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The search for a new Director for IIT Jammu has begun as early as eight months before the current Director’s term ends.

Govt starts search for 6 newest IITs’ directors early, after delays in recent appointments

Ministry of Education released an advertisement Monday inviting applicants for the IITs in Dharwad, Goa, Palakkad, Jammu, Bhilai and Tirupati.
File image of IIT Guwahati | Twitter | @IITGuwahati

Kicked out of IIT Guwahati, PhD scholar says it’s over corruption claims, varsity calls it lies

Vikrant Singh was served a termination letter on 25 June after more than a year of acrimony with IIT Guwahati, which described him as repeat discipline violator.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | PTI

PM Narendra Modi pitches for flexible education models during interaction with IIT directors

PM Modi also noted that technological and R&D institutions will play a major role in the upcoming decade, which he called 'India's Techade'.
A photo of the IIT Goa question paper that is finding online attention for its unique nature. | Photo: Twitter/RajanKarna

Frame your questions & then answer — IIT Goa tries out new examination method

A term-end paper for the ‘analog circuits’ course for second-year electrical engineering students asked them to prepare questions from lecture material and then answer it.
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IITs, NITs, IISc tell Modi govt to extend PhD scholars’ stipend for another year due to Covid

The institutions made the request to Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal during a virtual meeting Thursday. The fellowship money to research scholars is given for a fixed period of 5 yrs.
The newly established Covid care facility at IIT Gandhinagar, which is equipped with ambulances. | Photo courtesy: IIT Gandhinagar

IIT-Gandhinagar shows the way, sets up Covid care centre on campus, shares how-to guide

The institute successfully managed 95 patients at its Covid care facility during the peak last month. It now wants to encourage others to also create such facilities.
IIT-Kharagpur | Representational image | Commons

Video shows IIT Kharagpur professor ‘abusing’ students, row over discrimination

In the video, the professor — Seema Singh from the department of humanities and social sciences — was seen calling the students of a preparatory class, “bloody b*^#@$%!”.
College students | Representational image | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Students want colleges reopened as 2nd semester begins, but experts warn of Covid clusters

Students in Delhi, Jalandhar and Hyderabad have launched protests, calling for reopening of colleges. But experts note risks of infection.
IIT-Kharagpur | Representational image | Commons

No exams at IIT-KGP, online test at IIT-Delhi: How IITs will hold exams as Covid cases rise

Most IITs have scheduled exams between April and May for students in 2nd year and above. For 1st-year students, whose classes began late, exams have been scheduled for July.
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JEE Main 2021 admit card out for March session, get exam instructions here

This session of the JEE is scheduled to be held on 15, 16, 17 and 18 March.

Twitter has an India-born CEO Parag Agrawal. In Pakistan, it has caused a burn

We look forward to overseas Pakistanis cooking on wood, explaining gas shortage in Pakistan. These are inflation CEOs. Unmatchable against Google, Twitter CEOs.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.