Saturday, Nov 26, 2022

IIT Delhi director


IIT-Delhi extension campus to be set up in Jhajjar district, will be country's first centre for precision medicine

November 22, 2022 8:27 pm

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said that an extension campus of IIT Delhi will be set up on a 50-acre land of Badsa village of Jhajjar district.

IIT Delhi set for curriculum revamp for all courses, says new Director

October 05, 2022 4:35 pm

"We are going through a complete review of our curriculum so that we can enhance the student experience. The exercise is being conducted after over a decade. Over the last several years, IITs have moved from being predominantly undergraduate and engineering institutions to full-fledged universities," said the director.

How to promote branches other than CSE among engineering aspirants, ex IIT Delhi director explains

September 11, 2022 8:16 am

Through his post, Rao explains the reasons for this trend and how it can be solved to encourage more students to pursue other branches of engineering.

“Why do engineering aspirants prefer CSE over other core branches?” Ex IIT director questions obsession with computer science

September 13, 2022 8:28 pm

Former IIT Delhi director V Ramgopal Rao wrote in a recent social media post that it is easier for mechanical or civil engineers to move to CSE or IT-related jobs, and not the other way around

Professor Rangan Banerjee takes charge as IIT-Delhi director

February 16, 2022 10:09 am

Prof Banerjee, a Forbes Marshall Chair Professor in IIT Bombay, is a B Tech (Mechanical) from the same institute. Later, he obtained a PhD (Mechanical Engineering), also from IIT Bombay. 

Centre appoints new directors at four IITs, including Delhi

January 12, 2022 9:55 am

The outgoing directors of IIT Delhi and IIT Madras – Prof Ramgopal Rao and Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi – were serving on extension, with their five-year tenures having ended in April 2021.

IIT-Delhi launches STEM mentorship programme for Class 11 girl students

January 01, 2022 9:47 am

Under this initiative, each school girl will be mentored by an IIT Delhi faculty along with his/ her research scholars. During the mentorship period, they will be exposed to foundational concepts in STEM disciplines.

IIT-Delhi students raise concerns regarding hybrid mode of exams

November 17, 2021 9:32 am

According to students, those who have returned to the campus have to report to their departments and appear for their exams in a classroom environment while those who have not returned yet have the option of taking online exams which will create a "non-uniformity".

IITs losing out on top spots in world rankings due to focus only on engineering: IIT-Delhi Director 

November 13, 2021 1:36 pm

In an attempt to adopt an interdisciplinary route to education, the institute has launched 10 academic units in the past six years. IIT Delhi has also launched five new BTech programmes, 8 MTech degrees, 2 MSc courses this year.  

JEE Advanced: Not enough interest among foreign students to pursue IIT UG course

October 15, 2021 10:31 am

Not many foreign students register to take the Advanced exam in India at their own expense and even when they apply, the success rate is way too low. Not being able to admit international students at the undergraduate level also impacts IITs’ global rankings.


Idea Exchange With V Ramgopal Rao, Director of IIT Delhi

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

The IIT Director talks about why the IITs face problems in breaking into top 100 in world rankings, the ‘fragmented education system’, and how the race for board marks and grind of coaching institutes are affecting the kind of students they get.