Back to Where it Belongs

first_imgA page out of aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz’s life (of The Big Bang Theory fame) would be in stark contrast with the Indian education scene, which treats its engineers like hallowed nerds. But jibes from his ‘scientist’ friends Sheldon, Leonard and Raj notwithstanding, Howard usually bounces right back-once even becoming,A page out of aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz’s life (of The Big Bang Theory fame) would be in stark contrast with the Indian education scene, which treats its engineers like hallowed nerds. But jibes from his ‘scientist’ friends Sheldon, Leonard and Raj notwithstanding, Howard usually bounces right back-once even becoming the only one among them to win a trip to the geek-coveted International Space Station. As they say, with great knowledge also comes great experiences.However, being the blue-eyed boys of the education sector isn’t easy, and Indian engineering graduates-while sanguine about good-natured name-calling from their peers-do take exception to being relegated to the stodgy realm of intelligence. Because they are also breathtakingly creative. One institute that has consistently lived up to that image is the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, which upstages IIT-Delhi to top the engineering rankings in the india today-Nielsen Best Colleges Survey. While most other IITs retained their previous rankings, IIT-Roorkee climbs from fifth to fourth spot.Each academic year at the premier IIT-Kanpur is an exercise in unleashing the potential of its students. Intensive research opportunities are enhanced with a dynamic learning process that incorporates scientific methods and management skills in a performance-centric culture. Blessed with talents as diverse as creating a racing car model for the Formula SAE Italy and Formula Electric Italy 2013 to taking home the trophy at the inter-IIT sports meet, students of IIT-Kanpur always seem to hit the ground running. And the inheritance of this legacy of excellence will surely continue to inspire the generations to come.advertisementFollow the writer on Twitter @aninditasatlast_img read more

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Second Phase of Drain Cleaning in Corporate Area to Begin Soon

first_img The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is set to begin its second phase of drain-cleaning activities shortly in several communities across the Corporate Area.Under this phase, critical drains in communities in 19 divisions of the Municipality will be cleaned. Already, under phase one, drains have been cleaned in communities in 21 divisions.Speaking to journalists following today’s (Aug. 14) sitting of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation, Mayor of Kingston, Senator, Councillor Delroy Williams, said approximately $70 million will be spent for both phases.“Usually that’s not enough, but we have to be strategic in terms of ensuring that the drains that are critical are cleaned first and then we move to other drains that still affect the movement of flood waters,” he said.The meeting was held at the Corporation’s Church Street offices in downtown Kingston.Councillor Williams urged Councillors to submit the names of drains that are in need of cleaning in their divisions before the end of the week.“If you have drains in your divisions that people have been speaking to you about or you see the need for cleaning, please ensure that you send in those letters before the end of the week,” he emphasised.The annual cleaning programme seeks to reduce flooding. Speaking to journalists following today’s (Aug. 14) sitting of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation, Mayor of Kingston, Senator, Councillor Delroy Williams, said approximately $70 million will be spent for both phases. Under this phase, critical drains in communities in 19 divisions of the Municipality will be cleaned. Already, under phase one, drains have been cleaned in communities in 21 divisions. The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is set to begin its second phase of drain-cleaning activities shortly in several communities across the Corporate Area. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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