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IIT-Delhi alumni reject new entrance test formula


June 28th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) IIT Delhi Alumni Association Thursday rejected the human resource development (HRD) ministry's new formula for tests for entrance into the premier institutes and demanded a ... Read more...

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IIT Council’s decision hasty: Super 30 founder


June 28th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Patna, June 27 (IANS) The IIT Council's move to give 20 percent weightage to Class 12 board marks is a hasty decision, Anand Kumar, founder of 'Super 30', which provides ... Read more...

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The new IIT exam pattern (Factfile)


June 28th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Council Wednesday struck a compromise with the human resource development ministry on the new pattern of entrance examinations. Here are its salient features:* There will ... Read more...

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IITs agree to a compromise, but retain hold on test (Second Lead, correcting spelling)


June 28th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Ending the impasse over the entrance to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), the IIT Council Wednesday struck a compromise with the human resource ... Read more...

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IITs agree to a compromise, but retain hold on test (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Ending the impasse over the entrance to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), the IIT Council Wednesday struck a compromise with the human resource ... Read more...

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Kapil Sibal skips IIT council meet


June 27th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday skipped the meeting of IIT Council convened by him to discuss the proposed common entrance test after opposition ... Read more...

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HRD ministry calls IIT meet on common entrance test (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) A day after IIT Delhi followed Kanpur's way against the proposed common entrance test, the human resource development ministry has called a meeting of ... Read more...

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HRD ministry calls IIT meet on common entrance test


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) A day after IIT Delhi followed Kanpur's way against the proposed common entrance test, the human resource development ministry has called a meeting of the ... Read more...

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IIT Delhi also revolts, to conduct own exam (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-Delhi) Thursday also revolted against the human resource development ministry's move for a common entrance test and decided to hold ... Read more...

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Prime Minister assures on autonomy of IITs


June 15th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday assured members of the All India IIT Faculty Federation (AIIITFF) that the autonomy of the prestigious Indian Institutes of ... Read more...

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Common engineering entrance in favour of students, says Sibal


June 12th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) With several Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) coming out in opposition on the proposed common entrance test, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday reiterated that ... Read more...

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What’s the hurry to bring common entrance test: IIT faculty


June 11th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Upset over the common entrance test (CET) to Indian Institutes of Technology proposed by the human resource development ministry, the national body of IIT ... Read more...

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IIT Kanpur revolts, to hold separate entrance exam


June 8th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) In a clear revolt against the human resource development ministry's move for a common entrance test, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kanpur Friday decided to ... Read more...

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States unwilling to join new IIT-JEE format


June 6th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) As the government moves ahead with its plan for a common engineering entrance test, a majority of states at a meeting of education ministers Tuesday ... Read more...

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Dissent grows over new pattern of IIT-JEE


May 30th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Even as the government has decided to go ahead with a new pattern for the joint entrance exam for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT-JEE), ... Read more...

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Single test for engineering courses from 2013


May 28th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
A meeting of the Joint Councils of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other central educational institutions approved the conduct ... Read more...

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Faridabad boy tops IIT-JEE (Lead)


May 19th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Scoring 385 marks out of 401, Faridabad boy Arpit Agrawal grabbed the top rank in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for the prestigious Indian Institutes ... Read more...

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Parliament passes IIT bill


April 30th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Parliament Monday passed a bill which will make the six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) capable of granting degrees to the engineers that pass ... Read more...

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10 lakh students appear in all-India engineering entrance test


April 30th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Around 10 lakh students Sunday appeared in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) 2012 at 1,735 centres across the country.Another 164,000 candidates would ... Read more...

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IITs, IIMs to help MSMEs improve managerial skills


April 26th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) is working on a mechanism that would enable experts from top educational institutes to help micro, small and medium ... Read more...

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‘Invest in research, technology for future of IITs’


April 16th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Increased investment in research, higher monetary assistance and development of technology for industries are the three steps that will ensure a bright future for the ... Read more...

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500,000 students take IIT-JEE exam across India


April 8th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) More than 500,000 Indian students Sunday sat for one of the toughest entrance tests in the country as the Indian Institutes of Technology conducted their ... Read more...

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Moily visits corporate affairs institute


April 5th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 4 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) here would showcase India's knowledge infrastructure, Corporate Affairs Minister M. Veerappa Moily said during a visit Wednesday.Moily ... Read more...

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New ‘rocket’ can go to moon on 100 cc fuel


March 30th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) A lightweight satellite thruster can go to the Moon on just 100 ml of fuel, slashing cost of space missions. The mini motor uses electricity to ... Read more...

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New IIT entrance format to get brighter students: Sibal


February 24th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The new format of exams for entrance to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will ensure brighter students getting through to the prestigious institutions, Human ... Read more...

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Creating a roadmap for hassle-free transport in India


December 30th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 30 (IANS) With the exponential growth of private vehicles making commuting a nightmare in most Indian cities, experts have come together to form the Transport Research Group of ... Read more...

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No house discussion on copyright bill, Sibal slams BJP (Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday moved the copyright (amendment) bill in the Rajya Sabha but it could not be taken up for ... Read more...

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35 percent teaching posts in IITs vacant


December 2nd, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Around 35 percent of teaching posts are lying vacant in 15 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) with 212 faculty members taking early retirement in the ... Read more...

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Why Indian researchers fail to make news (Comment)


October 29th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Most Indian scientists working in the anonymity of their labs or research institutes seldom make news even if they achieve a vital breakthrough or invent something new. Their discoveries and insights ... Read more...

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India seeks science & technology-driven partnership with US


October 5th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 5 (IANS) Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao wants India-US strategic partnership to be driven by a vibrant science & technology eco-system to address the priority needs of both ... Read more...

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Panel to probe suicides in IITs


September 14th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) A task force has been set up to look into the increasing number of suicides in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Human Resource Development ... Read more...

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New fee structure for IITs discussed


September 14th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) A new fee structure, a common entrance test giving weightage to Class 12 exam marks and higher focus on research were among the issues discussed ... Read more...

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IITs, IISc to use CAT 2011 for MBA admissions


August 29th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have decided to use CAT 2011 as part of the selection process of ... Read more...

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Jharkhand Class 12 students seek re-evaluation


June 15th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 15 (IANS) Hundreds of Class 12 students here Wednesday demanded re-evaluation of the answer sheets they wrote for their annual examinations in which just 42.3 percent students secured ... Read more...

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Top global publisher to expand footprint in India


June 14th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Springer, one of the world's leading publishers of books on advanced science, technology and medicine with 1,000 top Indian writers in its international database, is ... Read more...

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