IIT Kharagpur has long been known as one of the primer
engineering institutes in the country. Regular awards for the institute are a
testament to its quality. Another feather was added to its cap.
Young Technology Innovation (GYTI) awards took place in Delhi where
IIT-Kharagpur outperformed 276 institutes from across the country by bagging
the maximum laurels.
The IIT release said that after four rounds of evaluation,
19 teams were selected for innovation awards and 24 for appreciation. Of the 19
awards, 15 awardees in Medical and Biotech innovations category will get
Department of Biotechnology sponsored (BITAC-SRISTI) grant of Rs 15 lakh each
to further their prototypes.
GYTI 2016 was held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday. It
was a competition with over 2,363 innovation entries in 50 technology domains
from 276 institutes from 26 states and two Union Territories.
Awards bagged by IIT- Kharagpur are for medical and biotech
innovations while the appreciations were under the engineering category.