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  Indian Institutes of Technology - Biocrawler
Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the premier educational institutions for science and technology established by the Government of India.
A student/alumnus of the Indian Institutes of Technology is informally known as an IITian.
In early 2004, the IITs and the IIMs were struck in a controversy with the then ruling BJP government branding them as elitist, as people from poorer areas of the country found it harder to gain entrance.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Indian_Institutes_of_Technology   (911 words)

 Indian research institutes face tough times
A growing crisis in academic recruitment at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is threatening to disrupt teaching and research, and could put international collaborations in jeopardy.
Most of the IITs were founded in the 1950s and 1960s, in a wave of post-independence enthusiasm for science and engineering.
Faculty positions in IITs are currently restricted to Indian nationals, and IIT directors are now asking the government to change that rule.
www.rsc.org /chemistryworld/Issues/2006/September/IndianResearchInstitutes.asp   (654 words)

 Indian research institutes face tough times
At IIT Bombay, for example, where the chemistry department has about 125 PhD students and 27 faculty members, the whole institution loses about 10 to 15 faculty members to retirement each year.
Anantha Padmanabhan, former director of IIT Kanpur, estimates that the increase in student numbers would mean that the already staff-starved IITs must recruit around 900 people to maintain the prescribed faculty:student ratio of 1:9.
Indian companies are increasingly becoming a force to be reckoned with, says Brian Tempest.
www.rsc.org /chemistryworld/News/2006/August/21080601.asp   (730 words)

  Dalits at the Indian Institutes of Technology
Technically, the IITs want to show that they are indeed satisfying the dalit/adivasi need to be part of what is an elite setup at the student level, but in effect they are producing (dalit and adivasi) technologists and engineers who will not be recruited by these very institutions.
In all likeliness, since the very basis of technology in these institutions is brahmanical and pseudoscientific, even those few dalits who make it to these places, in the process of surviving and emerging successfully out of them, are likely to imbibe/adopt values which would alienate them from their own backgrounds.
IITs embody a hazardous combination of the worst of western capitalist-driven technology's social insensitivity and the worst of the local caste system - the only aspect of post-Aryan culture that has survived, in one form or the other, for 3000-odd years.
www.pucl.org /reports/National/2001/dalits.htm   (5180 words)

  Indian Institute of Technology - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Indian Institutes of Technology is another name for IIT, which is the acronym for Institute of Infinite Tension, Institute of Indian Technology, etc. These institutes of so-called national importance were set up by the Indian Parliament at seven campuses across India, decided purely on merits of political alliances of the ruling party.
It was the mastermind of a certain Jawaharlal Nehru to reduce the average intelligence of Indians that led to the establishments of these institutes.
The IIT administration tried to propound their agenda by putting lecture videos on the LAN, but this is yet to be confirmed as this has not been tried by any student.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Indian_Institute_of_Technology   (832 words)

  Indian Institutes of Technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
IIT Kanpur was established in 1959 in the city of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
IIT Guwahati was established in 1994 near the city of Guwahati (Assam) on the northern banks of the Brahmaputra River.
IIT Roorkee, originally known as the University of Roorkee, was established in 1847 as the first engineering college of the British Empire.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Indian_Institutes_of_Technology   (5812 words)

 Institute of technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Indian Institutes of Technology is used in India to denote a number of specific elite institutes which were based on a post WWII recommendation for industrialisation.
The Federal Institute of Technology located in Zurich, Switzerland and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, USA are possibly some of the oldest and best-known institutions to use "institute of technology" in its title and being actually universities.
In the polytechnic sector: Wellington Polytechnic amalgamated with Massey University.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Polytechnic   (4076 words)

 History of Indian Institutes of Technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
With the recommendations of the Sarkar committee in view and on the basis of blueprint made by L. Chandrakant, Biman Sen, and J. Ghosh, the first Indian Institute of Technology was born in May, 1950 at the site of Hijli Detention Camp in Kharagpur, a town in eastern India.
The present name 'Indian Institute of Technology' was adopted before the formal inauguration of the Institute on August 18, 1951, by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
Banaras Hindu University's Institute of Technology (IT-BHU), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Indian_Institutes_of_Technology   (2007 words)

 Indian Institutes of Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Indian Insitute of Technology, IIT Delhi is one of the six Institutes of Technology created as centres of excellence for higher training, research and development in science, engineering and technology.
It is the second-oldest campus of the Indian Institute of Technology system, the largest university in the state of Maharashtra, and ranked among the top research universities in the world.IIT, Mumbai provides scientists and technologists of highest caliber to engage in research, design and development to help build India towards self-reliance in her technological needs.
Ashok Misra, an alumni of IIT Delhi, Director of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology,(IIT) Mumbai.
www.netphotograph.com /article.php?id=32   (222 words)

 IIT - Indian Institute of Technology: Information and facts
Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) at Kharagpur, Bombay, Madras, Kanpur, Delhi and Guwahati were established as 'Institutions of National Importance' under the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961.
The main objective of the IITs is to impart world-class training in engineering and technology; to conduct research in the relevant field; and advancement of learning and dissemination of knowledge.
The Institutes are continuously evaluating and modifying curricula as per the emerging trends in industry.
www.indicareer.com /entrance-exams/IIT-information.html   (298 words)

 Indiatimes Learning..........Campus/IIT, Delhi   (Site not responding. Last check: )
IIT, Delhi is one of the six Indian Institutes of Technology established for higher training, research and development in science, engineering and technology.
The Institute is flanked by the Qutub Minar and the Hauz Khas monuments.
The six Indian Institutes of Technology (others being at Bombay, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Guwahati) are administered centrally by the IIT Council, an apex body established by the Government of India to co-ordinate activities of the Institutes.
learning.indiatimes.com /campus/pages/college/iitdelhipro.htm   (588 words)

 Bill Gates' Web Site - Indian Institute of Technology 50th Anniversary Celebration Keynote   (Site not responding. Last check: )
IIT and Microsoft do have a lot in common, an optimism about the future, a belief that fundamental science will lead to breakthroughs that will let us solve some of the toughest problems that mankind faces, a belief that we can provide better tools than ever before and that we've really just scratched the surface.
Two of our IIT graduates are now vice presidential level people at Microsoft, which is a group of less than a hundred people, and are making huge contributions.
It's possible that over time graduates of IIT will be constantly in touch with IIT not just as a group of alums but also in terms of their ongoing education.
www.microsoft.com /billgates/speeches/2003/01-17iit.asp   (5422 words)

 INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY ACT 1961   (Site not responding. Last check: )
THE INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY ACT, 1961 ACT NO. 59 OF 1961 [19th December, 1961.] An Act to declare certain institutions of technology to be institutions of national importance and to provide for certain matters connected with such institutions and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
The Deputy Director of each Institute shall be appointed on such terms and conditions as may be laid down by the Statutes and shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be assigned to him by this Act or the Statutes or by the Director.
Whereas the objects of the institutions known as the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras are such as to make them institutions of national importance, it is hereby declared that each such institution is an institution of national importance.
www.austlii.edu.au /~andrew/CommonLII/IN-num_act/iota1961300   (4857 words)

 Caste Based Apartheid In The Indian Institute Of Technology, Madras, Indi
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) were established in 1959 for the purpose of providing higher technological education of world standards to the poor downtrodden students, who couldn't afford to study abroad.
Indian Institutes of Technology are declared under the Parliament of India (Act 59 of 1961) as Institutes of National Importance.
The institute then conducts internal exams, and a few of them are selected to join the institute & are made a year junior to upper caste classmates Conducting of Preparatory Courses only to Dalit students is violative of Right to Equality and is a highly discriminatory practice.
www.ambedkar.org /research/CasteBased.htm   (1285 words)

 IIT News Update
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) need no introduction either in India or abroad, for their passouts have already made their presence felt everywhere.
The Institutes were set up by the Government of India as `Institutions of National Importance' and almost all reputed international academic benchmarks have given them high rating.
The IITs are funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and their policy matters are decided by a nodal monitoring body headed by the Minister for Human Resource Development.
www.academics-india.com /IIT.htm   (1126 words)

 Indian Institute of Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, is among the foremost of institutes of national importance in higher technological education and applied research.
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are Institutions of national importance, established by an Act of Parliament.
These institutions, comparable to the best in the world, are known for providing quality education in science, engineering and technology and conducting research in frontier areas.
www.indiaeducation.ernet.in /insitutions/profile.asp?no=U00302   (203 words)

 Needed -- Indian institutes of social sciences
The Indian institutes of technology, the national laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and the expansion of agricultural research under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research have all contributed substantially to our development.
Indian industry is beginning to realise the importance of in-house research for global competitiveness.
We need to set up a number of Indian institutes of social sciences to cover economics, sociology, political science, etc. These should be on the lines of IITs but devoted to social science education and research.
in.rediff.com /money/2003/nov/18guest1.htm   (1059 words)

 Technology Review: Microsoft to Digitize Indian Maps
Turned blind after the tsunami, the Indian government has decided to digitize terrain maps of the country, allowing future rescue operations to operate more smoothly.
Indian authorities were criticized in the aftermath of the December tsunami waves that killed more than 10,000 along its southeastern coast, for not being part of an international coalition to monitor tsunami threats.
This year, as every year, we present the 10 technologies we find most exciting--and most likely to alter industries, fields of research, and even the way we live.
www.technologyreview.com /articles/05/01/ap/ap_011205.asp   (416 words)

 » IIT Indian Institute of Technology News :: IIT : Indian Institute of Technology
The IIT students said that the culture of guru and shisa is one of the secrets of Indias students, who are said to be the best debaters in the world.
The trustees at the Illinois Institute of Technology have selected a chemical engineering academic to be the schools eighth president.
Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, has received 60,000 sq.ft of land to develop a new building for bio-technology.
www.iit4india.com /news/category/iit-indian-institute-of-technology-news   (4067 words)

From the country's elite Indian Institutes of Technology to regional engineering colleges, the dearth of professors has led to overcrowded classrooms, student discontent, and deep concerns about how India can handle a planned expansion of the higher-education system.
At the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, for example, 29 percent of faculty positions are unfilled.
At lower-rung institutions like the regional engineering colleges, which suffer some of the most acute faculty shortages, courses are left unfinished or untaught.
www.shailaja.net   (1368 words)

 Admission to Indian Institute Of Technology
Indian Institutes of Technology are the institutions of national importance, which play a leading role in technological manpower development and comparable to the best of the world.
These institutions are known for providing quality technological and scientific education and frontier research.
All the candidates who have qualified in the screening test shall be informed through letter by February 07, 2000 and a separate admit card shall be issued by April 01,2000.
members.rediff.com /hemantkumar/iit.htm   (286 words)

 (IIT) Indian Institutes of Technology
The Indian Institutes of Technology IIT are institutions of national importance established through an Act of Parliament.
Institute of Technology - Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi is one of the oldest institutions devoted to education in various engineering disciplines.
Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, a deemed university, is the oldest institution of its kind in India.
www.cf12plus.com /techprep/iit.htm   (322 words)

 JEE 2006,Indian Institutes Of Technology,Joint Entrance Examination 2006
Candidates who join any of the IITs, IT-BHU, Varanasi, and ISM, Dhanbad through JEE-2006 will not be permitted to appear in JEE in future.
The fresh announcement regarding IIT JEE-2006 is given below which is in continuation of the advertisement given on 19th September,2005 in some of the leading News papers clarifying the structure of JEE-2006.
Candidates, who have passed their qualifying examination in 2005 or earlier, will be permitted to appear in JEE - 2006, as a last chance, irrespective of the marks secured or the number of earlier attempts at JEE subject to their satisfying the age limit.
scholarshipsinindia.com /indian_institutes_of_technology_JEE_2006.html   (769 words)

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