Academia-Industry-Youngsters : The Model For Startups

Academia-Industry-Youngsters : The Model For Startups

Very often question arises on the role of academia in the industry and how it helps in nurturing upcoming start-ups. As far as conventional notion goes, there are 2 types of academia – one who sticks to the lab and his academic profile, and the other one who veers for a more robust lab-industry tie-up. Now, the question is ” Which one succeeds in the long run?”, “Which one is more sustainable?”, “Which one is…

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Science for School Kids at IIT Bombay

Science for School Kids at IIT Bombay

Bridging the gap between science and knowledge is paramount in the understanding of science. While many of us are aware of scientific breakthroughs we are not that much aware about the very basis of it. To counter this we need actual science visualization amongst students, starting from the school level. IIT Bombay has tried to address by their new initiative for school kids. What is it? Devang Khakhar, Director of IIT Bombay, told the Indian Express,…

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Winter School in IIT Madras

Winter School in IIT Madras

Just like summer camps, winter schools are another avenue to acquire new skills. So, keeping in mind the winter holidays and the necessity of learning new things during this time, IIT Madras has started a Winter School Course. What is it? Indian Institute of Technology-Madras has started a 2-week, credited course of experiential learning, self-study and peer learning opportunities about social entrepreneurship and its related ecosystem. How to apply? Candidates may apply for the international winter…

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779 Seats Exclusively for Women In IITs

779 Seats Exclusively for Women In IITs

The gender disparity in our education system is going to take a back seat from this year, as the IITs gear up to induct more women candidates. What’s New? The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is adding 779 more seats exclusively for women applicants in the new academic session this year. Currently, 9% women are admitted to IIT Kharagpur and this year the seats increased to 14%. Who made this? The decision was taken after sub-committee…

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A Helping Hand For Rural Students, IIT Kharagpur issues new study model

A Helping Hand For Rural Students, IIT Kharagpur issues new study model

A new research project is doing the rounds in IIT Kharagpur. This project, undertaken by Professor TK Bandyopadhyay, Professor Pulak Mishra, Professor RK Pradhan and Professor PK Bhowmick of IIT Kharagpur and Professor Pijush Ghosh of IIT, Madras seeks to empower rural students. C minus 4 model The new study model, called Innovative C minus 4 model is for high school students, an official statement said. Under the C minus 4 model, high school students will be…

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Technology Meets Management in IIT and IIMB’s Joint Programme

Technology Meets Management in IIT and IIMB’s Joint Programme

The Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru (IIMB) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras has come together to launch a unique certificate programme which connects technology to management. The 10-month long course is for those with more than 3 years work experience and seeks to build up a more robust professional profile. However, it’s also available for IIMB and IIT, Madras students. So far, they have piqued the interest of hundreds of working professionals….

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NPTEL and IIT Madras Collaborates with Glass Academy Foundation

NPTEL and IIT Madras Collaborates with Glass Academy Foundation

The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) has tied up with the glass Industry to reach out to upcoming architects and civil engineers. Along with IIT Madras, it will provide a course which seeks to empower engineers about the efficient use of glass in the construction sector. The course which will be offered as a MOOCs is a one of a kind open learning mode, available for the first time in India. This course will be…

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IIT Bombay To Impart Master’s Degree In Filmmaking

IIT Bombay To Impart Master’s Degree In Filmmaking

IIT Bombay is planning to launch a master’s course in filmmaking. The proposal to offer courses in new areas, including filmmaking and medicine,  was taken by the institute strategy and planning committee headed by the director of the institute, Devang Khakhar. This was part of a recent document outlining the IIT’s growth plan for the next five years. Recently, IIT Bombay saw a surge in the number of students as the institute’s student strength went up…

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IIT Madras Has Opened Up its Labs for Students and Visitors

IIT Madras Has Opened Up its Labs for Students and Visitors

In a first, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras has opened its doors for the public. Established in 1959, the institution is known for the cutting-edge research that students conduct. In an attempt to expand and engage with more researchers, the institute has decided to make the laboratories open to visitors on recently. The current opening of doors is part of the ongoing Shaastra 2018 tech fest. From a hand-held device to detect adulteration…

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IITs Earmark 14% Special Quota for Girls from 2018

IITs Earmark 14% Special Quota for Girls from 2018

In order to address the decline of women candidates at the premier engineering institutions of the country, the Indian Institutes of Technology have decided to admit more women from the 2018 academic session. The decision was taken at the Joint Admission Board (JAB) of the IITs. The board approved a quota of supernumerary (over and above the actual intake) seats for women in a phased manner, reaching up to 20% by 2026. Around 8.8% women were admitted…

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