Sunday, May 19, 2024


North East

IIT-Guwahati-led research develops cost-effective semiconductors for high-power applications

Guwahati, February 5: A cost-effective method to grow a special semiconductor with the potential to significantly enhance the efficiency of power electronics used in high-power applications even at very high temperatures has been developed in a collaborative effort led by researchers of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, a statement said on Monday. A team of IIT-Guwahati came together with researchers of IIT-Mandi and Institute of Sensor and Actuator Systems, Technical University Wien, to develop this special semiconductor which can be used in high-power applications like electric vehicles, high-voltage transmission,...
North East

IIT-Guwahati trains school teachers to improve science education in Assam

Guwahati, December 5: To improve the quality of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in Assam, teachers of government schools underwent training at IIT-Guwahati, which concluded on Tuesday. Altogether 1,000 teachers of government and provincialised schools attended the six-day residential training programme, a statement said. The objective of the training, conducted under the Education Department’s Samagra Shiksha Assam (SSA) programme, was to revamp teaching pedagogy and bring in quality STEM education at the school level, it said. The teachers were trained in Physics, Electronics, Coding, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Biology...
North East

IIT-Guwahati sees 21% more pre-placement offers, highest package at Rs 1.20cr

Guwahati, November 14: IIT-Guwahati on Monday said that it has registered an over 21% increase in pre-placement offers during the current fiscal. A total of 218 such offers have so far been received this year, against 179 during the entire 2021-22, it said in a statement. Pre-placement offers will continue to be made till the commencement of campus placements, which is scheduled for December 1, it added. IIT-Guwahati director TG Sitharam said, "I am happy to see the significant increase in pre-placement offers this year. The pre-placement offers made this...
North East

IIT-Guwahati researchers design electricity-free radiative cooler

Guwahati, July 4: Researchers at IIT-Guwahati have designed an affordable and efficient passive' radiative cooling system that does not require electricity to operate. This 'Radiative Cooler' coating material is an electricity-free' cooling system as it can be applied on the rooftops and functions both during day and night time to provide an alternate to the conventional air-conditioners, an IIT-Guwahati release said on Monday. Passive radiative cooling systems operate by emitting the heat absorbed from the surrounding in the form of infrared radiations that can pass through the atmosphere before getting...
North East

IIT-Guwahati transfers to industry partner energy efficient cookstoves technology developed by researchers

Guwahati, October 22: Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati has transferred to an industry partner an energy-efficient and environment-friendly technology developed for cookstoves by its researchers for commercialisation benefitting the public. Developed by a research team headed by Prof P Muthukumar of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the technology was transferred to industry partner Agnisumukh Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, for commercialisation, a release of the IIT-Guwahati said on Friday.The Porous Radiant Burner' provides fuel saving in the range of 25% to 50% and can be operated with LPG, biogas and kerosene...
North East

“State’s future assets”: IIT-Guwahati student, accused of rape, gets bail

Guwahati, August 23: The Gauhati High Court granted bail to a student of the IIT-Guwahati, accused of raping a fellow student, calling both of them "the state's future assets". Hearing a bail application by the accused BTech student, Justice Ajit Borthakur said there is a clear prima facie case as alleged against the petitioner based on all the evidence."However, as the investigation in the case is completed and both the informant/victim girl and the accused are the state's future assets being talented students pursuing technical courses at the IIT, Guwahati,…...
North East

IIT-Guwahati researchers develop advanced technique to boost performance of lithium ion battery

Guwahati, April 7: Researchers of IIT-Guwahati have developed an advanced technique to boost the overall performance of rechargeable lithium ion batteries used in electric vehicles, the premier engineering technology institute said on Wednesday. The technique can precisely estimate the state of charge (SOC), which reflects the remaining capacity of the battery. This helps in knowing how much more charge can be withdrawn before the battery gets fully discharged, a release issued by the premier engineering technology institute said.The knowledge of the remaining capacity helps to optimize the batterys capacity utilisation,...