Alumni Day Invitation

Posted on  12-12-2017

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CPDM Alumni win Red Dot Design Award!

Posted on  09-11-2017

Red Dot is the most prestigious of design awards in the world, and this year marks the first Red Dot Award by CPDM Alumni. Winners of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017 were honoured at the Singapore awarding ceremony. Companies, design studios, research institutions and designers from 58 countries entered their latest product concepts in the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017, a record of 4,724 entries. 20 experts from all over the world convened and assessed each idea in an adjudication process lasting several days, with the selected concepts finally being awarded in Singapore. Only concepts with the highest design quality won over the jury and were awarded the sought-after Red Dot.   Anup Chander                          and Govind Sharma                              - both passouts from the 2015 and 2016 batch of CPDM were winners of the award for their novel design of 'diverter' flip-flop that prevents splashing of dirt in use.

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Distinguished Lecture by Prof.Maarten S

Posted on  26-10-2017

HIGH Precision Surgical Robotics Prof.Dr.Ir. Maarten Steinbuch Professor- Eindhoven University of Technology CEO of Medical Robotic Technologies Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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Gowdham Prabhakar wins best paper award

Posted on  20-07-2017

Gowdham Prabhakar, PhD research scholar of I3D Laboratory at CPDM won Best paper award in IEEE International Conference on " Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Tehnologies (ICICICT 2017)" held at Vimal Jyothi Engineering College, Kannur. He presented his work on "Evaluation of Laser Pointer as a Pointing Device in Automotive" under guidance of Dr. Pradipta Biswas.

This paper proposes a new interaction device using a Laser pointer which does not require drivers to physically touch a display.

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ReimagineWaste 2 is Here

Posted on  13-07-2017

Smart Cities need Smart Streets. Street vendors are essential spice in the life of a city. Calling upon Engineers, Designers, Entrepreneurs & Street Food Lovers to come and build innovative solutions to bring Dignity, Empowerment and Better Livelihoods of our Street Vendors. Ensure best Quality and Hygiene at Zero Waste. Over 1L worth prizes to be won. Register now at

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Distinguished Lecture by Erik Lerdahl

Posted on  03-01-2017

In his presentation professor Lerdahl will talk about different creative approaches to the development of new solutions. He will present the Creative Solving Methodology(CSM) that he has developed over the years, that is inspired by Creative Problem Solving(CPS) approach. He teaches this methodology to all his students in interior design and graphic design, and has used it for many industrial cases, through the extensive use of designed workshops. For design driven projects, the methodology is more user and vision driven, using visions as framework for the design process. He will also present a methodology for the development of radical future scenarios, using extreme drivers as basis for the development.

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Best Paper Award ICCICCT-2016

Posted on  19-12-2016

Authors:Gowdham Prabhakar, Rajesh J, Pradipta Biswas
Abstract:In the era of modern computing, the means of interacting with the machine demands the user to feed the input commands through efficient ways. Since the time of introduction of Graphical User Interfaces (GUI), technologies to interact with the machine has been mostly confined to only one input device namely mouse. Even though there are several techniques for input modalities coming up in this area of research, the demand for the most comfortable way of UX design always persist in the realm of HCI.

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Next Editor-in-Chief of AI EDAM

Posted on  03-10-2016

Prof. Amaresh Chakrabarti, Chairman, CPDM, has been selected to be the next Editor-In-Chief of AI EDAM Journal, starting January 1st, 2017. AI EDAM a Cambridge University Press Journal publishes original articles about significant AI theory and applications based on the most up-to-date research in all branches and phases of engineering. This is the first time someone from outside the USA is selected for the position of Editor-in-Chief of AI EDAM.

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New book by CPDM Faculty

Posted on  29-09-2016

Dr. Pradipta Biswas's new book published by Springer Publishing provides a concise study of eye gaze tracking as a direct controller of electronic displays and interfaces inside cars and other vehicles. He explores the prospect of controlling a vehicle's internal system via the drivers' eye gaze and for the vehicles to analyse and respond to a drivers' change in cognitive load too.

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MeDHa '16

Posted on  26-09-2016

The Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing at IISc, jointly with BETiC, IIT-Bombay, is organizing MeDHa - a Medical Devices Hackathon from 3rd-6th November, 2016.
The event is targeted towards working professionals and final year students interested in medical device innovation, and will encompass a four-day intensive workshop involving Define - Design - Develop - Delivery of innovative solutions.
Last date of application for participation is 10th October. More details of the event can seen at

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CPDM Spinout Wins Pretigious Award

Posted on  04-09-2016

We are proud of the great achievement of Sickle Innovations, a spin out of an MDes project from CPDM, that won this year's ISBA Award for being the most innovative start-up of 2016. Will done Sickle Innovations!!

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Distinguished Lecture by Anil Kakodkar

Posted on  21-07-2016

India`s manufacturing sector envisages a potential of around US $ one trillion by the year 2025, accounting for around 25 to 30 percent of national GDP. Thrust to Make in India campaign is thus very important. In addition to setting up appro - priate manufacturing infrastructure and training of human resource with rele - vant skills, it would be necessary to link up the manufacturing activities with ap - propriate knowledge and research domains within the country. This would enable a deeper assimilation of technologies and build the capability to keep the technology rejuvenated as well as innovate further and remain competitive. The lecture would discuss some of the related issues and actions.

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DCODE 2016

Posted on  21-07-2016

Decode (v): to convert (a coded message) into intelligible language DCODE
is inspired from this metaphor, to represent the function that Design
serves in every application. It can also be interpreted as Design Code, a
coming together of design community to interpret and exchange ideas. Report

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SIAM Styling & Design

Posted on  17-05-2016

Theme of the workshop is "Two Wheeler Mobility Solutions"; students interested in attending the two days workshop may approach the below mentioned people. There is NO registration fees to attend the workshop. Separate communication has already been sent to all the design institutes of the country.

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Reimagine Waste

Posted on  21-07-2016

Today`s hyper-developing India is stymied by the growing task of waste management, disposal and education. Government, industry and society are faced with the daunting challenge of rethinking their approach, systems and services associated with waste disposal. Where does the problem begin?
Fact is that the health risks are only increasing impacting everyone and everything. From little schoolchildren to adult waste workers, land to living. It’s time to start the clean up, bottom up.
To bring together disruptive thinkers, tinkerers and innovators to rethink, redesign and reimagine systems,

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