Social Impact

IIT Kharagpur conducts Bharata Tirtha II – an International Conference on Indian Knowledge System

IIT Kharagpur conducts Bharata Tirtha II – an International Conference on Indian Knowledge System

Under the aegis of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Centre of Excellence for Indian Knowledge Systems (CoE-IKS), IIT Kharagpur organized an international conference on Indian Knowledge Systems – The Bharata Tirtha II from 14th to 18th June, 2022 in association with department of Physics, IIT Kharagpur and key knowledge partners including Indian History Awareness and Research (IHAR) Houston, USA, IHAR India, DHARA, Ode to Indian Knowledge System, the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Education, Government of India. The conference which is a continuation of the programme Bharata Tirtha - I organized in November 2020 in association with Ministry of…
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Study on Qualitative Aspects of Sharing School Transport in Kolkata

Study on Qualitative Aspects of Sharing School Transport in Kolkata

Highlights : To minimize traffic congestion, shared transport is necessary Maintain police record of all the drivers and conductors involved in the school transportation Punctuality of service, staff behavior, safety and security may bring down the share of private cars by 5-7 % With the rising ownership of private cars, people have become prone to the traffic congestion as a regular intake of distress. Reopening schools after a hibernation of two years have exploded the roads with private cars as the safest and favoured mode of transport for children. Considering personalized transport as a basic insurance from the pandemic that…
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IIT Kharagpur inked a MoU with Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth in Digital Farming Solutions

IIT Kharagpur inked a MoU with Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth in Digital Farming Solutions

IIT Kharagpur signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth (VNMKV), Parbhani, Maharashtra on 03 May 2022 under the World Bank and ICAR sponsored project named "NAHEP-CAAST-DFSRDA" in the presence of Dr. Ashoke Dhawan, Vice Chancellor, VNMKV. The National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) - Centre of Excellence for Digital Farming Solutions enhances productivity by Agri - Bots, Agri - Drones and Agri – AGVs. This institutional collaboration in various spheres of education will enable the students to acquire industry relevant education, training and skills. Both the institutions will indulge in the scope of cooperation in…
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IIT Kharagpur inks an MoU with ORMAS

IIT Kharagpur inks an MoU with ORMAS

Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG) of IIT Kharagpur signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS) to facilitate rural technological innovation for the growth of Producers’ groups and Producers’ companies providing technological solutions to improve the efficiency of production along with value addition. Both the institution will entail to identify technological needs of the product-based livelihood and engage in relevant R&D to upgrade the existing technology by modifying, redesigning and standardization of the users at grassroots level. Prof V K Tewari, Director, IIT Kharagpur stated – “The intent of this MoU is to create…
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IIT Kharagpur inks two MoUs with AARDO & RFRF

IIT Kharagpur inks two MoUs with AARDO & RFRF

IIT Kharagpur signed two MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding) with African-Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO) and Research for Resurgence Foundation (RFRF) on strategic collaboration and mutual cooperation in research, sharing of knowledge & resources. AARDO will cooperate with IIT KGP to achieve common objectives in the field of agriculture and rural development through technological innovations, solutions, interventions and capacity enhancement to benefit and strengthen rural societies by establishing cordial ties, strengthening cooperation and initiating an association between the two organizations for the benefit of rural communities in Africa and Asia. With RFRF, it is a strong academic collaboration by mutually undertaking…
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IIT Kharagpur Spreading Health Awareness through Live Folk Art Performance

IIT Kharagpur Spreading Health Awareness through Live Folk Art Performance

Albert Einstein had once said, “If you can't explain it to a six-year-old, you don't understand it yourself.” But the challenge of scientists, health workers and the administrative machinery, involved in communicating health awareness and promoting the adoption of new health habits, to large segments of people with varying levels of education and exposure remains an arduous task. In a diverse country like India which has close to 65% of the population living in a rural or semi-urban setup, 30% population devoid of literacy in addition to significant school drop-out rates, rural health communication, particularly in the pandemic situation, demanded novel…
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Gymkhana Celebrates National Girl Child Day Celebration

Gymkhana Celebrates National Girl Child Day Celebration

Contributed by Priyanka Singh and Saumyata Khandelwal IIT Kharagpur is known for a great many things - be the alumni across the globe leading in the industry, academia, entrepreneurship including those in India in even more diverse fields from public services to creative fields, or the R&D output of the Institute bringing transformation from industry to society - but beyond this first in the IIT system has another face, unobtrusive but telling, in the area of public outreach and social impact. One such mark of the Institute can be spotted at the Gopali Youth Welfare Society (GYWS), an NGO run…
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IIT KGP’s Gandhian Call

IIT KGP’s Gandhian Call

IIT Kharagpur's month-long celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary ended yesterday, August 28, 2020. The international e-symposia which started on August 8, the anniversary of the launch of the Quit India Movement in 1942, could not have a more befitting close than the day marking the anniversary of the historic civil rights march at Washington DC in 1963 and the iconic speech of Martin Luther King Jr. - "I have a dream". With India journeying through the pandemic, global economic turmoil, trade war with China and the 'Atma Nirbhar Bharat' mantra of Govt. of India, we Indians are embracing…
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IIT-MIT Experts Explore Community Living in Gandhian Way

IIT-MIT Experts Explore Community Living in Gandhian Way

IIT-MIT Symposium on Mahatma Gandhi traces the roots of community networks in socio-economy and urban planning IIT Kharagpur organized the first event in the series of e-Symposia on Gandhian Thoughts and Philosophy on August 8, 2020. Organized in association with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and Gandhi Forum, India, the event was graced by academic luminaries from both institutions and Gandhian experts. The talks were themed around two concepts, ‘Sarvodaya’ - universal upliftment or progress for all, and ‘Swavalamban’ - the quest for self-reliance. Watch Webinar The symposium was chaired by Director, IIT Kharagpur, Prof. Virendra Tewari. He spoke about…
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International Symposia on Mahatma Gandhi

International Symposia on Mahatma Gandhi

IIT Kharagpur brings Global Academia to Retrospect on Gandhian Thoughts and Philosophy India Today Hindustan Times Times of India Navbharat Times CNBC TV18 Indian Express Edex Live Deccan Herald Outlook NDTV            The Week  IIT Kharagpur is organizing an international e-symposia in association with top global universities to commemorate the completion of the 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi. Academics from universities in the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Gandhian experts from India including professors from IIT Kharagpur will deliberate on ‘Gandhian Thoughts and Philosophy’ through webinars spanning over select days in August…
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