Author: Khushbu Shah

Academicians and industrialists discuss IITGN’s way forward

The institute’s Seventh Academic Advisory Council (AAC) meeting and Eighth Leadership Conclave (LC) were held during January 12-13, 2018. Eminent academicians and industrialists from around the world gathered to help the institute strategise on matters of leadership and academic excellence. The AAC comprises leading academicians who meet every year to discuss issues of academic priority at IITGN. The Council provides strategic and external inputs on issues of key importance as the institute grows. To guide the institute in formulating its short, medium and long-term strategic issues, the institute’s Leadership Conclave every year gathers eminent thinkers in the field of education...

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Tinkering away your problems…

Director Speaks The Tinkerer’s Laboratory will give our students a platform to ideate, create and experience innovation. This will also prepare them for future through self-learning and self-creation. A Tinkerer’s Laboratory, supported by the alumni of IIT Bombay 1975 batch, has been set up at the institute. The inauguration was done by eminent scientist, academic and researcher Prof S P Sukhatme, also the former director of IIT Bombay. Prof Sudhir K Jain, Director, IITGN and other distinguished participants of the Eight Leadership Conclave at the institute also graced the occasion. The facility will be open to all students on...

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IITGN-developed technologies to aid Indian armymen at high-altitude areas

Imagine, if we could pre-empt depression in our soldiers! What if injured armymen could adapt to their disabilities quickly and bounce back from the disorders built due to such injuries? Our rakshaks will have guard for themselves, guard against fire, depression and limb-movement disorders. Three professors of the institute have made technologies to cope with these critical survival challenges in high-altitude areas. The technologies were displayed at the Army Technology (ARTECH) Seminar 2018. The projects displayed related to the central theme of this year’s seminar – Technology as a Key Enabler to Overcome Challenges of Military Operations in High Altitude. Prof Chinmay Ghoroi and Prof Gaurav Srivastava presented the aerosol-based fire detection and suppression system. The technology has tremendous potential for applications in Indian Army, especially at confined places where outbreak of fire gets un-noticed initially and controlling fire becomes a challenge. The product detects the fire and activates a device to suppress the fire automatically. Prof Uttama Lahiri presented two projects. MindEye, an easy-to-use eye-tracking device, integrated with computerised cognitive tests, could help in early detection of depression in soldiers. This could help the superiors decide soldier’s employment at sensitive duty locations. It will also help in assessment of cognitive load on soldiers in active duty, and assessment and early warning of cognitive impairment at high altitude areas. The other project of Professor Lahiri is technology-based rehabilitation for static...

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Solar Carport

A Solar Carport with partially covered walkaway is being developed in the area between the Hostels and Academic Area(in front of Lal Minar) at IIT Gandhinagar campus.The shaded walkaway will be a relief to community members walking to and from the Academic Area braving the heat of peak summers. The roof of the parking structure and walkaway will consist of Solar PV panels. These panels and the carport together have a capacity of 500KW, which at its peak is approximately half of the campus demand of 1MW. The 90 vehicles carport is perhaps the first such facility in Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar area. The carport is being created to...

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International Conference on History of Indian Mathematics

An International Conference on Exploring the History of Indian Mathematics was held at the institute during December 4-6. Conducted in collaboration with the Indian Society for History of Mathematics (ISHM), the conference hosted some of the finest scholars in the field from India and overseas. Some 80 participants from India and a few foreign countries attended the event. Invited eminent speakers included Professors SG Dani, UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai; PP Divakaran, IUCAA, Pune; Atul Dixit, IIT Gandhinagar; Amartya K Dutta, ISI Kolkata; Clemency Montelle, Canterbury University, New Zealand; Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay, RKM Residential College, Kolkata; Kim...

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