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  • Academics and Career Council
    Recently, a new council was formulated and incorporated in the Student’s Gymkhana, the “Academic and Career Council.” The formation of this Council is one of the notable steps the Students’ Gymkhana has taken during this tenure. This was not the first time when a
  • In Conversation with Mr. Shashi Shekar
    Mr. Shashi Shekhar Vempati has been the Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati Broadcasting Corp. since June 2017 and has been its Part-Time Director since February 19, 2016. An IIT Bombay alumnus, he has worked as a Product Strategist and Digital Innovator at
  • De-mock-racy : Elections’19
    The General Elections ‘19 for various positions in the Students’ Gymkhana for the 2019-20 tenure are over and so are the unfortunate incidents that took place along with it. The voting took place on 20th January and the code of conduct for the same was enforced from
  • In Conversation with Flavia Agnes
    A pioneer of the Women’s Movement in India, Flavia Agnes has worked on the subjects of gender and legal reform. As a lawyer and social activist, she has played a vital role in raising issues about women’s rights in the legal system. In 1991, Flavia Agnes co-founded
  • Review: Merger of Cultural Council and Films & Media Council
    – The Media and Cultural Council as we now know it was born out of a merger between the Cultural Council and the Films and Media Council, nearly 2 years ago on a trial basis. The decision was taken by the Students’ Senate on recommendations of the GRC (Gymkhana
  • IIT Kanpur Sports – A Waning Culture
    Disclaimer: The views presented below are the author’s own and are not in any manner representative of the views of Vox Populi as a body or IIT Kanpur in general. IITK had to wait for 49 years to clinch it’s first Inter-IIT General Championship when history took a
  • “My encounters with Sexuality” : Ayan Roychowdhury
    Ayan Roychowdhury joined as a masters student at IIT Kanpur and pursued his Ph.D. here itself, his stay spanning eight years. He completed his schooling from a government public school in his hometown Barasat and did his bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from
  • It’s Hiring Season!: Placements 2018-19
    IIT Kanpur started off the 2018-19 Recruitment season on December 1. The successful completion of first two days for the placements with the recruitment of around 370 students (in comparison to 329 last year) stands testament to the quality of students and the robust
  • In Conversation with Captain Joseph
    IIT Kanpur hosted a cohort of international students from various countries as part of the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) civilian training programme. The programme is a bilateral effort whereby the Indian Government aims to assist international
  • Mental Health at IITK : A Study
    “I wish I become that kid again, who had a passion for everything in life, who could study hours a day and enjoy every bit of it. Now here, I spend 50% of the day lying on my bed, only dreaming of a better tomorrow. Sleep is my drug. I have got a strong urge to fly,
  • In Conversation with the Director – Part 2
    Prof. Abhay Karandikar was appointed six months ago to serve as the Director of the institute. Joining at a very crucial juncture, it has been a challenging and exciting tenure so far for him. Vox Populi got the chance to have a conversation with Prof. Karandikar to
  • In Conversation with the Director – Part 1
    Prof. Abhay Karandikar was appointed six months ago to serve as the Director of the institute. Joining at a very crucial juncture, it has been a challenging and exciting tenure so far for him. Vox Populi got the chance to have a conversation with Prof. Karandikar to
  • The Curious Case Of Spurious Branch Change
    The past few weeks have been very busy for the Senate Undergraduate Committee (SUGC) Convenor, all because of a serious error in the campus automation platform, Pingala, which allowed four Y17 students, despite having one fail backlog (E/F or X) in some of the IC
  • Preparatory Schools : A Brief Insight
    During the mid-90s the need for a targeted programme for students falling under the reserved category was felt by the IITs. The huge number of reserved seats going vacant was quoted as the primary reason. The IIT council then wrote to the government for permission to
  • IITK – KGMU Summer Biodesign Immersion Programme: Bridging gaps between engineering and health…
    “I found it to be enjoyable, both as an exercise in thinking about how to design medical equipment and actually observing what goes on inside the human body. It was fun to travel with friends, have a good time along the way and meet new people”, says Sambhav Mattoo,

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