IIT Team Gets Award for Startup

IIT Team Gets Award for Startup

A team of Indian Institute of Techonology (IIT) Delhi researchers was awarded the startups national award 2017 by the technology development board for creating a technology that protects against air pollutants and minimises the risk of respiratory diseases. The team includes faculty members professor Manjeet Jassal and professor Ashwini K Agrawal, alumni Sanjeev Jain, Prateek Sharma, Tushar Vyas and a student Jatin Kewlani. The device –‘Nasofilters’ -is a Nano-respiratory filter, which is ready for commercialisation…

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IIT Madras, Queensland University of Technology to Undertake Joint Applied Research

IIT Madras, Queensland University of Technology to Undertake Joint Applied Research

A top Australian university has signed an agreement with IIT Madras to undertake joint applied research in information security, combustion and health technologies. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Indian Institute of Technology Madras have executed an agreement to undertake joint applied research that is highly relevant to the industry. Both institutions recognise that, globally, there is a paradigm shift in research focus and this initiative is a significant step towards meeting the new research…

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Govt to Set up Seven Research Parks at IITs, IISc for Startups

Govt to Set up Seven Research Parks at IITs, IISc for Startups

The government is planning to set up seven Research parks at IITs, IISc for startups to propel innovation. IIT Kharagpur already has a functional Park and the remaining will be created by Ministry of Human Resource Development at IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi and IISc Bangalore. IIT Gandhinagar’s Research park is being set up by DST. Source: Inshorts

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IIT-Kharagpur to Set up Country’s First Quality and Reliability School

IIT-Kharagpur to Set up Country’s First Quality and Reliability School

IIT-Kharagpur is starting a school on Quality and Reliability (Q&R), a first of its kind in India. The Institute, which set the trend for engineering, management, medical technology and IPR law education in IITs in India, has now ventured in the domain of quality with an aim to improve the trinity of Process, Planet and People (3Ps) targeting Engineering, Human and Natural systems, a release said. The School will be truly interdisciplinary in which faculty…

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IIT Madras takes Initiative to Educate Underprivileged Children

IIT Madras takes Initiative to Educate Underprivileged Children

For the past one year, about 700 children from underprivileged families, mostly Dalits, in Chennai and a remote village in Bihar are being imparted informal education by volunteers from the same community. The children, who were earlier averse to basic learning, are now showing incremental improvement and are able to read their regional language and English textbooks. The Teaching Reading Project (TRP), a pilot initiative of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Madras, is changing the…

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Now, IIT-B to Teach Fine Arts, Film-making and Economics

Now, IIT-B to Teach Fine Arts, Film-making and Economics

Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), arguably the foremost of engineering colleges in the country, is looking to diversify its portfolio. From a course in film-making to a programme in fine arts, the Powai-based institution aims to reposition itself as a university with courses across a broad range of disciplines within four years. The makeover is partly aimed at building an international presence by hosting a larger complement of foreign students and faculty.  But the underlying…

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IIT, MIT Brains Come Together to Convert Shantiniketan into a Model Heritage City

IIT, MIT Brains Come Together to Convert Shantiniketan into a Model Heritage City

Around 40 students and faculty members from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in US, on January 27 came together at a brainstorming session at the American Center in Kolkata on how to convert Bolpur-Shantiniketan into a model sustainable heritage city. The students are participating in a year-long India Practicum Program (2016-2017).  The conference, presided over by US Consul General Craig Hall, saw 15 students from MIT from participating. Those…

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IITs Fourth Largest Producer of Unicorn Startups in the World

IITs Fourth Largest Producer of Unicorn Startups in the World

If you aspire to create a billion-dollar business in India, one of the IITs is your best bet.  Sage, a UK-based accounting and payroll company, stated this in a research released on January 27. In a study that lists universities that have produced the most unicorn founders, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) bagged the fourth spot. US-based Stanford University claimed the top rank with 51 unicorn founders, followed by Harvard University with 37. The…

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IIT Bombay Set to Host its Entrepreneurship Summit

IIT Bombay Set to Host its Entrepreneurship Summit

The Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay) is set to host its latest edition of the Entrepreneurship Summit on January 28-29. The event is expected to see participation from over 500 startups and will be attended by over 16,000 students from across the world. The event seeks to provide a well-rounded discussion with government representatives, key founders and active investors invited to speak to the audience. The CEO of Niti Aayog Amitabh Kant and the Union…

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Toilets with Plastic Bottles? IIT-Madras Students Show the Way

Toilets with Plastic Bottles? IIT-Madras Students Show the Way

A group of 13 IIT-Madras students has designed and tested a construction model using PolyEthylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles for bricks and hopes it will revolutionise future government-sponsored sanitation programmes. SYNK, the collective behind the project, intends using it to build toilets in rural areas. It can help reduce plastic waste, said manager Arpan Paul. The method involves using discarded PET bottles filled with savudu sand (aquifer sand). “This is not construction grade sand. The type…

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