GYTI Awards 2016 : IIT Kharagpur bags maximum laurels

IIT Kharagpur shows how to innovate.

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IIT Kharagpur has won maximum laurels at the recent held Gandhian Young Technology Innovation (GYTI) awards. The event was held at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi on 13 March, 2016. SRISTI (Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions) has established Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Awards. The awards to the winning teams were given by Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, Chairperson of NIF.

IIT Kharagpur outperformed 276 institutes that participated from all over the country. It won most of the awards in Medical and Biotech innovations category while the institution received 1 appreciation under Engineering category.

An official release of IIT Kharagpur mentioned that after four rounds of evaluation, 19 teams were selected for innovation awards and 24 for appreciation. Of the 19 awards, 15 awardees in Medical and Biotech innovations category received Department of Biotechnology sponsored (BITAC- SRISTI) grant of Rs. 15 lakh each to further their prototypes.

GYTI 2016 is a pan India competition. For the GYTI awards 2016, it had received more than 2,363 innovation entries in 50 technology domains. Top seven institutes that won at the event are :

  • IIT Kharagpur won 3 Awards and 1 Appreciation
  • IIT Kanpur won 2 Awards and 1 Appreciation
  • IIT Madras won 1 Award and 2 Appreciations
  • IISc Bangalore, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay won 2 Awards each
  • IIT Hyderabad won 1 Award and 1 Appreciation

The official release also mentioned the details of winning teams.

  1. Title : A simple cost-effective titanium foam for skeletal tissue reunion
    Team : Kausik Kapat and Pavan Kumar Srivas under guidance of Prof. Santanu Dhara (SMST)
    Category : BITAC-STISTI award under “Medical and Biotech” innovations
  2. Title : Energy efficient combined process of microbial fuel cell (MFC) and membrane bioreactor (MBR) for high efficiency and reliable treatment of organic wastewater.
    Team : Sreemoyee Ghosh Ray (12AT91P02) and Gourav Dhar Bhowmick (14AG65R04) under guidance of Prof. M. M. Ghangrekar (Civil)
    Category : BITAC-STISTI award under “Medical and Biotech” innovations
  3. Title : Flexible, biodegradable and anti-microbial new advanced form of Intra Uterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD)
    Team : Bhuvaneshwaran Subramanian under guidance of Prof. Sujoy K Guha (SMST)
    Category : BITAC-STISTI award under “Medical and Biotech” innovations
  4. Title : Cost effective mechanical testing equipment for characterising creep behaviour of materials under combined tension-torsion loading
    Team : Vineesh K P(12ME91P01) and Manish Dev (14ME63R52) under guidance of Prof. Vikranth Racherla (Mechanical)
    Category : Appreciation under “Engineering” innovation.

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