Monthly Archive: July 2020

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IIT KGP Director Speaks on NEP

On Higher Education A day of celebration as an educationist as we welcome the National Education Policy (#NEP2020) announced by Dr.Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The policy has substantial elements for the higher education sector. The key among them is setting up...

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IIT Kharagpur Researchers Develop Novel Technology for COVID-19 Rapid Test

The entire rapid test can be conducted in an ultra-low-cost portable device with the test results available in a customized smartphone application for dissemination within 1 hour without requiring manual interpretation. All of this at a cost of around ₹ 400/- per test. In a unique effort, researchers at IIT...

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International e-Symposia: Gandhian Thoughts & Philosophy

The year 2020 has been a life-time experience for the world. But amidst all the uncertainties, bewilderment and isolation, we are seeking motivation and hope to look beyond the pandemic. As we are journeying through this challenge, we draw our inspiration from those who carried on relentless struggle in different...

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IIT Kharagpur Start-up Launches Low-cost Surgical Face Masks

IIT Kharagpur incubated start-up has developed P3 layered surgical face masks. Anigiene Technical Textiles, led by a group of researchers at the Institute’s Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park, has developed the product keeping in mind the affordability by India’s low income groups as well as the quality requirement by those...

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IIT KGP Forecasts Facilitating Farming Decisions

IIT Kharagpur’s Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa is forecasting climatic risks and advising farmers for better agricultural decision-making Hindustan Times       Live Mint        India Blooms        News 18 (Hindi)         Careers360        The Week      Outlook         News Nation     ...

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Towards Farm Digitization

IIT Kharagpur Training Researchers in Application of Digital Technologies in Agriculture for bringing Digital Revolution in Farm sector Careers 360       LiveMint         Outlook        NDTV         DataQuest        The Week In 2015, the Government of India had launched the Digital India programme...

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Transforming Rural Economies

Business Insider       Outlook        Republic World         Dainik Jagran        NDTV         Patrika           Hindustan Times COVID-19 has given a clarion call for a technology enabled world, more so in the context of the Indian rural sector which has...

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STEP towards Innovation Drive

IIT Kharagpur has been among the firsts to build industrial parks within an academic setup, in the country. While the Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park (STEP) was set up within and in the vicinity of the IIT Kharagpur campus, a Research Park has also been built in Kolkata to set...

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New Faces in Administration

IIT Kharagpur has recently welcomed new faces in various administrative roles. From academic units to R&D units to Institute maintenance, the Institute has geared up to step-up its activities under new leadership. Prof. Goutam Saha, Professor, Dept. of Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering has been appointed as the Dean of...

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IIT Kharagpur’s COVID Community Outreach

Times of India           Economic Times It has been more than 3 months since IIT Kharagpur has been in a lockdown state followed by social distancing norms. When lockdown was announced there were more than 5500 students living on campus spread across 22 halls of residence. Maintaining...