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IIT Kanpur alumnus develops portable & economical oxygen can for quick relief!

Amid the country's battle against the pandemic, the oxygen crisis has unfolded in horrifying ways. In an attempt to amplify the available resources, an IIT Kanpur alumnus has developed a lightweight and portable oxygen can called 'Oxyrise', which can be easily carried, just like a sanitiser. Developed by Dr. Sandip Patil of E-spin Nanotech Private Limited, the small cans have the capacity of storing 10 litres of oxygen, reportedly.

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IIT Kanpur grants special academic relaxations to the UG batch of 2021 amid COVID chaos

In the current mayhem of the COVID-19 situation, the academic senate at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, has awarded several relaxations to undergraduate students. The Director of IIT-K announced that there would be no termination from the UG programs for the 2020-21-II batch based on the academic performance. Additionally, an 18-credit (or two courses) waiver can also be availed by these students, for any course type.

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IIT Kanpur alumnus donates $2.5 million for setting up a new medical school

One of the most prestigious centres of technical education in the country, IIT Kanpur will soon house a dedicated hub for research and education in the field of medicine. As per the latest developments, Mukesh Pant, an alumnus of the institute has materialised an agreement worth $2.5 million with IIT-K for this establishment, reportedly. This amount shall help in the faster execution of projects for the School of Medical Research and Technology (SMRT).

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