IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) in News – Current Affairs 2023

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In today’s competitive world, staying up-to-date with current affairs is essential for success in competitive exams. Keeping that in mind we will discuss another important current affair here. Here we focus on the latest news about IIT (Indian Institutes of Technology)

Why IITs are important?

IITs are renowned institutions of higher education in India. They are known for their excellence in engineering, science, and technology education. IITs are also at the forefront of research and innovation.

IITs are often in the news for their latest inventions and discoveries. For example, IIT researchers have developed new types of solar cells, batteries, water filters, robotic arms, and weather prediction software.

Is it Important for Competitive Exams?

If you are preparing for competitive exams, it is important to stay informed about the latest IIT current affairs. You can do this by following our comprehensive notes on recent innovations and news about IIT.

Often, breakthrough inventions by IITs are frequently asked in competitive exams. For example, recently, IIT Kanpur successfully conducted a test for artificial rain via cloud seeding.

Besides the latest inventions by IITs, we also cover here any news related to IITs, such as any campaign, MoUs of IITs, or any other development in the IIT world.

Let’s get started! check out the following IIT current affairs for 2023 in tabular format.

IIT Current Affairs 2023

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed for the setting up of a campus of IIT Madras in Zanzibar. “The first IIT campus to be set up outside India will be in Zanzibar,” the MEA said.

IIT Current Affairs December 2023

Sl. NoIIT NameRelated News
1IIT MadrasIIT Madras has launched the registration portal for the second phase of the Kashi Tamil Sangamam under the Ministry of Education.
2IIT KharagpurThe Ministry of Education has recently declared the commencement of the fourth phase of the Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN), with IIT Kharagpur serving as the nodal agency.
3IIT MadrasThe Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), in partnership with the Centre for Responsible AI (CeRAI) at IIT Madras, is coordinating a Research Symposium. This symposium is centered around the theme “Responsible AI in Public-Sector Applications.”
4IIT MadrasThe Ministry of Jal Shakti has provided an update on the advancements of the Arsenic and Metal Removal by Indian Technology (AMRIT). The development of AMRIT Technology has been credited to IIT Madras.
5IIT KanpurIndian Navy has signed a Mou with IIT Kanpur to promote innovation and collaborative research and technological development.
6IIT KanpurRecently, Kotak Mahindra Bank has partnered with IIT Kanpur to establish a School of Sustainability.
7IIT GuwahatiIIT Guwahati has developed an indigenous river model, BRAHMA-2D (Braided River Aid: Hydro-Morphological Analyzer)
8IIT KanpurMinistry of Housing and Urban Affairs has launched the Startup Gateway for Garbage Free Cities 2.0, in collaboration with Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) of IIT Kanpur.
9IIT BombayRecently, Reliance Jio has announced a partnership with IIT Bombay for the development of Artificial Intelligence project called “Bharat GPT”

IIT Current Affairs November 2023

Sl. NoIIT NameRelated News
1IIT RoorkeeIndia’s first Telecom Centre of Excellence (CoE) will be established at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee campus in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh
2IIT GandhinagarUnion Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Ministry of Education(MoE) and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship(MSDE) co-chaired the 1st Australia India Education and Skill Council (AIESC) meeting with Australian Ministers- Jason Clare, Education Minister and Brendan O’Connor, Skills & Training Minister at at the Indian Institutes of Technology(IIT) Gandhinagar in Gujarat
3IIT KanpurThe Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, has entered into strategic MoUs with IIT Kanpur, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), and Dassault Aircraft Services India Private Limited (DASI). It aims to equip and empower the youth of Uttar Pradesh with specialized skills tailored for the aerospace and defense sectors. The focus is on preparing a skilled workforce to actively contribute to the growth of the Defence Industrial Corridor in Uttar Pradesh.
4IIT BombayThe Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in Mumbai, Maharashtra, through its National Centre of Excellence in Carbon Capture and Utilization (NCoE-CCU), has innovated an energy-efficient technology for converting Carbon Dioxide (CO2) into carbon monoxide (CO). This process involves the transformation of CO under electro catalytic conditions at ambient temperatures (25-40 °C) in the presence of water
5IIT KanpurIIT Kanpur has established a Center of Excellence (CoE) named “ATMAN (Advanced Technologies for Monitoring Air-quality iNdicators)
5IIT MadrasIndian Institute of Technology Madras became the first IIT to set up an international campus in Tanzania
6IIT BombayIIT Bombay secured the top position in India in the QS Asia University Rankings 2024
7IIT MadrasRecently, the Centre for Research on Start-ups and Risk Financing (CREST) has developed India’s first information platform on incubators and accelerators called “Incubators”. CREST is an initiative of IIT, Madras.
8IIT RoparRecently, IIT Ropar has discovered a rare metal Tantalum in the sands of the Sutlej River in Punjab.
9IIT KanpurSATHEE (Self-Assessment Test and Help for Entrance Exams) platform, recently seen in news, is an initiative by the Ministry of Education in association with IIT Kanpur.

IIT Current Affairs October 2023

Sl. NoIIT NameRelated News
1IIT KanpurMinister of State Dr. Jitendra Singh, from the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, unveiled the new Public Grievance portal, known as Intelligent Grievance Monitoring System (IGMS) 2.0. The development and implementation of this dashboard were carried out by IIT Kanpur
2IIT GuwahatiIIT Guwahati and the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) have entered into a MoU to establish a Common Engineering Facility Center (CEFC) called the “Digital Twin Center for Emerging Automotive Systems” in a Hub and Spoke model.
3IIT KanpurRecently, a MoU has been signed between Pusa Krishi, ICAR- Indian Agricultural Research Institute, and Start-up Incubation & Innovation Centre (SIIC), IIT Kanpur, through which both parties will offer essential support to incubators and start-ups, promoting their development and success.
4IIT MadrasRecently, an indigenous 2KW DC Portable Charger technology was launched, developed by the Centre of Excellence at IIT Madras Research Park
5IIT VaranasiRecently, the Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India, has partnered with IIT Varanasi (BHU) to launch the Dark Patterns Buster Hackathon 2023.
6IIT KanpurRecently, IIT Kanpur has signed a MoU with Airbus to collaborate on the development of education programs in the Indian aerospace sector

IIT Current Affairs September 2023

Sl. NoIIT NameRelated News
1IIT DelhiIndia won the bid to host the 17th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement (ICCC) in 2027 in New Delhi, Delhi. India’s bid was made by the National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCCBM / NCB) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.
2IIT BombayUnited Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and IIT Bombay have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve food security, nutrition, climate resilience, and livelihoods in India.
3IIT MadrasGalaxEye, a space-tech startup incubated at IIT Madras, is building the world’s first multi-sensor earth observation satellite. GalaxEye’s satellite is expected to be launched in 2024 and will be used for a variety of applications, including agriculture, mining, and disaster response.
4IIT KanpurThe IIT Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh has signed a MoU with the ICICI Bank Limited to support the startup ecosystem and provide resources for the Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) at IIT Kanpur.
5IIT JodhpurIIT Jodhpur researchers have developed a Novel Cold-plasma Detergent in Environment ‘CODE’ device for good Indoor Air Quality.
6IIT KanpurIIT Kanpur developed a TTPS (Tactics, Techniques and Procedures) based cybercrime investigation framework to combat cybercrime targeting humans.

IIT Current Affairs August 2023

Sl. NoIIT NameRelated News
1IIT MadrasThe Indian Railways Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications (IRISET) has signed a MoU with IIT Madras to establish the India 5G testbed.
2IIT MadrasThe Digital India RISC-V (DIR-V) Symposium 2023 was organized by IIT Madras
3IIT DelhiWipro has partnered with IIT Delhi’s Yardi School of Artificial Intelligence to launch a center of excellence on Generative Artificial Intelligence.
4IIT MandiRecently Lieutenant General Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon has been appointed as the Chairperson Board of Governor of IIT Mandi
5IIT Bombay IIT Bombay and HSBC have partnered to support innovation-led green hydrogen initiatives.

IIT Current Affairs July 2023

Sl. NoIIT NameRelated News
1IIT MadrasRecently, the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka has signed a MoU with IIT Madras for academic collaboration.
2IIT KharagpurRecently, IIT Kharagpur has partnered with Indian Railways for developing tamper-proof signalling system based on blockchain technology.
3IIT GuwahatiRecently, IIT Guwahati has developed an AI-based framework called “Osteo HRNet”
4IIT DelhiIIT Delhi will open its international campus in Abu Dhabi, UAE
5IIT MadrasRecently, Preeti Aghalayam has been appointed as the director-in-charge of the IIT Madras’ Zanzibar campus, becoming the first-ever woman director of an IIT.

IIT Current Affairs June 2023

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) will open its first-ever overseas campus in Tanzania.

Sl. NoIIT NameRelated News
1 IIT MadrasIIT Madras has partnered with Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH) for creating voice-driven banking solutions
2 IIT Madras According to the recently released National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2023, IIT Madras has secured the first position in the overall category
3IIT, KanpurIndia’s first 100% Dimethyl Ether (DME) fuelled tractor/vehicle has been developed by IIT, Kanpur
4IIT MadrasRecently, Researchers from IIT Madras have developed Alkaline Seawater Electrolyzer to Generate Hydrogen
5IIT Guwahati IIT Guwahati has established the NRL-Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Sustainable Materials Translational Facility on Bioplastics.
6IIT KanpurRecently, IIT Kanpur has successfully conducted a test for artificial rain via cloud-seeding
7IIT BombayIIT Bombay has secured 149th rank in the QS World University Ranking 2024.

IIT Current Affairs May 2023

Sl. NoIIT NameRelated News
1IIT KanpurThe Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) and the Military Engineer Services (MES) Jhansi have agreed to work together to transform Army stations into carbon-neutral campuses.
2IIT MadrasResearchers at IIT Madras developed a machine learning-based computational tool called GBMDriver to identify cancer-causing tumors in the brain and spinal cord.
3IIT MadrasThe Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT Madras) have jointly developed a new sensor technology for underwater communications.
4IIT DelhiRecently, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar has launched the 3rd Semicon India Future Design roadshow 2023 at IIT Delhi.
5IIT MadrasThe team of scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) has pioneered a novel solution to overcome the limitations of traditional flow batteries. They have successfully developed a cutting-edge flow battery called the non-aqueous all-organic redox flow battery (NORFB).
6IIT KanpurIn a recent collaboration between the Uttar Pradesh government and IIT Kanpur, an online rural education program named “Pahal” has been launched. This initiative aims to bring quality education to rural areas by leveraging the power of technology.
7IIT MadrasIIT Madras has recently entered into a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Israel to establish an “India-Israel Center of Water Technology.” This collaboration aims to facilitate the development of advanced water technology solutions through joint research and innovation efforts. Additionally, India and Israel have signed a mobility pact that enables approximately 42,000 Indian workers to work in Israel, specifically in the fields of nursing and construction.

IIT Current Affairs April 2023

Sl. NoIIT NameRelated News
1IIT, BombayThe Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has partnered with IIT Bombay to develop a touchless biometric capture system.
2IIT HyderabadThe largest DRDO Industry Academia Centre of Excellence (DIA-CoE) has been inaugurated in IIT Hyderabad
3IIT MadrasIIT Madras developed an screening device “ARTSENS” for early screening for cardiovascular diseases.
4IIT IndoreIIT Indore has developed a low-cost DSLR camera setup “CL-Flam”
5IIT MadrasIIT Madras will set up its first international campus in Tanzania.
6IIT MadrasUnion Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has inaugurated the National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways and Coasts (NTCWPC) at the IIT Madras – Discovery Campus in Chennai
7IIT BombaySHUNYA team from IIT Bombay has won the second position in the Solar Decathlon Build Challenge held in the US

IIT Current Affairs March 2023

Sl. NoIIT NameRelated News
1IIT MadrasIndian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT Madras) has signed a pact with Denmark for research on next-generation fuels and energy systems
2IIT Kanpur Recently, the Ministry of Education in collaboration with IIT Kanpur has launched a platform, “SATHEE” (Self-Assessment Test and Help for Entrance Exams)
3IIT KanpurRecently, Reliance Life Sciences Pvt Ltd has received a licence from IIT Kanpur for a gene therapy method to treat a variety of genetic eye ailments
4IIT MadrasIIT Madras has developed a three-dimensional paper-based portable device that can detect adulteration of milk in 30 seconds.

IIT Current Affairs February 2023

Sl. NoIIT NameRelated News
1IIT PatnaIIT Patna signed a MoU with Drone Destination to open Bihar’s first government-approved drone training hub in Patna
2IIT MadrasAn allocation of Rs 242 crore for the development of laboratory-grown diamonds in India has been announced to the India Centre for Lab Grown Diamonds (InCent-LGD) a part of IIT Madras
3IIT MadrasIndian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has signed an MoU with IIT Madras to help create a training module for their Indian Human Spaceflight Programme (IHSP)
4IIT RoorkeeThe Central Water Commission (CWC) has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with IIT Roorkes for Development of International Centre of Excellence for Dams (ICED) under the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP)
5IIT MadrasIIT Madras has partnered with General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re) to develop a urine-based tuberculosis diagnosis

IIT Current Affairs January 2023

Sl. NoIIT NameRelated News
1IIT MadrasTuTr Hyperloop and Tata Steel has signed a Memorandum of Agreement at IIT Madras for development of Hyperloop technology
2IIT MadrasIIT Madras has announced the operation of “DRDO Industry Academia – Ramanujan Centre of Excellence”
3IIT (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad, JharkhandHindustan Copper (HCL) has signed a MoU with IIT Dhanbad for technical assistance, guidance, and consultancy.
4IIT KanpurRITES (Rail India Technical and Economic Services) has signed a MoU with IIT Kanpur for exploring opportunities in the areas of sustainability
5IIT Madras IIT Madras developed a open source mobile operating system named as BharOS

IIT-wise Current Affairs

IIT Madras Current Affairs 2023

▪ GalaxEye, a space-tech startup incubated at IIT Madras, is building the world’s first multi-sensor earth observation satellite. It will be used for a variety of applications, including agriculture, mining, and disaster response.

▪ The Indian Railways Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications (IRISET) has signed a MoU with IIT Madras to establish the India 5G testbed.

▪ The Digital India RISC-V (DIR-V) Symposium 2023 was organized by IIT Madras

▪ Recently, the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka has signed a MoU with IIT Madras for academic collaboration.

▪ Recently, Preeti Aghalayam has been appointed as the director-in-charge of the IIT Madras’ Zanzibar campus, becoming the first-ever woman director of an IIT.

▪ IIT Madras has partnered with the Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH) to create voice-driven banking solutions.

▪ According to the recently released National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2023, IIT Madras has secured the first position in the overall category

▪ Recently, Researchers from IIT Madras have developed Alkaline Seawater Electrolyzer to Generate Hydrogen

▪ Researchers at IIT Madras developed a machine learning-based computational tool called GBMDriver to identify cancer-causing tumors in the brain and spinal cord.

▪ The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT Madras) have jointly developed a new sensor technology for underwater communications.

▪ The team of scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) has pioneered a novel solution to overcome the limitations of traditional flow batteries. They have successfully developed a cutting-edge flow battery called the non-aqueous all-organic redox flow battery (NORFB).

▪ IIT Madras has recently entered into a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Israel to establish an “India-Israel Center of Water Technology.” This collaboration aims to facilitate the development of advanced water technology solutions through joint research and innovation efforts.

▪ IIT Madras developed a screening device “ARTSENS” for early screening for cardiovascular diseases.

▪ IIT Madras will set up its first international campus in Tanzania.

▪ Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has inaugurated the National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways and Coasts (NTCWPC) at the IIT Madras – Discovery Campus in Chennai

▪ Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT Madras) has signed a pact with Denmark for research on next-generation fuels and energy systems

▪ IIT Madras has developed a three-dimensional paper-based portable device that can detect adulteration of milk in 30 seconds.

▪ An allocation of Rs 242 crore for the development of laboratory-grown diamonds in India has been announced to the India Centre for Lab-Grown Diamonds (InCent-LGD) a part of IIT Madras

▪ Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has signed an MoU with IIT Madras to help create a training module for their Indian Human Spaceflight Programme (IHSP)

▪ IIT Madras has partnered with the General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re) to develop a urine-based tuberculosis diagnosis.

▪ TuTr Hyperloop and Tata Steel has signed a Memorandum of Agreement at IIT Madras for the development of Hyperloop technology

▪ IIT Madras has announced the operation of “DRDO Industry Academia – Ramanujan Centre of Excellence”

▪ IIT Madras developed an open-source mobile operating system named BharOS.

IIT Kanpur Current Affairs 2023

▪ The IIT Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh Government has signed a MoU with the ICICI Bank Limited to support the startup ecosystem and provide resources for the Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) at IIT Kanpur.

▪ IIT Kanpur developed a TTPS (Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures) based cybercrime investigation framework to combat cybercrime targeting humans.

▪ India’s first 100% Dimethyl Ether (DME) fuelled tractor/vehicle has been developed by IIT, Kanpur

▪ Recently, IIT Kanpur has successfully conducted a test for artificial rain via cloud-seeding

▪ The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) and the Military Engineer Services (MES) Jhansi have agreed to work together to transform Army stations into carbon-neutral campuses.

▪ In a recent collaboration between the Uttar Pradesh government and IIT Kanpur, an online rural education program named “Pahal” has been launched. This initiative aims to bring quality education to rural areas by leveraging the power of technology.

▪ Recently, the Ministry of Education in collaboration with IIT Kanpur has launched a platform, “SATHEE” (Self-Assessment Test and Help for Entrance Exams)

▪ IIT Kanpur Recently, Reliance Life Sciences Pvt Ltd has received a license from IIT Kanpur for a gene therapy method to treat a variety of genetic eye ailments.

▪ RITES (Rail India Technical and Economic Services) has signed a MoU with IIT Kanpur to explore opportunities in the areas of sustainability.

IIT Hyderabad Current Affairs 2022-23

▪ The largest DRDO Industry Academia Centre of Excellence (DIA-CoE) has been inaugurated in IIT Hyderabad.

▪ IIT-Hyderabad has developed an affordable Ultra-High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC) for bridge and other infrastructure applications

▪ Scientists at IIT Hyderabad have developed India’s first 3D-printed artificial cornea.

▪ Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the first-of-its-kind “Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation” facility in IIT Hyderabad.

▪ Recently, Greenco, a renewable energy company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Hyderabad to launch India’s first dedicated school for sustainable science and technology.

▪ Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the first-of-its-kind “Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation” facility in IIT Hyderabad.

▪ Recently, Greenco, a renewable energy company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT Hyderabad to launch India’s first dedicated school for sustainable science and technology.

▪ IIT Hyderabad hosted the first National Symposium on Quantum Enabled Science and Technology (QuEST).

▪ “Jeevan Lite”- a portable, cost-effective ventilator developed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad.

▪ IIT Hyderabad will set up Suzuki Innovation Center on its campus.

IIT Inventions 2023

IIT Madras New Inventions 2022-23

Water Management

  • AquaMAP: A new interdisciplinary water management and policy center known as ‘AquaMAP’ has been developed by IIT Madras.

Microprocessors

  • SHAKTI: IIT Madras developed India’s first indigenous microprocessor named “SHAKTI”.

Medical Devices

  • Kadam: Researchers at IIT Madras developed India’s first indigenously developed polycentric artificial knee called ‘Kadam’.
  • HomoSep: IIT Madras has developed a robot called “HomoSep” that can clean septic tanks without the need for humans.
  • PIVOT: IIT Madras has developed an artificial intelligence-based tool, PIVOT, which can predict cancer-causing genes in an individual.
  • ARTSENS: IIT Madras developed a screening device “ARTSENS” for early screening for cardiovascular diseases.

Sports Analytics

  • Smartboxer: Inspire Institute of Sports (IIS) Bellary has partnered with IIT Madras to develop software for boxing analytics called ‘Smartboxer’.

Renewable Energy

  • Sindhuja-I: IIT Madras has developed and deployed a device “Sindhuja-I”, which can generate electricity using energy from sea waves.
  • Alkaline Water Electrolyser: Recently, Researchers from IIT Madras have developed an Alkaline Seawater Electrolyzer to Generate Hydrogen.
  • NORFB: The team of scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) has pioneered a novel solution to overcome the limitations of traditional flow batteries. They have successfully developed a cutting-edge flow battery called the non-aqueous all-organic redox flow battery (NORFB).

Cancer Research

  • GBMDriver: Researchers at IIT Madras developed a machine learning-based computational tool called GBMDriver to identify cancer-causing tumors in the brain and spinal cord.

Food Safety

  • IIT Madras has developed a three-dimensional paper-based portable device that can detect adulteration of milk in 30 seconds.

Mobile Operating Systems

  • BharOS: IIT Madras developed an open-source mobile operating system named as BharOS.

Recent Inventions from IIT Hyderabad

Construction Materials

  • UHPFRC: IIT-Hyderabad has developed an affordable Ultra-High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC) for bridge and other infrastructure applications.

Medical Devices

  • 3D Cornea: Scientists at IIT Hyderabad have developed India’s first 3D-printed artificial cornea.
  • Jeevan Lite: A portable, cost-effective ventilator developed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad.

Summary

In summary, we’ve got you covered with all the IIT-related current affairs, be it discoveries, innovations, or inventions, ensuring you’re well-prepared for your exams. Stay updated and stay ahead in your competitive journey with the latest IIT news.

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