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ACC, Ambuja Cements Partner With IIT Madras

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


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


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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