Dr RA Mashelkar’s address to students at the GYTI 2014 Awards
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Dr RA Mashelkar’s address to students at the GYTI 2014 Awards

Look at Yerwada jail in Pune, which has about 3600 inmates. They have to make around 10000 chapathis or rotis for lunch and the same number for dinner. They apparently had a dough-making machine. A convicted inmate was very innovative, saw the process in practice then and he was not happy: Machine wasn’t working well, it was not mixing dough well and quality of rotis was not good. With his innovation, the quality and speed improved. You know, I used to talk so much about the importance of Indians patenting their inventions, that people used to refer to me as ‘patentkar’, rather than as ‘Mashelkar’. This had been known to these inmates also. So they went to the Superintendent and said some Mashelkar talks about patenting, whenever we have a new idea. So we wnt to patent this. Can we take a patent on this?’ I am told that a pune patent attorney Mr Ponkshe, who is no more, helped them! A jail inmate innovating, can one imagine! Continue reading

SRISTI’s GYTI Awards: Saree cutting machine to facilitate mat making on handlooms
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SRISTI’s GYTI Awards: Saree cutting machine to facilitate mat making on handlooms

Student Team : Alap Kshirsagar ,Abhijit Patil, Vikalp Jambhulkar Supervisor Name: Prof. Suhas Joshi University: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay College Name: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay The team has automated the manual cutting old sarees into ribbons for weaving mats on handlooms.  The prototype machine developed by the team has three assemblies: the saree … Continue reading

SRISTI’s GYTI Awards: A renewable energy based stand‐alone 1‐phase AC generator
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SRISTI’s GYTI Awards: A renewable energy based stand‐alone 1‐phase AC generator

Student Team : Sandeep Vuddanti Supervisor Name: Prof. S.S. Murthy & Prof. Bhim Singh College Name: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi Bioenergy, Pico-hydro energy  and wind energy are important renewable energy sources suitable for small off-grid power applications in rural or remote areas  and have much potential in India. Domestic/commercial consumers often need a single-phase … Continue reading

SRISTI’s GYTI Awards: Snippets memory aid for people with disability
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SRISTI’s GYTI Awards: Snippets memory aid for people with disability

Student Team : Devender Goyal, Aditi Srinivasan(Bangalore), Nirali Savla(Mumbai) Supervisor Name: Kshitij Marwah ( MIT- Media Labs) University: IIIT-Hyderabad College Name: IIIT-Hyderabad As we age, our brain starts to slowly lose our capacity for memorising things. When seniors have other debilitating neurological disorders or diseases such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, the function of memory may … Continue reading