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.


Innovation in Cost-effective Energy Research at IIT Indore

Today, our nation is facing the vital challenges of rejuvenating our economy, strengthening our energy security, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Solid-state lighting (SSL) in terms of meeting cost-effective and environment- friendly white light emissions is an emerging technology with the potential to address all three of these challenges. SSL will mean greener homes and businesses that use substantially less electricity, making them less dependent on fossil fuels. Amongst other SSLs, blue light emitting diodes (LEDs) based on ZnO materials are critically significant in terms of realizing white luminescence with the highest luminous efficacy and color rendering index, while rendering the cost/efficiency value reduced substantially.


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Water Systems Management for a Changing Climate

In many regions of the world, population growth, and highly variable and a changing climate are increasing the likelihood of major water supply deficits. Under such non-stationarity, the present operational policies have been shown to struggle in managing water reservoirs. Most of the multi-purpose reservoirs do not explicitly use weather forecasts in their operational policies, despite their potential to improve service provisions significantly. This is particularly true for facilities that provide flood protection and water supply, since the potential flood damages are often too severe to accept the risk of inaccurate forecasts. What happens most of the time in such services is that operators must maintain empty storage capacity to mitigate flood risk, even if the system is currently in drought.


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