Rahul Ram: Playing to a Different Note

After completing M.Sc. in Chemistry from IIT Kanpur in 1986 and PhD in Environmental Toxicology from Cornell University in 1990, Delhi-based Rahul Ram should have been a top grade scientist or an ace academician or…

Prayas and its beginning

Mrs. Vijaya Ramachandran, or Vijaya didi, as she is affectionately known, came to IIT Kanpur in 1968 with her husband, Prof R. Ramachandran of the Physics Department. She resides in the hearts of many people…

By the time I graduated, I had 10…

Everything that bothered me, everything that gave me shame or guilt, I had it discussed with at least one person; and people didn’t reject me. Today, I have a successful career with an MNC as…

IITK and its beginnings

The act was deemed professional suicide, yet professor Purushottam Kashinath Kelkar accepted the post to become the first director of IIT Kanpur. The beginnings were uncertain, the institute had no campus until 1963 - 4…