IIT

  • Arvind Kejriwal's daughter to enter politics, with AAP student wing in IIT Delhi September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal's daughter Harshita has decided to make her foray into politics by joining the party's student wing the Chhaatra Yuva Sangharsha Samiti (CYSS), which was launched on Saturday. The daughter of the former Delhi Chief Minister will launch and expand CYSS in IIT Delhi, where...
  • IIT eases norm, allows board exam marks; 20 percentile to stay September 22, 2014

    Chennai: In a significant decision which is set to benefit students aspiring to enter IITs, the Council meet of the prestigious institutions on Monday decided to consider the aggregate marks secured in Class 12 Board Examinations for admission. "In addition to the top20 percentile condition, it has been...
  • 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...
  • IITians create solarpowered cold storage with no running cost September 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Young IIT engineers have come up with an affordable solution to the wastage of agricultural produce by developing a unique solarpowered cold storage system which works at almost zero running cost. Developed at the Science and Technology entrepreneurship Park (STEP) of IITKharagpur by mechanical engineering student Vivek Pandey and his...
  • IITGuwahati student commits suicide September 14, 2014

    Guwahati: A first semester student of IITGuwahati on Sunday committed suicide allegedly by jumping from the fourth floor of his hostel in the campus. He has been identified as Tushar Yadav, hailing from Gurgaon in Haryana, and was a student of Electronics Communication and Engineering department at Indian Institute of TechnologyGuwahati,...
  • IITs, others to develop technologies for rural development September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A network of IITs and other institutes will evolve appropriate technologies for rural development under the 'Unnat Bharat Abhiyan' scheme, it was announced on Thursday. The venture is coordinated by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and will be launched as a "network of IITs and other professional...
  • Watch: IIT dropouts create a ring that might just be the next big thing in the world of technology! September 7, 2014

    A group of third year IIT students dropped out of college to make a product that could well be the next big thing in the world of technology. Have you ever wondered how cool it would be to control the world with your fingers? These college dropouts created a company...
  • Consortium of IIT professionals formed on Ganga River Basin Management: Centre to SC September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it is committed to clean Ganga and steps would be taken to prevent any pollution going into the holy river. The Supreme Court sought the government's response on the steps taken by it to clean the river. The...
  • From RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan to Goa CM Manohar Parrikar: 10 famous IITians who didn't end up as engineers in India September 1, 2014

    It is a dream for every Indian school child studying science in India to get into the prestigious IITs. The Indian Institute of Technology is a name that tops the list when you ask an engineering enthusiast about their future plans. The coveted engineering institute has produced some of the...
  • Take up the challenge of making products for which India is dependent on imports: PM Modi to IITs August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Asking IITs to come together to find innovative solutions to the problems of the common man, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said they should take up the challenge of making products for which India is critically dependent on imports. "Science is universal. Technology must be local,"...
  • Owing to lack of tickets, more than 150 city buses off the roads in Agra August 15, 2014

    As the country celebrated another Independence Day, the freedom of movement for ordinary Agra residents has been drastically curtailed. More than 150 city buses are off the roads due to lack of tickets. The ticket printing machines are out of order and the fresh lot of tickets would take four to...
  • John Kerry visits IIT Delhi, walks out impressed with students July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: "Very exciting" and "excellent" were the words used by US Secretary of State John Kerry as he visited two laboratories at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology on Thursday and interacted with the students. Kerry, who is here for the 5th IndoUS Strategic Dialogue, took time out of his...
  • UCIL chairman gets IIT Kharagpur distinguished alumnus award July 29, 2014

    Chairman and Managing Director of public sector unit Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), Diwakar Acharya, was conferred IIT Kharagpur 'Distinguished Alumni Award' by Bharat Ratna awardee and world famous scientist Dr CNR Rao during the institute's Golden Jubilee Celebrations and 60th convocation. He was awarded this distinction for his outstanding...
  • Andhra Pradesh identifying sites for proposed educational institutes July 29, 2014

    Rajahmundry (AP): Andhra Pradesh Minister P Narayana on Tuesday said the Centre has sanctioned 11 prestigious national level institutions for Andhra Pradesh in wake of the State's bifurcation. Post division of Andhra Pradesh, most of the prestigious educational and research institutes have gone to Telangana, which came into existence on June...
  • IIT Kharagpur eyeing international status July 28, 2014

    Kharagpur: Eyeing an improved international ranking, premier technology institute IITKharagpur has started inviting foreign students, faculties and even Nobel laureates every year to its campus. The first International Summer and Winter Term (ISWT) at the IIT, which ended this month, had around 10 students from Australia and at least one international...
  • IITDelhi students Braille project wins top innovation prize July 27, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A student project from IIT Delhi on increasing Braille display for the visually impaired has won the top award in a national innovation contest. The project 'Affordable refreshable Braille Display', designed by Mechanical Engineering students of IIT Delhi has been adjudged the best project at the National Innovation Contest ...
  • 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...
  • 'How did the leopard enter IIT? Through spots quota!' The funniest Twitter jokes about why the leopard entered IIT Powai July 24, 2014

    There are millions of students who wish to enter the prestigious IITs, but a leopard got lucky when it entered the IIT Powai campus without having to take an entrance test! It was a shocking site on Wednesday morning when officials spotted a leopard walking around the campus. Soon the...
  • Leopard enters IIT Bombay campus July 23, 2014

    Mumbai: A leopard on Wednesday was spotted in the campus of Indian Institute of Technology and the officials claimed that it is still present in the premises. A leopard has been sighted on Wednesday morning in a workshop of Metallurgy department of the IIT. The forest officers have arrived and they...
  • IIT, IIM, NIT, Central University to be set up in Andhra Pradesh: Smriti Irani July 16, 2014

    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...
  • Omar Abdullah engaging in doublespeak over IIT issue: PDP July 13, 2014

    Srinagar: Opposition PDP lashed out at Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, accusing him of doublespeak over the issue of Central government planning to set up an IIT in the Jammu region of the state. PDP leader and Srinagar MP Tariq Hamid Karra said Omar had a month ago opposed the plan for...
  • 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 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,...
  • 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...
  • 14yearold from Bihar cracks IITJEE June 20, 2014

    A 14yearold from Bihar's Rohtas district has cracked this year's prestigious IITJEE. 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 TechnologyJoint Entrance Examination (IITJEE), the results of which were declared on Thursday...
  • Children of cobbler, labourers crack IIT exam with help from Super 30 June 19, 2014

    The sons and daughters of a cobbler, daily wage labourers and a landless farmer, among others, have cracked the highlycompetitive IITJEE 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...
  • 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....