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IIT-B Best All-Rounder With 4 On List

Source: Times of India Dated:26.02.2014

Mumbai: Four Indian universities, including the IITs at Delhi and Mumbai, are among the global top 50 in at least one of the 30 disciplines covered under the QS World University Rankings by Subject.
IIT-Delhi achieved the country’s highest position, ranking 42nd in electrical engineering. IIT-Bombay was 49th in electrical engineering and 50th in civil engineering, IIT-Madras 49th in civil engineering and the Indian Institute of Science 46th in materials science.
No course from Indian universities figure in areas such as arts, humanities and social sciences. IIT-Bombay is the only one in the top 200 in any of the five arts and humanities disciplines, ranking in the 151-200 grouping for linguistics (see box).
The five life sciences disciplines feature only two Indian institutions, while India draws a blank in six of the eight social sciences disciplines. The exceptions are statistics, in which five Indian entities — IIT-D, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Kanpur, Indian Statistical Institute and IIT-B — feature, and politics, in which Jawaharlal Nehru University appears in the 101-150 grouping.
All round, IIT-B emerges as the top institution with four of its courses making it to the rankings.
“The IITs continue to perform well in their specialist areas and the inclusion of three of them in the global top 50 in the engineering disciplines shows they are starting to achieve genuine international renown,” said QS head of research Ben Sowter.
On the other hand, the lack of world-renowned Indian programmes in arts, humanities and social sciences continues to be a concern, Sowter said. “The absence of Indian universities from the top 200 in subjects such as medicine, law, accounting and finance underlines the difficulty India faces in reversing the tide of talented students leaving the country to study abroad,” he added.
“The latest QS rankings highlight the excellence of the specialist Indian institutions in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) area and identifies the need to improve the global competitiveness of our universities, in particular the large and comprehensive institutions,” said Mohandas Pai, chairman, ICAA — Indian Centre for Assessment & Accreditation.

Central Library will remain open till 1.00 am (Midnight) During 15-21 Feb 2014 (Mid-sem examinations).

Central Library shall be organizing a Demo-cum- training session for
following e-resources / databases on 29th Jan 2014 (Wednesday) at 3.00 pm
in Lecture Hall 21, VMCC Second floor for the benefit of our users :

TURNITIN (Plagiarism Prevention Software)

SCOPUS (largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature)

REAXYS (Chemistry Workflow Solution Designed to help you find essential,
relevant and actionable chemical data)

MENDELEY (a free reference manager and academic social network that can
help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and
discover the latest research).

Tea and biscuits will be served.

All are welcome.

Daulat Jotwani
Librarian
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Central Library has a facility to issue books from Technology Lending Library (Book Bank) to the economically weaker section students viz. whose parents income is below the taxable limit or those who are eligible to get MCM scholarship. All Under graduate students* are eligible to borrow 5 books by paying Rs. 51/- The remaining books will be issued to the general category students on payment of Rs. 91/-

Course,Date and Time
First Year, B. Tech.
20th Jan. 2014
9.30 A.M to 5.30 P.M
(Excluding Lunch Time 1-2 P.M)

Second Year, B. Tech.
21st Jan, 2014
9.30 A.M to 5.30 P.M
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3rd & 4th Year B. Tech.
22nd Jan. 2014
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23rd Jan. 2014
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Under Graduate Programs ( B. Tech / Dual Degree / 5 year Integrated M.Sc. )

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Central Library has a facility to issue books from Book Bank to students belonging to SC/ST communities who can borrow 5 text books for 2nd semester. These books have to be returned before the end of the semester. Students whose names appear in the list of SC/ST students, received from the Academic Office are eligible to borrow these books. The programme for issuing books for this semester is as follows:-

Course, Date, Time
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15th Jan. 2014
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Second Year B. Tech.
16th Jan. 2014
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(Excluding Lunch Time 1-2 P.M)

Third Year B. Tech.
&
Forth Year B. Tech.
17th Jan. 2014
9.30 A.M to 5.30 P.M
(Excluding Lunch Time 1-2 P.M)

* BOOKS WILL BE ISSUED FROM FIRST FLOOR (JOURNAL SECTION)

Librarian

Dear AlL,
We take great pleasure in informing you that Prof. Devang Khakhar has been selected by MHRD to continue as the Director of IIT Bombay for another term.

We congratulate him on behalf of all of us at the Institute and we look forward to his vision and continued leadership in taking IIT Bombay to greater heights.

With warm regards and the best wishes for a happy new year.

Hari Pandalai and Subhasis Chaudhuri
DD (FEA) DD (AIA)

Source: Mumbai Mirror

No show by many companies as 888 placements offered after 1,600 students were interviewed.

The first round of placements this academic year at IITBombay left the the institute’s students in no doubt about the disappointing reality of the economic slowdown in the country.

Companies made proportionately few job offers: 888 placements were offered after 1,600 students were interviewed this year. Last year, 881 offers had been made, while only 1400 students had been interviewed.

To be sure, there were more companies that sought to hire from the campus this year—253 against 241. But the placements that were conducted between December 1 and December 18, saw a no-show by 30 companies.

Twenty others, who did campus interviews, did not hire at all.

“I have appeared for about six interviews in the first phase but did not get a job. Many of us felt the interviews went well; none of us are able to understand what went wrong.

“I don’t know how to prepare better for phase II,” said a final year student who is now tense about his prospects in the second phase of campus hiring.

The second round will be of a very long duration, starting in January 2014 and going on up to end of June.

Another final year student, Aditya Kulkarni, was initially placed and then later dropped.

“I appeared for two interviews. In one of them I was wait-listed. When the first person dropped out I should have got that offer.

But the company changed its mind. I’m now hoping to get something in the second phase now,” he said.

Placements coordinators have followed up with a few companies that did not turn up. “They have rescheduled dates for next year. We will try to get the other companies to reschedule as well,” said Ravi Teja, one of the coordinators.

There was a lot of crowding of interviews too that led to confusion, said students.

“Four other classmates and I had to appear for 15 interviews one after the other on the first day. I also had to appear for two group discussions. I did not get any chance to re-orient myself better for the subsequent interviews.

“As a result, I did not land a single offer until the ninth day,” said Deepak Sharma, a final year student.

He felt he could have done better if the interviews with the good companies had been spaced out over a couple of days.

But placement coordinator Avijit Chatterjee is of the opinion that the hiring round went off well.

“The companies are more competitive than the students. They all want the first slots, otherwise they will skip IIT Bombay.

“Though phase II is usually slow, we will have a different campaign and focus on the departments which need more jobs,” he said.

I appeared for two interviews. In one of them I was waitlisted. When the first person dropped out I should have got that offer. But the company changed its mind. I hope to get something in the second phase Aditya Kulkarni IIT student

Companies are more competitive than students. They all want the first slots, otherwise they will skip IIT Bombay. We will have a different campaign and focus on the departments which need jobs Avijit Chatterjee Placement coordinator, IIT

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