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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IIT-Kharagpur to Co-host Empresario 2017

IIT-Kharagpur to Co-host Empresario 2017

IIT Kharagpur and International Business Model Competition (IBMC) are all set to host Empresario 2017, an initiative by the Entrepreneurship Cell of the college. The cell is a student organization established with the aim of fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship among college students in India. It aims at developing upcoming start-ups into successful companies by conducting Empresario, India’s only global business model competition. It accepts business ideas in all fields including product and service, product…

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IIT-Kharagpur to set up Centre for Science of Happiness

IIT-Kharagpur to set up Centre for Science of Happiness

The IIT-Kharagpur has said it will start a ‘centre for science of happiness’, which will not only help students embrace more happiness but also seek to further research in the field. An alumnus, Satinder Singh Rekhi, is helping in setting up the centre which has been named after him. The proposed ‘Rekhi centre for science of happiness’ will develop “happy technocrats”, said a statement issued by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Kharagpur. Through…

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IIT Kharagpur Started in a Prison House

IIT Kharagpur Started in a Prison House

The country’s oldest IIT, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur was established in 1950 at the old Hijli Detention Camp in Kharagpur where several freedom fighters had sacrificed their lives during the independence struggle. “Here in the place of that Hijli Detention Camp stands the fine monument of India, representing India’s urges, India’s future in the making,” Pandit Nehru had remarked. Source: Inshorts

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IIT-Kharagpur ties up with Australian Varsity for Dual PhD

IIT-Kharagpur ties up with Australian Varsity for Dual PhD

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-Kharagpur) has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) with Curtin University, Australia to offer Dual Doctoral Degree Program (DDDP). As per the MOU, a doctoral student of IIT-Kharagpur may apply for the DDDP, and will be admitted if he is academically accepted by the Curtin University. If admitted, the student will be required to stay for one year at Curtin University.  His international travel will be supported by IIT-KGP and…

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