IITB hosts 'The Tech & R&D Expo 2022'

IIT Bombay has been the birthplace of numerous R&D projects that have the potential to improve the lives of people across India, even as the world has benefited tremendously from technical research and innovation. The Institute Technical Council conducted its 2-day tech extravaganza ‘The Tech & R&D Expo 2022’ and provided a platform for showcasing the technical prowess of various tech teams and student bodies, professors, alumni, and several company executives. This two-day fest was designed to enhance the passion for tech among the students and conducted talks by many acknowledged speakers, workshops, gaming and drone flying sessions, and much more!

IIT Bombay Celebrates Gandhi Jayanti

On October 02, 2022, IIT Bombay paid homage to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, and former Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri, on their birth anniversaries. The Institute Cultural Council organized the Gandhi Jayanti celebrations at PC Saxena Auditorium. Key IIT Bombay functionaries including Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IITB, Prof. Tapanendu Kundu, Dean (Student Affairs), Mr. Ganesh Bhorkade, Registrar, and Prof. Somnath Basu, Institute Cultural Chairperson, lit lamps and paid floral tributes to Gandhiji and Shastriji.

The students of IIT Bombay enthralled the audience with musical performances in Hindustani Classical, Carnatic, and Assamese, and performed a violin chorus on the occasion.

IIT Bombay Welcomes United Nations Secretary-General António G. to the campus

IIT Bombay welcomed the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on October 19, 2022, to the campus for the UN Day Public Lecture titled, ‘India at 75: India UN Partnership – Strengthening South-South Cooperation.’

The UN Chief, in his address, urged the students to work on solutions to climate change and desist from working for those who are wrecking the climate. He also stressed the need for gender parity at all workplaces and condemned violence against women. 

Esteemed guests who graced the occasion included Ms. Ruchira Kamboj, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Mr. Shombi Sharp, UN Resident Coordinator in India; Ms. Dia Mirza, actress and Goodwill Ambassador of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Mr. Samir Saran, President of Observer Researcher Foundation; delegates from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India and members from UN India.

Several IIT Bombay dignitaries were also present during the occasion including Prof. S. Sudarshan, Deputy Director (Academic and Infrastructural Affairs); Prof. Neela Natraj, Dean (Faculty Affairs); Prof. Amit Aggrawal, Dean (International Affairs); Prof. Upendra Bhandarkar, Associate Dean (Research & Development); Prof. Ravindra Gudi, Dean (Alumni and Corporate Relations); Prof. D. Parthasarathy (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences) and Prof. Krishna Kaliappan, Dean (Strategy).

The UN Secretary-General also visited four stalls on R&D projects undertaken in the areas of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage, Gene Therapy for Cancer Cure, Nanofabrication, and Energy Storage Solutions. The UNSG was highly complementary and appreciated the efforts undertaken by the faculty and students at the Institute.

IITB Hosts Institute Talk on the Importance of Millets

The Government of India and the United Nations have declared 2022-23 as the International Year of Millets. Mr. Ananth Krishna and Mr. Bibhishan Bagal from Shekru Foundation delivered the first Institute Talk on ‘Step into the World of Millets’ on September 29, 2022. They introduced millet to the audience and spoke about the importance of millet farming for both farmers and consumers. They also spoke about nutrition diversity in this era of climate change. The talk was well-attended by students, staff, and faculty.