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News on SurviveCovid-19 Game

The news on SurviveCovid-19 Game from the Research in Intelligent Software & Human Analytics (RISHA) Lab, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Tirupati has been published in The Hindu, NDTV and Indian Express articles.

Advisory note on Covid-19

Please view the link for UGC's advisory for universities and their affiliated colleges regarding taking preventive measures to combat the threat of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website.

"Person of the week" of NLDI

Dr. Subrahmanyam Gorthi from the Department of Electrical Engineering was chosen as the person of the week of National Digital Library of India (NDLI).

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.

News on mobility analysis to track COVID19

Mobility analysis to track COVID19 developed by IIT Tirupati is featured in Indian express (National), Twitter.
The initiative is by Dr. Kalidas Yeturu, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Tirupati.

Inauguration of CAMOST

Inauguration of Center For Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Sciences & Technologies (CAMOST) Joint Initiative OF IIT TIRUPATI & IISER TIRUPATI on August 14th 2020.

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 :

Inauguration of CAMOST

CENTER FOR ATOMIC, MOLECULAR, & OPTICAL SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGIES (CAMOST)
A joint research initiative of IIT & IISER Tirupati, Inauguration Program - 14thAugust 2020 16:00 – 18:00 IST

Portable Optical Cavity Sterilization Unit

News on Portable Optical Cavity Sterilization Unit (POCSU) developed by IIT Tirupati (IITT) and IISER Tirupati has been published in:

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 individually.
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.

GRIHA COUNCIL - Exemplary Performance Award

IIT Tirupati emerged as first runner up for GRIHA COUNCIL "Exemplary Performance Award" for Construction Workers Health and Safety during the construction.

Curbing Cybercrimes

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has setup the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center (I4C) to stregthen the capability of prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of cyber crimes. Portal links:

PMRF Fellowship

Mr. Mulla Mahaboob Basha, Ph.D. scholar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, working with Dr. Mamilla Ravi Shankar (Guide) has been selected for fellowship under the prestigious Prime Minister’s Research Fellows Scheme (PMRF).

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.
https://covidbuster.itch.io/covid19buster

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.
https://survivecovid-19.itch.io/game2020

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.

26th Inter IIT Staff Sports Meet

IIT Tirupati Physical Training Instructor Mr. Vasudev Rao secured 2 Gold Medals in 400 ms and High Jump in the 26th Inter IIT Staff Sports meet 2019 at IIT Kharagpur



Wiley Library Awards 2019

IIT Tirupati Library has been awarded "Aspiring Young Academic Library - (Government)" at the Wiley Library Awards 2019 held at New Delhi on 16th December 2019.

Swachh Campus Award for IIT Tirupati

IIT Tirupati has been ranked sixth amongst the cleanest Higher Educational Institutions in Country in the category of Residential Universities - AICTE and was awarded on 3rd December 2019 at Prajnan (Auditorium), AICTE, New Delhi.

Student Awards

  • Bala Suraj Pedasingu, B.Tech (2015-19) has been awarded "Innovative B.Tech Student Projects Award" by Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), with an award prize of Rs 10,000/- in cash and an award certificate, for his thesis work on ALTO: Adversarial Learning for Tracking Objects.
  • Five third year students, Gowtham (EE17B013), Ketan Vibhandik (EE17B033), Nandhakumar (CS17B021), Karthik Chandra (CS17B026) and Dheeraj (CS17B028) has backed 2nd runner up prize in AI Hackathon 2019, conducted by NVIDIA, C-DAC and ATOS, competing 350+ teams, and received a cash prize of Rs.50000 and 5 Jetson Nano (GPU) Development Kits.

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.

  • On the Use of Lambda Expressions in 760 open source Python projects Authors: Shubham Sangle and Sandeep Muvva; Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sridhar Chimalakonda
  • Are existing code smells relevant in web games? - An Empirical Study Authors: Vaishali Khanve; Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sridhar Chimalakonda

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:

  • Exchange of faculty and students for the purpose of research and teaching
  • Development and implementation of cooperative research projects, professional development programs and capacity-building efforts
  • The dissemination of findings through scholarly publications, white papers, and in the media.

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:

  • Joint supervision of Ph.D/M.S students from the two Institutes
  • Exchange of faculty and students and mutual access to relevant research laboratories, facilities and personnel
  • The development and implementation of cooperative research projects, professional development programs, and capacity-building efforts
  • The dissemination of findings through scholarly publication, white papers, and in the media.

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Summer Internship 2018

IIT Tirupati is pleased to announce that 100% of the students from the 3rd year batch have been placed for 2018 summer internships.
Few of the companies which offered internships are :

  • Aecom
  • Afcons Infrastructure
  • Alstom
  • Amara Raja Group of Industries
  • Ashok Leyland
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Danieli
  • Genpact
  • JSW
  • L&T
  • Lekha Wireless
  • STUP Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
  • Tarah Technologies
  • Tata Consultancy Services- Research and Development
  • Visteon

Smart India Hackathon 2018

4 teams from IIT Tirupati in the final round of Smart India Hackathon 2018 (Hardware).

PPA with SECI

IIT Tirupati entered into Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) for the Roof Top Solar System in the transit campus.


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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)

Internship Program

The following 2nd Year Mechanical Engineering students were selected for internship (6 Weeks) at Texas A&M University, USA for this summer session:

  • Tapan Ganatma Nakkina
  • Saurabh Agarwal
  • Rushikesh Kure
  • Pranjal Shukla
  • Harshit Chawla

Smart India Hackathon 2019

Team Beginner's Luck Strikes (Gowtham Senthil, Aravindh Rajiv, Nandhakumar K, Abishekh P, Koushik KS, Rishitha Reddy) of second year students has got First prize of Rs. 1 Lakh excluding tax and a Shield for the problem statement "App Based Solution for Digitization of Valuation of Mobile Assets".
https://bit.ly/2SOf57m
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
  • First Prize: Asmita Naitam (Ph.D. Scholar) and Hitesh Bugata (M.Tech in EWRE)
    Title: Role of Downscaling in Flood Risk Management
  • Second Prize: Jency Maria Sojan (M.Tech in EWRE) and Poonam Wagh (M.Tech in EWRE)
    Title: A Conceptual Framework for Integrated Urban Flood Monitoring and Modelling