The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is an autonomous
engineering and technology-oriented institute of higher education
founded by the Government of India in 1951. The first of the seven
IITs to be established, it is officially recognised as an Institute of
National Importance by the Government of India and is regarded as one
of the best engineering institutions in India. IIT Kharagpur was
established to train scientists and engineers after India attained
independence in 1947. Its organisational structure as well as its
undergraduate admission process is shared by sister IITs. The students
and alumni of IIT Kharagpur are referred to as KGPians. Among all
IITs, IIT Kharagpur has the largest campus (2,100 acres), the most
departments, and the highest student enrollment. IIT Kharagpur is
particularly famous for its festivals Illumination and Rangoli, Spring
Fest and Kshitij.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
William I proclaimed himself King of the United Kingdom of the
Netherlands, the first constitutional monarch in the Netherlands.
In the first ever final of the FA Cup, the world's oldest football
competition, Wanderers F.C. defeated Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The
Oval in Kennington, London.
Conscription was re-introduced in Nazi Germany, and the German
military was renamed Wehrmacht.
Vietnam War: American soldiers killed 347 civilians in My Lai,
The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to establish
the UN Human Rights Council.
Wikiquote of the day:
If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were
to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government
would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be
administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you
must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the
next place oblige it to control itself. -- James Madison