Battula Kalyana Chakravarthy

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Faculty at IDC

Professor, IDC, IIT Bombay

DE 414 - Innovation by Design
DE 415 - Understanding Design
DE 122 - Design Studio II - Problem Analysis
DE 402 - Introduction to Design - Case Studies
DE 205 - Creative Thinking Process and Methods
DE 331 - Design, Technology and Innovation

Specific areas of work:
Teaching, Research and Practice in the following areas:

- New Product Innovation
- Product Styling and Perception, Creativity
- Design Strategy
- Humanising Technology
- Collaborative Innovation Methodology
- Form & Aesthetics
- Creativity & Idea Generation
- Innovation Methodology
- User Centered Design

Selected Projects and Initiatives:

Open Design School
Hand Cranked Filter integrated Water Bottle for CRPF Jawans
Collapsible helmet for for Two Wheeler Riders
Helmet for Anti-Riot Police
Ladies Helmet
Kids Helmet
Palkhi for Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Katra, Jammu
Light-weight Palkhi for Heritage Sites
Seat Prop for Plice Stick
Design of Domestic Arsenic Removal Water Filter
Low Cost Vein Tracer for blood extraction
Heritage lighting using LEDs to preserve ambience
Portable Patient Chair for Dental Camp
Drumstick Harvester
Water Cart For Hilly Terrain
Elevated Balloon-Kite Hybrid System
Maintenance Free Letterbox for India Post
Postman Bag for India Post
Hand Stamp for Post
Postal Trolley for India Post
Stamp Cancellation Machine
Natural Convection Solar Dryer
Soil moisture sensor
Frugal Harvesting Tools Sorghum
Army Stretcher for mountain regions with narrow pathways
Climate Responsive Building Facade
Increasing life of Jaipur foot by innovative screws
Serial innovations in Petrol pump
Nano-Cardiac Diagnostic kit
Nanotechnology based Explosive Detection
Design Innovation Center
Multi - Use Innovation Studio




Contact details:

Industrial Design Centre,
Indian Institute of technology,
Powai, Mumbai 400076



A 16 Hill side IIT Campus
Powai, Mumbai 400076


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"the concscious designer: about B.K.Chakravarthy Industrial design Innovations"
- The Design Digest

B K Chakravarthy can't look at things around him without getting ideas for making them work better and easier to use.
-The sunday metropolise


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