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Posted at: Apr 17, 2018, 12:28 AM; last updated: Apr 17, 2018, 12:28 AM (IST)CAMPUS SCENE IIT-MANDI

IIT-Mandi scholars give poster presentations at research fair

Dipender Manta

The Research Council of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Mandi, comprising nine members from various disciplines, organised a one-day institute research fair, ‘Anusandhan’, to provide a platform for scholars to present their works. Director, IIT-Mandi, Timothy A Gonsalves said 32 oral and 110 poster presentations were given by research scholars. The scholars gave presentations on various important topics such as the selection of weightage for the preparation of landslide susceptibility zonation maps, early monitoring and warning systems for rain- triggered landslides and cellulosic waste to valuables via efficient microbial bioprocessing.

Intl students attend workshop on village studies 

A workshop on ‘Village studies in India’ was organised on the campus.  As part of the workshop, 22   students   from   the Worcester   Polytechnic   Institute,   USA, 38 BTech students of IIT-Mandi and one student  from  the  Technical  University  of  Munich, Germany, attended the ‘Interactive socio-technical practicum’ course. The course is being organised since 2013, wherein international students, in  association  with   students from the institute, work on various projects for a duration of seven weeks and experience a student’s life in India. The objective is to analyse local problems and concerns in a multi-dimensional way, using social  science  research  methods,  so  as  to  suggest  appropriate  interventions. The students will work on 10 projects this year. These include solid waste management, water filter designs, conceptualising Mandi as a ‘smart city’, studying and mitigating driver fatigue and analysing climate change perceptions.

Lecture-cum-workshop on partial differential equation

A lecture-cum-workshop on “Essence of partial differential equation” was organised  by  the School  of  Basic  Sciences,  IIT-Mandi. As many as 100 persons from the institute and those from Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat,  Tamil Nadu,  Uttar  Pradesh,  Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir attended the workshop.  The aim was to showcase the importance  of partial differential equation   in mathematics  and the areas   of   application.

Laboratory tour forundergraduate students

A technical lab oratory visit was organised for BTech (Electronics  & Communication) students of  Sri  Sai  University,  Palampur, last month. As many as 35 students and three faculty members visited the institute. 

Nitesh wins bronzein para-badminton

Nitesh  Kumar, a BTech student,  has brought laurels to the institute by  winning  a bronze in  the Second National  Para-Badminton Championship held at Varanasi from March 23 to 25. He was also adjudged the ‘Best Badminton Player’ during the 52nd Inter IIT Sports Meet-2017 held at the IIT-Madras.

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