Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: IITs

With new campus & IIT collaboration, ‘liberal-arts hub’ Ashoka University eyes big science push

At present, the Haryana varsity offers some programmes in science, but with the expansion, the founders plan to offer a 'unique blend' of research in science and humanities.

7 IITs in top 10 of govt’s Atal rankings for innovation, IIT Madras is No.1

Releasing the list, MoS Education Dr Subhas Sarkar said rankings will inspire institutions to 'reorient their mindset', promote innovation to achieve $5 trillion economy by 2025.

Out of 122 student suicides since 2014, 111 at central univs, IITs & NITs: Govt tells Lok Sabha

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also gave data for suicides of OBC/SC/ST students. MoS Annapurna Devi gave details of ragging complaints & anti-ragging measures implemented.

Over 10,000 faculty posts vacant in central universities, IITs, IIMs, govt tells Parliament

Of the total 10,814 vacancies, 6,535 are in central universities including IGNOU, 403 are in IIMs and 3,876 are in IITs.

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.

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.

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

The petition on says the committee should ensure caste-sensitisation workshops are held for students and faculty, & institutes follow reservation policy for hiring faculty.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera


Power, party, dignity, father’s legacy — what all Uddhav Thackeray is losing in Maharashtra

The BJP’s move to place Eknath Shinde in the CM’s chair eclipses political veteran Sharad Pawar as the kingmaker of Maharashtra. The party has paid NCP chief back in his own coin.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.