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IIT-KGP students to learn cloud computing via Amazon's program

16 Mar 2019

IIT-KGP students to learn cloud computing via Amazon's program

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, will adopt Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate program to help students gain cloud computing skills including hands-on experience in artificial intelligence (AI), a top official of the institute has said.

MHRD committee: Empower IITs to pick own directors, chairpersons

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.

IIT Kharagpur, Japan's AOTS collaborate to set up research center

24 Jan 2019

IIT Kharagpur, Japan's AOTS collaborate to set up research center

IIT Kharagpur and Japan's Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS) have signed a MoU on Monday to explore opportunities for a research center that will facilitate collaborative projects.

India registers 25 universities in 2019 global emerging economies rankings

16 Jan 2019

India registers 25 universities in 2019 global emerging economies rankings

Times Higher Education (THE) has released its 2019 rankings for universities in emerging economies, and 25 Indian higher education institutes have made it to the top 200.

#CareerBytes: Registration for IIM+IIT+ISI joint PGDBA now open; Details here

07 Jan 2019

#CareerBytes: Registration for IIM+IIT+ISI joint PGDBA now open; Details here

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, and Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Kolkata have jointly announced admissions to the 2019-21 Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) programme.

IIT-Kharagpur scientists making detailed maps to cut earthquake damage

24 Dec 2018

IIT-Kharagpur scientists making detailed maps to cut earthquake damage

In a bid to try and reduce damage from earthquakes, scientists from IIT-Kharagpur are developing detailed city-level maps to identify areas that are the most vulnerable to damage from earthquakes.

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

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.

IIT-KGP developing mechanism to extract info from social-media during disasters

20 Nov 2018

IIT-KGP developing mechanism to extract info from social-media during disasters

A research team of IIT Kharagpur has been developing a mechanism to filter critical situational information from social media during disasters from tonnes of other data.

IIT Kharagpur student found hanging in hostel room

25 Oct 2018

IIT Kharagpur student found hanging in hostel room

A 24-year-old M.Tech student of IIT Kharagpur was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his hostel room, the police said.

IIT-KGP students on mission to reduce single-use plastic within campus

24 Oct 2018

IIT-KGP students on mission to reduce single-use plastic within campus

A group of students at the IIT Kharagpur is on a mission mode to reduce usage of single-use plastic within the campus.

IIT-Kharagpur to set up Academy of Leadership: Director

04 Oct 2018

IIT-Kharagpur to set up Academy of Leadership: Director

IIT-Kharagpur is all set to establish an "Academy of Leadership" which intends to develop innovative programs combining the core curricula in science and engineering disciplines with philosophy and liberal arts.

IIT Kharagpur develops community-supported supply of purified drinking water project

25 Sep 2018

IIT Kharagpur develops community-supported supply of purified drinking water project

IIT Kharagpur has developed a community supported supply of purified drinking water project at Porapara in West Midnapore district of West Bengal.

IIT-KGP develops model to predict variability and trends in rainfall

20 Sep 2018

IIT-KGP develops model to predict variability and trends in rainfall

Researchers at IIT Kharagpur have developed a new statistical model which can be used to predict variability and trends in rainfall over different climate regions of India.

'Super 30' founder Anand Kumar stresses teaching in mother tongue

14 Sep 2018

'Super 30' founder Anand Kumar stresses teaching in mother tongue

Mathematician and Super 30 founder Anand Kumar today stressed on the need for teaching children in their mother tongue Hindi.

IIT-KGP signs MoU with Carleton University to support research collaboration

12 Sep 2018

IIT-KGP signs MoU with Carleton University to support research collaboration

The IIT Kharagpur has signed a MoU with the Carleton University of Canada to support research collaboration, capacity building, and other forms of academic partnerships.

IIT Kharagpur delegation visiting US to hire researchers

08 Sep 2018

IIT Kharagpur delegation visiting US to hire researchers

As part of the international outreach program, an IIT Kharagpur delegation is visiting the US to meet researchers looking for a career in the best higher education and R&D institution in India.

IIT Kharagpur Professors remember their 'shy, intelligent' student, Sundar Pichai

26 Aug 2018

IIT Kharagpur Professors remember their 'shy, intelligent' student, Sundar Pichai

Google's CEO Sundar Pichai was shy, intelligent and had big handwriting, his Professors at IIT Kharagpur recalled.

IIT KGP to become country's first smart college campus

09 Aug 2018

IIT KGP to become country's first smart college campus

IIT Kharagpur today claimed to have taken a step towards becoming the country's first smart college campus, in which students can operate equipment inside their hostel rooms remotely using a smartphone app.

IIT-KGP offers new awards, scholarships for UG-students for academics, research

24 Jul 2018

IIT-KGP offers new awards, scholarships for UG-students for academics, research

The IIT Kharagpur has instituted several new awards and scholarships for its undergraduate students for academics and research following donations by many alumni and corporates, an IIT KGP press statement said today.

#CareerBytes: Top 6 IITs and their placement numbers this season

24 Jun 2018

#CareerBytes: Top 6 IITs and their placement numbers this season

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the most premier public institutes offering the best engineering and technology education in India.

Women secure top 3 places in IIT-KGP Smart India Hackathon

23 Jun 2018

Women secure top 3 places in IIT-KGP Smart India Hackathon

Three all-women teams emerged as the winner and two runners-up at the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2018 Hardware Edition at the IIT Kharagpur.

Inshorts' AI-based news summarization to generate 100,000 'shorts' per month

12 Jun 2018

Inshorts' AI-based news summarization to generate 100,000 'shorts' per month

India's highest rated news application Inshorts introduced Artificial Intelligence-backed algorithmic summarization on its app which will help in summarizing more than 100,000 articles per month.

IIT-KGP's new course examines ancient India's influence on modern science

03 May 2018

IIT-KGP's new course examines ancient India's influence on modern science

Prolific scientist Albert Einstein once said that modern science owes a lot to ancient Indians.

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

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.

IIT Kharagpur to host youth conclave for budding engineers

04 Mar 2018

IIT Kharagpur to host youth conclave for budding engineers

IIT Kharagpur is set to host the two-day 'INAE Youth Conclave' from March 23, aiming to engage budding engineers from different disciplines.

IIT Kharagpur student made a battery using sewage water

26 Feb 2018

IIT Kharagpur student made a battery using sewage water

A research scholar of IIT-Kharagpur has developed a disposable and flexible battery powered by bacteria from sewage water, the institute said in a statement.

Plan to add more seats, but IITs say no infrastructure

24 Jan 2018

Plan to add more seats, but IITs say no infrastructure

The Joint Admission Board (JAB) has proposed adding an additional 1,000 seats in IITs across the country, but several IITs doubt that existing campuses can accommodate more students.

What is the status of placements at IITs this year?

05 Dec 2017

What is the status of placements at IITs this year?

With the placement season on at the Indian Institutes of Technology, international firms are reportedly in an "aggressive recruitment mode", intensifying the war for talent at the premier engineering institutes.

Microsoft, Uber and more lure IITians with massive packages

01 Dec 2017

Microsoft, Uber and more lure IITians with massive packages

If reports are to be believed, this year's placement session at the IITs is going to see intense competition among top companies for winning over the best talents.

'Thought leader' Subir Chowdhury, IIT-KGP alumnus, among top 2017 thinkers

21 Nov 2017

'Thought leader' Subir Chowdhury, IIT-KGP alumnus, among top 2017 thinkers

IIT-Kharagpur alumnus, bestselling author and CEO Subir Chowdury has been named among the world's top 50 thinkers for 2017 by the Thinkers50, a periodical international ranking of management thinkers.

Aadhaar theft case: IIT-Kharagpur student reveals how he hacked data

06 Aug 2017

Aadhaar theft case: IIT-Kharagpur student reveals how he hacked data

Prime accused in the Aadhaar data theft case, Abhinav Srivastava in a six-hour demonstration revealed to the cops as to how the absence of HTTPS from the URL helped him hack into the hospital's website.

IIT-Kharagpur grad arrested for hacking into Aadhaar database

04 Aug 2017

IIT-Kharagpur grad arrested for hacking into Aadhaar database

A 31-year-old IIT-Kharagpur graduate has been arrested for hacking into the central Aadhaar database.

At least 9 percent IITians dropped out in 2016-17

19 Jul 2017

At least 9 percent IITians dropped out in 2016-17

According to latest data released by the HRD ministry, IITs have seen about 9% students (889) dropping out in the 2016-17 academic year.

IIT Kharagpur gets four mega research projects from HRD ministry

09 Jul 2017

IIT Kharagpur gets four mega research projects from HRD ministry

IIT Kharagpur has now undertaken four mega research projects along with six integrated projects from Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Why do so many IITians commit suicide?

23 Jun 2017

Why do so many IITians commit suicide?

During January-April 2017, there were four suicides at the prestigious IITs, three at Kharagpur.

TVF's Arunabh Kumar steps down as CEO, Dhawal Gusain in

16 Jun 2017

TVF's Arunabh Kumar steps down as CEO, Dhawal Gusain in

Arunabh Kumar, accused in multiple sexual harassment cases, has stepped down as TVF CEO. Dhawal Gusain will now hold the company's reins.

IIT-Kharagpur team develops wearable tech from silk

15 Jun 2017

IIT-Kharagpur team develops wearable tech from silk

If someone plays word association with silk, often the next word will be sarees or kurta or rugs. It will take someone with a very vivid imagination to say silk is something that can be used to make a smart-wearable that's capable of data storage, communication and gauging its surroundings.

MP signs MoU with IIT Kgp for measuring happiness index

24 May 2017

MP signs MoU with IIT Kgp for measuring happiness index

Are you happy? Before you say that, happiness can't be measured in definite terms; let me break the bubble for you. It can be and it is called the "happiness index" and grumpy India stands at 122 in World Happiness Report.

Student suicides: IIT-KGP boy found hanging in hostel room

22 Apr 2017

Student suicides: IIT-KGP boy found hanging in hostel room

Nidhin N, a fourth-year aerospace engineering student at IIT-Kharagpur, was found hanging from the ceiling in his hostel room in Nehru Hall B Block.

TVF CEO Arunabh Kumar secures anticipatory bail

17 Apr 2017

TVF CEO Arunabh Kumar secures anticipatory bail

TVF CEO Arunabh Kumar who is accused of sexually harassing 50 women has managed to secure anticipatory bail from a Mumbai court.