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Indian Institutes of Technology: Group of autonomous Indian public engineering institutes
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are autonomous public institutes of higher education, located in India. They are governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 which has declared them as institutions of national importance and lays down their powers, duties, and framework for governance. The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 lists twenty-three institutes. Each IIT is autonomous, linked to the others through a common council, which oversees their administration. The Minister of Human Resource Development is the ex officio Chairperson of the IIT Council. As of 2018, the total number of seats for undergraduate programs in all IITs is 11,279.

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Top institutes will now be graded on gender equality

The ministry of science and technology will grade higher educational institutions and research institutes that it funds on gender equality from this academic year. While 20 institutes, including some..
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Isro space tech cells at IITs to promote student research

The cells have been set up at IITs β€” Bombay, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Madras, IISc, Bengaluru, and joint research programme with Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. The information about the space..
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Over 7,000 exit BTech in IIT in last 5 years, lose coveted tag

The exit option allows students to switch from BTech to BSc after the second semester. Dropout data from the IIITs was not available. Sources said the IIITs, unlike some of the IITs, seemed to be..
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27 students across 10 IITs ended lives in five years: RTI

In the reply to a query asked by RTI activist Chandrashekhar Gaur on December 2, the MHRD said that between 2014 and 2019, seven students from IIT Madras, five from IIT Kharagpur and three each from..
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MTechs, PhDs in IITs surge as industry demand grows


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50 student deaths on IIT campuses in five years

​​​The Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) MP had asked about the number of suspicious deaths at premier institutes in connection with the suicide of Fathima Latheef, a first-year MA student at..
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Use quota policy in faculty hiring, government tells IITs, IIMs

According to provisions in the Constitution, all government institutions in the country are mandated to provide 15% reservation for scheduled castes, 7.5% for scheduled tribes and 27% for other..
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Now, IIT & IISc will help forces to get futuristic defence technologies

The task force has been set up to identify niche domains and dual use technologies for current and futuristic requirements of defence and security, as well as to identify higher education Institutions..
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President to host conference of IITs, NITs and IIEST directors


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Slowdown signal: Top companies cold to IIT hiring season


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CAG to tap AIIMS, IITs for report card of govt schemes

The comptroller and auditor general has adopted a different yardstick to evaluate performances of government schemes and expenditure.
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Give 1% of earnings to Alma Mater, IITs to tell students

The members said this will be in the nature of appeal to outgoing students, asking them to contribute to their institute.
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India, Singapore moved from competition to collaboration: PM Modi

India and Singapore have moved from competition to collaboration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at Singapore-India Hackathon here at IIT-Madras on Monday. The event, an initiative of Prime Minister..
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IITs propose to take more students who pay full fees to increase revenue

Currently, students from reserved categories and those from economically weaker sections pay a substantially lower fee. At a meeting of the IIT council on Friday, the institutes, however, maintained..
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IIT M.Tech fee hike not for existing students: HRD ministry

It said the hike will be applicable on fresh admissions only and "needy students" will be provided necessary financial support. "There is no fee hike for the existing students. For new admissions, hike..
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No more beautification of bridges before prior audit: BMC tells Bombay High Court

The civic body is also planning to take help of institutions such as the IIT and VJTI for regular maintenance of bridges experiencing high traffic.
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India launches PhD fellowship programme for ASEAN students in IITs

According to officials, IIT-Delhi has been designated by the MHRD as the coordinating IIT for the fellowship programme launched at the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
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Examining IIT's proposal of Australia-like student loans: HRD Ministry

Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry is currently examining the matter, R Subramaniam, Secretary Higher Education in the HRD Ministry confirmed.
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Research by IIT-Bombay, NCPOR shows harms of plastic pollution in seas

New research shows how 'floating plastic' affect the physical processes in the ocean that could directly impact the climate. A study by the researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay..
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IIT students invent device blocking sun glare to improve driving comfort

Students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have developed a smart sun visor which can improve driving comfort on sunny days by automatically tracking and blocking the point of brightest..
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UGC recommends Institution of Eminence status to DU; Madras, Kharagpur IITs

The University Grants Commission has recommended that Delhi University, BHU, Hyderabad University and IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur be granted Institution of Eminence (IoE) status by the HRD Ministry...
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Monsoon magic: Amount of rain has increased in river basins having deficit water, IIT study finds

Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology - Madras and Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay gained surprising insights after studying the rainfall pattern during Indian summer monsoon period..
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Rishikesh's Lakshman Jhula shut for public

After a meeting of police, local administration and Public Works Department (PWD) on Sunday, the PWD executive engineer announced that the decision to close the bridge was taken after an Indian..
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Government to launch 'Study in India' initiative to target foreign students

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday that three Indian institutions - two IITs and IISc - now figure in top 200 institutions in world university rankings and the government will start a..
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JoSAA begins seat allocation for IITs and NITs @josaa.nic.in

All candidates who appeared for JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced) 2019 are eligible to register for their seat allocation. Check the schedule here.
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Bihar: Anand Kumar's 'Super 30' scores big again, 18 of 30 students crack IIT

Anand was shot to fame in 2008-10, when all 30 students under him had cracked JEE Advanced, highlighting the success of 'Super 30'.
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Two Indian experiments to go on Chinese space station

The China Manned Space Agency and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs has selected nine broad areas in which 20 experiments will be conducted on the proposed Chinese Space Station, funded..
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Rajastjan: IIT postgraduate held for running fake website offering free laptops for Modi's relection

An IIT postgraduate was held for allegedly running a fake website carrying pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and duping people in the name of "Free Laptop Government Scheme on the Occasion of..
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Man posing as IPS officer caught because of typo on business card

A man pretending to be an IPS officer and delivering motivational speeches on how to crack IIT and UPSC examinations turned out to be a school dropout.
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The stranglehold of caste

The ugly divide between reserved and open category pupils in institutes of higher learning has come to the fore again with Dr Payal Tadvi's suicide. This in-depth attempts to trace the journey of..
DNA - Published

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