Not a single Indian educational institution is in global top 50, says President Murmu, urging introspection

President of India Droupadi Murmu has emphasised upon the necessity to introspect and explore why Indian educational institutions have not reached the top 50 of global rankings, despite the nation’s knowledge heritage. During her address yesterday at the 69th convocation of IIT Kharagpur, the president said, “Not even a single educational institution of such a […]

‘Bhartiya vegetarianism is a social illness’, writes IIT Bombay professor, weighing in on mess tables row

An IIT Bombay (IIT-B) faculty member named Suryakant Waghmore, Professor of Sociology, has posted on social media that “Bhartiya vegetarianism of purity and segregation is a social illness… it needs to be cured, not institutionalised”.

Meet Dr Preeti Aghalayam, set to become the first-ever woman IIT Director

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras created another first as its upcoming Zanzibar campus, the first-ever offshore IIT campus, is also set to become the first woman director of an IIT.

First IIT outside India to come up in Zanzibar: Jaishankar

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs announced today that the first IIT campus outside India will be launched in Tanzania’s Zanzibar and is expected to launch academic programmes in October.

Singapore’s Ascendas Trust to invest SGD 216 mn in Indian data centre venture

Singapore-based IT and logistics park developer Ascendas India Trust yesterday announced plans to invest an estimated SGD 216 million (INR 1,200 crore) to develop the first phase of its first data centre project in India.

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