Hit by funding slowdown, startups  withdraw job offers at IITs

Hit by funding slowdown, startups withdraw job offers at IITs

Hit by sudden funding slowdown, the domestic startups have begun withdrawing job offers at the premier technological institutes such as the IITs

Parliamentary panel 'anguished' at shortage of faculty in IITs, IIMs

Parliamentary panel 'anguished' at shortage of faculty in IITs, IIMs

A Parliamentary committee has expressed "anguish" over shortage of faculty in higher education institutions, including Central Universities, IITs and IIMs, terming it as the "biggest handicap" in developing and maintaining the standard of education in the country.

IITs have been requested to offer Sanskrit as elective subject, confirms HRD Minister Smriti Irani

IITs have been requested to offer Sanskrit as elective subject, confirms HRD Minister Smriti Irani

The HRD ministry on Thursday said IITs have been requested to offer Sanskrit as an elective subject or as a language course for students who wish to study it.

Govt to provide free English tuition for SC, ST students of IITs

Govt to provide free English tuition for SC, ST students of IITs

Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday informed the Rajya Sabha that the government has decided to operationalise a Peer-group Assisted Learning (PAL) Programme for socially and educationally disadvantaged students in the IITs.

'Prepare uniform roadmap for admitting foreign students to IITs'

The decision to prepare a roadmap for holding these entrance tests abroad is based on the recommendations of a committee which submitted its report recently.

IIT, IISc faculty slam Facebook's Free Basics

Academicians from India's premier institutes IITs and IISc have slammed Facebook's Free Basics initiative, terming it "flawed" and "misleading".

Railways sign MoU with IITs for utilization of assets in more cost effective manner

Railways sign MoU with IITs for utilization of assets in more cost effective manner

The MoU was signed by representatives from respective IIT and railways amid the presence of senior officials from both sides.

Higher education tie-up on agenda during Japanese PM’s visit to India

Higher education tie-up on agenda during Japanese PM’s visit to India

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will arrive in India on December 11 on a three-day visit to hold annual summit talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

IITs, IIMs in bad position: Murli Manohar Joshi

Premier institutes IITs and IIMs are in "bad position" as they only contribute to transfer of capital to developed nations, senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Wednesday said, claiming that the country's youth is being reduced to "tailors" rather than "textile makers".

People's views will be articulated in new education policy: Smriti Irani

People's views will be articulated in new education policy: Smriti Irani

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said the new education policy would have views from the people and their voices will be articulated in the new policy.

Cabinet approves six new IITs

Six new Indian Institutes of Technology will be set up in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala and Karnataka.

Japanese TV channel making documentary on Super 30

Two former students of the Super 30 are now studying in Tokyo University.

Top committee recommends major changes in IIT-JEE format

Top committee recommends major changes in IIT-JEE format

A high-powered committee has recommended major changes to the two-stage Joint Entrance Examination for admission to IITs/NITs.

'Visitor's Conference' to kick off at Rashtrapati Bhavan today

'Visitor's Conference' to kick off at Rashtrapati Bhavan today

As many as 44 MoUs for cooperation will be exchanged between industry and academia in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday.

President to hold high-level meet on education with VCs, Directors

With education always topping his agenda, President Mukherjee will play host to Vice Chancellors and Directors of various premier institutions.

French, German officials visit Super30 academy in Bihar

Diplomatic officials from France and Germany paid a visit to Super30 academy of mathematician Anand Kumar, known for preparing students of deprived sections of the society to crack IITs.

Rajasthan tops in IIT admissions

Rajasthan topped the list of states in cracking entrance exam of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology this year, with nearly 20 per cent students gaining admission to the 18 IITs belonging to the state.

IITs waive off fees for physically challenged students

IITs waive off fees for physically challenged students

In a noble initiative, the Indian Institute of Technology on Tuesday decided to waive off fees for physically challenged students.

Pre-placement offers register jump at IITs

Pre-placement offers register jump at IITs

IITs have registered an increase in pre-placement offers this year. say reports.

HRD ministry nod needed for signing MoU with foreign partners

All major Central educational institutions will now have to take the HRD Ministry's nod for signing MoUs with foreign partners in case the agreements have financial implications on the government.