IIMs, IITs told to comply with quota rule for faculty hiring
While central universities mostly implement the faculty quota — 15% for Scheduled Castes, 7.5%for Scheduled Tribes, 27% for Other Backward Classes and 10% for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) — IITs and IIMs largely do not do so. Both IITs and IIMs have a very poor representation of reserved category persons in faculty, as per government data.
Now, IIT & IISc will help forces to get futuristic defence technologies
DRDO has already identified over 60 specific projects, many of which will give armed forces a lethal edge.
Co-working platform myHQ raises $1.5 mn to fund expansion
myHQ said it plans to utilise the funds to expand into new cities, introduce new product offerings and invest in their technology infrastructure.
Corporate CSR funds not to go into govt projects
Thakur also clarified that corporates could now count contributions towards designated technology incubators and contributions to public funded universities, Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs), national laboratories and autonomous bodies engaged in research as part of their CSR expenditure.
Student suicide: IIT Madras says committed to fair play, DMK, Cong hold protest
Political parties have demanded a thorough probe after the family of the student, who hailed from Kerala, accused a faculty member of the IIT-M of driving her to commit suicide. A day after the probe into the suicide was transferred to the Central Crime Branch, police officials, visited the campus in connection with the investigation.
Other colleges charge up to 20x more than revised JNU hostel fees
Revised hostel charges for JNU students are Rs 3,600 per annum (for students from below-poverty-line families, the revised annual charges are Rs 1,800). In IIT Bombay and Delhi, annual hostel charges are Rs 20,000 and Rs 15,000 per student, respectively.
Delhi air unbreathable, may worsen today
The western disturbance occurring throughout northwest India has left the atmosphere cloudy and an isolated drizzle is expected in Delhi on Saturday. This, according to experts, would only worsen the condition as lesser rainfall will not wash out the pollutants but would increase humidity. The air quality is expected to get better from Sunday.
CL Educate to invest in campus-based startups
The WAIN innovator pipeline is rapidly closing in on 100,000 innovators and the CL Educate Board has approved the creation of a Rs 30 crore corpus WAIN fund, with CL Educate as the anchor investor, according to a release shared by the company.
IITs told to bring projects on curbing pollution to Delhi
The Centre has asked the top institutes to station their prototypes and models at IIT Delhi for testing and possible scaling up for use by next year. The government has indicated it will help with funding these projects.
IIT Roorkee working with ISRO, DRDO for cutting edge space, defence tech
Researchers at the premier institute are working with ISRO and DRDO on "thin membrane-based technology” to develop parachutes for fighter aircraft.
Slowdown signal: Top companies cold to IIT hiring season
Some of ‘Day One’ cos have either declined placement cells' requests or are yet to confirm their interest.
IIT re-opens GATE application process for J&K students
the GATE committee has decided to re-open the application process from 30th October to 8th November, 2019 for those who have been left out from J&K.
IIT Kanpur had warned CPCB about pollution in early Oct
Researchers had suggested prompt corrective action in 75 km radius of Delhi. They had submitted a study, based on modelling of Delhi’s air quality and meteorological data in early October, recommending that a number of measures be taken as soon as Air Quality Index (AI) hits 200.
Freshworks to tie up with IIT-M
The California-headquartered company will initially partner with the centre on how to leverage AI to provide advanced lead scoring capabilities for its customers.
IITs dominate in QS India University rankings, IIT Bombay leads the pack
The other institutes in the top 10 include IIT Delhi (3rd), IIT Madras (4th), IIT Kharagpur (5th), IIT Kanpur (6th), University of Delhi (7th), University of Hyderabad (8th), IIT Roorkee (9th) and IIT Guwahati (10th).
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