The Ambedkar Periyar Phule Study Circle (APPSC), a student collective body respond to issues impacting students within and outside the IIT Bombay. They accused the Premiere Institute of denying 80 seats to SC, ST, and OBC students while admitting an additional 95 general category students for the PhD admissions in 2023, according to the media reports. Furthermore, APPSC alleges that IIT-Bombay has violated the reservation norms in PhD… read-more
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Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay is organising one of Asia’s largest cultural events, ‘Mood Indigo’. IIT expects a footfall of 1,46,000 students to the festival. Participants stand a chance to win rewards such as internships from top firms like Upgrad, PETA India, Skill-Lynx, Stoodnt, free courses curated by top educators, free merchandises and accommodation, and more. To be a part of the program, click here.
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Ayush R Rajbhar (19) and Satish Santosh Yadav (21) were arrested by Mumbai police on February 8, for allegedly robbing IIT Bombay students in Powal, at knifepoint. After a series of successful robberies, the duo got caught after a student filed a complaint with the police, on January 29. According to the complaint, the robbers forced the victim to make an online transfer of Rs 5,000 at knifepoint.
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Pune-based Yash Mandhana made his parents proud by securing the 99.99 percentile in the CAT 2021 examination at the first attempt. The 22-year-old is doing a Mechanical Engineering course at IIT Bombay and wants to join IIM to understand ''how businesses make money''. Mandhana said that it is important to take up the mock tests and be consistent in the preparation, instead of coaching.
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Twitter will reportedly appoint Parag Agrawal, who has an Indian origin, as its new CEO. Parag will take over the position in the company following the exit of its co-founder and current CEO Jack Dorsey. Parag is an IIT Mumbai alumnus and has completed PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. He joined Twitter in 2011 and "he's been my choice for some time,'' said Dorsey.
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Manoj Gopalkrishnan, a professor at Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay, has invented 'Tapestry', a cheap and time-saving COVID testing tool. However, the professor had earlier thought about this invention during the swine flu pandemic in 2009. In a collaboration with 10 of his colleagues, the professor developed it in two months. Recently, Tapestry got its approval from Drugs Controller General of India (DGCI) for commercial usage.
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To ramp up the production of oxygen in the country amid soaring coronavirus cases, IIT Bombay has developed a technology that converts nitrogen generators to oxygen generators. In collaboration with Tata Consulting Engineers Limited, the project involves fine-tuning of nitrogen plant by changing molecular sieves from carbon to zeolite and converting Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) nitrogen to PSA oxygen. The experiment is performed in a… read-more
An IIT-Bombay startup named 'NanoSniff Technologies' has unveiled world's first micro-sensor based explosive trace detector (ETD). Called 'NanoSniffer', the fully indigenous device can detect explosives within 10 seconds and even classify all military, conventional and homemade explosives. Developed using micro-electromechanical system (MEMS), the device can detect even nano-gram unit of explosives. Moreover, marketed by IIT-Delhi incubated… read-more
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Delhi-based Kavya Chopra has become the first female candidate to score 100 percentile i.e. a perfect 300 score in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). Kavya achieved the milestone in her second attempt as she was not satisfied with her previous 99.9 percentile score in the February attempt. Now aspiring for JEE Advanced 2021, Kavya aims to secure a seat at IIT-Delhi or IIT-Bombay. Notably, six lakh candidates attempted the March JEE exam… read-more
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Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021, the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has conferred four young women fellows of National Science Academies with a prestigious one-time honour. Dubbed the SERB Women Excellence Award, the prize entails a three-year-long research grant of Rs 15 lakh for women scientists under the age of 40, who have earned recognition from one or more national academies. The… read-more
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