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Merit or 'skulduggery'? Subramanian Swamy dares Arvind Kejriwal on IIT admission

Jun 25, 2016

Merit or 'skulduggery'? Subramanian Swamy dares Arvind Kejriwal on IIT admission

Kejriwal, an IIT passout who later joined the IRS, had got admitted to the IIT in 1980 from where he was awarded B Tech (Hons) degree. #Politics #BJP #Subramanian Swamy #PoliticalPlay #IIT #Arvind Kejriwal #AAP
Dear Subramanian Swamy, this isn't 1999 and Narendra Modi isn't Vajpayee

Jun 25, 2016

Dear Subramanian Swamy, this isn't 1999 and Narendra Modi isn't Vajpayee

At the peak of Indira Gandhi's haydays in early 1970s, Swamy had suggested to ‘the iron-lady’ that India’s Five Year Plans be scrapped. Indira not only dismissed the suggestion summarily but also described him as a 'Santa Claus with unrealistic ideas'. #India #BJP #Narendra Modi #Subramanian Swamy #ConnectTheDots #Indira Gandhi #IIT #Atal Bihari Vajpayee #RSS
University of Chicago welcomes Raghuram Rajan back to academics

Jun 24, 2016

University of Chicago welcomes Raghuram Rajan back to academics

Welcoming Raghuram Rajan back to academics, the prestigious University of Chicago has said the outgoing RBI Governor's experience as head of India's top central banker will be of great benefit when he returns to research and teaching later this year. #RBI #NewsTracker #IIT #Raghuram Rajan #University of Chicago #IIM-Ahmedabad #Swamy
Over 20 students from tribal belt of Madhya Pradesh crack IIT

Jun 19, 2016

Over 20 students from tribal belt of Madhya Pradesh crack IIT

Over 20 students from tribal belt of Madhya Pradesh, who were taught under a government programme for backward villages, have cracked the IIT examination. #NewsTracker #IIT #Madhya Pradesh #Indian Institute of Technology #Shareworthy #tribal students Madhya Pradesh crack IIT #IIT advanced examination
Journey from Bihar to IIT: Siblings overcome disability, poverty  to clinch their dream

Jun 18, 2016

Journey from Bihar to IIT: Siblings overcome disability, poverty to clinch their dream

The journey of polio-stricken Krishan and his younger sibling Basant, from a poor family in Bihar to cracking the IIT entrance, has been arduous. #NewsTracker #IIT #bIhar #Kota #polio
Didn't clear IIT? DTH channels to live telecast lectures soon

Jun 05, 2016

Didn't clear IIT? DTH channels to live telecast lectures soon

Students across the country would soon be able to watch live telecast of lectures from six IITs and some other top institutions while seated in their living rooms, with the HRD Ministry set to launch 32 Direct-to-Home channels to cater to their needs. #NewsTracker #IIT #HRD Ministry #Doordarshan #MoU #DTH #Direct to home channels #FreeDish
Goa, Jammu figure in five new IITs, ISM Dhanbad set for upgrade

May 25, 2016

Goa, Jammu figure in five new IITs, ISM Dhanbad set for upgrade

Five new IITs will come up at Tirupati, Palakkad, Dharwar, Bhilai, Goa and Jammu while ISM Dhanbad will also be upgraded to an IIT #NewsTracker #IIT #Indian Institute of Technology #NIT #ISM Dhanbad #Institutes of Technology Act
Research parks, web portal for teaching: What we can expect in the new education policy

May 25, 2016

Research parks, web portal for teaching: What we can expect in the new education policy

Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on 16 May had announced that the Narendra Modi government would bring about such a policy change by 26 May which hopes to bring about an impetus to the education system in India. #NewsTracker #IIT #IIM #Smriti Irani #Modi #Right to Education Act #education policy #NCERT books
Masood Azhar, NSG membership to dominate Pranab Mukherjee's visit to China

May 24, 2016

Masood Azhar, NSG membership to dominate Pranab Mukherjee's visit to China

In continuation of high-level engagements, President Pranab Mukherjee sets off on a four-day visit to China on Tuesday with an aim to further broaden ties between the two Asian economic giants as he will deliberate on a range of key issues including the contentious ones with the Chinese leadership. #China #Pranab Mukherjee #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #IIT #IIM #Nuclear Suppliers Group #NSG #Xi Jinping #Masood Azhar #NIT #JeM #Le Keqiang
NEET and the parochialisation of medical education

May 23, 2016

NEET and the parochialisation of medical education

The debate over NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) continues. The states which have private medical colleges have been the most vocal about delaying NEET for just one more year. #InMyOpinion #IIT #NEET #Common entrance test #JEE #National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test #CET #Regional language #Joint Entrance Examinations #parochialisation