Lyonchhoen Jigme Y
Thinley, Sri Sri Ravishankar and Mr. Kapil Sibal. The IIT Kanpur
delegation consisting of Prof. Sanjay G. Dhande (Director), Prof.
Sanjeev K. Aggarwal (Dean, Resource Planning and Generation),
Prof. Manindra Agrawal (Chairman, Golden Jubilee Committee), Prof.
Kripa Shankar (Secretary Alumni Association), Prof. N. Vyas (Department
of Mechanical Engineering), Dr. Sameer Khandekar (Department of
Mechanical Engineering) and staff of Dean, Resource Planning and
Generation participated in the Conference. About 550 IIT Kanpur
alumni from across the world attended the meet.
Honours and Awards
Department of Chemical Engineering, has been elected Fellow of
the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) in Chemical Engineering,
for the year 2010.
Manindra Agrawal, Department
of Computer Science and Engineering, has been awarded the Third
World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Prize in Mathematics, for the
R. P. Chhabra,
Department of Chemical Engineering, has been elected Fellow of
the National Academy of Sciences.
Department of Material Science and Engineering, has been awarded
the '2010 Young Metallurgist of the Year by the Ministry
of Steel, Government of India.
Department of Material Science and Engineering, has been selected
for the "Best Metallurgist of the Year" Award, funded
by the Ministry of Steel .
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been selected
for the IEI (Institution of Engineer India) Young Engineers Award
2010 - 2011 in Materials Science and Engineering discipline.
Anindita Chakrabarti, Department
of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been awarded the Dr. M.
N. Srinivas Memorial Prize 2010 for her paper titled "Judicious
Succession and Judicial Religion: Internal Conflict and Legal
Dispute in Religious Reform Movement in India
Prof. Anoop Singh, Department of Industrial Management
and Engineering, has authored a book titled "Inter-fuel Substitution,
Industrial Energy Demand and Carbon Emissions" along with
Prof. Kirit S Parikh, former Director, IGIDR (Indira Gandhi Institute
of Development Research), Mumbai and Prof. Jyoti Parikh, Executive
Director, IRADe (Integrated Research and Action for Development).
It has been published by VDM Verlag Publishers, Germany.
Prof. S. N. Singh, Department
of Electrical Engineering has authored a book titled "Basic
Electrical Engineering". It has been published by PHI Learning
Pvt Ltd, India.
Prof. Saumyen Guha and Prof. Rajesh
Srivastava, Department of Civil Engineering have authored
a book titled, "Numerical Methods for Engineering and Science".
It has been published by Oxford University Press, New Delhi under
Oxford Higher Education Series.
Dr. George T. Schmidt gave
two lectures on 31st October 2010 under the IEEE distinguished
Lecture. The first lecture was titled, Inertial System and
Global Positioning System Technology Trends and the second
lecture was titled, Inertial Navigation Systems and Global
Positioning System Integration: Architectures and Performance
Comparisons. George T. Schmidt is a Distinguished Lecturer
for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society. He is also a Lecturer
in Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute
of technology (MIT) and an industry consultant in guidance, navigation,
and control. He is currently Director of the NATO Research and
Technology Agency (RTO) Lecture Series on Low Cost Navigation
Sensors and Integration Technology.
R. K. Amit joined the Department of Industrial Management
Subhajit Roy joined the Department of Computer Science
Sudib K. Misra joined the Department of Civil Engineering
2010 - The Fire Within
Antaragini 2010 - The Fire Within: The annual three-day
cultural festival of IIT Kanpur began from 21st October, 2010.
The fest was inaugurated by film director Mahesh Bhatt and IITK
Director Prof. Sanjay G. Dhande. Over 1,500 students from 80 educational
institutes across the country participated in the festival this
year. This year's theme was 'Indian cinema' focusing on vivid
facets of Indian cinema. Eminent personalities from the Indian
Film industry like Mahesh Bhatt, Saurabh Shukla, Sekhar Kamulla,
Vasundhara Das etc. graced the occasion. Antaragni had something
to cater to everybody's tastes: be it cultural competitions, rock
shows and contests, or enlightening panel discussions, talks and
workshops, personality contests, or fashion shows and discotheque.
Competitions were held in eight categories- Dance, Dramatics,
Musicals, nglish Literary, Hindi Literary, Films and Photography
and Quiz. This year Ritambhara was transformed into a full-fledged
fashion fiesta. Under 'India Inspired' a panel discussion on 'The
Cinema vs. The Viewer' was organized. For the first time, students
held the unique event called 'Model United Nations' conference.
The conference aimed at enabling its participants to emerge as
global citizens and look at global problems from a different perspective.
The rock show was headlined by the band Theme Clones, while the
Professional Show witnessed an amazing performance by Pakistani
singer Shafqat Amanat Ali.
- Inter College Sports Festival
Udgosh, the annual inter college sports
festival, of IIT Kanpur was held from 16th to 19th
September, 2010. The event witnessed participation from over 20
colleges from all over the country competing in Athletics, Badminton,
Basketball, Chess, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Squash, Table Tennis,
Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball and Weightlifting. Besides, there
were many informal events like Motivational Talks, Gymnastic Shows,
Sport Quizzes, screening of movies and live matches. The four-day
event gave an opportunity to students to showcase their sporting
talents, and compete against some of the best teams from across
the nation. IIT Kanpur was the champion of the sports event with
8 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 3 bronze medals.