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Knowledge Tree: Newsletter June 2018

Dear Friend,

Greetings from IIT, Bombay!

The agreeable month of June serves as a promise of cooler, rainy days to come, an escape from the unforgiving month of scorching month of May. This month marks the joining of another batch of alumni as our ambassadors to the world. We wish all of them a great and successful life ahead.

The Institute Technical Summer Project (ITSP) kickstarted in this month with a new set of inquisitive technical enthusiasts. The ITSP started in 2012 with the motivation of providing institute’s freshmen an opportunity to gain firsthand experience on a technical project. ITSP has been a huge success among students over the years and some really interesting projects have come out of it.

After relentlessly chasing their envious inspiration and powering through days of perspiration, IIT-Bombay Racing Team launched their sixth generation electric race car, ‘EVo X’ on May 26th. The car was officially unveiled by Prof. Devang Khakkar, Director, IITB. The team guided by Prof. Amber Shrivastava, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay, has earlier won Formula Bharat's "Electric Vehicle Concept Challenge" in January 2017 and "Formula Student" award for 4th consecutive year organized by Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMECHE). The car will race in Formula Student Competition, to be held at the home of British Grand Prix, Silverstone Circuit, UK in July 2018, the international parallel of Formula One at the engineering college level.

I am happy to share that IIT Bombay has won the Clarivate Analytics India Innovation Award 2018 in the Academic Institutions category. The award places IIT Bombay in the top 12 innovators in India. Prof. A.K. Suresh, Deputy Director (AIA) received the award on behalf of IIT Bombay at a ceremony hosted by Clarivate Analytics on May 16, 2018 in Bengaluru.

With great pleasure do I inform you that Prof. Krishna P. Kaliappan, Department of Chemistry, has been appointed as the Dean (Faculty Affairs) vice Prof. Abhay Karandikar,  who was appointed as the Director, IIT Kanpur. Prof. Kaliappan has taken over the charge w.e.f. today, 10th May, 2018.


I feel great pride in reminiscing Late Mr. Satyendra K. Dubey, a 1994 IIT Kanpur alumnus with B.Tech degree of Civil Engineering, who sacrificed his life while upholding the integrity and dignity of his profession. Nominations for the Satyendra K. Dubey Memorial Award are invited in his memory. Kindly note that this award is open to Alumni of any IIT.

Kindly take a few minutes of your valuable time to nominate by clicking this link.

Details of past recipients which include Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, Prof. G. P. Bagaria, Mr. Shailesh R. Gandhi among others are available here.

The generous contribution received from our alumni, corporate entities, and other friends of the Institute helps on making an important difference in our endeavor to pursue global excellence. The contribution towards Institute Development, Infrastructure Development, Young Faculty Awards, Chair Professorships, Hostel Development, Student Development, etc. are examples of utilization of these funds for the betterment of the Institute. We invite you to contribute to the Institute’s betterment to the best of your ability.

Suhas Joshi,

Dean, Alumni and Corporate Relations.

Tel: +91-22-2576-7023, E-Mail: dean.acr.office@iitb.ac.in

News From IITB

ChEmference 18 and Research Scholars' Symposium '18

The eighth edition of ChEmference ’18, a prestigious national conference for young researchers in the field of Chemical Engineering and Technology and an in-house Research Scholars’ Symposium (RSS ’18) was conducted from May 18, 2018, to May 20, 2018.

Net-Positive Energy House Inauguration

Prof. Devang Khakhar, Director of IIT Bombay, inaugurated the net-positive energy house named ‘Project Solarise’ built by Team SHUNYA (Sustainable Habitat for an Urbanising Nation by Young Aspirants) in IIT Bombay campus on May 18, 2018 .

IIT Bombay launches its 6th generation electric race car named "EVoX"

e Students Racing Team of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) is gearing up for Formula Student 2018 competition, world’s largest student motorsport competition, to be held at Silverstone Circuit, the UK in July 2018.

The launch of the ‘ASHRAE-IITB Student Chapter’

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has announced the official launch of the ‘ASHRAE-IITB Student Chapter’ on 17th April 2018.

Clarivate Analytics India Innovation Award 2018

IIT Bombay has won the Clarivate Analytics India Innovation Award 2018 in the Academic Institutions category. The award places IIT Bombay in the top 12 innovators in India.

Appointment of Dean (Faculty Affairs)

Prof. Krishna P. Kaliappan, Department of Chemistry has been appointed as the Dean (Faculty Affairs) vice Prof. Abhay Karandikar, who was appointed as the Director, IIT Kanpur.

Upcoming Events

International Day of Yoga

International Day of Yoga, or commonly and unofficially referred to as Yoga Day, is celebrated annually on 21 June since its inception in 2015.

Institute Lecture Series

Stress Management

The Yogastha Wellness Club of IIT Bombay organizes a stress management workshop.

Pranayam -The Art of Right Breathing

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay organized it’s  workshop Pranayam -The Art of Right Breathingon May 29, 2017.

Memorandum of Understanding

Memorandum of Understanding

The purpose of this Agreement is to further the mutual understanding between Shailesh.J.Mehta School ofManagement and the Graduate School of Management KyotoUniversity (Kyoto GSM) to enhance each Institutions teaching, learning and internationalization objectives.

New Faculty Introduction

New Faculty Introduction

We are delighted to welcome, Professor Archana Pai to the IIT Bombay family. She joined the Department of Physics of IIT-B last year.