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Ten Oxygen Concentrators Donated to IIT Madras from Taiwan

  • 18-06-2021

IIT Madras received ten oxygen concentrators through Prof. Wei-Chung Wang, Director of the Program Office for Taiwan Education Center in India, National Tsing Hua University. The generous donor who made...

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How Scientists & IITians are Preventing an Island from Drowning off the TN Coast

The Better India | 12-06-2021

The Department of Environment of Tamil Nadu, along with IIT-Madras and Suganthi Devadason Marine Research Institute, spent five years saving the Vaan island in the Gulf of Mannar from disappearing into the ocean...

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IIT-M developing ‘game-changer software to monitor marine traffic

The New Indian Express | 11-06-2021

IIT-Madras researchers are developing an indigenous Vessel Traffic Software (VTS) to monitor maritime traffic....

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Researchers join hands to address climate change

The Pioneer | 07-06-2021

With climate change posing challenges in various sectors and daily life, researchers from across the States under the aegis of Department of Science and Technology ( DST) are tracing the impact of global warming on the country, finding new ways to track the global problem, improving the projection of climate, its impact as well as vulnerability to prepare for the future....

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IIT Madras alumni donate USD 2 million for Covid-19 relief efforts, hands over 200 oxygen concentrators

India Today | 07-06-2021

IIT Madras alumni donated USD 2 million for Covid-19 relief efforts in India. A portion of this money was used to hand over 200 oxygen concentrators of 10 litres capacity each to Chennai Corporation. Here are the other steps taken by IIT Madras against Covid-19....

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Students find value in NPTEL courses as IITs offer certification: IIT Madras Prof Andrew Thangaraj

Shiksha | 04-06-2021

Getting into an IIT is a dream of many students. Every year, lakhs of students attempt JEE Main, but only a few make it to an IIT. Keeping such students in mind, the NPTEL project was launched in 2003....

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IIT Madras Launches Course in Applied Data Science, Machine Intelligence

News 18 | 03-06-2021

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras’ Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and AI (RBCDSAI) collaborated with TalentSprint to launch a PG Level Advanced Program in Applied Data Science and Machine Intelligence. ...

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How to replicate the Stanford and Silicon Valley model in India: Prof. B. Ravindran

Gadgets Now | 02-06-2021

Partnerships between engineering institutes and industry have played a substantial role in building strong tech ecosystems in many countries. Stanford's role in making Silicon Valley is widely recognised....

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IIT-Madras incubated space tech startup GalaxEye raises pre seed funding

The Economic Times | 01-06-2021

The team is working on building an efficient smart satellite constellation providing a completely new dataset at a high cadence and resolution. ...

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Block Track, IIT-M’s blockchain-based healthcare information system for mobile phones, set for launch

Money Control | 01-06-2021

Block Track is a system that encrypts personal healthcare information of an individual digitally, by decentralising the control and ownership of a patient’s data through a blockchain-based innovation....

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IIT-Madras, ICCW plan studies to forecast groundwater quality

The Times of India | 31-05-2021

The quality of groundwater in localities closer to the beach in Chennai like Injambakkam and Besant Nagar is poor, while the quality in core areas like Adyar, Choolaimedu and suburbs like Ramapuram was found to be excellent. This was revealed by an IIT-Madras team....

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From jobs to medical needs, IITM alumni association lends a helping hand in the fight against COVID-19

The Indian Express | 30-05-2021

IITM alumni association have been involved in verifying the leads for oxygen cylinders, hospital beds and necessary medicines. In these unprecedented times, alumni groups and associations of various universities and colleges across India lent a helping hand....

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VOC Ports in pact with IIT-Madras arm for Vessel Traffic Development

India Seatrade News | 27-05-2021

VO Chidambaranar Port Trust (VOC Port Trust), Tuticorin, on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Technology Centre for Ports Waterways & Coasts (NTCPWC), IIT Madras, for Operation, Manning and Maintenance of Vessel Traffic System & Development of Indigenous Vessel Traffic Software (VTS) at VOC Port Trust....

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IIT Madras launches Shaastra – A magazine to provide Indian perspective to global science developments

Times Now News | 26-05-2021

IIT Madras launches Shaastra. The aim of this magazine is to articulate trends in Science and Tech developments from not only in India but all over the world. Digital version can be accessed on shaastramag.org....

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ASI to join hands with IIT Madras experts to preserve 1,300-year-old Kailasnathar temple in TN

EDEX Live | 26-05-2021

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is planning to rope in experts from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, for preserving the 1,300-year-old Kailasnathar temple, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu....

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IIT Madras hosts Asia’s first International Memory Studies Workshop

India Today | 24-05-2021

Indian Institute of Technology Madras’ Centre for Memory Studies recently hosted virtually Asia’s first International Memory Studies Workshop....

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Sun Pharma appoints IIT Madras Chairman, Board of Governors, Shri Pawan Goenka as additional independent director of the company

Live Mint | 21-05-2021

Sun Pharma has announced appointment of Pawan Goenka, former MD of Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M), and management consultant Rama Bijapurkar as additional independent directors of the company with effect from May 21...

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E-Vehicles in India: SIAM hosts lecture on on-road safety, operations and maintenance

The Free Press Journal | 22-05-2021

Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), organised 13th Lecture on the theme of Electric Vehicles in India: On-Road Safety, Operations & Maintenance, on a virtual platform....

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IITs raise funds to help students in emergencies: Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula

Hindustan Times | 19-05-2021

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in several parts of the country, various Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are helping students financially to tide through medical emergencies....

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How are institutes ensuring mental and physical wellbeing amid the health crisis: Prof. Nilesh J. Vasa

Education Times | 18-05-2021

The UGC has recently asked all universities and colleges to address the challenges of COVID-19 and ensure the physical and mental health, the safety of all the stakeholders...

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IIT-M to provide technical expertise to boost digital money transactions

Financial Express | 11-05-2021

The Centre had allocated Rs 1,500 crore in the Budget to help drive the adoption of digital payments. MPFI is working to identify innovations on three levels: human behaviour and adoption, technology (design and safeguards), and policy (a data-centric view)....

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IIT Madras Develops Algorithm For Lensless, Miniature Cameras

NDTV Education | 13-05-2021

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras along with Rice University, US have developed an algorithm for lensless, miniature cameras supported with augmented reality or virtual reality, security, smart wearables and robotics where cost, form-factor and weight are major constraints....

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Top free online courses for Computer Science professionals offered on SWAYAM

TECHGIG | 14-05-2021

The government of India took an initiative in the form of SWAYAM that works on three cardinal principles of education - quality, equity, and access - allowing students to take the preferred courses....

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This Data Scientist Created A Python Script To Get Real-Time Vaccination Slot Alerts

Analytics India Magazine | 14-05-2021

Last month, the Indian government announced COVID-19 vaccinations would be available for citizens above 18 from May 1. The announcement came as a huge relief for the country struggling with the pandemic....

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IIT Madras launches world’s first online degree, diploma courses in programming, data science

Hindustan Times | 30-06-2020

Indian Institute of Technology- Madras has launched the world’s first ever online degree (B.Sc) and diploma courses in programming and date science.Anyone who has passed class 12th examination can enrol...

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IIT-Madras wins top engineering institute tag for fifth time in a row

The Times of India | 12-06-2020

IIT-Madras was ranked number one engineering institute in the country for the fifth time in a row in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020 rankings released on Thursday. It has also secured number one ranking in the overall category for the second straight year....

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IIT Madras study reveals metabolism of key gut microbiota

THE HINDU | 20-06-2020

Little is known about differences between different strains of Bifidobacterium genus and their individual commercial uses A study by IIT Madras researchers of 36 strains of gut bacteria commonly found...

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India’s first solar ferry sails into global contest

THE HINDU | 18-06-2020

'Aditya', representing Asia in the Gustave Trouvé Awards event, is from Kerala. India’s first solar-powered ferry, Aditya, which became an icon on the Vaikom-Thavanakadavu route in Kerala, is among 12...

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IIT Madras invites applications for free C Programming and Assembly Language course via NPTEL

COIL | 11-06-2020

This free a C Programming and Assembly Language is an advanced level course. Coming directly from IIT Madras, students who have completed their BE/BTech in computer science or electrical engineering...

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Preeti Aghalayam: Chemical Engineering Prof At IIT Madras Who Runs Marathons And Writes Blogs

shethepeople | 10-06-2020

While the number of women aspiring to make a career in STEM is on the rise, we are yet to see equal representation in college classrooms, especially at coveted institutes...

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Cyient’s Vijay Kandasamy has co-filed 17 patents with Pratt & Whitney

Gadgets Now | 10-06-2020

Rajinikanth had this famous dialogue in his blockbuster Annamalai – Naan solrathaiyum seiven, sollathathiyum seiven (I’ll do what I say, I’ll also do what I don’t say). 44-year-old Vijay Kandasamy...

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IIT-M researchers show role of microRNA in growth and spread of tongue cancer cells

THE HINDU | 08-06-2020

IIT-M researchers show role of microRNA in growth and spread of tongue cancer cells Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras have identified a specific microRNA (miRNAs) called ‘miR-155’...

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Meet Prabhakar Raghavan, New Head Of Google Search

India Times | 05-06-2020

Google has announced that it has appointed Prabhakar Raghavan as the head of Search and Assistant. ...

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Coronavirus: IIT-Madras partners with Chennai firm to develop touchless sanitizer dispenser

The Times of India | 04-06-2020

The Indian Institute of Technology - Madras has partnered with the industry to develop a touchless sanitizer dispenser...

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NPTEL-IIT Madras to offer 400 online courses that give 20% credit transfer

Education TIMES | 01-06-2020

The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) - IIT Madras has begun enrolment for more than 400 online courses...

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Over 40,000 Students Participated In IT Skill Development Programme By IIT Madras, IIM Ahmedabad Start-ups

NDTV | 02-06-2020

GUVI, an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras start-up, and co-host of RPA Skill-A-Thon 2020, helps students develop...

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