Some Salient Sponsored Research & Educational Projects

ICT Centre of Excellence on Tactile Graphics; Funding Agency: DeitY; Project Investigator: M. Balakrishnan; Co-Project Investigator: P.V.M. Rao.

Affordable Refreshable Braille Displays Based on Shape Memory Actuation; Funding Agency: Wellcome Trust, UK; Project Investigator: M. Balakrishnan; Co-Project Investigator: P.V.M. Rao.

Inclusive Innovation Course and Program; Funding Agency: Omidyar Network; Project Investigator: Ambuj Sagar; Co-Project Investigator: P.V.M. Rao.

Boeing University Relationship Programme on Aeromodelling; Funding Agency: Boeing Company; Project Investigator: P.V.M. Rao; Co-Project Investigators: Amit Gupta and Supreet Singh Bahga.

Development of a Low-Cost Electronics Refreshable Braille Display for the Visually Impaired; Funding Agency: Department of Science & Technology; Project Investigator: P.V.M. Rao; Co-Project Investigator: M Balakrishnan.

Design and development of an assistive device for public bus access for the visually impaired; Funding Agency: Department of Science & Technology; Project Investigator: M. Balakrishnan; Co-Project Investigator: P.V.M. Rao.

Development of Smart Cane - An affordable knee-above obstacle detection and warning system for the visually impaired; Funding Agency: Wellcome Trust, United Kingdom; Project Investigator: M. Balakrishnan; Co-Project Investigators: P.V.M. Rao and Kolin Paul. (Industrial Partner: Phoenix Medical Systems, Chennai; NGO Partner: Saksham Trust, New Delhi)

Designing optimized production equipment and manufacturing systems for lean manufacturing - India and Germany (LeanDI); Funding Agency: Department of Science & Technology (DST), International Division, Government of India; Project Investigator: P V M Rao;  Co-Project Investigators: T.K. KundraArun Kanda, S.G. Deshmukh, S.V. Modak and M.S. Kulkarni. (International Partner: Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)

Tool Deflection Compensation in Peripheral Milling of Curved Geometries; Funding Agency: Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India; Project Investigator: P V M Rao; Co-Project Investigators: Naresh Bhatnagar and D. Ravi Kumar.

Establishment of IIT Delhi Innovation Center; Funding Agency: 86 Batch of IIT Delhi Alumni; P.V.M. Rao: Project Investigator.

Modeling and Simulation Tools for Shape Realizability of Machined Components; Funding Agency: Department of information Technology & BHEL; Project Investigator: P V M Rao; Co-Project Investigator: S.K. Saha

Development of Computer Aided Process Planning (CAPP) System for Machined Components; Funding Agency: Department of Information Technology & BHEL; Project Investigator: P V M Rao;  Co-Project Investigator: P. Venkateswara Rao.

Design Automation of Hydraulic Manifolds; Funding Agency: Virtual Engineering Services; Project Investigator: P V M Rao

Examination of Proposed Facilities in Capacity Augmentation Schemes; Funding Agency: BHEL; Project Investigator: P V M Rao;  Co-Project Investigators: D. Ravi Kumar, S. Aravindan and M.S. Kulkarni

Feasibility Study on Establishing Graduate Programs in Multiple Engineering Disciplines; Funding Agency: Ministry of Education, Government of Ethiopia; PI: M Balakrishnan; Co-Project Investigators: S.K. Gupta, B.Bhattacharjee, S. Arun Kumar, B. Bhaumik and P.V.M. Rao

Mathematical modeling, Design & Development of 6 degrees of freedom motion platform; Funding Agency: Government of India; Project Investigator: S K Saha; Co-Project Investigator: P.V.M. Rao

To Provide Consultancy to Ministry of Education, Ethiopian Government in starting M. Tech. Programme in Manufacturing Engineering; Funding Agency: Ministry of Education, Government of Ethiopia; Project Investigator: P V M Rao