Rica Bhattacharyya

  • IIT Kharagpur develops AI system to read legal judgments

    IIT Kharagpur develops AI system to read legal judgments

    A team of researchers at the premier engineering institute’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering used a novel method to automate the reading of a legal document by using a more evolved Machine Learning technique.

    STEM jobs in India increase 44% in 2016-2019, shows data

    STEM jobs in India increase 44% in 2016-2019, shows data

    Delhi is leading the way for STEM jobs with 31% of overall postings among metros, followed by Mumbai (21%), Bengaluru (14%), Pune (12%), Hyderabad (12%) & Chennai (10%). The West has beaten the rest of the country to the top spot, with 34% of all postings from this region. The North-South of India come in at a close second with 31% of postings.

    IIM-B’s academic incubator enhances footprint in Mumbai, Delhi

    IIM-B’s academic incubator enhances footprint in Mumbai, Delhi

    The academic incubator, launched its 20-year celebrations of nurturing entrepreneurs across industries, with The Dialogue, a panel discussion on ‘Bootstrapped vs Funding: what’s best for your startup?’ in Mumbai on Saturday. Going ahead NSRCEL will also enhance focus on women entrepreneurs, social ventures, start-ups in rural areas among others.

    IITs now turn more to alumni for funding

    IITs now turn more to alumni for funding

    With insufficient govt funding, institutes are setting up alumni development offices, forming alumni boards to reach out. From setting up alumni development offices in India and abroad and forming teams and alumni boards with outside professionals to advising on fundraising to launching pro-active alumni outreach activities, IITs are going all out to attract their wellplaced former students to give back to their alma mater.

    IIT Madras alumni donates Rs 1 crore for robotics research laboratory

    IIT Madras alumni donates Rs 1 crore for robotics research laboratory

    “Alumni have made a big difference to several of our research and teaching initiatives at IIT Madras. This interdisciplinary lab on robotics will help train several generations of students for our emerging high tech workforce,” said Mahesh Panchagnula, dean (International and Alumni Relations) at IIT Madras.

    Campuses rally in protest against JNU attack

    Campuses rally in protest against JNU attack

    The wave of protests began on Sunday night, soon after videos and photos of the attack began circulating on social media and being shown on television. Apart from demonstrations in front of the old police headquarters in Delhi, protestors gathered at the Gateway of India in Mumbai, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and elsewhere.

    With an eye on millennials, cos make their boards 'younger'

    With an eye on millennials, cos make their boards 'younger'

    The rapidly changing consumer profile is prompting India Inc to appoint relatively young directors who can advise management teams on matters pertaining to cutting edge technology, and how these can be used to reach new-age consumers.

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