Two IITs, IISc listed in top 200 institutes in the world

Two IITs, IISc listed in top 200 institutes in the world

For the first time, three renowned Indian institutions — the Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and the IITs Delhi and Bombay, have catapulted to the list of the top 200 global universities. This was revealed in the latest QS World University Rankings 2018, an official said here on Thursday. While IISc Bangalore has climbed from 190 to 152 this year, IIT-Delhi moved from 172 to 185, while IIT-Bombay jumped from 219 to 179 this year — or among the top one per cent of approximately 26,000 universities surveyed globally. “The…

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How IITs Turned From Nehru’s Vision of Technology To Catering Engineers for MNCs

How IITs Turned From Nehru’s Vision of Technology To Catering Engineers for MNCs

The India Institutes of Technology (IITs) – often considered by the general masses as the ‘holy cows’ of technical education in India, and recognised in higher education circles as National Institutes of Importance – are in fact premier institutes of the country that have, of late, come under scathing public criticism. This has intensified after they failed to be among the top 100 universities in the QS and the Times Higher Education global rankings. Strangely enough, though they find a place in the top ten institutes in the MHRD-backed India rankings,…

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Recruitment at IITs continue to spiral down, top IITs record lower recruitment in 2016

Recruitment at IITs continue to spiral down, top IITs record lower recruitment in 2016

The placement offers in IITs are very low than the other years. International offers have taken a back seat whereas domestic offers taken a hit. Some of the country’s top technology campuses saw a major fall in job offers in the first phase of the recruitment process. IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Roorkee have registered a major slump in recruitments. But in IIT-Kanpur, almost 60 percent of the students got placed in the first place of the recruitment drive. The first phase of the recruitment drive at IIT-Kanpur remained for 23-days. The IIT-Kanpur authorities have decided…

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IITs may hold inter-institute tech meet every year

IITs may hold inter-institute tech meet every year

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) may hold an ‘Inter-IIT Tech Meet’ every year where the brightest minds from these prestigious institutions will compete and participate in a variety of events. While many of the IITs hold their tech fests, a proposal to hold a joint technology meet was discussed in a meeting of Directors of these institutes held at Kanpur campus earlier this month, sources told PTI. It is learnt that while the Directors were enthusiastic about the idea, the funds and logistics involved were also factored in, they…

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Why asking IITs and IIMs to mint money is government’s worst idea ever

Why asking IITs and IIMs to mint money is government’s worst idea ever

The finance ministry has written to all government departments and ministries, directing them to ensure various autonomous and funded institutes and bodies under them are levying adequate “user charges” for services they are providing. Prominent among such institutes are the IITs, IIMs, different public universities and research institutes. Directing these institutes to mint money is in tune with the recent reluctance of the government to fund these institutes, as the government is focused on limiting expenditure and sticking to its fiscal targets. While reducing investments in higher education and forcing…

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