IIT Madras

  • 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...
  • From IIT-M, nano-scale device to detect big explosives August 28, 2012

    Chennai: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, (IIT-M) have developed a novel device that can visually detect even a single molecule of TNT used in the making of powerful explosives. Apart from national security, this ultra-sensitive and highly selective detection method will have applications in early identification of...
  • IIT-M: From liberal campus to island of exclusivity August 28, 2012

    Coimbatore: Incidents during the past week at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras) have left me bewildered and worried. Not because a photographer colleague was assaulted on the campus but more so the way the institute’s administration is mishandling the development. As someone who loved following the highs and...
  • Chennai: IIT not to withdraw plaint against lensman August 27, 2012

    Chennai: There seems to be no end to the flip-flops on part of the IIT-Madras management. While on Saturday they had clearly stated to media representatives in front of senior police officers that they would ensure withdrawal of the false complaint filed against The New Indian Express photographer Albin Mathew,...
  • Hyderabad: IIT grad quits job to visit Kargil July 27, 2012

    Hyderabad: The government doesn’t celebrate Kargil Vijay Diwas but people do. And, among such citizens are two city youngsters Vednath Arya and his cousin Om Aditya. Ved, a graduate from IIT Madras in Biotech, had in fact quit his job in Chennai to go on a journey to Kargil and...
  • IIT-M shows backward mindset on SC/ST quota June 28, 2012

    Chennai: IIT-Madras on Wednesday admitted it had ignored government norms on reservation in faculty recruitment and agreed to fill up the backlog in vacancies for OBC, SC and ST staff, during a hearing here by the National Commission for Scheduled Castes. According to E Muralidharan, an alumnus of IIT-M on whose...
  • 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...
  • TWTW: Cyrus' take on Mamata Banerjee and the cartoon row April 22, 2012

    Cyrus Broacha also talks about the Agni-V missile test fire and IIT Madras' attempts at curbing sexual harassment on campus. ...
  • IIT-M student kills self over love failure April 9, 2012

    Chennai: A second-year civil engineering student of IIT-Madras (IIT-M) committed suicide by hanging himself inside the campus hostel room in Guindy on Sunday. Police said a vexatious love affair could have been the reason behind the extreme step taken by the youth. It was around 9.45 am and Kuldeep Yadav of...
  • IIT-M student from UP commits suicide April 9, 2012

    Chennai: A 19-year-old student of IIT Madras allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his hostel room on Monday, police said. Kuldeep Yadav, hailing from Uttar Pradesh, was a second year civil engineering student. Other students in the hostel noticed that Yadav's room had remained closed since morning. On suspicion,...
  • TN: 'Moral policing' upsets IIT-M hostellers April 6, 2012

    Madurai: A cross-section of hostellers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras has locked horns with wardens and administrators over restrictions imposed on 'Hostel Night' celebrations. While upset students have dubbed the move 'moral policing', faculty members claim they are only imposing reasonable restrictions. The Hostel Night celebrations are an annual ritual...
  • Chennaiites run for underprivileged children January 9, 2012

    CHENNAI: Around 400 people participated in the first leg of a dawn-to-dusk run at the IIT-Madras campus on Sunday morning. The 12-hour run was held to mark 50 years of Round Table India and to raise funds for its project that aims to increase underprivileged children’s accessibility to education. The...
  • Indian-American is America's top science official October 19, 2010

    Washington: IIT Madras alumnus, Subra Suresh, has been sworn in as the director of America's National Science Foundation (NSF), the top US science body with a $7.4 billion budget to support scientific institutions. "We are very grateful to have Subra taking this new task," said President Barack Obama at the White...
  • Student from Madras zone tops IIT-JEE 2010 October 2, 2010

    New Delhi: A total of 13,104 candidates on Wednesday cleared the prestigious IIT-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) 2010 with Anumula Jithendar Reddy from Madras zone topping the test. These students will be eligible for admission in 15 IITs, ISM Dhanbad and IT-BHU. There are 9,509 seats in these institutions. Over 4.5...
  • New York impressed, buys IIT students' business plan January 10, 2010

    A team from IIT Madras has won a global business plan competition launched by New York City. It is a plan to store and distribute energy through remote sites across New York City's five boroughs. They'll get a $20,000 cash prize, free office space in Manhattan and help to build...
  • 3 IIT students expelled for 'misbehaviour' with juniors August 26, 2009

    Chennai: Three students of the IIT-Madras here have been expelled from the hostel for a year for alleged "misbehaviour" with their juniors. The action last week followed after an enquiry by authorities found the complaint of misbehaviour to be true, college authorities said. The three were asked to leave the Alakananda...
  • UPA woos young voters with Rs 500 laptop February 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Just ahead of elections the United Progressive Alliance is showering sops. It is trying to attract young voters by promising a a laptop for just Rs 500which will be on display at Tirupati on Tuesday. The UPA Government is launching the cheapest laptop ever seen priced at Rs 500...
  • Watch: IIT-Madras draws roadmap for India's future October 21, 2008

    Golden Jubliee Conclave of IIT-Madras is brought exclusively by CNN-IBN. It is an institute which has produced some of the best brains in the country and now they have to discuss Emergent India: the road ahead this conclave. From politicians to people from corporate world, everyone joined the discussion at...
  • Special recognition: IIT-M lauds handicapped students July 26, 2008

    Chennai: Naresh Karuturi and Chandrasekar are the heroes of IIT-Madras. The kind of lives that both these recently-graduated engineers have lived is a strong reminder to all that life is not only about shattered dreams and unattainable ambitions. Naresh was just seven years old when he was confined to a...