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  • 14 lakh engineering aspirants take JEE (Main) exam 06-04-2014 07:54 PM

    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....
  • 90 per cent students get campus placements in IIT-Roorkee 04-04-2014 08:43 PM

    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...
  • India's Iron man? IIT Roorkee students develop 'soldier' robots to fight wars 01-04-2014 11:31 AM

    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...
  • West Bengal: IIT Kharagpur student commits suicide 31-03-2014 10:12 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Modi-Kejriwal battle splits IIT Varanasi students into 2 camps 28-03-2014 02:35 PM

    The fight between AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for supremacy in this temple town has divided students of IIT, Varanasi into two camps who will campaign for their chosen candidate in their own ways. "I would have supported Kejriwal, but I was not happy...
  • Father-son duo to serve as IAS officers in MP 24-03-2014 02:47 PM

    In a first instance of its kind in Madhya Pradesh, a father-son duo will be serving together as IAS officers in the state. Iqbal Singh Bains who is an IAS officer of the 1985 batch is now on deputation to New Delhi while his son Amanveer Singh was alloted the...
  • Gates Foundation selects IIT Roorkee to increase sanitation in India 22-03-2014 11:15 PM

    Six Indian institutions were on Saturday selected for financial aid from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to work out solutions to the poor sanitation levels in the country. The institutions were given two years to develop innovative, safe and affordable technologies to improve sanitation. Eram Scientific Solutions and Amrita...
  • LS polls: Nilekani, wife declare assets worth Rs 7700 crore 20-03-2014 08:20 PM

    Making his wealth public a day before stepping into the fray, Infosys co-founder and Congress candidate from Bangalore South, Nandan Nilekani has declared that he and his wife Rohini Nilekani have assets worth Rs 7,700 crore. "I started out with Rs 200 in my pocket, when I graduated from IIT;...
  • 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....
  • LS polls: AAP may emerge as third force in MP, says Alok Agarwal 17-02-2014 01:52 PM

    Narmada Bachao Aandolan (NBA) leader Alok Agarwal, who has been named as the AAP nominee from Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa constituency for the Lok Sabha election, has said that there is a strong possibility of his party emerging as a "third force" in the state. "Be it the BJP or Congress,...
  • IIT Kharagpur student uploads woman's nude pictures on internet, police probe on 14-02-2014 05:36 PM

    An IIT student allegedly uploaded nude photographs of a woman on internet, the police said on Friday. 18-year-old Surajit Kumar Jain, a second year Electronics and Communications student from Bilaspur, uploaded nude pictures of a woman, who is a teacher in the same district on internet last month, the police...
  • 25-year-old IIT Roorkee student hangs himself to death 13-02-2014 02:44 PM

    An IIT Roorkee student allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan inside his room in the hostel premises at Roorkee in Haridwar, police said on Thursday. 25-year-old Udai Tanajirao Biradare, a second year M tech student at IIT Roorkee was found hanging from the ceiling fan of...
  • Super 30 hero Anand Kumar seeks extra chance in IIT-JEE like UPSC 11-02-2014 09:27 PM

    Buoyed by UPSC's decision to provide additional two chances to aspirants across all categories, mathematician Anand Kumar of Super 30 fame on Tuesday urged for a similar opportunity in examination for qualifying in IITs. "This shall also be extended to Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)," he said in a statement. Kumar...
  • IIT-Kanpur student commits suicide 05-02-2014 07:07 PM

    A student of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur Wednesday committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan in his hostel room, police said. Manjunath, a B.Tech IIIrd year student, was pursuing computer science at the premier institute and hailed from Karnataka. Police officials said that the student...
  • 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...
  • ISRO yet to pick up rover built by IIT Kanpur 14-01-2014 08:01 PM

    ISRO had given a project to IIT Kanpur to develop a rover to be launched with Chandrayaan-II, which the university's scientists completed in 2010, but the space agency was yet to pick it up and make part payment to the institute, according to its professor. When contacted, an Indian Space...
  • Arvind Kejriwal likely to attent IIT Kharagpur alumni meet 11-01-2014 03:50 PM

    The alumni meet of the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur (IIT-K) beginning on January 17 may be attended by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who graduated in mechanical engineering from the institute in 1989, the alumni cell said on Saturday. "This year, the 1989 batch will be celebrating its silver jubilee....
  • Why some IITans are staying away from AAP 07-01-2014 08:08 PM

    New Delhi: While the whole country is celebrating the success of one IITan who has swept (figuratively and literally) the nation's imagination, there is another significant group of IITans who are firmly grounded in electoral politics and quietly preparing to field over 100 candidates across several states in 2014 but...
  • Can't keep an eye on all students, says IIT-Kanpur Dean after student's death 03-01-2014 05:07 PM

    Following the death of a student of IIT-Kanpur on January one under mysterious circumstances here, a Dean of the premier institute on Friday said the administration "can't keep an eye" on every student. "There are about 6,300 students at IIT-Kanpur. We can't keep an eye on all of them whether...
  • 19-year-old IIT-Kanpur student's body found near railway track 01-01-2014 11:05 PM

    New Delhi: A 19-year-old student of Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur was found dead alongside the railway track with head injuries in the wee hours of Wednesday. G Saikumar Reddy, hailing from Prakasham district of Andhra Pradesh, was a second year Materials Science and Engineering student. The autopsy report said that...
  • IIT Kharagpur sets record, more than 1,000 students get jobs 01-01-2014 05:44 PM

    IIT Kharagpur has set a record among all IITs with more than a thousand of its students securing cushy jobs in the first phase of campus placements, officials said on Wednesday. Around 1,010 students of the Kharagpur campus accepted job offers in the first round of placements which ended in...
  • Manohar Parrikar praises fellow IITian Arvind Kejriwal 01-01-2014 05:05 PM

    IIT alumnus Arvind Kejriwal has shown the right intent. Now people have to wait and see if he can deliver on his promises, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, also an IIT graduate, said on Wednesday. "He has shown the right intent. Let us see if he can deliver," Parrikar told...
  • AAP's Somnath Bharti, lawyer-cum activist with IIT degree 28-12-2013 05:23 PM

    A lawyer-turned activist with an IIT degree to boot, Somanth Bharti breached a Congress bastion by wresting power from three-time sitting MLA and high-profile former Delhi minister Kiran Walia from crucial Malviya Nagar constituency in South Delhi. Among the several giant killers that the nascent party threw in Delhi elections,...
  • Arvind Kejriwal is second IITian to become Chief Minister 28-12-2013 02:41 PM

    Arvind Kejriwal is only the second Chief Minister to be an IITian after his Goa counterpart Manohar Parrikar and joins a select group of ministers like Ajit Singh and Jairam Ramesh whose alma mater is the crown jewel of the country's higher education. A product of Indian Institute of Technology(IIT)...
  • I'm an entertainer, what I said was satirical, says Palash Sen 25-12-2013 10:06 AM

    Mumbai: Popular Indian band Euphoria's lead singer Palash Sen has stirred a controversy after he reportedly made a sexist remarks against women during the band's performance at IIT-Bombay on Saturday. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Palash said he has been misquoted. "This is not the comment that I made, this is a...
  • Palash Sen: She's a girl, if I say anything I'll still end up being branded as sexist 24-12-2013 02:46 PM

    Singer Palash Sen, who was accused of making sexist jokes at IIT-Bombay's cultural event recently, said in an interview that his comment was taken out of context. "I can't even believe that somebody can make this into an issue. From what I read in the blog, it was completely taken...
  • Over 12 IIT Kanpur students get Rs 1 crore package 18-12-2013 05:45 PM

    More than twelve students at theprestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur havebagged a package of Rs 1 crore or more during an ongoingplacement drive. There are dozens of students who have bagged a packagebetween 30 lakh to 75 lakh rupees per annum, head of IITplacement centre Vimal Kumar said on...
  • Ex-IITian pledges $ 1 million for IIT Kharagpur 15-12-2013 08:14 AM

    Washington: An eminent Indian-American entrepreneur and a IIT Kharagpur passout has pledged $ 1 million for setting up a Center for Petroleum Engineering at her alma mater. Ruma Acharya-Deysarkar worked for Getty Oil and Texaco and Baker Hughes in Oil and Gas Industry in Houston. She founded Grounded Technology and...
  • 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...