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Jaipur's Mridul Agarwal creates history by scoring the highest-ever percentile in JEE Advanced!

Jaipur's 18-year-old Mridul Agarwal, who appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE) Advanced from the IIT Delhi zone, is the all-India topper this year. Bringing laurels to the Pink City, Mridul has created a history by getting 96%, the highest-ever percentile in the examination. Moreover, over 30 students from the city have qualified for this entrance examination this year.

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IIT Bombay, QIMR & Agilent Tech develop method to screen severity of COVID patients

Researchers at IIT Bombay and Australia's QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, with the support of Agilent Technologies, have formulated a quick screening method to gauge the expected severity of COVID-infected citizens. This process will differentiate patients based on their probability of experiencing severe or mild symptoms. With an accuracy of 85% in the pilot study of COVID sufferers, this test could be used to triage patients at the hotspots of the deadly virus, in the future.

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IIT Bombay to soon roll out a mandatory course in gender equality

In a bid to create awareness around gender sensitivity in the campus and make it a comfortable space for all, the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay has introduced a mandatory 'Gender Awareness Course'. This obligatory, zero-credit course will be offered to students at all levels, for the first time in the institute's history of 63 years. It is also the first IIT that has included a course like this.

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IIT Bombay Professor builds 'Tapestry' to aid pandemic management in India

In 2009, when swine flu was gripping parts of the world, Manoj Gopalkrishnan ideated pool testing of samples that would increase the speed and widen the scale of virus testing. However, 11 years later, his idea has found form as this IIT Bombay professor has successfully developed an economical and efficient COVID testing tool- Tapestry. This conception shall greatly aid pandemic management in India in a manner that utilises indigenous technology and ideas.

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IIT Bombay's AI-based real-time monitoring interface to track activities across Mumbai​

Providing an enhanced alternative to catch traffic defaulters and COVID protocol violators, IIT Bombay has developed an inventive real-time monitoring platform called Surakshavyuh. Supplementing this, artificial intelligence-based Jigyasa interface will help in quick and efficient face and text search. Reportedly, the director of IIT-B informed that the project got materialised with the associative efforts of the institute's National Central of Excellence in Technology and their industrial partner SrivisifAI Technologies.

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