IIT Bombay To Impart Master’s Degree In Filmmaking

IIT Bombay To Impart Master’s Degree In Filmmaking

IIT Bombay is planning to launch a master’s course in filmmaking. The proposal to offer courses in new areas, including filmmaking and medicine,  was taken by the institute strategy and planning committee headed by the director of the institute, Devang Khakhar. This was part of a recent document outlining the IIT’s growth plan for the next five years. Recently, IIT Bombay saw a surge in the number of students as the institute’s student strength went up…

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IIT Madras Has Opened Up its Labs for Students and Visitors

IIT Madras Has Opened Up its Labs for Students and Visitors

In a first, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras has opened its doors for the public. Established in 1959, the institution is known for the cutting-edge research that students conduct. In an attempt to expand and engage with more researchers, the institute has decided to make the laboratories open to visitors on recently. The current opening of doors is part of the ongoing Shaastra 2018 tech fest. From a hand-held device to detect adulteration…

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IITs Earmark 14% Special Quota for Girls from 2018

IITs Earmark 14% Special Quota for Girls from 2018

In order to address the decline of women candidates at the premier engineering institutions of the country, the Indian Institutes of Technology have decided to admit more women from the 2018 academic session. The decision was taken at the Joint Admission Board (JAB) of the IITs. The board approved a quota of supernumerary (over and above the actual intake) seats for women in a phased manner, reaching up to 20% by 2026. Around 8.8% women were admitted…

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Power for All! Saubhagya Scheme Empowered by IITM

Power for All! Saubhagya Scheme Empowered by IITM

On September  25th, our Hon’ble Prime Minister launched the ‘Saubhagya’ scheme. The ambitious scheme envisions and guarantees a complete electrified India by Dec 2018. In his speech, Hon. PM said, “The solar power packs of 200 to 300 Wp with battery banks for un-electrified households located in remote and inaccessible areas, comprises five LED lights, one DC fan, one DC power plug. Beneficiaries of the Saubhagya scheme shall be identified and their applications for electricity…

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QEEE Minors

QEEE Minors

Minors A set of theory topics along with a project activity are grouped together to form a specialization or Minor. A student who has completed all the topics and project will be awarded a Minor certificate. The theory topics are self-study modules (through Coursepack) with proctored quiz to be administered by local faculty. Project activity will be designed by IIT Faculty and conducted by local faculty. QEEE Minor Topics Signals, Systems and Communications – IIT…

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IIT-M Start-up Bags $1 Million Order from Singapore Firm

IIT-M Start-up Bags $1 Million Order from Singapore Firm

A start-up born at the IIT-Madras Incubation Cell has bagged a million dollar order from a Singapore-based company to transfer technology used by its first two products. The key focus of the technologies is clinical training using virtual patients so that actual treatment becomes safer. The two products — “Laparoscopy Surgical Simulator with Haptics Feedback” and “In-Vitro Fertilisation Training Simulation with Haptics Feedback” — are expected to change the way doctors are trained to make the…

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IIT Women Find Way to Power Up Antibiotics

IIT Women Find Way to Power Up Antibiotics

An all-woman team of researchers from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, has developed a new drug delivery platform using nanoparticles that can boost the efficacy of antibiotics at the cellular level and improve chances of recovery from cancer-related bacterial infections. The research was published last month in Scientific Reports. The study team included Rohini Singh, Smita Patil, Neetu Singh and Shalini Gupta. The nanotechnology-based delivery system would be specifically useful for cancer patients because if the bacterial infection…

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Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence – IITM

Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence – IITM

Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions (RBEI) and IIT, Madras yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding for establishing a Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBC-DSAI) will undertake foundational research in areas of AI and Data Science like deep learning, network analytics, reinforcement learning and interpretable machine learning, a release from IIT-M said. “The areas of activity include research projects, knowledge management and dissemination, developing…

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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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