IIT-KGP to set up center of excellence on medical devices and diagnostics






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IIT Kharagpur to set up centre of excellence on medical device

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has accepted a proposal by the IIT-KGP to set up the facility and earmarked Rs 20 crore for it, according to a statement issued by the institute.

IIT Kharagpur study tracks northward movement of cyclones

A group of geoscientists from IIT Kharagpur have been studying Amphan right from the time it started seeding over Bay of Bengal as a depression on May 16.

Dilip Oommen ('81) is new President of Indian Steel Association

Oommen's appointment comes in the wake of the recent resignation of T V Narendran, managing director of Tata Steel from the position of President, Indian Steel Association.

IIT-Kharagpur alumnus founded agritech startup Eggoz raised Rs 2.5 Cr in seed round

Egg producer and agritech startup Eggoz has raised Rs 2.5 crore as part of its seed funding to fuel its growth and expansion plans. The Bihar-based startup had earlier secured Rs 1.2 crore from a clutch of angel investors.

Kiranjit Siyan, a KGPian (1976/ECE/NH), NIH scientist, passes away

Kiranjit Siyan received his Bachelors of Technology with Honors in Electronics and Electrical Communications from IIT-Kharagpur in 1976.

Kgp Cares: Student Outreach

IIT Kharagpur has recently sent about 35 students to their hometown in Kolkata. This one among the several student outreach initiatives taken by the Institute administration in the past two months while the campus adopted social distancing.

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IITKGP now has over 10,000 students. Besides the teaching staff and administrative staff who are on salary, IITKGP is supported by more than 10,000 other staff who get no salary or receive little benefits during the Corona Virus lockdown.

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