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It is a great honor to be the recipient of the Asia |Student Engagement Award 2015. I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to Dr. D. Jotwani, Former Librarian, IITB and my colleagues at Central Library for supporting and encouraging to succeeding in my profession. This award has encouraged me to continue my support and help our users. I would like to thank Turnitin for its commitment to improve quality of education and research in the world.

To read about the 2015 winners:



Mr.Manju Naika, Asst.Librarian, IIT Bombay

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, United Kingdom, Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Turnitin, the leader in improving how students write and learn, today announced winners of the Global Innovation Awards program for 2015. The awards recognize educators and technology administrators from around the world who have demonstrated excellence in promoting academic integrity, student engagement and the innovative use of Turnitin and other educational technologies to support learning in their institutions.

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Turnitin received over 400 nominations from 50 countries. Winners and finalists were chosen through a selection process of interview and review by an international panel of academics who focused on three categories: overall innovation, academic integrity and student engagement.

“We received an overwhelming response from educators around the world to our first Global Innovation Awards,” said Gill Rowell, Education Manager at Turnitin. “We’re excited to be able to recognize these educators who are using Turnitin to help students become better writers.”

“The quality of the submissions were excellent and it was difficult to choose winners,” said awards panelist judge Stephen Gow of the University of York, UK. “All of the entrants are obviously dedicated to their professions and have done tremendous work supporting instruction with Turnitin.”

To read about the 2015 winners and honorable mentions, please visit: http://www.turnitin.com/en_us/global-innovation-awards.

All winners are listed by region and award category below.

Africa & Middle East:
Mathshidiso Pooe, North West University, South Africa (Global Innovator Award)
Tasnim Saleh, SAE Institute Dubai, UAE (Student Engagement Award)
Zeenath Reza Khan, University of Woolongong in Dubai, UAE (Academic Integrity Award)

Hazman Shah Abdullah, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia (Global Innovator Award)
Manju Naika, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India (Student Engagement Award)
Chi Kin Leung, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (Academic Integrity Award)

Australia & New Zealand Higher Education:
Alyson Waterson, La Trobe University, Australia (Global Innovator Award)
Fiona Hermann, Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand (Student Engagement Award)
Michele Picard, University of Adelaide, Australia (Academic Integrity Award)

Australia & New Zealand Secondary and Further Education:
Toby Trewin, Hale School, Australia (Global Innovator Award)
Sue Yates, MacRobertson Girls’ High School, Australia (Student Engagement Award)
Giovanna Iannicelli, St. Mary’s College, Australia (Academic Integrity Award)

Marjo Graauw, Leiden University, Netherlands (Global Innovator Award)
Salim Razi, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey (Student Engagement Award)
Piero Cavaleri, LIUC Cattaneo University, Italy (Academic Integrity Award)

Latin America & Caribbean:
Gloria Isabel Villegas Gómez, Antioquia School of Engineering, Colombia (Global Innovator Award)
Catalina Londono Cadavid (plus colleagues María Gutiérrez & Claudia Echeverri)
, Antioquia School of Engineering, Colombia (Student Engagement Award)

Radica Mahase, College of Science, Technology, and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago (Academic Integrity Award)

United Kingdom Higher Education:
Steve Hoole, Buckinghamshire New University (Global Innovator Award)
Earle Abrahamson, University of East London (Student Engagement Award)
Lyndsay Stanton, University of Sheffield (Academic Integrity Award)

United Kingdom Secondary and Further Education:
Clare Wolfenden, Bradford College (Global Innovator Award)
Debbie Hibbard, North Nottinghamshire College (Student Engagement Award)
Barbara Lodge, Cranford Community College (Academic Integrity Award)

About Turnitin
Turnitin is revolutionizing the experience of writing to learn. The Company’s cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading, and peer reviewing saves instructors time and provides valuable feedback to students. Turnitin is one of the most widely distributed educational applications in the world and is used by more than 15,000 institutions in 140 countries to manage the submission, tracking, and evaluation of student papers online. Turnitin also offers iThenticate, a plagiarism detection service for commercial markets, and Writecheck, a suite of formative tools for writers. Turnitin is backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners, and is headquartered in Oakland, California, with international offices in
Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands and Melbourne, Australia.

SOURCE Turnitin

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 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
(Excluding Lunch Time 1-2 P.M)

3rd & 4th Year B. Tech.
22nd Jan. 2014
9.30 A.M to 5.30 P.M
(Excluding Lunch Time 1-2 P.M)

General Category
23rd Jan. 2014
9.30 A.M to 5.30 P.M
(Excluding Lunch Time 1-2 P.M)

Under Graduate Programs ( B. Tech / Dual Degree / 5 year Integrated M.Sc. )



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
First Year B. Tech.
15th Jan. 2014
9.30 A.M to 5.30 P.M
(Excluding Lunch Time 1-2 P.M)

Second Year B. Tech.
16th Jan. 2014
9.30 A.M to 5.30 P.M
(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)



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