Annual Magazine of Inspiria Knowledge Campus
SCENT OF SUCCESS
1. MANAGING TRUSTEE’S MESSAGE
3. COVER STORY – A Successful Beginning by Avik Agarwal
4. FROM THE FACULTY – Career in Hotel Management by Prof Anjani Nandan
5. FROM THE FACULTY – Conditioning of the Mind by Prof Arnab Sen
6. FROM THE FACULTY – ICT in Education by Prof Dipjyoti Das
7. FROM THE FACULTY – True Story based on Industrial Training by Prof Sushil Kumar Mishra
8. EVENTS – Upbeat in the Campus by Shiladitya Ghosh
9. FICTION – The Story of ‘HIM” by Ravi Chettri
10. REFLECTION – Women Empowerment the Need of the Hour by Vidhika Singh
11. ACHIEVEMENTS – Doing Well in All Fronts by Upasana Chhetri
12. FEATURE – Inspiria’s Rising Stars by Jyoti Saha
13. GOURMET – Baked Chicken Roulade / Pina Neon
14. FROM EXPLOREA – Going Back Again & Again Compiled By Upasana Chettri
15. FROM 1001 THINGS – Cham Dance - Compiled by Jyoti Saha
16. CAREER LOOK – Work Hard and Make the Right Choice By Jyoti Saha
17. SUCCESSFUL INTERNS
18. TEAM INSPIRIA ANNUAL MEET
I am happy that the first edition of INSPIRE, the Annual
Magazine of Inspiria Knowledge Campus is being published.
For an educational institution, an annual magazine derives
its significance from multiple perspectives. From harnessing
and showcasing the creative talent of students to help them
develop further, the magazine also serves as an archive for the
numerous events and achievements that mark the journey of
an organization, carrying the cherished memories of the years
Let me express my sincere appreciation for the entire team that
worked together for the publication of INSPIRE. Congratula-
tions to our students too for their active participation in this
creative endeavour. This is the first edition. Henceforth, I sin-
cerely look forward to INSPIRE being an annual property of
Inspiria Knowledge Campus.
J P SAHU FOUNDATION
It is a matter of great pleasure that we are going to publish our first college magazine. The journey of Inspiria Knowledge
Campus began in the year 2015 with 100 students in the roll and 15 faculty members. Young minds are always vibrant
and jovial. We have conducted lot of programs and activities in last three years. Entrepreneurship development took a
new dimension in the institute, as we believe in creation of jobs. Many distinguished guests have visited our institute and
shared their expertise with our students and faculty members. We have a strong presence in the social and digital media
as a new generation of knowledge economy are continually exposed to all activities with full enthusiasm.
The student magazine is the first outcome of our effort to showcase our students’ creativity in terms of our excellence in
areas other than and above direct academic activity. We have a writer, printer, photographer, dancer and entrepreneur
within us. I am sure many of them will create an impact in society in the coming years.
We have entered a new age in this digital era. It has become easier to reach to your audience with the help of social media
as well as other internet backed platforms. We encourage and develop the culture of association-ship. This magazine will
reach to the audience at large through our delivery mechanism. Inspiria will earn a new identity.
I wish you all the best for this endeavour.
With warm regards.
Prof. Indrajit Chatterjee
Inspiria began its beautiful journey
with the sweet scent of success.
It was a beautiful rainy day, the 23rd
August 2015, a day of achievement for
my team BYE LOADS, from Inspiria.
We were awarded with the winning
trophy among the 09 teams in the CII
– YI (Young Indians) Regional Final
YUSTART 2015 – organised by Young
Indians Yuva, Siliguri chapter, held at
Institute of Chartered Accountant of
YUSTART is a CII – YI (Young Indians)
organised annual start up business plan
competition which provides a platform
to innovative young students to show-
case their entrepreneurship skills by
proposing new business ideas. The opportunity also serves as a forum for interaction with established entrepreneurs at
the national level. Winning the regional round opened the door for us to compete with national teams at the final round
held at Bengaluru on the 25th
of September, 2015.
Reaching this level was not easy and was made possible thanks to the interest and the initiative taken by the college itself.
My first day at Inspiria started with a briefing session about YUSTART from our respected Managing Trustee sir, Mr Atul
Gupta. He provided useful tips on how to brainstorm ideas for the business start-ups. We joined regular sessions with our
faculty team before the commencement of regular classes, discussing new ideas and the way to present them.
A small problem which I used to face personally ignited a big business idea – ‘BYE LOADS’ for the competition. My
mates who liked the idea behind BYE LOADS came together and formed a team of three, Vedant Bajaj, Bivek Chandak
and me (as a leader). Other teams from Inspiria came up with ideas like Serenity Gift house (Amit Agarwal as leader) and
InTrade (Rachit Bansal as leader)
We worked on our idea intensely to furnish it with an entrepreneurial touch by several mentoring sessions with the YI
Siliguri leaders. They gave our plan a business outlook altogether and would evaluate our pitching every alternate day.
The whole journey to reach the Bengaluru Prelims was a new experience to all of my members. It was challenging but also
interesting. It was time consuming but hundred per cent worth it. Before I had only known some leading entrepreneurs
but YUSTART provided me the platform where I got an opportunity to actually network with these leaders, which is
helping me even today and is a benefit that’s going to stay life-long.
By Avik Agarwal
When we registered ourselves for the national round, there were 68 teams from the whole nation among which only 12
would be called to Bengaluru and 5 to end up as the finalists.
Team BYE LOADS managed to be among the best 12 teams of India standing with the IITs and IIMs. We just packed our
bags and rushed to Bengaluru and presented our plan at the CII office there on 25th
September. And the most exciting
and rewarding moment came when we were announced among the top 05 final teams for the YUSTART. I was in tears
and could not expect more.
The top 5 teams needed to present the plan at the GROWTH HACK - National Entrepreneurship Summit on 29th
tember, 2015 at The LEELA PALACE, Bengaluru.
We were amazed by the grand setup and the large entrepreneurial audience full of CEOs and MDs of large companies
and start-ups. We met the National Yuva Chair Mr. Darshan Mutha, who congratulated us and was happy to see yuva
students from the east taking initiative and being part of such a big event. Different aspects of start-ups and businesses
were discussed by the great panellists consisting of the Co - founder of Infosys, CEO of Myntra.com, CEO of Chai Break,
and many others. We were literally exposed to the real business world at the Growth Hack event.
The day ended and we grabbed the 4th
position, we could not make it to the top three but there was nothing we were
ashamed off. At this position also we impressed the judges who offered us a sum of two lakh rupees to fund our plan. It
was a truly learning experience for all of us representing Inspiria.
OUR BENGALURU JOURNEY
FROM THE FACULTY
TOWARDS A BRIGHT CAREER
IN THE HOTEL SECTOR
By Anjani Nandan
Assistant Professor (BHM)
We Indians have a very famous verse in Sanskrit, “Atithi Devo Bhavo”. This is just not a phrase but also reflects Indian
culture and ideology where the guest is respected as a God and the course of Hospitality Management is weaved around
the services being provided to the guests in the field of hotels, restaurants, cruise lines, casinos, airlines, catering to name
a few. Hospitality Management is a part of service industry. The Indian tourism and hospitality industry has emerged as
one of the key drivers of growth among the services sector in India.
Hotel management course is very nicely drafted by encompassing the theoretical aspects which one learns in college and
the practical work experience the students gain while doing Industrial training.
To excel in the industry, one needs to develop
• analytical, critical and problem-solving skills,
• communication skills
• negotiation and teamwork skills
• leadership and delegation skills
The major responsibility of hospitality personnel is to ensure that travellers have a pleasant
experience. One is responsible for overseeing the staff that works in the establishment and
needs to make sure that any issues a customer has are addressed in a prompt and professional
manner. You may also need to make sure that a hotel does not exceed its budget for the month.
You will need to ensure that you have the ability to instantly respond to any emergencies that
arise in the hotel environment, such as a theft or a fire.
What the Industry has for aspiring students?
• First and foremost are the job opportunities. One of the biggest gainers of the growing In-
dian economy is the hospitality sector and in years to come more and more skilled people
will be required.
• Professionals in hospitality management can find work in catering, conference and events
management, the entertainment and leisure sector, facilities management and food ser-
• There are roles for them throughout the public sector in universities, hospitals, transport
and the armed forces.
• Self-employment is an option, if one has the experience, the business sense and a sound
Facts and Figures
• World Travel and Tourism Council, India is the 18th popular business destination and is
going to be in top 5 in coming years.
• 8.7% of worldwide employment is in travel and tourism
• As per study by Hilton worldwide more than 73 million jobs is expected by 2023
• The travel and tourism industry is expected to grow at a rate of 4% per annum from 2017-
Where can a hospitality management degree take you?
The hospitality industry offers a stimulating, international work environment and a wide array
of career paths and job opportunities. The following list shows you some of the sectors you
might work in upon graduating from Inspiria Knowledge Campus.
Technology is everywhere - leading to a paradigm shift
in almost every part of our culture and society. With the
emergence of Information and Communication Tech-
nology (ICT) we have witnessed a massive proliferation
of innovative digital tools in all human endeavours.
Technology transcends the barrier of time, space and
distance creating a platform for everyone to commu-
nicate, interact, and socialise. Along with technology,
education is one of the most critical elements to our ho-
listic development as individuals and societies, helping
to pave the way to a successful and productive future.
Education enhances lives, ends generational cycles of
poverty and disease, and provides a foundation for sus-
tainable development. Indeed it has been argued, with
much supporting evidence, that education is in itself a
key to accomplishing other millennium development
goals. With the growing demand for quality and holistic
education, academics have adopted and steadily imple-
mented technology to ensure the same.
The traditional educational pattern has been trans-
formed, re-inventing the way teachers and students
interact with each other. It has not only reformed the
practices of knowledge dissemination but also facilitated
the growth of interactive learning within the periphery
of contemporary academic domain. Around the world
and at all educational stages, ICT is a recognized means
of satisfying the ever-growing thirst for knowledge and
lifelong learning. With mobile, computers, tablets and
several other wireless devices becoming an increasing
requirement across every industry today, it only makes
sense that academic institutions are also effectively de-
ploying technology in the classroom. Integrating tech-
nology into the classroom is an effective way to connect
with students of all learning styles and making it more
students centric. The learning experience is no longer
restricted to lectures and notes. Students have access to
an incredible amount of new opportunities, catering to
the demands of a more user friendly and engaging ap-
proach. Technology empowers students to be more cre-
ative and be more connected. New tech has definitely
super-charged how learn today.
TECHNO – ACADEMIC ECO SYSTEM:
EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITIES
OF ICT IN EDUCATION
Emerging Trends in Academics
The demand for holistic and quality education in devel-
oping countries like India has skyrocketed as it contin-
ues to be an important bridge of social, economic and
political mobility. ICT based education can be expected
to provide greater reliability, validity, and efficiency of
data collection and greater ease of analysis, evaluation,
and interpretation at any educational level. While tech-
nology not only promotes a learner centred approach
but can be used to harness multiple purposes such as
increasing the capacity and cost effectiveness of learning
and training system and develop overall quality of ac-
ademics. Besides, it can provide networking structures
transcending borders and foster empowerment amongst
There are various types of technologies currently used in
classrooms. Among these are:
Computer in the classroom : Having a computer in the
classroom is an asset to any teacher. With a computer
in the classroom, teachers are able to demonstrate a new
lesson, present new material, illustrate how to use new
programs, and show new information on websites.
Class blogs and Wikipedia : There are a variety of Web
FROM THE FACULTY
By Dipjyoti Das
Assistant Professor (BMS)
2.0 tools that are currently being
implemented in the classroom.
Blogs allow for students to maintain
a running dialogue, such as a journal,
thoughts, ideas, and assignments that
also provide for student comment
and reflection. Wikipedia, an online
encyclopaedia, are more group fo-
cused to allow multiple members of
the group to edit a single document
and create a truly collaborative and
carefully edited finished product.
Wireless classroom microphones :
Noisy classrooms are a daily occur-
rence, and with the help of micro-
phones, students are able to hear their
teachers more clearly. Students learn
better when they hear the teacher
Mobile devices : Mobile devices such
as tablet or smart phone can be used
to enhance the experience in the
classroom by providing the possibili-
ty for professors to get feedback.
Interactive Whiteboards : An interac-
tive whiteboard that provides touch
control of computer applications.
These enhance the experience in the
classroom by showing anything that
can be on a computer screen. This
not only aids in visual learning, but
it is interactive so the students can
draw, write, or manipulate images on
the interactive whiteboard.
Digital video – on – demand : Dig-
ital video eliminates the need for
in - classroom hardware and allows
teachers and students to access video
clips immediately by not utilizing the
Online media : Streamed video
websites can be utilized to enhance
a classroom lesson. Online study
tools: Tools that motivate studying by
making studying more fun or indi-
vidualized for the student
Considering today’s state of technol-
ogy, some experts suggest that ICTs
present teaching tools far superior
to those of heavy, static, paper-based
textbooks. Today’s textbooks should
be portable, searchable and easy to
update, giving students immediate
feedback and demonstrating an abil-
ity to effortlessly load, close and ma-
nipulate diagrams and video content
on a touchscreen. In principle, any
device with the capability to display
text on a screen may act as an e-book
reader. Some vendors, however, pro-
vide dedicated e-readers.
Convergence of Technology and
ICT has attracted the attention of
academia, business, government and
communities to use it for innovative
profitable propositions. In order to
compete in a global competitive en-
vironment, a highly skilled and ed-
ucated workforce with aptitude and
skill sets in application of ICT is in-
evitable for every nation. Educational
institutions are heavily incorporating
the latest digital tools of Information
and communication technology in
the teaching learning process there-
by influencing on the way education
is imparted. Numerous studies have
proved that appropriate use of ICT
can increase educational quality and
relate learning to real life situations.
A profound culmination of technol-
ogy and academics opens up endless
possibilities to explore and increase
the efficiency of the teaching learn-
ing methods. It not only determines
the way students are taught, but also
enables development of collaborative
skills as well as knowledge creations.
In diverse socio - economic and cul-
tural context, ICTs can be successful-
ly leveraged to reach out to a greater
number of students, including those
to whom education was previous-
ly not easily accessible, and help in
promoting learning, along with ex-
posing students to the technical skills
required for many occupations.
In all facets of learning, instruction
and assessment, ICT is being increas-
ingly given preference. Determining
the quality of education is a pertinent
issue to be thoroughly deliberated
while imbibing new technologies to
disseminate knowledge since good
teaching is not simply adding tech-
nology to the existing teaching and
content domain rather it should cause
the representation of new concepts
and requires developing sensitivity to
the dynamic, transactional relation-
ship between the three components
of knowledge: Content, Technology
The implementation of the multi-di-
mensional technological devices in
academic discourse do make for a
case, stimulating user friendly learn-
ing approach. Obviously, ICT does
have the potential to positively and
significantly contribute to learning
among young students. Several stud-
ies have categorically explained the
role and the additional value of these
technologies in classrooms and on
student’s performances. The very na-
ture of technology enabled education
employs a culture of real-time, simu-
lated, engaging learning process, cre-
ating a diverse and innovative learner
based learning needs. Undoubtedly
technology gives students immediate
access to an abundance of quality in-
formation which leads to learning at
much quicker rates than before, gen-
erally 24 hours a day and seven days
a week. The students is not solely
dependent on printed materials and
books. There are plenty of resource-
ful, credible websites available on the
Internet that both teachers and stu-
dents can utilize. The Internet also
provides a variety of knowledge and
doesn’t limit students to one person’s
Innovative and user friendly software
applications has made studying and classroom teaching
fun. It is also enabling the students to carry out their
academic activities with far greater efficiency and suc-
cess. Many institutions have adopted these tools to em-
power the teachers to make the process of delivery much
more effective and interesting whereas for students it is
designed to harness their talents and make them ready
for the competitive industry oriented environment after
the completion of respective courses opted for. Initially
it was considered as a supplement for teaching but it is
now a standard. The evolution of communication tech-
nology and gadgets into better, faster and convenient
tool has made it an essential requirement for teachers as
well as students. From computers for emailing, grading
and lesson planning to tablets for reading and projectors
for lecturing, teachers today are more reliant on technol-
ogy than ever. A simple film projector was the sufficient
technological tool for academic institutions to carry out
their class room teaching but nowadays teachers have
technology at their fingertips. Teachers and students
used to be delighted to have desktops at their disposal.
Computers have been used for ages and we have found
them in our classrooms and practical sessions. At pres-
ent it is a norm to have a set of computers to facilitate the
teachers as well as students. They serve as a teaching and
resource tool that students visit on a daily basis to look
up information, type reports, or reinforce skills. But
these days not only computers but smartphones, tablets
etc are used rampantly. Digital Class room is one of the
modern concept of imparting education. An interactive
white board, a new innovation enables the instructor to
display and discuss all the contents to the students at the
same time. It is a great attention-grabbing device having
a large screen and as the name implies, it enables inter-
action between the instructor and the pupils. Teachers
can take their students on a virtual field trip, show math
computations, give a PowerPoint presentation and play
an interactive mapping game all in the course of a day.
The convergence of education and technology has scaled
new heights enabling teachers as well as students to have
greater interactivity and understanding over the topics
prescribed in the curriculum.
Technology Enabled Distance Learning
Technology has created an eco -system for the distance
education mechanism to prosper and flourish and pave
way for millions across the globe to fulfil their aspirations
of securing academic degrees in respective domains
without any interruptions. It has been aptly explained
by experts that “a process to create and provide access to
learning when the source of information and the learn-
ers are separated by time and distance, or both.” Today,
distance education is provided globally by multiple in-
stitutions through multiple channels making it more
affordable and accessible. It offers wide range of pro-
grams and courses through its vast network of learning
centres across the globe. Distance education programs
are an initiative to make education reach all prospective
students and individual irrespective of the confines of
a classroom. It is widely accepted that those unable to
secure admission in a regular college can afford to con-
tinue their studies outside the purview of traditional
classroom teaching and attain the same academic degree
and excellence for further career growth without any
hindrance. It is also comparatively cheaper and afford-
able compared to a regular programme. Online career
counselling, Online digital library, e- books, e- learning,
online admission facility, online syllabus and scheme of
course, online- on -demand examinations etc are some
of the innovative features provided by the institutions to
ensure the enhancement of educational proficiency.
Distance learning universities and centres have rapidly
proliferated with majority of enrolled students coming
from different backgrounds such as, Industry Profes-
sionals, Indian Army or Boarder Security Forces, Nurses
of Hospital and Nursing Homes, Businessman of differ-
ent sectors, House wives etc. To manage and distribute,
the excessive pressure of students, multiple study cen-
tres are operated at various locations of a state and the
country providing ample opportunities to pupils to fulfil
their academic ambitions. Online coaching, tutorial ses-
sions or learning continues to grow for higher education
and achieves popularity among the students.
The significance of education cannot be overempha-
sized. It is extremely crucial for empowering the masses
and helping them attain self-sustainability and dignity
in all aspects of life. The gradual evolution of academ-
ics with the rapid rise and incorporation of the latest
technology and digital tools has usurped the entire dy-
namics of education sector. The potential to create en-
riching and engaging learning experiences are limitless.
However the challenge is to continuously maintain the
standards and ethos of the basics of academics in this
era of technology aided digital environment which is
growing exponentially. The role of teachers, books and traditional classroom teaching will always remain the fundamen-
tals of education with opportunities to explore with new concepts and innovations within the periphery of academics.
It is of paramount significance to maintain the balance between technology and human element, in order to ensure the
objectivity and rationality of academics in this digital era which is continuously evolving and experimenting for further
advancement in the field of academics. Digital India campaign of the Union Government is a promising initiative to
revitalise our education system. It must holistically integrate technology to achieve our desired educational outcomes –
improving student learning outcomes, building capacity of teachers, and improving accountability to create strong gov-
ernance structures. The government should start with establishing a strong, ambitious vision of adopting technology in
education that goes beyond provision of infrastructure to schools and basic IT literacy to students. The government must
focus on providing appropriate and reliable access to infrastructure, pedagogically sound digital resources for students
and teachers, capacity building programmes to enable teachers to use ICT as well as remodelling teacher education using
technology, and data systems across all levels.
1. “TOWARDS A DIGITAL TEACHING ENVIRONMENT: THE MERITS AND CHALLENGES” by Dipjyoti Das &
2. “Transformation of education with the advent of technology, privatization and specialization” by Dipjyoti Das
3. “Role of Technology in Indian Education” by Mr. Chinmoy Goswami
4. “Technology-enabled learning solutions to enhance student achievement” (http://centralsquarefoundation.org/
5. “Standards for technology- enabled learning” (ITU-T Technology Watch Report September 2012)
6. “Issues And Challenges in Bringing ICT Enabled Education To Rural India” by Dr. Shradha H. Budhedeo
I started my journey as a Bell Boy in SITARA hotel at
Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. During that time I was
the only person to work in the lobby area as a Bell boy.
This was probably my first encounter of being intro-
duced to the hotel enforcing multiple responsibilities
outside of a contract agreement. If you experience this
then welcome to the hospitality industry as this is norm
in the hotel and hospitality industry.
FROM THE FACULTY
By Sushil Kumar Mishra
Asst. Professor (Hospitality Management)
To continue, this is where I was assigned duties in some aspects to lobby main entrance and cleaning the glasses of the
main door. It was the responsibility to keep the lobby area tidy throughout the day. It was basically about setting up and
preparation of morning briefing with our department head and ultimately being a porter.
It would be no surprise to you that being a porter wasn’t one of my favourite duties ever as I should inform you of the
small issue this very fascinated hotel faced. For carrying the guest luggage when there was no luggage trolley in that hotel
during that time. So if you are carrying more than guest luggage, then you have to go through the elevator with the bulk
of luggage which you find more uncomfortable than others.
If any guest wants their luggage to reach them soon means you are in trouble. This is where you hope and softly pray for
the convenience. I would never forget that night, after completing my duty, how good a pint of fosters tasted when I was
late to meet a roommate buddy after work at the local restaurant. It has to be noted that I missed my dinner brake again
because of another large group of individuals checking in at the best possible times.
I came across with several complains which was committed by me during my training period. First, one day morning,
when I got a call from GM Cabin to get the news paper for him. Mean while I was also assigned the work of distributing
news paper in every guest room as well as in administrative office. After 5 minutes I got second call from GM Office to
get the news paper for him. Again same problem happen I was bit busy with handling guest luggage check in. This time
I have been called to meet GM cabin itself. I was quite tensed what to do what not. I was really feeling very nervous be-
fore step into the GMs cabin. My GM asked different questions apart from that, one he pointed out strongly i.e. are you
working newly in this hotel. Are you aware of the rules and regulation of the hotel? He also suggests me to give priorities
to the urgent work.
In another incident, one of my hotel guests called me to get a cigarette packet for him. I stated my point and took the
permission from the lobby manager to go out. I took almost 15 minutes to get the stuff for that guest. I met the guest
and gave him his cigarette along with balance money. That guest didn’t take that balance amount and said me to keep the
changes. Felt very happy that time to get the fist tip of my career in the hotel industry.
During my training period I have faced many problems which are not in count. But I have survived for 2 months, and
successfully completed my training from Ramoji Film City.
Dear students, the above matter is all about my personal experience during my Industrial Training in Ramoji Film City.
I have learned how to take the work load, taking the additional responsibility, understand the time management, and to
be disciplined during your training period in hotel.
Today I am successful for hard work, punctuality, dedication in work and understanding my responsibility. Now I am
giving the same inspiration to my students to be successful in their career path and taking the responsibility to place them
in Five Star Hotels in India.
FROM THE FACULTY
By Arnab Sen
Assistant Professor (BBA)
Inspiria Knowledge Campus has set a course of initiated momemtum where all its stakeholders realize
that the only way to nurture excellence in its quest of academic excellence and related activities is to
shape and condition the perception of students in ways way unprecedented.
Academic instructures are always finding out newer ways to communicate the vision of the college to
its fellow students and every single student is cared for their best interests. A robust academic curric-
ulum fortified by co-curricular and extra-curricular activities creates a platform for both cerebral and
team-playing scenarios and students directly benefit from the immense exposure they receive over the
years before passing out as knowledge enabled, skilled and ethical citizens of the state with an entre-
preneurial mindset to achieve the best that life has to offer.
The college understands that real education is not just about finishing a certain semester exam suc-
cessfully but makes sure that teachers who are recruited to handle an array of subjects and activities
are not only equipped with an impressive academic background but also possess the zeal to excel and
the passion to teach.
Inspiria Knowledge Campus vehemently believes that transformation in both mind and body in stu-
dents can be activated by deploying the right course of events both on and off campus by encouraging
them to look at things differently by sensitizing them on various business and social issues that would
help in shaping their minds and personality. At this age, students have minds that are highly impres-
sionable and the college makes sure that the right level of knowledge pertaining to their chosen course
are taught with great care and interest; thus creating an environment of learning.
Pre-planned and impeccably designed expert talk sessions, management games, video lectures, case
studies, quizzes, role plays and the like are embedded in all graduate courses to impart teaching based
on real life experiences and scenarios. This helps students to understand and appreciate a plethora
of courses with greater enthusiasm and focus; the two vital pre-requirements of academic brilliance.
Well planned exposure to students on real life management scenarios through talk sessions enables
the opening up of young minds to actively plan and self design their careers by becoming well in-
formed on future ventures be it in media, hospitality, corporate, prestigious government organiza-
tions or startups. Students in their pursuance of degree courses at Inspiria mature exponentially and
self-confidence is instilled in them right from the initiation of the graduate programmes with the help
of members of faculty and leadership.
Thus the right conditioning of the mind promises the very best that life has to offer to students.
IN THE CAMPUS
A plethora of meaningful events
added value to students experience
By Shiladitya Ghosh
G.D. Goenka Public School won the coveted In-
spiriaQ 2017, the annual inter-school quiz con-
test organized by Inspiria Knowledge Campus in
association with Times of India on 4th Novem-
ber 2017. BSF Senior Secondary School, Siliguri
secured the second spot while SMHD School,
Jaigaon stood third. The event was inaugurat-
ed by Mr Pankaj Kumar, Income Tax Commis-
sioner, Siliguri. The grand finale consisted of six
schools qualifying from the initial prelims which
consisted of about 50 schools across the region.
The winners bagged the InspiriaQ trophy along
with a prize money of Rs 10,000 while the 1st runners-up received rupees 5000/- and the second runners-up
received rupees 3000/- respectively. All the participating teams were felicitated with a token of memento and
participation certificates. The mega event provides a unique opportunity to budding school quizzers of the
region to showcase their talent from diverse fields and win cash prizes. This is the fourth consecutive year
of the contest which witnessed participation from several reputed schools across Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, and the
Dooars, specifically designed for students of XI and XII standard (all streams).
Insvaganza the inaugural annual socio-cultural fest of Inspiria Knowledge Campus was held with great en-
joyment and fun and more expectations to fulfill. The event scheduled on 24th and 25th of February 2017
was one of the popular fests of North Bengal. “Rannvijay Singha”, the youth icon of India was the celebrity
guest for the annual event and was the major attraction of the event. The youth of Siliguri was bowled over by
his charismatic personality. It was indeed a moment to savor when he shared his success mantra and achieve-
ments and the sacrifices made during his journey to fame with the audience. Insvaganza showcased the skills
and expertise of participants from across the region in the wide range of competitive events like painting,
cooking, coding, photography, reverse film-making, tug of war, rapping among others in the two-day event.
Performing arts, technology, business innovation challenges along with innumerable fun and frolic, delicious
food and handsome prizes and goodies made Insvaganza a perfect hub for singers, dancers, gamers, tech
geeks and creative enthusiasts.
Dewang Mehta Excellence Award
Inspiria was extremely proud to host the Dewang Mehta Excellence Award at the campus for the first time
in Siliguri, which witnessed an astounding response from everyone in Siliguri and its adjacent areas. The
toppers from around 20 colleges and institutions of North Bengal were felicitated with the Dewang Mehta
Excellence Awards during the event. An eminent IT industry professional Mr. K.K. Natarajan, Executive
Chairman, Mindtree honoured everyone present on the event with the Dewang Mehta Memorial Lecture.
It was followed by workshops conducted by Mr. T Chendil, another eminent IT expert. The event also
comprised of the Business Plan Competition where five teams from Siliguri and adjacent areas participated.
“Team Habitat” from Sikkim Manipal University of Technology (SMIT) was declared winners followed by
“Make it Work India” of Sikkim Manipal University of Technology (SMIT), who secured the 2nd position
and “Easy Wheels” of Inspiria Knowledge Campus who secured the 3rd position. Abhijit Saha a student
from first year BCA also received full scholarship from Anant Foundation and CSRT17.
Bakery and Confectionery Workshop
Candidates came in with lively energy. With an ex-
citing menu set up for them, we had a ‘Do It Your-
self ’ theme going. After a general run through of
Inspiria Knowledge Campus and about the Hos-
pitality course, they were taken into the world of
baking. To start with,
a short briefing on
baking was given.
Then with intro-
ductions done, the
through the modern
and professional bak-
ing equipment and
at Inspiria Bakery
Lab stations. Under
the guidance of Chef
Anjani Nandan and
Bakery expert Dolly Thapa, the participants baked
yummy Butter- Vanilla cupcakes right from scratch.
They decorated them with vivid strokes of blue and
white sweet vanilla frosting using their own creativ-
ity. The next Item on the menu was chilled choc-
olate mousse. With closely supervised instructions,
up a tornado of alter-
nating layers of choc-
olate sauce, chocolate
cream and white va-
nilla frosting. And the
result was savoured
by all. In less than 2
hours, they learnt in
details how to bake &
frost cupcakes, make
cast made chocolates
and chocolate sauce.
All in all a decadently successful event!
NASSCOM TechConclave 2016
The NASSCOM Techconclave, 2016 held at Inspiria Knowledge Campus, Siliguri was a first-of-its- kind
event for the academic as well as business sector in entire North Bengal. NASSCOM is the premier or-
ganization that represents and sets the tone for public policy for the Indian software industry. The events
began with the launch of Incubation centre named STUP by Prof. Indrajit Chatterjee, Inspiria Knowledge
campus. STUP – is a place where emerging ideas are cared, nourished and given an environment to grow.
Students of Inspiria as well as students from different colleges in North Bengal were to be given a chance
to Start-up the business idea and grow. Mr. Rajiv Vaishnav (Head – Ecosystem & Partnerships at GenNext
Hub, A Reliance Enterprise) was called up to highlight the need and importance of StartUp Ecosystem.
His session was full of insights and high source of motivation. He not only encouraged the entrepreneur
but also the intrapreneurs. The highly enlightening session was followed by a mind- boggling workshop
of Dr. Som Singh Dutta – Founder & Chief Marketing – Unspun Consulting Group (UCG), a self made
entrepreneur. Her workshop on Entrepreneurship was inspiring and endeavouring to help the students
understand the need of time. The second ‘Techconclave’ was inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp cer-
emony by Mr. Atul Gupta, Founder & CEO Insync Solutions, Mr. Kamal Agarwala, Chairman NASSCOM
East Region Product Council, Mr. Rajiv Vaishnav, Head of GenNextHub, Relience Enterprise and Dr. Som
Singh Dutta, Founder & Chief Marketing – UCG Unspun Consulting Group. There was an interactive ses-
sion by eminent personalities from the field of Information Technology. An insight was provided by them
into the field of employment and entrepreneurship. Also, inspiring stories were shared with the students
to get them motivated.
(Compiled by Shiladitya Ghosh, 3rd year, Media Science)
The second edition of Insvaganza, the annual socio – cul-
tural fest of Inspiria Knowledge Campus was the most
trending event of Siliguri held on 9th and 10th March
2018. With more than 25 colleges participating from Sili-
guri and its adjacent areas in the 32 events spread across the
two days. The major events were segregated into Creative,
Media, Business, Technical, Cooking & On Stage. The au-
dience witnessed an astounding musical performance from
Madhurima Basu, famed bollywood playback singer and
popular rock band from Nepal – “Call Breakers” during the
Insvaganza provides a platform for the budding performers
from renowned academic institutions of North Bengal to
participate in the wide range of events like Solo Singing,
Short Film making, Group Dance, Street Play, Carpe Diem,
Business Plan, Mad Ads, Coding, Mobile App Mock up,
Mimic a Band, and Flip the glass to showcase their respec-
tive skills and talent.
A complete students’ initiative, Insvaganza is one of the
most happening and innovative students’ fest in the entire
region of Siliguri.
With the objective to inspire the youth of North Bengal,
Inspiria Knowledge Campus successfully launched and
conducted the first edition of the much awaited annual
marathon “YOUTHRUN” on 10th March 2018 - a noble
initiative to encourage and inculcate the habit of sound
health and fitness among all age groups. The race category
included 5 kms and 10kms respectively with two different
race circuits: off-road and on-road tracks moving through
the premises of Himanchal Vihar and Uttorayan.
The winners and the participants of the concerned events
recieved trophies, digital certificates and customized
T-Shirts with Inspiria Youth Run logo. The exclusive prop-
erty of Inspiria, “Youth Run” is arguably the biggest mar-
athon event to be organised in North Bengal till date to
motivate the youngsters of the region and instill self con-
fidence. The funds generated from the event will be even-
tually donated to educate the youths and children of the
“The Story of
By Ravi Chettri
A family is very important in our life. There must be someone who loves you non-stop. So he too had a dream to have a
family. Everyday, he woke up; he tried to find love. Every night when he slept, he tried to find reasons not to die. Every
moment, he tried to find reasons to hope, dream and love. Time decides our fate, our journey. And when time changes,
everything changes. Everything. Sometimes for worse, sometimes for the better. And sometimes, for the best.
This is not a story. It’s about something more real than stories. It’s about him.
It was the month of May 1998, he came in this world with an innocent, cute face. Everyone used to talk about his cute,
He had his mom and dad. His dad was very simple, kind hearted and a child inside. He loved his family very much. He
was financially weak but millionaire by heart. He was always willing to do anything for family. He used to bring vegetables
from villages and sell them home to home which needs very hard work. He did everything he can just to provide every
needs of his family.
His family had to face number of problems, financially and mentally. There was no good relation between his mom and
dad. Everyday his dad would home after doing all the hard work but his mom never cared. They were always fighting with
each other not even thinking of the child.
Day by day this kid was growing older and older. Was living his childhood happily.
One day when he was at the age of five, his mother ran away with another man. There was no fear, no love for family not
even towards her kid. She left them alone and destroyed everything. But the father always waited for her, even kept telling
his son that one day his mother would come to them and they would live their life together again. “Life was very painful
after she left. Every day was very hard to live without her”.
After two years, the father committed suicide hanging himself. He loved her so much that he couldn’t live without. So that
he took the decision to die because he was very soft hearted. He didn’t see any other option except dying.
That small boy lost his entire family at the age of seven. Tears and screams became his constant companion. He was an
orphan now. He had always wished to have his mother and father living together like his friends did. But there was his
grandfather to take care of him. He took all the responsibilities of his grandson. So that he started going school again. His
grandfather showered plenty of love and care on him.
After some months, his mother appeared from nowhere and promised his grandfather to take care of him and give him
a good education. His grandfather let him go with her. She took him somewhere in Sikkim. There he was admitted in a
school. He got an opportunity to study again but after a couple of months his mother stopped him from going to school
and made him work at home. Then after two weeks, she sold him off to somebody. He had to work at the man’s house and
his hotel for washing dishes. He was made to work very hard like a slave and was not given enough food to eat. He was
made to rise early and sleep very late at night. Sometimes he was beaten and was given no food at all.
Years later, his uncle saw him working there. He immediately took him back to Kalimpong to his grandfather. He started
staying with his grandfather again.
In 2006, the nuns of Bal Suraksha Abhiyan (trust) received information about him and took him away with the permis-
sion of giving a good education. The nuns looked after him and many other children as well. There he made many friends,
brothers and sisters and lived as one family.
He was successfully completed his school education and went for further study.
(Ravi Chettri is a First Year student of Hotel management)
THE NEED OF THE HOUR
By Vidhika Singh
Malala Yousufzai famously quoted – “I raise my voice, not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard
– we cannot succeed when half of us are held back”.
This sentiment clearly states the basis of new age women empowerment. Addressing issues of discrimination of women
and ensuring their rights is the unfinished business of the 21st century. Why is it that women in our country still have to
fight for their basic rights so that they can breathe independently?
Women in our country are worshipped as goddesses in the name of Lakshmi, Durga, Kali and so on, but do men really
give honour and respect to them? Even today, in village areas, every time a girl is born, men think of her as a curse to the
family and wish her death. They think of girl as a burden who cannot support their family economically. They think girls
are only meant for raising up children and keeping their kitchen fires burning. Villagers who have daughters want to have
children again in the hope for a baby boy who will carry their family’s honour and name forward. They think a boy can
earn for the family and not be a burden for dowry. Why are women subjected to such brutality?
India ranks a shameful fourth in instances of rape in the world. Every day at least one rape case gets reported in the news-
paper. The blame is put on the girl for walking in the street at night or wearing a dress which was unacceptable. There are
horrible cases where even small girls are raped in schools – do those men realise the terrible pain that the small girls have
to go through, her trauma as she loses her dignity and self-respect at such a tender age. What was her fault?
Once girls are born they are thought of as burdens. Parents want to tie their knots as early as possible. Does not she have
the right to live her life fully? Was she was born in this earth just to procreate. She was not born to just feed her family.
She must have all those rights which a person should have. One should not forget that the shameful dowry system still
prevails at many parts of the country.
Fifty per cent of the world’s population consists of women.
If men can get educated and dominate the world, then why
can’t the other half of the population and get education as
Men need to be reminded that they exist in the world only
because of women...it is women who give birth to them,
raise them up and make them powerful so that they can
work for the family and create a future.
They do not realise that if a woman can keep a baby in her
womb for nine months and bear the pain which is equiv-
alent to the breaking of 206 bones, then they can do any-
A woman plays the role of mother, daughter, sister and
wife. If they can play multiple roles in their lives, I think
they are strong enough to change the world.
India will be a truly developed country when the women
are able to step out of the houses without any fear in her
mind. It will progress in real terms the day men start re-
specting women and treat them with dignity.
I can proudly Maya Angelou’s words – “I am a woman phe-
nomenally - phenomenal woman that’s me.”
By Upasana Chhetri
A college that inspires you to achieve your
dreams, Inspiria Knowledge Campus has
since its inception strived to provide the
best environment, amenities and oppor-
tunities to its students. 2017 has indeed
been a remarkable year for the students as
well as the college as a whole. Whether it
be in academics, sports or any other extra
curricular activity, our students have brought pride to the name of the college and their fellow mates. Some of them have
notable accomplishments to their names even before they have been graduated. Sheer hard work and active participation
has resulted in yielding these fruitful results.
The year had a wonderful beginning when a student of BBA 3rd year, Amit Agarwal topped the charts of top 10 young
entrepreneurs of the country. The government of India’s Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship made the
selection based on the innovative business initiative “UPCART”, a specially designed luggage carriage to facilitate move-
ment up and down the stairs and make journeys hassle free. It was a moment to cherish and savour when he received
the coveted award from the Honourable P.M of India, Mr. Narendra Modi. It was a pleasure to see him speak confidently
during the launch of his product among eminent personalities at the “Tomorrow’s India Global Summit 2017”. UpCart,
a product which impressed the minds of many described itself as the ‘tri-star wheel mechanism’ made for carrying loads
over stairs easily.
Sheetal Jhalaria, a student of Hospitality Management proved that her true potential lay in the field of academics by
becoming the college topper. A shy yet determined girl, she came out with flying colours and astonished everybody
when she secured a S.G.P.A of 9.20 in her 2nd semester. She received ‘Outstanding’ in 5 subjects and ‘Excellent’ in 6. In a
country like India, where professional courses and the people pursuing them are still looked at with doubt by the society,
Sheetal stands a proud example dwarfing every opinion which belittled her dreams and aspirations.
As the famous saying goes, ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’, Sub-
hankar Saha is the next feature for the achievement list. Subhankar, a third
year student of Media Science, won the championship title in the inter-col-
lege table tennis tournament organized by MAKAUT (Maulana Abul Kalam
Azad University of Technology). He has done Inspiria proud.
Talking about employability, the college has stood true to its words, because
two students from BCA(Bachelor of Computer Applications) have been suc-
cessfully placed in a French multinational company, CapeGemini. It is a ser-
vice based organisation with its headquarter in Paris, France. They provide
IT consultancy services. They have major branches in almost all the metro-
politan cities of India. Three students from Inspiria Knowledge Campus had
appeared for a series of tests beginning with aptitude tests, then technical
interview followed by HR interviews which all of them cleared positively.
There were around 1200 candidates who appeared for the first round. While
only 150 qualified in the second round, the number further diminished to
100 in the final round. After such multiple and extensive procedures, Anmol
Kumar Rai and Ankit Kumar Roy were the only Inspirians to get successfully
placed in the well renowned company.
Such achievements are a matter of pride for all of us. Dedication, passion
and hard work are the key essentials which let the individual strive harder
each time after they fail. Success may not come at once but putting all efforts
together and coming back strong after each setback is what makes one taste
success in life. These achievements are not merely trophies, certificates or
moments of happiness but the milestones we set for ourselves so that we may
perform better next time and also for others to inspire and motivate them
to achieve their goals and create a healthy competitive environment for all,
allowing each one to grow and blossom.
(Upasana Chhetri is a 3rd year student of Media Science)
(Compiled by Jyoti Saha)
TPrashant Jha of BBA loves speeding
on a bike and eating varieties of street
food. A straightforward person who
is never ready to accept anything that
Prashant Jha – The Forthright
Aaditya Saha Gupta – The Versatile
Yangchen Lhamo – ‘The Élégant’
aim is to
do MBA in
one of the
n a t i o n a l
An ardent reader, with a poetic fluen-
cy in thought and expression Aaditya
Saha Gupta, a student of Computer
Science has musical temperament
and an indomitable spirit for coding
He has been one of the winners of
the ‘Civil Awareness Programme
Week’ Organised by the NHPC on
Demonetization and has since then
moved people by his lively speeches.
He has made the college proud by
winning competitions in inter-col-
The beautiful and gentle Yangchen
Lhamo, a native of Paro, Bhutan is
. His motto in life is ‘Never try to
prove to anyone else except to one-
f o l l o w e d
medals for the Coding and Speech
Competitions at the SIEM fest.
one of our
p r o m i s -
M a n a g e -
ment as she wishes to have her own
business in Bhutan. Hospitality is
in her blood and her family already
runs a resort. Yangchen aims big and
is aiming for a start-up with a five-
The love of her life is dance; no event
in the campus goes by without a per-
formance by her. It’s a treat to the eye
to watch her dance and her rhyth-
mic movements actually depict the
grace and beauty of her Bhutan. A
very family oriented person who still
believes in the old tradition of joint
family system, Yangchen hopes and
prays that this system will never per-
Mayank Agarwal, a student of BBA
not only topped his school in his
Plus +2 examinations but was the
Darjeeling district topper as well. He
is a workaholic who studied for six
to seven hours to reach his goal. For
his excellent performance, he was
Mayank Agarwal – A Topper
In Our Midst
of ten thou-
He aims to
be a part of
tality industry in future. His moti-
vation is his uncle who has done his
MBA from London and is the owner
of Summit Group of Hotels and Re-
BBA student Amit Agarwal is ener-
getic, full of ideas and loves to work
hard and take risks as well. Amit is
already an entrepreneur. He owns
Amit Agarwal – The Entrepre-
neur In The Making
es gifts are
his first sale of Rs.80 and has now
signed up an MOU with Sri Shya-
mashis Printers. His motto is “cus-
tomers first, profits second”. The
signing of the MOU was a moment
in his life that he cherishes.
Madhukar Pradhan can be easily de-
scribed as a youngster who is born
to perform. Music is his world, every
minute of his day is spent well with
music. His love for singing started
Madhukar Pradhan – Born To
Be A Performer
in grade 2
won a prize
in a singing
c o m p e t i -
is the lead
his band called “MadNug” and also
recorded a song titled “Taken (by
your love)”. At this very young age
is to become
a flight at-
t e n d a n t .
She won the
BH M student Gopanshu Anand has
a knack for and loves to experiment
in the kitchen which helps him come
up with new combinations and fla-
vours. Gopanshu aims to become a
Gopanshu Anand – Restau-
K a p o o r .
place in the
Media Science student Bivek Chan-
dak is an active member of theYI
Yuva Chaupal,Siliguri and also of
the National Entrepreneur Network
(NEN). He was one of the members
Sweta Gupta, a Media Science stu-
dent has a keen interest in writing,
wedding planning, designing clothes
Bivek Chandak : Upcoming-
Sweta Gupta – The Budding
second place in the Masterchef com-
petition conducted by the Siliguri
Institute of Technology. Inspiria is
proud to have students like her and
we wish that all her dreams come
competition conducted by the Sili-
guri Institute of Technology.
b a g g e d
place in the
Yu STA RT
Competition in Bangalore and also
took away the third place at NASS-
COM- Business Plan Competition in
Vedant Bajaj – Entrepreneur
With A Different Outlook
BBA student Vedant Bajaj is a prom-
ising entrepreneur who is already
into tea business.
and likes to
ly, Vedant is
a karate yel-
low belt. He was one of the members
of Inspirer’s team Bye – Load that
bagged the fourth place in the YuS-
TART 2015 business plan competi-
tion organized by Young Indians in
Avik Agarwal – Entrepreneur
In The Making
Avik, a BBA student was one of the
members of Inspirias team Bye –
Load that bagged the fourth place
in the YuSTART 2015 business plan
p r o b l e m
faced in his
business became an excellent idea
‘BYE–LOADS’ as the start up in the
business plan competition and it
bagged the fourth place in YuSTART
2015. Avik determination to do well
B i k a s h
s t u d e n t
of BBA, is
the YI Yuva
C h a u p a l ,
S i l i g u r i
Bikash Mittal – The Phleg-
Chapter and also of the National En-
trepreneur Network (NEN).Bikash
Mittal stood first in the NASSCOM
E-Summit in Kolkata for his business
plan ‘UPCART’, which has made In-
spiria Knowledge Campus proud.
Pooja Gurung – The Valiant
BHM is a karate black belt who has
won two bronze medals in the na-
tional level (shitorio). An ex-student
of APS, Bengdubi, she has represent-
ed her school in various basketball
competitions. A young girl with lots
he has started writing his own songs
and composing them. His desire is to
become a Pop Singer and enjoy the
lifestyle that come with it.
is evident in that way he overcame
personal struggle including the
death of his beloved grandfather to
take his life forward.
and a sensi-
man with a
Aman is a student of Media Science
department at Inspiria Knowledge
Campus. He began his college life
by winning an award at ‘Spotlight’,
an event hosted by t2 of ‘The Tele-
graph’ and ‘Neotia Getwell Health-
BCA student Ujjal loves computers
and geography. He wanted to join the
armed forces but could not on Phys-
ical grounds (under go surgery). So
he decided to start a software busi-
ness of his own. A highly potential
boy who is full of fun and energy,
Ujjal loves adventures and bike rid-
Shiladitya Ghosh – A Young
Editor With Great Potential
Ujjal Dey Sarkar – Aspiring
Aman Dugar – “The Face Of
is very cre-
ative. She is
beautiful mind is a student of Media
Science He is a gifted writer and aims
to join the editorial desk in a nation-
al level English newspaper. Shiladi-
tya reads a lot and has a questioning
mind who seeks a comprehensive
understanding of the world.
ing. He aims
rate of road
e x c e l l e n t
a c a d e m i c
is a good
He was pur-
a family tragedy compelled him to
leave his medical course. Howev-
er he was back on his feet, showing
great promise as a media science
student. His photographs have been
published in The Hindu. Aman can
make it big in the world of media and
Tiasha Sil- The Girl With A
Media Science student Tiasha Sil has
a second interest – fashion design-
ing. She thinks the two vocations
are not unrelated.. Tiasha is a good
artist too. Her canvas paintings have
been exhibited at various exhibitions
and sold online on various online
stores, namely Amazon and her own
of the class but she steps into all the
activities of the campus. She can be
termed as one stop solution for all
cultural activities. She represented
Inspiria at “THE RAAS”, where she
was greatly praised by the eminent
artists of the theater.
as a mod-
el. The year
ed her with
Raw Star of
gal, Timi Ananya, Miss Innovision
(Salesian) and Miss Fresher ( Inspiria
BBA student Vinay Agarwal is pas-
sionate about cars and gadgets. He
aims to enter the automobile indus-
try as an entrepreneur. Vinay has a
Vinay Agarwal- The Speed
travel, at a
he has al-
Republic, Thailand as well countries
in Europe. He desires to be an exten-
sive traveller and travel all around
the world. His ultimate destination
A g a r w -
al is from
s t r e a m .
S i d d a r t h
Siddharth Agarwal –
Mr Insvaganza 2017
got her the
p o s i t i o n
i s a t i o n a l
Abhinav Kumar Das – The MJ
skills never went unnoticed. It was
when she reached grade 9 that she
realised her talent in writing as well.
She bagged the trophy for the de-
bate competition organised by the
Central Bank of India, hosted event
after event at Inspiria and also re-
ceived the Dewang Mehta Excellence
Award for academics.
ment of Me-
is a talent-
er who has
eral matches at the inter-school and
inter-college level. Abhinav also has a
keen interest in dancing and is called
MJ (after Michael Jackson) by his
Manoj Mahanta – The Unde-
BCA has his
- a school
to the students of the lower mid-
dle-class families. Manoj loves math-
ematics. He enjoys doing maths and
teaching it as well. One of the major
aims in his life is to do research in the
field of mathematics.
R o n a k
A g a r w -
al of BBA
ed a start-
W h e e l s
with two of
Ronak Agarwal –The Over-
Tripti Sinha – The Pirouette
to do all
is a student
of Media Science.
Her aim is to open a dance studio
where contemporary dance forms
and ballet will be taught. She also has
plans to go to Hong Kong to do her
PhD in dancing. Her one and only
dream is to make everyone dance.
Priyanka Kumari is a student of
BCA with a strong affinity towards
technology. She aspires to become a
professional ethical hacker. She has
recently been awarded by the college
Priyanka Kumari – The Viva-
for her ef-
forts in not
ies but her
2017 successful. She loves coming to
the college and has 99.9% attendance
by far the highest in the college.
Upasana Chhetri, a student of Me-
dia Science says, “ Life isn’t a race,
it’s a journey full of surprises!” A girl
with multiple talent and interests,
Upasana Chhetri – The Reso-
interests like photography, automo-
biles and gadgets. His love for sport
has already helped him taste the es-
sence of bungee jumping, paraglid-
ing and zip flying. He next plans to
attempt scuba diving and skydiving.
He won the third place for Business
Plan competition at Nasscom and
second place at Innovision 2016. The
next step for “Easy Wheels” is the YI
competition in Bangalore. The aim
of this business plan “Easy Wheels”
is to create a revolution in the auto-
mobile servicing market. Siddharth
feels it’s a way to bring out his cre-
ativity in modification of vehicles.
his friends. They were the 3rd run-
ners up at Nasscom and came 2nd at
Innovision. He was also the 1st run-
ner up for Carpe Diem, Insvaganza
2017. Ronak loves to read motiva-
tional or inspiring blogs, quotes etc.
He is a veg foodie who loves to try
out new veg cuisines from around
Neden Lama Yolmo – The
Hailing from a musical background,
Media Science student Neden Yol-
mo has a special interest in music.
She is a vo-
ever she aims to make a career in
videography and film-making, spe-
cially documentaries that focus on
people and culture.
An enigmatic ambivert, BBA student
Aneesh Khowala is academically
Aneesh Khowala – The Am-
m u l t i - l i -
over a num-
ber of for-
eign languages, Aneesh is presently
he is learning Mandarin. Aneesh is a
Hollywood addict who plays several
Chetan Jain – The Unpreten-
Chetan Jain of the Department of
Computer Science likes to try his
hand at ev-
e r y t h i n g .
well as ex-
ties. An exceptionally good student,
he is a quizzer, rapper and dancer.
Awards and achievements are not
new to him, his latest achievement
was when he stood first in the event
Minute to Fame at INNOVISION
2017. Travelling and making friends
is something he loves doing.
BCA student Nikhil Agarwal is our
next feature in Rising Stars. Nikhil
had been the school captain in his
early years and had a great affinity
towards engineering. His love for
technology and computer program-
ming in particular opened avenues
Nikhil Agarwal – Simple and
nity in front
of him and
Knowledge Campus. Nikhil actively
participates in all college events and
believes that more exposure to peo-
ple and events would help him prog-
ress further in life.
friends. His most cherished dancing
opportunity came when he was giv-
en the chance to welcome Mr.Rann-
vijay Singh on to the stage through
his dance moves and then to dance
with Rannvijay himself at Insvagan-
za 2017. Abhinav is pursuing Media
Science with the intention of making
it into the filmmaking industry.
outdoor games like cricket, basket-
ball, table tennis and badminton. His
motto is “Life shall never be good,
but I must always be”.
AGAIN AND AGAIN
Compiled by Upasana Chhetri
During the sunrise, the first rays of the sun shed light on the twin peaks of
the Kanchenjunga painting it pink and then in a beautiful orange colour.
Located in Darjeeling, the hill stands as the highest summit of Ghoom, the
highest railway station in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway- a UNESCO
World Heritage Site. The Tiger Hill stands gloriously 107 miles away from
the majestic Mount Everest.
Tiger Hill, the lake in Mirik
and Gajaldoba are locations
that offer a new experience
While on Tiger Hill one can visit Senchal Wild-
life Sanctuary which offers great picnic spots and
have two artificial lakes which serve as reservoirs
for water supply to the town of Darjeeling. The
early morning gleam of the first rays of the sun
make for a stunning view from the hill. It is one
of the major attractions for people visiting Dar-
jeeling from all over the world. The first glimpse
of the golden horizon makes one’s day.
The sun plays true colours behind the mountains
and the horizon turns crimson as the sun comes
out of the mountains like a perfect yolk. It is relishing to see the sun become
stronger as it goes into the sky. The sky turns into a beautiful canvas with
varied colours enhancing the artistry of Mother Nature. The mountains seem
to look so close that they deceive people. Tiger Hill is a destination in itself
offering not just great views during the sunrise but it’s also a place where one
can soak himself in the Himalayan serenity anytime of the day.
Mirik is one of the most famous tourist spots in Darjeeling which is famous for its
beauty and obscurity. On the way to Mirik, one may witness scenic beauty filled
with greenery on all sides with tea gardens, mountains and pine trees. The Mirik
Lake or Sumendu Lake is the favourite tourist spot in the region. Boating and Pony
Riding are some of the means of recreation for the visitors. It is a quiet place where
one can stay for the entire day and still not get bored of it.
The area around the lake is surrounded with pine trees on one side and a garden
on the other side. Both these sides are connected by a foot bridge which is also
named as the Indreni Pool (rainbow bridge). The place runs back in history to the
time where the lake was a marshland with thick vegetation and the garden used to
be a polo ground used by the British. The soothing climate adds on to be a mood
refresher. The regular visitors and tourists have helped this small town evolve as a
commercial centre. From vendors to small shops to some classy restaurants, the
Mirik bazaar has been a major source of living for its natives.
There is a temple named Singha Devi Mandir on the west of the lake. The two
points near the lake namely Rameetya Dara and Deosi Dara have the best view of
the snowcapped Himalayan range. The sunrise and sunset are the best from this
Gajoldoba on Teesta Barrage is an hour’s drive from Siliguri through the Baikunthapur forests around 25 kilometres
from the town. It is a perfect place for bird watchers.
A Mega Tourism Project is on the anvil at
Gajoldoba which is situated at the mouth
of the Fulbari Canal alongside a vast water
body by the Teesta, enhancing the beauty of
the area. The Baikunthapur forest region in
the western part of the Dooars surrounds
part of Gajoldoba
The place has been a boon to migratory wa-
ter fouls after a dam was constructed on the
river Teesta to divert the river water to the
Fulbari canal for irrigational purposes. The
reservoir, surrounded by dense forests, in-
vites an impressive range of water birds from Ladakh and Central Asia. One can spend some leisurely hours on the
spur with a binocular and watch the Brahmini ducks, Bar-headed Goose, Pochards, Pintails, Shovlers, Mallards,
Black Ibis, and many species of storks, cor-
morants and ducks.
It is a good place to see migrating and win-
tering raptors, plus grebes. Other birds seen
here are Common Shelduck, Falcated Duck,
Garganey, Red crested Pochard, Ferrugi-
nous Pochard, Lesser Sand Plover, North-
ern Lapwing, Osprey, Western and Eastern
Marsh Harriers, Hen Harrier, Peregrine,
Great Crested and Black necked Grebes.
The word ‘chams’ is of Tibetan origin, and simply means
“a dance.” Cham Dance is an ancient ritual mask dance.
It is quite unique because it is performed exclusively by
the monks during multi-day religious festivals in dif-
ferent monasteries of Bhutan, Tibet, Sikkim and differ-
ent parts of India (especially Himalayan region). These
1,300-year-old mystical dances, collectively called cham,
are performed to remove evil for the benefit of the entire
The monks who perform this dance have to meditate for
days or even weeks before hand, visualising and invok-
FROM 1001 THINGS
ing protective deities. On the day of the performance,
the monks visualise themselves as deities, displaying
ancient movements and chanting sacred mantras. It is
believed that they draw in the evil in the crowd and the
Compiled by Jyoti Saha
surrounding world. The evil is trapped in
an effigy or a human body made of dough.
Then the dance master cuts open the effigy
and draw the evil into his body to show it
peace and the path to liberation.
The first Cham was believed to have been
performed by Indian saint Padmasambha-
va (also known as Guru Rinpoche) during
740-760 AD. He was invited to Tibet to
banish evil spirits. He began dancing,
using tantric mudras (various body posi-
tions, but predominantly of the hands) and
invoking the gods. From this successful
performance, some say that Cham dances
gradually spread to all other Tibetan mon-
asteries. While mostly concentrated there,
it eventually spread to Bhutan, where it is
similar in strength, as well as to certain re-
gions of India and Mongolia.
The Monks performing Cham are robed
in highly ornamented costumes of brightly
coloured silk. They put on elaborate masks
that represent various deities and demons,
as well as animals. Sometimes they dance
holding ritualistic instruments. Other
monks accompany them, in instrumental
music ensembles, playing traditional Ti-
betan instruments. There is a leader pres-
ent who keeps time with cymbals, while
others play wind instruments or drums.
The deities are also depicted in wrathful
forms in order to show that evil comes
from within. Evil does not exist externally,
it comes from within the mind. Evil is cre-
ated by ignorance, anger, desire, jealousy,
and ego. The nature of the mind is clear,
but it is covered by the ego, as clouds cover
the sun. Cham removes the ego from evil’s
mind, allowing it to see clearly the path
to transformation. It is believed that even
simply witnessing the dances as an audi-
ence member is said to bring one closer to
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SHALLOTS, PEAS MASH,
By Prof. Anjani Nandan
Boneless Chicken Breast - 4 nos
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 3 tablespoon
Mushroom chopped - 100gm
Carrot chopped - 50 gm
Onion chopped - 1 tablespoon
Garlic minced - 1teaspoon
Fresh Oregano - 1 tablespoon
White Wine - 50 ml
Grated Cheese - 2 tablespoon
For Caramelised Shallots
Shallots, roots intact - 6 pcs
Butter - 1 teaspoon
Sugar - 1 tablespoon
Red wine - 3 tablespoon
Crushed Pepper - a pinch
Frozen Peas - 1 cup
Cream - 2 tablespoon
Mint chopped - 1 teaspoon
Butter - 1 tablespoon
Peeled diced beets - 250gms
Balsamic Vinegar - 1 tablespoon
Butter - 1 tablespoon
Seasoning to taste
Stuffing: For the stuffing, heat oil in pan, add chopped onion and garlic and saute
till soft. Add carrot saute for 2 minutes, then add mushroom. Add wine and deglaze
the pan. Let the wine get reduced completely, remove from heat. Add oregano and
Take the chicken breast, flatten it and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Evenly put the
stuffing on the breast and roll carefully. Put the stuffed breast in a baking tray and
roast at 180C for 12-15 minutes till a nice brown color is formed.
Caramelised Shallots: Melt butter in a pan, add shallots and sugar and toss to coat
evenly. After 2 minutes, add the wine and reduce completely. Sprinkle salt and pep-
per and then place the pan in oven at 180C for 15-20 minutes.
Just toss whole mushrooms in a pan over high heat.
Mashed Peas: Boil the peas in very less amount of stock. Mash it. Add cream, butter
and chopped mint.
Beet Glaze: Grind beetroot and strain through a fine sieve to collect the juice. Put
the juice in a pan, add balsamic vinegar and seasoning. Reduce over heat. Remove
from fire and whisk in soft butter.
Put a heap of mashed peas, arrange around the slices of roulade. Add the caramelised
shallots and mushroom in plate and drizzle over with the beet glaze.
Fresh Pineapple Juice - 60ml
Blue curacao Syrup - 20ml
Powdered Sugar - 1 teaspoon
Preparation time: 3minutes.
In a boston shaker, add two ice-cubes of ice, 60ml of fresh Pineapple juice, 20ml of blue curacao syrup and one teaspoon
powdered sugar. Shake well and serve it in a martini glass by passing through the hawthorne strainer. The quantity of
beverage is 3oz(90ml).
Glassware: Cocktail glass.
Garnish: Slice of fresh Pineapple and red Maraschino Cherry.
(Susan K.C. is a student of Hospitality Management)
By Susan K.C.
Fresh Pineapple Juice - 60ml
Blue curacao Syrup - 20ml
Powdered Sugar - 1 teaspoon
Preparation time: 3minutes.
In a boston shaker, add two ice-cubes of ice, 60ml of fresh Pineapple juice, 20ml of blue curacao syrup and one
teaspoon powdered sugar. Shake well and serve it in a martini glass by passing through the hawthorne strainer. The
quantity of beverage is 3oz(90ml).
Glassware: Cocktail glass.
Garnish: Slice of fresh Pineapple and red Maraschino Cherry.
(Susan K.C. is a student of Hospitality Management)
By Susan K.C.
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BBA)
BACHELOR OF COMPUTER APPLICATION (BCA)
B.SC IN MEDIA SCIENCE (BMS)
BACHELOR IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (BHM)
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BBA)
BACHELOR OF COMPUTER APPLICATION (BCA)
BACHELOR IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (BHM)
B.SC IN MEDIA SCIENCE (BMS)
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BBA)
BACHELOR OF COMPUTER APPLICATION (BCA)
BACHELOR IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (BHM)
B.SC IN MEDIA SCIENCE (BMS)
Students from Inspiria Knowledge Campus, Siliguri were selected
for 6 months Internship with our esteemed property, Le MERIDI-
EN, Pune. During their tenure all the students were found to be
hard working and eager to learn. We wish them the very best and
lots of success for their future endeavour. The students who worked
under my supervision they are Ashish Rai, Aman Gupta, Pooja Gu-
rung, Prabhat Jha, Raman Das, Saurav Karjee, Subhajit Brahma.
They were trained in Front Office, Housekeeping, F&B Service,
Le Meridien, Pune
Hotel Management students of Inspiria Knowledge Campus underwent successful internship training
at top hotels such as Le MERIDIEN, Bangalore, HYATT, Bangalore, RITZ-CARLTON, Bangalore and
HILTON SHILLIM ESTATE Pune. Below is the positive feedback they received.
HILTON SHILLIM ESTATE, PUNE
Students from Inspiria Knowledge Campus, Siliguri underwent 6
months Internship with our esteemed property, HYATT, Bangalore.
During their training they were paid stipends based on their strong
efforts. We wish them the very best and lots of success for their fu-
ture endeavour. The students who worked under my supervision are
Sreya Roy, Rajat Tirkey, Sagat Shakya, Tshering Bhutia, Abhishek
Rai. They worked in the department of Front Office, Housekeeping,
F&B Service, F&B Production.
Students from Inspiria Knowledge Campus, Siliguri were selected
for 6 months stipend based Internship with our esteemed organ-
isation, HILTON SHILLIM ESTATE, Pune. During their tenure
the students were found to be hard working and sincere. We wish
them best success for their future. The students who worked under
my supervision they were Gopanshu Anand, Joel Samuel, Ming-
ma Moktan, Chhiyama Sampang, Kim Limbu. The various depart-
ments they worked were Front Office, Housekeeping, F&B Service,
A student from Inspiria Knowledge Campus, Siliguri went
through 6 months Internship training with our esteemed proper-
ty, RITZ-CARLTON, Bangalore. He successfully completed his in-
ternship to our satisfaction and his conduct during the tenure of the
Internship was good. The name of the student who worked under
my supervision is Chogyal Kazi and the departments he worked
during training included Front Office, Housekeeping, F&B Service,
The annual meeting of Team Inspiria was held on 22nd of March at Lemon
Tree Hotels, one of the best star category properties in the region. Mr. Atul
Gupta, the visionary managing trustee of the institution graced the occas-
sion with his presence. The vision statement for the institution was laid for-
ward and all the team members pledged to take Inspiria Knowledge Campus
to the next higher echelon in the coming years. The gathering at the meeting
was a perfect blend of an informal get together along with a note of formal
corporate vision. The new members of the Inspiria family formally intro-
duced themselves to Mr. Gupta and he in turn reached out to them with
the long term vision objectives and the values that the institute tightly holds
on to. For the members who have spent longer time in the family, it was an
opportunity to suggest the course of action that would driv e the college to
be even more successful. The meeting concluded with a lavish and sumptu-
ous dinner that not only tasted great but also filled the hearts of the Inspiria
family with great sense of happiness and satisfaction.
Inspiria Knowledge Campus
Himachal Vihar, Phase – II, Matigara, Siliguri – 734 010 West Bengal, India.
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