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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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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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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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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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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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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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Online entrance test planned for budding engineers


November 22nd, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) will be conducted online on a limited scale next year for admission to technology institutes and deemed universities, the Central ... Read more...

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Nod to new engineering technology institute


October 12th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The union cabinet has approved a proposal for takeover of the Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU) at Shibpur for converting it to an Indian Institute of ... Read more...

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US keen to help northeast India tap its potential


September 21st, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 21 (IANS) The United States is willing to help northeast India utilise its potential and wants the region's capabilities to be harnessed for its economic development, a diplomatic official ... Read more...

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Government plans two IIITs in northeast


July 14th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 13 (IANS) The central government Tuesday said it is considering the setting up of two new Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) in the northeastern region. "The locations are being ... Read more...

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All India engineering exam results declared


May 29th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education Saturday (CBSE) Saturday declared the results of the All India Engineering Entrance Exams (AIEEE) and said the students will be able ... Read more...

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Premier engineering institutes to train school dropouts, youth


May 15th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 15 (IANS) The National Institutes of Technology (NIT), India's premier engineering and technology education centres, will provide skill development training to school dropouts and unemployed youth, officials said here Saturday. NIT ... Read more...

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1.13 million students appear in engineering entrance test


April 25th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) In what is termed as the "largest single day examination", at least 1.13 million students gave their All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) Sunday, seeking to join ... Read more...

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Railways to boost research partnership with IITs, DRDO


February 24th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The government will set up a Centre for Railway Research at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee announced Wednesday while promising to ... Read more...

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Indian, Finnish firms sign 13 partnership deals


November 28th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) A Finnish delegation has signed 13 partnership deals with Indian companies during a joint business forum held here. The delegation, comprising more than 100 members, has signed ... Read more...

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Getting best faculty for premier institutes a problem: PM


November 11th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Getting talented faculty members for premier institutes was a problem, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday, and emphasised that the government was committed to strengthening ... Read more...

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After IIT, Sibal now wants changes in AIEEE exams


October 21st, 2009 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) After he spoke of changes in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) entrance exam, Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday set up a committee to ... Read more...

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Engineering entrance to be held on April 25


September 29th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), which paves the way for admission to top technology institutions like the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), will be held ... Read more...

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New National Institutes of Technology to be set up


September 17th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 17 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today approved setting up of new National Institutes of Technology (NITs), six of them in the northeast.These new NITs will be established in ... Read more...

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10 new NITs approved, northeast gets lion’s share


September 17th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday decided to set up 10 new National Institutes of Technology (NITs), six of which will come up in northeastern states to ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves amendments to National Institutes of Technology Act


August 20th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 20 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal to amend the National Institutes of Technology Act 2007.The main features of the amendment are: incorporation of Indian Institutes ... Read more...

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Higher education gets boost, IITs, NITs bag Rs.21 billion


July 6th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Continuing its thrust on higher education, the union budget 2009-10 Monday proposed to allocate over Rs.21 billion for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the ... Read more...

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Over a million to appear in engineering entrance test


April 25th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Over one million students will be appearing in the All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE) Sunday seeking admission into engineering, architecture and other allied courses in government-aided ... Read more...

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Fearing salary downgrade, IIT teachers warn agitation


March 17th, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The faculty members of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have threatened agitation from March 20 if the government does not soon announce a revised payscale ... Read more...

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Arjun Singh to lay foundation stone of IIT Ropar today


February 24th, 2009 - 11:11 am ICT by ANI
Ropar (Punjab), Feb 24 (ANI): Union Minister of Human Resource Development Arjun Singh will lay the foundation stone of the campus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar, in Punjab today. ... Read more...

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Mayawati flays UPA move to stall quotas in top IIT, IIM posts


February 18th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 18 (IANS) Opposing the central government's move to withdraw the reservation facility for higher positions in select elite educational institutions, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Wednesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh says Govt committed to make education opportunities inclusive


December 19th, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today said that Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) has contributed significantly to India''s destiny to become a knowledge power. Inaugurating the ... Read more...

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Skill Development Corp to train Indian youth


August 15th, 2008 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) A Skill Development Corp will be set up to train youths with active participation of the corporate sector, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced here Friday. "India will ... Read more...

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Government reviews progress of the education sector


August 9th, 2008 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have successfully implemented reservation for students of the Other Backward Classes (OBCs), while the ... Read more...

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More girls take to engineering studies


July 27th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) More girls are taking to engineering studies these days. The enrolment of girls in technical institutes in the country has gone up from 22 percent in 2002 ... Read more...

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PM reiterates government’s thrust on higher education


July 22nd, 2008 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday reiterated his government's commitment to giving a major boost to higher education by setting up "world class" universities and quality institutions including ... Read more...

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