IIT Mandi Hosting students from WPI, 07 October

A team of 15 undergraduate students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), USA are on a visit to Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi for two months in September-October 2013. These students worked with 15 IIT Mandi undergraduate students in solving some socio-economic issues of Mandi and Kamand. The students are divided into five teams of six students each, where teams consist of equal number of students from WPI and IIT Mandi. The teams are being coordinated by Dr. Ingrid Shockey (Assistant Teaching Professor, WPI) and Dr. Arti Kashyap (Associate Professor, IIT Mandi), Dr. Shail Shankar being the overall coordinator for ISTP at IIT Mandi. The five teams are working on five different projects aimed at finding best possible solutions to problems of traffic congestion, proper cleanliness, postal service in the Mandi town, the problem of drinking water, issues related to Ecotourism and the impact of IIT Mandi in the villages around Mandi and Kamand. The IIT Mandi faculty mentoring the five teams include, Dr. Rajeshwari Dutt, Dr. Bharat Singh Rajpurohit, Dr. Arti Kashyap, Dr. Samar, Dr. Suman, and Dr. Manu V. Devadevan.