Author: Khushbu Shah

Inspiring young girls for a career in STEM

The institute hosted the Vigyan Jyoti STEM Camp for select female Standard XI science students during June 18 to July 02. Young, meritorious girls from various government and government-aided schools of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh explored the science behind everything and learnt techniques of self-defense and communication skills. Vigyan Jyoti is a new scheme by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, which aims at increasing the participation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields by making focused interventions during the early years of education. This year, DST had chosen 14 institutes across...

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Nouveau ideas on display at SRIP 2018 poster session

My internship at IITGN was a very different experience. It exposed me to the field of research; my work here taught me that persistence, determination and patience are key to success. Ankita Srivastava Intern, Chemical Engineering The two months at IITGN developed within me patience, problem-solving abilities and the spirit of not giving up. They instilled within me a positive inclination towards research. Biswajit Kumar Prusty Intern, Electrical Engineering It was a day full of novel ideas and interesting research as the interns of the flagship Summer Research Internship Programme (SRIP) 2018 showcased their projects, models and research outputs at the...

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Camaraderie and high team spirit marks Disha Cup 2018

Participating teams IITGN Suraksha: Security services  IITGN Rakhrakhav: Maintenance services  IITGN Urja: Mess services IITGN Sahyog: Office boys  IITGN Swachhata: Housekeeping services  IITGN Aavagaman: Drivers  IITGN Tandurast: Horticulture, groundsmen and Canara Bank staff  IITGN Sab ka Sath Sab ka Vikas: Hostel facility services, shop employees and laundry staff, etc. Camaraderie, glee and enthusiasm filled the spirits of IITGN support staff members when they took to field during the much-sought-after annual sports event – Disha Cup. Around 130 players from the institute’s outsourced workforce actively participated in the fourth edition of the tournament organised during June 22-23. Disha Cup is an...

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International Yoga Day celebrations in full swing

On the fourth International Yoga Day, the institute organised special activities to join in the festivities. The entire IITGN community, including students, faculty, staff and their family members, enthusiastically participated in the morning demonstration and practice of yoga asanas by Mr Dinesh Parmar, Sports Coordinator and his team. The participants were also apprised of specific benefits of the asanas alongside. Yoga was followed by a presentation of informative videos from the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India as per the protocol. A combined lecture and demonstration session on Yoga: personal experiences and perspectives was also organised. Yoga instructor Hemant Shah...

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JEE Open House 2018 clears doubts of future IITians

The institute organised JEE Open House on June 17 this year. Organised for the students clearing JEE Advanced exam and their parents each year, the event is aimed at providing guidance that helps them choose from among the different engineering branches across IITs. A large number of students had registered their interest in participating in the event this year. Sharing the objective of JEE Open House at IITGN, Prof Pratik Mutha, Dean of Academic Affairs said, “Students often aren’t aware of various disciplines, programmes and courses of study offered at various IITs, and they may also have a lot of confusion and misconceptions. The JEE Open House is a platform to give students and their parents a deeper insight into various opportunities and possibilities at the IITs. The idea is to help the prospective students in making informed choices of institute and discipline”. During the Open House, the participating students and their parents were also taken for a tour of the IITGN campus. The participants also interacted with several IITGN faculty members as well as students and alumni of the institute, and learnt about their experiences. The idea behind initiating JEE Open House was to help the prospective students in making informed choices of institute and discipline. Prof Pratik Mutha Dean, Academic...

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