IIIT

  • Smriti Irani hails support of political parties in passage of education Bills December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday hailed the support from all the parties in Lok Sabha for the passage of three crucial Bills on education, saying the overall consensus reflected that "rashtraneeti" had prevailed over politics. "We have seen a consensus evolve in Lok Sabha during the passage...
  • IIITAllahabad professor booked for sexually harassing student June 5, 2014

    A faculty member at IIITAllahabad has been booked for allegedly sexually harassing a female student, police said on Thursday. The complainant, an M.Tech (Bioinformatics) student, had lodged a complaint with the IIITA authorities as well as at the Dhoomanjganj police station, accusing her Head of the Department Shiva Prasad of...
  • 14 lakh engineering aspirants take JEE (Main) exam April 6, 2014

    About 14 lakh students appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2014, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday. Students who clear the exam will be eligible to take admission in the undergraduate engineering programmes in NITs, IIITs and other centrally funded technical institutes in India. The exam...
  • Five new IIITs start functioning from this academic session under PPP mode August 23, 2013

    Five new Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) have started functioning from the current academic session. The institutes at Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh, Kota in Rajasthan, Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu, Guwahati and Vadodara have been set up under the PPP mode, said a HRD Ministry statement. This is part of a...
  • Govt approves bill to set up 20 more IIITs August 17, 2012

    New Delhi: A bill, which seeks to give IIITs administrative autonomy and enables setting up of 20 more such institutes, was approved by the government on Friday. The Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Bill, 2012 is set to be introduced during the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament, official sources said. Once...
  • Centre approves IIIT project in Tripura July 3, 2012

    Agartala: The Ministry of Human Resource Development has approved a proposal for setting up an Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) in Tripura. "Though no formal letter has been received by the state government yet, we came to know that the MHRD issued a notification clearing the proposal for establishing the IIIT,...
  • Kapil Sibal skips IITsHRD Ministry meet June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday skipped the meeting with IIT Council to resolve the common entrance exam controversy even as an IIT Faculty Federation member claimed that a compromise formula has been worked out. Sources say Sibal was not present as he wanted to show that the...
  • The old IIT entrance test was for the rich: Sibal June 21, 2012

    Union Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal has made it clear that there is no going back on the new entrance test format for all the engineering institutes including the IITs. In an interview with CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, he defended the new format saying it would help improve...
  • Northeast India's first IIIT coming up in Tripura June 11, 2012

    Agartala: Northeast India's first IIIT (Indian Institute of Information Technology) will be set up in Tripura, a minister said here on June 8. Tripura Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty informed, "Union Human Resource Development and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal informed at a meeting in New Delhi that northeast's first IIIT would...
  • Tripura first state in North East to have IIIT June 8, 2012

    Agartala: Tripura will be the first state in the North East to have an Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty said on Friday. He said that during a recent visit to Delhi, Union HRD and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal had informed him that the North East's...
  • States oppose different yardsticks for IITs June 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Almost all the states on Tuesday opposed the Centre's proposal to allow flexibility to prestigious IITs according to which they can adopt a methodology for selection and admission of students which is different from the same in NITs and IIITs. Led by Bihar, Education Ministers of the states almost...
  • Common test format a breach of trust: IITKanpur June 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Contending that IIT Council's nod to hold the engineering entrance test under a new format is a "breach of trust", IITKanpur faculty federation on Sunday said any new system should not be introduced before 2014. "For students aspiring to appear in JEE 2013, the IIT Council proposal is a...
  • IITs, NITs, IIITs upset with common test, to move HC June 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Strongly opposing the new format for admission to IITs and other central institutes from 2013, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) alumni association have decided to take the Union Human Resource Development(HRD) ministry to court. The association will be moving the Delhi High Court on Monday. In a meeting...
  • Opinion divided on counting class XII marks in IITs May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The opinion over making Class XII results count for IIT entrances has been divided. While career counselors say it will increase stress on students, IITs insist the move will rejuvenate the schooling system. Speaking to CNNIBN Career counselor Zubin Malhotra said, "I am of the opinion that it...
  • Joint engineering test: Will it reduce or put more stress on students? May 28, 2012

    Starting 2013, a joint entrance examination will be held for admission into the central funded engineering institutions such as IITs, NITs and IIITs. ...
  • Class 12 results to count; IITs, NITs to have one JEE May 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Starting 2013, students appearing for the country's most prestigious engineering institutes will face a whole new system class 12 board exam results will be taken into account along with a twotier joint entrance examination. There is mixed reaction to the move so far. While some think this will...
  • News 360: Common twotier test for IITs, NITs, IIITs from 2013 May 28, 2012

    Starting next year, IIT council, NIT and IIIT council will have a single entrance test for engineering colleges which come under the three councils. ...
  • Common test will reduce burden on students: Kapil Sibal May 28, 2012

    However, experts say the move would be unfair to students. ...
  • Common, complicated 2tier test for IITs, NITs and IIITs May 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Starting 2013, a joint entrance examination will be held for admission into the central funded engineering institutions such as IITs, NITs and IIITs. The councils of the IITs, NITs and IIITs on Monday decided to have joint entrance test for engineering colleges that come under these three councils. According to...
  • IIIT: StaffManagement faceoff continues November 12, 2011

    HYDERABAD: The crisis at the three IIITs under the Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, has deepened further as both the striking staff and university authorities have made no progress in breaking the deadlock.As a result, 6,000 students from first and second year of Intermediate who were sent home on...
  • Cabinet nod for setting up 20 IIITs in PPP mode December 7, 2010

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday approved setting up of 20 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) at a cost of Rs 2808.71 crore. The IIITs will be set up on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with the Centre funding 50 per cent of the capital cost, state governments 35 per...
  • 19 engineering college students fined for ragging July 29, 2009

    Allahabad: In a bid to stem ragging, the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad has slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 each on 19 female students for allegedly harassing the first year students. "The action has been taken in view of the Supreme Court's judgement, whereby all centres of higher learning...