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Students, politicians call out casteism in IIT Madras, after prof quits and sends stinker

In a letter addressed to all faculty members of the institute, he said that there were multiple instances of discrimination and that he shall be pursuing appropriate action to address the matter

Published on 2nd July 2021
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Engineer found dead at IIT Madras: Deceased was temporary project staff who joined in April, lived off campus

The partially burnt body of the young man was found inside the premises of the IIT Madras on Thursday night. Chennai police said that the deceased was a man in his mid-20s

Published on 2nd July 2021
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Discriminated against by people in power: IIT Madras Humanities prof quits over caste bias, sends scathing mail to faculty

In his email, the prof also asks the institute to set up a committee to study the experiences of SC and OBC faculty members and have members of the SC/ST commission and psychologists as part of  it

Published on 1st July 2021
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IIT Madras' new webinar series to showcase institute's research to scientific community, policymakers

The webinars will showcase several research projects belonging to 21 identified technology clusters that have been initiated with support from the Government of India

Published on 28th June 2021
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IIT Madras researchers develop drone algorithms to determine how fire behaves in space stations, satellites

The team claims that at present, generating microgravity (gravity experienced is close to zero) is possible only through space stations, satellites, space shuttles, sounding rockets, and drop towers

Published on 27th June 2021
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Former IIT Ropar Director Sarit K Das appointed ‘Institute Professor’ at IIT Madras

Das says that he is keen to utilise his associations with a large number of reputed Universities and world-renowned researchers to expand the global outreach of IIT Madras

Published on 15th June 2021
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How COVID-19 affected the elderly: IIT Madras study finds out the adverse impact of lockdowns

The research calls for greater investment from the government in public healthcare so that the effects of the pandemic on the elderly are mitigated

Published on 14th June 2021
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IIT Madras to develop indigenous Vehicle Traffic Software for smooth management of maritime traffic

This software could eventually be used for monitoring maritime traffic in all ports across India. The focus will be on the operation, manning and maintenance of the vessel traffic system

Published on 10th June 2021
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IIT Madras alumni raise $2 mn for COVID relief, donate 200 O2 concentrators to Chennai Corporation

The institute has deployed the funds to buy oxygen concentrators, BiPAP machines for Tamil Nadu and Telangana

Published on 7th June 2021
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Three NID Ahmedabad students rediscovered Dakini wool and are now making shoes for farmers from it

Also, they are incubated at IIT Madras. How cool is that? Earthen Tunes is certainly off to a good start and if all goes well, they will certainly launch their exclusive shoes for farmers on June 15

Published on 26th May 2021
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ASI to join hands with IIT Madras experts to preserve 1,300-year-old Kailasnathar temple in TN

The temple is carved mainly out of sandstone and was built, according to the experts, between 685 and 705 AD

Published on 26th May 2021
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IITM, Rice University develop deep learning algorithms for producing photo-realistic images from blurred lensless capture

While the IITM team was led by Assistant Professor Kaushik Mitra of the Department of Electrical Engineering, the research by Rice University was led by Professor Ashok Veeraraghavan

Published on 13th May 2021
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Want to transfer money? All you need to do is say it out loud: IITM to develop voice-based solutions for digital transactions

The role of IIT Madras will also be to provide thought leadership in driving digital payments in India to the next level

Published on 10th May 2021
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IIT Madras researchers develop Android app to securely store, exchange medical data 

The Android-based application has been developed separately for patients and doctors. It allows the interoperability of systems for use from multiple hospitals and institutes

Published on 7th May 2021
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This IITM start-up's solar-powered device can turn plastic waste, PPE into usable furnace oil

Samudhyoga Waste Chakra is an IIT Madras-driven start-up that is ensuring plastic waste is properly treated

Published on 4th May 2021

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