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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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Protected: In memoriam: Prof. K V V Murthy

Prof. K V V Murthy, visiting professor in the discipline of Electrical Engineering, passed away on the 31st of March. Prof. Murthy was born on 18th March 1940 in Hassan, Karnataka. He earned his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India in 1977, and subsequently served at the department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay, where he stayed until 2002. After his superannuation, Prof. Murthy settled down in Bangalore. His reputation as a teacher par excellence preceded him: shortly after, he joined IIT Gandhinagar as a visiting professor in 2009. This was a time when the institute and its academic programs were in their nascent stages. His contributions in these formative years were tremendous – just as he did in IIT Bombay, he influenced countless students and faculty colleagues during his tenure at IIT Gandhinagar. Prof. Murthy was known for his kindness and warmth, and for being deeply engaged with the community. Interactions with him, whether in class or over coffee, were always invaluable experiences for everyone involved. He would often reach out to younger colleagues of his own accord. He was always approachable for anyone who needed his time, support or attention. His charming and kind demeanor was unforgettable. His passion for teaching was unparalleled. He had an infectious enthusiasm for the subjects that he taught. The lucidity of his exposition was inimitable. Even during a term when he...

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Campus Feature – Vishwangan

The courtyard under the Lal Minar is Vishwangan. It is situated at one end of the academic spine closest to the hostels. The three mysterious symbols on pillars in Vishwangan that you may have wondered about represents Intellect (Pradnya), Creativity (Pratibha) and Inspiration...

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