Information Technology Research Academy

Latest Blogs
Popular Posts

Latest Blogs


ITRA-WATER Technology Prototypes

 ITRA-Water (Projects Initiated in 2014)  Institutions Involved   Floodlite: A service to forecast, analyse the effect of, and manage urban floods, and to design water drainage networks.This service will help guard against flash floods, it would prepare manufacturers, real estate companies, insurance companies and other businesses plan their business operations (inventories, etc.), services, material flow, etc., to minimize adverse impact… Read More

ITRA-Mobile Technology Prototypes

   ITRA-Mobile (Projects Initiated in 2014) Institutions Involved  1. SmartWays: A smartphone based system for real time bus information, remote collision detection, and pre-collision vehicle path forensics. This technology aims at improving the transit experience of commuters, starting with public buses. A Smartphone Application will in one click provide commuters real time information about transit route, the core of which includes… Read More


 5th GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON CYBERSPACE 23-24 November, 2017 Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) is a prestigious global event where international leaders, policymakers, industry experts, think tanks, cyber wizards etc gather to deliberate on issues and challenges for optimally using cyber space.  GCCS was launched with a view to establish internationally agreed ‘rules of the road’ for behavior in cyberspace, and create a… Read More

Brainstorming Meeting on Food Security

Brainstorming Meeting on Food Security Venue: CeG Hall, Electronics Niketan, New Delhi Date: Oct 23, 2017 Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm Agenda: View / Download


6th AFI ANNUAL FORUM Action For India’s flagship vehicle to support social entrepreneurs is the AFI Annual Forum, an exclusive invite-only event that brings together 100 leading social innovators along with 100 “influencers” drawn from the realms of impact investment, philanthropy, civil services, technology experts and public policy. Having hosted five earlier editions of the Annual Forum, AFI is gearing up to host… Read More

ICEGOV 2017 conference organised by the e-Governance Division on March 7-9, 2017

ICEGOV 2017 ICEGOV 2017 conference is being organised by the e-Governance Division in New Delhi during March 7-9, 2017 under the umbrella theme, “Building knowledge societies, from Digital GOV to Digital empowerment”. The conference is organised by UNESCO and UN University focuses on the use of technologies to transform relation between government and citizens, business, civil societies and other arms of… Read More

Introduction to Modern Application Development (IMAD) begins on January 23rd, 2017


IMAD (Introduction to Modern Application Development)​ A course brought together jointly by ​IIT Madras​ & ​Hasura What is this all about? ​ Knowing how to build an app is one of the most coveted skills in today’s world – from the perspective of well-paying jobs to starting up your own firm to solving problems around you. IMAD (Introduction to Modern… Read More

Decision Support System (DSS) in Water Resources Management

DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM (DSS) IN WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Dates: July 27, 2016 Duration:  1400 to 1700 hrs Venue: Conference Hall-4 (KIIT Convention Center, Campus-6) Registration last Date:  July 20, 2016 The tutorial will be conducted by experts in the relevant area. Note: Click here to Download the Registration form.

ITRA-Mobile FW July 2016

ITRA Mobile Feedback Meeting (FW2016) Dates: July 21-22, 2016 Venue: IIIT Hyderabad Agenda: Download Here Hosts and Contacts Virtual Assistant Team @ IIIT Hyderabad lead by  Dr Manish Shrivastava

ITRA-Water FW July 2016

ITRA Water Feedback Meeting (FW2016) Dates: July 28-29, 2016 Venue: KIIT University, Bhubaneswar Agenda: TBD Hosts and Contacts IGWL Team @ KIIT University, Bhubaneswar lead by Dr. Bitanjaya Das  Sr. Professor, SCE KIIT University, KIIT Road, Patia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751024 MOB: 9437139839 email:  Click here to download ITRA-Water agenda  

ITRA-HuSim: Full Proposal Development Meeting, Sep 2015

General Information: Date: Sep 19-20, 2015 Venue: IIIT Delhi, New Delhi Agenda: Click Here   The dates when the most PIs can attend are Sep 19-20. Therefore, we have chosen these, Sep 19-20, as the final dates for the workshop, to be held in Delhi. Pl visit this page again in the coming days to have the info about the Venue, Agenda, etc..… Read More

ITRA-Mobile Projects Feedback Meeting: Aug 13-14, 2015

Program Details: Date: Aug 13-14, 2015 Venue: India International Center, New Delhi (Pl click here for directions) Agenda: Click Here ————————————————————————————————————- PS: 1. Click here to Reload form. 2. In case of any other problem, follow the link to fill the form.    

UG & PG Internships

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Research Internships To enlarge the R&D base, ITRA plans to attract deserving undergraduate/master’s students early on, i.e. while they are in the midst of their study programs (2nd year onwards for UGs and 1st year onwards for MS). They will be given an opportunity to be involved in ITRA projects, and thus be exposed to the project’s… Read More


>>> Dr. Siddhartha Kundu, Senior Level Consultant, ITRA-HuSim Email:

Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award Grant

To recognizecross-fertilization achievementsbetween IT institutions and X (domain specific) institutions in a team, leading to major interdisciplinary advances in IT-in-X research projects. The award will have 2 levels – Exemplary and Outstanding. The award will consist of a grant, in the amount of: For Exemplary level: 6 L (i.e., 3 L/institution) For Outstanding level: 3L (i.e., 1.5 L/institution)

Partnership Award Grant

To recognize a particularly important aspect of ITRA architecture – Partnering Institutions (PINs) in a pyralet advancing their quality with the help of their Lead Institution (LIN). It highlights the high level of importance ITRA associates with inter-institutional collaboration. Award worthy work will be assigned one of two levels – Exemplary and Outstanding. The award will consist of a grant,… Read More

Team Achievement Award Grant

To recognizeperformance of an ITRA team with respect to each of the four ITRA quality metrics (Research, Impact on Curriculum, Societal Sensitivity Development and Outreach) The award will be in three categories, each for award worthy performance with respectto the following groupings of ITRA performance metrics: (i) Research, (ii) Curricular Impact, and (iii) Societal Sensitivity Development and Outreach(combined). Award worthy… Read More

Foresight Award Grant

To encourage potential ITRA teams to be ambitious and come up with bold new ideas as a part of planning for ITRA project activities, particularly for addressing India specific problems. Accordingly, ITRA project proposals will be recognized for innovative, out-of-the-box content. The award will consist of a grant in the amount of Rs. 10 L

PhD Dissertation Award

To recognize high quality of PhD thesis of students in ITRA teams, in which the individual contributions made in different parts have high coherence and integrative value.PhD theses will be evaluated for quality and impact and those theses meeting a quality threshold will be given the award. This award will be given annually.The award will consist of a citation and… Read More

PhD Research Awards

To help continuously enhance the quality of PhD research, ITRA will recognize good work done by PhD students annually. The research performance of each student will be evaluated and assigned a performance grade at the end of eachyear, by a panel comprising mainly of technical experts. Awards will be given annually. Award worthy work will be assigned one of two… Read More


Faculty leadership is central to the success of the ITRA projects. Team awards are aimed at recognizing the leadership of PIs, Co-PIs and other senior personnel for the collaborative achievements made by their  teams. There are four types of Team Award Grants: 1. Foresight Award Grant 2. Team Achievement Award Grant 3. Partnership Award Grant 4. Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award Grant… Read More


There are two types of Student Awards: 1. PhD Research Award 2. PhD Dissertation Award General Guidelines 1. All awards are planned to be given at the end of a year, based on the performance during the year, applicable to only the following, one year. 2. The awards will be given to individual Students of ITRA Institutions. 3. The awards… Read More


ITRA projects are fundamentally team oriented. Teamwork needs particularly strong attention in Indian academia and research institutions. The awards below are linked to the performance of the ITRA teams (including student researchers) with respect to the fundamental objectives of ITRA. General Guidelines 1. All awards are planned to be given at the end of a year, based on the performance… Read More

Quarterly Reports

PIs are requested to submitted quarterly report in PDF format. Please download and fill the PDF form and upload it. Instructions: Please rename PDF to <Research Area>-<ProjectName>-<Month of Submission>-<Year of Submission>. For example, for GridSense project submitting report in October 2014, the name of PDF would be Water-GridSense-10-2014.pdf. The reports are not to be signed. On last page, please enter… Read More

Dummy Title

Dummy Content. [latest blogs] [popularposts] [reccomendedposts] [infopopup:phd1]      

Contact Us

Email: For any website related issues For ITRA related queries

Contact | Ag&Food

>>> Dr. A Bandyopadhyay, Senior Consultant, ITRA-Ag&Food abandyo[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Partnership Award Grant

This award will be given to a LIN-PIN pair, for their joint work leading to noteworthy enhancement in the PIN’s quality, or to an entire pyralet, when all the PINs in a pyralet work closely with the LIN to take advantage of their larger combined scale and derive even greater and noteworthy enhancement in the quality of all PINs in… Read More

Team Achievement Award Grant

Those teams with noteworthy performance in the preceding year with respect to the R&D progress metrics will be recognized with this award. The award will carry a monetary component and given as a top-up grant, beyond the grant amount they receive otherwise during the year.

Doordarshi Award

Among the proposals selected for support in a focus area, those having particularly well-presented, out-of-the-box ideas, approaches and plans for their ITRA activities, particularly for addressing India specific problems, will be given Foresight Award. The award will carry a top-up grant, beyond the grant amount they receive otherwise.

PhD Dissertation Award

PhD theses being completed by PhD students in ITRA projects will be evaluated every year. Those theses evaluated as award-worthy will be given a “best thesis award”.

PhD Research Award

This award will be given to those PhD students whose performance during the preceding year is evaluated to be award-worthy. The award will carry a monetary component as well as a ‘citation’.

Contact | ITRA-Mobile

>>>> Senior Consultants / Program Director Prof Sumit Roy, Senior Consultant, ITRA-Mobile Dr. Rajeev Shorey, Senior Consultant, ITRA-Mobile itra[DOT]fa[DOT]mobile[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Contact | ITRA-Water

>>>> Dr. Arun Pande, Senior Level Consultant, ITRA – Water  

Performance of Spectrum Sharing Protocol for Uplink Transmissions in Cellular Communications with Relays

Presented at IEEE VTC Authors: Dileep Kumar Verma, Shankar Prakriya Abstract—In this paper, we consider a cellular communication system with half-duplex regenerative relays, and propose a dynamic spectrum access (DSA)-based protocol for simultaneous uplink transmission in the same frequency band as the downlink transmission. The proposed protocol facilitates better frequency utilization. In this protocol, relay selection is employed for the… Read More

Outage Performance of Dynamic Spectrum Access Systems with Energy Harvesting Transmitters

Presented at IEEE PIMRC Authors: Komal Janghel, Shankar Prakriya Abstract—We consider a two-hop primary network with a multi-antenna primary base-station (PBS) communicating to its distant primary receiver (PR) through a relay, and a secondary network with one of several energy harvesting secondary trans- mitters (STs) communicating to the secondary base-station (SBS). In this paper we propose a novel framework where the… Read More

Energy efficient random access with delay constraints

Presented at Conference: IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), June 29 – July 4, Honolulu, HI, USA Authors: S. Sreekumar, S R B Pillai, B K Dey Abstract—We consider a multiple access system (MAC) with bursty arrivals. The transmissions are grouped into slots and the users are frame-synchronized. At the start of each time slot, variable sized packets independently arrive… Read More

The Oblivious Transfer Capacity of the Wiretapped Binary Erasure Channel

Presented at Conference: IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), June 29 – July 4, Honolulu, HI, USA Authors: M. Mishra, B. K. Dey, V. Prabhakaran, S. Diggavi Abstract—We consider oblivious transfer between Alice and Bob in the presence of an eavesdropper Eve when there is a broadcast channel from Alice to Bob and Eve. In addition to the secrecy constraints… Read More

Writing on a Dirty Paper in the presence of Jamming

Presented at Conference: IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), June 29 – July 4, Honolulu, HI, USA Authors: A. Budkuley, B. K. Dey, V. Prabhakaran Abstract—In this paper, the problem of writing on a dirty paper in the presence of jamming is examined. We consider an AWGN channel with an additive white Gaussian state and an additive adversarial jammer. The… Read More

Correlated Jamming in a Joint Source Channel Communication System

Presented at Conference: IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), June 29 – July 4, Honolulu, HI, USA Authors: A. Budkuley, B. K. Dey, V. Prabhakaran Abstract—We study correlated jamming in joint source- channel communication systems. An i.i.d. source is to be communicated over a memoryless channel in the presence of a correlated jammer with non-causal knowledge of user transmission. This… Read More

NILMTK: An Open Source Toolkit for Non-intrusive Load Monitoring

Presented at Conference: ACM eEnergy, June 11 – 13, Cambridge, UK Authors: Nipun Batra (IIIT Delhi); Jack Kelly (Imperial College, London); Oliver Parson (University of Southampton); Haimonti Dutta (Columbia University); William Knottenbelt (Imperial College, London); Alex Rogers (University of Southampton); Amarjeet Singh (IIIT Delhi); Mani Srivastava (UCLA)


Communication Assisted Road Transportation System

171 PhD Students

[cplw category="53" width="500" height="500" effects="none" posts_to_show="-1" time="1000" sort_by="title" excerpt_length="10" thumb_width="150" thumb_height="150" date_format="F j, Y" display="title" order="asc"]

98 Faculty members

[cplw category="54" width="500" height="500" effects="none" posts_to_show="-1" time="1000" sort_by="title" excerpt_length="10" thumb_width="150" thumb_height="150" date_format="F j, Y" display="title" order="desc"]

Human Sense

Towards context aware sensing, inference and actuation for applications in Energy and Healthcare.

Measurement to Management

Improved Water Use efficiency and Agricultural productivity through Experimental Sensor Network 

Remote Health

A Framework for Healthcare Services using Mobile and Sensor cloud Technologies


Groundwater Irrigation Disease Sensing System


Development of effective Wireless Sensor Network system for water quality and quantity monitoring