Central Library will close at 9.00 pm on week days with effect from 13th
May 2013 till 28th June 2013. The library will remain open from 10.00 am
to 5.00 pm on all holidays as usual.
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Academic and Research Libraries in India have been operating in ICT-enabled environment for over a decade now and providing access to a large number of electronic journals, books and data-bases to their users. While there is a general perception that the provision and accessibility of the web-based resources have helped the end-users in their
academic and research endeavors, no efforts have been made to assess whether these resources and services have actually helped them. This workshop, therefore, aims to bring together all the stake-holders, i.e. Users, Librarians and Publishers/database producers, to get a holistic view of the impact these services have made / will make on their work as well as on their use of library and information services. Their perspective may also highlight the areas for future improvements. The outcome of this workshop is expected to help the participants in planning and developing a strategy / road map for futuristic library services. The final day of the workshop is planned to provide hands-on training on KOHA. Target Participants Library & Information Science professionals, LIS Teachers and Students, Library Administrators. Maximum number of participants 50-60.
Registration is free for participants from INDEST-AICTE Consortium member institutions. However, they have to pay Rs 1500/- per person towards accommodation. Registration Fee ` 2,500/- per person for participants from Industry and R&D Institutes (` 4,000/-, if accommodation is needed). Registration fee includes workshop kit, lunch, tea-coffee, snacks during workshop days. Accommodation will be provided in Guest House / Hostels on first-come-first-served basis and only for those participants who have sent their advance payment.
Workshop Venue: Victor Menzes Convention Center, IIT Bombay
About IIT Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay was established in 1958 as an Institute of National Importance by an enabling act of the Indian Parliament. The institute has emerged as the leading institution for technology education and research in the country. IIT Bombay attracts the best students from the country for its bachelor’s master’s and doctoral programme, and among 16 IITs in the country, 78 of top 100 ranker in JEE 2012 have joined IIT Bombay. In the 53 years of its existence, over 40,000 students have graduated from its portals. The institute is known for its strong research groups in varied areas of science and technology. Currently, the highest priority of the institute is to focus on “Research that Makes a Difference” to society, to industry and to the field itself. Today the institute is recognized worldwide as a leader in the field of engineering research and education.
About Central Library
Central Library is an outstanding contribution of IIT Bombay’s “Culture of Excellence” to the world of scholarship.Housed in an independent five-storied building, it holds one of the best collections of knowledge resources both in print and electronic form in engineering, sciences, technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences. The library is valued by its users not just for the facilities, nor for the strength of deep, relevant collections, but rather for the ways the library understands their needs, and supports their forward-looking academic and research mission through user focused services, highly skilled staff, and easy-to-use collections. The library has galvanized itself to successfully engage its users in a multifaceted information environment in order to remain their valuable partners in learning and research.
Central Library will remain open upto midnight 1 A.M. with effect from 17th April 2013 till 1 May 2013.
The Hindu, April 7, 2013
Mumbai will be the first city to have India-developed Carrier Ethernet Switch Routers that provide telecommunication services with an additional layer of security for customer data.
These routers can carry leased services, software-defined networking and secure communications. The Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd will deploy these routers across eight sites in the city.
The telecom hardware is being manufactured by the Hyderabad-based Electronics Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL) under licence from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. The national telecom carrier and the electronics major signed a memorandum of understanding at the IIT last week to implement the initiative.
This is perhaps the first instance where a carrier-class technology developed at an academic institution has found its way to a tier-1 provider in India in the transport network, a release from ECIL said.
The Ethernet switch routers have been designed and developed by IIT, Bombay. They are the fastest in the business and consume less power. MTNL will will offer carrier-class services to enterprise customers, government agencies and other bodies from each site.
These include Ethernet services, leased lines and MPLS network access from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps. The backbone of the network will consist of 10 Gbps links that would route carrier Ethernet and optical transport network packets.
Devang Khakhar, Director, IIT Bombay said that the deployment of its licensed technology would set a new benchmark in technology adoption from the IIT system to industry.
Peeyush Agrawal, Executive Director, MTNL said an earlier version of the hardware was tried in its data centre after its launch in May 2011.
P. Sudhakar, Chairman and Managing Director, ECIL said the collaboration with IIT Bombay helped bring the technology to the market.
Source: Indian Express, Date: 05.04.2013
AFTER developing working models of pothole-filling, fruit-picking and autonomous vehicle robots to teach embedded systems (computers embedded in all electronic gadgets) to students, IIT Bombay started Friday the first robotics lab in a college affiliated to Mumbai University.
The lab will focus on teaching the systems, robotics and programming to students and teachers. It will provide hands-on learning infrastructure to engineering students with limited access to labs and mentors, besides access to teaching content developed by IIT Bombay.
In phase I, labs will be set up in 100 colleges and five nodal centres (each nodal centre will cover around 20 colleges) by year-end.
“The first nodal centre has been opened at Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Wadala. All labs will act as hubs of project work and creativity. The lab set-up will bring students and teachers together to work on innovative and meaningful projects and solve existing, tangible problems and create something beyond defined syllabus. It will facilitate hands-on application of engineering, math and computer science in a fun and exciting manner,” said Prof Kavi Arya.
The initiative is part of the e-yantra project being sponsored by the HRD ministry under National Mission for ICT in Education. By the end of the third year, labs will be set up in 500 colleges and 25 nodal centres across the country.
“We need local solutions/technologies to sustain growth. We also need good engineers to solve societal problems through technology. The labs are a step in that direction,” said Arya. Colleges with strong networking and infrastructure capabilities have been identified as nodal centres. Every such college will coordinate with and mentor 20-30 in a region. Participating colleges will have to invest Rs 5 lakh to purchase robots, tools and ancillary equipment, have a dedicated team of four teachers and provide computers to students.
केंद्रीय पुस्तकालय 27 मार्च 2013 होली को बंद रहेगा
भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान मुंबई
Central Library will remain closed on 27th March 2013 on account of Holi
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Central Library will be closed at 9.00 pm on week days during the month of
December 2012 effective 10th December. The library will however remain
open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm on weekends and other holidays as usual.
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay