Author: Khushbu Shah

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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Explorer Fellowship

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”, reads the famous quote by Ibn Battuta. And this is exactly what the recipients of IITGN Explorer Fellowship experienced and expressed on Saturday. A total of 96 students in 32 different teams undertook the Explorer Fellowship of the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) this summer and shared their journey experiences and learnings through short video documentaries on September 8, 2018. IITGN Explorer Fellowship is a unique annual summer program which aims to engage students with different aspects of life and to increase their societal connection. The...

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IITGN receives 5-star GRIHA LD rating

IITGN campus became the first in the country to obtain a five-star GRIHA rating for implementation of 'large development' by scoring 20.36 per cent. Adding another feather to its cap, IITGN campus became the first in the country to obtain a five-star Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment for Large Developments (GRIHA LD) for implementation of Phase I-A constructions. The institute improved its score of the master plan and obtained 20.36 per cent for implementation of the devised scheme. Earlier, the institute had obtained a five-star GRIHA LD score of 25.9 per cent, based on the master plan and...

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Organ donor and campaigner for the cause

Institute had conducted a talk by Mr Anil Srivatsa, an organ donor and campaigner for the cause, on September 07, 2018. Anil Srivatsa has driven across 40 countries and charted 70,000 kms in his car to take the message about organ donation to schools, colleges and social clubs. An organ donor himself, Anil drives around the world to promote awareness and sign up organ donors by starting a conversation at home and to recruit ambassadors for his Million Donor Project. Anil shares his story to infuse courage to help people come forward to gift a life to family members, especially those on dialysis. Anil is Former Chief Executive Officer of Kings XI Punjab team; Chief Operating Officer of Radio Today broadcasting and co-founder of Radiowala, India’s largest spot radio network, Anil is currently on the road from Bangalore to Nepal and back to promote organ donation awareness. His Gift of Life Adventures have included a cross-continental on-road expedition from India to Scotland, a drive from Italy to Oman and a 4-month 20,000 km drive around India, addressing over 25,000 people in an attempt at a Guinness Book record on December 8, 2017. He came at Ahmedabad- Gandhinagar for the first time. The talk highlights on his journey as a kidney donor and his adventurous journey of 70,000 km promoting organ donation...

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Implementing Successful Library & Information Teaching Session in Academic Libraries

The central library of the institution had organized a one day workshop on the theme of ‘Implementing Successful Library & Information Teaching Session in Academic Libraries’ on August 18, 2018 (Saturday) at the IITGN campus. The objective of the workshop was to enable library professionals, particularly academic librarians, to rejuvenate library services and move beyond one-shot classes in order to help the users to lead in their fields of interest. The workshop had three outstanding library & information service professionals as resources persons namely, Ms. Rebecca Raworth, Island Medical Program & Health Sciences Librarian and Ms. Aditi Gupta, Engineering...

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