CBSE School Principals Visit IIT Bombay

Principals of 55 CBSE-affiliated schools from across the country visited IIT Bombay for a ‘2-Day Exposure Visit’ between May 11-12, 2023. The visit was organised by the CBSE Department of Skill Education and exposed them to interactive learning techniques at IIT Bombay in line with the National Educational Policy (NEP).

IIT Bombay and Larsen & Toubro to  establish a Student Satellite Programme

IIT Bombay will collaborate with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and establish a Student Satellite Programme to develop modular satellite subsystems that can be integrated into a nanosatellite. An interdisciplinary team of 70 + students is currently working on the programme with the ultimate goal to partner with the prestigious Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to launch this nanosatellite into orbit.

The vision and mission of the programme are to raise awareness of space-grade technology and to advance the study of space science among schools and colleges in India.

The project aims to facilitate the growth of satellite technology by providing resources for fabrication, testing, prototype development, and procurement of satellite equipment.

Click here to learn more about this groundbreaking endeavour that will propel India’s satellite technology to new heights!

Godrej & Boyce Enters into a  Strategic Partnership with IIT Bombay

Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group, with its business unit, Godrej Aerospace, has entered into a strategic partnership with IIT Bombay to collaborate on cutting-edge research and development projects in the field of Aerospace and Defence (A&D).

The ceremony was attended by Prof. V. Venkateswara Rao, Director, DIA-COE, IIT Bombay; Mr. S. Venugopal, Technical Adviser, Aero Systems, M/S Godrej & Boyce, along with signing authorities Mr. Maneck Behramkamdin, Vice President, M/S Godrej & Boyce – Aerospace and Defence, and Prof. Milind Atrey, Dean R&D, IIT Bombay.

This three-year collaboration brings together the expertise and resources of both organisations to develop innovative technologies and solutions for the growing requirements of the A&D sector.

Sickle Cell Diagnosis Technology by  IITB Professor Licensed to Lords Mark  Ind. Pvt. Ltd.

A crucial sickle cell diagnosis technology developed by Prof. Debjani Paul and her team from the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering was licensed exclusively to Lords Mark Ind. Pvt. Ltd. for field testing and commercialization. This socially-relevant technology includes a microscopy-based test that can distinguish between healthy, sickle traits, and sickle anaemia blood samples at the point of care.

We wish Prof. Paul and the Lord’s Mark team all the very best for their efforts toward the deployment of this impactful technology.

IIT Bombay Conducts Institute Ethics  Committee (IEC) Workshop

The Industrial Research and Consultancy Centre (IRCC) at IIT Bombay conducted an Institute Ethics Committee (IEC) Workshop.

Dr. Renuka Munshi, Professor and Head of the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, TN Medical College and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, and Chairperson of the Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC), IIT Bombay, gave an overview of the organisation.

Dr. Sadhana Srivastava, Senior Scientist & Head, Innovation and Translation Research Division, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, delivered a talk on, ‘Translation of Know-how and Relevance of IPR in Academic Research and ICMR guidelines.”

Dr. Subodh Sirur, medico-legal expert, Co-Chair of IEC, IIT Bombay, talked about the “Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Collaborative Studies.”

The event was well attended by students and faculty members of IIT Bombay.

IIT Bombay Professors Earn Accolades

IIT Bombay’s Civil Engineering Association  Organises Interactive Session with AICTE  Chairman, Prof. T.G. Sitharam

The Civil Engineering Association, IIT Bombay, organized a lively and vibrant Interactive session for faculty and students of the Department of Civil Engineering with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Chairman Prof. T.G. Sitharam on 18th May 2023 at IIT Bombay, during his visit to the institute.

The event was attended by Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay, and Prof. S. Sudarshan, Deputy Director (Academic and Infrastructure Affairs), IIT Bombay.

IIT Bombay’s Student Exchange  Programs with Canadian Universities

IIT Bombay alumnus, Mr. Rabiz N. Foda, has been instrumental in setting up several institutional agreements between the Institute and Canadian Universities. In particular, IIT Bombay and the University of Toronto have an ongoing student exchange program. Exchange students from IIT Bombay have a great opportunity to learn, mature, and get enriched due to their exposure to different research environments.

Recently, Mr. Harish Vasudevaraddi Mekali, a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering Department from IIT Bombay met with His Excellency David Johnston (former Governor General of Canada) during a book release ceremony in Toronto. Under the exchange program, Harish was mentored by Prof. Jorg Liebeherr at the University of Toronto.

Featured below are some pictures from the book release event and other occasions featuring His Excellency David Johnston, Mr. Rabiz Foda, Prof. Jorg Liebeherr and his wife Prof. Almut Burchard, and Mr. Harish Mekali.

IIT Bombay is delighted at the successful collaborations between the Institute and its Canadian counterparts and is hopeful for more such partnerships in the future.

Groundbreaking Ceremony of Project Evergreen Held on IIT Bombay Campus

IIT Bombay conducted the much-awaited groundbreaking ceremony of its ambitious hostel project – Project Evergreen – on June 24, 2023.

The project is spearheaded by the IIT Bombay alumni community and its two alumni organizations – IITB Alumni Association (IITBAA) and IITB Heritage Foundation (IITBHF) – to fund, design and build a new 1,100-room world-class Hostel Complex.  This hostel complex will comprise Hostel 7, Hostel 8, and a women’s Hostel 21 and will be situated at the existing Hostel 8 location. This modern facility will include additional rooms, spacious courtyards, ergonomically designed study rooms, dining areas, and other globally competitive living facilities that will transform student living at IIT Bombay.

A pleased Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay, said that Project Evergreen drives the Institute’s commitment to providing world-class living facilities for its growing student community. He thanked the Institute’s alumni for their invaluable contribution which will transform the lives of students on campus. He added, “With the support of our passionate alumni, we are confident in realising our mission to create an environment that promotes a well-rounded living experience for our students.”

Professors from IIT Bombay and IIT Indore Undertake 15-Day Cycling Expedition of the Himalayas

Prof. RaaJ Ramsankaran, a Remote Sensing expert from IIT Bombay, and Prof. Mohd. Farooq Azam, a Glaciologist from IIT Indore, have started a ‘Climate Awareness Ride’ – a respectful exploration of the Himalayas by bicycle. They aim to create awareness about climate change and its impacts on the Himalayan Cryosphere.

The professors started their 15-day cycling expedition on June 17, 2023, from Manali to Khar Dung La Pass to Siachen Base Camp. This journey will require them to navigate the challenging terrains and endure various weather conditions such as snow, rain, and hail – all of which require a combination of physical and mental strength. This journey spans 700 km and includes 5 mountain passes including the highest motorable pass – Khardung La – of the world.

Both professors hope that this cycling expedition will help “educate the general public about climate change and its implications on the Himalayan glaciers” and allow them to learn about the climate change-related water resource issues that the high-altitude communities are facing.