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Malviya Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship organizes progamme to intensify agriculture sector
@ Mar 31, 2013
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TNN Mar 2, 2013, 04.47 AM IST

VARANASI: Malviya Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (MCIIE), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Banaras Hindu University, along with Electronics Engineering Society, IIT-BHU organised an inter-disciplinary progamme to intensify agriculture sector at IIT-BHU premises on Thursday.

Experts from engineering, agriculture and management sector, along with farmers from Varanasi region, were present and held a panel discussion on the challenges faced by agriculture sector.

Soil scientist, IAS, BHU, Prof RC Tiwari discussed the issues such as food security, nutritional security, food safety and decline in the contribution of agricultural sector to the GDP. He also emphasised on the need to progress towards organic farming and sustainable technologies. Hari Shankar, farmer, stressed on the necessity of technologies such as sprinklers and regulators among farmers. He pointed out problems such as lack of employment opportunities for farmers during off seasons and unavailability of adequate facilities for soil and fertilizer testing. He also said these issues are discouraging the younger generation to pursue farming in order to earn a living.

Dr Satyabrata Jit of IIT-BHU explained the storage of solar energy and harnessing other renewable energies to alleviate problems in agriculture sector. Experts also identified information gaps, coordination between farmers and businessmen and counselling of farmers as the major areas for the improvement in agriculture sector. According to manager, Technology Business Incubator (TBI), BHU, Prashant Sinha, "the discussion will serve as a prelude to the the B-plan competition which will be held in April." Dr PK Mishra and Dr Pradeep Srivastava, coordinators of MCIIE, Prof Shivraj Singh, ex-director, IAS BHU, Dr SN Upadhyay, ex-director, IIT-BHU along with various other experts were present on the occasion.

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Electronics engg society of IIT-BHU hosts Tech-Agro B-plan competition
@ Mar 31, 2013
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Monday, March 04, 2013 08:00 IST

  The second edition of Aayam – the techno-management festival of the Indian Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University's Electronics Engineering Society (EES IIT-BHU) – is slated to take place between April 5 and 7, 2013. It was initiated at Tech-Agro, a techno-agricultural B-plan competition, in association with the Malviya Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (MCIIE). Tech-Agro brought together experts from three of the biggest faculties of BHU – IIT-BHU, the Institute of Agriculture Sciences-BHU (IAS-BHU) and the Faculty of Management Studies-BHU (FMS-BHU).

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R C Tiwari, soil scientist from IAS-BHU, was the chief guest for the event. J N Sinha and S N Upadhyay (both of whom are IIT-BHU's ex-directors) and Shivraj Singh (ex-director, IAS-BHU) were the guests of honour. P K Mishra and Pradeep Srivastava, coordinators, MCIIE, moderated the event. The chief guest and guests of honour were on the panel, which also included S P Singh, president, EES IIT-BHU; Satyabrata  Jit, vice-president, EES IIT-BHU; FMS-BHU's Ashish Bajpai and Alok Kumar Rai; IAS-BHU's V K Chandolia, and progressive farmers Hari Shankar and Mahendra.

Tiwari was the keynote speaker and opened the discussion by introducing students to issues such as food security, nutritional security, food safety and the decline in the contribution of the agricultural sector to the gross domestic product (GDP) of the country. He also emphasised on the need to progress towards organic farming and to move towards a model based on sustainable technologies. Upadhyay suggested the decentralisation of inventory of readily perishable crops and provision of leasing out equipment to farmers.

Shankar stressed on the necessity of popularising technologies such as sprinklers and regulators of water pumps among farmers and pointed out problems such as lack of employment opportunities for farmers during the off-season and the unavailability of adequate facilities for soil and fertiliser testing among the many issues that are discouraging the younger generation to pursue farming. Jit identified storage of solar energy and harnessing other renewable energies as the core areas where engineering innovations could alleviate problems in the agriculture sector.

Shivraj Singh, a pioneering researcher in the field of microwave technology, focussed on the applications of high-frequency waves in detection of soil quality. Bajpai and Rai, experts in the field of management, then fine-tuned the technical solutions and shared their knowledge about how one should capitalise on these pain points and devise sustainable business solutions. They identified information gaps, coordination between farmers and business men and counselling of farmers as the major areas for improvement. Mishra appreciated the queries that the students asked the panellists and the farmers were. S P Singh proposed the vote of thanks.

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IIT-BHU organizes panel discussion on 'Eco Chem'
@ Mar 31, 2013
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TNN Mar 15, 2013, 12.45 AM IST

VARANASI: Chemical Engineering Society, Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) organised a panel discussion under the forum 'Eco Chem' at Gopal Tripathi auditorium, IIT-BHU on Thursday.

In order to lower the amount of environmental degradation such as problem of water pollution by paper industries which disturb the biological oxygen demand and pollution created by dyes and pigment manufacturing industries, several problems faced by chemical industries were discussed at length on the occasion.

Prof RS Dubey emphasised the biological methods of curbing pollution in the water. He informed that researches are being carried out for developing cost efficient natural substitute for artificial dyes. He said the natural dyes have a long lasting luster and does not fade out easily. Experts also spoke on plastic substitution, cross linking of various research fields and others.

Prof PK Mishra, Prof KK Srivastava, Prof VK Tiwari, student coordinator, Devansh Wadhawa, Himanshu Jain and several others were present on the occasion.

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IIT-BHU technical fest concludes
@ Mar 31, 2013
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TNN Mar 11, 2013, 02.59 AM IST

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VARANASI: The four-day technical festival of Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) 'Technex-2013' ended at Swatantrata Bhawan on Sunday. Over 17 events, including robotics, aero modelling, extreme engineering, business plan competition and several cultural performances and lectures by experts were held in the festival which started on March 7.

Students prepared various working and non-working models of healthcare, rural development, engineering and hardware. Robotics and aero modelling remained the highlights of the festival. Lectures by professors and eminent personalities like banking professional Meera Sanyal and noted lawyer Indira Jaisingh pulled huge crowd of students.

Workshops on ethical hacking, robotics, android, automobile and animation were also conducted. 'Ability on wheels', a group of differently abled people, gave a special performance.

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Technex begins at IIT-BHU

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-03-08/varanasi/37560600_1_technex-iit-bhu-iit-kanpur

TNN Mar 8, 2013, 11.24AM IST

VARANASI: The annual technical festival of Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, 'Technex-2013' began at IIT-BHU campus on Thursday.

Noted banking professional and president of Indian Liberal Group Meera Sanyal inaugurated the festival. A number of panel discussions and talks on various topics were held between the students and the experts on the inaugural day. IIT spokesperson J Krishna Teja said all the technical events, including robotics, extreme engineering and 17 others will start from Friday.

A number of workshops on ethical hacking, automation and animation will also be held with technical and management events. Meanwhile, various engineering and management colleges including IIM Kolkata, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kashipur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee have confirmed participation in the festival.

Eminent lawyer Indira Jaising will deliver a special lecture on Friday.

IIT-BHU director Dhananjay Pandey and several others were present on the occasion.

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IIT-BHU to form Green Club
@ Mar 31, 2013
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TNN Mar 16, 2013, 06.02AM IST

VARANASI: Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) is coming up with a 'Green Club' from the next academic session. It is going to spreading the message of advanced technology and cleaner air, purer water and a planet of rich biodiversity.

K Vishal Kumar, a second year student of material science and technology said that the club will focus on evoking a sense of responsibility among the youth and make them aware about how their daily choices could affect Earth.

The club will undertake many events pertaining to environment and nature. It will also check the wastage of water, electricity and fuel in the institute hostels and educational buildings. "We are presently quantifying the wastage of food in our hostel mess. We are in talks with local NGOs which can collect food from hostel mess and store and distribute the leftover among poor people. We are also going to place dustbins at crowded places in IIT premises and maps of the institute will also be placed at different areas to facilitate the passersby," another student said.

"A proposed energy independent building in IIT is going to be the most important initiative of the club," said Kumar and Chinmay Kothari. Ten other students and three professors of IIT-BHU are busy to chalk out plan for the year long activities of the club. Kumar said that the energy independent building will run either with bio-mass or solar energy, the feasibility of the energy independent building will be studied for making the IIT premises energy friendly in next two to three years. The energy audit in IIT premises has already been started in this regard," he informed.

"We are also trying to take up projects on solar energy, hydrogen fuel and biomass in collaboration with different departments of BHU," a student said.

The technocrats at IIT-BHU started a unique two-month initiative for Green X in the recently held annual technical festival of IIT-BHU. Every participating college and university had carried out various environment awareness activities and tasks in respective cities from January 1 to March 1. It involved making local people aware about harmfulness of plastic bags, organise environmental quiz, write blog on energy conservation, visit a slum area and aware people about the unhygienic lifestyle, waste management, saving water and other such activities.

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Campus Reports
2013 Student Awards announced by IIT-BHU Global Alumni Association
@ Mar 31, 2013
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 We are pleased to state that our alumni association will give out following awards to students on the campus. The invitation for awards was announced in December 2012 and selection of winners was done recently. The student awards were started in 2010.

We invited online application from students interested in applying for the awards. We received a total of 126 applications, including 22 from girls. Each student will receive $60 (Rs. 3,000) check (except for IIT-JEE topper, who will receive $100-Rs. 5,000), a memento and a personalized certificate from our alumni association.

We appreciate help from our student volunteers. A 9-member student committee was formed under the leadership of Karan Bajaj and Nitish Saxena to evaluate the applications. All the committee members were 2012 Student award recipients

We also thank students who participated in our awards program.

Student Committee members

Karan Bajaj – Computer Science & Engineering 4th year

Nitish Mohan Saxena - Metallurgical Engineering 4th year

Pakhi Mahawar - Metallurgical Engineering 4th year

Vineet Hansaria - Civil Engineering 4th year

R. Bharat Kumar - Ceramics Engineering 4th year

V. Swapnika Nag - Engineering Physics 5th year

Harshit Jain - Civil Engineering 4th year

Bhanu Singh Chauhan - Mining Engineering 5th year

Pallan Madhawan - Mathematics and Computing 5th year

Student awards were given out in following categories:

-IIT-JEE award

-Leadership award

-Achievement award

-Academic Award

-Volunteer award

In all, there are 34 awards and total prize money of about $ 2,080 (Rs. 104,000) will be distributed.

To view the awardees accomplishments, please click on the following link (description as stated in the application submitted for award):

Student accomplishments.PDF

Thanks,

Vish Narayanan (vish.narayanan AT gmail.com)

Yogesh Upadhyaya (yupadhyaya2003 AT yahoo.com)

For IT-BHU Global Alumni Association

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a) IIT-JEE awards

This award is given to the first year students with highest IIT-JEE ranks obtained last year (2011). The list is fairly straight-forward, based on list published by chronicle earlier (includes at least one girl student):

http://www.itbhuglobal.org/chronicle/archives/2012/09/index-reports.php#006433

 Merit

Department

Course

Name

Rank

1

Computer Science and Engineering

4-yr B. Tech

Mahesh Mishra

1085

2

Computer Science and Engineering

4-yr B. Tech

Tanay Agrawal

1087

3

Computer Science and Engineering

4-yr B. Tech

Jagjit Singh

1096

4

Computer Science and Engineering

4-yr B. Tech

J Raviteja

1104

5

Computer Science and Engineering

4-yr B. Tech

Deepanshu Pathak

1149

6

Computer Science and Engineering

4-yr B. Tech

Miss Trishla Sancheti

1697

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b) Leadership awards

This award is given to a student for showing demonstrated leadership for the student community in any field (such as leading and interacting with fellow students, representation of the student/institute to higher authority, etc.) 

 

Sr #

Department

Year

Name

1

Ceramic Engineering

B. Tech 4th yr

Pulkit Garg

2

Ceramic Engineering

B. Tech 4th yr

Mayank Agarwalla

3

Electrical Engineering

B. Tech 4th yr

Mayank Khandelwal

4

Mathematics & Computing

Integrated M. Tech 5th yr

Nayan Shah

5

Ceramic Engineering

B. Tech 4th yr

Raj Kumar Prince

6

Ceramic Engineering

IDD 5th yr

Saurabh Samtani

7

Ceramic Engineering

B. Tech 4th yr

Jaiditya Mathur

8

Mining Engineering

B. Tech 4th yr

Saransh Shukla

9

Electrical Engineering

IDD 4th yr

Himadri Roy

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c) Achievement awards

This award is given to a student for showing demonstrated achievement in any field (such as sports/music/drama, literature, cultural activities, campus/departmental functions/programs, etc.).

 

 Sr #

Department

Year

Name

1

Mining Engineering

B. Tech 4th yr

Akash Jain

2

Metallurgical Engineering

B. Tech 4th yr

Miss Mausam Rani

3

Chemical Engineering

B. Tech 3rd yr

Chandra Prakash Sepani

4

Chemical Engineering

B. Tech 4th yr

Miss Antima Sharma

5

 Pharmaceutics

IDD 4th yr

Nitin Upadhyay

6

Mining Engineering

B. Tech 4th yr

Udayan Banerjee

7

 Mechanical Engineering

IDD 5th yr

Vibhor Jajoo

8

Civil Engineering

IDD 3rd yr

Miss Shreya Thusoo

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d) Academic awards

This award is given to a student for showing demonstrated achievement in academic field (such as academics rank/GPA in class/batch, research activities, design/technical competition, etc.)

 Sr #

Department

Year

Name

1

Ceramic Engineering

B. Tech 4th yr

Manik Goyal

2

Electrical Engineering

B. Tech 4th yr

Roshan Kumar

3

Civil Engineering

B. Tech 4th yr

Akash Padhi

4

Electronics Engineering

B. Tech 4th yr

Shubham Paliwal

5

Ceramic Engineering

B. Tech 3rd yr

Fuhar Dixit

6

Electrical Engineering

B. Tech 3rd yr

Ms. S M Archana

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e) Volunteer awards

This award is given to a student for showing demonstrated volunteer work on campus, for people around campus or for any social cause

 Sr #

Department

Year

Name

1

Electrical Engineering

B. Tech 4th yr

Vivek Kumar Verma

2

Computer Science and Engineering

B. Tech 2nd yr

Pulkit Goel

3

Biochemical Engineering

IDD 3rd yr

Pulkit Madaan

4

Metallurgical Engineering

B. Tech 4th yr

Atul Agarwal

5

Chemical Engineering

B. Tech 2nd yr

Shobhit Shubankar

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Additional links:

*2012 Student Awards given out by IT-BHU Global Alumni Association

http://www.itbhuglobal.org/chronicle/archives/2012/04/index-campus-view.php

*2013 Student Awards-Announcement

http://www.itbhuglobal.org/chronicle/archives/2012/12/index-campus-view.php#006499

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Anvenshan 2013 to be held at Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering on April 13-14
@ Mar 01, 2013
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Anvenshan 2013 brochure can be viewed here:

Anveshan 2013 Information Brochure.pdf

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Report on "ICRAM-2013 (International Conference on Recent Advances in Composite Materials series)"
@ Mar 01, 2013
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 Below please find report on the 4th International Conference on “Recent Advances in Composite Materials series” forwarded by Prof. Vijay K. Srivastava, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT (BHU), Varanasi.

The seminar was organized at International Centre, Goa, India from 18-21 February 2013 by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT (BHU), Varanasi.

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I as Founder President and Chairman of International Conference on Recent Advances in Composite Materials series (ICRACM) wishes to put on record its grateful thanks to the entire participant who have shown their keen interest in the theme of the conference. The ICRACM-2013 was organized very successfully at International Centre, Goa from February 18-21, 2013. I was received overwhelming responses from researchers of leading groups of our country as well as from abroad. The technical programmes were consisted of 10 honored plenary presentations combined with 36 invited presentations, 200 contributory oral presentation and three poster sessions comprising 222 presentations. Various colleagues from prestigious laboratories of USA, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Poland, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, Greece, Norway, Lithuania, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Portugal, Estonia, Slovak Republic, Australia, Indonesia, Egypt, IIT (Kanpur), IIT (Kharagpur), IIT (Madras), IIT (Mumbai), IIT (Delhi), NAL, DRDL, CSIR, NIT’S and other reputed institutes/ organisations were taken parts in this conference.  I am very much thankful to my team who has supported my hands to organize ICRACM-4 conference. The website of the conference is www.icracm.com.

 Finally, I would like to inform all delegates that Fifth International Conference of Recent Advances in Composite Materials (ICRACM-16) will be held at New Delhi from February 29-3rd March 2016. The conference photographs are attached herewith.”

Prof. Vijay K. Srivastava

PhD (Mech. Engg.), FIE (India), MAS (USA), MASC (USA), MEC (Belgium),

MCW (UK), MRS (UK), MDFG (Germany), MJSPS (Japan), LMMRSI (India).

*DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BHU

VARANASI-221005, INDIA

*Tel. (+91) 542 2369029 (R): (+91) 542 6702833 (O)

*Fax: (+91) 542 2368174; 542 2368428

*E-mail: vksrivastava.mec@itbhu.ac.in; vijayks210@gmail.com

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Additional Links:

ICRAM-2013

4th International Conference on Recent Advances in Composite Materials

www.icracm.com

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Report on Seminar "Damage and Fracture in Advanced Composites"
@ Mar 01, 2013
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 Below please find report on seminar “Damage and Fracture in Advanced Composites” forwarded by Prof. Vijay K. Srivastava, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT (BHU), Varanasi.

The seminar was organized at International Centre, Goa, India from 20-22nd February 2013 under the coordination of Prof. Srivastava and Prof. Vadim Silberschidt, Loughborough University, United Kingdom.

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(Prof. Vijay Kumar Srivastava)

          “I as Coordinator of India-UK Scientific Seminar on “Damage and Fracture in Advanced Composites” wishes to put on record its grateful thanks to the participant of this event who have shown their keen interest in the theme of the seminar. I was also grateful to Prof. Vadim Silberschmidt, Associate Dean (Research) and Professor of Mechanics of Materials, Wolfson School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom who has Coordinated and initiated to submit Indo-UK proposal under the joint announcement of Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi India and Royal Society, United Kingdom.

Indo-UK scientific seminar was organized very successfully the photographs are given here.”

Prof. Vijay K. Srivastava

PhD (Mech. Engg.), FIE (India), MAS (USA), MASC (USA), MEC (Belgium),

MCW (UK), MRS (UK), MDFG (Germany), MJSPS (Japan), LMMRSI (India).

*DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, BHU

VARANASI-221005, INDIA

*Tel. (+91) 542 2369029 (R): (+91) 542 6702833 (O)

*Fax: (+91) 542 2368174; 542 2368428

*E-mail: vksrivastava.mec@itbhu.ac.in; vijayks210@gmail.com

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Additional Links:

*Prof. V. K. Srivastava (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering) received grant from Royal Society, UK and AISRF

http://www.itbhuglobal.org/chronicle/archives/2012/09/prof_v_k_srivas_3.php

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