Invention by IIT-M students helps visually-challenged

Students of IIT Madras won the coveted runner up title at the Indian National James Dyson awards 2020 for their invention, Cube, a compact assistive device for the blind that fits into a smart phone. Continue Reading

Copper-coated jute beads can prevent microbial contamination in stored water: IIT-M

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) have shown that simple copper-coated jute beads were highly effective in protecting water andpreventing microbial contamination. Continue Reading

Corona crisis : IIT Madras to grant research fellowships

The Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBC DSAI) at IIT Madras has invited applications for Post Baccalaureate Fellowship Program, which has a goal of attracting graduates interested in gaining experience in a research environment.

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Will blockchain e-voting system help or disrupt election integrity?

The Election Commission (EC) made heads turn when it announced its collaboration with IIT-Madras ‘to work on a new technology which will allow electors to vote from far away cities without going to designated polling station of their respective constituencies’. Continue Reading

25th edition of ‘Saarang’ kicks off at IIT-M, Chennai

The lush green campus of IIT-Madras has come alive with the music, dance and games for the 25th edition of Saarang, the institutes annual cultural festival which began today. The events will go on till 12 January. The institute is set to host more than 100 events and expects a footfall of 70,000 students from 500 colleges.

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Fathima death: Madras HC turns down plea seeking CBI probe

The Madras High Court today rejected a plea seeking CBI probe into the alleged suicide of IIT-Madras student Fathima Latheef. The petition was filed by Indian National Students Association. Continue Reading

IIT-M suicide: Experts call for independent bodies in higher educational institutions

Days after Fathima Latheef, a 19-year-old post graduate student of IIT-Madras, allegedly committed suicide, experts call for a safe and democratic space to discuss issues in premier institutions. Continue Reading