Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicIISc Bengaluru

Topic: IISc Bengaluru

IISc, India’s lone science gem that keeps topping global rankings, leaving IITs, IIMs behind

For 113-year-old IISc, it’s a story of scientific rigour, academic excellence, a unique mix of the two, and competing with the advantage enjoyed by similar institutions & universities in the West.

IISc overtakes IITs to clinch first spot among 41 Indian institutes in QS rankings’ top 1,400

Indian institutes are struggling when it comes to academic reputation, faculty/student ratio and internationalisation, according to the latest QS rankings, released Thursday.

Ajay Sood — Modi govt’s new top scientist has 7 patents, won India’s highest science prize

Sood, a physicist from IISc, succeeds renowned biologist K. VijayRaghavan as Principal Scientific Adviser. He is a member of Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council to PM.

ISRO-IISc team develops prototype of bacteria-infused bricks for Martian, lunar soil

New method is proof of concept for sustainable way to make bricks for construction on Mars & Moon using soil found on surface. Study published in PLOS One on 14 April.

Microplastics, pollutants in Cauvery river causing growth defects in fish, says IISc study

Microplastics, industrial and agricultural waste being dumped into the Cauvery are causing hypoxic conditions in the river’s waters, harming marine life.

Arrested 17 yrs after IISc terror attack, discharged 4 yrs later: The case of ‘accused no 7’

Habib Miya, 40, was arrested from Agartala in 2017 and was accused of transporting a key accused in the 2005 IISc terror attack to Bangladesh before and after the Bengaluru attack.

IISc world’s top research university in QS World Rankings, is 1st Indian varsity to score a 100

Overall, IISc has been ranked third best institution in India, with IIT Bombay and Delhi ranking first & second, respectively.

Rohini Balakrishnan, IISc scientist who ‘shares’ name with cricket species in Kerala & Mexico

Rohini Balakrishnan, who has been studying crickets since 1996, is the inspiration behind Mexico species being named Oecanthus rohiniae & Kerala species being called Teleogryllus rohini.

IIT, IISc global rankings fall: How can India attract foreign students, faculty to improve?

IIT-Delhi and Bombay, and IISc Bangalore, along with most of India’s higher education institutions slipped in the 2021 QS World University Rankings released Wednesday.

IIT-Bombay again tops this year’s QS India University Rankings, IISc-Bengaluru second

IIT-Delhi is at No. 3, followed by IIT-Madras, IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Kanpur, according to the QS India University Rankings released Tuesday.

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.