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IIT Madras joins CERN to work on CMS experiment

One of the premier technical institutions in the country, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (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. According to reports, now IIT Madras will get several opportunities in a large number of related technologies initiated and applied at the Switzerland-based organisation. It was reported that  IIT Madras' admission as a full-member of CMS was made possible by a presentation made to the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) Collaboration Board by Prof...

IIT grads to get 120 offers, Rs 22 lakh pay package from Visa Inc

This seems like a blockbuster year for placements at IITs and now it has been reported that a first-time recruiter Visa Inc will be vying for IIT graduates with likes of Google and Facebook to hire the top graduates for local and global positions. According to reports, Visa which is the world's largest payments network hopes to attract students by dangling a salary of $140,000 plus a relocation bonus for international roles and Rs 22 lakh for domestic hires. The US company confirmed that it will hire 100-120 students from eight IITs, including IIT Bombay , IIT Kanpur , IIT...

IIT, Gandhinagar Invites Applications for M.A in Society and Culture Program 2015

Applications are invited by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar   for admission to 2 years Master of Arts (M.A) in Society and Culture program for the session 2015. Eligibility Criteria for  IIT, Gandhinagar: The minimum criterion to apply is a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 55% marks (or equivalent CPI/GPA). The students who are awaiting final semester/year results and those who would be completing bachelor’s degree in the academic year 2014-15 are also eligible to apply. How to Apply for  IIT,...

IIT Madras expects more offers, higher salaries this placement season

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) is expected to have a positive placement season, with the number of offers increasing along with salary packages. Altogether 1,391 students of Bachelor of Technology (B Tech), Dual B Tech, Master of Technology (M Tech), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Science (MS) programs will take part in the placement process. The placement session at IIT Madras will commence on Monday, December 1, 2014 , along with the other older IITs . This year, many multinational companies (MNCs) are expected to make offers to the...

IIT Kharagpur initiates structural overhaul to attain global standards

The premier Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) has initiated the process of a massive organizational overhaul, in a bid to attain global standards. The move will ensure that more autonomy is granted to the heads of different departments, according to institute officials. As per its “Vision 2020” initiative, IIT Kharagpur will strive to feature among the leading 20 global science/technology-based institutes, with a reputation of excellence in research. Hence, the current pattern in which the institute functions needs to be revamped, added officials. ...

IIT, Gandhinagar Invites Applications for M.Sc in Cognitive Science Program 2015

Applications are invited by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar   for admission to 2 years Master of Science (M.Sc) in Cognitive Science program for the session 2015. Eligibility Criteria for  IIT, Gandhinagar: Students who have a bachelor’s degree (e.g B.A, B.Sc, B.Tech) with a minimum of 55% (5.5 CGPA for students with letter grades/CGPA) aggregate marks for general/OBC category candidates and at least 50% (5.0 CGPA for students with letter grades/CGPA) aggregate marks for SC, ST and PD category candidates in the qualifying degree, are...

Placement season at IITs set to rock this December

The upcoming placement season at the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is expected to bring in an increased number of job offers with higher salary packages, going by the positive trend of the Pre-placement Offers (PPOs). The final placement session at the IITs will commence in December this year. Six IIT Delhi students who had interned with Samsung Korea have bagged jobs at packages of Rs 92 lakh per annum. Out of four others who interned with Deutsche Bank, three have received offers. It is a high rate of conversion in Day 1 companies and the salaries are very high...

Germany offers assistance to set up new IIT & research center

The India-Germany partnership in the field of higher education has reached new heights, with Germany offering its assistance to set up one new Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and a research center. The government of Germany has decided to give its go-ahead in setting up of a Center for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (CASHSS) in India. In this regard, the German government has received two proposals; one is from Heidelberg University in partnership with Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the other is from Max Weber Foundation in association with ...

IIT Madras students to get more options for electives from next year

Starting next year, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) students will get more options to choose electives, thereby getting to exercise their own choice in what they aspire to learn. IIT Madras plans to give around 50% autonomy to the students in picking electives. According to institute officials, the admission process of the IITs stipulates the students to select the engineering discipline before the start of course. Keeping that process unchanged, IIT Madras wants to grant students the freedom to choose multi-disciplinary electives, after the minimum curriculum that...

IIT Madras joins hands with Purdue University for doctoral studies

The reputed Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has entered into an agreement with the United States (US) based Purdue University through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to facilitate combined supervision of doctoral candidates of the two institutes. The institutes are also planning to introduce joint Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs at a later stage. As per the agreement, faculty from Purdue and IIT Madras can co-advise each other’s doctoral students.  There will be student visits also between the two to boost international experience of...

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