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Hunt for site begins for much awaited IIT in Karnataka

The Union Budget 2015 , presented by the Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley on Saturday, February 28, 2015 , has various positive initiatives and allocation for the education sector, which includes setting up a new Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in the state of Karnataka. Around 40,000 students from Karnataka appear for the various IITs in the country each year. Karnataka is home to some of the most premier education institutes and organizations in the country. After the announcement for the much awaited IIT in Karnataka, hunt for a suitable location has started. As per...

Budget 2015 proposes full-fledged IIT status for ISM Dhanbad

The Union budget 2015 , presented by the Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley on Saturday, February 28, 2015 , has proposed that the Indian School of Mines Dhanbad (ISM Dhanbad) be upgraded into a full-fledged Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) during the 2015-16 fiscal year. ISM Dhanbad is located in the state of Jharkhand in India. Once ISM Dhanbad is converted into an IIT, it will boost top-notch education as well as research in the fields of Geology and Mining in India. Talks surrounding the conversion have been doing the rounds for over four years now. Infact, institute...

Faculty crunch at IITs reaches 32%; IIMs witness 22% shortage

It is a known fact by now that the country’s premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are plagued by acute faculty shortage. The average faculty crunch at the IITs has reached 32%, while the shortage at the IIMs stands at 22%. Moreover, the shortage is 31% at the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and 25% at the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) . The private engineering colleges throughout India are looking at a 30% shortage of faculty. Out of the 16 existing IITs, a mere six have met the...

Budget 2015 announces new IIT, IIMs, AIIMS; ISM to be upgraded to IIT

The Union budget 2015 , presented by the Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley on Saturday, February 28, 2015 , has various positive initiatives and allocation for the education sector, which includes setting up a new Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in the state of Karnataka and new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). Moreover, five new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will be established in J&K, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Assam and Himachal Pradesh. Last year’s budget speech indicated the...

Union govt gives its nod for flexible electronic center at IIT Kanpur

The Union government has granted its approval for a flexible electronic center to be set up at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) . The center will provide the platform for research activities, with focus on electronic gadgets such as Televisions (TVs), Liquid Crystal Display (LCDs), etc. According to officials of IIT Kanpur, the proposed center will be the first-of-its-kind in India. The cost of the project is estimated to be Rs 133 crore. Of this, Rs 113 crore will be awarded by the Department of Electronics & Information Technology at the Center. IIT Kanpur...

Consortium headed by IIT Kanpur launches MOOCs in agriculture

A Consortium headed by the premier Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) has launched Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for the agriculture sector (AgMOOCs). The other institutes which are members of the consortium are the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) , the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and the University of Agricultural Sciences Raichur (UASR) . The consortium is backed by the National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), a venture under the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD). NPTEL is rated among the top...

IIT Kgp upgrades placement cell into career development center

The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) has upgraded its placement cell into a “Career Development Center” (CDC), with an aim to provide comprehensive career solutions to the students. CDC will guide the students in making choices that will make them industry leaders in the future. It will help the students opt for a job or profile of their preference, regardless of the salary package, as per IIT Kharagpur officials. Till now, the “Training and Placement” division of IIT Kharagpur was offering placement as well as internship support only....

IIT, Madras Invites Applications for M.Tech Programs 2015

Applications are invited by  Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras for admission to Master of Technology (M.Tech) program offered in various departmentsfor the commencing session August, 2015. Click here   to know more about the various departments. Eligibility Criteria for  IIT, Madras: Candidates must be qualified in GATE 2014 or GATE 2015 and satisfying any one of the following: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture from educational institutions approved by AICTE/ government. Master’s degree in...

IIT-B ties up with PES University for UG, PG and PhD degrees at PESU

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) has joined hands with the Bangalore-based private varsity PES University (PESU) through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), for Bachelors, Masters as well as Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees at PESU. The MoU has been signed to facilitate academic collaboration on various programs. The alliance will lead to the creation and delivery of short-term training as well as certificate courses. Moreover, it will also aid PESU stakeholders to participate in continuing academic programs at IIT Bombay. According to IIT Bombay...

GATE 2015 test-takers can now view their responses to questions online

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2015 (GATE 2015) test-takers can now view their responses to questions online, at the official website. The information is available at the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) website. To view the responses, candidates need to click here and enter the Enrolment ID/Registration Number/e-mail ID as well as the GOAPS password. The Enrolment ID should be the one sent during registration and the e-mail ID should be the same as used during registration. GATE 2015 was conducted on Saturday, January 31, Sunday, February 1,...

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