IITS

  • Over 2 per cent cut in education budget; new IITs, IIMs to be set up 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha November 16, 2014

    On this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on legalisation of sex trade, and talks to Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi. He also visits children in a school on the occasion of the Children's Day. ...
  • Manohar Parrikar resigns as Goa Chief Minister November 8, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is tipped to become the Union Defence Minister, on Saturday tendered his resignation from the post paving way for the appointment of his successor in the state. Parrikar faxed his resignation to State Governor Mridula Sinha at Raj Bhavan this afternoon, after meeting...
  • IIT-Kharagpur student offered Rs 91 lakh salary package November 4, 2014

    Kolkata: A month away from final placements, IIT Kharagpur students are being flooded with pre-placement offers with a 20 per cent increase this year. IIT officials said already around 125 students have been extended pre-placement offers and interviews, where most of the companies have increased the package offered by around 20...
  • HRD seeks report from IITs over complaints of common canteen for veg, non veg food October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: On the basis of several complaint letters it received from RSS sevaks in Madhya Pradesh over the food served in the messes, the HRD ministry has sought a report from all the IITs. The complaint letters allege that students in IITs, IIMs and Medical institutes are made to...
  • 'Nolan's parents must be so proud he is going to IIT': The funniest Twitter reactions about Christopher Nolan's visit to India this December October 29, 2014

    It's a dream come true within a dream come true within a dream come true for Indians on Twitter. Christopher Nolan, the man behind blockbuster Hollywood movies like Inception and The Dark Knight Trilogy is coming to India for IIT Bombay's annual fest Mood Indigo. 'Will his parents be proud he...
  • Confirmed! Christopher Nolan to attend IIT Bombay's Mood Indigo festival October 28, 2014

    If you happen to be a diehard fan of Christopher 'Batman' Nolan, you just can't miss this news. The popular filmmaker will be visiting India in December! According to a message posted on the official page of IIT Bombay's prestigious festival 'Mood Indigo', the multitalented director will be visiting Mumbai...