foundation day 27 Nov 2009

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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Contributions to the Society Presented on 27th November 2009 at the Foundation Day Ceremony

Presentation details : 

Presentation details Organization of the Institute Research initiatives Large research projects Academic contributions Concern for society Vision

About the Institute : 

About the Institute The Institute is organized into 9 engineering departments, along with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Humanities. In addition it runs inter-disciplinary programs such as laser technology, materials science, and nuclear engineering and several Centers.

Population : 

Population Undergraduate 2500 Master’s 800 Ph.D. 760 Faculty 320 Research Staff 30 + 300 contract Supporting Staff 800 Alumni 23497

Research output : 

Research output Doctoral and master’s students Publications (journals, books, monographs, conferences) Patents (products) Projects Programs Missions

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Research Centers and Centers of Excellence Environmental Science & Engineering BSNL-IITK Telecom Center of Excellence Prabhu Goel Research Center for Computer and Internet Security SAMTEL Center for Display Technology Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management Autodesk IITK Digital Innovation Laboratory

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National Facilities National Wind Tunnel Facility National Information Center of Earthquake Engineering

Various types of activities : 

Various types of activities Sponsored research Consultancy Testing Project management {finances, staff, space} Collaboration could be national as well as international Management of Centers

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Funding agencies DST (Department of Science and Technology) DBT (Biosciences and bioengineering) DRDO (defense) AR&DB (aerospace) MCIT (communications) MNES (energy) MEF (environment)

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Funding agencies BRNS (nuclear) DOE (electronics) CSIR (pure and applied sciences) ISRO (space) NAIP (agriculture) MoT (textiles)

Some thrust areas : 

Some thrust areas Energy Environment Communication Materials Computation and algorithms Manufacturing

Large projects : 

Large projects CFD-software (BRNS) and Railway safety (MHRD-MoR) UNDP projects on (i) Computer-aided Design (ii) saddle development

LCA program : 

LCA program The Autolay software for computer-aided design saved the exchequer over 7 million US dollars in the era when foreign currency was in short supply. Turn around time (tat) analysis undertaken and completed by iit – kanpur Tat analysis of lca carbon brake unit work completed Tat analysis for resin route cc discs provided Report on “vent hole” size analysis was done Analysis of emission of carbon for different interface areas and it’s effect on brake cooling was measured


TECHNOLOGY MISSION on RAILWAY SAFETY Traction And Rolling System Mission Program 1 Track And Bridges Mission Program 2 Signal And Communication Mission Program 3 Fog - Vision Instrumentation Mission Program 4 MISSION PROGRAM The Mission will comprise of four Mission Programs 10.5 crores 8.5 crores 4.5 crores 3.0 crores

Coordinated missions : 

Coordinated missions Indo-US Centers fabrionics and advanced manufacturing biomaterials microwave sintering HAL-IITK initiative

An example for multidisciplinary approach : 

An example for multidisciplinary approach

New initiatives : 

New initiatives BSNL-IITK collaboration on multimedia, communication technologies, cognitive radio and computational mathematics IGCAR-IITK initiative on futuristic mechanics and materials.

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Open Philosophies for Associative Autopoietic digitaL ecosystemS 20 Universities/Organizations/ Research Labs from Europe, Asia, South America, Africa Coordinated by London School of Economics

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Lunar Rover Control of a lunar rover considering wheel slip and sinkage. Development of a prototype rover for experimental evaluation of slip and sinkage. Integration on the Lunar Rover on Chandrayan -2 in 2012. Lunar terrain Prototype rover

Research Agreement with Chevron, USA, Advanced Refining Technologies, USA and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. : 

Research Agreement with Chevron, USA, Advanced Refining Technologies, USA and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. Washcoating of monoliths Immobilization of an ionic liquid catalyst on a solid substrate Effect of sulfiding protocol on catalyst activity Chemical & Engineering News: 2003

Nano-science research : 

Mesoscale Structures, Patterning and Properties with Emphasis on Soft Materials and Thin Films A state-of-the-art facility and resources for soft matter nanoscience and nanotechnology. Explore new techniques of nano-fabrication based on a creative combination of “top-down” including soft lithography, self-assembly and self-organization. Projects related to nano-scale understanding, fabrication and use of soft materials in coatings, NEMS, functional interfaces and bulk-nano Nano-science research

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Organic Electronics and Displays State-of-art facilities housed in Class 1000 clean room Several industrial partners: Samtel, Moser Baer, Tata Corus/Steel, Manipal Press PPA partnership OLED displays, lighting, O-TFT, O-solar, printable electronics, O-sensors

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Solar Energy Research Enclave 500 KW solar power station/modular research test-grid Long term research & development in solar power generation, storage and distribution Involvement of graduate and undergraduate programs Solar Power Sub-station Technology Demonstrator Power Electronics Fuel Cells/Secondary Batteries High Efficiency and low cost Solar Cells

Solar energy enclave (imagined) : 

Solar energy enclave (imagined)

Pan-IIT project: Vertically integrated solar energy initiative for generation and delivery of 1 MW power, 8 hours a day : 

Pan-IIT project: Vertically integrated solar energy initiative for generation and delivery of 1 MW power, 8 hours a day

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Multi-core Curriculum for Intel IIT Kanpur selected as one the ten institutes from all over the world (other schools include CMU, Tel Aviv, UC Berkeley, and ETH) Intel has set up labs (providing both hardware and software), and is continuously upgrading them The partnership has grown into research collaboration We are recognized as India’s first Centre of Excellence in Multi-core Technologies / The curriculum has been adopted in a large number of universities in India Insert Pictures or Sketches

Undergraduate student-driven research : 

Undergraduate student-driven research Nanosatellite (with ISRO) Autonomous vehicle (with Boeing) Publications (NERD) Project activity (POWER) Undergraduate research conference

R&D related major student initiatives –NERD, GE3 and PoWER : 

R&D related major student initiatives –NERD, GE3 and PoWER NERD (Notes on Engineering Research and Development) : - A student publication celebrating the work done by students - 6 issues published in a span of one year GE3 (Group on Environment and Energy Engineering) : The group increases awareness about importance of energy efficiency PoWER (Promotion of Work Experience and Research) A platform for interaction between students, faculty and industries for free flow of ideas, information and resources Currently working on nanosatellite, lunar rover, and Glucoband

Incubation and enterprise : 

Incubation and enterprise Category I :  Try a novel technological idea, scaling up a laboratory proven concept. Category II :  Technology-based start-up company promoted by I Category III :  R&D company that desires to have close technology interface with IIT Kanpur.  Coordinated by: SIDBI INNOVATION AND INCUBATION CENTRE (SIIC)

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IPR & Patents Number of Indian patents pre 2005 [2-3 per year] 2005-2006 [17] 2006-2007 [20] 2007-2008 [30] (B) Number of International patents 2005-2009 [04] We reach the market place via firms such as Intellectual Ventures.

A viewpoint : 

A viewpoint We would like to support inter-disciplinary inter-departmental inter-institutional international research projects.

Mission Statement : 

Mission Statement We would like to be seen as an international technological university: Continue to hold top ranking for undergraduate education. Reach a status of a tier 1 research university on the world stage.

Mentoring new Institutes : 

Mentoring new Institutes IIT Guwahati IIIT Jabalpur IIIT Gwalior IIT Rajashtan Close links with UPTU, IIIT Allahabad, and NIT Allahabad.

Shiksha Sopan : 

Shiksha Sopan Faculty, staff and students are engaged in community education and illustrative scientific experiments for school students.

Opportunity School and College : 

Opportunity School and College Children of laborers and other workers who have scarce resources are supported by a school backed by the Institute. Vocational training is provided to young adults in the Opportunity college. Students participate actively in this venture.

3-I Network : 

3-I Network 3I’s: IDFC, IIT Kanpur, IIM Ahmedabad Objectives To identify and articulate specific areas and issues pertaining to various infrastructure sectors. Carry out projects dealing with policy, organization, and specialized techno-managerial elements relating to infrastructure. Prepare and publish an “India Infrastructure Report” each year. 8 reports published since 2001. Enhance the intellectual capital in the infrastructure sectors by bringing together academia and the policy makers, professionals, practitioners, and users.

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India Infrastructure Reports 2001:Issues in Regulation and Market Structure 2002:Governance Issues for Commercialization 2003:Public Expenditure allocation and Accountability 2004: Ensuring Value for Money 2006: Urban Infrastructure 2007: Rural Infrastructure 2008: Business Models of the Future 2009: Land—A Critical Resource for Infrastructure IITK Coordinator: Prof. P. K. Kalra

Drainage project for the City of Kanpur : 

Drainage project for the City of Kanpur Ref: Dr Bithin Datta’s project

Courseware and Distance Eductaion : 

Courseware and Distance Eductaion NPTEL

Security : 

Security Algorithms Smart card Biometrics

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Biometric System Development Development of indigenous monomodal biometric systems such as Ear, Face, Fingerprint, Iris, Palmprint, Signature, Vein Pattern for human verification and identification. Development of an efficient fusion strategy for multimodal biometric system. Reduction of search time in a large database with the help of suitable classification, clustering and indexing strategy.

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Fusion of Multiple Biometrics

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