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A school student with the iGest Device, developed by IIT Madras Researchers | IIT Madras

IIT Madras designs 2 devices costing under Rs 5,000 for people with hearing & motor disabilities

Such devices were already on the market, but IIT Madras researchers wanted to make them better and cheaper for India.
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IIT Madras is India’s best institution for third year in a row, IISc, JNU & BHU in top 10

NIRF ranks institutions under 10 categories — Overall, University, Engineering, College, Management, Pharmacy, Law, Architecture, Medical and Research, a new category added this year.
Vipin P. Veetil, Assistant Professor of Economics at Indian Institute of Madras, who has tendered his resignation | Photo: hss.iitm.ac.in

IIT-Madras professor resigns alleging ‘multiple instances’ of caste-based discrimination

Assistant professor Vipin Veetil's resignation comes only two days after NCSC pulled up IIT-Madras for not hiring enough candidates to fill SC/ST/OBC vacancies for teaching positions.
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Charred body of project staff found at hockey stadium inside IIT-Madras campus

IIT-Madras said the temporary project staff had joined the institute in April. Officials said it appeared to be a case of suicide and police have registered a case of suspicious death.
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Spike protein-human cell binding mechanism holds clue to Covid drugs, IIT Madras study claims

According to the study, understanding spike protein interactions at ACE2 receptor site in humans will help find ways to reduce severity of coronaviruses and treatment options.
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IIT-M, IISc, JNU partner with Queen’s University Belfast to use big data in healthcare

Researchers will use big data to cover areas like pandemic threats, artificial intelligence and genomic analysis in cancer.
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How IIT alumni ensured a good start for the placement season in pandemic year

While reputation of the IITs is a key factor in job opportunities, a number of professors ThePrint spoke to pointed to the effect the alumni network has had on the placement season.
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After 16 mess workers test positive in IIT Madras, state govt wants takeaway food in colleges

The number of Covid cases on the IIT campus is now 104; TN govt has written to all district collectors asking them to keep an eye on hostels as colleges reopen.
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IIT Madras shuts campus again after over 60 students, staff members test positive for Covid

The academic block in IIT Madras had reopened on 7 December for research scholars after state government allowed reopening of higher institutions.
The solar-powered vehicle developed by IIT-Madras | Source: National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways and Coasts

IIT-Madras develops autonomous solar vehicle to survey water bodies, provide real-time data

The institute is already in the process of commercialising & licensing the technology with the help of shipping ministry. The vehicle is expected to be operational in early 2021. 
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.