Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Computer at IITK

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An Eye for Excellence
E. C. Subbarao
( http://www.harpercollins.co.in/)

First computer on a bullock-cart

Of the many firsts credited to IITK in India, computer science education tops the list, writes E. C. Subbarao in An Eye for Excellence: Fifty innovative years of IIT Kanpur. The story begins in 1963 with the arrival of the first solid-state computer (IBM-1620) in an educational institution in India, the author narrates.

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