IITB Central Library 2.0 Service

Central Library will remain closed tomorrow, Friday the 15th August 2014
Independence Day.

Applications are invited from fresh Graduates/Post-Graduates in Library Information Science for Library Internship Programme. Six interns will be selected for period of 1 year and imparted practical training in the latest tools and techniques of information handling being used in the Central Library. A monthly stipend of Rs. 12,000/- and Rs. 14,000/- will be paid to candidates having B.Lib.Science and M.Lib.Science qualification respectively. The selection will be made through a formal interview.

Interested candidates may submit their application in the prescribed proforma(Off-line) or Online on or before 5th September 2014.



Source: Times of India Date:01 july 2014
MUMBAI: IIT-Bombay continues to be the top choice for the best of the young brains in the country. The institute has retained its position as the most sought-after IIT in the country, with Delhi and Chennai coming a distant second and third.

A number of factors have been responsible for this, ranging from importance given to streams over geography, from placement records to newer short-term courses on offer, tell students. Of the top 100 rankers in JEE-Advanced 2014, almost all have opted for IIT-B computer science as their first choice. But 58 were allotted seats at IIT-B in computer science in the first round, followed by Delhi, where 36 of the top 100 have been admitted
(see box).

While 58 of the top 100 rankers joined IIT-B, the number has fallen a bit, compared to 67 in 2013. Thirty-six students were allotted seats at IIT-D, as opposed to last year’s 29. IIT-B director Devang Khakhar said he was happy that 44 of the top 50 rankers have opted for the Powai institute. “Students may have placed more importance to the stream over the location and once seats in computer science were filled up, they looked at the other IITs,” he said. IIT-B has 44 seats for computer science and engineering in the open category.

Source:Saturday, 24 May 2014 – 7:20am IST | Agency: DNA
The free online Spoken Tutorials (www.spoken-tutorial.org) of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, is set to take another leap, with the institute offering a spoken guide for advanced computer courses soon.

The online IT literacy project, which was launched in January 2010 with funding from National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology of the HRD ministry, will now provide a spoken guide for advanced courses, such as Linux, C and Bash.

Professor Kannan Moudgalya, a faculty member in the chemical engineering department of IIT-B and in-charge of the Spoken Tutorial project, said, “The tutorial is an ever-evolving open source platform through which students in far-flung areas can learn to develop a wide range of software, secure good marks and, eventually, bag jobs in prestigious companies on the strength of training. We are in the process of launching advanced courses.”

The Spoken Tutorial currently has courses in C, C++, Java, Python, MySQL, PHP, Linux and Netbeans. It also has courses in LibreOffice (for office work), SciLab for scientific calculations, GIMP (for graphical design) and Oscad (for electronic circuit design). Over 3.87 students from across India have benefitted from it in the past four years.

The audio-video tutorial aims to bring a revolution in education through technology by teaching programming languages, office tools, graphic and circuit design tools in a simple and interesting manner.

The audio content is available in most Indian languages — Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu, Assamese, Bengali and even Sanskrit — for which students and teachers from across Mumbai have lent their voices. Soon, all courses will be available in 23 Indian languages.

With the help of the online tool, students can code, compile, execute and test programmes, simultaneously, thus providing a practical complement to theoretical training. The content can be downloaded from the website for free and one can learn on his/her own. Students are allowed to ask questions, which will be answered by experts.

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
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

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