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The National Digital Library of India (NDLI) IIT Kharagpur and the Science and heritage initiative (SandHI) Phase II Project Outreach & Dissemination are jointly proud to have their presence in the forthcoming 44th International Book fair at Central Park Mela Ground, Salt Lake City, Kolkata from January 29, 2020 till February 09, 2020.
The stalls for NDLI & SandHI IIT Kharagpur are 291 and 253, respectively.
Prof. Manoj Kumar Tiwari, Professor, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering and currently the Dean (Planning & Coordination) has been appointed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India as the Director, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai
Prof. Mahitosh Mandal, Professor, School of Medical Science and Technology has been elected as a Fellow of Royal Society of Biology's Council (FRSB).
Prof. Manoj Kumar Tiwari, Professor, Department of Industrial System Engineering and currently the Dean (Planning & Coordination) has been inducted as Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences India.
Prof. Somnath Bhattacharyya, Professor and Head, Department of Mathematics has been inducted as Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences India.
Dr. Atul Jain, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering judged 1st (Individual Category) for the challenge area "Joints in Composite Structure" in the Dare to Dream DRDO Innovation Contest.
Dr. Sandip Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering has been selected for the INAE Young Engineer Award 2019 by the Indian National Academy of Engineering.
Prof. Mahitosh Mandal, Professor, School of Medical Science and Technology has been awarded Basanti Devi Amir Chand Prize by Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi for 2018.
Prof. Mahitosh Mandal, Professor, School of Medical Science and Technology has been selected for the J. C. Bose Fellowship of Science & Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Dr. Puneet Kumar Patra, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering has been awarded the INSA Medal for Young Scientists for 2019 as the highest recognition of promise, creativity and excellence as evidenced by research work carried out in India.
Prof. Chandan Chakraborty, Department of Electrical Engineering has been selected for the IEEE Bimal Bose Award.
Prof. Chandan Chakraborty, Department of Electrical Engineering has been appointed as founding Editor in Chief of IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics until the end of 2022.
RS Arpan R. Paul RS Vidhu Bansal, RS Deepanjan Saha, and RS Amarjeet Kumar of the Department of Architecture & Regional Planning - IIT Kharagpur and RS Md Saddam, RS Sunny Bansal RS Kuldeep Kavta and RS Shivangi Singh Parmar of RCG School of Infrastructure Design & Management, IIT Kharagpur for attending, and presenting the FINAL REVIEW SEMINARS on Smart India: PROJECT VARANASI at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA (April 22 - 23 2019). The event is supported by Georgia INDO-US CHAMBER OF COMMERSE USA. Great contributions by Dr. Arkopal Goswami of Ranbir & Chitra Gupta School of SIDM and Dr. Saikat Paul of ARP, IIT Kharagpur.
The Department of Architecture and Regional Planning (ARP), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has been re-awarded the National institutional ranking Framework (NIRF) # 1 and earmarked as the top Architecture Institute in the country. The department conveys its gratitude to its pool of distinguished Alumnus around the world, and its brigade of great faculty, staff, scholars and students. ARP is once again proud to make IIT Kharagpur prouder.
Prof. Mrityunjoy Chakraborty, Professor, Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering has been selected as Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) Chair Professor for two years w.e.f 1st April 2019.
Professor Sirshendu De, Department of Chemical Engineering has been selected for NRDC National Societal Innovation Award - 2018, for his invention “Low Cost Arsenic Removal Filter for Drinking Water”.
Prof. Anil K. Bhowmick, Professor of Eminence, Rubber Technology Center has been selected for the 2019 Fred E. Schwab International Education Award of the Society of Plastics Engineers, USA.
Prof. Bhowmick is the first person working in Asia to have been selected for this award
Prof. Sudip Misra, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering has been selected for the conferment of "Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship" by INAE.
THE NATIONAL DIGITAL LIBRARY OF INDIA in association with THE SCIENCE & HERITAGE INITIATIVE, IIT KHARAGPUR presents an OUTREACH & DISSEMINATION STALL
43th Kolkata International Book Fair, Central Park, Salt Lake (Bidhannagar) Kolkata
January 31, 2019 to February 11, 2019
The National Digital Library of India (NDLI: https://www.ndl.gov.in/) is an
integration platform for schools, colleges, universities, teachers,
students, lecturers, differentially abled pupils and anybody who has a
willingness to learn. We hope to facilitate e-learning for students everywhere with the help of technologically enhanced learning design and the support of Digital India. Over the past two years, NDLI has traversed the length and breadth of the country to educate, enable and empower schools, colleges, public libraries and various other institutions in every state with the necessary infrastructure to digitize as well as access and browse the library whilst parallely generating a whooping 2crore content base in 60+ formats from premier institutions as well as collections across the world.
The library today contains e-books, videos, audio-books, tutorials,
question-papers and most other formats that learners of all ages can access
anytime, and from anywhere. This online library is building up to become a
treasure-trove of India's literature, research, culture and well as
knowledge repositories in almost all subjects and across the entire
proficiency spectrum. To this end, NDLI is actively seeking to digitize India's knowledge heritage
across multiple sectors to make it available to the world.
The Kolkata Book Fair being an amalgamation of readers, learners, publishers and knowledge
enthusiasts was hence a perfect fit with the NDLI mission. We hope to reach
out to publishers with our digitization efforts and readers of all ages with
our treasury of content to come together and create a beautiful, symbiotic,
immersive environment where everyone involved can learn, share and grow. The association with The Science & Heritage initiative of IIT Kharagpur is an effort to jointly present the outreach and dissemination activity and the effort shall definitely go a long way create sustained, meaningful and deep impacts on the society as a whole.
Setting up of THE ACADEMY OF CLASSICAL & FOLK ARTS - at IIT Kharagpur
An International Symposium on “Creativity and Freedom”, will be held on February 06, 2019 at The India International Center (IIC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi. The symposium will earmark a Curtain raiser program for the launching of THE ACADEMY OF CLASSICAL & FOLK ARTS ARTS at IIT Kharagpur.
The Academy has been planned as an extended part of The Science and Heritage initiative (SandHI), IIT Kharagpur and initiated by the major Alumni funding, IIT Kharagpur. The Academy, in addition to the key/ ambit collaboration with SHRUTINANDAN, shall have other important collaborations with a) The National Museum Institute, Delhi; b) Indira Gandhi National Center of Arts (IGNCA), Delhi; c) National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi; d) Sangeet Natak Academy, under the Ministry of Culture, GoI; d) Government school of Arts, Indian Museum, Kolkata; e) Kala Bhawan, BHU through IIT (BHU) and other international Institutes like MITHAS (MIT-Cambridge’s Heritage of the Art of South Asia); City Art Council, Japan under Kyoto University, Japan; International Association of Art History (CIHA) in China and Japan; Germanisches National Museum, Numberg; Department of Cultural History and Museum Studies, Danube University, Krems, Austria; and CIHA, Universite Paris Nanterre.
The event is sponsored by Center of International Modern Art (CIMA); The Ashoka University, Delhi; Aga Khan Foundation and others.
Prof. Baidurya Bhattacharya, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering elected as Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Prof. Indranil Manna, Professor, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering has been selected for the National Metallurgist Award 2018 of the Ministry of Steel, Government of India.
Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering and the Director of the Institute is being honored with D. Sc. (Honoris Causa) by University of Kalyani, West Bengal in their 29th Annual Convocation.
Prof. Srabani Taraphder, Professor, Department of Chemistry has been awarded INSA Teachers Award, 2018 by Indian National Science Academy.
Prof. Mahitosh Mandal, School of Medical Science and Technology has been inducted as Fellow, Indian National Science Academy.
Prof. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti, Director of the Institute and Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering is being awarded with Technology Excellence Award by Intel India.
Prof. Suman Chakraborty, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering honoured with J. C. Bose Fellowship
Prof. Subhasish Dey, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering honoured with the J. C. Bose Fellowship.
IIT Kharagpur has set up India’s pioneering Bioelectronics Innovation Laboratory to develop futuristic battery-free implantable medical devices for treatment of brain, nerve, muscle or spinal cord disorders that are untreatable by using standard medical practices.
Bioelectronics is a new and an exciting field in engineering that is yet to make its mark in India. It utilizes the intersecting knowledge of both electronics and biology. Bioelectronic devices generally target to restore missing neural functions, while utilizing energy efficient and miniaturized engineering systems.
“We aim to implant coin sized electronic chips with wireless energy supply for rehabilitation and prostheses applications. These chips will solve neural connectivity problems that are otherwise unaddressed by latest medical sciences. Our solutions will incorporate a combination of electrical stimulation, bio-potential recording and neuro-chemical sensing. Unlike the standard pace-makers that require a surgery every 5 to 10 years due to limited battery-life, our solutions depend on wireless power transfer and intelligent communication schemes. This will enhance the life-time of implants and reduce the number of surgical interventions. The programmable chips will help in adopting with varying physiological conditions in patients. The present line of research targets subjects with blindness, limb paralysis, sensory-motor dysfunction, cognition-loss, Parkinsons tremor, epileptic seizures, and even memory-loss. The novel bioelectronic devices will be able to sense bio-signals, process information to make intelligent decisions, and control diseased organs by electrical methods” explained Prof. Sudip Nag from the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering who is heading this initiative at IIT Kharagpur.
The proposed medical devices will help in realizing highly affordable and reliable medical solutions that are accessible to common population in India and the world. The laboratory will facilitate energy efficient electronic system development, biocompatible packaging, bio-reliability assessment and animal testing rooms as a unified platform for an end-to-end intelligent medical system development. Grants have been received from IIT Kharagpur, under MHRD Imprint program, SFTIG Indo-Canadian Fellowship grant etc. It is in the process of setting up collaborations with several hospitals and institutes in India and abroad.
In addition to innovating new medical devices, the laboratory will open new career avenues in incubating companies for production and marketing and also create an international supply base for medical devices giants like Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Advanced Bionic, Second Sight and Saint Jude’s Medical, opined Prof. Nag. “We are looking forward to technology licensing and commercialization of bioelectronic devices that are being developed in this laboratory” he said.
Dr. Dewasish Upadhyay, Associate Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics has been awarded Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for experienced researchers.
Prof. Sirshendu De, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and his colleagues at University of Oxford University have been awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Innovation Award for Team Work on modeling of upscaled arsenic filter.
The team comprises of Prof. Ian Griffiths, Dr. Sourav Mondal and Dr. Raka Mandal, University of Oxford and Mrs. K V Krishnasri from our Institute. Dr. Sourav Mandal is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
Prof. N. D. Pradeep Singh, Professor, Department of Chemistry has been selected for the Distinguished Investigator Award by Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Prof. MK Tiwari, Department of Industrial Systems and Engineering offered Visiting Professorship of Computational Intelligence in Manufacturing in the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, UK.
Prof. G. P. Rajasekhar, Professor, Department of Mathematics has been selected for the award of "Mathematician of the Year - 2018" instituted at NIT Warangal.
Prof. N. D. Pradeep Singh, Professor, Department of Chemistry has been selected as
Member of the National Academy of Sciences, India.
Prof. Pratim Kumar Chattaraj, Professor, Department of Chemistry offered Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Department of Chemistry, IIT Bombay.
Prof. M. K. Tiwari, Professor, Deptt. of Industrial & Systems Engineering elected Fellow, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, USA.
Prof. Sudipta Mukhopadhyay, Professor, Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering has been awarded Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship by the Indian National Academy of Engineering.
Prof. Koel Chaudhury of the SMST has been selected for the for the prestigious Labhsetwar award for her contributions in the field of women's health.
Prof. Sudip K. Ghosh, Professor, Department of Biotechnology has been elected as a Fellow of the West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology for the Year 2017.
Professor K. N. Tiwari, Department of Agricultural & Food Engineering has been selected by the Indian Water Resources Society for "Eminent Water Resources Scientist Award" for the year 2016.
Prof. Swagata Dasgupta, Professor, Department of Chemistry has been elected for the Fellowship of the Indian Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Mahitosh Mandal, Associate Professor, School of Medical Science & Technology has been elected for the Fellowship of the Indian Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Suman Chakraborty, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Dean (SRIC) and Head, School of Medical Science and Technology has been conferred with the Fellowship of The Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom.
Dr. Saptarshi Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering has been selected for the "IEI Young Engineers Award 2017-2018" in Computer Engineering by the Institution of Engineers (India).
Prof. Sirshendu De, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering has been conferred with Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship by the Indian National Academy of Engineering for three years starting January 2018.
Dr. Abhijit Das, Assistant Professor, School of Bioscience is selected for the Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship 2016-17 by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Researchers at IIT Kharagpur have invented a smart polymeric material which can be healed or self-repaired by heating if there are micro-cracks or scratches. The research team at the Institute’s Centre for Rubber Technology under the leadership of Prof. Nikhil Singha has developed acrylic polymers having specific functional groups. The product is created through a single step reaction with the post-polymerization process taking less than a minute. Organic compounds required for the product are also readily available at economical prices.
This material can be used as a coating on glass or metal adds an ultrafast self-healing capacity without the use of any external reagent. This could be of significant use in industrial products and consumer products which are painted as finished products and are damage prone such as vehicles, glass exteriors etc.
This process of self-healing or intrinsic healing is achieved only through the application of temperature at about 130-degree Celsius. The repairing process is completed in less than an hour. The properties of the material will not be changed even after self-repairing.
So the removal of a scratch on your new car may not need a fresh paint anymore but only heating, if coated with this material while production. This will also bring down repairing cost as external reagents are not required.
This material will have applications in self-repairing coatings and paintings in the respective industries, as commented by Prof. Singha who has recently been awarded Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK. The research has recently been featured in the ChemComm published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, London.
“This is relatively a new area research with the first research paper being published in Nature Chemistry only in 2014. However, the novelty of the research by the IIT Kharagpur team is the self-healing quality and non-requirement of external reagent unlike previous research which makes repairs faster and capable of sustaining multiple repairs” said researcher Prantik Mondal.
“We are also working to make this anti-fouling, anti-bacterial etc,” added Prof. Singha.
In fact, Prof. Singha’s research group is working in the development of self-healing polymeric material based on controlled polymerization and Diels-Alder ‘click’ reaction during last several years. One of their works was featured in Editor’s spotlight article in Materials Views published by Wiley in 2013. However, this present self-healing system is much faster than earlier one.
Prof. Manoj Kumar Tiwari, Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering has been selected as the first recipient of the Prof. P. C. Mahalanobis Distinguished Educator Award for Management in the year 2017 by the Operational Research Society of India.
Prof. Anupam Basu, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering and currently the Head, Center for Education Technology has been appointed as Director, National Institute of Technology Durgapur.
Prof. Subhasish Dey, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering is elected as Fellow, Indian National Science Academy.
Prof. S. K. Ghosh, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering has been selected for National Geospatial Chair Professorship, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Professor Swagata Dasgupta, Professor, Department of Chemistry has been selected as the editorial board member of The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics (Elsevier) for 3 years.
Prof. Nilmoni Sarkar, Professor, Department of Chemistry has been nominated as Member, Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Physical Chemistry (American Chemical Society publication) for January 2018 - December 2020.
Prof. Pratim Chattaraj, Professor, Department of Chemistry has been nominated as Member, Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Physical Chemistry (American Chemical Society publication) for January 2018 - December 2020.
Prof. Suman Chakraborty, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Head, School of Medical Science & Technology and Associate Dean, Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy has been elected as Fellow of
the American Physical Society.
Prof. Indranil Manna, Professor, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and currently Director, IIT Kanpur has been honored with "IIM – Honorary Membership" by the Indian Institute of Metals.
Prof. Siddhartha Das, Professor, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering has been selected for the "IIM - Distinguished Educator Award" by the Indian Institute of Metals.
Professor Samit K. Ray, Professor, Department of Physics and currently the Director, S. N. Bose National Center for Basic Sciences, Kolkata has been elected Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India for the year 2017.
Dr. Sudip Misra, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering has been elected as Fellow of The National Academy of Sciences India, 2017.
Researchers from the Dept. of Electronics and Electrical Communications at IIT Kharagpur, have developed a visual technology for removal of effects of rain from videos in real-time and display it on the windscreen of vehicles to increase the clarity of the view.