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 : Discipline of Electrical Engineering

Photodetectors are an integral part of optoelectronics devices owing to their wide applications in the field of optical sensors, satellite communication, spectroscopic techniques, biomedical imaging and other strategic areas of applications. Among these solar blind detectors are gaining attention from the scientific community worldwide owing to their potential applications in the missile communications and outer space applications. A variety of wide band gap materials have been reported in the literature in the past. However researchers at MNRG have recently reported solution processed CuO thin films for solar blind photo-detection utilizing the direct transition in these materials, which has been demonstrated for the first time in literature.


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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS : Humanities and Social Sciences

As Indian cities see their urban areas growing, it challenges the urban planners to ensure basic infrastructural needs and public services provisioning on a sustainable and equitable basis. Access to basic amenities like water, electricity, food, drainage, sewerage, solid waste disposal, healthcare and transportation are instrumental to smooth functioning of urban sprawl happening across India. Indore, like several other rapidly growing cities in India, faces the problem of ever-changing land use, emerging high-rise buildings and walled-townships along with growing informal settlements across the metropolitan area.


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