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Letters from the Heritage Centre


Letter from the Heritage Centre is an occasional publication. It presents the joy of tracing IIT Madras history, chasing facts and making connections. Sometimes it describes interesting things that happen in the course of running the Heritage Centre.

  • Something in the genes

    Something in the genes

    Dec 24, 2019

    Kumaran Sathasivam

    Over the last 3 years or so, the Heritage Centre has been creating a series of videos called the Oral History videos.

  • Time Machine Wanted

    Time Machine Wanted

    May 01, 2018

    Kumaran Sathasivam

    A couple of years ago, the Heritage Centre identified two Heritage Trails in the campus.

  • The Heaviest of Them All

    The Heaviest of Them All

    Jan 23, 2018

    Kumaran Sathasivam

    In December 2016, a tropical storm that originated near the Malay Peninsula glanced the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and went on to make landfall at Chennai.

  • Mandakini Hostel

    Mandakini Hostel

    Nov 02, 2017

    Kumaran Sathasivam

    Mandakini Hostel, just shy of its 50th ‘birthday’, is to be replaced by a new structure that can accommodate 1200 students.

  • Album 208

    Album 208

    Aug 07, 2017

    Kumaran Sathasivam

    Some months back, we added to the photographic collections of the Heritage Centre a good number of pictures taken by Mr. C.

  • Questions, questions

    Questions, questions

    Jan 08, 2017

    Kumaran Sathasivam

    The portrait of Prof. Sengupto, at the entrance of the Heritage Centre, is the tallest item on display here.