IIT BOMBAY

  • After four days, leopard leaves IIT Bombay July 26, 2014

    Mumbai: A leopard which had strayed into the forestlike campus of IIT Bombay finally left after an almost fourday long sojourn early on Saturday, with the institute students, management and forest officials heaving a sigh of relief, an official said. "After searching the entire premises, the forest department has concluded...
  • Leopard enters IIT Bombay campus July 23, 2014

    Mumbai: A leopard on Wednesday was spotted in the campus of Indian Institute of Technology and the officials claimed that it is still present in the premises. A leopard has been sighted on Wednesday morning in a workshop of Metallurgy department of the IIT. The forest officers have arrived and they...
  • I'm an entertainer, what I said was satirical, says Palash Sen December 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Popular Indian band Euphoria's lead singer Palash Sen has stirred a controversy after he reportedly made a sexist remarks against women during the band's performance at IITBombay on Saturday. Speaking to CNNIBN, Palash said he has been misquoted. "This is not the comment that I made, this is...
  • Palash Sen: She's a girl, if I say anything I'll still end up being branded as sexist December 24, 2013

    Singer Palash Sen, who was accused of making sexist jokes at IITBombay's cultural event recently, said in an interview that his comment was taken out of context. "I can't even believe that somebody can make this into an issue. From what I read in the blog, it was completely taken out...
  • Outrage at singer Palash Sen's sexist 'men are more intelligent than women' joke at IIT event December 23, 2013

    New Delhi: A Facebook and blog post by an IIT Bombay student describing singer Palash Sen's sexist diatribe at the institute's cultural event sparked off a debate on feminism and misogyny and the right to free speech. Sen, who is the lead singer of the popular band Euphoria, with many hit...
  • IITK students bag $210,000 pay package December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Engineering graduates from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have been getting extremely lucrative job offers from MNCs as well as Indian companies despite the poor state of the economy. The number of companies visiting IIT campuses has gone up this year and several graduates have landed jobs...
  • US seeks student exchange programmes; IITB signs MoU with MIT June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The United States on Tuesday stressed on jointly working towards increasing skills of students to face future challenges and said this can be done through exchange programmes and partnerships between India and the US. "We need to make sure that next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs have...
  • Mumbai gets seaplane service, cost tantamount to cab fare May 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Life may get a little simpler for Mumbai's millions after a fresh transport option a seaplane that will complete a twohour road journey in 7 minutes which will cost Rs 750 equivalent to the cab fare for the same distance. Operated by a private operator Maritime Energy Heli...
  • Govt must accept the blame for Aakash tablet: Ivor Soans April 4, 2013

    The muchtouted Aakash tablet project has been plagued by massive production delays, technical and delivery hitches. There have been complaints about its low memory, frequent system freezes and lowquality display and sound. So is this another of those showcase government projects gone wrong? joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on...
  • Aakash's fate uncertain, govt says 'failure' in production March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The fate of the much touted lowcost computing device Aakash looks uncertain with the government on Friday conceding that there has been a "failure" in its production. Concerned over the tardy progress, the HRD Ministry has written to IIT Bombay (the executing body) to ensure the vendor (Datawind)...
  • Aakash 2 supply to IIT Bombay started; launch in Oct: Datawind September 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Maker of low cost Aakash tablet, Datawind, today said it has started supplying the new version of the tablet to IIT Bombay and it is likely to be launched in October. "Supplies are on to IIT Bombay. In the next few weeks, it should...
  • Obama names IIT Bombay graduate to key post September 1, 2012

    Washington: President Barack Obama has appointed Romesh Wadhwani, an Indian American founder of several software and IT companies, on board of trustees of the John F Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts. Announcing his intent to appoint Wadhwani and nine other general trustees of the centre, Obama said, "These dedicated men...
  • India can go back to 9 per cent growth: PM August 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the present slowdown was not "inevitable or irreversible". Addressing Convocation ceremony at IIT Bombay in Mumbai, the Prime Minister said after half a century of zero rate of economic growth, from 1900 to 1950, India managed to register 3.5 per cent growth...
  • IITBombay employee held for molesting student August 13, 2012

    Mumbai: An employee of IIT Bombay, was on Monday arrested for allegedly molesting a 26yearold student at his residence on the campus after offering her a spiked coffee, police said. Savree Vardarajan (57), a senior storekeeper at the institution, allegedly molested the girl at his residence at 7:30 am on Saturday...
  • Mumbai: Did IIT employee drug, rape student? August 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Friends of a student from IITBombay have alleged she was raped by one of the staffers of the prestigious institution on Saturday. Cops, however, claim the 27yearold woman, Anjana Gokhale (name changed) has denied that any such incident occurred and has so far refused to file a case or...
  • IIT Bombay accepts common entrance format July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: IIT Bombay on Wednesday gave its nod to the common entrance for admission to the undergraduate programme from 2013 under a format which will admit students having top 20 percentile of their respective boards. The senate approved the IIT council's resolution regarding admission to the IITs based only on...
  • IITs vs Govt: Students suffering the most June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Even as confusion reigns over the HRD Ministry's proposed common entrance test for all IITs, with some institutions backing it and others opposing it, it is the aspiring engineering students who are suffering the most. Kshitij is one of the lakhs of students every year who dream of joining...
  • IITs split over joint entrance test, to meet PM June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are split over the joint engineering exam for all centralised institutions. While IIT Madras and Guwahati back the government's proposal on the new format, IIT Kanpur and Kharagpur oppose it. The All India IIT Faculty Federation is likely to meet the Prime...
  • More IITs may go against common entrance test June 9, 2012

    New Delhi: IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay are likely to emulate Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur which has decided to hold its own entrance test after rejecting HRD Minister Kapil Sibal's 'one nation, one test' proposal. A member of the IIT Delhi senate, who did not wish to be named,...
  • Homeopathy: Placebo or science? January 9, 2012

    Mumbai: Sceptics and scientists alike say homeopathy is a placebo. However, scientists at IIT Powai have done some groundbreaking research, and plan to release a new study this March. The British Medical Association has passed some serious judgment on homeopathy, liking it to witchcraft and black magic, all placebo and no...
  • IIT Bombay to auction games designed by students July 1, 2011

    Mumbai: For the first time, IIT Bombay will be auctioning games designed by its students for a mass production. The auction has been scheduled for July 7. "Students from Industrial Design Centre (IDC) and Electrical Engineering Department have been designing games which are available for commercial...
  • Mumbai campus first preference of IIT students June 22, 2011

    Kanpur: IIT Bombay is the first choice among students who cleared the IITJEE exam this year, followed by the Delhi campus. According to an IITKanpur release, which conducted the exam this year, most of the students who attended the first counselling session have made Mumbai their first choice followed...
  • IIT B develop a heart defect detection device January 12, 2011

    Mumbai: India will have a 100 million heart patients by the end of the decade. What's worse the Cardiological Society estimates heart defects go undiagnosed in four out of ten cases. But if Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay's innovations are anything to go by, then this lab prototype a...
  • Homeopathy witchcraft or credible science? December 27, 2010

    Mumbai: Just months after the British Medical Association dismissed homeopathy as "witchcraft", researchers at IIT Bombay have done further studies on the subject. For the first time, they have shown the science behind the 200 year old system of medicine. Homeopathy is "witchcraft", "black magic", all placebo and no science a...
  • Records were never my dream: youngest IIT prof July 13, 2010

    Bihar boy Dr Tathagat Avatar Tulsi has become the youngest assistant professor at the prestigious IIT Bombay. The child prodigy had finished high school at the age of nine, earned his BSc degree at 10, and MSc degree at 12 and then received his Doctorate in Quantum Computing from the...
  • Patna boy is youngest professor at IITB July 13, 2010

    Mumbai: Patnaborn child prodigy Dr Tathagat Tulsi has taken up a job as professor at Indian Institute of TechnologyBombay at the age of 22. Tulsi is possibly the youngest Assistant Professor at IIT. He will join the IIT faculty at Powai in Mumbai next week and teach Physics. IIT Bombay sent...
  • Teachers at 2 IITs want pay raise, go on mass leave August 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Hundreds of faculty members of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) Bombay and Roorkee went on mass casual leave on Monday protesting disparities in pay. IIT Delhi professors will go on leave on Tuesday. "The pay hike given by the government is at least 30 per cent less at...
  • Top of the tops: Why IITB scores over other IITs July 2, 2008

    Mumbai: IITBombay is the most favoured destination for the top 100 IITJEE rankers, according to records kept by the JEE committee. Experts say it's the location in the country's financial capital Mumbai and the record placement figures that's kept IITB on top of the "most wanted" list of...
  • IITians build formula car for Detroit auto show March 31, 2008

    Mumbai: The people working in air filters and dampers and accelerator pedals are no ordinary mechanics and the car that they are working on is no ordinary car. A couple of IIT Bombay students decided in June last year to enter an international competition called Formula SAE short for...
  • Farmers hook on to the net to reap a rich harvest December 30, 2007

    Mumbai: IITians are helping farmers find answers to their crop problems. And they do this with SMSes. Standing in the middle of his vineyard with a laptop in hand, 30yearold Sandeep Khode is perhaps the face of the new technosavvy Indian farmer, who gets expert agricultural advice by posting queries...