Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicIIT Bombay

Topic: IIT Bombay

After protests, IIT Delhi partially rolls back 115% fee hike. MTech students say it’s not enough

PhD scholars also faced fee hike before partial rollback was announced Friday. Students says they've already paid increased fees and no refund has been announced.

How IIT Bombay managed to award record 400+ PhDs in a single year

Number of students pursuing doctoral degrees at IIT Bombay almost doubled over past 10 years, from 1,895 in 2011-12 to 3,534 in 2020-21, says annual director's report released Saturday.

Who is Parag Agrawal, IIT-Bombay & Stanford graduate taking over as Twitter CEO

Agrawal, the youngest person to run a company in the S&P 500, is still a relative unknown who has spent no time in the limelight at the controversial social media company.

Allot seat to Dalit boy who couldn’t pay fee due to tech error: SC asks IIT Bombay

SC invokes Article 142 of the Constitution, says it would be 'great travesty of justice' if boy, Prince Jaibir Singh, is denied admission for non-payment despite having tried.

IIT-Bombay professor comes up with new tool for Covid testing. It cuts time and cost

Tapestry is a single-round quantitative pooling algorithm used with the RT-PCR test. The Drugs Controller General of India cleared it for commercial use this week.

Efforts underway to ensure more Indian institutions scale global excellence, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Modi also congratulated institutions like IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IISc Bengaluru for appearing in the top-200 positions in QS World University Rankings 2022.

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.

How two IIT-Bombay professors modelled Covid spread by studying coughs

IIT-Bombay professors Rajneesh Bhardwaj & Amit Agrawal used their knowledge in thermal and fluid engineering to study spread of cough clouds.

Students come out in support of Agra teen who lost IIT-Bombay seat by clicking ‘wrong link’

A petition has been filed on change.org by a first year engineering student Sarthak Jain demanding justice for Siddhanth Batra.

2 IIT Bombay students discovered the asteroid that flew closest to Earth

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

On Camera

YourTurn

General Qamar Javed Bajwa | File photo: Flickr

For Gen Bajwa, it was family first, Pakistan later. His rule has lessons for future leaders

From getting his sister-in-law a highly coveted job in Pakistan International Airlines to amassing billions, Bajwa has many answers to give.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) seal is pictured on a gate outside the RBI headquarters in Mumbai, India | Reuters File Photo/Danish Siddiqui

RBI to launch first pilot for retail digital rupee on 1 December

The pilot will be launched in two phases, with State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank and IDC First Bank participating in the first phase across four cities in the country.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.