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IIT-JEE 2012 applicants reach over 5 lakh; Tier two cities surpass metros

IIT- JEE 2012 applications reaches over 5 lakh; Tier two cities surpass metros

The last year of IIT-JEE i.e. 2012 will see more than five lakh candidates appearing for the toughest engineering entrance exam. According to reports, the figure has risen by 16,000 in comparison to the last year. It stood at 4.86 lakh in 2011. The year before, in 2010, it was 4.56 lakh. The process of [...]


            

HRD Ministry to form ETS like body for national tests

HRD Ministry to form ETS like body for national exams

An ETS like body may soon be formed to conduct national level exams in India. The HRD minister Kapil Sibbal has said that the ministry has decided to put in place a national testing authority as a statutory body that will conduct all kinds of exams. Notably, ETS (Educational Testing Service) is the world’s largest [...]


            

Cultural Festivals at IITs

Cultural Festivals at IITs

Festivals are always an integral part of college life. They are like cherries on a vanilla cake, the double cheese burst of pizzas, the citric effect of a lemonade, the touch of autumnal zephyr, the sunlight of winter morning, the first showers of monsoon………………………………zada curled ho gaya , I know. Okay, let’s not make it [...]


            

Aakash to become cheaper and indigenised; gov to rope in 3 more IITs

Aakash to become cheaper and indigenised; gov to rope in 3 more IITs

Aakash tablet- the government’s ambitious project will now be handled by three more IITs. According to reports, the government plans to rope in IIT Madras, IIT Mumbai and IIT Kanpur to make the tablet PC project more indigenous and reduce its price. IIT Rajasthan is already supervising its development. A meeting was held in New [...]


            

Super 30 expands to Super 50; plans to take other states within its fold

Super 30 expands to Super 50; plans to take other states within its fold

Expansion seems to be the keyword for IITs and institutes related to it. After the expansion of IITs now it is the turn of Super 30 to expand itself to Super 50. Anand Kumar, mathematician and the man behind the phenomenon called Super 30, plans to reach out to other Hindi speaking states. It has [...]


            

IIT-Delhi set to get a new look; expansion on the anvil

IIT-Delhi set to get a new look; expansion on the anvil

The infrastructural facilities at the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi are poised to get a facelift as the civic administration has given it the go-ahead to modify its layout plan. The Hauz Khas campus of the institute may soon see beginning of construction work in full swing. The sanction has given the authorities the approval to [...]


            

Missile man dons teacher’s hat at IIT-Hyderabad

Missile man dons teacher’s hat at IIT-Hyderabad

IIT-Hyderabad is witnessing a frenzy for a particular fractional credit course these days. Reason: The august presence of Missile man and former President Dr.Abdul Kalam as the faculty member. Dr. Kalam is teaching the course which goes by the name “Empowering 3 billion”. He took his first class on Tuesday. It was a big hit [...]


            

Why this IIT kolaveri di?

Why this “IIT Kolaveri di” ?

Chetan Bhagat once remarked that life of a student transforms totally at IITs and leaves permanent changes on it. His “Five Point Someone” describes that experience vividly. IITs are famed for producing wizards. In fact, those who get there are no less than wizards themselves. Most of them for sure! Nothing can be more oft-repeated [...]


            

Books for preparing Physics in IIT-JEE

Books for preparing Physics in IIT-JEE

Physics is one of the most scoring subjects in IIT-JEE and most of the engineering aspirants bank on it for success in this toughest engineering exam. The subject is all about grasping the concepts correctly and applying them. The numericals are also based on the concepts. There are plenty of study material i.e. books, sample [...]


            

Mixed reactions to single test format in place of IIT-JEE and AIEEE

Mixed reactions to single test format in place of IIT-JEE and AIEEE

The decision to waive off IIT-JEE and AIEEE and introduce a single entrance test in its place has received different responses from the different stakeholders. Schools and colleges are by and large happy as they feel that students will now pay attention to classes and focus on board exams too. The proposed new policy is [...]


            

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