Author: Insight IIT Bombay

Solid Waste Management at IIT Bombay

Reading Time: 3 Minutes Solid Waste Management at IIT Bombay Solid waste management or SWM – a rather popular buzzword, involves activities and processes relating to waste management from its generation to disposal. With this article, we hope to ignite thought and foster discussion on the status of SWM activities on campus and garner support, spread awareness to make meaningful strides in expanding the scope of these activities. IIT Bombay has many state-of-the-art facilities like an on-campus biogas plant, compaction units, waste segregation units, and 700 workers dedicated to making the campus more sustainable.   Our 550-acre campus houses about...

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B.Tech in Vernacular Languages

Reading Time: 7 MinutesIntroduction In November 2020, the Union education ministry announced that IITs and NITs will begin offering engineering courses in vernacular languages from the following academic year. Last week, the Prime Minister had also advocated the teaching of technical courses in Indian languages while interacting with heads of the IITs and other centrally funded technical institutions. While we have confirmed that IIT Bombay will not be offering such courses from the 2021-22 academic year, B. Tech. in vernacular languages is set to become a reality at some other All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) affiliated colleges...

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Graduation Formalities-2021

Reading Time: 3 Minutes Leaving college after years of long stay as a student involves a lot of work – lots of forms to fill and things to sort out. Due to the pandemic which started last year, all processes were shifted to an online mode and are to be continued online this year as well. To make this process easier and less hectic for you, we’ve compiled a ‘To-Do’ list. In case anyone comes across any conflicting or alternate procedures other than the ones given here, please let us know at insight@iitb.ac.in.   FORMALITIES REGARDING ALUMNI MEMBERSHIP – ...

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Rephrase.AI : Reinventing Video Creation

Reading Time: 5 MinutesIntro: If the ideas in the caption sound futuristic, deeply intriguing, and cool, we assure you; we felt the same flurry of excitement while having a conversation with Ashray Malhotra, CEO, and co-founder of Rephrase.AI.  Rephrase.AI is pioneering a new type of storytelling with a powerful video creation tool for effective and affordable synthetic media creation. A Deep-Tech startup (business model based on high tech innovation in engineering), backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners and AV8 Ventures ($1.5 Million seed funding), works with B2B, SaaS businesses, brands, and agencies to create personalized sales, marketing, and corporate training...

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IITB’s Vaccination Drive

Reading Time: 3 Minutes Between the rapid dwindling of the second wave of Covid-19 and the warnings of an impending third wave, the institute successfully conducted its first vaccination drive from 21st to 23rd June. The Surana Hospital collaborated with the institute to provide jabs of Covishield to all the campus residents and their families.    The vaccination drive was spearheaded by Prof. Tapanendu Kundu and Prof. George Mathew who were parts of the Covid Vaccination Team. They were helped by the PHO, EMD, Covid Task Force, IIT Hospital and other committees as well. The drive was smooth and...

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