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…

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…