Research & Development

IIT Indore envisages the process of convergence of traditional disciplines as the key to accomplish the previously unimaginable. With this foresight, IIT Indore has been promoting multi-disciplinary research programme, focusing on basic and applied research, technology development and innovation. It is this vision that has helped the institute to do very well in all spheres of science, engineering and humanities and social sciences.


A core competency of IIT Indore is research driven academic programme as it forms a core component of the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. At IIT Indore, we have consciously promulgated the idea of involving undergraduate students in forefront research projects. This led to the initiation of a formal undergraduate research scheme entitled, "Promotion of Research and Innovation for Undergraduate Students".

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Research at IIT Indore has been recognized at international level with active participation in several key international projects and several joint collaborations with research organizations in Japan, South Korea, Russian Federation, Portugal, France, Germany, USA, and many other countries. The institute has been successful in securing 82 externally sponsored research projects worth over Rs. 22 Crores.


IIT Indore recognizes that encouraging entrepreneurship for technology development, economic and social stability is need of the hour. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IEDC) at IIT Indore was started with the same vision. IIT Indore students are in the process of having their own start-ups thus applying innovation into practicality for the benefit of all. In the coming years, IIT Indore will develop into a world class centre for higher academic and industrial research and innovation.


Research Highlights from Discipline of Electrical Engineering

Wireless communication is one of the most successful technologies shaping our daily lives. Since the invention of wireless communication systems, it has become an essential part of our daily life. Apart from text and voice communication services, today with the evolution and development of technology, it is being used for several other applications such as online gaming, video conferencing, online TV and many more. These modern applications require a large amount of data traffic over wireless channel. Moreover, the number of wireless users has also increased enormously over the past decade. The fast growing data needs within limited resources motivated researchers to develop new technologies for future generation (5G) wireless systems.



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Research Highlights from Dr. Ruchi Sharma’s Research Group

In light of the introduction of product patent regime in India to comply with TRIPs agreement, we evaluate the impact of patenting by pharmaceutical firms on its’ monopoly power. We find that foreign firms are involved in extensive patenting of both products and processes in India though R&D conducted in the host country is minimal and in some cases declining as well [Figure 1 and Table 1]. Such firms in case of patented drugs are charging high price, are not manufacturing these drugs in India and are mostly importing them. We also find that both product and process patents have positive and significant impact on the monopoly power of foreign firms. Evidently, India has to be prepared for high drug prices in future under new product patent regime.



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