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NIT Tiruchirapalli collaborates with URAM to foster technology

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New Delhi :

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Tiruchirappallia, a leading public technical and research university, will work in collaboration with the University Research Alliance of Micron (URAM) to foster technology innovation and advance memory design. It will be giving NIT Trichy students access to a wide range of resources to advance research and development. These include access to Micron labs, international internships & engaging mentorship from experts.

National Institution for Transforming India Aayog –
Micron’s university alliance contributes to the Make in India initiative, established by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to facilitate investment, foster innovation, and enhance manufacturing and engineering skills in India. URAM will align and enhance efforts with the National Institution for Transforming India Aayog, Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge and T-Hub initiatives. In addition, URAM adheres to standards establish by the National Association of Software and Service Companies and Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association to build talent and advance skills.

University Research Alliance of Micron –
Education Minister also did follow up tweetes for the same. He in his first tweet wrote, ” National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli will collaborate with the University Research Alliance of Micron (URAM), giving NIT Trichy students access to a wide range of resources to advance research and development.” In Another thread tweet for the same, he said, “These include access to Micron labs, international internships & engaging mentorship from experts.”

Gap between academic training and industrial requirements –
“The Micron University Research Alliance will help students bridge the gap between academic training and industrial requirements to produce an industry-ready workforce,” said Dr. Mini Shaji Thomas, director of NIT Trichy. “Additionally, Micron’s commitment aligns with NIT Trichy’s mission to promote innovation and forge global collaborations in cutting-edge research.”

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Investment and commitment to India –
“Micron’sUniversity Research Alliance is a testament to our long-term investment and commitment to India,” said Anand Ramamoorthy, managing director of Micron India. “We see tremendous potential in India’s engineering talent pooland aim to employ approximately 5,000 team members over the next four to five years to strengthen and accelerate critical engineering capabilities, tasks, data analytics, machine learning and smart manufacturing.”

IIT Madras develops Magnesium alloy to heal bones faster and better

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New Delhi :

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras researchers has developed a nano coating magnesium alloy which will help to heal the bones better and faster. Magnesium as a metal is biocompatible and biodegradable. Moreover, t’s the fourth abundant metal in our body which actually aids in healing bones. Researchers made use of AZ31 alloy of magnesium to create a mesh cage implant. They further coated this with polycaprolactone and nano-hydroxyapatite by dipping and electrospinning. This nano-coated magnesium mesh was then used to heal the bone defect in the femur of rabbits.

Education Minister Tweeted –
“Their recent creation worked well in bone defects in rabbits & the researchers are now planning to further study the application of the alloy for mending bones in humans.” said Ramesh Pokhriyal, Education Minister.

Mechanical strength much larger –
“Titanium mesh cage is placed in the gap which helps to heal and stabilize the bone. But it does not degrade and so remains in the body permanently. It also leads to stress shielding since it has mechanical strength much larger than the bone. However Magnesium is now being looked at as an option as it can degrade slowly and reabsorbed. Its mechanical properties are also closer to that of the bone. The main problem with magnesium is that it degrades fast. To slow it down and match to the growth of the new bone, we have coated (electrospinning) it with a slowly-degrading polymer called ‘polycaprolactone’ mixed with ‘hydroxyapatite.’ ” explained Professor Mukesh Doble, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras

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