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IITs not happy with UGC directive

Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have reacted strongly over the suggestion of aligning their courses over University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines. Just days ago, the University Grants Commission had asked the IITs to align their courses and degrees with the ones recognised by the UGC.   Now it has been reported that the institutes have reiterated their autonomous nature, stressing that the UGC and IITs are two different systems. According to reports, Director IIT Bombay, Devang Khakhar, was quoted as saying that the government cannot bring the IITs under the UGC unless...

UGC directs institutes to offer 3-year degrees for non-tech courses

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all academic institutes to offer approved degrees only as well as grant three-year degrees for non-technical undergraduate (UG) courses. The directive will have an impact on courses offered by the Shiv Nadar University Noida and Symbiosis International University Pune , as per reports. According to UGC officials, there are around 40 students in Shiv Nadar in different humanities streams, who had gained admission under the four year undergraduate program (FYUP). The university has been advised to either restructure the course into a...

IITs need to develop defense and health products: Prime Minister

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) need to build up defense as well as health equipment and devise user-friendly innovative facilities for the railways, according to a recent address by the Prime Minister (PM) of India, Mr Narendra Modi. Such measures will stop India’s dependence on imports and contribute towards nation-building, the PM added during a conference attended by IIT officials, held by the President Mr Pranab Mukherjee. Technological support from the IITs will help the country in achieving the vision of “housing for all”. At present, India imports a...

IIT courses, degrees to conform to guidelines: UGC directive

The courses and degrees of the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) should conform to the University Grants Commission (UGC) July 5 gazette notification relating to approved courses, according to a recent directive of the commission. As per officials of the IITs, the institutes were established in accordance with a separate Act of Parliament and hence are not ruled by the UGC Act. However, officials of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) insist that the terms of the UGC Act, 1956 as well as the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 need to be “construed in a...

Social responsibilities to shape higher education institute rankings

The ranking method of higher education institutes being devised by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will be guided by their social responsibilities as well, going forward. The new process should not have any negative impact in evaluating the standard of the institutes, since the policy of reservation for students is prevalent in all institutes - from the premier IITs to state level universities, as per sources. During a recent workshop held on the topic of the ranking system, which was attended by senior officials of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD),...

Application fees for JAM 2015 to be paid online or via challan

The application fees for the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission to Master of Science 2015 (IIT JAM 2015) can only be paid online or through challan, according to information available at the official website. The challan has to be made via the State Bank of India (SBI). Additional bank charges may apply for such transactions. In case a candidate chooses to pay through challan, then the challan payment should be made in cash at any SBI branch latest by Tuesday, September 30, 2014 . Candidates need to note that the application fee is non-refundable. The online...

GATE 2015 registrations & exam to be conducted online

The application process of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2015 (GATE 2015) and the examination itself will be conducted only on the online mode, according to information at the official website. The application process of GATE 2015 will be conducted from Monday, September 1 to Wednesday, October 1, 2014. The entire process of filling up of application form, uploading of certificates/documents including photograph, eligibility proof, proof of category for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Persons with Disabilities (SC/ST/PWD), etc., will be online and the candidates...

IIT Bombay gets Rs 95 crore donation for research & development

The premier Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) has obtained a donation of Rs 95 crore to launch a research and development center. The centre will engage in developing hi-tech products as well as solutions, tailor-made for industry and individual consumers who are at the lowest rung of the economic ladder. The Rs 95 crore donation, granted by the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, has been termed the largest donation ever. The endowment has been made for a five-year period, to create design as well as engineering standards to benefit people/communities with sparse resources. A...

IIT Guwahati to be organizing institute for JAM 2015

The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) will be the organizing institute for the IIT Joint Admission to Master of Science 2015 (IIT JAM 2015) , according to an announcement at the website. All the candidates need to apply online only for IIT JAM 2015. No hardcopies of documents, except challan, should be sent to IIT Guwahati. The documents (if applicable) have to be uploaded during online applications at the website. IIT JAM 2015 will be conducted online only as a Computer Based Test (CBT) for all test papers. JAM 2015 will have seven test papers, namely,...

IIT Kanpur conducts career awareness drive

A career awareness drive was conducted recently by the premier Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) . The event 'Tips from the Top' was a unique alumni contact session and its first session was held on Sunday, August 17, 2014 . The alumni of IIT Kanpur participated in the event, during which they spoke about their profession and answered the students’ queries. The drive was conducted under the “Project Saraswati” of the institute. The main topic of discussion during the session was careers in civil services. IIT Kanpur alumni who are now employed in...

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