IIT-Kanpur: News

09 Nov 2023


Know about Delhi government's 'artificial rain' plan to combat pollution

The Delhi government is planning to use "artificial rain" on November 20-21 in an attempt to combat the increasing pollution levels in the national capital.

05 Jun 2023

Ashwini Vaishnaw

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why CBI is probing Odisha train tragedy

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will likely take over the investigation of the Odisha train tragedy soon following the request of Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.

Who is Pradeep Kurulkar, DRDO scientist honey-trapped by Pakistan

The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Wednesday arrested a scientist working for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in Pune, reported PTI, quoting officials on Thursday.

15 Apr 2023


India could see 50,000 COVID-19 cases/day in mid-May: IIT-Kanpur professor

The current surge in COVID-19 cases in India is likely to reach its peak with 50,000-60,000 new cases every day in mid-May, said Dr. Manindra Agrawal, a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.

14 Jul 2022


Physics Wallah: Alakh Pandey's journey to be a web series

A celebrated name in the expansive landscape of Indian edtech, Physics Wallah's story is set to be translated into a web series soon.

24 Apr 2021


India's COVID-19 second wave could peak by mid-May: IIT scientists

The ongoing second wave of COVID-19 in India could peak during May 11-15 with 33-35 lakh total active cases, and decline sharply by the end of May, according to a mathematical model prepared by scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

10 Sep 2019


IIT-Kanpur Professor accused of molestation by foreign student, probe ordered

A female student of foreign origin at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) has accused a professor of the institute of molestation.

20 Apr 2019


#NewsBytesExclusive: An interview with Physics Guru Dr. HC Verma

Dr. HC Verma needs no introduction. Almost every student who has studied Physics, especially IIT-JEE/engineering aspirants and students, knows him as the Physics Guru who authored their Bible, "Concepts of Physics".

11 Feb 2019


MHRD committee: Empower IITs to pick own directors, chairpersons

A year after a new Act granted unprecedented autonomy to IIMs, a committee of IIT directors have sought similar powers for the premier engineering institutes.

03 Dec 2018


IISc-Bangalore, IIT-Bombay rank among world's top 200 engineering, tech universities

IISc-Bangalore has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the world in the subject category 'Engineering and Technology' in 2019 Times Higher Education rankings.

14 Nov 2018


IIT-Kanpur's plan to wash away Delhi's pollution awaits clearance

In an unprecedented approach to tackling pollution in India, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), in collaboration with IIT-Kanpur, had earlier announced plans to wash away Delhi's toxic air using artificial rains.

25 Oct 2018


QS rankings Asia: IIT-Bombay named as top Indian institute

Having secured the 33rd position, IIT-Bombay has been ranked as the top Indian educational institute in the latest QS rankings for Asian universities, which was released on Wednesday.

21 Sep 2018


Meet past five years' (2013-17) UPSC CSE toppers

The Indian Civil Services exam, commonly referred to as the IAS exam, is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) each year.

11 Jul 2018


IIT-Kanpur denies putting ban on students for late-night outings, parties

In a bid to protect students from vices like drug addition and stop them from contacting 'unscrupulous people', it was earlier reported that the administration of IIT-Kanpur had banned students from going out late at night.

05 Jul 2018


Select candidates who followed original-instructions in JEE-Advanced: Madras-HC to IIT-Kanpur

Madras High Court has directed IIT-Kanpur to select only those candidates who had followed original instructions given by the institute during the JEE Advanced exam held on May 20 this year.

14 Jun 2018


JEE Advanced: After government's intervention, new merit-list might be released

IIT-Kanpur may soon release a new cut off and a merit list for JEE Advanced 2018, after the MHRD asked the IIT Joint Admission Board (JAB) to issue a supplementary list.

IIT-Kanpur grad creates insulin pen mid-air to save a life

Using basic engineering skills, this IIT-Kanpur student saved a man's life, who was slowly dying due to lack of his medicines.

25 Mar 2018


Increasing number of IIT seats going vacant, maximum at IIT-BHU

According to data compiled by the HRD ministry, the number of seats lying vacant in the premium institutes has seen a rising trend in the last five years, except in 2014.

14 Mar 2018


'JEE Main difficulty level to be same': CBSE issues clarifications

The CBSE, which is conducting the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main in April, has assured that the difficulty level this year will be similar to that of the last few years.

25 Jan 2018

Sexual Assault

IIT-Kanpur student alleges rape by IAF officer after promising marriage

An IIT-Kanpur student has alleged repeated rape by an Indian Air Force officer, whom she befriended on Facebook about a year back.

11 Jan 2018


IIT-Kanpur's 'Gita super site' sees 4,700% jump in readership

The faculty at IIT-Kanpur is bewildered: readership on a 10-year-old dormant website on Hindu religious scriptures has suddenly surged by 4,700%!

10 Dec 2017

Times of India

IIT-Kanpur drug-menace: "Few hundred" students using, insiders involved in racket

The situation at the prestigious IIT-Kanpur is alarming: the administration says an internal probe has revealed "a few hundred" of its roughly 4,000 students use drugs, TOI reports.

10 Oct 2017


Ragging: IIT-Kanpur suspends 22 students for abusing, thrashing juniors

IIT-Kanpur has suspended 22 second-year B.Tech students for as long as up to three years for ragging juniors.

25 Sep 2017


Gurugram: IITian ends life, jumping from DLF Magnolias' 23rd floor

In a tragic incident, Ankit Wadhwa, a 26-year-old graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the 23rd floor of DLF Magnolias on Gurugram's Golf Course Road.

09 Jul 2017


IIT Kanpur terminates 60 students for unsatisfactory performance

IIT Kanpur has terminated 60 students for unsatisfactory performance. The list includes six research scholars. Some were even in their final year.