IIT KGP team in 'Nobel for Students' race: IIT campus at Kharagpur was agog with excitement on Saturday as 53 teams competed with each other in pursuit of social change. They were vying for the Hult Prize, dubbed the 'Nobel Prize for Students' by Nobel laureate Md Yunus. Read more..
Innovation takes centre stage at IIT Kharagpur: When brilliant minds compete for a prize, the results are guaranteed to be astounding. The Samsung Innovation Awards 2014 turned out to be exactly that with students of IIT-Kharagpur coming up with amazing concepts like an autonomous tutoring system for real-time instructional feedback for Bharatnatyam, intelligent android notebook and even a non-invasive, cuffless blood pressure and heart measurement system. Read more..
IIT KGPians Create Solar Powered Cold Storage with zero-running cost: Young IIT engineers have come up with an affordable solution to the wastage of agricultural produce by developing a unique solar-powered cold storage system which works at almost zero running cost. Developed at the Science and Technology entrepreneurship Park (STEP) of IIT-Kharagpur by mechanical engineering student Vivek Pandey and his team, under the banner of Ecofrost Technologies, the micro cold storage system has been successfully tested in a Karnataka farmland. Read more..
IITs among World's 5 Best Entrepreneurial Undergraduate Institutes: As per the ranking compiled by PitchBook Data, a US-based private equity and venture capital research firm, Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) ranked fourth on a list of 50 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes in the world. The first non-U.S. school to make the list was the Indian Institute of Technology vaulted to the number 4 spot in their latest ranking, ahead of Ivy League schools like Cornell (7), Yale (11), Princeton (17) and Columbia (19).
Get ready for more Flipkarts and Snapdeals: IITs have always produced a steady stream of entrepreneurs, including those behind celebrated companies such as Flipkart and Snapdeal. Many IITs also have thriving incubation cells that seek to spawn such entrepreneurs. IITs in Delhi, Kharagpur and Hyderabad are planning to bring entrepreneurship at the forefront of their BTech curriculum, and plan to launch minor as well as elective courses on the subject from next year. IIT-Kharagpur is considering a micro or thin specialisation in engineering entrepreneurship for its BTech students from next year, said Prof.Partha Pratim Das, head of Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship at IIT-Kharagpur Read more..
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