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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. 

10 things to learn from Japan.

1. THE CALM

     Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorrow itself has been elevated.

2. THE DIGNITY

     Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude gesture.

3. THE ABILITY

     The incredible architects, for instance. Buildings swayed but didn’t fall.

4. THE GRACE

    People bought only what they needed for the present, so everybody could get something.

Remembering Chanakya – World’s First Management Guru

In sync with its philosophy of constant and productive discussions on Indian treatises and works on management studies, the Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi frequently organises events, lectures and seminars. ‘Remembering Chanakya’ was one such initiative, intended to bring together the academia and the students in pursuit of remembering the great achievements of Vishnugupta, the father of modern political thought and strategy.

From the Editor's Desk - Issue # 19 – April - I

The entire country rejoiced with Team India’s victory in the World Cup.  The media covered every nuance & created a new set of Role Models for the youth of this country. We bring you a new perspective on how to put together a winning team by mapping Team India’s Leadership and Personality Type through Enneagram.  Will this also work to put together a project team?

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