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THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2020 released

11 Indian institutions have been placed in the top 100 of ‘Times Higher Education’s (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings 2020’, released in London. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India’s top-ranked institution, is ranked 16th among the top 100 universities of emerging economies. It is followed by Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (32nd rank) and ..

IIT Delhi to set up space technology cell in collaboration with ISRO

IIT Delhi has decided to set up a space technology cell in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The cell would work for carrying out focused research projects in the space technology domain with specific deliverables. It is also proposed that IIT Delhi as an institute becomes academic partner of ISRO in research ..

Debayan Saha invents PM 2.5 device to curb air pollution

Debayan Saha, a mechanical engineering graduate from IIT Kharagpur, has invented a device called “PM 2.5” which he claimed when fitted near the silencer pipe in vehicles will curb air pollution. The technology developed by him uses a combination of electric energy and wave energy to influence the pollutants like PM 2.5 such that they ..

Jawaharlal Nehru University inks an agreement with IIT-Delhi

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has inked an agreement with IIT-Delhi for cooperation in research, education and technology developments in science and other disciplines. This collaboration will also facilitate access to each other’s libraries and central research facilities to intensify joint research projects and other related academic activities.

World University Ranking 2020

The World University Rankings 2020 has been published by UK-based Times Higher Education. Top Universities of the World The University of Oxford has retained the top spot for the fourth consecutive year. The California Institute of Technology rose from fifth to the second position. The University of Cambridge, Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of ..

IIT Kharagpur selected for Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help

After IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur has been selected for the “Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institute (SATHI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of the Union government. The SATHI Centre will run 24×7 round the year. At least 70% of instrument time will be reserved for external users from other academic institutes, national ..

IIT Kharagpur collaborates with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to launch National Artificial Intelligence Resource Portal (NAIRP)

IIT Kharagpur has collaborated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop a National Artificial Intelligence Resource Portal (NAIRP) to promote learning and development in the artificial intelligence (AI). The aim of the portal is to make the search for AI learning resources simpler and more accessible to learners, practitioners and researchers in India. The initiative ..

The researchers at IIT Kharagpur develop low-cost blood test device

The researchers from IIT Kharagpur have developed a low-cost diagnostic device which can perform various pathological tests by using blood taken from a finger prick. The device requires only a paper strip based kit integrated with a smartphone to enable analytics and readout functions and an LED light for imaging. The key aspect of the ..