IITS

  • 4 MPs speak out against HRD Minister Smriti Irani, say she is interfering with functioning of IITs 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Cutting across party lines four Rajya Sabha MPs have spoken out against Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani. The MPs have alleged that minister is interfering with the functioning of IITs and universities. The four MPs are KC Tyagi, D Raja, Rajiv Shukla and DP Tripathi. The MPs have also...
  • Anil Kakodkar breaks his silence, says IITs should be left alone March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Days after resigning as the chairman of the board of governors of IIT Bombay, Nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar has spoken about the decision making process at the educational institution. "The selection of directors of such institution should be a more serious process. You can't speak to 36 people...
  • IIT, IIM and ISI to offer a joint course March 26, 2015

    Kolkata: Three premier institutions of IIT Kharagpur, IIM Kolkata and Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Kolkata, have come together for the first time to offer a joint course in business analytics. Starting from this session, the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) will allow students the rare opportunity to become students...
  • IIT Kanpur, BHEL sign MoU to develop advance technology March 21, 2015

    Kanpur: IIT Kanpur and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for development of advance technology, a statement issued by IIT said on Saturday. As per the agreement, research would be conducted in the fields of combustion process, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and mechanical engineering, a release...
  • Ironical that IITs can't make a software for common counselling: Delhi HC March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday observed that it is ironical that Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) are not able to make a software for common counselling for admission for the institutes and National Institutes of Technology (NITs). "It is ironical that till now an institute like IIT has...
  • Anil Kakodkar resigns as Chairman of board of Governors of IIT-Bombay March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar has resigned as the chairman of the board of governors of IIT Bombay apparently because of differences with the HRD Ministry over selection of some IIT directors. Kakodkar, whose tenure was supposed to come to an end in May this year has, however, agreed to...
  • Over 2 per cent cut in education budget; new IITs, IIMs to be set up February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The education sector saw over a two per cent cut in the outlay announced in the Union Budget on Saturday, even as the government proposed to set up new IITs and IIMs in some states. The slash in the education sector as compared to the revised allocation in 2014-15...
  • Budget 2015: What measures should Jaitley take to strengthen the Defence sector February 28, 2015

    The upcoming Union Budget is very crucial in terms of bringing the Indian economy back on growth track; curb the budget deficit and creating an investment friendly environment. CNN-IBN's Kajori Sen talks to students of IIT-Delhi and IIT-Mumbai about measures Jaitley should take to strengthen the Defence sector. ...
  • MP: CBI arrests former central university vice chancellor in recruitment scam February 24, 2015

    Sagar (Madhya Pradesh): Former Vice Chancellor of Hari Singh Gour Kendriya Vishwa Vidyalaya NS Gajbhiye was on Monday arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation from Kanpur in connection with the alleged recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh's only central university. Gajbhiye was the first Vice Chanellor of the prestigious university which...
  • Campus calling: What do IIT-Delhi, IIT-Mumbai students expect from Budget 2015? February 18, 2015

    The upcoming Union Budget is very crucial in terms of bringing the Indian economy back on growth track; curb the budget deficit and creating an investment friendly environment. CNN-IBN's Kajori Sen talks to students of IIT-Delhi and IIT-Mumbai about their expectations from Union Budget 2015. ...
  • Inspired by Arvind Kejriwal, IITians mull career in politics February 15, 2015

    Kolkata: Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal's astounding comeback in the Delhi Assembly elections is inspiring the students of IIT-Kharagpur, where the Delhi Chief Minister had studied, to take up politics as a career. "Making a career in politics is one of the options before me now after graduating from...
  • HRD Ministry lists its achievements during 200-days of Modi government February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: As many as 2,112 students and 528 school teachers will be visiting premier institutes like the IITs every year under a programme to provide academic exposure to students from the Northeast. They would be visiting the 16 IITs and six NITs each year and interact with students hailing...
  • Final stamp on US academics teaching in India likely during Obama's visit January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: International academicians could be paid as high as $12,000 for a 20-day teaching session in institutes under a government sponsored-programme to help students across the streams get exposure to the best of faculties from abroad. They would teach in centrally-funded educational bodies like IITs and central universities and...
  • New IITs, IIMs: Infosys, contractor suggestions may be sought January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has decided to seek suggestions from software giant Infosys and famed architect Hafeez Contractor to develop a model architectural plan for setting up new IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) and IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management). At a recently chaired meeting of a panel to determine land requirement...
  • New IITs, IIMs: Infosys, Contractor suggestions to be sought January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Government has decided to seek suggestions from software giant Infosys and famed architect Hafeez Contractor to develop a model architectural plan for setting up new IITs and IIMs. At a recently chaired meeting of a panel to determine land requirement for central higher educational institutions, it was also...
  • IIT Delhi faculty asks Director to withdraw resignation December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The IIT Delhi faculty forum on Tuesday requested Director R Shevgaonkar to withdraw his resignation over which a controversy had erupted, describing him as a man of "dignity and integrity". The request came even as Chairman of the IIT-D's Board of Governors Vijay Bhatkar met HRD Minister Smriti Irani. "The...
  • Barack Obama may visit PM Modi's constituency Varanasi next month December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama may visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi when he visits Delhi next month. Reportedly, Obama could visit the renowned Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi. This comes after Americans wanted an interaction with a group of students. Sources also suggest that Barack Obama could...
  • IIT Delhi director quits over payment of dues to Subramanian Swamy; HRD Ministry issues denial December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Ministry is in the midst of another controversy as IIT Delhi director Raghunath K Shevgaonkar has quit. While reports said Shevgaonkar resigned as he was facing pressure to give IIT land for a Sachin Tendulkar cricket academy and over pending dues of...
  • IIT Delhi director quits over land to Tendulkar cricket academy, dues to Subramanian Swamy December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Ministry is in the midst of another controversy as IIT Delhi director Raghunath K Shevgaonkar has quit. Reports said Shevgaonkar resigned as he was facing pressure to give IIT land for a Sachin Tendulkar cricket academy and over pending dues of BJP leader...
  • CAT 2014: 16 aspirants, including a girl, score 100 percentile December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Common Admission Test (CAT) results for admission to 19 Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs) including six new ones and other business schools for the year 2014 was announced on Saturday. The examination this year was held on November 16 and 22. CAT 2014 convenor Dr Rohit Kapoor said...
  • IIT Kharagpur bags maximum jobs compared to other IITs December 21, 2014

    Kolkata: As the first phase of placements drew to a close, IIT Kharagpur students have got the maximum number of jobs as compared to other IITs, institute officials said on Sunday. The first phase of placements, which ended on Saturday, witnessed a growth of around 10 per cent with 1,100-plus job...
  • IIT Guwahati dean accused of raping office assistant held December 17, 2014

    Guwahati: The dean of academic affairs at the IIT here has been arrested for allegedly raping an office assistant, a senior police officer said on Tuesday. "A case was registered against IIT Guwahati Professor Alok Kumar Ghosal at the Panbazar Women police station here...He was brought to the police station for...
  • IIT-Indore student offered Rs 1.7 crore salary package by Google December 15, 2014

    Indore: A 21-year-old B Tech student of IIT Indore has bagged a job with Google at an annual salary package of Rs 1.7 crore, one of the highest packages offered by the US-based internet giant during campus placements at the premier institutes. Gaurav Agarwal, a student of B Tech final year...
  • IIT Delhi students turn down $125,000 offers for domestic firms December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Domestic offers seem to be gaining traction among some IIT Delhi students, who have turned down international offers with over $125,000 per annum packages to work within the home country. As per details of the annual placement drive shared by the premier engineering institute, the first six days of...
  • 2 Indian universities jump into Times' top40, still a long way to go in global rankings December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: For the first time, two new Indian Universities have jumped into the top 40 of the second annual Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies rankings. While Indian universities are doing well in BRICS ranking, in global rankings they still have a long way to go. While the Indian...
  • IIT Kanpur students turn down Rs 1-crore package December 4, 2014

    Kanpur: Considerations of professional fulfilment and a desire to pursue higher studies have trumped offers of eight-figure salaries during placements at IIT Kanpur as four students chose to turn down jobs which would have paid them more than Rs 1 crore yearly. It is not everyday that a job-seeker turns down...
  • IIT Bombay student Deepali Adhlakha bags Rs 1.4-crore pay package from Facebook December 3, 2014

    Mumbai: In one of the fattest pay package offered to any Indian Institute of Technology student ever in campus placements, Deepali Adhlakha, an IIT Bombay student has bagged a Rs 1.4 crore pay package from the social networking site Facebook. "This is a huge thing for me I am very...
  • IIT Kharagpur student gets Rs 1.5 crore pay package December 2, 2014

    Kolkata: In one of the fattest pay package offered to an IITian ever in campus placements, a student of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has been offered an annual salary of over Rs 1.5 crore. IIT Kharagpur officials said the salary package was among the 163 offers made by 27 visiting...
  • IIT Madras made full member of CMS experiment at CERN November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: IIT Madras has become the first IIT to be made a full member of the CMS experiment at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, and will get several opportunities in a large number of related technologies initiated and applied at the Switzerland-based organisation. IIT Madras' admission as a...
  • Chetan Bhagat: My books are not classics, but they're not of the read-and-throw variety; they fall in the middle - they connect, have an impact November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: India's biggest-selling author in English is often dismissed as persona non grata by literary critics, but that doesn't faze Chetan Bhagat. Ten years on as a professional writer, the banker-turned-author says he is better prepared to face criticism. "I can dispassionately talk about it. It cannot bother me enough to...