Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: IITs

‘Need well-rounded professionals’ — why IITs, IIMs & IIITs are giving humanities a new thrust

IITs, IIITs, IIMs are giving unprecedented thrust to social sciences & humanities. Focus is on producing 'well-rounded professionals' instead of churning out just plain graduates.

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 Change.org 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.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

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.