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Posts published in April 2013

Academic Research: An Interview with the Dean

Dr. Sarit K Das, who assumed office as the Dean, Academic Research, IIT Madras around three months ago talks to T5E about the research scene in the institute and the steps he’s planning to take.

Aakash Is The Limit!

On a quiet Saturday afternoon, Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala takes time off to talk to us about the low-cost Aakash 3 tablet project he is at…

May the Best Man Win

Anwesh Pokkuluri (B.Tech/EP/2014) writes about his experiences while deciding to contest, and later withdraw his candidature for the post of Students’ General Secretary. This year,…

On Being a Tech Entrepreneur

Harshwardhan Gupta is a mechanical engineer and a practicing machine designer. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the IIT Bombay in 1976. Gupta has been designing complex machines for the last 31 years. Most of these designs are India’s First, and many are World’s First. He has recently been named as a co-inventor in a U.S. Patent for Banknote Counting, Validating and Storage system for use on Gaming Tables in Casinos.

A Rendezvous With a Bombshell

The winning entry in the LitSoc Creative Writing (Solo) contest 2012-13, written by Rajaram Suresh

Institute Ice-cream Night

Following the recent findings that IITM graduates are more likely to go bald due to the extreme academic pressure they face in their college lives, the administration has begun a slew of measures to ensure that students feel more at home and relaxed in campus, especially during the end semester examinations.