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IIT-Guwahati said that, in just the first half of day one, 200 job offers were extended to its students as compared to a total 158 offers made on the first day of last year’s session | Twitter | @IITGuwahati

IIT placement season starts with a bang, students getting more jobs & higher pay packages

IIT-Roorkee says 11 students hired at pay packages of more than Rs 1 crore, the highest being an international firm’s offer of Rs 2.15 crore.
Lead-acid batteries

Reducing tax, subsidies to formal recycling sector can help reduce lead pollution: IIT study

The research is based on modelling study of how regulated & unregulated recyclers of lead-acid batteries interact in market & what economic interventions could ensure less lead pollution.
IIT Delhi campus

Students from IITs sign petition demanding permanent SC, ST, OBC committees at institutes

The petition on Change.org says the committee should ensure caste-sensitisation workshops are held for students and faculty, & institutes follow reservation policy for hiring faculty.
Patients at a Covid treatment facility in India (Representational image) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Steep fall in Covid cases by 1 July but a 3rd wave could hit in 6-8 months: Expert panel chief

Prof M. Vidyasagar of IIT Hyderabad, who heads the National Covid-19 Supermodel Committee, said cases could drop to about 15,000 a day by 1 July.
IIT Madras | Facebook

Offer unused campus space for Covid wards, take part in pandemic fight: Govt tells IITs, NITs

Congratulating the institutions on innovations they have come up with to help the country fight Covid-19, the education minister also said students safety should be ensured.
Doctors in PPE at a Gujarat hospital | Representational image | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Why IIT panel wants doctors to teach in engineering colleges & engineers in medical colleges

A panel of researchers from IITs has compiled a whitepaper to suggest ways to improve Biomedical Engineering education In India. It will be submitted to govt.
IIT Delhi campus

IITs tell govt it’s difficult to offer degrees in regional language, NITs more open to idea

Under its new National Education Policy, the government has been pushing for courses in mother tongue. AICTE has already given go-ahead to its affiliates.
Students appearing for the JEE Mains in Kolkata in September 2020 | File image: ANI

No life, no hobbies, burnout, lost childhood — the price students pay for a prized IIT seat

Last year, 1.5 million students took the JEE to qualify for 13,000 seats in 23 IITs across the country – in other words, for each seat there were 115 aspirants.
IIT-Kharagpur | Representational image | Commons

How IIT, NIT graduates as faculty in colleges in low-income, NE states script success

Modi govt had in 2018 appointed IIT & NIT graduates as faculty in colleges in low-income, NE and hill states as part of its TEQIP project.
IIT Bombay campus | Twitter

IITs, other Institutes of Eminence can set up offshore campuses now — UGC issues new rules

The new regulations allow IoEs to start a maximum of three off-campus centres in five years, but not more than one in an academic year.
Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
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.