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Urine-processing technologies yield rich cash flow potential

MAY’10: The stink is out of urine, literally and metaphorically, with a growing number of researchers spotting commercial and ecological value in a liquid most people consider waste. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, for instance, is working to harvest this human waste and convert it into fertiliser. The Delhi government is willing to [...]

            

IIT develops technology to produce stealth aircraft

MAY’10: Materials scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology in Roorkee (IIT-R) have developed microwave absorbing nanocomposite coatings that could make aircraft almost invisible to radar. The technology for building invisible, or stealth aircraft, is a closely guarded secret of developed countries and a handful of laboratories in India are doing research in this area. [...]

            

IIT develops technology to produce stealth aircraft

MAY’10: Materials scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology in Roorkee (IIT-R) have developed microwave absorbing nanocomposite coatings that could make aircraft almost invisible to radar. The technology for building invisible, or stealth aircraft, is a closely guarded secret of developed countries and a handful of laboratories in India are doing research in this area. [...]

            

IIT Rajasthan moves to state varsity campus Jaipur

APRIL’10: The Indian Institute of Technology, Rajasthan (IIT-R) has been temporarily shifted to the engineering faculty building of Jai Narain Vyas University according to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in Jodhpur over the weekend. Students of IIT-R earlier had to rely on IIT-Kanpur and other institutions to attend classes. IIT-Rajasthan founder-director P. K. Kalra [...]

            

PM was asked to fine-tune JEE by Maths Wizard

APRIL’10: PM Manmohan singh was given suggestions on the improvement of IIT-JEE pattern by Maths Wizard Anand Kumar. He pleaded that poor aspirants should be given at least three attempts for IIT-JEE exam, as they are usually the late starters. Every year Anand’s Super-30 offers free accommodation to 30 poor students and provides coaching to [...]

            

Nanotech is used to treat cancer – IIT-B & Docs

APRIL’10: In Mumbai it could have been India’s second nano success if it passes the muster. Only this nano creation is revealed in the healthcare field and it was possible because of partnership between oncologists and scientists of the Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay. The joint effort of the IIT -B and doctors from Tata [...]

            

IITs admission criteria set for an overhaul New Delhi

APRIL’10: The admission criteria for admission to the premier engineering institutes of the country – the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), is all set for an overhaul. According to the recommendation of a panel set up under IIT Kaharagpur’s Director, Mr. Damodar Acharya, the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for undergraduates and Graduate Aptitude Test in [...]

            

President buries ‘Time Capsule’ on IIT Kanpur campus Kanpur

APRIL’10: President Pratibha Patil recently buried a ‘Time Capsule’ on the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) campus on the occasion of its golden jubilee celebrations and also unveiled a nanosatellite developed by the institute. The capsule, which is made of a special metal, contains pen-drives, chips, images and several other documents related to the [...]

            

Placements in full swing at IITs

MARCH’10: In just over a month, around 70% of the students at IIT have been placed. The final placements began on Dec 1, 2009 and will continue till March 2010. However, because of the good response from IT companies, the IITs hope that the placements might be wrapped early. However, last year due to economic [...]

            

IITs successfully conducted GATE online in two subjects New Delhi

MARCH’10: Indian Institutes of Technology at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee and the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore successfully conducted online Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2010 for two out of 21 papers yesterday. Examinations in two subjects, namely Textile Engineering and Fiber Science (TF), and Mining Engineering (MN) were conducted using [...]

            

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