IIT DELHI

  • IIT Delhi students turn down $125,000 offers for domestic firms December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Domestic offers seem to be gaining traction among some IIT Delhi students, who have turned down international offers with over $125,000 per annum packages to work within the home country. As per details of the annual placement drive shared by the premier engineering institute, the first six days of...
  • Chetan Bhagat: My books are not classics, but they're not of the read-and-throw variety; they fall in the middle - they connect, have an impact November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: India's biggest-selling author in English is often dismissed as persona non grata by literary critics, but that doesn't faze Chetan Bhagat. Ten years on as a professional writer, the banker-turned-author says he is better prepared to face criticism. "I can dispassionately talk about it. It cannot bother me enough to...
  • Arvind Kejriwal's daughter to enter politics, with AAP student wing in IIT Delhi September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal's daughter Harshita has decided to make her foray into politics by joining the party's student wing the Chhaatra Yuva Sangharsha Samiti (CYSS), which was launched on Saturday. The daughter of the former Delhi Chief Minister will launch and expand CYSS in IIT Delhi, where...
  • Owing to lack of tickets, more than 150 city buses off the roads in Agra August 15, 2014

    As the country celebrated another Independence Day, the freedom of movement for ordinary Agra residents has been drastically curtailed. More than 150 city buses are off the roads due to lack of tickets. The ticket printing machines are out of order and the fresh lot of tickets would take four to...
  • John Kerry visits IIT Delhi, walks out impressed with students July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: "Very exciting" and "excellent" were the words used by US Secretary of State John Kerry as he visited two laboratories at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology on Thursday and interacted with the students. Kerry, who is here for the 5th IndoUS Strategic Dialogue, took time out of his...
  • 17 Indian universities in Asia's top 300 but much room for improvement May 13, 2014

    A discreet toast, perhaps, but hold the fireworks and confetti. In the latest edition of the reputed Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings for Asia, an unprecedented 17 Indian universities and institutions of higher learning from India figure in the top 300. However, only seven of these have made it to...
  • No Indian varsity in top10 of Asian ranking list; IITD at No. 38 May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: No Indian university features among the top 10 varsities in Asia in the latest QS university rankings with IIT Delhi securing the best standing for an Indian institution at the 38th position on the list. In all, 10 Indian institutions have found a place in the rankings, which was...
  • IIT student's death case: Court quashes closure report, orders probe April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A court on Tuesday quashed a closure report filed by Delhi Police in the case of first year student of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, who allegedly committed suicide in 2011. Rejecting the report, Metropolitan Magistrate Aakash Jain said there have been serious gaps and lacunae in...
  • Four IIT students on their way to celebrate placements die in an accident March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Four IIT-Delhi students have died and two others suffered injuries in a fatal accident on Sunday morning. The incident took place near Jaisalmer, when the Innova in which they were travelling, overturned. All the four students were final year students. They were on a road trip to Rajasthan...
  • Fire breaks out at IIT-Delhi campus, no casualties reported February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A small fire broke out at the Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi campus on Monday morning. Six fire tenders were rushed to the location to douse the blaze. The fire broke out inside a room on the the third floor of a building. The room was unoccupied. "We...
  • AAP's Somnath Bharti, lawyercum activist with IIT degree December 28, 2013

    A lawyerturned activist with an IIT degree to boot, Somanth Bharti breached a Congress bastion by wresting power from threetime sitting MLA and highprofile former Delhi minister Kiran Walia from crucial Malviya Nagar constituency in South Delhi. Among the several giant killers that the nascent party threw in Delhi elections, Bharti...
  • IITDelhi signs MoU with Bihar Bridge Corporation for traffic models November 28, 2013

    IITDelhi on Thursday entered into an agreement with the Bihar State Bridge Corporation for use of high speed traffic models in Patna to decongest the city's main roads of heavy vehicular density. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on Thursdaybetween the Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) of IITDelhi...
  • IITDelhi accepts percentile based common test August 3, 2012

    New Delhi: IITDelhi on Friday accepted the common entrance test for admission to the undergraduate programme for 2013 based on percentile ranking and retain the existing eligibility condition for students who passed their board examination in 2012. IITDelhi senate, which met in New Delhi on Friday to discuss the IIT council...
  • IITians join Anna's crusade against corruption July 29, 2012

    Around 50 IITians from Kanpur and Delhi joined Anna Hazare as he began his fast at the Jantar Mantar on Sunday. ...
  • IITian posts obscene pictures of IITK girl July 8, 2012

    Hyderabad: A 22yearold B Tech student from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)Delhi was arrested in Hyderabad by the cyber crime wing of the CID for allegedly posting obscene photographs of a girl from IITKanpur on a public blog. The cyber police seized a mobile phone and a computer from the...
  • Compromise formula worked out for IIT exam June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The IITs and the HRD Ministry have agreed to a compromise formula over the joint entrance test row. IIT Faculty Federation member, Professor SK Das told CNNIBN they have proposed that top 20 per cent students of each board and advanced exam marks will be qualifying standard for preparing...
  • IITs, Govt likely to agree on a compromise formula June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: After weeks of uncertainty, the IIT admission row could be resolved on Wednesday. The IIT Council members will meet HRD ministry officials on Wednesday to try and resolve the issue. Two alternatives are on the table: Letting only the top 20 percentile of each board appear for the...
  • Exam Row: Sibal will meet the IIT directors on June 27 June 26, 2012

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Kapil Sibal will meet IIT directors tomorrow to resolve the common entrance exam row as the government proposal is being resisted by some of the IITs. Sibal will chair the meeting of the IIT council, the highest decision making body of these elite institutes comprising IIT directors...
  • IIT directors meet, discuss compromise formula June 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Ahead of next week's meeting called by the government on the single entrance exam row, IIT directors on Saturday discussed a compromise formula which include a proposal to take top 2030 students based on percentile ranking of respective boards for preparing the merit list. Indications are that the percentile...
  • Centre convenes special meeting of IIT Council June 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has called a special meeting of the IIT Council next week to address the concerns of students after IIT Delhi and Kanpur rejected the proposed single entrance test. According to sources in the HRD Ministry, the special meeting has been convened on June 27 after the developments...
  • Sibal to meet IIT Council on new JEE format June 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday called a special meeting of IIT Council on June 27 to discuss the impasse over the new entrance exam format. In a press release, Sibal said, "The uncertainty faced by the student community, consequent to the resolutions of the...
  • IIT Delhi rejects govt's plan, to conduct own test June 21, 2012

    New Delhi: IIT Delhi on Thursday rejected government's single entrance test proposal and decided to conduct separate test. Officials said that the IIT Delhi will conduct the exam in association with the IIT Kanpur. The IIT Senate took the decision in this regard on Thursday evening. HRD Minister Kapil Sibal had told...
  • IIT Delhi may move court after Senate meet June 20, 2012

    IIT Delhi Senate member Prof Sanjiv Sanghi said on Wednesday they they can move the court against the new common entrance test format after Thursday's meeting. Sanghi said the new test format is a big blow to their autonomy. ...
  • India, US announce eight educational partnerships June 13, 2012

    Washington: In a milestone in the educational partnership between India and the United States, eight institutional partnership projects, four each led by either country, were announced for the first ObamaSingh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative awards. The goal of the initiative is to further strengthen, through faculty exchanges, joint research, and other...
  • 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...
  • 'IIT Delhi to set up extension campus in Sonipat' June 11, 2012

    Sonepat: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday announced that IIT Delhi would set up its extension campus at the Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Sonepat. The Chief Minister said his government would provide 50 acres of land at the RGEC in Sonepat for setting up the campus. Addressing a...
  • IIT Delhi too defies Sibal, may have own entrance June 10, 2012

    New Delhi: After Kanpur, now IIT Delhi has raised questions on the proposed joint entrance exam for the IITs and all centrallyaided engineering colleges. The Delhi Senate may oppose the entrance exam proposal. IIT Kanpur has already taken on Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, rejecting his proposal. IIT Kanpur has said...
  • 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,...
  • IITKanpur rejects common test, to have own exam June 8, 2012

    Kanpur: Rejecting Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal's 'onenation onetest' proposal, IITKanpur on Friday decided to conduct its own entrance exam from 2013. This decision was taken at a meeting of the institute's 210member senate. Terming it as a very important development, IITDelhi alumni president Somnath Bharti said "other...