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On the occasion of the 70th foundation Day, IIT Kharagpur presented the prestigious Young Alumni Achiever Awards to felicitate and acknowledge the contribution of our alumni in their respective fields. Students’​ Alumni Cell, IIT Kharagpur congratulates them all! The awardees were as follows —

RUTVIK DOSHI [1999/B Tech/IM/RK]- Rutvik Doshi is a venture capitalist, and managing director at Inventus Capital India, one of India’s leading VC firms. As a Managing Director of Inventus, he has led investments into some of India’s best startups and helped raise capital for the firm. He has invested in 9 startups. …


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Being a KGPian has been a significant part of my identity since I joined the institute and I am sure must be the same with most of you. In quite some ways it has defined me and the pride it has instilled in me I can never repay for that.

Whenever I recall my days at KGP in tranquility I am flooded with nostalgia and emotions. Sometimes they are so overwhelming that it becomes difficult to imagine it’s been 40 years since we graduated from there. …


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I was talking to a friend this afternoon at lunch and I realised that I had quite a casual approach to my higher education after high school. I knew I wanted to be an engineer because I did not want to dissect earthworms, cockroaches and frogs in High School. In those days, there was little hype about engineering education in IIT, at least in my circle of friends, and other engineering colleges like BITS Pilani, VRCE, Nagpur, REC Trichy and REC Suratkal also being considered to be good enough choices for an engineering education.

I must have applied for about a dozen colleges and also appeared for the JEE exam. I was ably coached by the teachers at the SN Dasgupta college on Pusa Road in Delhi, where my father’s friend was the Principal. The strategies we were taught at SN Dasgupta included scanning the question paper to figure out what questions we could easily answer, and which would require an effort. We were encouraged to try to solve old question papers, with the emphasis on correctness rather than speed. …

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