Delhi: IIT ‘open house’ to showcase 500 projects

One of the main projects this year is the ‘Preparation of Master Plan of Drainage for NCT of Delhi’. The project — to formulate a master drainage plan for the city by 2021 — was given to IIT by the Delhi government.

Written by Shikha Sharma | Delhi | Published: April 23, 2016 1:44:39 am

From a device to protect the elderly from accidents to a project on smart campuses, a session on 3D printing and holograms to a detailed drainage master plan for the capital, the 12th edition of ‘Open House’ at IIT-Delhi will see students display more than 500 projects this year.

The projects will be open for public viewing Saturday at the IIT campus from 10 am. Over 80 demo projects and 500 research projects will be on display at the Open House, while 4,000 school students are expected to visit the event.

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Professor Josemon Jacob from IIT Delhi said, “Like every year, IIT-Delhi is also set to open its gates to science and technology enthusiasts and showcase the best of research and innovation that was undertaken in the last one year. The idea is to inspire and motivate everyone, especially the young, to get to know more about science.”

One of the main projects this year is the ‘Preparation of Master Plan of Drainage for NCT of Delhi’. The project — to formulate a master drainage plan for the city by 2021 — was given to IIT by the Delhi government.

The team, lead by A K Gosain, studied the existing natural drainage system, urban storm and waste water systems and evaluated their water-carrying capacities. According to the team, the first draft of the plan was submitted in February and the project is expected to be completed by the end of this year. The ‘Open House’ is free for public. While demonstrations will close by 2 pm, the laboratory will be open for visitors till 4 pm.

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