IIT-Kharagpur wins laurels at innovation awards

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KOLKATA: IIT-Kharagpur has outperformed 276 institutes from across the country which participated in the Gandhian Young Technology Innovation (GYTI) awards in Delhi by bagging maximum number of laurels.

"After four rounds of evaluation, 19 teams have been 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," an IIT release said.

Held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday, GYTI 2016 was a pan-India competition with over 2,363 innovation entries in 50 technology domains from 276 institutes from 26 states and two Union Territories.

All awards IIT Kharagpur bagged are medical and biotech innovations while the appreciations were under the engineering category.