IIT Gandhinagar Research Scholars Awarded for their work

IIT Gandhinagar

The Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) research scholars won SRISTI- Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award 2021 and Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) SITARE-GYTI Appreciation Award 2021 respectively.

Harini Gunda and Dr Chandan Kumar Jha have got accolades for their work.

Harini Gunda is a Phd student (Chemical Engineering) at IIT Gandhinagar and Dr Chandan Kumar Jha is a PHD completed student who is currently postdoctoral fellow in electrical engineering.

On receiving the award, Harini Gunda said, “It is a great honour and privilege for me to receive the prestigious SRISTI-GYTI Award 2021. I am thankful to IITGN for providing the world-class research environment and especially thankful to my advisor for giving me the freedom and support to explore out of the box. Developing energy-efficient fuels for both defence and space applications is the need of the hour to meet our nation’s targets and be among the top space-faring nations.”

Dr Chandan Kumar Jha said, “I feel humbled and honoured to receive this award for my work. I would like to thank the BIRAC SITARE-GYTI Award committee, my mentors and my team at IITGN for extending all the support and guidance throughout the development of this system. With our innovation, we wish to bring a change in the lives of stroke patients.”

Gunda received the award for developing ‘Novel Boron Nano-additives for Improving the Performance of Solid Propellants’ and Dr Chandan has received the award for developing ‘An Intelligent Hand Rehabilitation and Assessment System for Stroke Patients’.

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