Irani rejects Kakodkar's view on IIT directors' selection

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday rejected the views of nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar on the selection process of directors of the IITs.

Selection process of IIT directors like 'running lottery': Kakodkar

Breaking his silence, Chairman of IIT Bombay's Board of Governors Anil Kakodkar on Friday said he had resigned because he did not want to be part of the selection process of IIT directors which was "too casual" and "running a lottery".

AAP accuses BJP of 'politicising' education

 In the wake of the resignation of nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar as the chairman of the board of governors of IIT Bombay, the Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday accused the BJP-led Centre of "politicising" educational institutes.

Kakodkar quits IIT Bombay board

The HRD Ministry was hit by yet another controversy with chairman of IIT Bombay's board of governors and nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar resigning apparently due to differences with the Ministry over selection of some IIT directors.

Cong attacks Smriti Irani over nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar's resignation

Congress on Wednesday launched a sharp attack on HRD Minister Smriti Irani accusing her of "interfering" with autonomy of higher education institutions, following the resignation of eminent nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar as Chairman of Board of Governors of IIT Bombay.

Kakodkar's resignation: Cong alleges govt interference

The resignation of noted nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar as Chairman of Board of Governors of IIT Bombay was raised in the Rajya Sabha with Congress alleging government "interference" in the institution and wanting a clarification.

Anil Kakodkar resigns as chairman of board of governors of IIT-B

Nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar has resigned as the chairman of the board of governors of IIT Bombay apparently because of differences with the Ministry of Human Resource Development over selection of some IIT directors.

US civil nuclear deal is in India's 'best interests': Kakodkar

Noted scientist and former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Anil Kakodkar on Thursday hailed the civil nuclear deal with the US as being in the "best interests" of the country, since it would enable India to meet its growing energy demand.

Focus on technology to improve education

Experts discussed the challenges and solutions for education at the Indian Science Congress. Sanchayan Bhattacharjee reports

Kakodkar rues low-key celebration of Bhaskaracharya's work

Noted nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar on Thursday night said the 900th birth anniversary of renowned mathematician and astronomer Bhaskaracharya should have been celebrated on a grand scale at the national level.

Kakodkar stresses on linking tech output with rural domains

Describing technology and innovation as key to country`s empowerment, noted nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar on Monday stressed on linking technological output with rural domains to meet requirements in areas like power generation, waste management and agriculture.

The Glocal University

Universities in rural settings are increasingly implementing global technologies to solve local problems, says former Atomic Energy Commission chief Dr Anil Kakodkar in a chat with Uma Keni Prabhu.

`Sustainable development only way to India`s future goals`

Solar Energy Commission of India president Anil Kakodkar has cautioned the people against recklessly destroying natural resources without considering future needs and sustainability of the ecosystem.

Nuclear projects needed to tackle energy challenges: Kakodkar

Former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr Anil Kakodkar said though Japan`s March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster has dampened the sentiments for nuclear energy in India.

Only nuclear, solar power can meet India`s needs: Kakodkar

Only the nuclear and the solar power can meet the mammoth energy requirements of India, former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr Anil Kakodkar said on Sunday.

IITs should encourage students to do research: Kakodkar

Every student should have a choice of concurrent education in all learning domains, said eminent nuclear scientist Dr Anil Kakodkar.

New N-plants may be located in heart of city

Scientists are busy designing nuclear reactors that can be located in the heart of the city.

First Unit of KNPP to be ready some months from now: Kakodkar

Despite `difficulties` faced at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, the first unit would be commissioned `some months from now` and the second by end of 2013, Atomic Energy Commission member Anil Kakodkar said here on Friday.

Nuclear power as safe as air travel: Kakodkar

Nuclear power is actually as safe as air travel, top nuclear scientist and ex-chairman of the AECI Anil Kakodkar said on Tuesday.

Youths to be destructive force, unless given opportunity: Kakodkar

Noted nuclear scientist on Friday warned that the country`s youth force could well turn into a major destructive force unless they are provided with opportunities to fulfill their aspirations.