Saturday February 24, 2018
Home Science & Technology Want to be an...

Want to be an IITian? Here’s how you can get its stamp along with your engineering degree

0
//
55
Republish
Reprint

IIT

By Newsgram Staff Writer

Indian Institute of  Technology -Kharagpur is launching short term courses on niche subjects via video-conferencing for engineering students.

The first edition will include courses in Embedded System Design, Microfuidics and Nanofluidics, Data Mining, Hydrologic Design in a Changing Climate, Wireless Sensor Network and Internet of Things, Thermoelectricity: The Art of Waste Heat Recovery and Creativity and Innovation at Work and Effective Speaking and Making Presentations.

“The Institute is launching a unique first of its kind ‘Knowledge Dissemination Programme’ for faculty and students of engineering colleges, working professionals from research and development organizations and industry with effect from April 2015,” the institute said in a statement.

The programme focuses to cover niche topics through 13 short modular courses of 10 hours duration. The subjects revolve around current themes of science, engineering and management. Course completion certificates will be issued to all participants who attend classes regularly on recommendation of the coordinator. The classes shall be conducted through video conference in IIT Kharagpur campuses in Kolkata and Bhubhneswar.

The courses under this Dissemination Programme course are targeted towards students and faculty members of TEQIP-II Institutions, IIT Kharagpur students, entrepreneurs, working professionals from R and D organisations, and industry all over the country.

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2015 NewsGram

Next Story

IIT devises health monitoring venture for elderly

The venture has been co-founded by Narayan Chandra Nayak from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and Chandrashekhar Sakpal, a Mumbai-based entrepreneur.

0
//
13
OASIS
IIT Kharagpur's venture OASIS will bring the elderly population closer to the people who are willing to help them

IIT Kharagpur has come up with a social entrepreneurial venture OASIS (Old Age Support Integrated Services) to bridge the gap between the elderly population and caregivers, a statement said on Wednesday.

OASIS is a comprehensive structure that juxtaposes an information system with health monitoring.

It aims to provide 360 degree solutions to old age health monitoring through fall sensors, heart rate sensors, infrared sensors, motion sensor, radar sensor and pressure sensor integrated to a Complete Sleep Monitoring System with Android App which can be monitored remotely.

“The two-pronged strategy is designed to address both the services as well as the product aspects. The existing players are presently catering to a single aspect thus leaving behind a vacuum on the other side,” said Aurobinda Routray, lead researcher and founder of OASIS.

“Our aim is to position OASIS in such a way so as to bridge the existing gap and touch all the aspects via a single integrated system.”

The healthcare monitoring devices are available in wearable forms like pedometer or fall sensor, in thermal sensory equipment or radar equipment or an attendance system.

“These devices will be monitoring the elderly 24×7 and send health information in real-time through a cloud information system to the caregiver or family member connected for the person under monitoring,” said Anushree Basu, a research scholar at IIT Kharagpur and co-founder of OASIS.

“It will also assess the risk factor and recommend next course of action based on collected data for each individual.”

The venture has been co-founded by Narayan Chandra Nayak from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and Chandrashekhar Sakpal, a Mumbai-based entrepreneur.

The information system would be linked with databases of hospitals as well as doctors.

For old age homes, the system would provide access to donors and stakeholders who would be linked to the individual beneficiary so that they get regular updates on the beneficiary’s health, activities and expenses.

The products are being tested in some old age homes and hospices in Varanasi. IANS

Next Story