Ramaiah IIT coaching applications’ sale today

Hyderabad: Prominent educationist and MLC Chukka Ramaiah has stated that application forms seeking admissions into IIT coaching centres of Ramaiah Vidya Peetham will be sold only on April 1.

In a press note here, Chukka Ramaiah stated that application forms for entrance test to seek admission into IIT coaching centres will be available from 8 am to 6 pm on April 1 only at Ramaiah IIT Coaching Centre situated behind Shankar Mutt. He also stated an individual can buy any number of applications each costing Rs 200.

For more information, those interested may call 040-27633733. (NSS)

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IISc Is Quite Ahead Of IITs

There are a total of 23 IITs in India at present. Kharagpur and Bombay IITs –which are the oldest fell far beyond IISc, survey reveals.

Hyderabad: Bengaluru-based Indian Institute of Science has eclipsed Indian Institutes of Technology on all fronts, according to a survey.

” IITs are yet to match the research performance of the IISc (the Indian Institute of Science, which is an indigenously created institution unlike many older IITs established under foreign mentorship. The comparison indicates that IITs have a long way to go if they have to become comparable to the best institutions in India and the world in terms of research performance,” study’s lead author, Vivek Kumar Singh, Department of Computer Science of the Banaras Hindu University said.
Computational analysis carried mostly on research front and the performance of 16 relatively older Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the country. There are a total of 23 IITs in India at present. Kharagpur and Bombay IITs –which are the oldest fell far beyond IISc, survey reveals.

The study was carried out by parsing through research publication data indexed in Web of Science. The data was examined to identify productivity, productivity per capita, rate of growth of research output, authorship and collaboration pattern, citation impact and discipline-wise research strengths of the different IITs.

In another finding, IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Bombay, are far behind in research performance of the two top ranking world universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT-USA) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore),  the analysis found.

Another important conclusion is that majority of the research output from IITs is in physics, chemistry and mathematics disciplines while research in engineering disciplines lags behind substantially.

“IITs being primarily engineering and technology institutions, should produce more research work in core engineering disciplines,” Singh said.

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M Tech students desert IITs midway for PSU jobs

New Delhi: The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are increasingly facing a new problem. They are having a tough time retaining their M Tech students, with many quitting  mid way,  after getting jobs in public sector undertakings (PSUs).

A  number of IITs complained of many such happenings at an IIT council meet recently.  It is learnt that out of 8,000 students, 2,000 left the course abruptly after getting employed in PSUs. The council has decided to ask all PSUs to desist from  practicing this in the best interests of higher education in the country.

There are 23 IITs in the country, with a total count of 72,000 students. Around 14,000 M Tech students are enrolled in the institutes.

“We will take up the matter with the PSUs. A lot of time and  money are invested in the M Tech programme. IITs are premier institutes, and there is a long wait list for getting into them. If students leave midway, the seats go empty. We want to encourage students to go for higher studies and research,” said a senior official. The news reports also suggest that the HRD ministry is contemplating to write to the department of public enterprises in this regard.

Both  IITs and PSUs are using  Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) score for admissions as well as recruitment’s. GAIL, ONGC and SAIL are among the PSUs that offer jobs to M Tech students from IITs.

To discourage the ‘dropouts’ , the council also agreed to a proposal to recover the entire fellowship amount  of Rs 12,400 per month if any of the students leave the course midway.

The IIT council, the highest decision-making body for the IITs, also considered providing 1,000 teaching assistantships  with a fellowship amount of Rs 25,000 per month – to meritorious M Tech students.

The council had recently approved a proposal to introduce the Prime Minister’s Research Fellowships, aimed at encouraging B Tech graduates from IITs to directly enroll in Ph.D courses.

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