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IIT Kharagpur Signs MoU with Uneverse Mobilty, a Kolkata based Startup, for the Development & Commercialization of Sodium Ion Batteries in India

IIT Kharagpur Signs MoU with Uneverse Mobilty, a Kolkata based Startup, for the Development & Commercialization of Sodium Ion Batteries in India

These Cost-Effective Batteries Will Boost the Rapid Growth Envisaged For E-Vehicles Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uneverse Mobility Pvt Ltd, a Kolkata based startup focusing on next generation battery technology and e-mobility segments for commercialization and further development of the Sodium Ion technology. A team headed by Prof Amreesh Chandra from the Department of Physics at IIT Kharagpur have been working extensively on the development of Sodium-ion based energy solutions. They were amongst the first group of researchers in India who were funded by the Department of Science and Technology under their flagship…
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Meet The Alumni With Over 200 Patents: Mr. Anil Agiwal of Samsung Research

Meet The Alumni With Over 200 Patents: Mr. Anil Agiwal of Samsung Research

Mr. Anil Agiwal, an alumnus of the Institute’s Computer Science and Engineering Department, has received his 200th US patent grant in November 2021. He is now on the global list of prolific inventors that includes individuals who have been granted 200 or more patents in the USA. He is now on an all-time list of 316 inventors. The patents include innovations on advanced radio access technologies (such as 4G, 5G, 5G advanced) for cellular communication. Mr. Agiwal said that “patience and perseverance combined with an urge to innovate have helped me receive 200+ patent grants (204 as of today).” He…
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IIT Kharagpur has set “Specialty Friction Reducers” in motion

IIT Kharagpur has set “Specialty Friction Reducers” in motion

IIT Kharagpur researchers have contributed to product development and commercialization of specialty friction reducers for challenging unconventional oilfield environments. Recently, IIT Kharagpur researchers have contributed towards a new domain of indigenous innovation, “Specialty Friction Reducers” for unconventional oilfields and most significantly, this technique has led to commercialization of this product by an Indian Manufacturer, for the first time, for the global oil and gas industry. “We have developed the technique for characterizing the specialty friction reducers involves a unique combination of drag reduction and viscometric measurements, specifically replicating the complex oilfield environment. The work further enabled correlation between the fundamental…
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Global Launch of COVIRAP – Nucleic acid-based Point-of-Care Diagnostic Device for COVID-19 and beyond

Global Launch of COVIRAP – Nucleic acid-based Point-of-Care Diagnostic Device for COVID-19 and beyond

Highlights A generic step-wise isothermal nucleic acid-based testing technology for the rapid diagnostics of pathogenic infections including but not limited to SARS-CoV-2 in individuals. Nasal Swab/ Saliva to result from integration in about 45 minutes in a highly affordable pre-programmable portable device developed by the team, without requiring any separate facility for RNA extraction. Kit supplemented with a free smartphone app to facilitate unambiguous results interpretation and automated dissemination to the patients. The test may be performed by unskilled personnel outside the controlled lab with no intermediate manual intervention between sample loading and result dissemination. Patents filed in the India, USA,…
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IIT Kharagpur’s Essential Oil Extractor to Economize Betel Leaf Oil Production in India

IIT Kharagpur’s Essential Oil Extractor to Economize Betel Leaf Oil Production in India

Antimicrobial and antioxidant rich betel leaf essential oil finds wide use in industrial applications including medicines, cosmetics and chewable mouth fresher The essential oil extractor reduces betel leaf wastage making essential oil production economically viable The process increases yield by 16%, reduces process time by 44% and energy input by 30%   There have been many tales of Paan - in songs, history and literature, religion and culture for many millennia, across hierarchies of society, in South and South-East Asia. While the use of Paan as a mouth freshener is under the radar of health agencies for carcinogenic effects, however,…
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ERP Software Developed by IIT Kharagpur Adopted by other IITs

ERP Software Developed by IIT Kharagpur Adopted by other IITs

The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software developed and extensively used by IIT Kharagpur is now to be adopted by IIT Ropar and IIT Jodhpur for institutional use. IIT Kharagpur has signed MoU with both the IITs for customization, installation and deployment of the ERP system. “This indigenously developed software was deployed across all major functions of the Institute, to improve organizational administration and shifting operations to e-management, through both intranet and internet as well as desktops and mobiles. Close to 2000 of our teaching and non-teaching staff and more than 14000 students are using this software regularly; additionally, a large…
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