Director Prof. Devang Khakhar conducted the bhoomi puja ceremony for Team Shunya house on February 14, 2018 at IIT Bombay. This unique house will run on solar energy using rooftop solar panels and will not use any electrical energy from the grid. This house would also generate and feed excess energy to the grid on a sunny day. Team Shunya is a group of passionate engineering students of IIT Bombay. SHUNYA stands for 'Sustainable Habitat for an Urbanizing Nation by its Young Aspirants'.
Prof. A.K. Suresh, Deputy Director (Academic and Infrastructural Affairs), Prof. Soumyo Mukherji, Dean (Student Affairs), Prof. P.V. Balaji, Dean (Research and Development), Prof. B.V.S. Vishwanatham, Dean (Infrastructure Planning and Support), Prof. D.B. Phatak, Department of Computer Science and Engineering also graced the occasion.