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  • IIT software to cut down cost of medical tests - Times of India
    Date: 01 Nov 2010
    Promising some relief to those spending a considerable amount of their income on hospitals bills and medical tests, the rates of MRI, CT scan, X-Ray and ultrasound tests are set to come down by next year. This will be possible with development of a software by IIT Roorkee in a joint project with PGI Chandigarh.The software, which will be installed in these diagnostic machines, will be able to easily pick up any abnormality in ultrasound, MRI, or a CT scan.
  • Gate 2010 results today- Admissions for M.Tech in IIT Roorkee IIT Delhi open - Fyoq News
    Date: 15 Mar 2010
    Today is the official declaration date of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2010 test results. As per website Gate 2010 results will be declared at 10:00 morning today. You can check the results for GATE 2010 at the Gate official website of IIT Kanpur. For checking the results you can click here. On the basis of your percentile score in Gate 2010 exam, you can fetch call from different IIT like IIT Roorkee, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati and IISC Bangalore. Admission to postgraduate programmes with MHRD and some other government scholarships/ assistantships in engineering colleges/institutes is open to those who qualify through GATE.
  • Scrap JEE for common test, Sibal signals to IITs - Calcutta Telegraph
    Date: 23 Mar 2010
    The human resource development ministry has asked a panel of IIT directors to consider scrapping the four-decade old joint entrance examination and replacing it with a general aptitude test. The panel of directors, headed by IIT Kharagpur chief Damodar Acharya, was set up by HRD minister Kapil Sibal last month to examine possible JEE reforms.
  • IIT Roorkee Presents Arth '10, the pan-India B-plan Contest - CoolAvenues
    Date: 18 Mar 2010
    Entrepreneurship Development Cell, IIT Roorkee presents Arth '10, the pan-India B-plan contest. Arth is 'meaning', the essence of existence, the cause and the purpose of life. In this highly competitive world, where everything is a rat-race, the need is for those who can make a change. For those who will give the people 'Arth' (or purpose); who will, in the process, etch themselves into the world's memory forever. If you have the courage to risk, mind to think and will to start up, prove your mettle for the great lands of Pluto's Treasure, opportunities and challenges galore; come, enter Arth.
  • IIT, Roorkee to Present Cognizance Innovation Awards - CoolAvenues
    Date: 08 Mar 2010
    Cognizance, the annual technical festival of IIT Roorkee, has always catered to creating something new for the benefit of the world. We believe that giving proper direction and a suitable platform to people with inventive inclination, is a sure way to develop as well as infuse the spirit of innovation in society. So, in its latest edition, Cognizance-2010 (March 26-28), with an inspiring theme of Technovating India, presents "Cognizance Innovation Awards", where we try and identify the best innovators from across the country. The primary focus of Cognizance Innovation Awards will be on Inventions originating from Science and Technology, but they may also be in the form of processes, products and applications from varied fields such as medicine, agriculture, mechanical/electronic/chemical technology, IT products or rather from virtually anything under the sun.
  • Virtusa appoints Samir Dhir as Senior Vice President and Head of Global Delivery - domain-B
    Date: 18 Mar 2010
    Global IT services delivery fim Virtusa Corporation today announced the appointment of Samir Dhir as the company's Senior Vice President and head of global delivery. Dhir's was earlier with Wipro Technologies where he managed delivery with over 5,000 people, SAP Practice and managed services business for Wipro's technology, media, transportation and services business. Prior to Wipro he has held senior positions with Avaya and Lucent Technologies in the UK. Dhir holds an engineering degree from IIT - Roorkee and an MBA from University of Warwick, UK.
  • Grassroots sensitisation need - Express Buzz
    Date: 29 Mar 2010
    Vocational Rehabilitation Centre deputy director G Joshi, IIT Roorkee faculty Arun G Joshi, Gaurav Raheja, Vinod Kr Mishra and Reeta Bagchi and other noted disability rights activists spoke. The conference adopted recommendations, including the rights-based approach, in all disabilityrelated legislation. Equality, non-discrimination, personal autonomy and independence should be the guiding principles in formulating further plans and schemes for empowering persons with disabilities.
  • Management schools at IITs see 10-20% jump in salary offers - Business Standard
    Date: 28 Mar 2010
    Salary offers during the ongoing final placements continue to be a matter of concern at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). However, the management schools that are a part of these premier technology institutions are not affected and are seeing a 10-20 per cent jump in final as well as summer placement salaries.The Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee, has seen a 25 per cent increase in salaries this year over last year final placements. The highest salary this year stood at Rs 11.6 lakh offered by Deloitte, while the average stood at Rs 8.5 lakh.
  • City students excel in IIT fest - Times of India
    Date: 17 Mar 2010
    Punjab College of Technical Education won 13 prizes at Tarang-2010, a three-day cultural and literary festival organized by IIT Roorkee. The event saw close to 1,000 students from 79 institutes participate and fight for the coveted prizes. The festival comprised events such as debate, fashion show, street play, treasure hunt and singing competition. The students of PCTE participated in all the events.
  • Seminar at CIIM - Central Chronicle
    Date: 29 Mar 2010
    Career Institute of International Management (CIIM) has organized a special interactive session on " US Economic Meltdown and way forward" by Mr. Ambuj Kumar, Vice President and director of Risk Strategy HSBC, North America. Focus of the talk was causes and effect of US Economic Meltdown. He nicely compared the US and Indian economy and elaborated the reasons why India was less effected by the economic downturn. And shared his corporate experiences with the student of PGDM. Mr. Ambuj Kumar is an alumnus of IIT, Roorkee and the Pennsylvania state University USA. Mr. Manish Rajoria, Vice Chairman, Career Society, welcomed the guest and Dr. Shuchi Sharma Director CIIM gave the vote of thanks.
  • Preparing for a big earthquake - The Hindu
    Date: 29 Mar 2010
    "Earthquakes don't kill people, buildings do." The adage is very much on the minds of seismologists and engineers who worry about what might happen if India were rocked by a powerful quake. Haiti's experience, where 2,30,000 people are thought to have perished in an earthquake that hit the Caribbean island in January, has heightened those concerns.The number of houses in the country went up by 45 per cent between the censuses of 1991 and 2001, said Anand S. Arya, Emeritus Professor at the Department of Earthquake Engineering in IIT, Roorkee. The number of "kachcha" houses made of clay had remained practically the same while those made with burnt brick had increased The latter, depending on the mortar used, would be a little less vulnerable than clay houses. But as most builders of brick houses would not probably have followed the code for earthquake resistance, these too could be badly damaged.
  • Talks call before IIT reforms - Calcutta Telegraph
    Date: 14 Apr 2010
    The panel of IIT directors that has recommended relying more on board examination scores than entrance test performances in picking students to engineering schools has also cautioned the government against rushing ahead with the reforms without adequate consultations.The panel has recommended that the IITs give 70 per cent weightage to board examination marks and 30 per cent weightage to performances in the aptitude test.The team which has IIT Bombay director Devang Khakhar, IIT Madras director M.S. Ananth and IIT Roorkee director S.C. Saxena as its members apart from Acharya may also ask Sibal to participate in the consultations.
  • Single entrance test for Engg mooted - IndiaEduNews.net
    Date: 19 Apr 2010
    If the proposal is accepted, not only would it mean the end of IIT-JEE but also every other individual entrance tests such as the All IndiaEngineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Director of IIT-Roorkee, S.C. Saxena said that because students have to appear for individual entrance examinations for various institutes, they are under a lot of pressure. "This calls out for a need to have a single commonentrance test for all engineering institutes," he added. He further said that a more analytical and skill-based admission procedure is required and also the weightage allotted to Class XII Board examinations must be increased and taken more seriously than before
  • UP to open Upper Ganga Canal for navigation - Indian Express
    Date: 29 Apr 2010
    After nearly a Century, the Uttar Pradesh government is set to reopen an 80 km stretch of the Upper Ganga Canal along its Upper Ganga Canal Expressway for navigation. After conducting a feasibility study, IIT-Roorkee has said the canal can be used with some upgradation.
  • IIT Roorkee has declared the Second Level Course Allotment Results - MyNews.in
    Date: 16 Jul 2010
    IIT Roorkee has declared the Second Level Course Allotment Results. The results after the second round of seat allocation are now available online on the official website of IIT JEE. Students can check their allocation by visiting the site given below. Students must enter their 7-Digit JEE-2010 Registration Number followed by the first four characters (excluding blanks but including initials) in the NAME printed on the admit card. No blank space to be given between Registration number and the four characters in the name.
  • Contribution of IITIANS to save GANGA - All India Today
    Date: 07 Jul 2010
    It has been for the first time in past record of all events of independent India that all the major seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT's) today jumped together in the round for the protection and prevention of River Ganga. The government of India handled over this project to clean Ganga to the association of IIT. It has been handed to the same as they will suggest some of the technological ideas and solutions to prevent Ganga from the pollution as its basin have been consisting of the largest population of slum dwellers as compared to any other part in the world.IIT's like IIT Roorkee and that of Kharagpur lie just closest to this river. These institutions will work in isolation. Universities related to the environment will also be dedicating their hard work to the same. As many as 100 professors and students are working on this project and the main focus is to improve the quality of the sewage systems.
  • IIT,Roorkee in Greater Noida - MyNews.in
    Date: 27 Jul 2010
    ndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee is developing an extension centre at knowledge hub of NCR at Greater Noida. It would most probably start admitting students from next academic session. It would greatly help students belongng to capital and NCR region.Ten acre campus is located in the Knowledge Park II, Plot no. 20, by the side of Express Highway at Greater Noida. It is surrounded by a large number of technical institutions and industries. IIT Roorkee, through this extension centre intends to extend its outreach to the industry and academia. This centre of IIT Roorkee will be used to undertake extension and other related activities.
  • MoEF to commission environmental impact of Bhagirathi, Alaknanda hydel projects - domain-B
    Date: 20 Jul 2010
    The ministry of environment and forests has decided to commission IIT Roorkee and Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, to conduct an environmen assessment impact, as part of the feasibility of of the proposed hydro electric projects on Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers in Uttarakhand. So far, a review of environmental impact assessments of individual hydro electric projects have been made on a stand-alone basis. In view of the series of hydro electric projects planned, under implementation or operational on the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers, the environement ministry has decided that a comprehensive study should be undertaken on the likely cumulative impact of the projects on the flow and character of the river. The study would is aimed at determining the requirement of minimum flow from the proposed and already commissioned hydro-electric projects on the entire stretch of these two rivers.
  • Studies on hydropower projects' impact on 2 Ganga tributaries commissioned - Times of India
    Date: 20 Jul 2010
    The Union environment and forests ministry has moved fast to commission two studies on the cumulative impacts of all the hydroelectric projects planned on Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers -- two key tributaries of the Ganga in Uttarakhand. IIT Roorkee and the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, will carry out the comprehensive studies. The institutes have been asked to determine the requirement of minimum flow from the proposed and already commissioned hydroelectric projects on these rivers in their entire stretch. IIT Roorkee would address the issues of hydrology.
  • Operation Landslide
    Date: 20 Jun 2008
    Working with the Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, and iit Roorkee, the scientists developed a network of instruments that can predict landslides at least 15 days in advance.
  • Gharats are back
    Date: 29 Apr 2009
    The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, is providing its expertise to bolster the scheme of revitalising watermills in hill areas. The central scheme for development of watermills and setting up of micro-hydel projects (up to 100 kw capacity) mainly aims at the sDocial uplift of the poor villagers of hill areas and to replace diesel-run mills with environment-friendly watermills.
  • At IIT fest, students show the green way
    Date: 22 Mar 2009
    A three-day tech-fest, Cognizance 2009, concluded at Indian Institute of Technology, here today. The fest witnessed huge rush of participants from various parts of the country on its inaugural day.As many as 15,000 participants registered themselves online and the number of on-campus registrations crossed the figure of 2,200, said organisers.‘Think Energy, Go Green’ was the theme of the year on which number of events took place during the fest. Landscape workshop, Six Sigma: yellow belt certification in quality control, aero-modelling, robotics workshop, 3-D photography, flash IT and bio-informatics, are being held here.
  • Indian Institute of technology IIT roorkee grads launch Cricket Stock Exchange
    Date: 28 Feb 2009
    tudents from IIT Roorkee and IIM Ahmedabad have attempted to fuse corporate and cricket worlds by launching www.cricstock.com "Cricket Stock Exchange" on this virtual stock exchange, shares of international cricketers can be bought and traded by cricket fans, and the stock prices of cricketers will reflect their recent performance and what fans feel about them.
  • IIT alumni form action group to save the Ganges
    Date: 18 Feb 2009
    Former students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) on Wednesday came together to form an action group to save the ecosystem around river Ganges. The group 'IITians for Holy Ganga' is demanding immediate stoppage of work on the hydro electric projects on the Ganges river in its traverse through the upper reaches of the Himalayas.
  • More IITs needed to accommodate talent pool, says PM
    Date: 20 Dec 2008
    Expressing concern over the constraints in the intake capacity of the elite Indian Institutes of Technology(IITs) that were denying opportunity to talented students, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called for establishing more such institutions.
  • Soon, IITs may be turning out doctors too
    Date: 20 Nov 2008
    Graduation day at the Indian Institutes of Technology may soon see more than just engineering whizkids stepping out of their portals.A bunch of doctors, historians, perhaps policy makers too, could boast of IIT degrees.
  • Science Congress at IIT Roorkee on Nov 10-11
    Date: 08 Aug 2008
    n a bid to scout excellence in the field of R&D (Research & Development), the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R) will host the 3rd Uttarakhand State Science and Technology Congress (USSTC) on November 10-11, 2008.
  • Chaos 08 Gaming Tournament Announced
    Date: 13 Mar 2008
    Now students over IIT Roorkee have sent word about Chaos 08. The tournament is the gaming partner of Cognizance, which is the annual technical festival of ...
  • IIT Roorkee goes the wireless way
    Date: 13 Mar 2008
    Approximately one Access Point (AP) for every 10 users. A total of 370 APs to serve about 3500 students in 3200 rooms. Ceiling mounting of APs for better ...
  • IITs feel the pinch
    Date: 16 Jan 2008
    The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have a 2008 budget wishlist. They want the government to grant them more funds to support their infrastructure...
  • IIT Roorkee's Honorary Doctorate for HCL Founder-Chairman Ajai Chowdhry - Business Standard
    Date: 15 Nov 2010
    The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, one of India\\'s most prestigious technology institutes, awarded the Honoris Causa Doctorate of Science (D. Sc.) to Ajai Chowdhry, Founder, HCL and Chairman, HCL Infosystems for his remarkable contribution to the Indian IT industry ever since its inception and the thought leadership for the development of an unmatched ecosystem for IT products, computer hardware and software domain in the country.
  • Int'l workshop on river management - Assam Tribune
    Date: 12 Dec 2010
    A complete session will be dedicated to the Brahmaputra at an international workshop on river management being held at NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi with a 3-day programme from December 14. The Indian Water Resources Society, Roorkee and the Department of Water Resources Development and Management, IIT, Roorkee are jointly organising the workshop.
  • Yoga boosts heart health - Zee News
    Date: 18 Aug 2010
    According to the researchers at IIT-Roorkee in Uttarakhand, heart rate variability, a sign of a healthy heart, has been shown to be higher in yoga practitioners than in non-practitioners. Ramesh Kumar Sunkaria, Vinod Kumar and Suresh Chandra Saxena of the Electrical Engineering Department evaluated two small groups of men in order to see whether yoga can improve heart health. The team said that in their preliminary study of 84 volunteers, there was strengthening of parasympathetic (vagal) control in subjects who regularly practice yoga, which is indicative of better autonomic control over heart rate and so a healthier heart.
  • SPIC MACAY North Zone Convention at IIT Roorkee from 16th-19th September, 2010 - India Education Diary
    Date: 13 Sep 2010
    The North Zone Convention-2010 of SPIC MACAY will be held at IIT Roorkee from 16th to 19th September, 2010. SPIC MACAY is a non-profit, voluntary, non-political and participatory youth movement. It is dedicated to enriching education by presenting a holistic vision of Indian culture, its priceless heritage of Classical, Folk and Community traditions. From its inception, thousands of volunteers, mostly youth, have participated in the movement, holding aloft its aims and objectives. SPIC MACAY today is a network of over 200 chapters in India and 30 abroad.
  • IIT-Roorkee Director to head panel to select Shram awardees - MSN India
    Date: 20 Oct 2010
    A technical committee under the chairmanship of IIT Roorkee director Prof S C Saxena has been constituted to shortlist candidates for the Prime Minister\\'\\'s Sharam Awards for 2009 and 2010. The awards are presented to workmen employed in departmental undertakings of central or state governments or in private sector recognising their specific contribution in the field of productivity and proven innovative abilities, an official of Labour Ministry said
  • IIT Roorke invites students around the world to Cognizance 2011 for a better ... - Digit
    Date: 07 Feb 2011
    Cognizance, the annual technical festival of IIT Roorkee, is the second largest technical festival of Asia. Ever since its inception in 2003 it has grown by leaps and bounds.It has a plethora of events - counting up to a mammoth total of 160. These events range from workshops, exhibition, guest lectures and other events from almost all spheres of technology and science.