IIT Kharagpur

  • West Bengal: IIT Kharagpur student commits suicide 31-03-2014 10:12 AM

    Midnapore: An M.Tech student of Chemical Engineering at IIT Kharagpur was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his hostel room, the police said on Monday. The fourth year student, Lokesh Kumar Goyel (22), was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his room at Radhakrishnan Hall last night, SDPO...
  • IIT Kharagpur student uploads woman's nude pictures on internet, police probe on 14-02-2014 05:36 PM

    An IIT student allegedly uploaded nude photographs of a woman on internet, the police said on Friday. 18-year-old Surajit Kumar Jain, a second year Electronics and Communications student from Bilaspur, uploaded nude pictures of a woman, who is a teacher in the same district on internet last month, the police...
  • IIT Kharagpur sets record, more than 1,000 students get jobs 01-01-2014 05:44 PM

    IIT Kharagpur has set a record among all IITs with more than a thousand of its students securing cushy jobs in the first phase of campus placements, officials said on Wednesday. Around 1,010 students of the Kharagpur campus accepted job offers in the first round of placements which ended in...
  • Arvind Kejriwal is second IITian to become Chief Minister 28-12-2013 02:41 PM

    Arvind Kejriwal is only the second Chief Minister to be an IITian after his Goa counterpart Manohar Parrikar and joins a select group of ministers like Ajit Singh and Jairam Ramesh whose alma mater is the crown jewel of the country's higher education. A product of Indian Institute of Technology(IIT)...
  • Ex-IITian pledges $ 1 million for IIT Kharagpur 15-12-2013 08:14 AM

    Washington: An eminent Indian-American entrepreneur and a IIT Kharagpur passout has pledged $ 1 million for setting up a Center for Petroleum Engineering at her alma mater. Ruma Acharya-Deysarkar worked for Getty Oil and Texaco and Baker Hughes in Oil and Gas Industry in Houston. She founded Grounded Technology and...
  • IIT-Kharagpur plans to offer courses in medicine 28-07-2013 01:49 PM

    Kharagpur: The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur is considering a tie-up with leading bio-medical research institutes abroad as part of its plans to offer medical programmes without changing the IIT Act, its director said on Saturday. "Medical graduates coming out of the proposed medical school, who will take up different streams...
  • IIT-Kgp revokes suspension of whistleblower professor 01-05-2013 04:57 PM

    New Delhi: IIT Kharagpur, has revoked the suspension of whistleblower Professor Rajeev Kumar who had exposed flaws in JEE and other irregularities in the institute. The action came after a probe report by a one-member inquiry committee which went into the charges levelled against him, which was accepted by the...
  • Pranab on 4-day visit to West Bengal from Friday 14-09-2012 07:00 AM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will be on a four-day visit to West Bengal from Friday where he is scheduled to attend various programmes including the culmination of IIT-Kharagpur's diamond jubilee celebrations. Incidentally, it will be Mukherjee's first visit to West Bengal, his home state, after assuming office. "On September...
  • Compromise formula worked out for IIT exam 27-06-2012 02:10 PM

    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...
  • IITs vs Govt: Students suffering the most 11-06-2012 06:40 PM

    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...
  • IIT single entrance exam: Systems need change, not just exams

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The single entrance exam proposed has created quite a stir. The students are not too comfortable with it, the parents are disillusioned by it and...

  • IITs split over joint entrance test, to meet PM 11-06-2012 01:30 PM

    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...
  • Divide in IIT Kharagpur over entrance exam 11-06-2012 07:40 AM

    New Delhi: Differences have begun to emerge among the IITs over HRD Minister Kapil Sibal's proposal for the entrance exam procedure. The Director of IIT Kharagpur, Damodar Acharya, is the first to go against the wave of opposition, endorsing Sibal's idea. This has upset the institute's senate, which is to...
  • IITian arrested for sending threat mail to PM 11-06-2012 12:08 AM

    Ranchi: An Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) engineer has been arrested for sending a threat mail to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P. Chidambaram, police said on Sunday. Anurag Kashyap was arrested on Saturday from Hazaribagh district in Jharkhand. "Anurag has been arrested for sending a threat mail,...
  • IIT Kharagpur rejects new format, backs IIT Kanpur 10-06-2012 03:20 PM

    New Delhi: The faculty of IIT Kharagpur have rejected the proposed format for a Common Entrance Test into IITs and centrally aided engineering colleges. "IITs have become what they are because they have been allowed to function independently, and set appropriate standards in carrying out their academic responsibilities. The IIT...
  • Are IITs divided over new entrance test format? 09-06-2012 11:26 PM

    New Delhi: The IITs appeared to be divided on Saturday over HRD ministry's 'one-nation one-test' proposal with the prestigious engineering institutions at Guwahati and Kharagpur opposing IIT-Kanpur's decision to conduct its own entrance exam from next year and backed the Centre's move. IIT-Delhi, meanwhile, is being pushed by its Alumni...
  • IIT directors hold post despite indictment by CBI 05-10-2011 08:33 AM

    New Delhi: Directors of two IITs, Kharagpur and Patna, are holding their offices despite a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) indictment against them. The directors concerned are Damodar Acharya of IIT-Kharagpur and A K Bhowmick of IIT-Patna. In 2008, the CBI had recommended a penalty against Bhowmick while Acharya was...
  • IIT Kharagpur student backs Anna, refuses degree 22-08-2011 02:36 PM

    Kharagpur: Anna Hazare's protest has cast a shadow over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to IIT Kharagpur. One student has refused to accept his degree from Singh while another will wear a Anna cap at the convocation where the Prime Minister is the chief guest. Shashi Shekhar, a civil engineering...
  • IIT-Kharagpur student goes missing in Ranchi 18-07-2011 04:32 PM

    Ranchi: A B Tech final year student of IIT-Kharagpur has gone missing here since the last two days, police said on Monday. In a complaint, the missing Mikhail Muduli's father, Iswar Chandra Muduli, said his son came to his friend's house in Ranchi on July 15, stayed there for two...
  • Short of faculty, IITs may hire foreign teachers 08-09-2010 04:24 PM

    New Delhi: Facing a massive shortage of well-qualified teachers, the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) have mooted a proposal for hiring foreign nationals as permanent faculty members. With one-third teaching positions lying vacant, the proposal as a solution to meet the unprecedented staff crunch is expected to be deliberated...
  • IIT Kharagpur alumnus murdered in USA 30-06-2010 09:50 AM

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  • IIT admissions faulty, deserving students fail: Prof 18-06-2008 08:31 AM

    New Delhi: When Mohinder Amamrnath became the national selector last year, it was believed that he would take over the reins of a chief selector from Kris Srikkanth in October 2012. Srikkanth and other selectors Narendra Hirwani, Surendra Bhave and Raja Venkat will complete their four years term as national...
  • Why IIT-Kharagpur is geek paradise 14-06-2007 08:54 AM

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