The Department of Biotechnology’s FarmerZone™, an initiative to deliver integrated seedto-market advisory to farmers through data collection, curation and analysis, concluded its first all partners meeting in IIT Mandi on May 22nd 2018. The two-day dialogue delineated the roles and responsibilities of various national and international partners in creating the FarmerZone
IIT Mandi Catalyst, the first Technology Business Incubator (TBI) in the state of Himachal Pradesh, inaugurated its annual flagship event “Himalayan Startup Trek (HST)” on April 28th, 2018 at its scenic campus at Kamand. The HST 2018 aims to bring together stakeholders of Indian startup ecosystem. The major focus of this year’s event is towards enabling face-to-face contact between startups and investors.
IIT Mandi Catalyst, the first Technology Business Incubator (TBI) in the state of Himachal Pradesh, is organizing its annual flagship event “Himalayan Startup Trek (HST)” on April 28-29, 2018 at its scenic campus at Kamand.
IIT Mandi celebrated its 9th Foundation Day on 24 February 2018 at its permanent campus at Kamand. Prof. Bringi Dev, Professor of Management Practice at IIM Bangalore, was the Chief Guest at the function, and Prof. Hema Sharda, formerly Winthrop Professor at the University of Western Australia was the guest of honour. On the occasion, the Director of IIT Mandi, Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves, welcomed dignitaries, faculty, staff, and students.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi marked its Fifth Convocation Ceremony with a solemn event held at its Kamand campus on 7th of October 2017. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Shri. Banmali Agrawala, President – Infrastructure and Defence and Aerospace business of TATA SONS. This year IIT Mandi graduated 24 Ph.D., 7 M.S. (by Research), 18 M.Sc., 4 M.Tech.and 116 B.Tech. students. The efforts and achievements of exceptional students were recognized and rewarded.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi will observe its Fifth Convocation Ceremony on the 7th of October 2017. The Chief Guest for the occasion will be Shri. Banmali Agrawala, President, Infrastructure, Defence and Aerospace of TATA Sons. Shri. Subodh Bhargava, Chairman, TATA Communications Limited and also the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of IIT Mandi will also grace the function with his presence.
IIT Mandi B.Tech. Student Mr. Nitesh Kumar has won the Gold Medal (MS SL3) for India at FZ Forza Irish Para-Badminton International, 2017 on 25th June, 2017. Today (01/08/2017), the Director of IIT Mandi felicitated Mr. Nitesh Kumar in front of the faculty and staff of IIT Mandi and new batch of B.Tech. students and their parents.
IIT Mandi extends a warm welcome to its new batch of B. Tech students, who are joining the Institute in the first week of August. The registration process starts on 1st August 2017. The students, accompanied by their parents, reached Mandi from all parts of India on 31st July 2017.
Shri Sushil Kumar has joined IIT Mandi as Registrar on 17th July, 2017. Prior to Joining IIT Mandi he was holding the post of Joint Registrar in Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi.
27 top-level Class 11 students from the Bilaspur, Chamba, Kinnaur, Kullu, Mandi, and Una districts of Himachal Pradesh, and 4 students from the Samba district of Jammu & Kashmir, were recently selected on the basis of their Class 10 Board results for a 2-week Science & Technology program (STEP) at the IIT Mandi Campus in Kamand in Mandi district.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA one of world’s top ranking technological institutions is joining hand with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi and IIT Delhi to conduct a 10-day social innovation boot camp at IIT Mandi. About 50 students of several IITs and engineering colleges across India, along with students from Australia, ASB Malaysia and MIT USA are participating.
The Royal Society of Chemistry India and Salters Institute, UK are conducting a three-day residential Chemistry Camp programme for 9th standard students at the Indian Institute of Technology from 4th-6th July 2017. The aim of the Salters Chemistry Camps is to promote appreciation for chemistry by providing school students from diverse backgrounds, an opportunity to explore practical chemistry and inspire them to pursue chemistry at university and further.
A short term course on “Modeling and Simulation using Finite Element Method for Engineering Applications (MSFEMEA-2017)” was organized by School of Engineering IIT Mandi during 19-23 June 2017. Finite Element Method (FEM) is a numerical and computer-based technique for solving a variety of practical engineering problems that arise in different fields namely structural analysis, fluid flow, heat transfer, vibrations, bio-mechanics, electrical and magnetic fields, etc.
In 2016, of the female candidates who qualified in JEE(Advanced) and whose rank was high enough to get a seat in the IITs, only 38% actually accepted an IIT seat. This was because female students had opted for limited choices during counselling. Their parents, worried for their safety, were reluctant to allow them to opt for IITs far from home. As a result, the gender ratio in the admitted batch across the IITs was a woeful 8%. Recently, the IITs decided on a slew of measures to raise the gender ratio to 20% by 2020.