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 Highlight from Centre of Astronomy

Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) are known to show presence of powerful jets. These jets are essentially relativistic and collimated beam of plasma that are threaded with magnetic fields. In the figure, 3D image of simulated jet material ejected from that central black hole of AGN is shown (in color) along with toroidally dominated magnetic fields (grey lines). The non-axisymmetric instabilities leading to turbulent features and formation of bow-shaped lobes are evident from the simulations.



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Dr. Abhijeet Joshi’s TheraSens Laboratory

TheraSens Lab is working in the domains of biomedical engineering and pharmaceutical sciences. In a recent research report published in Nature Scientific Reports the group along with a research group at IIT Bombay has developed and tested a Fluorescein-iso-thiocyanate-dextran (FD)/FD-Urease encapsulated alginate micro-carriers as single/ratiometric fluorophore based fluorescent biosensors for detecting pH and urea in urine samples. Layer-by-layer self-assembly of polyallyl amine hydrochloride (PAH) and polystyrene sulfonate (PSS) in conjunction with Tris(bipyridine)ruthenium(II) chloride (RuBpy) over FD/FD-Urease loaded alginate microspheres aids in developing ratiometric sensors for pH and urea. FD and RuBpy function as indicator and reference fluorophores, respectively.



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Research Archive