Tag Archives: IIT

Cabinet gives nod to 6 New IITs

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday granted ex-post facto approval to the Amendment to The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 for incorporation of six new IITs at Tirupati (AP), Palakkad (Kerala), Dharwar (Karnataka), Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), Goa, Jammu (J&K) and conversion of ISM, Dhanbad to an IIT under the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961. The approval will bring six new Indian Institutes ...

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Top 10 Universities of India 2015 as Per NIRF Ranking

Ending fake claims of rankings across the country, India’s Union HRD ministry’s NIRF has released the the country’s ranking of top universities and institutes in categories of univesities, engineering institutes, management institutes, and pharma institutes. As expected JNU has come on top at third while the science streams had IISc of Bangalore on top of the list. Leaving aside IISc ...

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Class 12 Marks Not Be Counted for JEE 2016 Onwards, Recommends Panel

After four years of experiment, the JEE for IITs and other national institutes is taking a U-turn recommending scrapping of the Class 12 results for counting 40% of the entrance exam to the country’s highest valued engineering colleges. Starting from 2016, the panel constituted to review admission process of IITs/NITs/IIITs/GFTIs said scrapping the 40% weightage given to Board results for ...

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Mumbai to be Branded ‘Science City’ at 102nd Indian Science Congress

An official declared on Friday that Mumbai is all set to be branded as ‘Science City,’ acknowledging its contribution in the fields of science, technology, medicine and research, in the five-day 102nd Indian Science Congress (ISC) would begin here on Saturday. “We shall brand Mumbai as ‘Science City’ because of this great city’s contribution to the field of science and ...

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Who is Arun Mazumdar?

Dr. Arun Majumdar, one of the top Indian-American scientists, has been appointed as US Science Envoys beginning in January, 2015. Majmudar is an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay alumni and is among four eminent scientists chosen to serve as US Science envoys. Majumdar, a professor at Stanford University and an expert in energy, climate change, and innovation was named ...

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Tech News: Onward robotic soldiers- IIT students pioneer cutting-edge research

Tech News: Onward robotic soldiers- IIT students pioneer cutting-edge research Roorkee (Uttarakhand), April 1: 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 ...

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IIT alumni meet in New York ponders success

By Sujeet Rajan NEW YORK: Sixty years ago, on August 18, 1951, when the first Indian Institute of Technology was inaugurated at Kharagpur, the New York Times ran a front page story which emphasized that in course of time, the “IITians will be known for their loyalty to their alma mater and many Alumni Associations will be active in India ...

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