Gujarat University team working to build non-alcohol sanitiser chamber

Published on April 3, 2020 AHMEDABAD: With the Covid-19 epidemic, the first thing one has to do wherever they go is to sanitize hands with an alcohol-based solution. While the lockdown has resulted in a severe cut in social visits, even for doctors this is painful, with complaints of drying skin. What about a sanitizer … Continue reading Gujarat University team working to build non-alcohol sanitiser chamber

‘India cannot relax its guard; needs to ramp up testing strategy’

Published on April 2, 2020 Chirantan Chatterjee, ICICI Bank Chair Professor at IIM-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is the chairperson of the Centre for Management of Healthcare Services (CMHS) at IIM-A, and is a visiting fellow at Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In conversation with Parth Shastri, Prof Chatterjee said that the current situation is both a bane and … Continue reading ‘India cannot relax its guard; needs to ramp up testing strategy’

‘Treated waste water turns bacteria drug-resistant’

Published on February 29, 2020 AHMEDABAD: “What does not kill you, makes you stronger,” said renowned German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. This ode to resilience ironically applies to micro-organisms which are apparently not even seen by naked eye. A joint study by researchers from India, Sri Lanka and Japan on three wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in … Continue reading ‘Treated waste water turns bacteria drug-resistant’

Oh deer! Gujarat scientist makes DNA repository for quick identification

Published on February 23, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Wildlife crime investigators usually spend days to know if the seized animal products belong to specie protected under the Wildlife Act. A scientist at Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) in Gandhinagar has devised a DNA barcode which can tell if the seized meat, nail, fur, horns etc belong to … Continue reading Oh deer! Gujarat scientist makes DNA repository for quick identification

Slowdown keeps IIM-A grads away from entrepreneurship

Published on February 18, 2020 Ahmedabad: In times of slowdown, IIM-Ahmedabad students are shying away from entrepreneurship. In final placements held for the batch of 2020, only two out of 380-plus students chose to be entrepreneurs. In fact, this is the second consecutive year where the number of students opting out of placement process to … Continue reading Slowdown keeps IIM-A grads away from entrepreneurship

Study: Gujarat among India’s startup incubator champions

Published on March 16, 2020 Ahmedabad: A working paper titled ‘Incubators in India — A Multilevel Study’ by IIM-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) says that the period from 2015 to 2018 recorded a rapid expansion of startup incubators and three states — Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka — set up most of them. The study carried out by IIM-A … Continue reading Study: Gujarat among India’s startup incubator champions