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Four IITs, Including Delhi And Madras, Get New Directors

Jan 11, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

While IIT-Bombay professor Rangan Banerjee has been appointed as the next director of IIT-Delhi, IIT-Madras professor V Kamakoti has been appointed as the director of the institute, they said. Kamakoti designed India's first indigenously-developed microprocessor 'SHAKTI'.

Digital Communication, Broadcasting Platforms Saw Significant Changes In 2021

Jan 03, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

To celebrate 75 years of the country's independence, Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav was launched, as a part of which, several exhibitions were held across the country, featuring major landmarks of India's struggle for independence


IITs unable to generate sufficient internal receipts, remain dependent on govt for grants: CAG report

The report is on "Performance Audit of Setting up of new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)" for the period 2014-19.

Uttar Pradesh: PM Modi Attends IIT Kanpur Convocation Ceremony

Dec 28, 2021 PTI

Uttar Pradesh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief guest on the occasion of IIT Kanpur’s convocation ceremony.


122 Students Of IITs, IIMs, Central Institutes Committed Suicide During 2014-21: Govt

According to data shared by the minister, 121 incidents of suicides by the students of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), central universities and other higher educational institutions were reported during the period.

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19 December, 2021

Kasturirangan, Tessy Thomas, Verma Awarded DSc At IIT Kharagpur Convocation

Outlook Web Desk

Kasturirangan is also renowned as the craftsman of the National Education Policy 2020 who changed the face of the country's education system in India and has been rightfully named the ‘Game Changer of Indian Education’, the statement said.


06 December, 2021

With Omicron, Third Wave Projected To Hit India By Feb But May Be Milder Than Second

Outlook Web Desk

While the transmissibility of infection seems to have increased because of this new variant, there is still not enough clarity on whether or not it will cause severe disease and whether it will evade immunity


24 November, 2021

SC Notice To Centre, IITs On Plea Seeking Quota In Faculty Recruitment

Outlook Web Desk

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice on a plea seeking direction to all the 23 IITs to follow the reservation policy in the admission in the research degree programmes and recruitment of faculty. A bench headed by Justice L.N. Rao and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and B.V. Nagarathna, after hearing arguments in the matter, issued notice to Centre and all the IITs.


18 November, 2021

People Are 10 Times More Likely To Inhale Covid-19 Aerosols From Public Washroom Than Open Spaces

Outlook Web Desk

In a new study, published in the journal Physics of Fluids, the team at IIT-Bombay explored how airflow can mitigate the transmission of Covid-19 indoors by taking cue from airflow around aircraft and engines.


23 August, 2021

IIT Student Accused Of Rape Gets Bail As Court Calls Him 'State's Future Asset'

Outlook Web Desk

The Gauhati high court granted bail to the accused for Rs 30,000 bond along with two sureties.


27 June, 2021

IIT Madras Develops Algorithms For Drones To Study How Fire Behaves In Space Stations

Outlook Web Bureau

A multirotor microgravity platform can also simulate reduced-gravity environments similar to Moon and Mars, thereby recreating those conditions on Earth for experiments.


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06 May, 2021

1.12 Lakh People Join ‘AI For India’ Event, Set Guiness Record

Outlook Web Bureau

This new record is nearly 50 times the previous record for the number of users taking a programming lesson in 24 Hours


27 April, 2021

Watch: IIT Kharagpur Teacher Abuses SC, ST Students For Not Standing Up For National Anthem

Outlook Web Bureau

A video of an IIT professor went viral on Twitter, as she is seen verbally abusing students in an online class.


05 April, 2021

52 IIT-Jodhpur Students Test Covid-19 Positive In One Week

Outlook Web Bureau

The students had returned to the institute to attend their mandatory laboratory sessions


03 April, 2021

IIT Delhi Chips In To Manage Solid Waste In Lahaul-Spiti

Ashwani Sharma

IIT Delhi has signed an MoU with the Lahaul-Spiti administration to segregate, collect, manage and ensure safe disposal of solid waste generated in the district.


28 March, 2021

Covid-19: Mumbai, Gujarat Record Highest Single-Day Spike Since Pandemic Outbreak

Outlook Web Bureau

Mumbai now has 53 containment zones while the number of buildings sealed following recovery of Covid-19 cases rose to 551.


14 February, 2021

PM Modi Inaugurates 1000-Crore 'Discovery Campus' Of IIT Madras

Outlook Web Bureau

Two research centres have already been planned for the Discovery Campus which will be functional by the end of the year.


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27 January, 2021

Burning Plastic Could Be Causing Visibility Reduction Over Delhi: IIT Madras Study

Outlook Web Bureau

The researchers noted that during the winter season, most of the Indo Gangetic Plain invariably is engulfed in a dense fog and haze.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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