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Advisory note on Covid-19
News on AiR - Pollution Visualizer
AiR - Pollution Visualizer, an Android application developed by IIT Tirupati is featured in The Indian Express, Times of India, Deccan Chronicle and ETV. The app uses Augmented Reality to visualize air pollutants and is available on Google Play Store.
The app is an initiative of Research in Intelligent Software & Human Analytics (RISHA) Lab, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Tirupati and is developed by Noble Saji Mathews, mentored by Dr. Sridhar Chimalakonda in collaboration with Prof. Suresh Jain, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Technology Innovation Hub @ IIT Tirupati
IIT Tirupati has been selected as the Host Institute to set up a Technology Incubation Hub in the technology vertical "Positioning and Precision Technologies" under the National Mission on Inter-disciplinary Cyber Physical Systems with a funding of about Rs. 100 crores led by Dr. Roshan Srivastava, Dr. Arijit Sharma, Dr. Ramakrishna Gorthi, Dr. Panchatcharam Mariappan, Dr. Ravi Iyer, Dr. Hiran Vedam and many others.Press release about TIH :
IIT Tirupati and IISER Tirupati Inks MoU
The Govt of India, as a part of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Plan 2014 set up
two prestigious institutions in Tirupati – the Indian Institute of Science Education and
Research Tirupati and Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati. The Govt of Andhra
Pradesh has generously provided land at Yerpedu for both the Institutions within three
kilometers of each other. In fact, Tirupati is the only city in India to be blessed with both
an IIT and an IISER, thereby confirming the temple city also as sought after education
hub. When two eminent institutions are located closely, it only natural that they join
hands to strengthen each other and pool and share their resources so that their
combined academic and research strength is much more than they would be
It was the vision of both the founder directors of the institutions– Prof K N Satyanarayana, Director, IIT Tirupati & Prof K N Ganesh, Director, IISER Tirupati to bring about this synergy that has today culminated in signing the historic Memorandum of Understanding between these two institutions at IISER, Tirupati Transit Campus. The Memorandum of Understanding would facilitate faculty and student exchange, transfer of credits, sharing of laboratories and precision scientific research facilities and other infrastructure like common medical facilities, a Kendriya Vidyalaya, sports facilities etc. The faculty can take up multi- disciplinary joint research programmes and the beginning has already been made by both the Institutions collaborating in the development of protective masks against the pandemic.
In the present times of resource crunch, such sharing of facilities and creation of common research facilities would certainly enable optimal utilization of scarce resources besides strengthening the bonding between the faculty, students and staff of the Institute.
Speaking on the occasion Prof Ganesh recalled that the collaboration between the two institutes actually commenced with the joint inauguration function on 28th March 2015. Thereafter, many joint activities have been happening like the collaborative workshop, CAMOST and joint courses taught by faculty of both the institutions. Recently the two Institutes collaborated on in developing reusable PPE equipment in dealing with the COVID Pandemic against the corona virus. The two Institutes will set up common links on their websites to provide details of facilities and expertise available in each of the institutes. He also mentioned that the two Institutes are setting up joint Centers for Excellence in the areas of Atomic physics, Energy and Plant /food science.
Prof Satyanarayana emphasized on the multiplier effect of the collaboration and suggested that the academic calendars could be aligned and more elective courses could be floated to make it easy for students to take courses in each other’s institutes. He said that representation of each Institution in Senate and Board of Governors of other Institute is an important move to bring synergy in policy initiatives and to strengthen mutual collaborative efforts. He further listed various areas of academic, research and administrative collaborations among IIT to IISER including setting up an Innovation Hub for which IIT Tirupati has been funded and pledged support to IISER from the Career Development Cell for placement and career progression of students. The Registrars Dr C P Mohan Kumar & Mr AVV Prasad, Chairpersons of Departments, Deans, Associate Deans and HoDs from both the Institutes were also present and discussed on deepening the areas of joint research and academic collaborations.
IIT Tirupati and Amara Raja Group Inks MoU
The Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati enters into a partnership with Amara Raja
Group, to jointly develop reusable N95 equivalent face masks to facilitate the growing
need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with the advent of the pandemic
COVID-19. The academic institution signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)
with Amara Raja Group.
The IITT team designed and developed the reusable N95 equivalent face mask prototype. The prototype consists of a flexible reusable body developed using 3D printing technology, and the replaceable N95 filter developed using electrospinning technology. After every usage, the N95 filter is replaced in the reusable body with the new filter. Amara Raja team will carry out large scale manufacturing of the reusable N95 equivalent face masks using the technology transfer provided by IITT. As a part of MoU, Amara Raja provides financial support to IITT for technology development and the equipment required in the face mask development process.
Prof. K.N. Satyanarayana, Director IIT Tirupati (IITT) and Mr. S. Vijayanand, Chief Executive Officer of Amara Raja Batteries Limited (ARBL), signed the MoU in the august presence of Dr Ramachandra N Galla. Founder Chairman, Amara Raja Group and Mr. G. Vijaya Naidu, President, Group CI, Quality and HSE, Amara Raja Group. The other members who participated in the event include Dr. D.V. Kiran from IITT, and Mr. M. Jagadish and Mr. D. Narayana Reddy from Amara Raja Group.
IITT team also developed a sterilization unit prototype using hybrid technology to provide efficient and large scale sterilization of PPEs. The unit coherently fuses the UV-C photon-based technology with an advanced oxidation process to achieve rapid sterilization against a wide range of bacteria and viruses. An industrial-scale sterilization unit is manufactured at Amara Raja Group to provide N95 equivalent face masks sterilization before packaging.
It is agreed to distribute the manufactured reusable N95 equivalent face masks to the frontline healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, including but not limited to doctors, hospital staff, police personnel, security personnel, and personnel of any other organizations, including government departments.
COVID-19 Awareness Games by Students
3D Web game (Android Version):
Developed by Noble Mathews, Department of Chemical Engineering, B.Tech, 1st Year, Mentor: Dr. Sridhar Chimalakonda, Research in Intelligent Software & Human Analytics (RISHA) Lab, Dept. of CSE.
Mario-style 2D web game (Android Version)
Developed by Dheeraj Vagavolu, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, B.Tech, 3rd Year, Mentor: Dr. Sridhar Chimalakonda, Research in Intelligent Software & Human Analytics (RISHA) Lab, Dept. of CSE.
News on "Mood of India Portal"
The news on "Mood of India Portal" from the Research in Intelligent Software & Human Analytics (RISHA) Lab, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Tirupati has been published in The Hindu article.
Fake news detection - COVID 19
Misinformation detection for the fight against fake/misinformation on COVID-19. https://stop-corona-iittp.herokuapp.com/ - An initiative by our student Noble Mathews and mentor Dr. Sridhar Chimalakonda, Research in Intelligent Software & Human Analytics (RISHA) Lab, Dept. of CSE.
ESEC/FSE 2019 ACM Student Research Competition
2 undergraduate research submissions under the guidance of Dr. Sridhar Chimalakonda have been accepted to the 27th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, CORE ranked A* conference, Tallinn, Estonia.
MoU with NVIDIA
IIT Tirupati Director Prof. Satyanarayana and NVIDIA Labs, Bangalore Managing Director, Shri Vishal Dhupar have signed an MoU on
17th July 2019 to enhance the collaborations between two organization in AI, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and Accelerator development research and to jointly develop the state of the art computing facilities at IIT Tirupati.
MoU with Toshiba R&D India
IIT Tirupati (IITT) signed an MoU with Toshiba R&D India, on 8th July 2019 chiefly to promote interaction between the two institutes in the mutually beneficial areas of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics to enhance research and development interests between the two organizations. The principal areas of collaboration will include development of novel mathematical models and machine learning algorithms for studies on static and time series data arising in a multi sensor environment and other areas of mutual interest at IITT or at Toshiba R&D India. The MoU aims to promote academic and educational collaboration, and exchange of students, academic and research staff between the two institutions.
HUDCO Design Awards 2018
IIT Tirupati Transit Campus project is the First Prize winner of HUDCO Design Awards 2018 under the category Green Buildings.HUDCO Design Awards 2018
MoU with CMTI
Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati and Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI) Bangalore, signed an MoU on 22nd January 2019 to work together in mutual areas of interest. The major focus of this collaboration is in the area of Additive manufacturing, Nano finishing, MEMS device development, Ultra precision machining, and AI techniques for Vision based systems.
MoU with CSIR-SERC
Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati and CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI), Pilani signed an MoU on 12th Nov 2018 to establish a program of exchange and collaboration on areas of mutual interest.
The major thrust areas of research are Cyber-Physical systems, Smart Sensors, Microwave Devices with focus on Flexible and non-Si Electronics, Optoelectronics, Smart Infrastructure, Energy, Internet of Things (IoT). The modes of cooperation will include:
MoU with CSIR-SERC
Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati and the CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai signed a MoU to establish a program of exchange and collaboration on matters of mutual research interest.
The major thrust area of research is Health Monitoring, Assessment and Extension of Life of Civil and Mechanical Engineering Structural Systems. The modes of cooperation will include:
Indian Youth Delegation to China
The following students from IIT Tirupati have been selected by the Government of India as part of a 200 member Indian Youth Delegation to China from 9th June to 16th June, 2017:
1. Ipshita Panda (2nd Year, Electrical Engineering)
2. Sonali Srivastava (2nd Year, Civil Engineering)
3. Vimal (2nd Year, Computer Science Engineering)
Smart India Hackathon 2019
Teams NightHawks (V Dheeraj, Rohan Alexander Jacob, P Deeksha, Karthik Chandra, Nikhil Doye, Abhijit Pal), OnebyZero (Vaishali Khanve, Shubham Sangle, Ayush Garg, Rohith Sudheer, Vishal Misra, Rahul Gupta), InnovationHunters (Aliasgar Musani, Shashwat Pathak, Shraddha Sahoo, Aparna Vadlamani, Manish Kumar Srivastava, Tejasva Motsara) stood in the 2nd place in their respective problem statements.
Dr. Gowri’s Editorial Board Membership
Dr. A. Gowri, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been invited to serve as a Member of the Editorial Board of the "Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research" , a Taylor and Francis Journal.
Student Achievement - Kerala Flood Conference
Kerala Flood Conference 2020 was focusing on major issues related to water management under extreme climate variations. The Water Resources Department of Kerala puts forth the conference on Flood management in Kerala Scenario as a platform for practitioners, policy makers, engineers, natural and social scientists, disaster managers and researchers to come together to exchange ideas and experiences. The conference was committed to provide an interactive platform for brainstorming and sharing new concepts or methods for improving flood risk management practice in order to better cope with uncertainties.Student Poster Competition