We live our day to day lives oblivious to the beauty that surrounds us and by the time we do realise what exactly it is that we've been blessed with, it's generally too late. However when the good ol' days call yet again, nostalgia surrounds us as we walk the hallowed boulevards of our youth. The Homecoming brings to our alumni a chance to reconnect with their Alma Mater. It lets them relive the carefree days of their college lives as they get a chance to visit all the locations they once frequented. The Homecoming 2019 will be organized from 16th to 18th August, 2019 for the batches of 1999, 2004 and 2009.
The Homecoming 2018 was organised from 17th to 19th August, 2018 for the batches of 1998, 2003 and 2008. The Homecoming is now a major event anticipated by both the alumni and the students. As the years pass by and winds of change keep blowing, it shall too keep evolving with the pace of time, hoping to bring to the alumni an experience that they may cherish all their lives.
Students' Alumni Cell recently organised Homecoming 2018 which was a fun and fascinating trip down the memory lane that gave our alumni an opportunity to see old friends again and catch up with them. They came across places and stories that were almost forgotten. Some things changed, some stayed the same. After some great conversation, all those years wherein they had not seen each other seem to just fade away. You would never want to miss the excitement and renewed camaraderie during the reunion.
The iconic marathon track that our campus possesses is inviting enough for everyone to run their problems off. With the alumni coming back after such a long time the Institute fails not to teach them a thing or two again with the run for health in the 2.2 marathon organized early in the morning. Students and alumni run together to foster the spirit of good health and harmony.
Every KGPian shares a strong bond with their Hall. Visiting a place where we spent the 4 most important years of our life is a stimulus enough to send shivers down our body. The place where we learnt and lived is sure to have latched a fragment of our soul inside it. To come back to our hall of residence is nothing less than a reunion of the parts of our soul. The alumni got the chance to walk through the corridors and reminisce the impressions that they left.
In the progressive world we live in, there are a lot of changes and yet a lot of constants remain too. The pleasure pulses kick in when we get to see the same old buildings and roads lying in harmony with the new developments all around. Campus Tour is our way of showing the 2200 acre campus in a nutshell and highlighting all the major developments around.
Sweet and salty memories of slogging in labs, fighting sleep and attempting to learn is something that all our departments gave us. If IIT Kharagpur was a temple of knowledge then our department is where the main shrine of this temple resides. A visit back to this shrine is sure to bring back the blended feelings of hard work, procrastination, learning and excitement.
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