Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Mandi researchers have come up with a number ofresearch workand innovations to help combat Covid-19. Some of the work include research on comparing disordered proteins in COVID-19, research on tracking the spread of COVID-19 in India via social networks, high-efficiency face masks from waste ‘PET bottles’,Wi-FiOperated smart ventilator, UV-C disinfection box.
“The year 2020 held many challenges in front of us and I am happy to say that in spite of the pandemic, IIT Mandi has excelled in the fields of academics, innovation, international linkages, student placements and business incubation. Thus, the institute developed many products for a self-reliant and sustainable ecosystem,” said Ajit K. Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Mandi.
For the time being, the institute has suspended all academic and extracurricular activities for its students and proactively opted for virtual classes.
The IIT has arranged and set up 15 dedicated classrooms for online teaching. The institute has equipped each online classroom with a computer, a large screen to view students, a collar microphone, a high-resolution web camera mounted on a tripod to cast the presenter’s face, a green board to use chalk for writing and a high-resolution smart writing pad with a stylus.
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