Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicIIT Madras

Topic: IIT Madras

Mining courses in Tanzania, energy systems in Nepal — IITs see interest in offshore campuses

Offshore campuses are part of the central government’s plan to ‘internationalise’ education as discussed in the new National Education Policy 2020.

IIT-Madras tops govt rankings for 4th consecutive year, IISc & IIT-Bombay round up best 3

Announcing the government’s NIRF line-up, Education Minister Dhramendra Pradhan said Friday that the country’s schools should be graded too.

‘Want to upgrade myself’: Why 80-year-old Kochi engineer took IIT entrance test

Nandakumar Menon wants to pursue data science at IIT Madras. A mechanical engineer with specialisation in cryogenics, he wants to equip himself with ‘new-age skills’.

With focus on ‘real-world’ maths, IIT-Madras offers free web course to boost numerical literacy

The course, titled 'Out of the Box Thinking', is open to anyone aged 10 or above, and is aiming to reach one million students. First batch is scheduled to start on 1 July.

IIT-Madras clarifies Power Grid Corp’s EWS scholarship is for OBC & general category students

Govt-owned Power Grid Corporation of India was criticised on social media for sponsoring a scholarship for EWS students, but not for 'SC/ST/OBCs'.

Drug patented in 1960s can halve recovery time in mild & moderate Covid cases, study finds

Citing the findings of a clinical trial involving 200 patients, a team of researchers has urged the Health Ministry to include antiviral drug Indomethacin in the country's Covid treatment protocols.

Anthrax ruled out as cause of deer death inside IIT-Madras campus

TN vet university says samples have tested negative, but IIT-M spokesperson says it's yet to receive official notification to this effect.

Joint patents with farmers — how new IIT Madras director hopes to make institute great

Kamakoti Veezhinathan, who took charge as IIT Madras director in January, says there will be no tinge of caste bias at institute, talks of plans to bring rural India into tech ecosystem.

How new IIT Madras centre will map human brains — one thin slice at a time

While MRI scans allow scientists to peek into a living brain, at the cellular level there is still a lot left to learn. This is where the new IIT-M centre will work.

Anthrax detected in deer carcass found on campus — IIT-Madras on alert, to start vaccinations soon

At least 4 deer have died on campus since Wednesday, samples from 3 were inconclusive. A team is observing the wildlife for symptoms of the disease, which can spread to humans.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

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.