Indian Institute Of Technology

  • Four IIT students on their way to celebrate placements die in an accident 31-03-2014 09:28 AM

    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 24-02-2014 12:15 PM

    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....
  • IIT-Kanpur student commits suicide, second in the past 2 months 05-02-2014 06:13 PM

    Kanpur: In yet another incident of suicide, a 21-year-old student of the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur 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...
  • IIT-K students bag $210,000 pay package 05-12-2013 04:05 PM

    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 IIT-Kanpur students bag whopping Rs 1.20 cr salary package through campus placement 03-12-2013 08:53 PM

    Two students of Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur 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...
  • 81-year-old IIT professor gives up water to save Ganga river 22-09-2013 08:26 PM

    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...
  • An eye lost, cancer survivor makes it to IIT 30-08-2013 11:17 AM

    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...
  • IIT Roorkee professor found murdered with his throat slit 29-08-2013 12:51 PM

    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...
  • 13-year-old son of a farmer cracks IIT, now aims to be an IAS officer 19-08-2013 08:00 AM

    Bhojpur: Satyam, the 13-year-old 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 IIT-JEE exam. "I'm very happy that I'm the...
  • HC directs CBI to conduct probe into IIT-M appointments 26-07-2013 02:00 AM

    Chennai: Madras High Court on Thursday directed CBI to conduct a probe into appointments made in the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology-Madras 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 14-07-2013 05:45 PM

    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...
  • Bihar: 28 students of 'Super 30' gets through IIT-JEE 23-06-2013 01:40 PM

    Patna: A labourer, a landless farmer, a mechanic, a small shopkeeper and a driver are among the proud parents of children who cracked the highly-competitive IIT-JEE 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...
  • IIT-JEE (Advanced) 2013 results declared 21-06-2013 05:09 PM

    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...
  • IIT-K alumnus and civil services aspirant killed in accident 09-06-2013 10:59 PM

    New Delhi: A 26-year-old engineer and civil services aspirant was killed and an under-training 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...
  • Denied JEE chance, visually impaired opts for Stanford 28-05-2013 10:54 PM

    New Delhi: Denied a chance to appear for the IIT-JEE exams because he is visually impaired, an 18-year-old 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...
  • 15 Indian universities amongst world's top 200 in at least one subject 10-05-2013 06:21 PM

    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...
  • 13-year-old Bihar boy cracks IIT-JEE preliminary exam 08-05-2013 08:45 PM

    Patna: A 13-year-old boy from Bihar has cracked the preliminary examination of the highly competitive Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE). 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 12-and-half years,...
  • 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...
  • Fee at IITs may rise by Rs 40,000 per annum 01-11-2012 08:22 PM

    New Delhi: The standing committee of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Council which meets in Mumbai on November 5 is expected to recommend raising tuition fee of undergraduate programme from Rs 50,000 to Rs 90,000. The development comes as an empowered task force is still considering the details for...
  • 'IITs should encourage students to do research' 28-10-2012 08:24 AM

    Ahmedabad: Every student should have a choice of concurrent education in all learning domains, said eminent nuclear scientist Dr Anil Kakodkar. "Every student should have a choice of concurrent education and training in all learning domains including opportunities to do so across institutions," he said while delivering a lecture on...
  • 35 per cent teaching posts in 15 IITs vacant 02-12-2011 06:44 PM

    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...
  • New IITs hit by poor infrastructure: Sibal 18-01-2011 05:38 PM

    Hyderabad: The eight new IITs that were permitted to set up in 2008 do not have the necessary infrastructure and are not up to the mark making it difficult for the country s prestigious institutions to retain faculty, said Kapil Sibal, Minister for HRD, Science and Technology and Telecom here...
  • Control your computer commands by thought! 08-01-2011 12:50 PM

    Mumbai: A new software platform, developed by French scientists, which was demonstrated at a tech fest at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here allows individuals to control computer commands by just a 'thought'. Acting as an interface designed to translate what happens in the brain into a computer command,...
  • 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...