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36 per cent teachers' posts vacant at eight IITs, says RTI reply

The IITs of Mumbai (IIT Bombay), Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Chennai (IIT Madras), Roorkee and Varanasi currently have 65,824 students, but only 4,049 teachers against 6,318 approved posts.

JEE (Advanced): IITs reject govt proposal to set up panel for changes to exam

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that to address concerns regarding students’ dependence on coaching institutes for cracking JEE (Advanced), IITs will strengthen the Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) programme.


IIT to offer 779 seats exclusively to women in new academic session

A report observed that the less number of women in IITs means schoolgirls aspiring for careers in engineering are unlikely to have any female role models in their family who did their BTech in an IIT.

Cabinet approves Rs 7,000 crore for construction of six IIT campuses

"Cabinet's nod for the construction of permanent campuses gives six new IITs desired impetus #ExpansionofIITSystem," Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar wrote on Twitter.

Extreme rainfall events over central India tripled since 1950: Study

Extreme rainfall events have tripled since 1950 in central India and killed over 69,000 people across India while leaving 17 million homeless, says a study by weather scientists.

Smriti Irani goes to IIT Delhi, two hostels get ‘unscheduled’ visit

Accompanied by IIT Delhi Director V Ramgopal Rao, Irani went to the Kailash Hostel (for girls) and Shivalik Hostel (for boys). Both were found to be facing infrastructural shortages.


Protect right to question and challenge: RBI governor Raghuram Rajan calls for tolerance

Rajan said protection should be given to the “right to question and challenge” and the “right to behave differently so long as it does not hurt others seriously”.

Explained: Director's choice

Whys and hows of the selection of IIT directors, and the current controversy explained.

Anil Kakodkar, 3 others skip IIT selection panel meeting

The panel, however, went ahead and zeroed down on three names, which have been forwarded to the President.

Govt says we patched up with Kakodkar

Congress spokesperson Rajeev Gowda said “the HRD minister has become a habitual offender of continuous interference” and urged the Prime Minister to intervene.

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President, PM meet Chairmen, Board of Governors and Directors of IIT

President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and HRD Minister Smriti Irani at group photo session with Chairmen, Board of Governors and Directors of Indian Institute of Technology.