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No internet from midnight, institute wants students to rest

Mallica Joshi mallica.joshi@hindustantimes.com

“We are adults and can manage our time. Some students want to study at night and Internet in the hostel is an aid. This is not a fair decision”. A B H I S H E K B H A R G AVA, third-year student, IIT-D

New engine sends shock waves through auto industry

Prototype could potentially decrease auto emissions up to 90 percent                   

 By Nic Halverson

Despite shifting into higher gear within the consumer's green conscience, hybrid vehicles are still tethered to the gas pump via a fuel-thirsty 100-year-old invention: the internal combustion engine.

NARENDRA K GUPTA elected to the CALTECH Board of Trustees

Narendra Gupta has been elected to the Board of Trustees at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA.  Gupta, an alum of both IITD and Caltech launched Nexus in 2006.

IITian from Sikar leaves Fortune 500 company to take up rural welfare

From a government school at a nondescript village in Sikar district to IIT-Kgp, this youngster has come a long way. Born to a humble farmer's family, Rohit Garhwal now cherishes a dream of developing an international platform for the traditional agriculture art & craft forms and agriculture and minimise the exodus of rural talent to cities.

To achieve his dream, the 25-year-old has quit plush jobs at an MNC and an NGO to study at the IIM-A.

IIT-JEE backtracks on answer release

Times of India :: 08 April 2011: Aksahy Mukul, TNN | Apr 08, 11

NEW DELHI: IIT-JEE has backed out from their announcement that the answer keys would be publicly announced within 48-72 hours. Now, the solution would be posted on the website of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) by May 15 — 35 days after the examination.

Around 4.85 lakh students will appear for JEE, which will be held on April 10.

HCL founder Shiv Nadar to head IIT-Kharagpur's board

NEW DELHI: Shiv Nadar, founder of software major HCL, was appointed the chairman of the board of governors of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, a statement from the company said Thursday.

IIT-Kharagpur is the only engineering institution from India listed among top 500 universities worldwide in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's 'Academic Ranking of World Universities'.

Govt panel provides relief to IIT students

Charu Sudan Kasturi charu.kasturi@hindustantimes.com

PROPOSAL:  (The Anil Kakodkar panel suggests that students will have to pay only 25% of all recurring costs)

“Instead of a single-pronged strategy, the panel has decided to recommend a multi-pronged approach towards resource generation” (A  PA N E L M E M B E R)

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Rajasthan Government yields to fasting Varun Arya, Director AIM

A quieter protest amid Lokpal drumroll

The State in spotlight was Rajasthan and the institute fighting its battle for survival is the Aravali institute of Management - the one and only management school of regional repute that can claim to have adhered to national standards and produced a flock of highly successful professionals in the last one decade from the remotest corners of Rajasthan as well as other parts of the country.

Now, an eye jab to cure blindness

Implant Releases Drug To Prevent Loss Of Sight & Also Restore Vision

London:In what could be called a major breakthrough, scientists have developed a new jab which they claim could cure blindness. An international team, led by Britain’s Yorkshire Eye Hospital, has created the steroid implant which releases an anti-inflammatory drug near the retina to help stop the onset of blindness and also restore loss of vision. 

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