Monthly Archive: November 2020

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Language Hubs for Assisted Learning

Can regional languages help students understand classroom lectures better? Prof. Virendra K Tewari, Director, IIT Kharagpur shares his views on setting up language hubs at technical institutes to assist students especially those from vernacular medium or facing difficulty in English communication. In a recent briefing, the Union Education Ministry made...

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AI4ICPS Setting Pace for India’s Transition to Smart Industry Hub

IIT Kharagpur is all set to transform the nation’s industrial sector with scalable application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS). The Institute has recently set up a special purpose vehicle, the IIT Kharagpur AI4ICPS I...

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2020 Feats from VGSOM Diaries

It is a time to rejoice for the students at Vinod Gupta School of Management. The School which is ranked among the top 5 in India by the Ministry of Education’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), has been on a treadmill of success stories, thanks to the achievements of its...

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Cucumber Peels for Ecofriendly Food Packaging

Are you throwing away the cucumber peels after preparing your salad? You may soon have them back in your kitchen as the eco-friendly packaging material for food items. IIT Kharagpur researchers have developed cellulose nanocrystals from cucumber peels with high cellulose content, compared to other peel wastes, which can be...

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The 2020 Winners

Finally a Winning Feat in 2020: Recent Graduates Bag Third Prize in Global Business Challenge 2020 “EcoDabba”, a startup team by IIT Kharagpur graduates comprising Bindu Sancheti and Sourav Kundu from the Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Nikita Agrawal from the Dept. of Agricultural and Food Engineering, has secured 3rd...

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IIT Kharagpur Researchers Feature Among World’s Top 2%

Several faculty members from IIT Kharagpur have been featured in a recent article by a famous analyst group of Stanford University published in the journal of PLOS Biology. The article has ranked top scientists inclusive from various disciplines worldwide by normalizing all publication data across fields, which is inclusive of...

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Student Researchers Conferred GYTI Awards

Doctoral and MS students from IIT Kharagpur have bagged four awards under different categories at the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards 2020. In the award ceremony held on November 05, 2020, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology & Earth Sciences...

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IIT Kharagpur to set stage for Centre for Indian Knowledge System

Shiksha Mantri Announces Setting up of Centre of Excellence for Indian Knowledge System at IIT Kharagpur at the inaugural ceremony of an international webinar Shiksha Mantri Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced the Centre of Excellence for Indian Knowledge System to be set up at IIT Kharagpur. Inaugurating the international webinar...

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How safe is your tea in a paper cup?

IIT Kharagpur Research Gives Evidence of Microplastic Pollution in the Hot Liquid Consumed from Disposable Paper Cups With the current crusade against single-use plastic, disposable paper cups are on the rise especially for consuming water and hot beverages. But even these cups are not without peril. Recent research by IIT...

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Bharata Tirtha – IKS Webinar

International Webinar by IIT Kharagpur on Indian Knowledge Systems to Explore Revival of Indian Scientific Heritage Studies  in Technical Institutes IIT Kharagpur is organizing an international webinar on Indian Knowledge Systems from November 6-8, 2020. Titled Bharata Tirtha after Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore poem, the webinar aims to trace the philosophical...