Location and Culture:
The small city of Mandi, India is a community of 60,000 located in the northwestern foothills of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh. The area surrounding the Indian Institute of Technology: Mandi balances wildlife with facilities, providing access to hiking, bird-watching, and plenty of outdoor recreation. Average temperatures in April range from 51°F to 82°F.
Past students at the Mandi, India Project Center have:
- Proposed safer traffic patterns to alleviate traffic congestion in Mandi
- Designed a mechanical harvester and made other suggestions and innovations to benefit small-scale tea production
- Explored and implemented alternative day lighting technologies for village homes in Mandi