IIT Delhi showcases cutting-edge research to school students at 16th open house

Around 2,000 school students participated in various educational activities organised as part of the IIT Delhi open house.

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The 16th open house displayed a collection of innovative research and product development projects.The 16th open house displayed a collection of innovative research and product development projects.

Ayushi Bisht | November 4, 2023 | 07:45 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) organised 16th Open House for school students on its campus today, November 4. The event showcased some of the cutting-edge research works by the Institute faculty and students.

Around 2,000 school students from over 40 schools in Delhi-NCR visited IIT Delhi to witness and participate in various educational activities organised as part of the Open House.

The 16th open house displayed a collection of innovative research and product development projects. The researchers showcased around 50 functional demos and 100 research posters highlighting latest technologies.

Seven of the student-led technical clubs of IIT Delhi are- Robotics Club, HyperLoop Club, Axlr8r Formula Racing Club, DevClub, Economics Club, Aeromodelling Club, and BlocSoc too, demonstrated their work at the Open House. The school students also visited around 80 laboratories in various Departments and Centers at the institute.

While addressing the students, Rangan Banerjee, Director, IIT Delhi, said, “The objective of the Open House is to show school students what IIT Delhi is doing in science and technology and showcase our work in the areas that impact the real world. The whole idea of the Open House, where interactive sessions and lectures were also organised, is to encourage school students to make informed decisions about their future”.

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Sunil Jha, Chairman, Open House 2023 said, “Continuing the tradition of the last fifteen years, Open House 2023 provided an insight into path-breaking research work, student projects, and the numerous advanced facilities and laboratories available at IIT Delhi to the school students.”

Some of the key technologies showcased at the 16th open house are-

  • Autoscope
  • Sustainable and affordable homes using agro-residues
  • Multi-user video transmission over LiFi network
  • Scalable wearable pressure sensor to help doctors and specialists analyse gait patterns and postural deformities
  • A way towards optical nanoscopy
  • THz handheld remote detector (THRED)
  • Engineered Microbiome to improve rural environment
  • Novel light-weight soft body armour and hybrid flexible armour
  • Portable robotic device to detect slippery floorings.

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