Sankha Subhra Das, a Ph.D student registered in the School of Medical Science and Technology (SMST), has been awared with the prestigious Newton Bhaba Award for activities pertaining to his Doctoral Research. This award is jointly given by the British Council and the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. He will undertake the corresponding research at the University of Bristol, UK, in collaboration with his supervisor Dr. Nishant Chakravorty at the SMST.
Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) scheme
The Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) scheme is aimed at attracting the talent pool of the country to doctoral (Ph.D.) programs of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for carrying out research in cutting edge science and technology domains, with focus on national priorities.
For more details: https://www.pmrf.in/
Ankur Mehta (14CH10012) - a fourth year Undergraduate student of Chemical Engineering, who's doing his BTP on Bioenergy under supervision of Dr. Saikat Chakraborty, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering & School of Energy Science and Engineering - has received a Best (Oral) Presentation Award at the International Conference on Clean and Green Energy held in Paris, February 7-9, 2018.
Hearty Congratulations to Mr. Ankur Mehta and Dr. Saikat Chakraborty!
Monjoy Saha, currently a Ph.D student (DST Inspire Fellow) at the School of Medical Science and Technology, IIT Kharagpur, has won the prestigious Newton-Bhaba Award, awarded jointly by the British Council and the DST, for undertaking short term research internship at the Unversity of Warwick. Monjoy is currently being supervised by Dr. Chandan Chakraborty, and is associated with the Biomedical Imaging & Informatics Lab of the SMST.
It is indeed great pleasure to inform that Avijit Saha (Roll No. 13AE30025) has been awarded the prestigious ASME IGTI Student Scholarship of USD 2000 for the academic year 2017-18.
ASME International Gas Turbine Institute has contributed over a million dollars in scholarships since initiating this service in 1986. Funds for the scholarship program are derived from revenue generated at their international conferences and expositions. The Review Committee received several excellent applications for this award.
Hearty Congratulations to Avijit Saha!
Best Oral Presentation Award – Mr. Alok Anand Patra (15CH10004)
It is indeed great pleasure to inform you all that Mr. Alok Anand Patra (15CH10004) has been awarded “Best Oral Presentation” award in SCHEMCOM 2017 at NIT Rourkela for his paper “Effect of Residual Stress on Dewetted Morphology on spin-coated Polymer thin films” in the category “Advanced Materials”.
Hearty Congratulations to Alok Anand Patra and his supervisor – Prof. Rabibrata Mukherjee.
Proud Moments! Award of IIM-Vidya Bharathi Prize for Mr. Bharat Khurana (Roll No. 13MT30029)
It is indeed great pleasure to inform that Mr. Bharat Khurana (Roll No. 13MT30029) has been awarded the IIM-Vidya Bharathi Prize by the Indian Institute of Metals. This prize is given to the student scoring the highest marks or CGPA among those completing B.Tech (Hons.) or equivalent in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering throughout the country. He has been invited to the 55th National Metallurgists' Day celebration on 14th November, 2017 to be held at BITS Pilani, Goa to receive this award.
Hearty Congratulations to Bharat Khurana.
Mr. Saikat Datta, Roll No.:13ME92R03, a Research Scholar of Mechanical Engineering Department
has received Outstanding Paper Award for the joint paper entitled "Role of Electric Actuation
in Electro-Capillary Driven Coalescence of Sessile Droplets" presented and published in the 13th
International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics held during
17-19th July 2017 at Slovenia.
The Co-authors are Prof. Prasanta Das and Former faculty Member - Dr. Arup Das.
Heartiest congratulations to All!
Induction Program 2017
Warm greeting from the Induction Program Team at IIT Kharagpur!
For more details, please visit: http://www.inductionprogram.iitkgp.ac.in/
All 1st Year UG students are requested to register for the Induction program between 24th July 2017 10 am to 25th July 2017 6 pm. (Registration link available in: http://www.inductionprogram.iitkgp.ac.in/)
Keval Kumar Sojitra, Abhisekh Chauhan and Abhisekh Kumar, students of Department of Architecture and Regional Planning received Third Prize in the Architectural Design competition hosted by Institute of Steel Development and Growth (INSADAG), under the Ministry of Steel in February 2017.
To tackle the abysmally poor doctor-to-patient ratio and the demographic divide, our country need technology to come as an enabler in ensuring quality healthcare and tackle inequity. The challenges faced in ensuring accessible, affordable and appropriate healthcare to all are in fact many as well as complex.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world.
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP) is the first IIT to start a School of Medical Science & Technology and a super specialty hospital with technology development focus is coming up fast in the campus. Currently, about forty faculty members, drawn from different departments are working on more than twenty five projects in this area that involve physicians, life science domain experts of collaborating institutions.
With an aim to encourage cross-disciplinary interaction of young students / researchers of medical and engineering domain, under the ICMR-IITKGP MoU, a student exchange program has been introduced. This student-student interaction is expected to enrich either side and make the team come up with new ideas and solution strategy on a given healthcare challenge. The students are introduced to skill of identifying the needs of healthcare system with the help of mentor/s, develop ideas/designs to resolve the health challenge and introduced to regulations and intellectual property right and soft skills of presentation. Besides travel and stay related support for the 8 weeks internship period, selected teams at the end of internship period will be awarded Rs 2 Lakhs each to develop something in the form of prototype over a period of next one year. An indirect benefit of this internship program is seen at mentor level collaborations and two institutes, one from technology domain and the other from medical domain, coming together. This is to promote greater synergy in healthcare solution development space towards development of technology based solutions and meet the unmet needs and tackle inequity.
Students undertaking MBBS, clinical postgraduate degree courses (e.g., M.D., DNB) or Ph.D. students in clinical/life sciences subjects from ICMR institutes or medical colleges/ Scientist B working at ICMR institutes will be working with fellow engineering intern and other students in the labs of the IIT Kharagpur for short durations. Vice a versa, individuals undertaking BE/ BTech (in a stream of engineering with a potential of having impact on health through technology), engineering postgraduate degree courses (MTech), PhD (engineering) from IIT Kharagpur will be provided support for a supervised internships at the ICMR institute/medical college. The applicants will be required to provide names of a mentor from their institute. In order to accommodate students of certain medical colleges who are keen to join but have documented evidence of issues at their respective colleges making it difficult to conclude the whole of internship in summer break, the internship period of 8-10 weeks will be spread out over summer and winter break.
For more information: http://184.108.40.206/medtech2017/