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WO! had the opportunity to interview the Prof. Chetan Solanki, Brand Ambassador Solar Energy, Govt of MP on 9th May 2023.

As our former Director neared the end of a successful tenure, we spoke to him regarding a variety of topics ranging from his time at Roorkee, what the future holds for us and the need for changes in IITR.

Watch Out! recently got the chance to interview members of the Blockchain Society IITR. They represented India at the MIT Bitcoin Expo 2022

Watch Out! had a chance to interview members of the Committee for Campus Fauna (CCF), an administrative body that works for animal welfare. Here are a few excerpts from the interview.

Following our interview with Mrs. Alka Joshi, here are a few excerpts from our interview with Mr. Heera Lal, who is the Additional Mission Director of the National Health Mission and is also the honorary mentor of the Model Gaon Project.

Samarthaya: To lead the transformation was organized by Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, IIT Roorkee on 2nd & 3rd April.

Watch Out! had a chance to interview the dramatics section about their upcoming play ‘Khamosh! Adalat Jaari Hai’

The World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) is the world’s largest debating tournament, and one of the largest annual international student events in the world. Watch Out! decided to interview the members of the contingent: Deep Behal a...

Qagaar, IIT Roorkee which stands for Queer and Gender Advancement Alliance Roorkee was established with an aim to create a safe space for the IIT Roorkee

Watch Out! had a chance to talk with the director and the cast of Dramatics Section’s upcoming play “Hamare Kuch Sawaal Hain”.

Juan Martín Maldacena is a theoretical physicist and the Carl P. Feinberg Professor in the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study.

John H. Schwarz is the Harold Brown Professor of Theoretical Physics in the Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy

Watch Out! spoke to Dr Shikha Jain and Mr Ashfaq Ahmad of the Wellness Center about mental health and the facilities available to the IIT Roorkee populace.

iGEM is the largest worldwide synthetic-biology based competition, conducted every year at Boston, USA.

Here are the excerpts from a talk with Aayush Rai, an alumnus of IIT Roorkee (2012), and the co-founder of Inito, the world’s first at home diagnostic device.

Vaibhav Sethia, an alum of IIT Roorkee(B.Arch batch of 2011), is a stand-up comedian and a content creator. He has a stand-up special, “Don’t” on Amazon Prime Video along with a number of videos that he has uploaded on his Youtube channel.

Zetwerk is an online marketplace that connects buyers and suppliers for manufacturing jobs.

WatchOut presents to you an Interview of Maram, a young independent girl from Syria, currently in her first year of PhD at IITR.

Culinary Club IITR was founded a couple years ago by an adventurous alumnus of ours - Siddharth Sarvanakumar (Batch of 2019, Integrated M.Sc Physics).

Gaurav Solanki (born 1986) is an Indian fiction writer, poet, screenwriter and lyricist. He is an IIT Roorkee alumni and recently won a filmfare for the ‘Best Original Story’ for the much acclaimed film Article 15.

InMobi is an Indian global provider of enterprise platforms for marketers.The platform enables consumers to discover new products and services by providing contextual, relevant, and curated recommendations on mobile apps and devices.

Major General Sudhakar Jee, Vishisht Seva Medal is an alumnus of Sainik School, Bhubaneshwar and National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla.

Dr. Anil Prakash Joshi secured a master’s degree in botany and a doctoral degree in ecology. He started his career as a member of faculty at the Kotdwar Government PG College but resigned from the position in 1979 and founded Himalayan Environm...

IIT Roorkee’s Human Powered Vehicle Challenge team (HPVC) has been participating in E-fest, a national competition hosted by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for the last three years.

David Tong is a professor of theoretical physics at DAMTP in Cambridge, a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and joint recipient of the 2008 Adams Prize. He was a postdoc at the MIT Center for Theoretical Physics.

Through most of his 41-year illustrious career, Lt. Gen. Hasnain has served in a turbulent environment and hot spots. From Sri Lanka to the Siachen Glacier, from the North East to J&K and in UN operations from Mozambique to Rwanda, he has s...

Garima Avtar is a professional rally car racer. She has been a professional driver for Mercedes Benz Luxe Drive Live. She is an Automotive journalist, a car enthusiast and also organizes motorsport car rallies and self drive expeditions.

On the 10th of January, Team KNOx unveiled its latest automotive vehicle N-IITR-O to the campus junta. The team is all set to participate in the upcoming BAJA SAE competition.

Prof. KPJ Reddy is Professor Emeritus in the department of aerospace engineering at IISc Bangalore, where he has served as a faculty for 28 years.

Lorenzo Pavesi is Professor of Experimental Physics at the Department of Physics of the University of Trento (Italy)

Interview with Sai Varun Mula (General Secretary Entrepreneurship / Professional Affairs)

Dr. Dharma P. Agrawal completed his BE from NIT-Raipur, ME from IIT-Roorkee and PhD from EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland. He has been the OBR Distinguished Professor at the University of Cincinnati, since August 1998.

Shri Nalin Surie is a distinguished Indian Civil Servant, and a seasoned diplomat. He served as the Indian Ambassador to China, and previously held the post of Director General, Indian Council of World Affairs.

Prof. Justin David is an accomplished theoretical string theorist, who is currently the chairman of the prestigious Centre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science (CHEP-IISc)

Mr. U Rajababu is an accomplished scientist and engineer who currently leads India’s Ballistic Defense Program. In recent news, he led a group of over 150 scientists and engineers to design and conduct India’s first Anti-Satellite Test (ASAT), ...

Professor B.C Joshi is an alumnus of the erstwhile University of Roorkee (our very own IITR), and is currently an Associate Professor at the National Center for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (NCRA-TIFR). He has been...

Professor Arnab Bhattacharya is an accomplished physicist and researcher at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

AUG 17, 2019 is a tech start up of which Shivam Mangla, an alumnus of IIT Roorkee is a co-founder. It gives users the power of creating high-quality videos and animations of a person speaking with just text as input with the support of over 40 l...

The ABU Robocon is an annual Asian-Oceanian college competition, where robots are pitted against each other to perform complicated tasks in limited time. The competition was started in 2002 by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union and is one of t...

Mr. R C Bhargava is currently chairman of Maruti Suzuki. A graduate of Allahabad University, he topped the 1956 batch of the IAS, and served in the J&K cadre.

The Tinkering Lab, also known as the “no curriculum lab”, was inaugurated in March 2016 with the vision to be at the forefront of technological advancements in IIT Roorkee.

Mr. R C Bhargava is currently chairman of Maruti Suzuki. A graduate of Allahabad University, he topped the 1956 batch of the IAS, and served in the Uttar Pradesh cadre.

Dr. Subra Suresh is the president of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He has served as the Director of the US government’s National Science Foundation, Dean of the School of Engineering at MIT and President of Carnegie Mellon...

Chess at IITR

OCT 1, 2018

At the 3rd Inter-IIT Chess Meet conducted in IIT Madras during December 2017, IIT Roorkee finished as runners up, out of a total of seventeen participating teams.

Following up on our conversation with Azam Ali Khan, the CEO of TIDES business Incubator, we caught up with Ankit Bagaria, the head of Enactus, and Aayush Gupta, a member of the Entrepreneurship Development Cell of IIT Roorkee to chat about the...

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, a program running under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, was launched in November 2014 with an aim to use the skills of the students of the premier

It’s great to be back here, but I think being on the other side of the table brings with it tonnes of challenges. When I started my journey here in 1998, it was a completely different place. It wasn’t even an IIT

I will never forget the first week of classes in July 2015. The moment I walked into the lecture halls and tutorial classrooms and opened my mouth, students were stunned! Many of them said that they had never before met someone who looked lik...

The Robin Hood Army is a volunteer based organisation that works to get surplus food from restaurants to the less fortunate sections of society in the cities across India, and 11 other countries.

Quizzing is a sport, and being a sport it obviously helps in flexing the concerned muscles. We are an open group, which means anyone (with or without a team) can show up to our quizzes and psarticipate.

We are IIT Roorkee’s official body in the pursuit of debating in English language. As such, it is us who train students and represent the college in national and international level debating tournaments around the world. We follow specific form...

“Swedish vodka and the best meat you could ever have - hmm, well, if only I wasn’t a non-drinking vegetarian.”

“Four students from IIT Roorkee made the institute proud by grabbing the top spot at the presti...

Mr. Rajiv Sikri retired as Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs after an illustrious career spanning 36 years with the Indian Foreign Service. Read on as Mr. Sikri talks about the growing role of policy think tanks, the nationalist wav...

“A Director walks into a bar …”

In this interview, Mr. Prasoon Gupta shares his experience with Sattviko, the story behind the Idea Cafe at IITR and his aim to nurture and promote campus entrepreneurship at IITR.

Shazia Ilmi has been the spokesperson and media strategist of the India Against Corruption Movement, and later, the Aam Admi Party. Currently she sides with the BJP after relinquishing her membership of AAP in 2014.

The administration and the students might not share the same standpoint if it came down to tagging certain campus issues as problems. Chances of seeing eye to eye in the choice of solutions to issues that both parties even agreed on tagging as ...

Dr. Balu, a physician by qualification and a humanist by instincts has been an activist for more than three decades. His constructs of social movement to uplift the rural and tribal of our nation goes parallel with his academic accolades.

The world is abuzz with the news about the expulsion of 73 students who have just now completed their first year at IITR. Protests are growing by the day with students and political parties throwing their hats in the ring.

WONA brings you the coverage of the opportunities at your disposal, in an interview with Mrs. Purnima Govind, the Executive Assistant at the office of Dean of Alumni Affairs.

The Google Guy

NOV 5, 2014

Amitabh Kumar “Amit” Singhal is senior vice president and software engineer at Google Inc., a Google Fellow, and the head of Google’s core ranking team. Born in Jhansi, a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, Amit received a Bachelor of En...

Mr Partha Sen, an IIT Roorkee alumnus, completed his Majors in Computer Science and Minors in Mathematics from IITR in the year 1990. Right after college he worked with TATA Consultancy Services before joining the Bank of America. He entered th...

It’s been two months in the Autumn Semester and IITR has already seen a lot of interesting changes on the campus: A new Bhawan allotment policy (that made election candidates cry), the newly elected Students’ Affairs Council and an innovative r...