iit-kharagpur-main-entranceEight IIT-Kgp research projects on COVID-19 get clearance from HRD

The Times of India (April 22, 2020)

KOLKATA/MIDNAPORE: The ministry of human resource development has selected eight projects by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) related to the research and development work on Covid-19.

Last week, the institute had submitted a list of projects, of which eight have been selected.

Detailing the projects that have been approved by the ministry, IIT-Kgp director V K Tewari said that the development of the smartphone-integrated paper strip kit for rapid low-cost diagnostics of Covid-19 infection is in the pipeline.

He added that other projects include designing and development of an indigenous real-time PCR Machine, large scale production of recombinant proteins for vaccine and testing of Covid-19, bootstrapping the ambu bag as an automated ventilator, designing and development of a bodysuit for Coronavirus patients to prevent the spread of the infection, telemedicine for fighting the viral pandemic, producing hazmat suits with forced purified and cooled air circulation for medical professionals and personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers and portable shredder integrated with sterilizer. (Read More)