Saikanth in his tenure as CFI Head has implemented most of the points he had in his vision. He completely revamped the project selection procedure and even boosted up the project completion rate with the help of Project Management Team which was formed for this specific purpose. He was also able to publicize the activities of CFI, be it at insti level through Media team or recognition at national level by representing Tech culture of IIT Madras at Festival of Innovation, Rashtrapati Bhavan. His tenure has been phenomenal and motivated by the need to pay back to the place which has molded him to what he is today.
The technical festival of an institution is the time for students to display their technical prowess. A total of 3 records (2 Guinness and 1 National) were broken in this edition of Shaastra.
Run through for some intriguing insights on how these feats were achieved.
On 23rd February, Prof. MS Ananth, our former director, gave a lecture titled ‘The Importance of Humanities in Engineering Education’. As a Humanities and
ADITI is an indigenously developed non-contact switch that makes a computer accessible to individuals with motor impairments. Dr. Namita Jacob, a special education expert, describes her experience of developing ADITI in coordination with the IITM faculty in this article.
The CFI Open House – the flagship event of CFI – is back this year with a plethora of technical projects, live demos, enriching technical presentations and static displays. The CFI Open House, originally started with the intention of improving faculty-student relations in the Shaastra and CFI sphere, has now evolved into a veritable platform for students to display their projects and get appreciated for their work.
The Tech Saloon is an initiative at IIT Madras to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among faculty, students, alumni, innovators, and
“An average Indian could come and ask: ‘Have you solved any of my problems?’ Take one IIT and ask, what problem did it solve?”
The research team on water, led by Prof. T. Pradeep of the Department of Chemistry did indeed solve one such problem. And went on to incubate a start-up. Read their story.
His invention makes possible modern refrigerators, air-conditioners, and electric cars — in fact, any medium- to high-power device that requires high efficiency and fast switching.
T5E talks to Dr. Jayant Baliga, a Distinguished Alumnus of IIT Madras.
Football just got a lot more high-tech. A Canadian company claims to have built a quantum computer, but physicists aren’t convinced. What discoveries in neuroscience mean for notions of free will and criminal culpability. And an Indian rationalist in self-exile.
A “computer” used to mean a human hired to compute. How long until “driver” means a car? Find out in this week’s Science Diet.