Tag - IIT

India to get 3 new IITs, IIMs

Post Date: February 21, 2024

In a significant step towards upgrading and developing education and skilling infrastructure across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate, dedicate to the nation, and lay the foundation stone of several projects worth about Rs 13,375 crore. The projects that will be dedicated to the nation include a permanent campus of IIT Bhilai, IIT...

US Congress honors IIT graduates for contributions to American society


The US Congress passed a resolution recognizing the “valuable and significant contributions” of Indian Americans, especially the graduates of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the USA society last week. The resolution passed in the 118th Congress in the House of Representatives on January 10 said that the Indian-American community and the graduates of...

Indian-American scientist Mani Bhaumik funds $1 M award in honor of JC Bose


India-born American physicist-philanthropist, Mani Bhaumik has agreed to donate $ 1 million to honor the work of J C Bose, the Indian scientist whose work on wireless telegraphy was ignored for long by the West. A medal and an honorarium would be awarded to promising young scientists starting in 2025, according to a report in The Times of India.   Recognition...

IIT Council, Association of American Universities ink pact to set up Indo-US Global Challenges Institute


The Council of Indian Institute of Technology, or the IIT Council, and the Association of American Universities (AAU) Saturday signed an MOU (memorandum of understanding) to establish the Indo-US Global Challenges Institute. The IIT Council signed the agreement on behalf of all the higher educational institutes in India. Although the announcement was made in a joint...

98 students died by suicide in higher educational institutes since 2018: Govt


New Delhi: Ninety-eight students died by suicide in higher education institutions (HEIs) between 2018 and 2023 and the largest chunk of deaths came from IITs, the education ministry told Parliament. Responding to a question asked by Communist Party of India (Marxist) Rajya Sabha member V Sivadasan, Union minister of state for education Subhas Sarkar submitted the...

IIT to go global with first campus outside India in Tanzania


The first IIT campus outside India will come up in Tanzania's Zanzibar and it is expected to launch academic programs in October, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, currently visiting Tanzania, described the move as a "historic step" that reflected India's commitment to the Global South.  A Memorandum of...

IIT-Delhi alumnus Vishal Gaur appointed Cornell University’s management school dean


New York: Cornell University has named Vishal Gaur, an IIT-Delhi alumnus and Indian-American professor as Anne & Elmer Lindseth Dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. Gaur, who is the Emerson Professor of Manufacturing Management and professor of operations, technology, and information management, will begin his role on July 1, a University statement...

Haresh Gurnani to lead Stony Brook’s College of Business in NY


New York: Indian-American IIT graduate Haresh Gurnani has been named the new dean of the College of Business at Stony Brook University in New York and will take on the new role beginning July 2023.  Gurnani currently serves as area chair of Business Analytics, Operations Management, Marketing and Economics areas in the School of Business...

Arvind Raman named dean of Purdue University’s College of Engineering


Indianapolis: Longtime Purdue University administrator, faculty member and Boilermaker alumnus Arvind Raman is the new John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering.  Raman, currently Purdue’s executive associate dean of engineering and the Robert V. Adams Professor in Mechanical Engineering, brings an impressive record of academic leadership experience to this new role, Patrick Wolfe,...