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IIT Gandhinagar Alumni receives prestigious Schmidt Science Fellowship

Yogesh Goyal, BTech student of the first batch of Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar, has been awarded the prestigious Schmidt Science Fellowship. He is among the fourteen Schmidt Science fellows who have been selected from across the world after a rigorous evaluation based on scientific curiosity, extraordinary achievement, intellectual spark, and global ambitions. The Schmidt Science fellows program initiates $25 million program with Rhodes trust to focus on scientific leadership and interdisciplinary research. The program aims to develop next generation of leaders and innovators in the field of natural science, engineering, mathematics, and computing. Under this program, Yogesh will work to address critical medical challenges in society using novel theoretical and computational approaches. After the BTech degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Gandhinagar in 2012, Yogesh joined Princeton University from where he received his doctorate in Chemical Engineering in 2017. Yogesh received the institute gold medal from IIT Gandhinagar in 2012. IIT Gandhinagar takes pride in congratulating Yogesh. Prof. Sudhir Jain, Director of IIT Gandhinagar, said “This is an extraordinary achievement it not only brings glory to the institute, but also validates our approach to undergraduate education, our emphasis on solving problems that have societal impact and our adoption of a hands-on culture in almost all of our coursework. We congratulate Yogesh and look forward to his progress on the research challenges that he will...

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Intelligent digital transactions with Recko

Alumni check Saurya Prakash Sinha (BTech EE, 2009 Batch) and Prashant Borde (BTech EE, 2008 Batch) have started Recko. Recko is an intelligent digital transaction reconciliation product which helps companies in keeping a track of receivables from payment gateways. As digital transaction volume and their complexity (multiple intermediaries) are increasing, Recko is positioned as an independent transaction reconciliation layer which ensures that the interacting merchants are receiving settlements in accordance with the agreed contracts, payout cycles, and are able to track and report payment realizations, refunds, and chargebacks. Companies like Swiggy, Ola, Grofers, Makemytrip, Redbus, GoIbibo, Curefit, etc. are using Recko for automating settlement reconciliations. Recko is processing more than a million transactions on a daily basis. They can be reached out at...

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IITGN celebrates 71st Independence Day

The institute celebrated the 71st Independence Day with great rigour and enthusiasm. The day started with the unfurling of the tricolour by Prof Sudhir K Jain, Director, IITGN which was followed with the national anthem and cultural programmes. Making of a New India The institute took “Sankalp” on August 9 to free India from poverty, terrorism, regionalism, corruption and non-hygiene by 2022. The evening was observed under Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India’s directives to mark the beginning of celebrations of the 71st Independence Day and 75th year of the Quit India Movement. The “Sankalp” underscored...

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Japanese State Minister of Finance visits IITGN

I am delighted to be here at IIT Gandhinagar, which is known to be different from the other prestigious institutes of India. We, in Japan are working hard to increase the scope of science and technology by collaborating with other universities of the world. Taka Otsuka, Japanese State Minister of Finance Japan is extremely important in our plans for internationalisation. Mr Otsuka’s visit will help us strengthen our partnership with JAIST further, and will forge other partnerships with Japanese academia and industry. Sudhir K Jain, Director, IITGN The Japanese State Minister of Finance Mr Taku Otsuka, who was in the...

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The Impact of Trash Burning on Air Quality – an IITGN-Duke Collaboration

IITGN teams up with Duke to investigate health implications of common roadside fires in urban India. With many cities in India getting to the point where air pollution outweighs the benefits of exercising outdoors, every source of exposure needs all the attention it can get. Only earlier this month, the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services (AFES) found itself busy at Pirana, dousing out flames emerging from the notorious trash mountain at the site. The (in)famously gigantic pile of garbage has long posed a substantial health risk to several thousand families who live in its close proximity. The site has even been...

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