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CBSE launches 'Udaan Scheme' to boost enrollment of girl students in IITs, NITs

CBSE launches 'Udaan Scheme' to boost enrollment of girl students in IITs, NITs

CBSE has urged parents and schools to make the optimum use of the scheme.

Govt plans to launch PM research fellowships for IIT graduates from next academic year

Govt plans to launch PM research fellowships for IIT graduates from next academic year

The quality of research depends on people who undertake it and that is why it is important the best minds are encouraged to take it, a top HRD official said.

Union HRD Minister backs accreditation body status for IITs, IIMs

Union HRD Minister backs accreditation body status for IITs, IIMs

"We are going to float an idea in which IITs and IIMs will be asked to become accreditation bodies so that there will be multiple choices for the institutes," the minister said.

Plan to raise number of IIT intakes to 1 lakh by 2020

Plan to raise number of IIT intakes to 1 lakh by 2020

According to sources, in the meeting of the IIT council, which is scheduled to take place on August 23, the proposal will be discussed which suggests taking in non-resident students.

Lok Sabha passes bill providing for opening of 6 new IITs

Lok Sabha passes bill providing for opening of 6 new IITs

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said the government has formed High Education Financial Agency (HEFA) to upgrade the infrastructure.

HRD ministry brings scheme for interest-free loans to IIT students

According to HRD, the facility will be made available to all the students whose household income does not exceed Rs 9 lakh per annum.

DRDO inks pact with IITs for Centre for Propulsion Technology

DRDO inks pact with IITs for Centre for Propulsion Technology

The initiative is aimed at achieving synergy between DRDO and IIT for channelising research efforts towards developing aerospace technologies.

India varsities lead in South Asia: Report

Bangladesh`s University of Dhaka and Pakistan`s National University of Sciences and Technology occupy places in the top 20.

IITs plan to blacklist companies which held back job offers

IITs plan to blacklist companies which held back job offers

The companies such as Pepper Tap, Zimply and many more won't be allowed to participate in the placement session this year.

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.