Kgp Crunchhhhh….!!!! My student life @IITKgp.:)


I joined Indian Institute of  Technology, Kharagpur as Post-Grad in the academic year 2010-11. In a month I will be passing out from this stupendous IIT. I would like to share student life I spent here , which I feel most valuable days for my life..

Main Building, IIT Kharagpur- My heaven and A sacred place of India

      An IIT creates environment where one can just open up feathers to fly to the height of the sky, unleash themselves to make their best in life. The Institute provides a plenty of opportunities for one to grow in all best aspects of life. One should be keen, smart and intellect enough to make the best out of these opportunities. I feel great to be a part of this great institute is a life time opportunity. It changed me and my life significantly  and has made me realize my strengths and values. Institute has a great powers to bring significant change ones life making it more competent and rewarding. I may sound very partial to the one sees IITs only in the perspective of its placements to get opportunities of lucrative job to add materialistic values to life. I have predilection towards capability of IIT life and environment to strengthen one mentally to confront challenges in real life than making making only theoretically knowledgeable. In deed, important for one to survive in this competitive world.

   I am very socializing and friendly being, always like to make many more friends and that is what I asset ‘Friendship’. I have learned a lot into my life from my friends at IITkgp. Friends take a major role in what am I today. They make best part of my life at Kharagpur.

   Also I like to remain as very active person in all my surroundings and to leave a remark of my existence. The inherent nature of mine made to take up few responsibilities at IIT campus life and in turn contributed much into my career path.

When I came as a fresher to the Insti, I am almost nothing, other than having lots of dreams in life to fulfill about my engineering profession and responsible human being to the society (as a daughter, student and a social being). IIT gave me all the opportunities to make them all true and filled me with all positive thoughts to make my dreams come true. Institute provides an environment, successful enough to take out the best out of one.

Then I just started making friends without whom we can’t survive anywhere on this Earth. Trust me..its very tough to find a friend in this competitive place in beginning , it takes time..!!! I used to miss family, friends from home town a lot..!!home sick for some days.. But always pretend as I am happy in new place to my family, otherwise parents start worrying..:) In this part of stay only Fresher parties, a change in life, life style, new culture, new environment kept me busy along with my studies. Spending all study time in Central library of the institute and rest of the time either in room or classes..I don’t even know to ride a cycle. Only I know how much I used to miss to roam all around this huge campus..Ya.. I learned to ride cycle in our DP(Durga Puja) vacation with the help of my neighbor and friend Swetha. Like this a semester passed on..

After first semester I could find some friends for myself… Sheela, Sakshi, Santosh, Sanyam, Vasudev, Guru, Swetha and Rucha are the best to mention here.Along with friendly classmates..Also friends from Robotix society TRS at IITkgp., Kannada group,IITkgp, MT hall (my hostel) boarders,my seniors. These people  made life more interesting at IIT. I had learnt cycling as well..the student journey at IIT actually begins this onwards.

I joined ThinkInnoventions, an electronics start-up at IITkgp by students there as a Think-Expert into R&D team to develop Digital pen technology. I find new set of IIT guys into innovation and start up venture. I was inspired, found  new opportunity, another perspective of IIT here.

Lessons I learned @IITkgp:

1. Stop complaining .. start accepting your surrounding and make the best with it..

2. Fight for what you want, your passion and dream..

3. Never give up in life

4.  How to make  friends and be with them.

5. As long as we are right, good; we win.. Be good, do good .. good things will follow..

6. Learned to say ‘NO’ when I want to say..You may think it’s not so great but it’s tough job to say ‘NO’ many a time and most important. I like to share a incident here happened when I was in third semester during placements in the end of  November.. Tech General championship very first event of the year. .Trying myself hard to get participation from MT hall being Technology General  Secretory in Hall council mean while so much busy for placement preparation.. and no one is ready to take up responsibility as captain for the event and participate.. Can’t help had to say ‘No participation’ from our side.. I never prefer backing off however tough the situation may go..!!! But , this time I had to do that..

7. Work for passion, it automatically takes you where you deserve to be.

8. The love that we give away is the love that we keep…:)

9. Forgive and forget , give and take policies : How true..!!!! How important it is to forget and forgive…!!

Many more personal development within myself as I could see in myself now.. Started enjoying , loving as never ever before..

I fall short of words to express my gratitude to the Institute.

More importantly I realized my potential to achieve my goals, make my dreams true.

Dreams and goals are very important to make life worth living..

Thank you Indian Institute of Technology , Kharagpur for all that you have given me..I am grateful through out my life for what you have made me today..

I wish this great institute be a great place to many more people like me.

IITKgp ka tempo high hai..!!!!!!!!!Yo IITKgp..!! IITKgp rocks..!!!

Placement preparation Software profile jobs


Contents of the post is based on campus placement activities happened at IIT Kharagpur(during my batch) and post is specially for IIT students and also for others. I would like to give an overview of placement activities here and would be a simple guide to begin placement preparation for my juniors at IIT Kharagpur (specially dedicated to them and focused in their purpose).

I didn’t prepare anything for s/w profile as my interest was completely on h/w jobs (VLSI and electronics design). These are information and tips borrowed from my mates for this post.

Most of the s/w companies  which include Computer networking, application software development,also includes firmware development,Visual information processing, database, Software services companies(Brocade communication, IBM ISL, Samsung, KLA Tencor, Viz experts, Qualcomm s/w, Errricson, Intel for firmware development..many more in list)

Most important and primary :

Start CV preparation early a month before CV submission notices   on notice board(say by Oct.).. Check it often and get checked b your friends, mates because we will not be able to see our own mistakes many a times. It’s good to get it checked by others and keep improving quality of your CV.

Start preparation in as early as you can (Slow and steady wins the race.!!!) .. use plenty of online resources available.Improve upon concepts every day.

Links must be visited by a Kgpian are here:

http://placements.scholarsavenue.org/ – Important companies placement and profile info for students

http://tp.iitkgp.ernet.in/notice/

Prepare your answers to some of HR questions(about yourself,  challenges in life,passion, dream and how you made it come true) and with company profiles of companies of interest.

Subjects to be prepared for VIPES : C and data structures, Computer architecture and organization, Operating system design , algorithms(Sorting algorithms most important), Computer Communication networks (optional specific for networking companies) , Embedded system design and GATE syllabus(Digital will do in this).

Crack the interview—   http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~rrv/updated%20cracktheinterview/www.cracktheinterview.com/adfaqpublish.html (Must – Most of the interview questions will be asked from this only)

ASCII Table —  http://www.lucidtechnologies.info/ascii.htm , precedence order in C are very much important.
C- Programming : 
1.  Yaswanth kanithkar + Balaguruswamy + Test your skills in C  (If you feel this is not enough then go for Dennis Ritchie text book and use it as a reference but all you need is clear concept and problem solving)
2. Practice as many questions as possible (google more interview questions on programming)
C++ Programming: 
1. Yaswanth kanithkar + Balaguruswamy +  Links (IBM website) which is given above
2. For practicing bits please find a E-book DS, C, C++, Aptitude, UNIX, RDBMS, SQL, CN, OS .
Data structures & Algorithms are also important  but i don’t have any soft copy or links for that..
Operating System:(must for all profiles)
1. Operating system by Galvin and Stallings are good reference books (check your convenience)
2. linux commands (Preferable but not necessarily)

Computer architecture and organisation: (Must for s/w and h/w profiles)

William Stallings is very good for  Computer concepts and Operating system concepts.

http://williamstallings.com        (make use of resources provided on this site)

and here is quick tutorial for computer architecture topics :

(I just solved problems after studying from here and slides from our Prof.Sudipta Mahapatra)

Computer Communications & Networks: Necessary if you are interested in networking area..
1. Book by Farouzon
2. Socket Programming (will becomes advantage if you knows it – will take around 2-3hr to learn it)
3  Computer Communications & Networks  @ glance .. (Farouzon Slides are available for download ) slides are useful provided if you have some basic knowledge and for quick revision.
Aptitude : R S Agarwal (sufficient) , If you feel it is not enough then for Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma(CAT Book), solve placement papers available on DC and google them out for different companies of your interest.Few company papers test your speed calculation and some your logical thinking,reasoning ability and basic aptitude which won’t need practice but basic science and maths concepts. Distribute aptitude problems and puzzles all across your preparation period and need not to be very efficient and give much of ur time on this.
          This is all about it. I have made my effort to get best of resources here. If you need anything more please feel free to mail me across  rekha.graj@gmail.com .Always here..:)
Placement is all about preparation, attitude, time management and nothing more that your best effort.
“The secret of success is to be ready for opportunity when it comes”

Twin days jubilation @ IITkgp(21st and 22nd of Aug.2011)


Our institute, IITkgp celebrated two occasions on two consecutive days, so I want to call them  as  ‘Twin days of  jubilation’.

Two occasions were ‘Diamond Jubilee of Institute‘ and ’57th Convocation’.

Diamond Jubilee is successful completion of 60 years(1951-2011) of the largest, glorious and most prestigious Institute of India. I feel so proud  be part of such an Institute and to be part of this memorable celebration of success.

Every years thousands of engineers,Research scholars,Entrepreneurs are precious resource that Institute contributes to the Nation.

On the day IITkgp ha put up 2011 largest wall calendar which consists of all current and 2011 convocation students on it arranged according to respective Birthdays. It was an appreciable, innovative, exiting idea and so great about the creater.It was an indispensable moment to search and locate our photos on the calendar..:):)

Celebration of the day started with Diamond jubilee Curtain raising in evening , then ETMS(Eastern Technology Music Society) and TDS(Technology Dance Society) production followed by Laser show by MIT .

It was awesome fun that full evening along with special dinner at night.Specialty about this Convocation special dinner is that all the hostels of Institute will prepare same menu and it’s time to show their mess food quality and different tastes.students cam have their food in any of Hall food stalls. Moreover it’s like Reunion for all senior batch students and all students of institute get together for dinner.

2011 largest wall calendar at IITkgp.

Diamond jubilee curtain Raising program

Reunion Dinner Hall counters

All students had lots of fun..:)I specially thank Institute and the designer for the B’day calendar.It was a biggest surprise to see our photos on the largest wall calendar and a pleasure to search our own and friends’ photos..:)

Next day (22th Aug.2011)it was all a greatest moment of  joy to all 2011 passed out IITkgp studentsi.e Convocation.Every lane has banner “Welcome Degree Recipients to 57th Convocation of the Institute”.I can’t just have no words to describe joy and happiness  on the day  for degree recipients.

Dr.Manmohan Singh,Prime Minister of India was Chief guest for Convocation day.I have shared some of pics captures around campus ,ready to welcome Prime Minister.Military force, heli-captors in campus.Meanwhile I could meet many of my seniors after a long time and had quality time with some of them.I thank them for their time with us..:)

infront of TOAT

Convocation was arranged in Tagore Open Air Theater(TOAT). There was live telecasting of the event in all hostels and auditoriums in campus(Nehru and Raman Auditoriums),only Degree recipients along with two other companions with them were allowed inside theater. Some of streets were blocked for security and discipline in campus in presence of PM at IITkgp.

For more photos check out this link.

Finally all  joy of celebration should come to an end. By evening everything in campus was back to normal.Again a day began back to as usual day to day IIT life.

Even after 60 years of it’s foundation, IIT kharagpur is th largest and glorious Institute of India. I feel so proud to part of the Institute specially to stay here during Diamond Jubilee of Institute.

Proud to say “I am an IITkgpian”