IITs

  • IIT, IIM, NIT, Central University to be set up in Andhra Pradesh: Smriti Irani 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Premier institutes such as IIT, an IIM, a NIT, a central university and a petroleum university would be set up in Andhra Pradesh as envisaged in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday said. Steps would also be taken to set up an Indian...
  • Budget 2014: Arun Jaitley proposes 5 new IITs, 5 new IIMs, 4 new AIIMS July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major boost to the education sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday proposed setting up of five new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). He also proposed setting up of 12 new medical colleges. Jaitley has proposed the setting up of...
  • Expertise from IITs to be utilised for cleaning Ganga: Uma Bharti July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti on Monday said expertise from premier IITs would be utilised for cleaning river Ganga, which would completed at the shortest period. "We will be using various technologies for rejuvenation of river Ganga. We will be utilising the services of IIT experts and...
  • If I were FM, I would allocate more funds for the education sector July 1, 2014

    If I were the Finance Minister, I would like to allocate more funds for the education sector and open up more government institutions like IIT and IIM and secondly I would like to create more opportunities in the employment sector for the youth. ...
  • After cracking IIT-Jee, poor students now struggle for counselling fee June 22, 2014

    For students from underprivileged families, who studied at Super 30 and cracked the IIT-JEE advance examination this year, the next hurdle is to arrange Rs.60,000 as counselling fee, following which they will be admitted to a college. Three days after the sons and daughters of a cobbler, daily wage labourers, vendors,...
  • 6 IITs, AMU, JNU, Panjab University in top 100 Asia varsities June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Ten institutes from the country have made it to the top 100 in the Times Higher Education Asia University Ranking this year, with Punjab University at the 32nd place. It had only three universities among the top 100 last year, but thanks to the Indian academy's growing engagement with...
  • 14-year-old from Bihar cracks IIT-JEE June 20, 2014

    A 14-year-old from Bihar's Rohtas district has cracked this year's prestigious IIT-JEE. Shivanand, the son of a farmer, passed his class 12 exam this year with 93.4 percent, and got special permission to sit for the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), the results of which were declared on Thursday...
  • Children of cobbler, labourers crack IIT exam with help from Super 30 June 20, 2014

    The sons and daughters of a cobbler, daily wage labourers and a landless farmer, among others, have cracked the highly-competitive IIT-JEE exam this year thanks to a free coaching centre for underprivileged students in Bihar. Wards of poorest of the poor comprise 27 of the 30 students of the Super 30...
  • IIT-JEE results: Only five girls make it to top 100 June 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Results of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE advanced) were announced on Thursday with only five girls making it to the top 100 qualifying students. Girls formed only 11 per cent of the total qualifying students, JEE in-charge and IIT Kharagpur professor MK Panigrahi said. ...
  • IIT-JEE results declared, Rajasthan's Chitraang Murdia the topper June 19, 2014

    Kolkata: The much awaited IIT-JEE (Advanced) results were declared on Thursday. As many as 1.19 lakh students had attended the joint entrance examination to make their way to 16 premier engineering colleges. Chitraang Murdia of Rajasthan has topped the exam by securing 334 out of a total of 360 marks....
  • IIT-JEE 2014 results to be declared today June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The much awaited IIT-JEE results will be declared on Thursday. As many as 1.19 lakh students have attended the joint entrance examination to make their way to 16 premier engineering colleges. Of the 1.19 lakh aspirants, only 23,000 are female applicants. The JEE was held on May 25, 2014. Students...
  • 17-year-old enters Limca Book of Records for mathematical prowess June 18, 2014

    A seventeen-year-old youth from a village in Madhya Pradesh has entered the Limca Book of Records by solving complex mathematical sums correctly in a very short time. Rishabh Kaneria, who recently passed his 12th std examination, told reporters here that he set a record by solving ten arithmetical sums which involved...
  • Aim for the top, says President Pranab Mukherjee June 15, 2014

    Pune: Observing that India had been a leader in higher education for 1,500 years from third century BC, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday wondered "why cannot we occupy our rightful place in the comity rpt comity of nations". "India was the leader in higher education from third century BC, from...
  • Now, French filmmaker to make documentary on Anand Kumar's 'Super 30' June 13, 2014

    A French filmmaker has landed here to make a documentary on Anand Kumar, the founder of the Super 30 free coaching centre that nurtures talent from underpriveleged families and mentors them to crack the prestigious IIT-JEE - the joint entrance examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology. Award winning filmmaker Pascal...
  • UPSC Civil Services Exams 2013: Meet the topper Gaurav Agrawal who hails from Jaipur June 12, 2014

    For the first time in four years, a male candidate has topped the prestigious Civil Services Examination 2013, results of which were declared on Thursday. Gaurav Agrawal has got the first rank in the exam with Economics as his optional subject. He holds Bachelor of Technology (Computer Science) degree from Indian...
  • 'Super 30' fame Anand Kumar seeks six chances for IITs like UPSC June 2, 2014

    Mathematician Anand Kumar on Monday urged the union government to give six chances in joint entrance examination for IITs as it is in the case of civil services examination. This would provide a level-playing field for candidates appearing for the IIT entrance examinations, he said in a letter to Union HRD...
  • Sons of gas vendor, generator operator top class 12 board exam May 28, 2014

    Sons of a gas vendor and a contractual generator operator in Bihar have topped the state board Class 12 examination in science and commerce. Both are from the rural background with their families struggling to eke out a living. The result was announced Tuesday evening. Ravish Kumar, 17, who topped in Bihar...
  • 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...
  • ‘Chai’ cafe chain offers over 25 varieties of customised tea May 12, 2014

    Chaayos, a chai-café chain offering more than 25 varieties of tea customised in over 12,000 ways, has launched two new outlets in Noida. Dedicated to their motto ‘Experiments with Chai’, Chaayos provides fresh and gourmet, customisable tea to their customers. Founded by IIT Bombay graduate Nitin Saluja and IIT Delhi graduate Raghav...
  • State government to extend all help to Indian School of Mines: Hemant Soren May 10, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday said the state government would extend all possible help to expand the Indian School of Mines (ISM) in Dhanbad. "The state government will help in all possible ways to expand the institution which brought pride to Jharkhand," Soren said in Dhanbad. Addressing the 36th convocation...
  • 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...
  • CBSE's JEE main paper results declared May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The results are out for the Joint Entrance Examinations mains paper conducted by the CBSE. Based on these results, candidates will be eligible for appearing in JEE advanced paper. The scores in these exams are the admission criteria to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs. The result can...
  • IIT Guwahati only Indian college in the top 100 global varsity rankings May 1, 2014

    London: The prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati has taken India into the world's top 100 university rankings for the first time with an entry at number 87. IIT Guwahati is the only Indian educational institute in the 2014 league table of '100 Under 50' institutions released by the 'Times...
  • 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...
  • 14 lakh engineering aspirants take JEE (Main) exam April 6, 2014

    About 14 lakh students appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2014, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday. Students who clear the exam will be eligible to take admission in the undergraduate engineering programmes in NITs, IIITs and other centrally funded technical institutes in India. The exam...
  • 90 per cent students get campus placements in IIT-Roorkee April 4, 2014

    Ninety per cent undergraduate students at IIT-Roorkee received campus placement offers this year from globally renowned companies, with the highest international placement offer standing at Rs 73 lakh. As many as 1,047 out of 1,631 students registered at the institute got job offers from global giants like Google and Microsoft through...
  • India's Iron man? IIT Roorkee students develop 'soldier' robots to fight wars April 1, 2014

    Picture this: Robots braving bullets while ferrying weapons and ammunition to soldiers on the battle front. Or, a robotic arm resembling the human variety that can work in hazardous areas like blast furnaces. Students at IIT-Roorkee are swotting to turn these ideas into reality. At the leafy Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee...
  • West Bengal: IIT Kharagpur student commits suicide March 31, 2014

    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 of...
  • 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...