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Reaching Out to Rural Community

IIT Kharagpur Reaches out to Village Youth at the Agri Food Expo 2020 for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in Rural Technologies with contributions from Guru Sanjeev Kumar The Dept. of Agriculture & Food Engineering organized the Agri Food Expo 2020 during February 14-16, 2020, under the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan programme...

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Celebrating the ‘Macromolecule’

It was in 1920 that Hermann Staudinger, the legendary German organic chemist, proposed the concept of ‘macromolecules’. Since then macromolecules have revolutionized the materials sciences and biosciences and supported the rapid growth of the plastics industry. It is not without surprise that the Rubber Technology Centre of IIT Kharagpur, which...

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New Repurposed Drugs & Methodology Identified by IIT Kharagpur Researchers

India Today,  Times Now,  Millennium Post.  Outlook,  Can India,  The Week   Headlines Today    Hans India Daiji World Researchers from the School of Medical Science & Technology at IIT Kharagpur have identified new drug repurposing candidates for induction of fetal hemoglobin to treat beta-thalassemia patients Blood disorders or hemoglobinopathies such...

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What’s Heating India?

Green-less Urbanization leading to India’s Heat Islands Economic Times        The Week          News 18           Prabhat Khabar             Hindustan Times        The Republic World        The Hindu           Indian Express ...

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Outlining a heritagescape

  A joint workshop at IIT Kharagpur tries to take heritage conservation from yearnings for the past to a vision for a resilient future The Baluchari sari has long been accepted as a reflection of Bengal’s rich artistic heritage. Does this idea of heritage also stretch to lives of the...

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Marching Towards a Smart Campus

The Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management helps IIT Kharagpur develop a SMART campus Indian Express,  Edexlive Keeping up with the Government of India’s call to develop Smart cities, the Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management is not only developing the necessary...

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Crafted from paper

Cell culture is integral to biological research. It provides a model to study the standard physiology and biochemistry of cells, the effect of drugs on cells, how cells behave under different culture environments. But the growing of cells on flat plastic surfaces does not accurately model their state inside the...

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Paper chase

Economic Times  Outlook  Daily World   Inc42 Hindustan Times Like many other sectors, Artificial Intelligence is all set to impact jurisprudence. In countries such as USA, Britain, Japan, Singapore and Australia, it is already changing the way lawyers do business. AI is being used to perform legal research, review documents during...

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All in days’ work

Two back-to-back workshops organized by the Bioprocess & Bioproduct Development Laboratory (PI: Prof. Ramkrishna Sen) of the Department of Biotechnology, IIT Kharagpur along with the collaborators from USA and Australia from January 2-5, 2020 under the Government of India’s Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) brought to...