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IITs beat pandemic blues in placement drives with record job offers, high salary packages

IIT-Delhi students bagged over 300 placement offers, including pre-placement offers (PPOs), by the end of the first day of the first phase of the placement season.

Representational image.(PTI file)
Updated on Dec 02, 2020 07:32 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

Aryan Gupta of Jammu tops J&K in JEE-Main, says mock tests helped him score well

With 99.77 percentile in Main, 18-year-old steps up preparation for JEE-Advanced on September 27 “as there’s no alternative to hard work”

Aryan Gupta, 18, of Jammu topped J&K in the JEE Main, the result of which was declared on Friday night. He plans to undertake as many mock tests as possible and analyse his performance in the run-up to the JEE Advanced on September 27.(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 12, 2020 01:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jammu | By

IITs reach out to alumni abroad to help juniors stranded in foreign countries due to coronavirus

Several IIT students, who were on semester exchange, internships and short term projects in various countries, are stranded due to lockdown restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

IIT, Delhi. (HT file)
Published on Apr 20, 2020 02:46 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad researchers study changes in travel pattern due to covid-19 crisis

The study, said researchers, was based on the responses of over 1,900 participants from tier-1, tier-2 and tier-3 cities.

IIT Bombay.(HT file)
Published on Apr 03, 2020 10:38 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

CBSE puts off exams due to coronavirus but Class 12 students turn up to take Punjabi exam in Chandigarh

Some say they were unaware of the board’s decision, while others admitted they had learnt of it but didn’t want to take any chances

HT Image
Published on Mar 20, 2020 12:44 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

Enhancing gender equality in India’s higher education| Opinion

Over the last six years, from students to faculty, across streams, women’s participation has grown in institutions

Women’s enrolment in higher education, which was less than 10% of the total enrolment on the eve of Independence, has risen to 48.6% in 2018-19. The total enrolment has grown to 37.4 million(Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 06, 2020 07:37 PM IST
ByRamesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’

Universities are launching courses to study, address the climate crisis

The aim, they say, is to create batches of professionals who can work on mitigation as that becomes a priority across sectors.

Published on Feb 19, 2020 08:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Punjab Engineering College performs poorly in NAAC rankings

Considered one of the premier institutes of the region, Punjab Engineering College managed to get just B+ grade with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.71 in the latest rankings released by the National Assessment Accreditation Council (NAAC).

Updated on Sep 30, 2019 12:44 AM IST
BySrishti Jaswal, Chandigarh

Underperforming IIT students to have exit option

NBA is short for the National Board of Accreditation, one of the two bodies responsible for accreditation of higher education institutions in India.

To promote IITs as global educational destinations, foreign students, including overseas citizens of India cardholders, would be provided direct entry to appear in the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Advanced round.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 12:23 AM IST
New Delhi | ByAmandeep Shukla

HT-Mint AsiaLeadership Summit 2019: ‘Success is how hard I work on each scene of a movie’: Katrina Kaif

Kaif was to share the stage with Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan at a session organised as a part of the event. Roshan could not attend the event in person because of an illness, but chatted with the audience online.

Singapore - September 06, 2019: Actor Katrina Kaif during the Hindustan Times Mint-Asia Leadership Summit, in Singapore, on Friday, September 6, 2019.(HT photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 09:32 PM IST
Singapore | By

IITs plan to invite students from Asean countries

The ministry has on Thursday readied a plan under which 1,000 students from Asean countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam etc would be given fellowships to undertake research in the Indian Institutes of Technology.

IITs are planning to invite students from Asean countries December onwards.(Sushil Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Jul 29, 2019 07:35 AM IST
New Delhi | ByAmandeep Shukla

HRD minister Pokhriyal asks central institutes to adopt and transform villages

A former chief minister of Uttarakhand, Pokhriyal met the heads of these institutions over the past one week and asked each of them to think of at least one “out-of-the-box idea” that they plan to execute over the coming months.

Human resource development minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ wants the institutions to finalise the “actionables” they will target over the next 100 days, one year and five years, said the person who requested anonymity.(PTI file photo)
Published on Jun 20, 2019 07:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Panel may recommend splitting 27% OBC quota into three bands

The next census, in 2021, is slated to count OBCs for the first time in 90 years. The commission, headed by former high court chief justice G Rohini, is giving the finishing touches to its report that will be submitted next month.

A key government panel is likely to recommend radical changes to how the 27% reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) is implemented in India for jobs and education, according to people familiar with the matter.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 31, 2019 02:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySunetra Choudhury

1.7 lakh students appear for ‘lengthy’ exam

The 2019 JEE-Adv was organised by IIT-Roorkee, with the exam pattern and type of questions remaining similar to the previous year’s.

More than 1.7 lakh students across the country appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced (JEE-Adv) on Monday, with many aspirants saying they found the exam lengthy and moderately difficult in parts.(HT File)
Published on May 28, 2019 04:27 AM IST
Mumbai | By

Varsities running short of teachers

The process has begun again, from March this year. Still, there are around 6,000 vacancies in the 40 central universities alone, the first official said.

The government then issued an ordinance on March 7 to lay down that the college or university would be taken as the unit while determining quota.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 17, 2019 12:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmandeep Shukla

IIT JEE-Main sees 64,000 more women candidates this year

While experts attributed the rise to the new rule that allows candidates to take JEE-Main twice in a year, some said it was a result of other factors, including the 14% supernumerary (extra) seats kept aside for women.

A file photo of Indian Institute of Technology campus in Delhi.
Published on May 01, 2019 11:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Attract more talent to public health

Newly minted MBA’s head for enticing jobs in business. It is very difficult to get people to take on rural service. The problem can be resolved only if it is made mandatory

India’s polio programme’s success was in the coming together of business, social and medical skills. There was active engagement with the community, involving religious leaders. There was creative use of media(AFP)
Published on Apr 18, 2019 01:38 AM IST
ByAshok Alexander

IITs to offer about 500 seats under EWS

According to the tech school officials, most of the 23 IITs will, on average, implement around 4% EWS quota this year.

In January, the Centre had announced 10% reservations in jobs and educational institutions to economically weaker sections (EWS) from the general category in a move that, it said, was done to provide social equality.
Updated on Apr 03, 2019 04:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVanita Srivastava

Maharashtra can get new engineering colleges for 2019-20

The Maharashtra government had written to AICTE to ban new colleges as 42% of its seats were vacant in 2018-19

Updated on Jan 01, 2019 03:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Mumbai research scholars demand 80% hike in stipend

The post graduate students at are paid between ₹12,000 and ₹36,000, depending on their course and fellowship category.

Last month, the post-graduation students’ council (PGSC) at IIT-B had prepared a proposal for a hike in the stipend amount which they receive as part of their fellowships and issues related to their disbursal.(Hindustan Times)
Published on Dec 17, 2018 12:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

The SC judgment on Section 377 opens the doors for further legal victories

progressive Supreme Court judgment adds another layer of protection.

Celebrations in Delhi after the Supreme Court’s verdict on Section 377.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 22, 2018 08:42 AM IST

Parents’ literacy, income level no bar for IIT entry, study shows

An analysis done by IIT Kanpur shows that the annual parental annual income of 8,531 students out of 31,988 who qualified for JEE Advanced was up to ₹1 lakh per year, the report accessed by HT shows.

Of the 31,988 students who qualified for admission to IITs/ NITs/IIITs, among other institutes,parents of 796 students were illiterate(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 08:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Class 10 students perform worst in mathematics, says survey

Experts pointed out that the findings suggested that the mathematics syllabus needed a major overhaul as it is geared towards cracking competitive exams.

Among the states, Delhi was one of the best performers and Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) one of the worst.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 16, 2018 03:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

IIT­ Bombay on their minds: Most JEE-Adv toppers want to study here

AIR 1 in all categories to join IIT ­Bombay; computer science is the most popular course.

Admissions to IITs depend on the JEE-Adv scores of students, results for which were declared on June 10.((HT file photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 09:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By

Most JEE-Adv toppers have IIT-Bombay as first choice

The seat allotments for Indian Institutes of Technology were released on Wednesday morning.

This is the first year when all institutes have kept aside 14% (800) extra or supernumerary seats for women students.(HT file photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 12:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

How vital are rankings when you’re selecting a university?

Global listings might be a comment on the quality of an institute, but here are some tips on how to figure out if it is the right fit for you.

(Illustration: Sudhir Shetty)
Published on May 30, 2018 04:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Campus Connect: Expert advice to crack the JEE jitters

JEE Advanced 2018, to be held on May 20, will test students’ knowledge and composure.

Students at IIT JEE coaching centre are all ears, listening to their professor’s lecture in order to help them get a step closer to their IIT dream.(Rahul Raut/HT Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2018 02:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | ByAnanya Barua

Applied for JEE-Advanced ’18? You can take online mock tests

The move to allow students to try their skills at the mock test in computer laboratories as JEE-Adv will be conducted in a completely computer-based format

Through this service, several students, especially from rural India, will understand the new format for the test and be at ease.(HT/PICTURE REPRESENTATION)
Updated on May 11, 2018 12:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

32% candidates who cleared JEE-Main skip JEE-Advanced 2018

A senior professor from IIT-Bombay said the number of students opting for JEE-Adv has fallen over the years

Several students prefer state-held Common Entrance Test (CET) for a seat in engineering institutes closer to home rather than compete for a seat at an IIT in another state.(Pic for representation/HT)
Published on May 08, 2018 11:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

JEE Main 2018: Special coaching classes help MP tribal students get closer to their IIT dream

More than 200 underprivileged candidates from the tribal-dominated districts in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore division were given special coaching in Government Excellence Schools and have cleared JEE Main 2018.

The results of JEE Main 2018 for admissions to National Institute of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Centrally Funded Technical Institute (CFTI), Self-Financed Institutes (SFIs), and other institutes were announced on April 30.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2018 04:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By
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