Designing a Legacy

A glimpse into the origins and evolution of product design at IISc   In a cotton field in Gujarat, the pickers have a delicate and labour-intensive task before them. That task is now less tiresome than earlier because they are trying out a light-weight, battery-powered device which makes their job faster and easier. These are […]

Making Buildings Energy Efficient: Lessons from the Mechanical Engineering Auditorium

Jaywant Arakeri on how a scientific approach to architectural design can make our buildings greener Inaugurated in 2013, the auditorium in the Mechanical Engineering Department also serves as a classroom. What makes it unique is its design – energy efficient, yet sensitive to human comfort. The driving force behind this initiative was Jaywant Arakeri, Professor, […]