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FRP Exhibition

An exhibition consisting of FRP products that were made at the FRP Centre for various clients

Equipment , Campus Facilities , Academic Facilities

Seen in the image: FRP Microwave Antenna (1.2 m) fabricated at the FRP Centre, FRP lampshades and FRP Contraction Cones among other FRP products. A couple of examples of the FRP Centre’s clients are Plastics and Fibres Inc. (a plastic fabrication company in Chennai) and Devi Reinforced Plastic Products.

IIT Madras set up six centres in the year 1973. The Composite Structures (FRP) Research Centre, also known as the Fibre Reinforced Plastics (FRP) Centre, was one of them. The Centre was officially opened in March 1974 and it aimed at co-ordinating and utilising its expertise and resources to advance the special areas of technology that was of national importance. It also aimed at providing technical advice and leadership to the FRP industry in the country. The key objectives of the Centre and services offered included: Research and development of raw materials and composites, process design and development, mould design and development, process machinery design and fabrication, testing and quality control services, graduate and post-graduate teaching and a lot more

Gourishankar Collection
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C. Gourishankar (1926-2002). A geologist by qualification, Gourishankar started his career as a photographer after working for many years with the Geological Survey of India. In everything that he did, Gourishankar strove to achieve flawlessness and impeccable quality. Thus his photography too was characterised by this drive for perfection. Every photograph that Gourishankar took was meticulously planned and shot and printed with diligence and patience. Gourishankar carried out most of the official photography at IIT Madras in the 1960s.
11 January 1977