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Campus Feature – Biogas Plant

As a part of IIT Gandhinagar waste management initiatives, to minimize waste going into landfills, the food & organic waste from across the campus space(green bins) go to the IITGN biogas plant. This biogas plant established in collaboration with BARC generates manure and electricity from the food and organic waste with no other by-products. It is designed to help save 1 tonne of waste from going to the landfills each day and in turn generate manure and electricity from...

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Bidding Farewell at Udaan 2017

IIT Gandhinagar bid farewell to its graduating batch of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on Saturday, 15th April 2017 with its signature farewell dinner night Udaan. The graduating batch of students walked down the memory lane and recounted their years at IIT Gandhinagar. Here are some photographs and videos from the...

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Campus Feature – Solar Panels

We will soon be expanding the installed solar power capacity from 200 kWp to 500 kWp. The new expanded capacity is expected to be completed in the next few weeks. In the past few months, we have on an average saved Rs. 1.27 lakhs per month due to the current 200 kWp...

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Short Course On Human Development and Public Policy

A two day short-course on ‘Human Development and Public Policy’ was conducted at IIT Gandhinagar from 31st March to 1st April 2017. The short course was jointly coordinated by IIT Gandhinagar faculty members and experts from IFMR Sricity (Institute of Institute for Financial Management and Research) and Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) – South Asia. The course covered the critical dimensions of human development such as health, education and livelihood; and the policies and governance impacting them. The participants were from various places like IIM Ahmedabad, IIPH- Gandhinagar, EDI, TISS- Mumbai, Gujarat government (GSIDS), NGOs like Agariya Heetrakhsak...

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What the hand print could have revealed

Background: The Noida double murder in May 2008 highlighted the intriguing socio-legal realities facing middle-class India as well as the gross ineptness of the local police. The case proffered a plethora of forensic clues that should have been adequate for solving the crime(s). While the popular discourse may have unduly emphasized the moral corruption of the police force as the reason d’être, gaping holes in the investigation were ultimately a manifestation of inadequate training and resources. In November 2013, Nupur and Rajesh Talwar were convicted of murdering their daughter Arushi and the household help Hemraj Banjade. Interestingly, a blood-soaked...

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