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Watch: This Game of Thrones-style introduction to IIT Kharagpur is brilliant!

The video by an IIT Kharagpur student takes you across the sprawling campus of the institute, much like the opening credits of GOT.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
July 25, 2016 8:30:38 pm
IIT K GOT_759_YT “This ain’t Westeros or Free Cities. It’s the fabulous IIT Kgp. Believe me it’s worth a while, Watch the campus (IIT) GoT style.”

Busting the age-old myth that all engineering students do is pore through their books and memorise formulae, a video posted by a student from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, is one of the coolest things ever.

Initially posted on Youtube by a student Prateek Srivastava, this video is a fabulous amalgamation of creativity and fantasy. The video shows the sprawling IIT-K campus in a very Game of Thrones-style animation, AND set to the cult tune by Ramin Djawadi no less. It starts with a quote by India’s first PM Jawaharlal Nehru: “Here in the place of that Hijli Detention Camp stands the fine monument of India, repesenting India’s urges, India’s future in the making. This picture seems to me symbolical of the changes that are coming to India.”

Cue in the music, and the visuals take you through the IIT campus, houses – complete with animation of rising and dipping towers and buildings, just like that of the original opening credits to the popular TV series.

According the agencies, the video was posted on Facebook by IIT-Kharagpur director Partha Pratim Chakrabarti. “IIT KGP Students express their creativity and passion for their alma mater. Experience and Relive the joy of learning and becoming,” Chakrabarti said in his social media post.

Srivastava had uploaded the video on July 18 with the description: “This ain’t Westeros or Free Cities. It’s the fabulous IIT Kgp. Believe me it’s worth a while, Watch the campus GoT style.”

Watch the video here.


Just like the astrolabe (an ancient astronomical computer for solving problems relating to time and the position of the Sun and stars in the sky) that represents the sun in the GoT theme, the IIT KGp version concludes with a similar depiction with the institute’s crest.

With IANS inputs.
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