IIT Kharagpur to celebrate 73rd foundation day tomorrow

The foundation ceremony will start at 9:30 AM at Netaji auditorium, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

IIT Kharagpur to celebrate 73rd foundation day tomorrow The IIT, Kharagpur, also got a new gate at its main campus on Wednesday. (Image: Official Website)
Divyansh | Aug 17, 2023 - 3:06 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur will celebrate its 73rd foundation day on August 18. Head of BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute, Akshardham, Delhi, Mahamahopadhyay Swami Bhadreshdas will be the chief guest on the occasion.

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The foundation day celebration will be held at the Netaji auditorium at 9:30 AM followed by lunch. UP chief secretary DurgaShanker Mishra and Tata Medical Centre director Pattatheyil Arun will be guests of honour at the ceremony. The institute, which was the first IIT to be set up in 1951, got a new gate at its main campus yesterday.

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Member of Parliament Dilip Ghosh inaugurated the main gate, which has a reception room, security system and digital signage. The gate is 43.5 feet high and has a total area of 3,855 square feet. It is equipped with facilities such as controlled access, surveillance through CCTV cameras, visitors' lounge, wash rooms, parking space, and access to a bank and post office.

Ghosh said, “IIT Kharagpur is one the most eminent institutes in this district and I am happy to be here to inaugurate their new gate that gives a notion to the entire community of the institute’s grandeur presence.”

IIT Kharagpur director VK Tewari said, “The new gate at IIT Kharagpur is a representation of the majestic pursuits that the institute has achieved since its inception in 1951. It was a long due for the entire IIT community that would stand tall as a Symbol of Excellence.”

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