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IITs boycotting Times World rankings counterproductive for India: Times Higher Education

Seven IITs decided not to participate in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in April, alleging a lack of transparency.
IIT Bombay (representational image) | Twitter

IIT Bombay goes fully online for next semester, IIT Delhi could soon follow suit 

In a midnight Facebook post, IIT Bombay director Subhasis Chaudhuri made the announcement and appealed for donations to help economically lesser privileged students.  
IIT Delhi campus

7 IITs won’t take part in Times world rankings this year, raise ‘transparency’ issue

IITs in Delhi, Bombay, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Madras, Kanpur & Roorkee said if Times can convince them about transparency in its ranking process, they will rethink next year.
IIT Delhi | Commons

IITs, IIMs ready for all possible scenarios after US firm rescinds job offers amid Covid-19

With countries virtually shutting down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, several students at IITs and IIMs last week found their job offers revoked by US-based research firm Gartner. 
IIT Delhi | Commons

IIT Bombay & Delhi break into top 50 engineering colleges in QS World Rankings by Subject

This is the first time an Indian institute, much less two, has made it to the top 50 bracket in the QS World Ranking.
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Tamil Brahmins were the earliest to frame merit as a caste claim, and it showed in IITs

Studies on the Indian diaspora in the US can lead one to conclude that caste largely vanishes beyond boundaries of India. The story of IIT students suggests otherwise.
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IIT Madras report on Fathima Latheef suicide ‘silent on religious discrimination’

Internal report of IIT Madras says Fathima Latheef was a bright student and scored well in all subjects barring one, and that caused her distress.
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High court tells IIT Guwahati to refund Rs 1,500 ‘alumni fee’ to 8 students

The IIT Guwahati students had petitioned Gauhati High Court, questioning the institute's authority to charge a fee on a mandatory basis.
File photo of IIT-Delhi | Commons

Modi govt tells IITs & IIMs to ensure caste-based reservation in faculty hiring

IITs, IIMs & IISERs had not been adhering to reservation norms in entirety when hiring faculty. Govt now makes it mandatory to implement quota in all teaching positions.
Niti Ayog in Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

NITI Aayog wants IITs to regulate medical devices, which are now covered by 1940s law

Niti Aayog has recommended to the Modi govt that it should involve IITs to help regulate medical devices rather than CDSCO, India's drug regulator.

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Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.