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(News) IIT Bombay to Tie up

IIT Bombay to Tie up With Four International Varsities


Mumbai, (PTI): IIT Bombay on Tuesday said it will tie up with four international universities to collaborate in research in various fields of science and technology.The institute announced it was tying up with Monash University from Australia, Rice University from USA, University of Southhampton and Cambridge from UK for collaborations in science and technologies.


Accordingly, Monash, the Australian institute will set up up a research academy at the IIT's Powai campus.
While the initial agreement for the joint venture will be signed for five years, both institutes plan for a long-term association with focus on studies in engineering, science and information technology, water, mining, automotive, pharmaceuticals and petro-chemicals among other subjects.
"IIT Bombay has also shown keen interest in joint research in stem cell with Monash which it has been involved in for some time now," Monash University Vice-Chancellor and President, Richard Larkins, said.


Nearly 200-300 Ph.D students will be enrolled in the academy and will be jointly supervised by both institutes and joint degrees given to them, he said.


Monash will be investing 10 million Australian dollars in the academy over the next five years, and the building for the academy will begin this year, Larkins said.


The academy will also rely on funds from the Australian and Indian governments as well as corporates and is expected to be self-sustaining in due course.

Courtesy:- NDTV.com

(News) Venture Capitalist Khosla Joins in Effort to Save the Planet

Venture Capitalist Khosla Joins in Effort to Save the Planet


There's little about the building where Vinod Khosla runs his tiny venture-capital firm to suggest he's at the forefront of a global effort to revolutionize how the world gets energy.


Small signs point discreetly to Khosla Ventures and other tenants at the low-slung building tucked inside a quiet Silicon Valley office park. One of the USA's richest men, Khosla is sitting in a sparsely furnished conference room in a blue pullover and blue slacks. He sips tea as he describes how his children view his rising passion for renewable energy.


"They think it's cool Dad is saving the planet," he says with a grin. Then he pauses, uncomfortable with how that sounds, and adds that he's not a fan of such "grandiose" statements.


Yet, saving the planet is what Khosla and a growing number of financiers, entrepreneurs and political luminaries hope for as they chase new ways to wean the world from oil, coal and other non-renewable energy sources now threatening the environment.


Google's (GOOG) young founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, just announced plans to pump millions into the effort. Former vice president Al Gore, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize for drawing attention to global warming, has joined one of the Valley's most prominent venture capital firms in its "green tech" investing. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is offering a $25 million prize to anyone creating the best way to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.


Khosla, 52, isn't as well known. But the co-founder of Sun Microsystems (JAVA) has quietly emerged as one of the biggest forces in green tech less than four years after starting Khosla Ventures along famous Sand Hill Road. The route is home to many of the world's most powerful start-up financiers.


Khosla won't disclose how much he's invested in energy start-ups since launching his firm. But Khosla Ventures, where he invests only his own money, pops up in many of the biggest deals in an industry now investing boatloads in the sector. His six-employee firm ranked No. 1 in deals during the first nine months of this year; it participated in 14 worth $68 million, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) says.


VCs in the USA invested an average $15.5 million in each of the 168 green tech investment deals through the third quarter, a USA TODAY analysis of the trade group's data found. That's nearly twice the $8 million average for deals overall, underlining fears shared by Khosla that a green tech bubble may be forming.


"I suspect we'll see some yo-yos," Khosla says, referring to the boom-and-bust cycle that's marked many nascent industries in the Valley.


That higher risk is a big reason why Khosla, who came to the USA 30 years ago from India, started Khosla Ventures with his own money, rather than raising a fund with money from banks and other investors. "I could afford to lose my own money," he says, "but I couldn't afford to lose other people's money."


Repaying the world

Khosla has a lot of loot to lose. Forbes magazine estimated his wealth at $1.5 billion in the magazine's list this fall of the richest Americans. That's money from his years as a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the VC firm Gore just joined; Khosla worked there before starting his own shop.


He's still interested in making money. But he tempers that with a desire to make the world a better place, too. Khosla is an "extremely smart man" repaying a world that helped make him wealthy, says Mark Heesen, president of the NVCA.


Most VCs invest in start-ups on behalf of institutional investors and rich individuals, hoping to profit when successful companies sell themselves to bigger businesses or to the public through initial public offerings.


Venture capital is one of the riskiest forms of investing, because start-ups often flop. The risk is even greater in green tech ventures because they require more capital to build ethanol factories or huge solar collectors than do typical tech start-ups, Heesen says.


Bill Wiberg, a partner at Advanced Technology Ventures near Boston, agrees. "You just have to believe the end opportunity will warrant the time and the capital," he says.


Researchers in government and the private sector have pursued alternative energy sources for years with only middling success. Beyond the challenge of raising money and fighting powerful oil, gas and automobile industries, scientists have failed to produce an alternative that's cheaper than fossil fuels.


But Khosla thinks the technologies he's backing are near where they can compete against oil without government subsidies now required to make them competitive. "I want oil to compete with us — not the other way around," he says.


Near Macon, Ga., for example, Khosla-backed Range Fuels last month started construction on a factory meant to produce the gas alternative ethanol. His other investments include GreatPoint Energy, which plans to make low-cost natural gas from coal. (Wiberg's firm also invested in GreatPoint.) Plus, Khosla has helped finance dozens of other ventures in solar, wind and geothermal energy.


He says many of these technologies can be proved viable in the next five years. "In 20 years, we'll have a very different world," he says. "I'm far more optimistic than anyone else."


His optimism reflects years of accomplishments — and changing market dynamics. Oil prices have been rising most of this year, reaching as high as $98 a barrel last month. It closed Monday at $94.13.


Higher oil prices help close the gap with pricey alternatives such as solar panels. Oil could fall back to $70 a barrel, says Wal van Lierop, CEO of Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital in Vancouver. "But over the next year," he says, "the tendency will be up, and very soon, we will go to $100 a barrel."


Khosla grew up in New Dehli, where he got an electrical engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, a school on par with Harvard University or Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


He moved to the USA in 1976, getting a master's degree in biomedical engineering from Carnegie Mellon and an MBA from the Valley's Stanford University in 1980. After co-founding Sun, he joined Kleiner Perkins, where he remains an affiliated partner. Kleiner has backed some of the biggest names in tech, including Amazon and search king Google.


The Chindia challenge

Some of the most promising research in renewable energy is in wind generation and solar thermal — using the sun's energy to create steam that powers generators of electricity, says Steve Chu, director of the University of California's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


Google's non-profit arm, Google.org, is investing in eSolar of Pasadena, Calif., developing power plants powered by the sun. And it's backing Makani Power in Alameda, Calif. Makani is working on high-altitude wind energy technologies.


Ultimately, new energy sources will only work if they're adopted in China and India, Khosla says. They are two of the world's fastest-growing countries, with a nearly insatiable appetite for oil and coal to fuel industries that many scientists blame on rising overall world temperatures. He calls it the Chindia challenge.


"If India and China don't adopt these low-carbon technologies," he says, "then the whole planet is toast."


Courtesy:- USA Today

(News) ASI, IIT-Kanpur Join Hands on Scientific Applications

ASI, IIT-Kanpur Join Hands on Scientific Applications


To equip itself with scientific methods that can be used in archaeology, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kanpur-based Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

Two of the projects for collaboration are terrain mapping and archaeo-scientific investigations of Ahichchhatra in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh in which various scientific applications like GPS, Total Station, GPR, GIS will be put into use.

Seismic retrofitting of ancient monuments is another area where they are working together, said a press release on Friday.

The other areas are: database management using various applications and custom-made software, laser scanning of ancient structures, antiquity identification system and analysis of various antiquities using non-destructive methodologies to know about ancient technology.

Following the move, IIT-Kanpur also set up a National Centre for the Archaeological Sciences and Technology, in which students would get an opportunity to work at dating labs.

At the centre, they will also get a chance to use sophisticated equipment to carry out various studies in archaeology.

Also, there will be training centres for capacity building of archaeologists so that they can undertake research in scientific applications of archaeology. IANS


Courtesy:- www.indiaedunews.net

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(News) IIT-K Alumni To Donate Rs 50 Crore

IIT-K Alumni To Donate Rs 50 Crore


Kanpur (PTI): Alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur have decided to donate Rs 50 crore to their alma mater for development works.

"We plan to donate Rs 50 crore to the institute during its Diamond Jubilee in the year 2010," Abhay Bhushan, a former IIT-K student and member of the IIT Alumni Association said.

We want the institute to be figured in the world's top ten technical institutions and donations would help in developmental work here, he said.


Courtesy:- The Hindu



(News) IIT Dream Comes True for Bihar, AP

IIT Dream Comes True for Bihar, AP


Bihar and Andhra Pradesh have got an edge over Rajasthan. Both states will get IITs of their own from the next
academic year.


The HRD Ministry has informed Bihar and Andhra Pradesh that admissions to the two new IITs will start in temporary campuses, while the ministry sets up new campuses.


The new campus will be built around 100 kilometres from Patna in Bihar and Isnapur in Medak district of Andhra Pradesh. The campuses will be built in an area of 500-600 acres at a cost of Rs 1,800 crore.


In a letter to the chief secretaries of the two state governments, the HRD ministry has asked for makeshift
campuses so that enrolment of students can start.


“Only a few students for limited disciplines will be admitted in the first year and temporary campuses will be linked to an existing IIT,” a ministry official said.


However, IIT aspirants in Rajasthan might not as fortunate. “No final decision has been taken as to where an IIT will come up in Rajasthan,” a senior ministry official told HT.


The ministry had announced new IITs for Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan in 2006-07.


There is a debate over whether an IIT should come up in the education city of Kota or somewhere near Jaipur. Since the
location of the proposed IIT in Rajasthan has not yet been decided, the Centre has held back its final decision, a ministry official said.


A committee headed by the ministry’s joint secretary Ravi Mathur had visited the proposed sites in Rajasthan but no final decision has been taken.


Human Resource Development minister Arjun Singh had received a number of representations from state politicians to the people for IIT at both the sites.


“In this confusion we are not sure whether IIT admissions can start in Rajasthan from the next academic year,” a ministry official said.


The HRD ministry has also denied that Bihar will be getting an IIM, as stated by officials in the state Chief Minister’s office.


“As of now, only one new IIM at Shillong is coming up,” the official said.


Courtesy:- Hindustan Times

(News) The IIT Tag to Humanities

The IIT Tag to Humanities


IIT-M offers a five year integrated master's programme in Humanities for students completing their plus-two.


Do you equate our IITs with technology alone? And did you rue that while there is the IIT label for technology, and the IIM label for management, humanities got left out and stands without a label to propel it ahead? Well, IIT Madras stands a little apart here, offering a few packed courses on humanities! IIT-M offers a five year integrated master's programme in Humanities for students completing their plus-two. This integrated masters' course may be taken with specialisations in the disciplines of Economics, Development Studies or English.


Class 12 students of commerce and humanities streams are eligible to apply for this five-year integrated masters programme. Selection would be made through the Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam (HSEE) to be held on May 18 in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi. The total number of seats available is 30. Students completing the course are eligible to pursue doctorates at international institutes like the London School of Economics.

Examination Structure and Syllabus

The examination syllabus is structured on English and comprehension skills, analytical and quantitative ability, Indian and world history, Indian economy, environment and ecology. The question pattern would be objective and exam duration is three hours. The question paper will pose 180 questions, and negative questions will be awarded to wrong answers.

Job opportunities

Job opportunities are plenty. Students specialising in English have career options in news media, corporate communication, English language training, etc. Students specialising in developmental studies can pursue careers in international organisations like UNESCO, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) domains of corporate houses, and NGOs involved in rehabilitation and development. The government also offers postings in research in the avenues of population studies, and environment and health care. The job opportunities for those specialising in economics is even more exhaustive and extend from the corporate sector to banking organisations, organisations like the Central Statistical Organisation, the media industry, world organisations like UNDP, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, World Trade Organisation, government departments like Department of Company Affairs and the Ministry of Planning, etc.

Application procedure

Application forms can be obtained by post. The cost of the application form and examination fee is Rs. 600. For women, physically challenged persons, and students from scheduled caste or tribe, the application form costs Rs.300.

Interested students, who have completed their plus two exams or would be completing it in March, may apply for this integrated course by sending a demand draft favouring the Chairman, HSEE, IIT, Madras, payable at Chennai, along with two self-addressed slips. The last date for receiving postal requests for application forms is February 25. The completed application forms should be sent to the Chairman, HSEE 2008, JEE Office, IIT Madras, Chennai- 600 036. Tel.: 044-22578220. The last date for receipt of completed application forms is March 3.


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St.Francic of Assisi said once, ‘start by doing what is required, then do what is possible and you will realise that you have done the impossible.’

This philosophy works well for the preparation of IIT-JEE, one of the toughest examinations conducted at the plus two level. It is the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by the Indian Institutes Of Technology (IITs) to admit students into engineering and science courses they offer.

The exam will be held on 13th April 2008 and is going to be totally objective type. There will be one question paper of two hours duration in each of the subjects Physics Math, & Chemistry. There will be short write-ups followed by objective type questions to test the analytical ability of students. Those who get a rank in this exam will be offered admission into IITs or BHU through a counseling session, which is typically held at Chennai for the south zone students.

To be successful in the JEE, a student should first master the fundamentals of Intermediate (or 11th and 12th) syllabus, followed by attempts to get into the depth of the subject by solving relevant short but twisted problems from various text books. Potentially, attending a good coaching centre could boost an individual’s rank or help get a rank in the first place. Parents and students have to realise, though, that a coaching center can never be a substitute for intelligence and hard work.

Though, the model of IIT-JEE 2008 is going to be almost same as that of AIEEE, EAMCET etc., the method of questioning will be completely different. To get through AIEEE, EAMCET, it is enough for the student to know which answer, among the four choices, is correct. To get through the IIT JEE, the student should know why the remaining three choices are incorrect. Though seemingly obvious, mastering this subtle difference can help the students go a long way. The comprehension type questions which are going to be introduced from JEE-2008, demand a much thorough understanding of the questions compared to AIEEE and EAMCET. To be successful in the JEE, a student should develop basic aptitude towards mathematics and physical sciences. This aptitude is best developed among children at the High School level, but most schools prefer the “cramming stuff into the head” approach to the “conceptual understanding” approach. Good coaching centers start to instill the basic understanding approach back into the students, thus providing what the high schools (and many times Junior Colleges) have been unable to. The mad rush to get into these coaching centers is thus an obvious phenomenon.

Thanks to some of these good coaching centers, the number of students appearing for and qualifying through JEE, from Hyderabad, has been regularly increasing. With the crop of these good coaching centeres come the weeds that have brought a bad name to the industry. Taking advantage of the desperate students and parents, they work on the principle of instilling fear of JEE into the hearts of parents and students. The result of this misguidance leads the innocent customers to believe that students need to learn a lot more subject matter and spend a lot more time than they actually have to. The obvious side effects of this have been the decrease in student efficiency (utility or knowledge gained per unit time spent on academics) and a drastic decrease in the amount of time and effort spent on the absolutely necessary, basic intermediate education.

This trend, off late, has lead to unhealthy, cut-throat competetion among students. Camaraderie has long been invisible among the students and the overall development of the child (stressing the extracurricular development) has become lowest among the priorities, for parents, teachers and hence students alike.

A lure of this better higher education has had a blinding effect on our society. The hands-off approach adopted by the parents who strongly believe that these coaching centers are the final authority on their kid’s welfare has given additional leeway for the some of the coaching centers to abuse this power. Portraying the intermediate education as a necessary hurdle, rather than a more accurate stepping stone towards success has benefited the wrong parties, leaving the ill-effects to be borne by the products of our society, namely the students graduating.

This has little effect on the students who lie on either extremes of the brightness scale. The worst effect of this bad trend is clearly visible on students who are moderately intelligent and stand a chance to succeed in this competitive environment only when they get the maximum benefit from every minute they put into their academics. A majority of students fall in this middle belt and are ending up spending their time and money on the incorrect priorities, thus leading to failure, while the coaching centers benefit from the success of the few extremely bright ones who are destined to success any way.

In my years of experience as a lecturer, perfection in the intermediate syllabus, followed by practicing complicated problems based on the simple basics is the correct modus operandi for achieving success in the JEE. Solving a problem is important and more important is doing it within the set time limit. This comes only by practice, not by reading alone.

Depending on the grasping power of an individual, he/she can achieve this either by sitting at home or by attending effective coaching classes. Neglecting intermediate syllabus, attending coaching centres which dump inappropriate educational material (of very high standered) on students, mostly to overwhelm them and adopt scary tactics on the innocent parent community have always been and will continue to be, recepies for disaster. Ignorance can no more be an excuse for parents or students. It is time for us, as a society to wake up and do what we think is best for our children.

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(Admission) State Entrance Examination (SEE -UPTU) - 2008

SEE -UPTU - 2008 - Uttar Pradesh Technical University

State Entrance Examination (SEE -UPTU) - 2008

Date of exam: April, 19, 2008

Date of Submission: 07.03.2008


1. For admission to first year of B. Tech./B. Pharm., candidate must have passed intermediate examination of U. P. Board or 10+2 level examination or its equivalent from any recognized Board/University; securing (i) minimum 45% (40% for SC/ST) marks in total of required subject combination (compulsory & optional) and (ii) minimum 40% (35% for SC/ST) marks in each compulsory and optional subject of this combination as given in information brochure of SEE-UPTU 2008.

2. For admission to first year of BHMCT/BFAD, candidate must have passed intermediate examination of U. P. Board or 10+2 level examination or its equivalent from any recognized Board / University; securing minimum 45% (40% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate.

3. For admission to first year of B. Arch., a candidate must have passed intermediate examination of U. P. Board or 10 + 2 level examination or its equivalent from any recognized Board/University; securing (i) minimum 50% marks in aggregate and (ii) minimum 40% (35% for SC/ST) marks in each compulsory and optional subject as given in information brochure of SEE-UPTU 2008. A candidate possessing three years Diploma in Architecture (10+3) recognized by Central/State Govt., is also eligible for admission to first year of B. Arch. only, provides the candidate has passed the Diploma examination securing minimum 50% marks in aggregate,. Such candidates will have to appear in the entrance examination for first year of B. Arch. papers (paper 2 & 6) mentioned above.

4. For admission to first year of MBA, candidate must have passed three years degree course from any recognized University; securing minimum 45% (40% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate.

5. For admission to first year of MCA., candidate must have passed three years degree course from any recognized University, securing minimum 45% (40% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate. Candidate must have minimum 40% (35% for SC/ST) marks in mathematics at 10+2 level or at bachelor degree level.

6. For admission to second year (lateral entry) of B. Tech., the candidate must have passed three years Diploma in Engineering course; securing minimum 60% marks in aggregate or 'three years B.Sc, degree with mathematics as one subject; securing minimum 60% marks in aggregate and mlnimum40% (35% for SC/ST) marks in Mathematics.

7. For admission to second year (lateral entry) of B. Pharm., the candidate must have passed Diploma in Pharmacy course: securing minimum 60% marks in aggregate.

8. The candidates appearing in the qualifying examinations are also eligible to appear in State Entrance Examination -2008 subject to the condition that they must fulfill the eligibility criteria at the time of counseling.

9. The details of admissions for NRI and Kashmiri migrants will be published later, in the month of May, 2008 according to the norms to be laid down by the Govt. of U.P./ AICTE.

10. This admission test is open only to the candidates who have passed the qualifying examination from any institution located in UP. or whose parents (Father/Mother) are domicile of U.P.

Application procedure:

The Information Brochure containing OMR Application form will be available for Sale in cash from 17.01.2008 to 28.02.2008 (both days inclusive) from all Head Post Offices and Mukhya Dak Ghars (MDGs) of U.P., Delhi, Nainital and Dehradun. The Information Brochure and OMR application form can also be obtained by post from Registrar, U.P. Technical University, IET, Campus, Sitapur Road, Lucknow - 226031 by sending a MICR  bank draft of .Rs. 1050/- for General/ OBC and Rs. 550/- for SC/ST and female candidates of all categories in favour of Finance Officer, U. P. Technical University, Lucknow along with two self addressed stickers. The request for supply of application form by post will not be entertained after 20.03.2008. The last date of receipt of duly filled OMR Application form in the office of Registrar (SEE), U.P. Technical University, IET Campus Sitapur Road, Lucknow-226 021 will be 07.03.2008. The applications will be received in the University office by Registered/ Speed Post only. The application form received after the due date and time shall not be accepted. The University will not be responsible, for the form missed/ not received/any delay on the part of post office or for any other reason whatsoever.

Test Centers At 24 cities of U.P. along with Delhi, Roorkee and Dehradun.

Scheme of Examination :

1. Date of Examination: 19.04.2008


a) B.H.M.C.T / B.F.A.D.

 b) M.B.A.

c) M.C.A.

d) B.Tech. (Second year Lateral entry)

Corresponding Subjects:

a) Aptitude test for General Awareness

b) Aptitude test for M.B.A.

c) Aptitude test for MCA.

d) Aptitude test in Engg, (Diploma)/ Pharmacy (Dipioma) / B.Sc. (Graduate)

2. Date of Examination: 20.04.2008


i) B.Tech.

ii) B.Tech.(Ag. Engg.)

iii) B.Pharma

iv) B.Arch.

Corresponding Subjects:

i) Physics & Chemistry; and Mathematics

ii) AG I & AG II; and AG III

iii) Phys. & Chem.; & Mathematics or Biology

iv) Mathematics and Aptitude test (Arch.)

Admission: Admission to degree courses in Engineering (B.Tech./Pharmacy (B.Pharm.)/Architecture (B.Arch.) / Hotel Management (BHMCT) / Fashion & Apparel Design Technology (BFAD) and Post Graduate Courses MCA / MBA of Govt. Aided and Private unaided institutions affiliated to U.P Technical University along with some other Universities of Uttar Pradesh in academic session 2008-09.

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