New Delhi :
Jamia Millia Islamia has won Boston Universitys award for collaborative research proposal. Jamia’s Dr. Praveen Kumar Pathak, Associate Professor, Department of Geography has been co-awarded Boston University’s Global Programs BUFI (2020). . Mahesh Karra, Assistant Professor at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Associate Director of the Human Capital Initiative, Boston University(BU), USA have also been awarded.
A warded to seed new or existing collaborative research –
Both of them came together for an award-winning collaborative project proposal entitled ‘Networks and Global health: Experimental Evidence of Women’s Social Networks, Reproductive Health, and Well-being in Rural India’. This research grant is awarded to seed new or existing collaborative research projects in India conducted by BU faculty and their peers in India.
Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics –
Dr. S. Anukriti, Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington DC, USA and Dr. Catalina Herrera-Almanza, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, USA are the other two collaborators for the study.
Aim of Boston University’s Global Programs BUFI (2020) Seed Fund research proposal –
The study aims to identify innovative and cost-effective strategies for delivering reproductive health services through social networks in low-income settings in India.The study builds on existing fieldwork from an ongoing randomized control trial that explores the causal impact of a social network-based family planning intervention on women’s contraceptive use, reproductive health, fertility, and well-being in rural Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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IIT Kanpur now has New Thermal Energy Storage System in Campus
New Delhi :
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) now has a New Thermal Energy Storage System in Campus. This can said as a huge step towards sustainable future. IIT Kanpur’s new thermal energy storage system, installed in the Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE) building, has a capacity of 775 turn/hour.
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum –
Prof Sameer Khandekar from the mechanical engineering department who has provided periodic guidance for the selection of the technology said that the institute is leading a joint Indo-US project, which is called UI-ASSIST, on smart grid and storage technology, funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), through Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, New Delhi. This system has been installed at the Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering building.
NMDC and IIT Hyderabad launches an incubation and fellowship programme to support startups
New Delhi :
NMDC and Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT Hyderabad) have come together to launch an incubation and fellowship programme to support deep tech startups. This initiative is titled, NICE Program (NMDC Innovation and Incubation Centre). The objective of NICE is to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in the country and to support the Startup India movement.
Program budget of Rs 10 crore funded by NMDC –
NICE initiative is a 5-year joint program that would support 15 fellows and 15 startups by providing them financial aid, mentoring support, co-working space, other infrastructural benefits, and more.With the total program budget of Rs 10 crore funded by NMDC, NICE aims to support 5 startups every year with financial aid of up to Rs 25 lakh to convert their proof of concept into a scalable business.