IIT Delhi

  • 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 top-10 of Asian ranking list; IIT-D 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, lawyer-cum activist with IIT degree December 28, 2013

    A lawyer-turned activist with an IIT degree to boot, Somanth Bharti breached a Congress bastion by wresting power from three-time sitting MLA and high-profile 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...
  • IIT-Delhi signs MoU with Bihar Bridge Corporation for traffic models November 29, 2013

    IIT-Delhi 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 Thursday between the Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) of IIT-Delhi...
  • IIT-Delhi accepts percentile based common test August 3, 2012

    New Delhi: IIT-Delhi 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. IIT-Delhi 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 IIT-K girl July 8, 2012

    Hyderabad: A 22-year-old 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 IIT-Kanpur 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 CNN-IBN 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 20-30 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 Obama-Singh 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 centrally-aided 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,...
  • IIT-Kanpur rejects common test, to have own exam June 9, 2012

    Kanpur: Rejecting Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal's 'one-nation one-test' proposal, IIT-Kanpur on Friday decided to conduct its own entrance exam from 2013. This decision was taken at a meeting of the institute's 210-member senate. Terming it as a very important development, IIT-Delhi alumni president Somnath Bharti said "other...
  • IITs to post answer keys of entrance exam online May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The IITs (Indian institutes of technology) have decided to post on websites the answer keys of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2012 as well as the answer copies of students, in a move which is expected to bring immense benefit to engineering aspirants. According to IIT-Delhi director R K...
  • IIT-Delhi professor tames hydrogen for engines April 24, 2012

    New Delhi: An IIT Professor, who is hoping to us give a clean, green and hopefully inexpensive fuel, has developed an alternative to petrol and diesel. It's a dream Professor L M Das of the Centre for Energy Studies at IIT Delhi nourished for 25 years, using Hydrogen gas as...
  • IIT-Delhi country's top ranked institution March 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi is the country's highest ranking institution in the world with a global rank of 218, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday. Minister of state for HRD D Purandeswari said during Question Hour that as per the Quacquarelli Symonds global system of ranking of higher...
  • IITian powers U'khand village with electricity, employment March 8, 2012

    New Delhi: In the fifth year of CNN-IBN's Real Hero, we get you the story of Yogeshwar Kumar. In the last three decades, Kumar, an IIT engineer, has set up environmentally friendly micro-hydroelectric plants in villages where no gridline passed through. The community-run powerstation not just powers people but also...
  • Mumbai campus first preference of IIT students June 22, 2011

    Kanpur: IIT Bombay is the first choice among students who cleared the IIT-JEE exam this year, followed by the Delhi campus. According to an IIT-Kanpur release, which conducted the exam this year, most of the students who attended the first counselling session have made Mumbai their first choice followed...