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.


Water soluble two-photon fluorescent organic probes for long-term imaging of lysosomes in live cells and tumor spheroids

The morphological alteration of lysosome is a powerful indicator of various pathological disorders. In this regards, we have designed and synthesized a new water soluble fluorescent Schiff-base ligand (L-lyso) containing two hydroxyl groups. L-lyso exhibits excellent two-photon properties with tracking of lysosomes in live cells as well as 3D tumor spheroids. Further, it can label lysosomes for more than 3 days. Thus, L-lyso has an edge over commercially available expensive LysoTracker probes and also over other reported probes in terms of its long-term imaging, water solubility and facile synthesis. For complete Article Click here. Recently, covered by Free Press Journal Click here


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Research Highlight from Humanities & Social Sciences

The research group on Innovation Studies focuses on issues related to R&D, patenting, technological progress, patent policy and economic growth. Recently, we have studied the impact of technological specialization on the export performance of countries including developing and developed. We use patenting data to measure the technological specialization of countries in different fields by calculating revealed technology advantage (RTA) index and revealed patent advantage (RPA) index. Figures 1 and 2 depict the RTA index in different fields of technology for selected developing and developed countries respectively. Evidently, the index value is less than 1 for developing countries and greater than 1 for most of the developed countries, affirming the technological leadership of such countries.


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