IIT Faculty

  • 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...
  • Govt likely to accept some demands of the IIT faculty June 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Giving in to the IIT faculty and alumni, the government is understood to be considering accepting some of their demands like not taking plustwo board results into account for preparing the merit list under a new common entrance system for admission to undegraduate engineering courses. Sources in the...
  • Prime Minister assures on autonomy of IITs June 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday assured members of the All India IIT Faculty Federation (AIIITFF) that the autonomy of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) would remain "intact". Federation members, who include faculty from all IITs, met the prime minister in New Delhi on Friday morning to...
  • IIT faculty seek common entrance test rollback June 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The IIT faculty federation, opposed to the proposed common entrance for admission in IITs and other centrallyfunded technical institutes, on Thursday met senior PMO officials and sought a roll back of the decision. "We are encouraged with the meeting and are hopeful of a positive outcome," secretary of All...
  • IIT faculty to meet PM on common test row June 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Leaders of the All India IIT Faculty Federation (AIIITFF), who are on the warpath over the Centre's 'onenation onetest' proposal for admission in IITs and other centrallyfunded engineering institutes, will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday. "Prime Minster's Office has responded to our request. We will meet PMO...
  • Senate's views discarded by the Govt: IIT Delhi faculty June 12, 2012

    Sanjeev Sanghi, President, Faculty ForumIIT Delhi, says they want the Prime Minister to intervene and have sought an appointment with him. ...
  • IIT faculty upset with Sibal, wants PM to intervene June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Faculty Federation and Alumni Associations of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have accused Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal of disregarding the senates' concerns about the new format. They want the Prime Minister to intervene and are pushing for an appointment with him this Thursday. ...
  • IITs reject Sibal's common entrance test format June 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal's 'One Country One Test' dream seems to be running into legal hurdles. Less than a week after he announced a Joint Entrance Exam for all centrallyfunded engineering colleges including the IITs, the IIT Alumni Association is up in arms and says...
  • IIT faculty flays common entrance test format May 31, 2012

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of government's announcement to hold a common entrance test for undergraduate programmes in IITs under a new format, the Faculty federation of the institutes on Thursday alleged the new pattern would erode the autonomy of the elite institutions. "As far as holding the test is concerned,...
  • 'Save Ganga' activist shifted to AIIMS April 16, 2012

    New Delhi: 'Save Ganga' activist GD Aggarwal, also known as Swamy Gyan Swarup Sanand, has been shifted to AIIMS from Benaras hospital after his condition deteriorated. Swarup Sanand has been on fast for the past 10 days against dams being built on the Ganga. Aggarwal, who is a former IIT...
  • 35 per cent teaching posts in 15 IITs vacant December 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Around 35 per cent of teaching posts are lying vacant in 15 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) with 212 faculty members taking early retirement in the last decade, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday. "Approximately 35 per cent of the teaching posts are presently vacant in 15 IITs......
  • Sibal questions Jairam, defends IIT faculty May 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Union Minister of Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal on Thursday questioned Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh's comment on the quality of the faculty of IIT and IIM. Defending the IIT faculty, Sibal said, "25 per cent of the IIT faculties are the students of IIT. Surely 25 per cent students...
  • IIT faculty to go on hunger strike demanding better pay September 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The faculty at various Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will go on a hunger strike on Thursday despite warnings by the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry. The faculty will be on a hunger strike to press for their demands for a better pay package and greater autonomy. HRD Ministry...