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World class university to be set up by Reliance

MARCH’10: To promote education and research in India, the Reliance Group plans to set up a ‘worldclass’ university in India. The university, modeled on the lines of American universities such as The University of Pennsylvania will be set up either in Delhi or Mumbai. “It will be international in scale and in best practices, but [...]


Srikanth Jagabathula, President of India gold medal winner.

MARCH’10: Internet connectivity in rural areas at cheap rates? Well, this could be a reality if Srikanth’s dream comes true. Meet Srikanth Jagabathula, IIT’s pride, the President of India gold medal winner for 2005-06 for scoring the highest marks among all batches at Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay. After an enviable stint at the IIT, Srikanth [...]


Three students bag Manmohan Singh scholarship at Cambridge New Delhi

MARCH’10:Three students from Bangalore, Kolkata and Mumbai are set to receive the 2010 Manmohan Singh scholarship to fund their undergraduate studies at the University of Cambridge. For 2010, the scholarship will be given to Neal Duggal from Mallya Aditi International School, Bangalore, Jesika Haria from Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai, and Rudrajit Banerjee from The [...]


‘Spectacular years ahead in space’ – former ISRO chief New Delhi

MARCH’10: “The last 50 years of space have been fantastic while the next 50 years will be spectacular,” remarked Prof. U R Rao, former chairman ISRO, delivering his lecture on “Challenges in Space” in the 97th Indian Science Congress. The space age began with the launch of Sputnik-I, 52 years ago from the former Soviet [...]


Indo-German Computer Centre inaugurated at IIT Delhi

MARCH’10: An Indo-German Max Planck Centre on Computer Science (IMPECS) was inaugurated at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) here on Wednesday by Mr. Prithviraj Chavan, Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences along with H.E. Mr. Horst Koehler, President of the Federal Republic of Germany. IMPECS will be engaged in collaborative basic [...]


Railways to sign with IITKharagpur for research Kolkata

MARCH’10: Indian Railways will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-K) to promote research and development in the organisation, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Wednesday. “We are going to sign a MoU with the IIT-K on February 13, 2010, to promote research and development activities for [...]


Promise of IITs, from Mamata

MARCH’10: Mamata Banerjee today promised a deal with the Union human resource development ministry to build “schools, colleges and IITs” on railway land.  The railway minister said she was in talks with the HRD ministry and a memorandum of understanding could be signed in a matter of days.


Top medical honchos mull medical courses in IITs New Delhi

MARCH’10: If the proposal of the Health secretary K Sujatha Rao comes into action, then the premier technology institutes of the country- the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) would soon see doctors passing out from the premier institute. Rao, in order to gain the consensus of various top honchos from top ministries, directors of medical [...]


IIT Bombay exhibits masterpieces

FEBRUARY’10: From collapsible bamboo bar stools to workstations for people with cerebral palsy, the Degree Design Show by IIT-Bombays Industrial Design Centre has it all. A number of designs have been sanctioned and designed by corporates. The youngsters behind the machines have designed a number of socially relevant products for the less privileged. Sarabjit Singh [...]


IIT Kharagpur ties up with Taiwan school

FEBRUARY’10: IIT Kharagpur ties up with Taiwan school The Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur (IITKGP) has is in the process of signing a memorandum of understanding with National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) of Taiwan which will facilitate research collaboration, joint research, joint mentoring for students and student and faculty exchange especially in the field [...]


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