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Newer IITs yet to fill their quota of seats this year

An engineering seat at an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is a coveted one in India but despite the reputation, newer IITs are finding it tough to fill the seats. It has been reported that IIT-Bhubaneswar (IIT-BBS) has not been able to fill up its seats. Sharing its fate with most engineering colleges in the state, 17 BTech seats in the institution will remain vacant this year, as there was no taker against these seats till the end of admission process on Saturday. It was reported that a total 163 students took admission against the sanctioned strength of 180 in BTech. As many...

IIT Kharagpur to introduce flexible credit-based system in 2016

This bit of news could be a pleasant one for the ambitious IIT students who not only looks forward to their future career but also wants to be entrepreneurs. According to reports, IIT Kharagpur will soon introduce a introduce a new "credit-based system" which would allow students the flexibility to complete a four-year B Tech course in three-and-a-half years. The new system, which is part of an academic review to modernise the institute's undergraduate and postgraduate courses, would be introduced in phases from 2016. The reports quoted IIT-Kharagpur, Director, Partha Pratim...

IIT Bombay introduces mobile app to help new batch

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) has introduced a new mobile application (app) called "InstiMAP", with an aim to assist the new batch of over 1,500 undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students joining the premier institute. Students with android phones only can avail the app. The new app will guide the freshers in locating key places in the campus, such as, the departments, laboratory, grounds, clubs, hostel, bank, stores, eateries, hospital, etc. The student-friendly app has been devised by a faculty member of IIT Bombay, along with associates....

JEE Advanced 2014 provisional admission fee refund process starts

The process of refund of provisional admission fee of the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced 2014 (JEE Advanced 2014) candidates, wherever applicable, has started through a refund request portal, according to information available at the website. To request for a refund, candidates need to click here . Once at the page, they have to enter their JEE Advanced 2014 Roll Number and Date of Birth. It is important to note that the portal is for one time access for furnishing information. The candidates must ensure entry of correct information. The fee refund will be made in...

Seven IITs tie up with IISc Bangalore to set up virtual tech varsity

Seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have joined hands with the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) to set up the very first indigenous virtual technology university in India. These IITs are the ones located at Chennai , Delhi , Guwahati , Kanpur , Kharagpur , Mumbai and Roorkee . According to IIT officials, the institutes involved are in the process of finalizing the details at the moment and the university is expected to come up in the next two or three years. The experience with global counterparts and in conducting the National...

JEE Main 2014 round 4 online registration & choice-filling

The round 4 online registration and choice-filling of the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014) candidates have started, according to the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) website. For online registration and choice-filling, please click here . Once at the page, candidates need to enter their JEE Main 2014 Roll Number and Password. Candidates must take the printout of the final locked choices for submission during reporting. The Round 3 provisional seat allotment Results of JEE Main 2014 candidates were announced on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 . Candidates are...

JEE Main 2014 round 3 seat allotment results announced

The Round 3 provisional seat allotment Results of the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2014 (JEE Main 2014) candidates have been announced today, that is, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 , which is one day ahead of the original schedule, according to information at the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) website. To view the Results, please click here . Once at the page, candidates need to enter their JEE Main 2014 Roll Number and Date of Birth. Candidates are required to report at the centers against the third round from Wednesday, July 23 till 5 pm on Friday, July 25, 2014 ,...

36.5% faculty posts vacant in IITs, 40.8% in NITs: HRD minister

The 16 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have 36.5% of their faculty posts vacant, while 40.8% teaching slots remain vacant in the 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) , according to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani. Several factors have attributed to the gap between the sanctioned and occupied faculty posts, such as, resignation, retirement, rise of student intake as well as shortage of candidates who are competent enough to take up such posts, she added. Ms Irani also stated that several initiatives are being taken by the institutes to...

Refund of provisional seat acceptance fee of JEE Advanced candidates

The refund of provisional seat acceptance fee of the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced 2014 (JEE Advanced 2014) candidates, if applicable, will be processed through a refund portal, according to information available at the website. The online seat acceptance closed on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 . The web release of the third round of seat allocation was made on Saturday, July 12, 2014 . The web release of the second round of seat allocation was made on Monday, July 7 and seat acceptance was conducted till Thursday, July 10, 2014 . The last day of seat acceptance of the first round...

JEE Advanced 2014 candidates to complete admission formalities

The Joint Entrance Examination Advanced 2014 (JEE Advanced 2014) candidates who have been allocated seats in the first, second or third/final round of allotments and have accepted the same need to complete their admission formalities with the admitting institutes, according to the information at the official website. The candidates have to download the Revised Final Seat Allocation Letter along with the Declaration on Acceptance Form for completion of the admission formalities with individual institutes. Candidates need to note that the provisional admission fee (for seat allocation...

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