Directory of the Mechanical Engg. Class of 1974

(IIT, Kharagpur)

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A word from the webmaster

You must have often wished that you knew the e-mail address, telephone number or postal address of a classmate so that you could renew old ties. This page on the net is being posted to fulfil that very need. At the very least, it'll enable you to know what your classmate and his family are up to!

You will observe that this directory is far from complete at this time. So please e-mail to me not only your own particulars (try to send a family photo too) but also those of other classmates you are in touch with. Also, please keep me informed of all changes to facilitate updation.

Aggarwal, Narendra

With the Indian Railways since 1976, working in different parts of the country -- Bihar, UP, Delhi, Punjab, Tamil Nadu .

Presently posted at Baroda as a faculty in the Railway Staff College since 1998.

Wife Susmita is from Gaya. They have two daughters -- Shruti and Priyamvada.

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Bagchi, Udayan

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After working for Usha Fans and ABRO Dynamics in Kolkata till 1991, set up his own consultancy business on noise and vibration based condition monitoring.

Wife Shubhra is a professor of Economics in Vidyasagar College, Kolkata. Elder son Upayan is studying Computer Engg at Kolkata. Younger son Sayan is in school.

Res : CG-129, Salt Lake, Kolkata - 700091 [Tel. : 033-23341042, 23343106]

Office : Tel. 033-23376291; 23596296

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Banerjee, Pronob

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After '74, did M Tech in IE&OR from Kgp. After small stints at API (Lambretta), Bombay and MMC, Cal, joined Union Carbide, Cal. Was there for 5 yrs and then shifted to BILT factory in Haryana. After spending about 9 yrs there, migrated to APP (a large paper mill) in Indonesia .

Wife Lipi takes care of the house. Son Anish completed schooling in Jakarta in 2002 and is studying Electrical Engg. & Computer Science at the Univ. of Michigan, USA.

Office : PT Pindo Deli Pulp & Paper Mills, Desa Kuta Mekar BTB6-9, Teluk Jambe, Karawang-4136, Jawa Barat, Indonesia. [Tel.+62-267-440111(off); Fax +62-267-440877; Tel +62-267-440837(res)]

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Banerjee, Snehamay

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Did M. Tech in IE & OR at IIT Kharagpur from 1974-76 (staying at JCB and eating at Annapurna) and did intermediate cost accountancy at the same time. Joined IIM Calcutta as a lecturer in 1976 and stayed there for a year. Joined Paharpur Cooling Towers as Executive Asst. to MD in May 77 and then joined Larsen and Toubro in Dec. 77. Went to Japan in July 80 on a MITI scholarship and had practical training with Hitachi in Japan until Aug 81. Returned to L&T and then left for higher studies in the US in Aug 1982. Did MS in Operations Research from Case Western Reserve Univ. in Cleveland in Dec. 1984 and moved to University of Maryland at College Park. Finished MS in Information Systems in Aug 1985 and Ph.D. in Information Systems in May 1989. 

Taught at Loyola College in Baltimore from 1985 - 1988, then joined Drexel University as a faculty in Aug. 88. Left Drexel in July 95 to join Atlanta University Center as an Associate Professor and to run a Dept of Defense project on procurement simplification jointly with Georgia Tech. Left Atlanta in 1988 to join Rutgers University as an Associate Professor of Management and Associate Professor of Computer Science. 

Was married in July 77 to Srabani. Son Avik was born in Jan 1993.

University : Associate Professor of Management + Associate Professor of Computer Science, Room 234, Business and Science Building, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ 08102 [Tel: (609) 225 - 6587;Fax: (609) 225 - 6231]

Res. : 25 Hawthorn Drive, Plainsboro, NJ 08536


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Banthia, Vinod Kumar

Here is Banthia's 'life story', in his own words (April 2002) : "The monsoon of 1974 saw me in Jamshedpur as a Graduate Trainee in Telco. Not the rough life in training but dealing with the rough and tough labour convinced me that this is not the future for me. I would rather be creating new design than bicker about things on the shop floor.  With this decision made, the next step was very clear.  I had to learn more to be able to do what I wanted. The summer of 75 saw me trekking back to IITKgp, this time to JCB Hall, for a two year stint learning to design machines. Apart from getting a M.Tech. degree in Machine Design, was even able to represent IIT in Volleyball and Hockey.

The job search this time took me to Vadodara doing mechanical design of pumps and turbines (As I understand one of the 1MW turbine designed by us is still operational at Ukai).  It was good time with more money and no responsibilities.  A group of good friends also helped make this stay a very memorable one. The plan to study further stayed active but the easy life was slowly tarnishing the plan.  A half hearted attempt to get admission in US universities luckily brought a fellowship offer from Cornell.  Paid up two months of salary in lieu of notice period and en route to USA in August of 79.

After the carefree days at Vadodara, getting to the discipline and routine of studies was tough but I chugged along.  The time passed without much, other than courses and research work, happening.  That was till I made my first trip back to India in the winter of 1983.  Got married during this trip to Sushma, a railway daughter with M.Sc. in Physics from Mumbai. After that the life changed somewhat but still the focus was to finish the work and graduate.  One driving force was the guide and the second the dwindling bank balance (having to support a family on a student's stipend).  Finally it happened in late 1983. When starting B.Tech. a Ph.D. looked so huge and glamorous but once there it was just another exam.

Stayed on with my professor as a Research Assistant for two years.  During this time our family grew by 50% with the arrival of Harshul in November 1984. Joined Aluminum Company of America at Pittsburgh in February of 1986 at their Technical Center.  The eleven years there were quite rich in experience in all aspects.  Got to work independently and in very diverse areas from design to manufacturing.  The major project was designing of Aluminum bodies for cars.  Interaction with international clientele and international travel were also quite educational.  Things were going quite good but the bug of coming back, dormant for all these years, was awakening.

Situations sometimes change according to plans. As I was hunting for jobs in India, Alcoa offered a voluntary separation plan. It was a risk as I still did not have a job in India but again situations helped me land a job in Bangalore.  Anand Group of companies, group involved in manufacturing of automotive components (Gabriel, Purolator etc.), was looking for someone to set up their Technical Center to cater to the needs of their group companies. So we landed up in Bangalore in May 1997. It was another job rich with experience as the center had to be started from scratch.  Learnt a lot about architecture and civil construction.  But the main thing I was exposed to was the working style of the people here. I do not say I am totally used to it but I am more patient and wiser.  It took a couple of years to get the construction over and set up infrastructure for the planned activities.  These were the years when the recession hit the auto industry and suddenly the dream of a world class technical center was diluted. We chugged along and to survive got mired in the rut of routine job.

In the meantime we had purchased a house in Bangalore and Sushma, after trying out her hand in a few things, had settled down working as a soft skill trainer with an organisation in Bangalore (she had acquired a MS (CS) degree from U of Pitt while we were in Pittsburgh). With the shelter taken care of and some income coming it was time to take the plunge and realise the dream of being independent.  So quit the job in the middle of 2001.  Getting a retainership from my old company to help them in their projects was a big help financially.  It has continued since November last.  In the meantime I have been trying to develop other clients for my consulting and training in Engineering, Product Design, Design Analysis, Quality Systems etc.

Harshul has just now completed his 11th and is working on the admission process to get admission in US universities. Still not very sure what he wants to do but know that he does not want to do Engineering.  Right now BBS is the choice but I will not be surprised if it changes".

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Bhattacharya, Rahul

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After working for Philips India Ltd. at Kolkata for 4 years (1974-78), took 2 years (1978-80) off from work and did postgraduation in Industrial Engg. from NITIE, Mumbai. It would be interesting to note that during the same 2 years Debashis Mukherjee did his M. Tech. at IIT, Powai which is very close to NITIE. Debashis, Rahul and Sumita (who stayed with Rahul at NITIE) kept in regular touch during this period. Encouraged by Rahul and Sumita, Debashis too got married in 1980 and set up 'sansar' with Jaya inside the IIT campus!

After NITIE, Rahul worked in various companies in Kolkata as follows : GEC Ltd. as Industrial Engineer (80-82), Usha Automobile & Engg. Ltd. as Prodn. Mgr. / Asst. Works Mgr. (82-87), XLO-GWB Cardan Shafts Ltd. as Regional Mktg. Mgr. (87-94), Decorea Photo Frames Ltd. as Factory Mgr. / AGM (95-97), Lagan Jute Machinery Co. Ltd. as DGM-Works (97-todate).

Married in 1976. Wife Sumita a homemaker. Son Rajarshi, having graduated in Computer Engg. in 2003, is working for FI-TEK (Subir Chatterjee's company) at Kolkata.

Works : Lagan Jute Machinery Co. Ltd., P.O. Angus, Hooghly - 712221 [Tel: 033-26339560]

Cell : 98300-31078

Res. : 48 / 3, Purna Das Road, Kolkata - 700029 [Tel. : 033-24644043]

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Chandiramani, Dipak

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Completed Ph.D. in 1980 and joined Mazagon Dock Ltd. Left after 5 years and joined Lloyd's Register of Shipping.

Presently based at Bombay.

Married Sonu in 1985.

Office : Lloyd's Register of Shipping, Solitaire Corporate Park, Building no.1, 5th floor, 151 M.V. Road, Chakala, Andheri, Mumbai - 400 053. [Tel : 022-28258601, 022-28201553; Mobile: 9820500093]

Res. : C-3/1, Maitri Park, Chembur, Mumbai - 400 071 [Tel. : 022-25200073]

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Chatterjee, Subir

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Worked for a year with Blue Star at Kolkata after graduating and then proceeded to USA for higher studies. Did his M.S. in Operations Research and MBA(Finance) fron Syracuse Univ. Worked in the banking industry with Chase Manhattan and Bankers' Trust for 15 years. Set up his own business in 1997 and hasn't looked back since. His company Fi-Tek provides customized, value added software solutions to financial service providers and their customers. They supply niche products and services for the alternative investments, trust, asset servicing, and securities processing industries. In addition to offices in the US, Subir has offices in Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai and Gurgaon. Incidentally, Rahul Bhattacharya's son is working with Subir's Kolkata office.

Married Mala in 1982. She is a homemaker. Daughter Arpita is in college and son Suvo in high school. They are settled at Edison, New Jersey.

Office : Fi-Tek, LLC, 379 Thornall Street, Suite 1100,
Edison, NJ 08837-2225 (USA)

Tel / Fax: (732) 767 5437 

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Dutta, Pranab

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After spending a year with HMV after graduation, did two long stints of 10 years each with GKW and Mysore Kirloskar. Presently working with Kolsite Maschine Fabrik (a Daman based manufacturer of plastic extrusion machinery) as DGM(Marketing) at Kolkata.

Wife Sulagna is a school teacher. Sons Rohit and Kunal are in school.

Office : Kolsite Maschine Fabrik, 216, AJC Bose Road, Kolkata - 700017 [Tel : 22406308; 22475963]

Res : 13 / 6A, Swinhoe Street, Kolkata - 700019 [Tel : 24403495]

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Goel, Rajeev

Wife Kumud is a home-maker and daughter Ishita is a computer engineer working for Persistent Systems (P) Ltd., Pune.

Residence: A-1 / 9 & 10, Shubham Park, Sector 26, Pradhikaran, Pune - 411 044 [Phone: 020-27657724, 27656323]

Jobs since graduation: Duncans (tea garden beyond Jalpaiguri);  MMC (Cal. - Bangalore - Cal.); Usha Sewing Machine (Cal.); Kinetic Engg (Ahmednagar-Maharashtra); Bajaj Tempo (Pune); Deepak Fertilisers (Pune); Poona Bottling, a Coke franchisee (Pune); Kinetic Engg. again (Pune).

Presently the Chief Operating Officer of Kinetic Escalator & Elevator Ltd.

Office: C.O.O., Kinetic Escalator & Elevator Ltd., D1 Block, Plot No. 18/2, Chinchwad, Pune - 411 019 [Phone: 020-27476624, E-mail:]

Mobile : 94220-14421


Guha, Ashoke

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After graduation, shifted from Nehru Hall to JCB Hall and did M.Tech. in Production Engg. Joined TELCO, Jamshedpur after completing M.Tech. in 1976. Subsequently, worked for Union Carbide (Hyderabad / Kolkata), GKW (Kolkata), Remington Rand (Faridabad) and Kurl-On (Bangalore / Bhubaneswar). Quit Kurl-On in December 2001 and settled in his house at Kolkata. Presently working with M/s R.M. Packaging at Kolkata.

Wife Mita is working for the Reserve Bank at Kolkata. Daughters Amita and Joyita are studying in school.

Res. : Plot 27, Block 1, Ashoke Trust, Bansdroni Road, P.O. Bansdroni, Kolkata - 700070 [Tel. 033-24114750]

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Kamat, Sateesh Krishnaji

Working for last 3 years as ERP(SAP) consultant specialising in Production Planning Module. Employed with a Hyderabad based company -- Oak Brook Technologies. In 2004 he was in USA on a Project (to implement SAP R/3 - Production Planning Module) at Mitsubishi Chemical America Inc, Chesapeake, Virginia as a part of Clarkston Consulting Team.

Prior to taking up SAP,  had his own Machine Design consultancy firm (Sateesh Kamat & Associates) based at Ambernath which specilsed in design of all types of cranes, wire rope hoists, industrial structures and steel plant equipments like Continuous Casting Plants, cooling beds, roller tables, etc. This was for 10 years. During this period he also developed and sold some software for design of cranes and gear boxes.

For the first 14 yrs. in his career he was employed in L&T, ISPL  and GARLICK Engg in their Design & Development Departments. 

Res: 9, Indraprabha, Plot No.345, Kannsai Section, Ambarnath, Dist. Thane, Maharashtra, India, PIN 421 501 Ph :  (0251) 604090, 603091, 605353

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Wife: Mrs. Vaijantee, M.A. (Eco.), MCSD. She is a freelance Software Consultant, works on Microsoft and Java platforms. She has her own office and staff in Ambernath and takes Classes for Microsoft and Java certifications and High School Education.

Elder Daughter: Snehamayee Kamat, B.E.(Electronics). Employed in INFOSYS Technologies, Pune as Software Engineer from August 2000. Married to Amit Ulhas Kulkarni, IT analyst with TCS at Mumbai.

Younger Daughter: Maitreyee Kamat. She is studying in final year, B.Tech. (computers) at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere (near Mahad on Mumbai Goa highway).


Kumar, Surendra

After Kgp, worked till 1985 in Machinery Manufacturers Corporation Ltd. in Kolkata and Mysore. Then joined Hind Motors at Indore and worked there for 11 years. Has been with L&T in their Hirmi Cement Works since 1996 as Asst. General Manager (Materials).

Wife Uttara is a homemaker. Son Amit is studying at Bhilai. Daughter Anuradha attends school at Hirmi.

Works : Hirmi Cement Works, Hirmi, Raipur - 493195, Chhattisgarh [Tel. : 07721-81570; Fax : 07721-81572, 81268]

Office : B 23, Ravi Nagar, Jeevan Beema Marg, Raipur - 492004, Chhattisgarh [Tel. : 0771-656603, 426983; Fax : 0771-656601]

Res. : Tel. 07721-81564

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Manohar, Arun J

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After working for Metal Box for 3 years, joined the family computer business (EDP and hardware) and hasn't looked back since.

Wife Gayatri a homemaker. Elder son Abhijit is in the Merchant Navy. Younger son Abhishek is studying Computer Science in USA. Daughter Dipti is studying B.Com(Hons) at the Sri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi.

Office-cum-residence : 2, Bright Street, Kolkata -- 700019 [Tel. : 22409629, 22409425, 22472840; Tel/Fax : 22400959]

Cell : 98301-68344

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Mukherjee, Debashis

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Res. :129, C-Road, Sonari West, Jamshedpur-831011 [Tel. : 0657-2903668, 0657-2301726]

Cell : 98359-25820


Roychoudhuri, Bikramjit

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After short stints in MMC (Calcutta) and Union Carbide (Lucknow) spent 13 years with Exide (Calcutta). Set up his own industry in 1994 to manufacture polyethylene battery separators. Has recently wound up that industry.

Wife Swapna is a homemaker. Daughter Arpita married (on 08.12.02) to Sudipta Bhaumik, a ceramics engineer working for Sterlite Industries at Aurangabad. Arpita's wedding was attended by 8 classmates of Bikramjit based in Kolkata. Son Satyajit is studying.

Res. : 37 / 1, Gorachand Road, Kolkata - 700014 [Tel. : 033-22842849]

Off. : P-250, CIT Road (VI M), Kolkata - 700054 [Tel. : 23219160, 23341386]

Cell : 98303-13165


Roychoudhury, Amitav

Shifted from Nehru to JCB and did his M.Tech. in Industrial Engg. immediately after graduation. Spent 2 years with Bokaro Steel Plant, 7 years with ABC Consultants (Kolkata) and joined Union Carbide (subsequently renamed Eveready Industries) in 1986. After stints in Kolkata, Lucknow and  Delhi he is now back in Kolkata as Eveready's Vice President (Lighting Products).

Wife Purba is a homemaker. Elder son Nilanjan is doing his MBA at MDI, Gurgaon. Younger son Indranil is in high school.
Res : Flat 7, 10, Judges Court Road, Kolkata - 700027

Tel(R) : 033-2479-0108

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Sarkar, Asis Kumar

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Asis is an airconditioning specialist. After spending 5 years in Blue Star he proceeded to UAE and executed various projects in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi for 6 years. After returning to Kolkata he was on his own for 4 years and then spent another 4 years with Batliboi. Again, he was on his own for 8 long years. Presently working for Aircon India Inc.

Wife Urmi is a homemaker. They have a daughter who is in high school.

Res : J-20, Nava Darsha, Birati, Kolkata - 700051 [Tel. : 25120838]

Cell : 98311-75780

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Sarkar, Debashish

After Kgp, did his MS in OR from Case Institute of Technology (now Case Western Reserve Univ) and PhD in OR from MIT. Worked for 2 yrs at DuPont (Engg computations; OR) and 15 yrs at Bell Labs (OR Dept. as a Technical Manager). Presently Technology Manager at Newcourt Credit Group where his  job is to build financial models (mostly statistical data based) and develop new technologies for the company. This co.  has operations in about 24 countries. Travels to Toronto quite often. Tries to keep up with  research by publishing in Mgt. Sci., OR journals.

Wife Srijata has a PhD in Molecular Biology from New York Univ. They have a daughter (Sebanti) and a son (Somak). They live in East Brunswick, New Jersey.

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Singh, Saranjit

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Joined his family business (machine shop / manufacturing) immediately after graduating and has painstakingly expanded the  business which now comprises 3 small scale units.

Wife Anita runs a fashion garment boutique. Eldest son Rajvir has graduated in Computer Engg. from New Jersey Institute of Technology and is working for L'Oreal. Next son Jasvir is a Mechanical Engineer working for TELCO, Pune. Youngest son Tanvir is in school.

Residence : 67B, Ballygunge Circular Road, A-block (4th. floor), Kolkata -- 700019 [Tel. : 033-22470490, 22478277]

Cell : 98302-46245

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AK Pramanik is no more. May his soul rest in peace.

Tridib Ranjan Roy is reported to be missing for several years.

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