Author: Khushbu Shah

IITGN student at 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Gayathri Purushothaman, a final-year PhD student of Biological Engineering discipline at the institute, attended the prestigious 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting held during June 24-29 at Lindau, Germany. The meeting, funded by DST India and DFG Germany, was an excellent opportunity for Gayathri who was one among the selected 30 students from India and among 600 young scientists from 84 countries globally, who got an opportunity to meet 39 Nobel Laureates. The meeting included various programmes viz. lectures, panel discussions, poster sessions, master classes, science walk and agora talks. Besides, the meeting comprised several informal events like laureate lunches, cultural diversity...

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IITGN’s Swachhata hi Seva campaign travels to Basan village

As the world prepared to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Green Office at IITGN spread the message of swachhata among children of the primary school in the nearby Basan village. The Green Office had started an initiative under the Swachh Bharat Mission’s ‘Swacchata hi Seva’ campaign and Basan was selected for implementing various initiatives on solid waste management awareness. Members of the IITGN Green Community participated in the initiative wherein about 230 primary school children were educated about solid waste management and the importance of cleanliness. The students were divided into two groups, first to fourth...

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Indo-Canadian Shastri Research Fellowship to PhD student

The institute is pleased to announce that Ms Neha Manav, a PhD student in Chemistry discipline, has been awarded the prestigious Shastri Research Student Fellowship (SRSF) for Doctoral Students for the year 2018-19. During her research fellowship tenure of about 26 weeks, Neha will be hosted by Prof Gang Zheng in the Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto, Canada. Neha will undertake a research project on Porphyrin-Lipid Conjugates: An Approach towards Developing Cancer Theranostics. She will be involved in the synthesis of functionalised thiaporphyrins linked to phospholipid moieties and their nanoparticles. The overall goal of this collaborative...

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Prestigious Ramanujan Fellowship bestowed upon IITGN professor by SERB

My research lies at the interface of nanotechnology, cell biology and microscopy. I feel humbled to be selected for this prestigious fellowship. I will strive my best to come true to its high expectations. Prof Dhiraj Bhatia, Assistant Professor in Biological Engineering at the institute has been awarded the prestigious Ramanujan Fellowship by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB). Instituted by the Government of India, the fellowship is awarded to brilliant Indian scientists and engineers from all over the world who wish to return to India from abroad and engage in scientific positions across India. The fellowship has a strict...

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Celebrating Hindi Diwas – National Language Day

The institute today celebrated Hindi Diwas with great fervour. Several students, professors, staff members, etc. joined the celebrations and shared their creative side with the community. Most of the recited poems were self-penned and they touched upon various themes viz. patriotism, feminism, nature, love, Radha-Krishna, the state of Hindi today and urbanisation. Some participants were also rewarded with special prizes at the end of the event. Hindi Diwas is widely celebrated across India on September 14 each year to celebrate the national...

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