Online Courses Helps A Village Boy Crack IIT

Online Courses Helps A Village Boy Crack IIT

  Rajiv Dantodiya, a Senior Analyst in Tetra Pack shows how you can achieve success with dedication and hardwork. He barely passed his 12th boards with 39% marks  yet he studied home and cracked IIT How did he make it? “It was because of a few grace marks in Chemistry that I managed to clear my 12th examination in 1995. Once that happened, I started looking for options for higher education,” he says. He was…

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Delhi Govt. Plans Free NEET/JEE Coaching for Students

Delhi Govt. Plans Free NEET/JEE Coaching for Students

Cracking NEET and JEE are the primary aim of most school students in India. So much is the competition that they cannot do without a rigorous training at pricy coaching institutions that have mushroomed all over the country. However, not all can afford it, specially students studying in government schools. To bring them on par with private school students, the Delhi Govt. has thought of giving them free coaching for NEET and IIT/JEE, reports the…

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IIT Mandi Redefining Engineering Colleges?

IIT Mandi Redefining Engineering Colleges?

A report by India Today showcased how the scenario in engineering colleges is changing for the good.  The lead is taken by IIT Mandi which is changing the lives of young engineer students.  Neha Kataria, a first-year Mechanical engineering student from Haryana is one such example. Choosing IIT “I am the first person in my entire family to have traveled outside my hometown, and the first girl from my village to get into an IIT,” said…

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Engineering Self Esteem

Engineering Self Esteem

One of the greatest contributions of the IITs and IISc to society are the NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning) courses in engineering and sciences. What is it? NPTEL is one of a educational platform in the world. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, which funded this initiative, has made these courses available free of cost to the public. NPTEL courses are an important part of India’s Massive Open Online Courses, SWAYAM. How is…

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JEE (Main), NEET to be Held Twice a Year

JEE (Main), NEET to be Held Twice a Year

NEET and JEE aspirants can heave a sigh a relief now, as govt. announces twice a year examination pattern, spanning multiple days. What is it? Two of India’s most popular competitive exams, the JEE (Main) and NEET, will now be held twice a year. The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Main), for undergraduate admission into various engineering colleges, will be held in January and April. The National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET), for admission into medical…

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IBM Offering Free Blockchain Course for Indian Students

IBM Offering Free Blockchain Course for Indian Students

Blockchain technology has reached the shores of the Indian subcontinent. Like AI this is a necessary skill required to survive in this world now. So, to develop this skill IBM is offering a free certificate course on blockchain technology for students in India. What is it? The technology giant has partnered with Indian e-learning platform National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) to offer a 12-week online course titled “Blockchain Architecture Design and Use Cases.” The enrolment for the…

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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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Education Ministry Working on Scheme for Interest-Free Loans to IIT Students

Education Ministry Working on Scheme for Interest-Free Loans to IIT Students

The Education Ministry is working on a subvention scheme to help IIT students get interest-free loans so that they can pay their fees easily. Officials in the Prakash Javadekar-led ministry said while the fee for these institutes was hiked recently, the government also wants that students and their parents do not face any hardship. “The ministry has planned a subvention scheme which will ensure that the interest part on loans is taken care of by…

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Accenture Ties up with IITs for Research into Artificial Intelligence

Accenture Ties up with IITs for Research into Artificial Intelligence

Accenture has entered into a joint research collaboration with IIT Bombay and IIT Patna focused on the different application aspects of Artificial Intelligence. The research, focused on IT services and social good, will look at augmenting software engineers with powerful Artificial Intelligence insights and recommendation for improved productivity. The focus areas of the program includes research in natural language processing, machine learning, neural network, virtual agents, deep learning and other areas of artificial intelligence. It…

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67 of 100 Top-rankers Flock to IIT Bombay

67 of 100 Top-rankers Flock to IIT Bombay

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) released results of the first round of allotment of seats in IITs, NITs and other centrally-funded technological institutes on Thursday. IIT-Bombay got the cream of students this year too, with 67 of the top 100 rankers choosing the Powai campus to pursue their BTech.  Last year, it was 65. IIT-Delhi retained its second position among the top choices of students, but toppers choosing the institute dropped from 30 to…

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