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  • Manohar Parrikar questions 75 per cent attendance rule for exams September 21, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that he will take up with the Goa University (GU) officials the issue of 75 per cent compulsory attendance to qualify for appearing in examinations. Parrikar, who was speaking at the Confederation of Indian Industries' (CII) 'Knowledge Connect' project, said current systems...
  • IITs among world's 5 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes: HRD September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are ranked fourth on a list of 50 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes in the world, Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday. The ranking was compiled by PitchBook Data, a USbased private equity and venture capital research firm. Sharing the achievement at...
  • After four days, leopard leaves IIT Bombay July 26, 2014

    Mumbai: A leopard which had strayed into the forestlike campus of IIT Bombay finally left after an almost fourday long sojourn early on Saturday, with the institute students, management and forest officials heaving a sigh of relief, an official said. "After searching the entire premises, the forest department has concluded...
  • 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...
  • After cracking IITJee, poor students now struggle for counselling fee June 22, 2014

    For students from underprivileged families, who studied at Super 30 and cracked the IITJEE 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,...
  • IITJEE results: Only five girls make it to top 100 June 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Results of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Exam (IITJEE 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 incharge and IIT Kharagpur professor MK Panigrahi said. ...
  • IITJEE results declared, Rajasthan's Chitraang Murdia the topper June 19, 2014

    Kolkata: The much awaited IITJEE (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....
  • Abdul Kalam motivates IIT students, calls for bridging ruralurban divide June 6, 2014

    Former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Thursday stressed on bridging ruralurban divide in the world and said fruits of growth must reach every section of society. "Inequality between rural and urban population in the world must be removed.Equal distribution of resources will help in bridging the poorrich divide and it is...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fire breaks out at IIT-Delhi campus, no casualties reported February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A small fire broke out at the Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi campus on Monday morning. Six fire tenders were rushed to the location to douse the blaze. The fire broke out inside a room on the the third floor of a building. The room was unoccupied. "We...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 81yearold IIT professor gives up water to save Ganga river September 22, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh: Environmental engineer and former IIT professor GD Agarwal, continuing his fast unto death to save the Ganga river for the 102nd day on Sunday, has now given up water too, a close aide said. Agarwal, 81, has been on fast in the Matr Sadan Ashram of Haridwar in Uttarakhand....
  • An eye lost, cancer survivor makes it to IIT August 30, 2013

    New Delhi: His resolve is written large on his face. Pankaj Yadav, 18, has made it to the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU)-Varanasi, overcoming his handicap of losing an eye to cancer 13 years ago. In doing so, this cancer survivor has set an example for hundreds of others like him...
  • IIT Roorkee professor found murdered with his throat slit August 29, 2013

    A senior professor at IIT Roorkee, was found dead at his flat on the campus with his throat slit, a senior police official said on Thursday. The maid servant found the 60-year-old Arun Kumar, a senior professor in the Electrical Computer Science Department of the Institution, lying in a pool of...
  • 13yearold son of a farmer cracks IIT, now aims to be an IAS officer August 19, 2013

    Bhojpur: Satyam, the 13yearold son of a farmer in Bihar, is the youngest to crack the IIT entrance exam. He now aspires to be an IAS officer. He secured an all India rank of 679 out of 1,50,000 who had taken the IITJEE exam. "I'm very happy that I'm the youngest...
  • HC directs CBI to conduct probe into IITM appointments July 26, 2013

    Chennai: Madras High Court on Thursday directed CBI to conduct a probe into appointments made in the prestigious Indian Institute of TechnologyMadras between 1995 and 2000 for its correctness and legality. The court further directed the agency to prosecute the persons responsible, if it was found that any case of...
  • IIT, 2 NIT students among 11 arrested for cheating in SAIL exam July 14, 2013

    Patna: Eleven youths, including an IITian and two NIT students, were arrested on Sunday for alleged irregularities in examination for recruitment in Steel Authority of India. Inspector General of Police (Operation) Amit Kumar said that examination was being arrested for graduate trainees in mechanical branch of SAIL. He said the gang had...
  • Bihar: 28 students of 'Super 30' gets through IITJEE June 23, 2013

    Patna: A labourer, a landless farmer, a mechanic, a small shopkeeper and a driver are among the proud parents of children who cracked the highlycompetitive IITJEE exam this year, thanks to a free coaching centre for underprivileged students in Bihar. This year, 28 of the 30 students from Bihar's Super 30...
  • IITJEE (Advanced) 2013 results declared June 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Joint Entrance Examination result for the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) was declared on Friday, two days ahead of schedule. The students can check their results here Only the top 1,50,000 students in JEE(Main) were allowed to sit for the JEE (Advanced) exam, which was held on...
  • IITK alumnus and civil services aspirant killed in accident June 9, 2013

    New Delhi: A 26yearold engineer and civil services aspirant was killed and an undertraining Indian Police Service (IPS) officer injured after their motorbike was hit by a truck here, police said. The truck driver ran away. Karmveer was killed around 11 pm in Kashmere Gate area in central Delhi and his...
  • Denied JEE chance, visually impaired opts for Stanford May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Denied a chance to appear for the IITJEE exams because he is visually impaired, an 18yearold who scored 96 per cent in his Class 12 CBSE has opted to study at Stanford University in the US. "I would love to pursue my studies in my country, but the depressing...
  • 15 Indian universities amongst world's top 200 in at least one subject May 10, 2013

    New Delhi: There are no Indian universities in the top 200 in the world, to the QS World University Rankings. But in the recently released QS World University Rankings by Subject, a few Indian universities have broken into the top 50 for certain subjects. In all 15 Indian institutions in...
  • 13yearold Bihar boy cracks IITJEE preliminary exam May 8, 2013

    Patna: A 13yearold boy from Bihar has cracked the preliminary examination of the highly competitive Indian Institute of TechnologyJoint Entrance Examination (IITJEE). He is the youngest to pass the exam. Satyam Kumar of Bakhorapur village in Bhojpur district qualified for the IIT in 2012 at the age of 12andhalf years, after...
  • IITKgp revokes suspension of whistleblower professor May 1, 2013

    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 onemember inquiry committee which went into the charges levelled against him, which was accepted by the IIT...
  • Construction work slow at 8 new IIT campuses: Panel March 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Students of eight new IITs will have to wait longer to shift to new campuses as none of them have made "real" progress despite the June deadline. Flagging off this issue, a Parliamentary panel on HRD has pressed for "expediting" the work to help students avail the best...
  • IIT undergraduate fee hiked to Rs 90,000 per year January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Council on Monday gave a goahead to the proposed hike in the tuition fee for undergraduate students. With the goahead to the proposal, the fee will be hiked from Rs 50,000 to Rs 90,000 per year from 2013. The announcement was made by...