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IIT Madras Pravartak Technologies offers ‘Advanced Quantum Computing’ course

IIT Madras, Pravartak Technologies Foundation is organizing a two-week course on 'Advanced Quantum Computing' with hands-on training on IBM QISKIT....

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Pre-placement offers at IIT-Madras increase

The Times of India | 15-11-2022

The impact of the slowdown which is delaying the onboarding process of many engineering graduates in the state has not affected the pre-placement offers (PPOs) at IIT Madras, which recorded an increase of 44% in such offers as compared to the previous year....

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IIT Madras for All: A course designed to empower economically weaker students

IIT Madras | 14-11-2022

Anaivarukkum IITM (IIT Madras for All) is an initiative for students from economically weaker sections of society....

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IIT Madras is Inviting Registrations for its Tech Fest ‘Shaastra’ 2023

College Dunia | 13-11-2022

IIT Madras is inviting applications for registration to its flagship Tech and Innovation (TIF) Fair, ‘Shaastra’. In this fair, the participants will get a chance to showcase their scientific creations and innovations. ...

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New technology from IIT Madras forecasts exactly which parts of a city are set to receive showers

The New Indian Express | 11-11-2022

IIT Madras has developed and operationalised a new regional climate model for Tamil Nadu that promises localised and accurate rainfall forecasts for an area as specific as Chennai corporation ward....

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IIT Madras organises Samanvay 2022 festival for management students

Shiksha | 10-11-2022

IIT Madras organised an annual festival called Samanvay 2022 under the theme, ‘Revolutionizing Management with AI:...

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IIT Madras and Sutherland partner to provide support to 10,000 NPTEL students

IIT Madras | 07-11-2022

Sutherland, an experience-led digital transformation company, is partnering with IIT Madras to support the education of 10,000 students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds through their Corporate Citizens program, Sutherland's global corporate social responsibility initiative....

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Dream comes true for 87 govt students as they join IIT-Madras in Tamil Nadu

The New Indian Express | 06-11-2022

Those who graduate with a BS degree would be eligible to appear for GATE and pursue MTech in India or apply for postgraduate degrees offered by foreign universities....

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Cochin Shipyard ties up with IIT-Madras to support startups in maritime sector

The New Indian Express | 06-11-2022

This programme is expected to provide a platform for young and talented entrepreneurs to develop products/services in the marine space with financial support provided by CSL...

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IIT Madras partners with Purdue University, U.S., to develop a Dual-Degree program in Semiconductors

IIT Madras | 04-11-2022

The two institutions will also be undertaking international cooperation in education and research in the areas of semiconductors and microelectronics....

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IIT-M announces Shaastra Juniors make-a-thon contest for school children

The Hindu | 02-11-2022

The aim is to promote and motivate young students to solve real-world problems using critical thinking and innovation....

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IIT Madras researchers develop efficient & cost-effective system to carry crops from fields to collection points

IIT Madras | 02-11-2022

IIT Madras researchers jointly with a farmer’s NGO have developed a unique, efficient and cost-effective agricultural transportation system that addresses labour shortage, a major issue faced by Indian farmers....

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IIT Madras’ Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research crosses Rs. 1,000 Crore in a year for the first time in history

IIT Madras | 31-10-2022

IIT Madras generated over Rs. 1,000 crore in funding and revenue in a financial year for the first time in its history during 2021-22....

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A Tragic Death Inspired IIT-M Student to Build Machine That Rescues Kids From Borewells

The Better India | 28-10-2022

Sadham Usean Ramasamy, a PhD scholar student at IIT-Madras, has invented a machine that can safely rescue children fallen and trapped in borewells. He explains how the device works....

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Curtain Raiser for Kashi Tamil Sangamam held at IIT Madras

IIT Madras | 28-10-2022

Being organized by the GoI as a part of "Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav" and to uphold the Spirit of "Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat", the Kashi Tamil Sangamam, will be a month-long program in which people from TN belonging to 12 different clusters will be taken on an educational tour to Varanasi as special guests....

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IIT Madras launches campaign to segregate plastic waste on campus

The Times of India | 26-10-2022

IIT Madras launched a campaign name ‘Punch the Plastic’ which deploys a new method to collect clean and dry plastic packaging for recycling on campus....

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Microwave inverse imaging to expedite breast cancer detection, says IIT-Madras

The Indian Express | 22-10-2022

The researchers of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, studying microwave inverse imaging, said the technique has wide applications in early breast cancer detection, medical imaging, non-destructive testing and evaluation, and concealed weapon detection at security checkpoints....

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Rocks from Mars may reveal more about Earth, says Nobel laureate Didier Queloz

IIT Madras | 21-10-2022

Keeping a packed audience of students at the Music Academy in thrall, the Swiss astronomer, who won the physics Nobel in 2019, said, "Bringing back rocks from Mars is very exciting and studying isotopes may reveal more about the Earth." ...

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IIT-Madras develops screen tech that lets you feel what you see

IIT Madras | 18-10-2022

Now, you can touch the images on your screen and feel them by getting a sensation of their texture. This is not science fiction but a claim made by the researchers at the IIT Madras...

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IIT Madras Wins National Intellectual Property Awards 2021 & 2022

IIT Madras | 18-10-2022

IIT Madras has been awarded the Intellectual Property Award 2021 and 2022 for being the top Academic Institution of India for a number of patents filing, grants and commercialization. The award was presented to the IIT Madras Director, Prof. V. Kamakoti by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal. ...

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IIT Madras showcases cutting-edge projects at ‘IITs R&D Fair’ 2022

IIT Madras | 14-10-2022

These projects are from diverse fields such as Telecommunications and Biotechnology to rehabilitative devices for the differently-abled. They are significant technological innovations that are poised to make a social impact on the community at large....

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Video of monkey riding on deer’s back on IIT Madras campus leaves netizens laughing

Hindustan Times | 11-10-2022

A video that shows a monkey riding on a deer's back inside the IIT Madras campus is going viral on social media. It has left netizens laughing out loud and may leave you grinning from ear to ear....

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IIT Madras offers 7 upskilling courses in Banking & Finance, enrolment begins

Hindustan Times | 10-10-2022

IIT Madras has offered 7 upskilling courses in Banking and Finance. The courses are available for candidates who have completed their bachelor's degree....

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IIT Madras, US consulate in Chennai to organise a three-day international space technology conclave

The Print | 06-10-2022

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and US Consulate will host a three-day international conclave titled ‘Space Technology’ from October 15-18...

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Shri Shashi Tharoor, Hon’ble Congress MP, addresses IIT Madras Students

Skill Outlook | 06-10-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras hosted Shri Shashi Tharoor, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Thiruvananthapuram Constituency, and Chairman of the Standing committee on Information Technology, for a fireside chat on 6th October 2022 with Prof. Mahesh Panchagnula, Dean (Alumni and Corporate Relations)....

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IIT Madras’ Combustion Research Centre is quickly becoming India’s premier deep-tech startup hub

Your Story | 05-10-2022

The National Centre for Combustion Research & Development (NCCRD) has supported seven deeptech startups since 2016, including the likes of Agnikul Cosmos and The ePlane Company....

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IIT-MADRAS DEVELOPS DIAMOND-BASED COATING TO PREVENT WEAR AND TEAR FOR GUN BARRELS

Indian Defence News | 03-10-2022

A diamond-like carbon coating from IIT-Madras promises to make the insides of gun barrels tough and friction-free. DRDO is developing special coatings to reduce friction heat in gun barrels...

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IIT-Madras develops equipment to dismantle explosive shells, ammo

The Times of India | 01-10-2022

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) researchers have developed an indigenous equipment to safely dismantle explosive shells and ammunition....

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Shri Satish Pai, IIT Madras alumnus appointed as a non-executive director of BP P.L.C (“BP”)

BP | 29-09-2022

Satish Pai has been Managing Director of Hindalco Industries since 2016 and Chief Executive Officer of their Aluminium Business since 2013....

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Spike-protein vaccines are effective against many variants of SARS-CoV-2, finds IIT-M study

IIT Madras | 28-09-2022

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras have shown that spike protein vaccines may be effective against several variants of SARS-CoV-2....

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New insights on the ‘coffee-ring effect’

IIT Madras | 27-09-2022

The process of drying of a little drop of fluid can tell scientists a whole story. For about two decades now, the 'coffee ring effect' has been known as when a drop of spilt coffee dries up, the outermost edge of the dried drop is a little darker than the centre, forming a darker ‘ring'....

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Diesel catching cold? Burn some petrol

Express Mobility | 26-09-2022

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras are studying mixing diesel with gasoline for better performance of diesel engines....

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IIT Madras, Accenture set up CoE for collaborative research

IIT Madras | 22-09-2022

Specific areas of collaboration will include autonomous robotics systems, industrial Internet of Things, digital twins and advanced automotive technologies such as electric mobility services....

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eGovernments Foundation partners with IIT Madras Alumni Association

The Print | 21-09-2022

This is a unique model of alumni volunteering and engagement for societal impact, to achieve enhanced e-governance services across India....

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IIT Madras and Kotak Mahindra Bank launch the Save Energy Mission

IIT Madras | 21-09-2022

Under the CSR initiative of Kotak Mahindra Bank, satellite centres would be set up at IIT Bombay, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Indore and IIT Ropar as well. The aim of this venture is to encourage the adoption of various energy conservation measures in the micro, small and medium enterprises sector....

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Education Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan Launches IIT Madras Strategic Plan 2022-27 During His Visit to The Institute

IIT Madras | 20-09-2022

The minister also visited the 5G Test Bed for a demonstration, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Development Centre, the Rocket Factory of IIT Madras-based start-up Agnikul Cosmos, Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre and the IIT Madras Incubation Cell at the IIT Madras Research Park apart from other research facilities such as Sudha Gopalakrishnan Brain Centre and the 3D-printed house in the campus....

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Centre for Outreach and Digital Education (CODE), IIT Madras offers a 6-month course on eMobility and Electric Vehicle Engineering

15-09-2022

The Centre for Outreach and Digital Education (CODE), IIT Madras, is launching a 6-month certificate course on eMobility and Electric Vehicle Engineering for Industry Professionals. This 9-module course, designed for working professionals is conceptualized to deliver a foundational understanding of eMobility and EVs, through a mix of academic excellence and industry insights....

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IIT Madras outreach on tech-based CSR projects

The Times of India | 15-09-2022

The IIT held a 'Technology for Everyone' CSR conclave in Mumbai on Tuesday that highlighted scope of research at IIT-M as an eligible and valuable investment under CSR....

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InQube 2022 Concludes at Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence; IIT Madras Wins Top Prize

Business Wire India | 13-09-2022

Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence today announced the conclusion of the second edition of InQube, a national-level business quiz, business case and simulation competition organised by its School of Management and Entrepreneurship. ...

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IIT-Madras becomes the first Indian institution to join IBM Quantum Network

ET Telecom.com | 13-09-2022

As a member of the network, IIT-Madras will get cloud-based access to IBM’s advanced quantum computing systems and quantum expertise to explore practical applications and advance quantum computing skills development and research in India....

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IIT Madras, University of Sydney join hands to address international energy challenges

The Indian Express | 09-09-2022

In this partnership, researchers from both institutions will work as a team to develop research and advance technology in fields related to energy....

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IIT Madras Begins Applications for Executive MBA Degree Programme

NDTV EDUCATION | 05-09-2022

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has started the application for the executive MBA degree programme for working professionals. The Executive MBA (EMBA) at IIT Madras has been designed specifically for mid-career working professionals....

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NPTEL-IIT Madras and Madras Dyslexia Association offer free online programme to help kids studying in Tamil

India Today | 03-09-2022

The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), IIT Madras, is collaborating with Madras Dyslexia Association (MDA) to offer a remediation programme for children with dyslexia studying in Tamil medium....

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IIT Madras Hosts International Conference in ‘Memory Studies Memory in a Digital Age’

IIT Madras | 02-09-2022

The event at IIT Madras also saw the release of 'MemoryBytes,' the first AR-based mobile app capturing the history and life of the transnational Anglo-Indian community across 500 years....

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Daimler India Commercial Vehicles partners IIT Madras incubation cell to develop mobility solutions

Express Mobility | 02-09-2022

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Madras Incubation Cell (IITMIC) to set up a technology epicenter to identify mid to long-term solutions necessary for the future of Mobility. ...

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IIT-Madras, KMC Hospital developing software to identify kidney stones and breast tumours

The Times of India | 02-09-2022

Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital in association with the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) is developing an artificial intelligence-based software to help technicians red flag renal calculi (kidney stones) or to identify malignant tumours in breasts....

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IIT Madras Researchers partners with Inspire Institute of Sports to develop advanced boxing analytics software to increase India’s medals at 2024 Olympics

IIT Madras | 29-08-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras researchers along with Inspire Institute of Sports (IIS) in Bellary, Karnataka, are developing a cost-effective boxing analytics platform to increase India's boxing medal tally at the 2024 Olympics....

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IIT Madras Alumni launches ‘AskIITM’ website aimed at IIT Aspirants

IIT Madras | 26-08-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) alumni have launched 'AskIITM.com,' a website on which IIT Aspirants can directly reach out to IIT Madras Alumni and get answers to questions ranging from placements, faculty and academics to campus culture at IIT Madras....

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IITM alumnus Prasad Krishna takes additional charge as Director of NIT-K

The Hindu | 25-08-2022

Dr. Prasad Krishna is a recipient of Kirlosker Gold Medal and Sir M. Visvesvaraya memorial prize from the University of Mysore for securing the first rank in B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering (1983) from the then Karnataka Regional Engineering College and now the NIT-K. He received his Master’s degree from IIT Madras and obtained his Doctoral Degree in Manufacturing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA....

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IIT Madras Carbon Zero Challenge 2022 launched with a focus on Sustainability Innovations and Eco-ventures

IIT Madras | 24-08-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) Carbon Zero Challenge's (CZC) next edition is focusing on 'Resource Depletion and Pollution,' which has been accelerated by the crises of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss....

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V O C Port mandates IIT Madras to build AI and ML based functions to boost efficiency and ease of doing business

The Economic Times Infra.com | 24-08-2022

V O Chidambaranar Port Authority, the State-owned entity that runs the port at Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu, has mandated the Indian Institute of Technology Madras to build two artificial intelligence/machine learning-based functionalities - prediction and anomaly detection – to enhance ease of doing business and operational efficiency through data science and related technologies at the port....

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Only startups that see business visibility for next 3 years should take IPO route: Kris Gopalakrishnan

The Economic Times | 19-08-2022

The company should think about an IPO only in cases where the risks are mitigated to a great extent. Only if you have complete business visibility for three years – from a revenue and profitability perspective – should you venture into the IPO stage to invite retail investors. The best companies are public companies (that allow) everybody to participate in the wealth generation journey....

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Whole Body Digital Twin technology will soon reverse diabetes naturally: Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, IIT Madras

Health World from Economic Times | 18-08-2022

The vision of HTIC is to develop technologies that create, impact and drive innovation in healthcare and be a leader known for technical excellence and collaborative spirit. “Twin health” is one such incubation based on AI technology that is about reversal of diabetes in a very different way. It is more about listening to the body....

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IIT Madras Alumni Donates Rs 3 Crore For Enhancing Research Capabilities

IIT Madras | 16-08-2022

The class of 1978 from IIT Madras has donated Rs 3 crore to their alma mater for enhancing research capabilities. The funding will be utilised to create the "Prakash Endowment" in memory of Prakash Krishnaswamy, from the 1978 batch of the institute who later went to the Kansas State University in the United States of America (USA)....

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IIT Madras launches Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems

The Hindu Business Line | 16-08-2022

IIT Madras’ Department of Humanities and Social Sciences has launched a Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems. The Centre will focus on thematic areas, such as mathematics and astronomy in India...

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The fascinating world of metamaterials

IIT Madras | 12-08-2022

From invisibility cloaks to noise eaters, the world of magic promises to come alive with just the right 'engineering' of metamaterials. People turning invisible by cloaking themselves in a magic blanket has been the stuff of movies for long - from Indian classics like Maya Bazaar to global bestsellers like Harry Potter. But science is making such magic cloaks a reality....

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NPTEL, IIT Madras & Amadeus Labs collaborate to introduce free GATE preparation portal to support 10 lakh aspirants

IIT Madras | 12-08-2022

National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), IIT Madras, has introduced an online portal for GATE exam preparation, called - NPTEL GATE Portal....

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IIT Madras, Sony India Software to train engineering graduates

IIT Madras | 11-08-2022

The six-month full-time course comes with placement assurance. With the aim of building skills in engineering graduates, Pravartak Technologies of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras has tied up with Sony India Software Centre to offer a skill training programme....

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Record job placements for IIT Madras this year

Aljazeera | 08-08-2022

With a total of 1,199 job offers, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has recorded the highest ever number of offers received during campus placements in an academic year. The job offers included 45 international offers from 14 companies including Glean, Micron Technologies, Honda R&D, Cohesity, Da Vinci Derivatives, Accenture Japan, Hilabs Inc, Quantbox Research, MediaTek, Money Forward, Rubrik, Termgrid and Uber....

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IIT-M’s special effort for placement of disabled students a big success

The Times of India | 08-08-2022

While IIT Madras has had differently-abled students participate in placement sessions held in previous years, 2021-22 was the first time the institute undertook a "targeted approach" to help them get their deserving job opportunities by compiling a comprehensive database of students with disabilities, mapping job profiles of their interests, and putting them across with to recruiters....

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In a first, IIT-M holds student council election using blockchain technology

IIT Madras | 05-08-2022

Students of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras have conducted a students council election using blockchain technology which is claimed to be the first of its kind to be used in the poll process....

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IIT Madras to collaborate with the National Institute of Siddha on Research & Clinical Studies

IIT Madras | 05-08-2022

This partnership is expected to result in the development of new collaborative teaching programmes and research in the areas of clinical research, molecular biology and in-vitro cell line studies and health system research besides in exchange of faculty members....

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Globalisation of Indian education in the post-pandemic age

India Today | 03-08-2022

The new national education policy (NEP) released by the government of India in 2020 outlines a grand outlook for the future of education in India, presenting a sweeping vision for the higher education institutions (HEI) in India....

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IIT-Madras signs MoU with state government on road safety

The Times of India | 30-07-2022

IIT Madras will collaborate with Tamil Nadu government to implement a scientific enforcement approach to road safety. A MoU for this collaboration was signed recently between TN's Special Task Force for Road Safety and IIT-M's Centre of Excellence for Road Safety (CoERS)....

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IIT Madras launches ‘Nilekani Centre at AI4Bharat’ to promote Indian language technology

The Indian Express | 29-07-2022

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras launched the ‘Nilekani Centre at AI4Bharat’ to promote the state of Indian language technology with the intention to create a societal impact. This Centre, inaugurated by Nandan Nilekani, is being supported by Rohini and Nandan Nilekani with a grant of Rs 36 crore through Nilekani Philanthropies....

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IIT-Madras considers setting up campus in Tanzania; Nepal, Lanka too send requests

The Indian Express | 26-07-2022

An offshore campus of IIT Madras in Tanzania is among the options on the government’s table as it works on a plan to ensure the country’s premier engineering institutes have a presence on the world map....

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Space start-ups turn to 3D printing tech for cost-efficient growth

Live mint | 25-07-2022

Agnikul Cosmos, a space startup incubated at IIT Madras, unveiled its rocket engine facility in Chennai. Chief executive officer of Agnikul Srinath Ravichandran said the company initially plans to fully 3D-print two rocket engines every week, and a total of eight engines per month, which will go into its in-house launch vehicle called Agnibaan....

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Meet the IIT professor set to bring on-demand, door-to-door flying taxis to Indians by 2023

News Deal | 22-07-2022

Founded by IIT Madras professor Satya Chakravarthy, who also serves as the firm’s CTO, it plans to ferry Indians in the country’s first electric flying electric taxi by 2023. As per Chakravarthy, the taxis will make passenger and cargo transport up to 10x quicker....

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IIT Madras bags ₹21 crore grant to accelerate research in quantum computing

Tech Circle | 22-07-2022

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has received a grant of ₹21 crore to “accelerate fundamental and applied research” in quantum computing. The grant was announced as part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between IIT Madras and Mphasis, a Bengaluru-based IT solutions company....

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IIT Madras launches Smart Manufacturing and Digital Transformation Centre

Times Now | 20-07-2022

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras has come up with a launch of Smart Manufacturing and Digital Transformation Centre, SMDTC to accomplish world class and self-reliance in manufacturing. It will focus on various things such as Collaborative Research and End-to-End Innovation for Smart Process Intelligence, 5G enablement and Smart Manufacturing Supply Chain Collaboration....

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IIT Madras launches ‘V Balakrishnan Institute Chair’ dedicated to the Indian Theoretical Physicist

English Times | 19-07-2022

The Chair was named in honour of V Balakrishnan, a former faculty of IIT Madras, and a distinguished Indian theoretical physicist whose expertise spans several fields and areas, including particle physics, many-body theory, and the mechanical behaviour of solids, dynamical systems, stochastic processes, and quantum dynamics....

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IIT Madras emerges as the Undisputed Leader in Higher Education in India

IIT Madras | 15-07-2022

IIT Madras retained its No. 1 ranking in the 'Overall' category for the Fourth Consecutive Year and in the 'Engineering' Category for the Seventh Consecutive Year....

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IIT Madras Develops Indigenous Management System for ONGC to extend life of Offshore Oil Platforms

IIT Madras | 14-07-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has developed an indigenous lifecycle management system for the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) to reduce the cost of maintenance and rehabilitation of offshore oil platforms....

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Game-changing redox flow battery

IIT Madras | 13-07-2022

Dr Kothandaraman Ramanujam of the Department of Chemistry at IIT-Madras notes that "adopting VRFB into the energy distribution chain will ensure continuous power supply from wind and solar farms....

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2,084 Students graduate during the 59th Convocation of IIT Madras

IIT Madras | 13-07-2022

A total of 2,084 students graduated during the 59th Convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), which was held at the campus on 13th July 2022. As many as 2,620 degrees (including Joint and Dual Degrees) were awarded to the students on the occasion....

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IIT Madras Gopalakrishnan-Deshpande Centre wins International Award for ‘Exemplary Practice in Technology Commercialisation’

IIT Madras | 11-07-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) Gopalakrishnan-Deshpande Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GDC) has won an International award for 'Exemplary Practice in Technology Commercialisation....

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IESA and IIT Madras Research Park partner to support innovations and entrepreneurship

PV Magazine | 08-07-2022

India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), India’s leading industry alliance focused on accelerating adoption of energy storage, e-mobility, green hydrogen & microgrids in India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Madras Research Park (IITMRP), Chennai, to collaborate on activities that will foster and support innovations and entrepreneurship ecosystem at IITMRP....

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JK Fenner partners with IIT Madras to support research on developing biodegradable alternatives to rubber in belts, hoses & seals

IIT Madras | 08-07-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) is partnering with JK Fenner (India) Limited, a leading corporate in India, for the Research and Development of a biodegradable alternative to elastomers/rubber products used in the production of various utilitarian items. JK Fenner is providing support for this Research Project as part of its CSR Initiatives....

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National Institute of Communication Finance and IIT Madras organize Capacity Building & Skill Development Programme for Small Licensees

IIT Madras | 07-07-2022

National Institute of Communication Finance (NICF), Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India, and Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) organized a two-day Capacity Building and Skill Development Programme for Small Licensees....

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Opportunity to upskill & get Certified from the IITs & IISc, Enroll now for NPTEL Courses!!

07-07-2022

National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), a joint initiative of IITs and IISc, has started enrollment for the July 2022 Semester through the SWAYAM platform. NPTEL offers certification courses, taught by the faculty from IITs and IISc and gives an opportunity for interested and motivated learners (students, faculty, working professionals or anyone) to study and get certified from the comfort of their homes....

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IIT Madras Researchers develop Artificial Intelligence Tool towards ‘Personalized Cancer Diagnosis

IIT Madras | 06-07-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence-based tool, 'PIVOT', that can predict cancer-causing genes in an individual. This tool will ultimately help in devising personalized cancer treatment strategies....

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IIT-Madras to go for independent audit of its campus

IIT Madras | 29-06-2022

Institute is aiming at Indian Green Building Council certification. The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras would be going in for a green audit of its campus next month. The audit will be done by a third party and a tender has been called already....

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Tejas Networks appoints Bhaskar Ramamurthi, PR Ramesh as independent directors

Economic Times India Times | 28-06-2022

Homegrown telecom equipment maker Tejas Networks said the company has appointed Bhaskar Ramamurthi and P. R. Ramesh as Independent (Additional) Directors, effective June 27....

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The average pay package for IIT-Madras management students up 30%

The Economic Times HR World | 27-06-2022

Indian Institute of Technology- Madras (IIT-M) Department of Management Studies (DoMS) said on Monday that its students had recorded 100% campus placements this year for the academic year 2021-22, and the placement drive this year also saw the average salary (CTC) go up by 30.35% to Rs 16.66 lakh per annum....

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Make in India: IIT Madras and GE Aviation innovation programme goes for testing

Financial Express | 22-06-2022

In an important step towards technology maturation, locally designed and developed aviation high-speed Micro Turbo machines have gone to National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) for testing....

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IIT-Madras to launch two-year MA programmes in economics, English, and development studies

IIT Madras | 22-06-2022

IIT-Madras will launch two-year MA degree programmes in economics, English studies and development studies in the 2023-24 academic year. The institute is already offering five-year integrated MA programmes in development studies and English studies, and it will be restructured into two-year degree programmes....

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We are making a very big entry into the medical arena from the technological perspective

Voice Data | 22-06-2022

Strong Industry-Academia connect is one of the hallmarks of IITM’s technology development focus – one of the factors it has so successfully incubated over 100 Start-ups. Under Prof. Kamakoti this will be replicated in a range of new fields – for example in medical science and sports. Dr Kamakoti himself is an expert in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and a member of the National Security Advisory Council....

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IIT Madras partners with the Ministry of Ayush for AYURTECH 2022

IIT Madras | 22-06-2022

The Institute aims to provide a forum for the AYUSH scientists and researchers to hear from the experts in academia and industry and to get an overview of the expanding field of AYUSH sciences....

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IIT Madras discusses challenges faced by rural India to start non-farming works

India Today | 16-06-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras Researchers have identified the barriers to entry of rural communities into non-farming occupations. The researchers studied problems associated with the Indian rural economy. In particular, they analysed the reasons that farmers do not adopt non-farming jobs even when agriculture does not provide them with a reliable means of sustenance....

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IIT-Madras research park analyses how inclusive is fintech in new report

IIT Madras | 16-06-2022

Despite all innovation in financial services sector and the reinvention of payment systems by way of UPI platform and other tech in recent years, India society is heterogeneous and still reels from fundamental financial inequities, a recent report from IIT - Madras research park (IITMRP) has shown....

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Building a sustainable narrative on construction material

IIT Madras | 15-06-2022

IIT Madras is working on ways to use agri and construction waste in building concrete structures. Construction of buildings and the manner of living in them contribute greatly to carbon dioxide emissions....

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Battery-swapping: Industry wants the inclusion of higher-range vehicles in the policy

The Economic Times | 13-06-2022

Battery swapping for electric vehicles (EVs) should focus on higher-range vehicles, as lower availability of docks initially would force users to make detours for a swap, industrialists said....

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IIT Madras’ Robot to clean Septic Tanks without human intervention set for Field Deployment

IIT Madras | 09-06-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras' 'HomoSEP,' a Robot developed by the Institute's Researchers to eliminate manual scavenging in India, is all set for field deployment. A total of ten units are planned to be deployed across Tamil Nadu with the Researchers already in touch with Sanitation Workers to identify locations. Locations in Gujarat and Maharashtra are also being considered....

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IIT-Madras launches new ‘out of the box thinking’ course for school, college students

IIT Madras | 07-06-2022

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT Madras) is offering a course on 'Out of the Box Thinking' from July 2022. In its first-of-its-kind initiative, the institute is aiming to reach out to nearly one million school and college students, as well as working professionals and researchers....

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IIT Madras Researchers Call for countries to absorb people fleeing due to the impact of Climate Change globally

IIT Madras | 03-06-2022

Prof. Sudhir C Rajan IIT Madras researcher and an independent research scholar have suggested a normative framework to address cross-border migration due to climate change....

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What to learn to make robots like Amazon’s Astro: Prof T Asokan

IIT Madras | 02-06-2022

If one were to look through the sci-fi literary tradition over the last 50 years, it would be fair to say that Amazon's new Astro robot has come close to fulfilling a dream many have had - a robot with a cute face with the ability to follow us around and do useful tasks....

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IIT Madras Researchers Develop Next-Generation Battery Technology that could revolutionise Electric Mobility

IIT Madras | 30-05-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras Researchers are developing mechanically rechargeable zinc-air batteries as an alternative to Lithium-ion batteries which are used in Electric Vehicles....

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IIT Madras develops an algorithm to protect air traffic control and power distribution against attacks

The Free Press Journal | 29-05-2022

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras researchers have developed an algorithm-powered novel strategy to mitigate disruptions in critical networks such as air traffic control and power distribution during a targeted attack....

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IIT-M developed municipal solid waste combustor commissioned on BHEL campus

The Hindu | 27-05-2022

The unit, developed by IIT-M researchers at its National Centre for Combustion Research and Development (NCCRD), can process up to one tonne of unsegregated municipal solid waste (MSW) per day....

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To keep employees in good health, IIT Madras Research Park opt for MediBuddy as their healthcare partner

Business News This Week | 26-05-2022

Keeping employee wellbeing a priority, IIT-M Research Park has opted for the MediBuddy Gold subscription for comprehensive healthcare benefits for all their employees, including housekeeping & security personnel, and their families....

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India Cements partners with construction 3D printing startup Tvasta

The Times of India | 25-05-2022

The partnership will see India Cements and Tvasta work together on R&D and exchange of technology to develop new raw material formulations used in 3D printing applications and offer mutual strategic support for key projects to bring in cost and time-effective dwelling solutions....

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First 101 students pursuing IIT Madras BSc awarded provisional diploma certificates

IIT Madras | 24-05-2022

In addition to awarding the diplomas, the BSc students also organised the first cultural and technical fest titled 'Paradox 2022' that was held on the campus from May 20, 2022 to May 22, 2022. More than 2000 students from across the country attended the event, including several students who were pursuing this programme from foreign countries too, took part in the event....

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Railways to work with IIT-Madras on hyperloop tech

The Times of India | 20-05-2022

Railways will collaborate with IIT Madras to develop hyperloop whose first commercial run is expected around 2030, said minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. After inspecting hyperloop research centre at New Academic Complex at IIT Madras on Thursday, he told reporters the railway ministry extended a Rs 8.3-crore grant for hyperloop development and it was handed over on Thursday....

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Telecom and IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw successfully tests made-in-India 5G call at IIT Madras

IIT Madras | 20-05-2022

Telecom and IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday visited the 5G test-bed at IIT Madras and successfully tested a 5G call on an indigenously-developed network. The test-bed had been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi....

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IIT-M, TCE to carry out stability study of Nayak era bastion

The Times of India | 16-05-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) and Thiagarajar College of Engineering (TCE) in Madurai will carry out a stability study of the West Gate bastion, the last of the of the remnants of Nayak era fort in Madurai....

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IIT Madras fundraising soars to an all-time high of Rs 131 cr in 2021-22

The Economic Times | 16-05-2022

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras has raised an all-time high sum of Rs 131 crore from alumni, donors, and corporate firms during the financial year 2021-22 to further its philanthropic and socially relevant projects....

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IIT Madras’ Avishkar Team Gets Funding & Technical Support from L&T Technology Services to Develop Hyperloop Technology

IIT Madras | 11-05-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras Students' Team Avishkar Hyperloop has received investment from global pure-play engineering services provider L&T Technology Services Limited (LTTS) to develop innovations in the Hyperloop landscape. LTTS is providing funding and technical support to Team Avishkar for their Hyperloop project....

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IIT Madras gets new research centre for wastewater analysis

IIT Madras | 11-05-2022

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) is establishing a new research centre that will test wastewater in a city for indicator organisms and chemicals and make the data available to the public. The facility will act as an intelligence unit to track and prevent a virus outbreak in its early stages....

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IIT-M researchers to develop technologies for manufacturing in outer space

Business Standard | 08-05-2022

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, has established a research group to develop technologies for manufacturing products at extra-terrestrial locations and address the existing gaps in this sector in India....

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IIT Madras & Power Grid Corporation scholarship for bright students from low-income homes

Edu Graph | 08-05-2022

Meritorious students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras coming from financially weak families will be eligible for scholarships from the Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID). The merit-cum-means scholarship programme will benefit students from low-income homes pursuing Bachelor of Technology (BTech) programmes....

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Former IIT Madras Director is the new chairman of JEE Apex Board: Education ministry

News Careers 360 | 07-05-2022

Former IIT Madras director Bhaskar Ramamurthi has been appointed as the chairman of the JAB. The National Testing Agency (NTA) director general Vineet Joshi will be the member secretary. In addition, IIT, NIT directors, CBSE chairman are among the 17 members of the board....

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IIT Madras alumna pioneers a novel technology for Kodak

India Today | 04-05-2022

In the past four decades, Dr. Mridula Nair, a research fellow at Eastman Kodak Company, and an Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) distinguished alumni, has experienced both challenges and rewards throughout her professional career....

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Pfizer sets up global drug development centre at IIT Madras Research Park

Health World from Economic Times | 04-05-2022

Pfizer has set up a global drug development centre at the IIT Madras Research Park in Chennai, India. The centre’s capabilities will include the development of both, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and finished dosage forms (FDFs) of differentiated products such as complex/value-added formulations, controlled-release dosage forms, device-combination products, lyophilised injections, powder-fill products, and ready-to-use formulations....

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IIT-Madras team launches new robot to clean septic tanks

The Times of India | 02-05-2022

After years of research, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) launched the beta version of HomeSEP, a robot for cleaning septic tanks....

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IIT-M researchers develop a model for understanding environmental-friendly ‘bio-cement’

Deccan Herald | 29-04-2022

Researchers with the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) have developed a structured model to help in the production of bio-cement, which is an alternative sustainable process for cementation. The new model has the potential to reduce the production of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in the future....

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Meet the man behind India’s first solar ferry boat who aims to conquer seas with green energy

SMB STORY | 26-04-2022

Sandith Thandasherry started NavAlt in 2013 to design boats and ships that could save fuel and spare the marine ecosystem from carbon dioxide emissions. He built India’s first solar ferry boat and is now working on the world's first green energy RORO....

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IIT Madras Celebrates its 63rd Institute Day after two years of pandemic

IIT Madras | 26-04-2022

Addressing the Institute Day Celebrations, Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan, Former Vice Chairman, Cognizant Technologies said, "IIT Madras has created innovative platforms like NPTEL that are benefiting the community. The Institute has also pioneered upskilling of virtual education and has introduced a virtual B Sc degree programme on Programming and Data Science....

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Covid R-value crosses 2 in Delhi: IIT-Madras study

The Times of India | 24-04-2022

The capital's R-value, which indicates the spread of Covid-19 infections, was recorded at 2.1 this week, implying that every person contracting the disease is infecting two others, according to an analysis by IIT-Madras....

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Non-steroidal drug effective in treating mild Covid: IIT-M study

The Times of India | 23-04-2022

Research at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras promises a new line of treatment for mild to moderate Covid infection. Trials designed by researchers at IIT-M have shown efficacy of Indomethacin, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, in treating hospitalised mild and moderate Covid-19 patients....

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IIT Madras develops virtual reality tools to combat newborn and maternal health

IIT Madras | 21-04-2022

The SmartNRP tool will be used for training the PHC health workers in Tamil Nadu under NHM to take the technologies forward...

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IIT Madras hosts Industry Conclave 2022 to showcase research initiatives

IIT Madras | 19-04-2022

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras organized the Industry Conclave 2022 on April 16 and 17 to showcase the research and innovations of the institute to the government, industry and corporate firms....

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The first call on Aatmanirbhar 4G network likely to be made on August 15: IIT Madras Director Kamakoti

The Hindu Business Line | 16-04-2022

It is a necessity to bring a network to the country which is completely indigenous and aatmanirbhartha is very important in today's context....

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IAF signs MoU with IIT-Madras to develop solutions to maintain weapon systems

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/iaf-signs-mou-with-iit-madras-to-develop-solutions-to-maintain-weapon-systems/articleshow/90820077.cms | 13-04-2022

The Indian Air Force (IAF) signed a memorandum of understanding with IIT-Madras to develop indigenous solutions to maintain various weapon systems....

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IIT Madras Celebrates 10th Edition of Research Scholars Festival

IIT Madras | 13-04-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is celebrating the Research Scholars Festival between 25th March and 25th April 2022. This is the 10th edition of the annual Research Scholars Fest, which is aimed at bringing together research scholars and encouraging the free exchange of ideas and research interests....

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How computational biology is helping the industrial manufacture of metabolites

The Hindu Business Line | 12-04-2022

The last time you took an antibiotic course for a bacterial infection, you would likely not have known that you were consuming a number of biochemicals that are commonly referred to as ‘metabolites’....

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IIT-Madras launches indigenous prosthetic knee that bends more, but costs less

Health World from Economic Times | 09-04-2022

In a bid to improve the quality of life of thousands of knee amputees, researchers from IIT Madras launched the country's first indigenously developed polycentric prosthetic knee that can bend more, offers stability while walking and costs just one-fifth of imported devices....

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IIT Madras, STPI join hands to support fintech start-ups across country

Edu Graph | 09-04-2022

The incubation cells at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) have come together to develop an ecosystem to identify and support financial technology start-ups in the country....

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IIT Madras launches international interdisciplinary Master’s programmes

IIT Madras | 05-04-2022

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras on Monday launched international interdisciplinary Master's programmes in the presence of institute Director Professor V Kamakoti and Deepak Karanjikar, Chairman, Finance committee, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)....

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EVs on fire: Batteries need to be tested in real-world scenario — Aravind Kumar Chandiran, IIT Madras

Express Mobility | 04-04-2022

While we have come a long way in understanding battery technology, electric vehicle (EV) companies need to better anticipate the environment in which their EVs will be operated, and test these in a real-world scenario instead of accelerated lab testing, says Aravind Kumar Chandiran, assistant professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras....

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IIT-M, Renault-Nissan to tap data, low-cost tech to reduce road accidents

Live mint | 04-04-2022

IIT-M, Renault-Nissan will organise a hackathon called ‘Hackcidents’ to facilitate the development of low-cost technologies to prevent fatalities caused by public buses...

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Youngsters Want to Become Entrepreneurs in India, Flying Abroad for Jobs is Passe: IIT Madras Director

News 18 | 02-04-2022

Whenever IIT Madras Director V Kamakoti lays back to rest awhile, his mind races back to the fields of Vishnupuram in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvarur district. A farm boy at heart, Prof Kamakoti maintains the peculiarity of never having flown abroad for anything, preferring to “remain rooted” in India....

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IIT Madras opens admission to BSc Data Science Program to Class XI and XII students

Education Times | 01-04-2022

In an effort to take pressure off students by giving them an opportunity to secure admission to IIT Madras while in school, IIT Madras now permits students right from Class XI to apply for the qualifier process....

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Gas turbine testing facility established at IIT-Madras

Press Trust of India | 31-03-2022

IIT Madras and US firm General Electric announced establishing an "Expanded Gas Turbine Combustor Testing Facility" at the National Centre for Combustion Research and Development (NCCRD) in the institute, saying this was the first such facility to come up in an academic institution globally....

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Experiential learning leads to quality education

The Times of India | 31-03-2022

In the present day, the effectiveness of the traditional lecture-based mode of teaching needs to be revisited. With the advent of online courses, which offer conveniences beyond imagination, pressure on college teachers is immense....

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Digital training, the key to successful micro firms

The Hindu Business Line | 29-03-2022

IIT Madras’ evaluation of the digital literacy-training programme to empower around 57,000 women and youth in Tamil Nadu reveals interesting facets. The training enabled them to use digital technologies to carry out their business/enterprises....

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IIT-M part of project to detect arsenic in water

The Times of India | 24-03-2022

A small briefcase-sized tool that can detect traces of arsenic in drinking water is being developed as part of a collaborative project by faculty from IIT-M and University of Mexico....

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Joint patents with farmers — how new IIT Madras director hopes to make the institute great

The Print | 24-03-2022

IIT Madras’ newly appointed director Kamakoti Veezhinathan envisions that his tenure will see the institute jointly filing patents with Indian farmers....

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IIT Madras and TCS partner to launch M.Tech in Industrial Artificial Intelligence

IIT Madras | 22-03-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras has partnered with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to launch a web-based, user-friendly programme on “Industrial AI,” aimed at upskilling employees and incorporating AI applications to industrial concerns....

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IIT Madras’ new phone camera algorithms claim to create 3D depth in videos

Tech Circle | 21-03-2022

A team comprising researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and Northwestern University in Illinois, USA have teamed up to create algorithms, which they claim will help add a layer of 3D depth atop standard video clips recorded through smartphones....

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IIT Madras launches Sudha Gopalakrishnan Brain Centre to map human brains at cellular level

IIT Madras | 21-03-2022

India has taken a huge step forward in brain mapping with the inauguration of the Sudha Gopalakrishnan Brain Centre at IIT Madras. The centre will focus on high resolution imaging of the whole human brain at 'cellular and connectivity level'....

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Tamil Nadu: Government school girl students to get Rs 1,000 every month

The Times of India | 19-03-2022

IIT-Madras director V Kamakoti welcomed the announcement that the state government would fund undergraduate education of government school students if they join IITs. IIT-Madras will work closely with the Tamil Nadu government and government schools to see that maximum number of deserving students are benefited from this scheme....

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IIT Madras researchers develop a new technique to provide high resolution ultrasound images

IIT Madras | 14-03-2022

The research could facilitate better diagnosis of diseases, detection of minute abnormalities and better real-time image-guided biopsy procedures and treatment monitoring applications....

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IIT Madras Alumni Launches ‘Zodhya’, A Revamping Solution To Tackle Energy Crisis

Outlook | 14-03-2022

Every 100 units of power consumed emit 90kg of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. That means a building with an area of 10,000sft emits 100,000 kilos of carbon dioxide per year. Probably you are sitting in one such building while reading this....

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IIT Madras CFI Open House 2022 features more than 60 Innovative Tech Projects made by Students

IIT Madras | 13-03-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras Centre For Innovation's Annual 'Open House' event, which showcases students' innovative tech projects, returned to a physical mode this year. Opened to business and industry leaders, alumni, faculty and students, the CFI Open House 2022 was held on the campus, featuring over 60 projects....

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IIT Madras collaborates with Walmart Global Tech to accelerate research and skilling

IIT Madras | 11-03-2022

IIT Madras has signed an MoU with Walmart Global Tech (WGT) to accelerate research in new areas of technology while focusing on training programs to upskill talents. This partnership will provide continuing education to Walmart associates and collaborate on corporate social responsibility projects for their India operations....

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Students fly to Chennai to visit IIT Madras

The Hindu | 09-03-2022

It was dream come true for 21 poor but academically-brilliant children of Government Higher Secondary Schools in the district as they travelled to Chennai by flight from Thoothukudi as part of their educational trip....

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IIT Madras Selected for Dept of Science and Technology Initiative to Advance Women in STEM

IIT Madras | 07-03-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is among the Institutions selected nationwide by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to advance Women in STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics)....

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IIT Madras alumni create app that pays students for learning

ZEE News | 06-03-2022

While most coaching centres and ed-tech platforms charge students a fortune for their exam preparations, this Bengaluru based start-up has come up with an innovative idea of rewarding its users for learning on the app. IIT Madras alumnus-created app Melvano, not only offers free learning content for JEE and NEET but also rewards students with in-app currency for being avid learners....

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IIT Madras launches book on 16 alumni’s inspiring entrepreneurial journey

IITM News | 04-03-2022

The IITM Research Park (IITMRP) in association with IIT Madras and the IITM Alumni Association (IITMAA) has launched a book ‘ The IITM Nexus’, tracing the inspiring journey of 16 IIT-M entrepreneurs alumni spanning across five decades and their rise towards becoming some of India’s biggest entrepreneurial successes....

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MediBuddy gives 14 cr to IIT-M Incubation Cell

The Times of India | 02-03-2022

Digital healthcare platform MediBuddy has contributed Rs 14 crore to the Indian Institute of Technology Madras’ Incubation Cell. Set up in 2013, the IIT-Madras Incubation cell is a leading deep-tech startup hub aimed at nurturing and overseeing innovation and entrepreneurship....

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IIT Madras launches International Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in nine areas

IIT Madras | 01-03-2022

IIT Madras has launched an International Interdisciplinary Master's Program (I2MP) in nine areas. The two-year programs pave the way for international students from any engineering background to be a part of IIT Madras....

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IITians are helping India Inc. resolve problems: Prof. Mahesh Panchangnula

The Times of India | 01-03-2022

It has widely been touted that India’s greatest asset is its demographic dividend. With a median age of 25 years, the country holds great potential to harness the true potential of its citizenry. No other developed or developing country in the world of comparable size has this advantage and therefore, the growth potential over the next 25 years is great....

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CryptoRelief supports IIT Madras to launch wastewater-based epidemiology research to fight the pandemic

Express HealthCare | 28-02-2022

CryptoRelief has granted 1 million dollars to establish a wastewater-based epidemiology research facility at IIT Madras. The facility will act as an intelligence unit to track and prevent a virus outbreak in its early stages....

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IIT Madras Digital Skills Academy Launches Online ‘Premier Banker’ Course to bridge the Learning Divide

IIT Madras | 25-02-2022

Digital Skills Academy, an initiative of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras through its Centre for Continuing Education (CCE), is partnering with InFact Pro, a premier Finance Sector Certified trainer in Chennai, to launch an industry-relevant upskilling program called 'Premier Banker.'...

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IIT Madras Announces Artificial Intelligence Fellowship With Rs 40,000 Stipend for Women

DATAQUEST | 22-02-2022

IIT Madras, through its Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBCDSAI), is offering a fellowship in artificial intelligence and data science....

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IIT Madras inaugurates its Largest Hostel on Campus

IIT Madras | 21-02-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras has inaugurated its largest students hostel, which can accommodate as many as 1,200 students called 'Mandakini,' the building was constructed after an older hostel building was demolished....

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Leveraging CSR for funding tech innovations

IIT Madras | 18-02-2022

Corporate funding for start-ups in public institutions can catalyse social transformation. In 2019, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the scope of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is being expanded to allow firms to support research and innovation by government-funded incubators, or agencies funded by central and state governments or public state utilities....

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IITM incubated company Uniphore turns unicorn with a valuation of $2.5 billion.

Financial Express | 17-02-2022

Uniphore Technologies, a start-up that builds conversational automation tools for enterprises, on Wednesday raised $400 million in its Series E funding round from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), March Capital and other existing investors. The new round values Uniphore at $2.5 billion, making it the latest start-up to breach...

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IIT Madras launches ‘Venkataraman and Sita Srinivasan Chair’ on innovation, new product development

IIT Madras | 17-02-2022

The prestigious Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) has launched ‘Venkataraman and Sita Srinivasan Chair' on Innovation and New Product Development. The Chair professorship was launched by Prof. V ‘Seenu’ Srinivasan, an alumnus of IIT-M, with a sum of $160,000....

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RITES, IIT-Madras sign MoU for marine infra works

PSU WATCH | 16-02-2022

Under the MoU, RITES and IIT-M will collaborate for providing engineering consultancy, enhancing technical cooperation and knowledge sharing for the development of marine infrastructure works....

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IIT Madras Professor’s book on Photoelasticity published by UK’s Institute of Physics

IIT Madras | 15-02-2022

A digital book called 'Developments in Photoelasticity - A Renaissance,' has been written by faculty member Prof. K. Ramesh and has been based on decades of research by the Professor and his students at the Institute....

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IIT-M Research Park, Saint-Gobain India sign MoU on renewable energy

The Economic Times | 11-02-2022

Saint-Gobain India and the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Research Park have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a 100 per cent renewable energy, research park....

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IIT Madras establishes inter-disciplinary water management and policy centre

IIT Madras | 09-02-2022

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is establishing a new interdisciplinary water management and policy centre called 'AquaMAP' to solve water problems in India....

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‘Responsible AI, hyper-automation, integrating humanities with tech top priority,’ says new IIT-Madras director

IIT Madras | 08-02-2022

Prof. Kamakoti Veezhinathan the newly-appointed director of IIT-Madras said humanities and languages will play a major role in technology-oriented fields....

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BEL signs MoU with IIT-Madras for research collaboration

PSU WATCH | 08-02-2022

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) have entered into an MoU for research collaboration in the areas of ‘propellants, explosives and related technologies.’...

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JNU V-C Jagadesh appointed UGC chairman

The Hans India | 04-02-2022

IIT Madras alumnus Prof Jagadesh Kumar presently Vice-Chancellor of the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has been appointed as the next Chairman of the University Grants Commission( UGC)....

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IIT Madras Faculty pioneers ‘Frugal Manufacturing’ for Sustainable Development in Smart Factories

IIT Madras | 02-02-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras Faculty Balkrishna C Rao has developed 'Frugal Manufacturing' for Sustainable Development in Smart Factories. Frugal manufacturing aims at producing sustainably all kinds of products which includes frugal ones as well...

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Data Patterns joins IIT Madras space startup consortium

ZEE Business | 31-01-2022

Defence and aerospace electronics major Data Patterns (India) Ltd has become a member of the consortium of space sector companies incubated by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)...

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IIT Madras offers the world’s first BSc Degree in Programming and Data Science

30-01-2022

IIT Madras invites applications for the BSc Degree in Programming and Data Science program. The programme is open to anyone who has passed Class XII. This unique offering provides access to a world-class curriculum in data science which is in huge demand for skilled professionals. For students from disadvantaged backgrounds, up to 75% fee waivers are also available....

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IIT Madras chalks out plans to teach 50,000 students

IIT Madras | 30-01-2022

Director V Kamakoti wants to expand the institute's online BSc and on-campus masters' courses. Every year about 1.5 million students take the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for getting into one or the other of the 23 Indian Institutes of Technology in the country, but only 15,000 get admission. "What are we going to do for the other 1.485 million students?...

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Vice Prez congratulates IIT Madras for bringing out the science and tech magazine ‘Shaastra’

The Times of India | 30-01-2022

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu congratulated IIT Madras for bringing out the science and technology magazine 'Shaastra', saying it will benefit those keen on knowing the latest developments in the world of science and innovation....

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Prof RS Verma of IIT-Madras appointed new MNNIT director

Hindustan Times | 28-01-2022

Prof RS Verma presently serving as a professor in the department of biotechnology of Indian Institute of Technology Madras appointed as the new director of Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) - Allahabad...

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AI explained at 5 Levels, by IIT -M’s Prof B Ravindran

India ai | 28-01-2022

Artificial Intelligence influences almost all aspects of our everyday lives - in our mobile phones, social media sites, self-driving cars & even our washing machines! But what exactly is AI?...

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Larsen & Toubro Infotech partners with IIT Madras for 5G research

The Economic Times | 27-01-2022

Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI) announced its partnership with IIT Madras for collaborative research in the field of 5G. Through this collaboration, LTI and IIT Madras aim to innovate in the emerging 5G space and enable 5G frameworks validation, low frequency RF deployments and use case testing with 5G test bed....

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IIT Madras and Krea University’s study suggests measures to boost medical supplies

IITM News | 25-01-2022

The findings of a study, jointly conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and Krea University in Chennai, on the drug delivery system in some of the more populated Indian states may help boost medical deliveries, the institute said in a statement....

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Teaching rural children, organic farming and ethics in Artificial Intelligence

IITM News | 21-01-2022

V. Kamakoti, who recently took over as the director of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, is a true-blue Chennai lad. In this interaction, he explains his focus areas for the institute....

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Ohmium partners with IIT Madras Research Park

IITM Research Park News | 20-01-2022

Ohmium International has partnered with IIT Madras Research Park (IITMRP) to accelerate Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolyzer performance enhancements. Both the entities have announced a R&D partnership, which will accelerate the production implementation of PEM electrolyzer technology enhancements....

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Foundation offers Online Certification Course on Next Generation Mobile Wireless Networks

IITM News | 20-01-2022

IIT Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation and Megam Solutions are jointly offering a six-month online, instructor-led long-term certification course on 'Next Generation Mobile Wireless Networks.'...

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Wheelchair developed at IIT-Madras used for breaking Guinness record

The New Indian Express | 20-01-2022

Kamal Kanta Nayak, a youth from Odisha, completed a 213-km run on his manual wheelchair at Bhubaneswar by using NeoFly wheelchair....

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How local and global alumni can come together to contribute to their alma mater

Education Times | 17-01-2022

Globally, the impact of the pandemic on youth has been systemic, deep and disproportionate. With educational institutions closed, many young people have been experiencing persistent sadness. Now more than ever every student needs much more than book-learning and assessments for holistic development....

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Moving India towards Net-Zero: Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala

Business India | 13-01-2022

Global warming is a major challenge all over the world today. If the world fails to act fast, the earth will be in serious trouble over the next 20-25 years....

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As ISRO prepares for manned mission, its new chief is man for the moment

The Indian Express | 13-01-2022

IIT Madras alumnus Dr. Somanth is also a key figure in the development of a much-awaited programme that is expected to give ISRO a leg-up in carrying out small satellite launches for private firms, educational institutions and developing countries....

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IIT-M incubated e-plane firm gets USD 5 million to propel business

DT Next | 11-01-2022

The ePlane Company, which was incubated at the IIT-Madras, has won the backing of marquee investors like as renowned tech evangelist Naval Ravikant and a consortium of deep-tech and EV venture fund groups to raise USD 5 million in its pre-series A funding....

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IIT Madras Appoints New Director- V.Kamakoti

NDTV Education | 10-01-2022

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras) has appointed Prof. V. Kamakoti as the new director of the institute. He will be succeeding Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi, who is stepping down after completing two terms....

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IIT Madras researchers studies impact of algorithmic trading on stock market

IITM News | 10-01-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras Researchers is studying the impact of Algorithmic Traders (ATs) on the stock market. This research is the first-of-its-kind to investigate the impact of Proprietary Algorithmic Traders' (PATs') and Buy-side Algorithmic Traders' (BATs)' trading on market quality and vice versa....

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India’s R-naught value recorded at 4, Covid peak expected between Feb 1-15: IIT Madras analysis

The Economic Times | 08-01-2022

India's R-naught value which indicates the spread of COVID-19 was recorded at 4 this week, suggesting a very high infection transmission rate, according to a preliminary analysis by IIT Madras predicting the peak of the third wave between February 1-15....

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Indian 3D Printing Industry – Highlights of the Year 2021

Manufactre 3D | 07-01-2022

Indian 3D printing industry witnessed a significant milestone with the virtual inauguration of India’s First 3D printed house in Chennai by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon’ble Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India, Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions, an IIT Madras Alumni Startup, created, designed, and 3D printed the house....

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IIT Madras Students launches ‘UnMute’ Campaign on Menstrual Hygiene Management & Self-defence against Sexual Harassment

IIT Madras | 07-01-2022

Indian Institute of Technology Madras students have launched a social campaign called 'UnMute' focused on Menstrual Hygiene Management and Self-defence against Sexual Harassment. Through this initiative, the students aim to help women speak up on these issues and also conduct awareness campaigns....

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Despite the pandemic, IIT Madras witnesses a year of major developments

Edu Graph | 07-01-2022

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras witnessed major developments in the year 2021. Here are the top 10 highlights of the year....

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An IITM alumnus founded startup could revolutionize ocean farming with its ‘sea combine harvester’

CNN Business | 06-01-2022

Often used to wrap sushi and flavor soups, seaweed has much greater potential -- both as a food and for use in a wide range of products from cosmetics and textiles to biodegradable packaging and even biofuel....

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IIT-Madras startup GUVI to offer free Python and AI courses in tie-up with AICTE

The Times of India | 04-01-2022

IIT-Madras and IIM Ahmedabad-incubated edtech startup GUVI is partnering with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to offer Python and AI upskilling courses free of charge to more than one million socially and economically disadvantaged youngsters....

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IIT Madras Launches New Chair For Research On Sustainable Construction

IIT Madras | 23-12-2021

Indian Institute of Technology Madras has launched the 'Surendra and Dorothie Shah Chair' for furthering cutting-edge research in the field of Civil Engineering materials. This assumes huge significance due to the immense amount of construction work undertaken every year in India, with the volumes and expenditures continually increasing....

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Startup offers at IIT Madras jump by 100%

The Times of India | 21-12-2021

As the demand for newer technologies and solutions scaled up post-pandemic, so has the demand for fresh talent. The hiring by startups at the IIT Madras campus has almost doubled in 2021 compared to 2019....

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IIT Madras to Boost Collaboration with Corporates & Industry towards becoming the Core for Technology-Driven CSR

Edu Graph | 21-12-2021

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras hosted a round-table conference in Mumbai to study the emerging trends in technology to drive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives...

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IIT Madras develops motion planning algorithms that can think like humans

IIT Madras | 20-12-2021

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras have developed a class of fast and efficient "motion planning" algorithms which can think like human beings and enable autonomous aerial, ground or surface vehicles to navigate obstacle-cluttered environments....

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IIT Madras, MapmyIndia and MoRTH sign MOU to make road travel a safer bet

India Today | 19-12-2021

Government of India’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, IIT Madras, and MapmyIndia today signed an MoU for collaboration on driver and road safety technologies, and jointly launched India’s best and FREE-TO-USE navigation app service for all 130+ crore Indians....

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IIT Madras adjudged ‘The Most Innovative Institute of the Year’ by CII for its Disruptive Innovations

IIT Madras | 18-12-2021

Indian Institute of Technology Madras has been judged as 'The Most Innovative Institute of the Year' for its disruptive innovations by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). This award is one of the categories in CII Industrial Innovation Awards 2020 and was bestowed during the '26th DST-CII Technology Summit' held virtually on 9th December 2020....

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IIT Madras Energy Summit sets clean and green goal

IIT Madras | 16-12-2021

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras hosted an Energy Summit from December 14 to 16 with a goal to achieve the global transformation to a low-carbon future through industry and academic collaboration....

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Five-man army of GalaxEye aiming to reach space

Hindu Post | 13-12-2021

They are the ‘Five-Man Army’ from the portals of Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) with a mission to revolutionise the imaging services with their advanced earth observation satellites....

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AI tool to simplify the identification of cancerous tissue in tumours

IIT Madras | 13-12-2021

Indian Institute of Technology Madras researchers use a combination of deep learning techniques and traditional machine learning to develop a tool that can diagnose cancer by looking at whole slide images of the tumour....

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IIT Madras alum’s start-up NeoMotion aims to provide customised wheelchairs to 100k differently-abled people by 2025

Edex LIVE | 10-12-2021

IIT Madras-incubated start-up NeoMotion has managed to provide customised wheelchairs to at least 163 differently-abled persons. With an aim to impact one lakh lives per year by 2025, it was three independent CSR projects that helped NeoMotion achieve this milestone....

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Samunnati Foundation and IIT-M Incubation Cell partner to support startups

The Times of India | 09-12-2021

Samunnati Foundation, a non-profit subsidiary of agritech enterprise Samunnati Finance, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IIT Madras' Incubation Cell (IITMIC) to develop innovation in agriculture and help support agritech startups in their goals....

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IIT Madras faculty founded 94 startups till Oct, valued at over Rs 1,400 cr

IITM Research Park | 09-12-2021

From a startup aiming to make hybrid aerial vehicles to the ones working on converting waste to crude oil and efficient water transport solutions, faculty members at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras founded at least 94 enterprises having a combined valuation of over Rs 1,400 crore....

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Drone avionics, home solution for blood cell counting tech win Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge

Gadgets Now | 08-12-2021

An integrated avionics system for drones, home solution for blood cell counting, and FM RDS Utilities are some of the most innovative technologies produced by Indian start-ups and students this year to win the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology's "Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge"....

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Tata Power, IIT Madras ink MoU to collaborate on R&D, training, tech solutions

Money Control | 06-12-2021

Tata Power and IIT Madras have inked pact to collaborate on R&D, consultancy, advocacy, training and technology solutions. According to a statement, the two organisations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to facilitate this collaboration....

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Indian Institute of Technology Develops Wearable Assistive Devices for the Specially-Abled

Outlook | 02-12-2021

IIT-Madras Researchers have developed a distinctive technology in the wearable devices segment that would facilitate people with hearing impaired and motor disabilities to communicate independently....

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IIT’s make giant strides in precision onco research

BioSpectrum | 01-12-2021

Indian cancer researchers are striving hard to bring about evidence-based and research backed potential treatment solutions that are mainly India-specific, accessible, and affordable....

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IIT’s witnessing an increasing number of trading firms placement

The Economic Times | 01-12-2021

Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are witnessing an increasing number of trading firms, led by high-frequency players that use complex computer programs to trade, visiting their campuses to hire top talent....

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IIT-M director honoured

The Hindu | 27-11-2021

The director of the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Bhaskar Ramamurthi, has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th edition of the CII-CONNECT Awards, instituted by the Confederation of India Industry, jointly with the State Government....

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IIT Madras, TVS Credit Services to conduct research together

News Careers 360 | 25-11-2021

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and TVS Credit Services Limited are set to conduct research together. IIT Madras will provide technology solutions in the field of financial technology and data science. Both organisations will work together on innovative programmes and provide training to young professionals....

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IIT Madras and Affine announce collaborative research and testing of new-age technology in manufacturing

DATAQUEST | 25-11-2021

Affine in association with IIT Madras centre AMTDC are taking a big leap to explore new avenues of research in the manufacturing sector....

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Anand Mahindra comes out in support of unique, India-made motorised wheelchairs

YOURSTORY | 21-11-2021

Anand Mahindra tweeted his support for IIT Madras' unique wheelchair creation that can be converted into a vehicle with a top speed of 25 kmph and a range of 25 km through the attached Lithium-ion battery, which charges in four hours....

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IIT Madras awards degrees to 1,962 students, saw the highest number of Ph.D. degrees in a year

IIT Madras | 20-11-2021

A total of 1,962 students graduated during the 58th Convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, which was held virtually on (20th November 2021). As many as 2,425 degrees (including Joint and Dual Degrees) were awarded to students on the occasion. ...

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IIT Madras Students Take Up Sustainable Development Goals For Entrepreneurship Contest

The Hindu | 19-11-2021

Students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have launched an initiative to boost start-ups and businesses working on sustainability. The aim is to achieve five of the United Nation’s sustainable development goals (SDG)....

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US Consulate General Chennai promotes South India for US Study abroad students

One India | 19-11-2021

US Consulate General Chennai in association with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), and the U.S.-based Forum on Education Abroad (FEA) organised a workshop for educational institutions and non-governmental organisations in South India to promote the region as a foreign study destination for U.S. students....

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IIT-M researchers identify molecular mechanisms for desalination techniques

IIT Madras | 18-11-2021

Indian Institute of Technology Madras Researchers have identified the possible molecular mechanisms in water flow through a new nanopore geometry for desalination techniques to convert seawater to drinking water....

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IIT Madras re-launches MS in Entrepreneurship programme

IIT Madras | 16-11-2021

The programme aims to guide scholars to discover entrepreneurial opportunities in deep tech sectors and help establish start-ups through the IIT Madras ecosystem....

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IIT Madras Researchers develop alternative method to detect earthquakes

India Today | 11-11-2021

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras have developed an alternative method for accurate detection and picking of the first waves in earthquake signals, which provides a small lead time and enables measures to save lives....

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A course in VR offers a unique experience

Education Times | 10-11-2021

Pursuing a course in Virtual Reality (VR) has attached a lot of significance in the post-pandemic world where the online teaching-learning process has become a norm....

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IIT-M professor creates flood risk map to help track flooded Chennai areas

The News Minute | 10-11-2021

Considering the inordinate amount of rainfall Chennai has been receiving over the last few days, a flood risk map for the Greater Chennai region has been revived. This is expected to help understand the impact of the rains and floods, as well as suggest remedial measures to the government....

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Pre-placement offers at IIT-Madras rises 20%

The Times of India | 08-11-2021

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and online internships, the pre-placement offers (PPOs) received by students at IIT-Madras increased 20% this year compared to the previous year....

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In step with the times, IITs accept stocks as alumni donations

The Indian Express | 05-11-2021

Over the last few years, IITs have been making a major push to tap into their alumni networks to raise funds for research, development and expansion....

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IIT Madras Professor Awarded Distinguished Fellowship Of IIAV

NDTV | 03-11-2021

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras Professor RI Sujith has been awarded the Distinguished Fellowship of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV). He is the first Indian to be awarded this fellowship....

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ICMR at IITs for fostering medical device, diagnostics innovation

Live Mint | 03-11-2021

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has joined hands with Indian Institutes of Technology ((IITs)) to establish “ICMR at IITs" by setting-up Centres of Excellence (CoE) for Make-in-India product development and their commercialisation in medical devices and diagnostics space ....

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GUVI, an EdTech Startup incubated by IIT-Madras accelerates IT focused skills development

ANI News | 02-11-2021

GUVI, an authorised Google for Education Partner, has come up with exciting offers for all IT job aspirants or anyone who wishes to upskill with relevant and in-demand job-oriented skills....

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Stanford in south Chennai: IIT-M’s incubation cell creates most successful start-up ecosystem

The Times of India | 02-11-2021

The incubation cell the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) is modelled on the Stanford University’s system and aims at getting its best tech brains to handhold start-ups. Over the last ten years, the cell has incubated more than 240 start-ups, with its stake in them conservatively valued at more than Rs 11,400 crore....

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KLA Corporation Opens New Artificial Intelligence-Advanced Computing Lab at Indian Institute of Technology Madras Research Park

Business Today | 01-11-2021

KLA Corporation announced the opening of two important facilities in Chennai, India, supporting the company's investment in innovative research and talent development. KLA's Artificial Intelligence-Advanced Computing Lab (AI-ACL)—operated in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras—will serve as a center of excellence for AI-focused research and development....

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IIT Madras PhD Physics Student Sets 2 World Records, 1 National and Wins “Best Paper Award”

5 Dariya News | 28-10-2021

Debojyoti Ray Chawdhury (presently a PhD Physics Student at IIT Madras) has set 2 world records awarded by International Book of Records and Exclusive World Records respectively as well as one national record awarded by India Book of Records. ...

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Tiger Analytics Partners with IIT Madras for Comprehensive COVID-19 Tracking

Republic World | 26-10-2021

Prof B. Ravindran, Head, Robert Bosch Center for Data Science and AI (RBC-DSAI) from IIT - Madras said “We’re very excited to be playing a part in this initiative for the Tamil Nadu Covid War Room. RBC-DSAI, our pre-eminent interdisciplinary research Centre for Data Science and AI has been at the forefront of leveraging data science and AI, providing insights to make actionable, reliable, and impactful decisions for adoption in engineering, finance and healthcare domains....

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IIT-Madras research centre to launch industry consortium

IIT Madras | 26-10-2021

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras ‘Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence’ has proposed to launch an industrial consortium to provide information resources support on cutting-edge technologies to industries working on artificial intelligence....

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Era of energy harvesters

IIT Madras | 25-10-2021

At IIT Madras, Shaik Faruque Ali, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mechanics, is working on a project, funded by the Department of Science and Technology, to produce ‘energy harvesting trees’ — their leaves generate electricity as they tremble in the wind....

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How to write a scientific paper: A step-by-step guide from an IIT professor

Edu Graph | 22-10-2021

Writing a scientific article from scratch may appear a scary task to young researchers. But the process can be simplified by good groundwork while preparing and executing the research project. Based on these preparations, a systematic approach to writing paves the way for a compelling research story....

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IIT-Madras to launch advanced diploma in virtual reality

The Indian Express | 22-10-2021

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras will soon offer an advanced diploma programme in virtual reality which will be offered in both online and offline mode. The course would be open for anyone with an engineering background including students currently enrolled in engineering degrees anywhere in India....

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ACS Rubber Division: TPE Award for Krishna Venkataswamy

Gupta Verlag | 21-10-2021

Dr. Krishna Venkataswamy[1979/BT/CH] has been awarded the American Chemical Society Rubber Division: TPE Award...

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IIT Madras is the Knowledge Partner for The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2021

The CSR Journal | 21-10-2021

Premier academic and research institute IIT Madras has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with media publication ‘The CSR Journal’ for a long-term partnership. As a part of this MoU, IIT Madras will be the official Knowledge Partner for the upcoming ‘The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2021’. ...

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3D printed construction startup Tvasta receives Rs 3 cr investment

Business Standard | 21-10-2021

Tvasta is an IIT-Madras incubate, started in the 3D printed home segment. As the 3D printed construction market grows, start-ups and non-profits alike are beginning to leverage advances in concrete 3D printing technology to address the affordable housing crisis....

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IIT Madras researchers design white light emitters for LED applications

IIT Madras | 20-10-2021

A research team from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, has synthesized a white light emitting crystal in the laboratory that can be used for energy saving and long-lasting LED (light emitting diode) lights and display....

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IIT-Madras Researchers Developing Data-driven Plans to Enhance Road Safety in Tamil Nadu

IIT Madras | 13-10-2021

Indian Institute of Technology Madras Researchers are developing data-driven strategies to enhance road Safety in Tamil Nadu. Towards this, a one-day workshop on developing an action plan was organized by Center of Excellence for Human Factors and Safety Science @ RBG Labs, IIT Madras, in coordination with the National Health Mission....

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IIT Madras and US Consulate to host virtual workshop from November 15 to 18

IIT Madras | 12-10-2021

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) in association with the US Consulate General will be organising a virtual workshop to help build the capacity of South Indian educational institutions to host American students. Candidates can register now on https://ge.iitm.ac.in/Workshops/US_StudyAbroad.html...

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Why education of girls must be a strategic priority

The Times of India | 11-10-2021

Since educated girls and women empowerment go hand in hand, their education merits sustained efforts. A UNICEF survey showed that around 60% of the girls in developing countries do not go to schools....

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Two IITians create ‘lab in a pocket’ that provide results of fruits & vegetables’ quality in seconds

New on News | 10-10-2021

Horticulture farmers spend hours or even days to sell their produce after laboratory tests. In a bid to address this issue, two young IIT-M alumni have come up with a “lab-in-a-pocket” solution that can perform the work of a laboratory within seconds and deliver results that shows the quality of a produce....

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IIT Madras Researchers find high levels of pharmaceutical contaminants in the River Cauvery

IIT Madras | 07-10-2021

Indian Institute of Technology Madras Researchers have found that the waters of River Cauvery are polluted by a range of emerging contaminants that include pharmaceutically-active compounds, personal care products, plastics, flame retardants, heavy metals, and pesticides, among many others....

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IIT-Madras launches two diploma courses in programming and data science

The Indian Express | 05-10-2021

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras will be offering two diploma programmes in programming and data science. The courses would be delivered through a comprehensive learning delivery model that competes with a classroom learning experience. The courses include lecture videos, lecture-based activity questions, practice assignments, graded assignments, and mini-projects that reinforce problem-solving skills....

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Greens go the natural way to restore Sembakkam lake

The New Indian Express | 03-10-2021

“In an attempt to provide a holistic restoration solution, we have come up with a nature-based treatment system,” said M Nisha Priya of Nature Conservancy Centre, which has taken up the restoration along with Care Earth Trust aided by experts from IIT-Madras and FINISH consortia....

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India set to witness its SpaceX moment soon: Agnikul CEO

The Tribune | 03-10-2021

According to Ravichandran, their rocket engines are 100 per cent 3D-printed, that too in a single shot. "This allows us to directly assemble what comes out of the 3D printer in our launch vehicle. The big advantage of this is the ability to provide and enable rapid launch access and, at the same time, make customisable launch vehicles,". He formed the startup with Moin SPM within IIT-Madras with a seed funding of Rs 3 crore, with an aim to develop and launch its first rocket in 2021 and subsequently develop ability to provide launch service for satellites....

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IIT Madras 5G test bed to be operational soon

The Economic Times | 30-09-2021

"The IIT-Madras test bed will be operational and open soon for the industry to use it for 5G testing purposes," a senior DoT official said, adding that the telecom operators have already started field trials across the country, and the outcome is likely to be reviewed by the department. ...

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Looking beyond lithium

IIT Madras | 27-09-2021

The need for India to grow out of lithium for energy storage is well recognised. Lithium is scarce, less safe, and lithium-ion has energy limitations. As such, India needs to leapfrog lithium into something way better - like metal-air batteries, which have been in focus for some years now, because they pack more power....

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IIT Madras Invites Applications for Research Internship in Artificial Intelligence, Stipend up to Rs 60,000

DATAQUEST | 26-09-2021

IIT Madras, through its Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBCDSAI), is once again accepting applications for the Post Baccalaureate Fellowship, which is a research internship in artificial intelligence and data science. The RBCDSAI Post Baccalaureate Fellowships are open to exceptional recent graduates, who are desirous of pursuing a 1 to 2 year research internship in the areas of data science and artificial intelligence at RBCDSAI, IIT Madras....

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IIT Alumnus Quits Job to Grow Over 400 Acres of Community Forest with 160 Farmers

The Better India | 25-09-2021

The IIT-Madras alumnus Sunith Reddy says that initially, his friend Shaurya Chandra and five others became members. They started identifying 10 acres of abandoned land in Hyderabad to begin their project. “The aim was to restore the land, and farming was not the main focus. The community worked on small patches and saw results. Motivated by the initial successes, we pursued farming. Eventually, more people joined, and within a year, our numbers grew,” he says, adding that they christened the initiative ‘BeForest’....

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IIT Madras partners with Taylor & Francis Group for Data Science and AI to amplify research

India Today | 23-09-2021

Indian Institute of Technology Madras has announced a partnership with Taylor & Francis Group, its publishing partnership with the Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBCDSAI). The RBCDSAI is one of India's preeminent interdisciplinary research centers for Data Science and AI, with twenty-eight faculty spanning ten departments....

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Healthcare AI startup Endimension founded by IITM alumnus Bharadwaj Kss raises Rs.2.3 Cr in seed funding

Business Standard | 22-09-2021

Healthcare AI startup Endimension has raised Rs 2.3 crore in a seed funding round from Inflection Point Ventures, one of India’s largest angel investment platforms. The funds raised will be utilised to acquire talent for new product development, R&D and for ramping-up the sales team to fuel further growth....

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IIT-Madras invites applications for Executive MBA program for working professionals

The Indian Express | 22-09-2021

Indian Institute of Technology Madras has called for applications for its Executive MBA (EMBA) degree program designed specifically for mid-career working professionals. The application process has begun and the last date to apply is October 19. Interested candidates can apply online at – doms.iitm.ac.in/emba ...

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Students from Japan get a virtual taste of IIT Madras

The Times of India | 19-09-2021

Ten students from Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan, had a virtual study tour of IIT Madras between September 6 and 17, during which they learned engineering English and yoga. Under the study tour programme, Japanese students would come to IIT Madras twice a year....

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SUBRAMONIAN SHANKAR BLOCK INAUGURATED AT IIT MADRAS TO HOUSE THE CS DEPT

IIT Madras | 17-09-2021

Indian Institute of Technology Madras inaugurated a new three-storey addition to its Department of Computer Science and Engineering on 16th September 2021. The construction of this expansion was made possible due to the generous funding support to the tune of US$ 1.51 million by IIT Madras Distinguished Alumnus Mr. Subramonian Shankar (B.Tech, 1971 Batch), Founder and President, AmZetta Technologies....

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IIT Madras Joins Hedera Governing Council To Drive R&D In New Blockchain Use Cases

IIT Madras | 16-09-2021

India's leading technical university, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), joins the Hedera Governing Council to expand its research footprint in distributed ledger technology. Indian Institute of Technology Madras and Hedera Hashgraph, the most used, sustainable, enterprise-grade public network for the decentralised economy, announced the newest member of its Governing Council....

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Realising the importance of Indian sign language dictionary: Prof. Srinivasa Chakravarthy

Education Times | 14-09-2021

Indian Sign language (ISL) is set to receive a boost as an Indian sign language dictionary of 10,000 words was recently released by PM Modi. “The Dictionary along with NCERT textbooks in ISL accessible teaching-learning resources will benefit special needs students, their teachers, parents and even the general population who would like to learn a new language like ISL....

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Our classroom is becoming more flexible, hybrid: Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi

IIT Madras | 13-09-2021

Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi, director, IIT Madras, shares how Covid-19 has changed the classroom, the initiatives IIT Madras has been taking towards internationalisation, and why rankings are important but should not be the end-goal. We were able to anticipate and implement in advance many of the recommendations of the National Education Policy (NEP)....

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GCC ropes in IIT-M for clean air programme

DT Next | 11-09-2021

The Greater Chennai Corporation has entered into an agreement with IIT-Madras to implement the National Clean Air Programme in Chennai under which the latter would provide technical assistance to the civic body....

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VR Technologies Democratize Automation in India

Digital First Magazine | 10-09-2021

Dr. M. Manivannan is a professor of Biomedical Engineering in IIT Madras, Department of Applied Mechanics. He received post-doctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge. He was a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) of Harvard Medical School (HMS) in Boston, and a visiting faculty in the Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore....

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IIT-Madras remains top institute in India under overall category: NIRF Ranking 2021

The Indian Express | 09-09-2021

The Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan revealed the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking today. IIT Madras has retained its number 1 position while IISc Bangalore is at number 2 and IIT-Bombay is at number 3....

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Agritech startup, InfyU Labs has raised INR 1.8 Cr in a seed round from IAN

StartupLanes | 09-09-2021

IIT Madras Alumnus, Amit Srivastava and Ankit Chauhan, well know that if a bad quality of consignment (fruits or vegetables) is accepted at the initial stage of the supply chain, it deteriorates further by the time it reaches the consumer and becomes unsellable resulting in GIGO or Garbage In and Garbage Out. Realizing the need to eliminate this gap and provide quality assurance of fruits and vegetables to benefit all stakeholders in the food safety and supply chain, the duo launched InfyU Labs in 2019....

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IIT Madras and MIT scientists grow brain tissue

09-09-2021

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have grown human brain tissues called ‘organoids’ with the help of a 3D-printed bioreactor that they developed....

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Renovated Cauvery Hostel inaugurated at IIT Madras

IIT Madras | 09-09-2021

Indian Institute of Technology Madras’ Cauvery Hostel, the first-ever to be constructed on the campus, has been renovated at a cost of Rs. 2.5 Crore. The renovation was made possible with the generous support from Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Krishna Chivukula (M.Tech. 1970 Batch), Founder and Chairman, INDO-MIM Pvt Limited. ...

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AI Framework Built By IIT Madras Scientists Detects Different Cancers Quickly

India Times | 07-09-2021

A team from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT) has done the unfathomable by using deep learning AI techniques to diagnose cancer accurately and quickly. The histopathology tissue analysis is the most common way to identify cancer and these scientists may have just changed the game by making WSI detection easier....

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IIT-Madras team overcomes Covid hurdle to shine in European contest

IIT Madras | 06-09-2021

Three years ago, a bunch of highly motivated students, branding themselves as Team Avishkar at the Centre for Innovation, IIT Madras, embarked on an ambitious journey to develop Hyperloop, a high-speed train that travels in a near-vacuum tube clocking speeds of over 1,000 km/h....

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Reducing tax doling subsidies to regulate recycling sector can help reduce lead pollution: Study

THE WEEK | 06-09-2021

Reducing tax and providing subsidies to the regulated recycling sector can help reduce lead pollution from lead-acid battery recycling, a study by researchers from Indian Institutes of Technology Madras and Kanpur has found. Researchers from the two institutes have come together to look collectively at the problem of lead recycling in India as lead pollution can harm the mental and physical health of people and can contaminate the environment....

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IIT Madras develops technique for identification of pollution deposit in power transmission network

IIT Madras | 03-09-2021

Researchers at the IIT, Madras have claimed to have developed an efficient technique for the identification of pollution deposit level in the power transmission network. "An elegant solution based on Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) has been developed by the research groups of Prof Sarathi, Department of Electrical Engineering and Prof N J Vasa, Department of Engineering Design."...

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India’s 5G networks will rely on indigenous technology

THE WEEK | 03-09-2021

Sixty-seven countries have active 5G networks, according to an S&P Global Market Intelligence report and this group is rapidly expanding. India, however, is likely to take a while to get there....

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IIT Madras to develop an online marketplace called e-Source for buying and selling e-waste

IIT Madras | 31-08-2021

E-waste is one of the pressing issues in India, with the country being the world's third largest producer. Between 2019 and 2020, Indians generated 38 per cent more e-waste. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is developing an innovative model to tackle electronic waste (e-waste) by linking stakeholders in the formal and informal economy....

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IIT Madras alumnus and Techie Tanmai Gopal on launching Hasura as an open-source engine, reaching 100M+ downloads in two years

Your Story | 26-08-2021

Tanmai Gopal, a techie geek and startup enthusiast, started Hasura in 2018 as a platform that helps developers build, develop, and scale their apps....

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IBM partners with IIT Madras to enhance industry relevant skills

Live Mint | 26-08-2021

IBM Corp will collaborate with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras to support their online BSc degree programme and augment select courses on the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) platform....

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Deep Tech Startup Tooliqa Innovations Raises $1.5M Pre-seed Funding

AIM | 25-08-2021

Tooli.qa, a deep tech startup, built on the pillars of computer vision, deep learning, and 3-D has raised $1.5 million in pre-seed funding led by Aditya Raj and Dipak Singh, both of whom have successfully built, scaled and recently exited a tech-based research business (strategic acquisition by Schlesinger Group in 2020). ...

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IIT Madras Develops India’s First Indigenous Motorized Wheelchair Vehicle

| 23-08-2021

Indian Institute of Technology Madras has developed India's first indigenous motorized wheelchair vehicle that can be used not only on roads but even on uneven terrains. Called 'NeoBolt', it has a maximum speed of 25 kmph and travels up to 25 km per charge....

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IIT Madras to help Tamil Nadu potters develop microwave-safe cooking utensils at new facility

Edex LIVE | 19-08-2021

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG) has helped establish a common facility centre to help potters in a Tamil Nadu village meet modern consumer demands such as microwaveable cooking utensils. These products have higher market value and will help sustain the traditional potters....

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IIT Madras, MoRTH collaborate on pavement engineering, intelligent systems

The Print | 17-08-2021

A MoRTH Chair is being created at IIT Madras to focus on R&D, teaching and training in traffic and highway engineering. The chair professor will act as a strategic advisor to MoRTH. This includes research on novel pavement materials and technologies, hydrogen cell transportation, automatic vehicle classification, novel toll systems, incident management systems, traveller information systems, FastTAG data analytics and traffic simulations besides transportation safety....

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Why is Big Data in Biology so big: Prof. Karthik Raman

The Times of India | 16-08-2021

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, executive chairperson of Biocon, while being conferred with an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biotechnology at Bennett University’s annual convocation, had said recently that while the first two decades of this century belonged to Information Technology, the world is now entering an era of Biology and Computational Science....

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IIT Madras Crosses 1,000-Mark in Patents Generated In India And Abroad

NDTV Education | 16-08-2021

As of March 31 this year, the total number of patents filed in India was 1,204 and the total number of international patents filed was 529. Of these, 155 patent applications were filed in the US. IIT-Madras bears 70 per cent of the cost of filing foreign patents with the inventor bearing the rest....

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Independence Day at IIT Madras

IIT Madras | 15-08-2021

In a ceremony held at IIT Madras to mark India’s 75th Independence Day, Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras hoisted the National Flag & addressed the audience....

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IIT-M to develop air sanitisation tech for COVID-19 and TB prevention

BioSpectrum | 12-08-2021

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Chennai, have collaborated with Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), the UK, to develop India-centric air sanitisation technologies and guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus and tuberculosis (TB). The system is aimed at deployment in confined indoor places such as offices and hospitals....

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How this IIT-Madras grad is pushing battery tech in US that could power passenger planes

The Print | 10-08-2021

Venkat Viswanathan says regional aircraft can be fully electrified with known battery tech, while narrow body requires work. Batteries may not work for wide body aircraft, he adds....

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IIT-M readies first indigenous motors for e-rickshaws

The Times of India | 06-08-2021

India’s thrust for electric vehicles got a leg up with an unit inside IIT Madras developing motors and sub-assemblies indigenously and signing agreements with manufacturers for commercial usage. The first of the motors with design details will be delivered on August 15....

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Distinguished Alumnus Shri. TT Jagannathan contributes Rs 10 crore to establish endowment at IIT Madras

The Economic Times | 06-08-2021

Shri T.T Jagannathan, chairman of TTK Prestige and Distinguished alumnus has contributed Rs 10 Crore to IIT Madras to establish an endowment, which will be used for further research. The interest from the endowment will be used to support new research pursuits by IIT Madras students and faculty....

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Support India’s Olympics team with Victory Punch campaign: PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat

mint | 06-08-2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the 79th episode of his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the 79th episode of his monthly radio...

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Biotechnology 2.0: IIT Madras Prof on the era of biology, math and programming combined

DATAQUEST | 04-08-2021

In this episode of Deep Takes, Dr. Karthik Raman discusses the advancements awaited in biotechnology. He also talks about how data driven science like genomics will change the face of biotech. Dr. Karthik Raman is Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras....

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IIT Madras Distinguished Alumnus Shrikumar Suryanarayanan Turn Seaweed Into Innovative Biofuel, Raise $9 Million in Funding

The Better India | 04-08-2021

Launched by IIT Madras Distinguished Alumnus Shrikumar Suryanarayanan bengaluru startup Sea6 Energy have bagged a $9 million investment for their award-winning innovation that turns seaweed into sustainable products...

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Venkataramani Fellowship established at IIT-Madras

The Times of India | 04-08-2021

Venkataramani Fellowship in Clean Energy and Green Mobility was established at IIT-Madras on Wednesday to encourage and motivate graduate students to undertake research in the areas of clean energy and green mobility. The endowment is being set up by the family of late N Venkataramani, who was the chairman and managing director of India Pistons and was a fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers....

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IIT Madras launches first consortium for VR with aim to create advanced technology

Times Now News | 02-08-2021

IIT Madras has launched its first consortium for Virtual Reality. The consortium has been named Consortium for VR/AR/MR Engineering Mission in India, or CAVE. The main objective behind launching it is to create and promote advanced technology....

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Online education is a great equaliser: IITM Director

NEWS TODAY | 06-08-2021

Chennai: The New Education Policy was announced a year ago to re-boot India’s education system and enable India’s burgeoning youth to prepare themselves for what is widely touted as India’s...

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IIT Madras, Adyar Cancer Institute to develop kit for early ovarian cancer detection

BioSpectrum | 06-08-2021

The technology developed from this collaboration with be transferred to a suitable Industrial partner The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) is collaborating with the Cancer Institute (WIA) at Adyar...

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IIT Madras Research Park announces partnership with emids

ThePrint | 06-08-2021

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 29 (ANI/NewsVoir): emids, a leader in digital engineering and transformation solutions to the healthcare and life sciences industry announced its partnership with the Indian Institute of...

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IPOs will drive India’s start-up revolution: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant at book launch (IIM Bangalore)

06-08-2021

The book titled, ‘Shifting Orbits: Decoding the Trajectory of the Indian Start-up Ecosystem’, provides a comprehensive narrative on innovation and venturing in India, gives insights on current trends and practices...

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ACC, Ambuja Cements Partner With IIT Madras

Construction Times | 29-07-2021

Cement manufacturers ACC and Ambuja Cements have partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) to develop green and sustainable building solutions....

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Apply: IIT Madras Offers Free 12-Week Course on Electric Vehicles with Certificate

The Better India | 26-07-2021

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) is inviting applications for a free online course on ‘Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy’. The course is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and is open to students and professionals....

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IIT Madras develops AI-based Algorithm to identify Cancer-causing Alterations

TimesNowNews.com | 23-07-2021

Indian Institute of Technology, IIIT Madras researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence-based Mathematical Model. The model intends to identify Cancer-causing alterations in cells. A relatively unexplored technique of leveraging DNA composition has been used to pinpoint genetic alterations responsible for cancer....

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Cygni Energy and Attero tie-up for responsible recycling of lithium batteries: Prof Ashok Jhunjhunwala

Pv magazine | 23-07-2021

In-line with the vision that the essence of circular economy is to redefine the way we consider growth, Cygni Energy has now joined hands with Attero, a leader in responsible recycling, for their Lithium battery recycling. The Li-Ion battery in energy storage and EV market in India is expected to be in excess of 50GWh in the next 5 years. The company aims at creating awareness amongst the users and encourage them...

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IIT Madras Students Develop Hyperloop Pod Prototype For International Contest

NDTV | 23-07-2021

Students of IIT Madras have developed the prototype of a Hyperloop pod - a futuristic high-speed mode of long-distance transport - as part of their submit at a global contest in Spain. A team of 40 students worked online and offline amid the Covid pandemic to improvise on the model they had developed two years ago for another competition in the US....

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IIT Madras Offers Free Online Course on Electric Vehicles that Can be Completed in 12 Weeks

DATAQUEST | 23-07-2021

IIT Madras has invited applications for a free online course called “Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy” on the SWAYAM NPTEL platform. The participants of the 12-week long course will receive an understanding of the fundamentals of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Renewable Energy, especially in the Indian context. The AICTE approved FDP course also carries three credit points, which could be beneficial for students....

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IIT Madras alumnus Mr. Phani Kishan elevated as co-founder of Swiggy

moneycontrol.com | 23-07-2021

In a bid to deepen its management bench at a time it is preparing close a billion-dollar fund raise, food delivery platform Swiggy has elevated Phani Kishan Addepalli, its vice-president for strategy and investments, to a co-founder's role. This will make Phani the third Swiggy co-founder, joining the original co-founders Sriharsha Majety and Nandan Reddy. Another co-founder Rahul Jaimini had quit in May 2020 to start up Pesto Tech....

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Interview with Prof B Ravindran, Head, Robert Bosch Centre For Data Science & AI, IIT Madras

Analytics India Magazine | 19-07-2021

Professor Balaraman Ravindran is the Mindtree Faculty Fellow and the Head of Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science & AI (RBCDSAI), IIT Madras. In an exclusive interview with Analytics India Magazine, Prof. B Ravindran spoke about IIT Madras’ contributions to the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence and machine learning in India....

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IIT Madras, Capgemini host competition on innovative ideas for TN Polytechnic colleges

Times Now News | 19-07-2021

Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Madras, and Capgemini, an IT firm are hosting a competition together. The aim of the competition is to come up with new innovative ideas in "Engineering Technologies." It intends to derive innovative ideas from the students of Polytechnic colleges in Tamil Nadu....

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IIT-Madras Avishkar Hyperloop team qualifies for European Hyperloop week

The Times of India | 16-07-2021

Forty IIT-Madras students worked from their homes to upgrade and manufacture a hyperloop pod prototype that has now qualified for the European Hyperloop Week to be held in Valencia, Spain, from July 19 to 25....

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IIT Madras distinguished alumnus Prof. George Verghese receives 2021 SoE Capers and Marion McDonald Award

| 12-07-2021

Prof. George received his BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1974, his MS from Stony Brook University in 1975, and his PhD from Stanford University in 1979, all in electrical engineering. He is currently a Principal Investigator with MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE), where he co-directs the Computational Physiology and Clinical Inference Group....

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IIT Madras and Sony India to host national-level hackathon

The Indian Express | 09-07-2021

The IIT Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation (IITM-PTF) is collaborating with Sony India Software Centre Pvt. Ltd. to conduct a National hackathon called ‘SAMVEDAN 2021 – Sensing Solutions for Bharat’ to inspire citizens to solve India-specific problems of societal interest using IoT sensor board....

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Keeping it easy & inventive to boost dynamic learning: Prof. Vignesh Muthuvijayan

The Times of India | 07-07-2021

Throwing light on some of their existing mechanisms, Vignesh Muthuvijayan, associate professor, IIT Madras and Faculty Coordinator of NPTEL said, “We have lab courses for certification wherein we are showing detailed, step-wise demos of every aspect, the equipment and principles are explained, the kind of data generated is also shown. And we give data analysis as assignments.” ...

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IIT Madras Offers Free Online Course on Python for Data Science That Can Be Completed in 4 Weeks

DATAQUEST | 05-07-2021

IIT Madras is accepting applications from students, professionals, and anyone who is interested for a free online course called Python for Data Science on the SWAYAM NPTEL platform. The course aims at enabling participants to be able to use python programming for solving data science problems....

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Altair partners with IIT Madras to add Shakti processor to its support portfolio

Economic Times Auto | 05-07-2021

Global technology company Altair on Monday said that it is collaborating with Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) to add the Shakti processor to the support portfolio of Altair Embed. According to the software computing firm, the industrial grade Shakti processors are for embedded applications, robotic controllers, and IoT boards....

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Global Water And Climate Adaptation Centre Launched At IIT Madras

NDTV Education | 01-07-2021

The Global Water and Climate Adaptation Centre is intended to work as an enabling platform that incentivizes, bundles and magnifies further joint action in higher education, research, technology and knowledge transfer. The Centre is being led by Professor SA Sannasiraj, Department of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras....

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IIT-M startup Detect Technologies raises $12 m

The Times of India | 30-06-2021

Detect is an industrial AI and SaaS enterprise whose proprietary technology helps increase overall industrial productivity through real-time intelligent monitoring, decreased equipment failure, and through predictive maintenance and automation, among others....

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Hon’ble Vice President Shri. Venkaiah Naidu visits India’s first 3D-printed house at IIT Madras

Deccan Herald | 30-06-2021

Hon’ble Vice President Shri M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday visited India's first 3D printed house built at an area of about 600 square feet at the campus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M). Constructed by Tvasta, a deep tech start-up founded by IIT-M alumni, the 'Concrete 3D Printing' technology is expected to serve as a major boost to affordable construction in India as it significantly reduces, cost, time and utilizes eco-friendly materials....

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A solar operated oxygen concentrator developed by IIT Madras alumnus Shri Dr R. Ramarathnam is on wheels at Primary Health Centres

30-06-2021

A Solar operated OXYGEN Concentrator has been developed by Basil Energetics Private Limited, Chennai, a company promoted by Dr R. Ramarathnam, Alumnus of IITM (1967 EE B.Tech)....

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IIT Madras Offers Free Online Course on Introduction to Machine Learning for Students

DATAQUEST | 28-06-2021

IIT Madras has invited applications for a free online course called Introduction to Machine Learning on the NPTEL platform. The course, which is AICTE FDP approved, can be taken by senior undergraduate or postgraduate students pursuing their BE, MS, ME or even PhD....

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IIT Madras To Showcase Its New Research Initiatives To International Scientific Community

BW Education | 28-06-2021

The objective of the ‘IITM Research Initiatives Spotlight’ (IRIS) webinar series is to highlight the Institute’s major research projects over the next 5 years that place IITM on the global map in several emerging areas. The webinars will showcase several research projects belonging to 21 identified technology clusters that have been initiated with support from the Government of India as an ‘Institute of Eminence’ (IoE) scheme....

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IIT Madras develops drone algorithms to help study how fire behaves in space stations satellites

THE WEEK | 27-06-2021

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have developed algorithms for drones to help study how fire behaves in space stations, shuttles and satellites. According to the team, a multirotor microgravity platform can also simulate reduced-gravity environments similar to Moon and Mars, thereby recreating those conditions on Earth for experiments....

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IIT Madras sets up centre to study Indian startup ecosystem

Hindustan Times | 24-06-2021

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M), has launched a Centre for Research on Start-Ups and Risk Financing (CREST) to kick off research in the field of innovation, entrepreneurship and risk capital, particularly in the startup sector of India....

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IIT Madras without JEE Advanced: How the online BSc Data Science programme works

Careers 360 | 22-06-2021

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras’ (IIT Madras) BSc in data science allows a student to earn an IIT degree without going through the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) route. While candidates are spared the intense preparation and competition for qualifying the JEE Main for engineering and then the JEE Advanced for the IITs, completing the programme is still far from easy....

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IITM-incubated start-ups generate revenue of Rs 433 Crore

The New Indian Express | 22-06-2021

The start-ups incubated by IIT-Madras Incubation Cell (IITMIC) have generated a revenue of Rs 433 Crore during financial year 2019-2020. The IITMIC has incubated 240 start-ups so far, which are together valued at over Rs 11,000 crore based on external investment raised from angel/VCs....

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Vaccine delivery, the drone way: Prof. HSN Murthy

Forbes India | 18-06-2021

While the Centre has invited an expression of interest for unmanned aerial vehicles, a few state governments are also set to start trials with UAVs for supply of medical supplies and vaccines to remote areas...

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IIT Madras launches Indian network for memory studies

The Indian Express | 18-06-2021

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras has launched the Indian network for memory studies (INMS). The institute claims it to be the nation’s first formal national network in the field of memory studies in India....

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FMC Corporation Ropes In Ravi Annavarapu as President Of Its India Business

Business World People | 18-06-2021

Annavarapu completed his B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He also holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management....

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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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IIT Madras alumnus and Qualcomm’s Durga Malladi has over 500 patents

The Times of India | 16-06-2021

Malladi did B.Tech from IIT Madras, and then did a PhD from the University of California in adaptive signal processing. He joined qualcomm immediately after. Over the past 24 years, he has headed many departments. He is now on the business side, but technology, he says, remains his first love....

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IIT Madras Research Calls For Greater Government Investment In Healthcare

NDTV Education | 14-06-2021

An Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras research has called for greater government investment in public healthcare to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the elderly. The current pandemic poses a greater risk of social isolation among the elderly, which may lead to greater adverse health impact....

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IIT-Madras’ incubated start-up develops portable hospitals

Live Mint | 13-06-2021

A start-up incubated at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) has developed portable hospitals, the office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government said on Sunday....

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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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