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Centre for Alumni Affairs & International Relations (CAAIR) is the nodal centre in the National
Institute of Technology Durgapur for liaison with REC/NIT Durgapur alumni all across the globe,
initiating research/academic collaboration with universities and organizations in India and abroad
and other outreach activities. NIT Durgapur is proud to have more than 24000 engineers,
technocrats, scientists, managers and entrepreneurs as its global brand ambassadors. CAAIR makes
all-out efforts to get them involved in the all-round development and growth of the Institute. It
supports the Institute’s mission by way of continually opening up opportunities that strengthens
the mutually beneficial bond between the institute and its alumni. This promotes and encourage the
alumni to disseminate professional knowledge through seminars and interaction with the students
and faculty. NIT Durgapur is also striving to break the barriers and reach out to the national and
international universities and organizations by way of collaborative activities like joint research
supervision, publications, projects and student exchange. The Centre initiates all such activities. The
Centre also coordinates various outreach activities with the community.
Prof. Anupam BasuDirector, NIT Durgapur
oEAL by Mr. Anirban Sengupta, 7:00PM on Skype. "Choosing right career path in Technology amongst ever changing global trends"
EAL Mr. Deepal Kanti Das(2009, B.Tech, Mechanical)(MS & MBA(Gold Medalist)National University of Singapore) will be speaking on Recession-Proof Career Strategies. Mr Deepal Kanti Das is Business Operations and Alalytics Manager in Dell Technologies, Singapore
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Eminent Alumni Lecture Series goes ! Mr. Rajib Ghosh(1997, BE, Mechanical Engg.) will speak about Covid Impact on Employment & Remedies: Large Enterprises VS Startups. Mr. Rajib Ghosh is Co-Founder & CRO Kornchain Limited, London, Greater London, UK
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CAAIR brings the first Eminent Alumni Lecture on Online Platform.. All are requested to be a part of this Online Alumni Lecture by Dr. Mou Sen (Alumna, B.E. 1996 CHEMICAL ENGG.) on the Topic Post COVID-19 Career Options for Engineers. You are requested to click the Skype link . Time : 7:00 pm
Eminent Alumni Lecture by Prof. S.K. Saha (1983, ME), IIT Delhi
Industry-Institute Interaction with JCB India Ltd.
Eminent Alumni Lecture, by Mr. Subir Chowdhury (1981, ME), CEO, JCB India Ltd.
Eminent Alumni Lecture by Mr. J P Bhattacharya (1982, EE), Founder & MD, Deem Rolls Tech. Ltd.
Diamond Jubilee Seminar on Industry 4.0 by Dr. Nagahanumaiah, Director, CMTI, Bengaluru
The years 2020 and 2021 have been particularly challenging for all of humanity. The suffering of the sick was haunting, yet science and technology kept showing its brilliance through the minds of ingenious people. We are proud to announce "Pranayam", a low cost oxygen concentrator has been developed at NIT Durgapur by the team led by Dr. Shibendu Shekhar Roy. The project has been sponsored by our Alumni Mr. Hemendra Bhattacharya, ME, class of 1976 and Mr. Goutam Bhatia, EE, Class of 1969.
The concentrator is the cheapest, at half the price of the available commercial ones. We hope this concentrator would be affordable to a larger group of people, and contribute to India's fight against Covid-19. The efforts have been recognized and appreciated by many in both scientific and medical circles. Every time one of us achieves brilliance and that brilliance helps humanity move forward towards safety and well being is a moment of utmost pride. We are beyond grateful to Dr. Shibendu Shekhar Roy for being our mentor and a pioneer. We hope every one at NIT Durgapur is proud of this remarkable achievement and will do their best to contribute to the society in the future in their own ingenious ways.
Dr. Kumar Siddharth, a distinguished alumnus from the Department of Chemical Engineering, batch of 2016 has got the post-doctoral fellowship offer from Harvard Univeristy. He completed his PhD in the year 2020 on Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. There, his current field of research is Electrochemistry and Material Science. He has seven research articles- one each from JACS and AM, and four of ECS Conference presentations. He is also an Entrepreneur and was selected for Hult Prize regionals in London. He has got recognition from Red Cross, Lions Club, Rotary Club and SPEED NGO of India, too.
On 14th October 2020, NIT DURGAPUR Alumnus Abhay Choudhury was appointed as new director(projects) of powergrid,Maharatna PSU under Ministry of Power,Government of India. He graduated from REC Durgapur in the year 1985 with BTECH in Electrical Engineering. PowerGrid transmits about 50% of the total power generated in India through transmission network. It is a matter of great pride that one of our alumni is taking the nation forward. We congratulate him on his achievements and applaud him for his dedication and commitment. NIT Durgapur aspires to create individuals who lead the country and themselves forward by their knowledge, diligence and honesty.
"A nation is advanced in proportion to education and intelligence spread among the masses." -
Swami Vivekananda. On this very note, a Webinar was organised on 6th September 2020 by
NIT Durgapur Alumni and Students' Alumni Interaction Cell, CAAIR, NIT DURGAPUR on the
topic ?FACE THE CHALLENGE OF LIFE THROUGH HUMAN EXCELLENCE? by Revered
Swami Nikhileshwarananda (Adhyaksha, Shri Ramkrishna Ashrama, Rajkot).
In this webinar, Swami Ji mainly focused on character building and pointed out the importance
of concentration of mind to lead a good life and attain success in every sphere of life. He gave a
good enough idea about how to face the challenges of life and how to deal with the fears inside
us by giving examples from Swami Vivekananda's life. He also described how the physical and
mental immunity (i.e. body and mind) are interrelated to each other and how we can develop it.
He also told that what we require today is Tremendous courage, positive thoughts, moral,
spiritual and intellectual development to lead a balanced and fulfilling life.
He repeatedly asked the participants to Face the difficulty boldly and do their best. He
highlighted the Present challenges we are facing in this COVID-19 pandemic situation and how
we can overcome them. At the end, Swami Ji also answered the questions of the students and
guided them to understand the Law of life!
An Online Eminent Alumni Lecture was organized on 31st August 2020 by Department of
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering in association with CAAIR, NIT DURGAPUR on the
topic ?Knowledge-based process and Product Development for Aerospace Application? by our
distinguished alumnus Dr Raghu Thatikonda who is currently an Outstanding Scientist and
Associate Director and Head (Research team) at Defense Metallurgical Research Laboratory,
Hyderabad, India. He has obtained his BE in Metallurgical Engineering from RE College
Durgapur (NIT DURGAPUR) in 1984 and has completed his MTech and PhD from IIT Bombay.
Through the webinar, the attendees came to know a lot about aerospace engineering, its
challenges, aero-engine materials and the various alloys used for making the parts, tools used
and the complexity of metal forming. He highlighted several key points like the ideal parameters
for various processes, understanding microstructure and quality improvement, understanding of
material behaviour. There are many factors involved including deformability or workability along
with dynamic materials for processing maps and rotor components, liquid forging. The webinar
enlightened us about the materials now used at DRDO and various modelling techniques. Dr
Raghu Thatikonda cleared all the doubts and concepts in an engaging and interactive way. It
was a great experience to have Dr Raghu Thatikonda encourage the young generation and
enlighten them about the current trends in research and aerospace on the whole. It is a matter
of great pride that our Institute had been the alma mater of such distinguished people who
remember their college and inspire the young generation and present learners towards
development and excellence. We are immensely grateful to Dr Raghu Thatikonda for
conducting such an informative and productive lecture. We wish him all the best for all his future
endeavours and hope he will always be there for guiding us.
?My NIT, My love?, a book authored by Mr. Suvasish Mukhopadhyay, alumni of Batch of
It is rightly said "The influence of a good teacher can never be erased". Mr SUVASISH
MUKHOPADHYAY is a perfect exemplar of the above proverb. An associate professor at the
College of Engineering,Pune. He has dedicated his life towards the upliftment of the students
entrusted under his guidance. He did his bachelor's in civil engineering from NIT Durgapur in
the year 1986. He is the author of several books like "The happiness Code", "My students my
love".He has also wrote about his experiences at NIT Durgapur in a book called "My NIT, My
love". He is also an integral part of Happiness Guru which is involved in writing various
inspirational books for students, professionals, entrepreneurs alike. His contribution to the
society is invaluable. He gives children purpose, sets them up for success as citizens of our
world, and inspires in them a drive to do well and succeed in life.
The SAI Cell, CAAIR NIT Durgapur, congratulates him on his achievements and wishes him all
the best for his upcoming endeavours.
An online Eminent Alumni lecture was organised on 29th August 2020 by Dept. Of Metallurgical
and Materials Engineering in association with CAAIR, NIT DURGAPUR on the topic ?OPEN
HOUSE INTERACTION? by our distinguished alumnus Mr Subrata Bhattacharya (Dept. Of
Metallurgical Engineering, Batch of 1982), who is currently Director of Technical and Business
Development Jindal stainless Ltd. India.
In this session, he discussed some key features of stainless steel and its uses in different
sectors and in different countries. He enlightened us about the various types of stainless steel
and their composition, crystalline structure, properties and strength.
He also highlighted the topic of inducing corrosion resistance in stainless steel using chromium
which was first developed by JSL and was JSL's gift to the world in the sphere of corrosion-
resistant steel. In conclusion, he presented to us the various day to day applications of the
same, and gave a brief idea to the participants about JSL, how they hire students, what are the
skills required and about JSL's project in technical Institute like IITs. He also interacted with the
students and answered all their queries, thus marking an end to a quite productive and
informative lecture for all the participants!
The students of NIT Durgapur were fortunate to be a part of an Eminent Online Lecture by
Professor Mrinal Mandal, on 9th July 2020 on Google Meets platform. He is currently a
professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta,
Canada. The theme of the lecture was "AI and its offshoot machine learning will be a
foundational tool for creating social good as well as business success".
He graduated from NIT Durgapur in 1987 with B.Tech in Electronics and Communication
Engineering. The lecture was primarily focussed on the use of machine learning in the medical
field and how machine learning can be used in the study of cancerous tissue. Machine learning
can optimise the process by plotting various graphs and using the collected data and has
proved to provide highly accurate results. The process includes mathematical calculations and a
basic idea of machine learning but Prof. Mandal's explanation helped us grasp the concepts
easily and left us in awe of technological growth. Machine Learning is surely one of the tools
which will help us build a brighter and advanced tomorrow. The lecture was thus very
enlightening and we are grateful to Prof Mandal for his time and efforts. We wish him all the best
for all his future endeavours and hope he will always be there for guiding us.
CAAIR welcomes all alumni members of NIT Durgapur to come forward and help their alma
mater reach new heights.
An online Eminent Alumni lecture was organised on 7 July 2020 by Dept. of Metallurgical and
Materials Engineering in association with CAAIR, NIT DURGAPUR on the topic ?Some
Fundamental Concepts in Synthesis and Application of Particulate Suspensions? by our
distinguished alumni Dr Partha Patra (currently an Associate Research Scientist and adjunct
Professor at Colombia University, New York, USA.)
Some key features that were discussed in this oEAL were what are the basic concepts behind
the synthesis of particulate suspension, apparatus and methods for separating components of
the particulate suspension, process control of crowded particulate suspension and fundamental
of particle packing. He also highlighted the application of the particulate suspension. Particulate
suspensions present in the mixes used to produce particulate products impacts both
processability and final product properties.
In conclusion, he presented to us the various day to day applications of the same, which in turn
helped the participants to understand the topic at hand with a bit more depth, and ignited their
curiosity to know more about it.
COVID-19 has thrown us all into a difficult phase and has affected the economy of the whole
world. Mr Deepal Kanti Das, Business Operations & Analytics Manager, Dell Technologies,
Singapore had organized a lecture on Recession-Proof career strategies on 6th June 2020 to
enlighten us about the prospects of jobs in a Covid-19 hit economy. Mr Deepal Kanti Das was a
student of Mechanical Engineering (B.Tech Batch of 2009). He then went to Singapore to
pursue a degree in MS and MBA at the National University of Singapore. He spoke about the
various ways how this situation would affect the job scenarios in the market and how we can
overcome them. He also emphasized the need for higher studies as it would not only furnish our
curricular vita but also would make us prospectus candidates for the recruiters. His guidance
and understanding of this situation helped us to visualize a clear picture of the opportunities and
hurdles that lay in our path. He also encouraged us with his warm words and assured us that
the scenario would indeed change in our favour. In the meantime, he advised us to be patient
and to believe in our abilities to overcome the hurdles. The session ended on an assuring note
that there would be a better tomorrow for all of us. We were indeed pumped up listening to him.
Mr Rajib Ghosh Co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer of KornChain Technology, which builds
global blockchain network for the loyalty marketing industry conducted a Webinar in the Eminent
Alumni Lecture series on 31st May 2020 from 11 am to 12:15 pm and made us aware about
the rippling effect of COVID-19 outbreak on employability of us in a different institution and what
policies startups and large enterprises should adopt to overcome this treacherous situation.
According to him, the economy is hit by the COVID-19 slump followed by social distancing and
a nationwide lockdown, businesses are experiencing major impacts no matter how established
they are and are having to re-look at how they manage and operate their business including re-
visitation of their business plan.
It has become challenging for most businesses to keep their financial wheels turning during the
lockdown period due to less revenue churn and the general uncertainty in the global financial
environment. The various ways he suggested include finding more feasible models, reducing
extra expenses and trying to innovate new technology that would generate a new customer
base of that industry, generating new demand.
During a brainstorming session when the students asked him about his idea on how to get
themselves employable in this job crisis period, he replied with a creative spirit that every crisis
period is a storehouse of opportunity, he asked the students not to be a job seeker rather be a
job provider. The Eminent Alumni Lecture ended on a high note making the participants believe
that in this crisis period lies the key of a brighter future.
The Online Eminent Alumni Lecture Series, a Webinar was conducted on 30th May 2020, at 4
pm on the topic of ?Institute to Industry: How to aim beyond the Horizon'' by Mr Aditya
Bhattacharya, the senior technical specialist at Worley, London, UK. He was a graduate of the
Department of Electrical Engineering, Batch of B.E.- 1979 and M.E. 1992 of NIT Durgapur. In
the webinar, he discussed the recession, and how it would make the world difficult for engineers
and jobs. Hence, through his presentation, he enlightened the current students about the
increased hardships, as well as the opportunities that lie ahead. He inspired everyone to have
higher ambitions to study further as much as possible and enrich ourselves with vast knowledge
which would make us deserving enough and help us during job recruitments. Last but not the
least, he advised us to keep faith in ourselves, have strong determination and enough positivity
to work hard and succeed in the near future. It was an interactive session and it motivated us to
a great extent.
NIT DURGAPUR ALUMNI CELL organized "Online Eminent Alumni Lecture " on "POST COVID
CAREER OPPORTUNITY, THREATS AND REMEDIES" on 23rd May 2020 from 6:30 pm to
7:30 pm. It commenced with the warm welcome of our distinguished alumna, Dr Poulami Das
Alumna, B.Tech, ECE (GOLD MEDALIST), Batch of 2012, Graduate Teaching Assistant,
Georgia Tech., Research intern, Microsoft USA. She first introduced herself and shared her
accomplishments with everyone. She stated that during the COVID-19 surviving should be the
first priority for all. Importance should be given to taking care of our health by maintaining
hygiene, staying indoors and maintaining social distance as well as our mental health. She
mentioned the various forthcoming corporate challenges such as restrictions on hiring in many
companies due to the economic crisis post-COVID-19 period. However, every cloud has a silver
lining. Companies will continue hiring smart people, NCGS are quite low in food-chains of a
company. The companies which are in a strategically better position may need greater
workforce for their halted projects. She advised us on how to prepare ourselves for post-COVID-
19 - never leave any technical gaps, improve communication skills and build a better network.
Practising mock interviews, seeking help from seniors and taking own decisions is essential.
There are challenges in Research careers too since Universities across the globe is
economically hit. Consequently, there has been a large drop in the number of applications
/admissions. Although new research areas are opening up and existing ones such as Quantum
Computing, Green Computing, Bio-Medical Research and Security and Privacy will gain more
importance. She mentored us on how to prepare ourselves and stay updated with the current
trends in Industry and Research. It was a brainstorming webinar and concluded with an
interactive question and answer session.
NIT Durgapur Alumni Cell organised ?Online Eminent Alumni Lecture? on ?Reset -Reshape-
Ramp up post-COVID-19? on 23 rd May 2020 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am. It commenced with
the warm welcome of our eminent Alumnus, Mr. Subrata Dutta, Vice-President (Marketing),
SBU-Head, Everest Industries, New Delhi and Alumnus of this Institute (Batch of 1991, B.E.,
Civil Engineering). He discussed his invaluable experience in the management field over the
course of years. He mainly focused on career options post COVID-19 period. Our notable
faculty Prof. Amiya Kr. Samanta (HOD, Civil Engineering Dept.) also attended the online lecture
and shared his valuable knowledge. Mr Dutta expressed his views on the betterment of the Civil
Engineering Department and the future of the Institute. He also presented his views on various
non-core sectors for the students.
While addressing the queries of the students, he emphasized on the importance of different soft
skills required for Managerial Roles as well as other fields in future. The lecture concluded with
an interactive Q&A session with the students and Alumnus.
The Joy of Giving Back to Alma mater is a
campaign to raise the fund to support NIT
Durgapur to pursue its goal of imparting
quality technical education through research-
oriented teaching-learning environment…
Prof. Bikramjit Basu
1995, Metallurgical and Materials Engg.
Professor, IISC, Bangalore
Receipant of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award
Prof. Subir Kumar Saha
1983, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, IIT Delhi & Project Director, IHFC.
Mr. J.P. Bhattacharya
1982, Electrical Engineering
Founder & MD, Deem Roll Tech. Ltd. (Entrepreneur)
Prof. Kamanio Chattopadhyay
1971, B.E., Metallurgical Engg.
Honorary Professor, Department
of Materials Engineering, Indian
Institute of Science, Bangalore
Mr. B. Sumant
1985, B.E., Mechanical Engg.
Additional Whole Time Director
& President of FMCG Businesses,
JAYANTA KUMAR GHOSH
SURJYA KUMAR MAITI
SUSANTA KUMAR ROY
JYOTI PRASAD BHATTACHARYA
GEETA CHAKRAVARTY CHOWDHURY
SUBIR KUMAR SAHA
SHRI ABHAY KUMAR SINGH
PRAKASH SESHAN HARIHARAN
RAVI PRAKASH TRIPATHI
DILIP KUMAR PRATIHAR
AJEE KAMATH DAS
DEEPENDRA NATH SHARMA
Mr. Ananda Mukherjee
Prasanta Kumar Dey