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The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, has announced that the 12th edition of Open House will be held on April 23, where around 500 research projects and 80 demo projects will be presented with an expected participation of more than 4,000 school children.
Around 20 innovative projects with a "high societal impact" will be showcased at the event such as a hip protective device, Liquefied Petroleum Gas cylinder cap remover, environment-friendly bio-fertiliser, diagram books for blind students, a system of better drainage systems in Delhi to name a few.
"The idea of IIT Open House is to identify projects where a new product or technology is created with high societal impact," V. We (IIT Delhi) probably need to connect more to the society and we need to be working on technologies which have societal relevance. We are going to connect with agricultural and healthcare institutions and would like to work on multi-disciplinary projects offering societal benefits," said an official of IIIT Delhi.
The demo research and posters will be evaluated by an internal team of IIT Delhi. The open house will include sessions such as 3D Vision and Holograms by Professor Joby Joseph.
The exhibition is open and free for the public from 10 a.m. and the demonstration will be carried on till 2 p.m. The laboratories, however, will stay open for visitors till 4 p.m.