IIT KANPUR

  • IIT Kanpur students turn down Rs 1-crore package December 4, 2014

    Kanpur: Considerations of professional fulfilment and a desire to pursue higher studies have trumped offers of eight-figure salaries during placements at IIT Kanpur as four students chose to turn down jobs which would have paid them more than Rs 1 crore yearly. It is not everyday that a job-seeker turns down...
  • 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...
  • US university honours IIT graduate for his work in rural development May 6, 2014

    Bangalore: Anil Rajvanshi, a renewable energy pioneer of India, on Saturday was honoured by the University of Florida, one of the leading universities in the US, for his "groundbreaking" work in rural development. Rajvanshi is the first Indian to receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest honour the University of Florida...
  • LS polls: AAP may emerge as third force in MP, says Alok Agarwal February 17, 2014

    Narmada Bachao Aandolan (NBA) leader Alok Agarwal, who has been named as the AAP nominee from Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa constituency for the Lok Sabha election, has said that there is a strong possibility of his party emerging as a "third force" in the state. "Be it the BJP or Congress, both...
  • IITKanpur student commits suicide, second in the past 2 months February 5, 2014

    Kanpur: In yet another incident of suicide, a 21yearold student of the Indian Institute of TechnologyKanpur ended his life on Tuesday night by consuming poison. The deceased, Manjunath, was a third year student of Computer Science and Engineering Department and was afflicted by polio. He hails from Raichur district of...
  • ISRO yet to pick up rover built by IIT Kanpur January 14, 2014

    ISRO had given a project to IIT Kanpur to develop a rover to be launched with ChandrayaanII, which the university's scientists completed in 2010, but the space agency was yet to pick it up and make part payment to the institute, according to its professor. When contacted, an Indian Space Research...
  • Why some IITans are staying away from AAP January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: While the whole country is celebrating the success of one IITan who has swept (figuratively and literally) the nation's imagination, there is another significant group of IITans who are firmly grounded in electoral politics and quietly preparing to field over 100 candidates across several states in 2014 but...
  • Can't keep an eye on all students, says IITKanpur Dean after student's death January 3, 2014

    Following the death of a student of IITKanpur on January one under mysterious circumstances here, a Dean of the premier institute on Friday said the administration "can't keep an eye" on every student. "There are about 6,300 students at IITKanpur. We can't keep an eye on all of them whether they...
  • 19yearold IITKanpur student's body found near railway track January 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A 19yearold student of Indian Institute of TechnologyKanpur was found dead alongside the railway track with head injuries in the wee hours of Wednesday. G Saikumar Reddy, hailing from Prakasham district of Andhra Pradesh, was a second year Materials Science and Engineering student. The autopsy report said that...
  • Over 12 IIT Kanpur students get Rs 1 crore package December 18, 2013

    More than twelve students at theprestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur havebagged a package of Rs 1 crore or more during an ongoingplacement drive. There are dozens of students who have bagged a packagebetween 30 lakh to 75 lakh rupees per annum, head of IITplacement centre Vimal Kumar said on Wednesday.However,...
  • 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...
  • IIT student goes missing after he fails to clears group discussion December 4, 2013

    An IIT student has allegedly gone missing from the campus after he failed to clear a group discussion as part of campus placement process, the police said on Wedensday. Naveen Kumar Jha, a second year student of M Tech, was reported to be missing since Monday by the IIT administration, DSP...
  • Two IITKanpur students bag whopping Rs 1.20 cr salary package through campus placement December 3, 2013

    Two students of Indian Institute of TechnologyKanpur got Rs 1.20 cr package during the ongoing placement drive. The drive was started on Sunday and it would continue till December 22, the IIT sources said. Two students have got the highest package of Rs 1.20 crore per annum from IT giant Oracle....
  • Two IIT Kanpur students get Rs 1.20 crore package December 3, 2013

    Kanpur: Two students of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur got Rs 1.20 crore package during the ongoing placement drive. The drive was started on Sunday and it would continue till December 22, the IIT sources said. Two students have got the highest package of Rs 1.20 crore per annum from IT...
  • Merchants Chamber of UP to take orphans for chopper ride as part of IDay celebrations August 14, 2013

    To mark Independence day celebrations, Merchants Chamber of Uttar Pradesh will take sixty orphan children on a helicopter ride. The children between 5 to 18 years of age will travel in helicopter for about ten minutes. "This initiative aims to provide children from four city orphanages a new experience," Anita Jha, Secretary...
  • Rendezvous with Indian Ocean's Rahul Ram July 25, 2013

    Rahul Ram is superbusy. The fatigue is audible, and you can believe he's on the other side of 50, though the livewire redbandanaed stage persona wouldn't give you that impression. The Delhi upbringing is evident in the hard Rs and the seamless and frequent switches between English and Hindi. We...
  • IIT Kanpur to set up first overseas office in New York December 16, 2012

    Kanpur: IIT Kanpur is all set to open its first overseas office in New York, for which a space has been provided by one of its alumnus. With this office, the prestigious institution hopes to deal with a range of overseas affairs including faculty hiring, fundraising and entering into collaborations...
  • IITKanpur gets Indranil Manna as new director September 13, 2012

    Kanpur: Indranil Manna, renowned educator and a prolific researcher, has been appointed the new director of Indian Institute of TechnologyKanpur (IITK). Manna, who is currently holding the post of the director of Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, has been appointed as director of IITK for a period of five years...
  • 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. ...
  • IIT Kanpur accepts new common entrance pattern July 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The IIT Kanpur on Saturday accepted the new Joint Entrance Exam pattern proposed by the Human Resource Development Ministry, clearing the way to make changes in the reputed examination. Most of the members of the IIT Kanpur senate agreed to the latest prescribed pattern avoiding a confrontation on the...
  • IITKanpur accepts common test as 'interim' measure July 28, 2012

    Kanpur/New Delhi: IITKanpur on Saturday decided to accept the common entrance based on percentile ranking as an "interim" measure only for 2013 and retain the existing eligibility condition for students who passed their board examination in 2012. For 2014 and onwards, it suggested constitution of a senate committee which will study...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Now, track your train on mobile phone June 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Knowing the exact location of a train was never so easy as one can now track it on a mobile phone. A joint team of railways and IITKanpur has developed a technology the realtime train running information system which enables a mobile user to access information...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • No going back on the new IIT entrance test format: Sibal June 20, 2012

    Kapil Sibal said the autonomy of the IITs is not being challenged and if the IIT Council can come up with a better system then he is willing to listen and change the format. ...