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I was told that I had “zero possibility” of getting into a top 100 PhD program

I was told that I had “zero possibility” of getting into a top 100 PhD program

Today I am working towards my Ph.D. with the #1 professor in my field. Don’t lose hope. If you really want to do something, you will find a way …. […]

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The Semester that was:  GRC’s session with professors

The Semester that was: GRC’s session with professors

The Counselling Service joined hands with the Student’s Gymkhana to organize a ‘Session with Professors’ in all the Undergraduate halls intended for the Y13 batch . The session, a part […]

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Indian Ocean

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 […]

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Prayas and its beginning

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 […]

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Rajeev Motwani

Rajeev Motwani: There wasn’t a startup he didn’t love

Rajeev Motwani, wanted to study mathematics and become another Gauss! His father, however, persuaded him to study computer science. Little did he know how closely the two are related? He […]

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By the time I graduated, I had 10 A’s and 11 F’s

By the time I graduated, I had 10 A’s and 11 F’s

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 […]

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P.K.Kelkar

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 […]

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