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A Tea Stop: Stories from Limbdi Corner

Limbdi Corner, situated at the heart of the Institute, has a special place in the college life of every IIT (BHU) graduate in the past three decades. A regular hangout spot, this is where the students stop for a sip of hot tea after a tiring day of classes and …

Shreenivas Gururao Deshpande: 74 years of excellence

What started as a chance meeting with the principal of the erstwhile College of Technology at the Hubballi train station completely changed the trajectory of his life to become a narrative of perseverance, hard work, and success.

Born on 2nd March, 1925, in Sishuvinhal near Hubballi in Karnataka, …

Hostel life in the 50s: A Memoir

It was in April 1956, over fifty years ago, that I bade adieu to my old college, BENCO. It transformed me from a 17-year-old boy to a graduate engineer under the umbrella of Rajputana Hostel, a home away from home for four years.

My association with BENCO began …

Simple Harmonic Holi: A Time To Remember

What better than reminiscing about the hostel-wali Holi amidst the colors, happiness, and friends? Being at the campus in around the 1950s or 1960s, you must remember the Simple Harmonic Holi that took over the hostels of IIT (BHU) and filled them with laughter.

The chronicle revolves around …

Nikesh Arora: A Story of Risk and Resilience

In a world where power, fame, and stability are the most coveted and sought-after endeavors, it's rare to find someone who forgoes these comforts to challenge the unchallenged. From landing in the States with just two suitcases and a pair of white socks to becoming one of the …

Weaving Dreams Into Reality : The Deep Jariwala Story

Walk your own path, and it will lead you to your destination.
- Deep Jariwala, (Metallurgy ’10)

Deep Jariwala is currently an assistant professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. After getting his B.Tech. in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT(BHU), Deep completed …

Sh. Akhilesh Mishra: A tale of cultural diplomacy

From the frolic of the streets of Banaras to the exuberance of diplomatic discussions, this is the story of Sh. Akhilesh Mishra.

While Banaras’ carnival of life has pulled people for centuries, few get to be born in the laps of its immense stretches. Sh. Akhilesh Mishra was …

A lifetime of achievements: Sh. Anil K. Chopra

A story that started in the Northwest Frontier Province, which found its way to the ghats of Banaras and has now established its roots in California; having witnessed the horrors of partition, is still being zealous to break new grounds: this is the tale of Sh. Anil K. Chopra.