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Indian Institute of Technology (IITK), Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Address: Plot / Street / Area
GT Road, Kalyanpur
Kanpur (District Kanpur)
Uttar Pradesh, India
Pin Code : 208016


Indian Institute of Technology (IITK), Kanpur Uttar Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Indian Institute of Technology (IITK), Kanpur Uttar Pradesh is also known as IIT Kanpur, IITK. Indian Institute of Technology (IITK), Kanpur Uttar Pradesh was established on / in 1959.


Indian Institute of Technology (IITK) is situated in Kanpur of Uttar Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Kanpur comes under Kanpur Tehsil, Kanpur District.

Fax # of Indian Institute of Technology (IITK), Kanpur Uttar Pradesh is 0512-2590260, 2597180.

email ID(s) is Indian Institute of Technology (IITK) Kanpur Uttar Pradesh

Website of Indian Institute of Technology (IITK), Kanpur Uttar Pradesh is http://www.iitk.ac.in/, www.topuniversities.com.

Registrar : Shri Sanjeev S. Kashalkar, Tel: 0512 2597808, 2590465(O)2598577(R), registrar@iitk.ac.in.


Contact Details of Indian Institute of Technology (IITK), Kanpur Uttar Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-512-2597889, 250465, 2597620, 2590763, 2597258, 2597283 2590200, 2590151/61/81/91/92
Prof. Sanjay Gobind Dhande, sgd@iitk.ac.in , director@iitk.ac.in



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Number of seats in Indian Institute of Technology (IITK), Kanpur Uttar Pradesh is 3741.
Indian Institute of Technology (IITK), Kanpur Uttar Pradesh runs course(s) in Biotechnology, Engineering, Information Technology, BusinessBusiness Management, Research, Science stream(s).
Under Graduate Programme : 5-Year Dual Degreee(B.Tech + M.Tech) : B.Tech+M.Tech(Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering) Post Graduate Programme : Two-year M.Sc Programme M.Sc(Chemistry), M.Sc(Mathematics), M.Sc(Statistics), M.Sc(Physics). Five Year Integrated M.Sc Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Scientific Computing M.Sc-Ph.D (Dual Degree) in Physics Master of Business Administration(M.B.A) Research Programme : Ph.D(Aerospace Engneering, Biological Sciences and Bio- Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science, Industrial and Management Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Humanities and Social Sciences (English, Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology))

Undergraduate (B.Tech):
* Aerospace Engineering
* Biological Sciences and Bio-Engineering
* Chemical Engineering
* Civil Engineering
* Computer Science & Engineering
* Electrical Engineering
* Mechanical Engineering
* Materials and Metallurgical Engineering

Post Graduate:
ME / M Tech / PG / Post Graduate
* Aerospace Engineering
* Biological Sciences & Bio-Engineering
* Chemical Engineering
* Civil Engineering
* Computer Science & Engineering
* Electrical Engineering
* Environmental Engineering & Management
* Mechanical Engineering
* Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
* Materials Science
* Industrial & Management Engineering
* Nuclear Engineering and Technology
* Laser Technology

M Sc
* Chemistry
* Mathematics
* Statistics
* Physics

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Doctorate:
* Aerospace Engineering
* Biological Sciences and Bio- Engineering
* Chemical Engineering
* Civil Engineering
* Computer Science & Engineering
* Electrical Engineering
* Mechanical Engineering
* Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
* Materials Science
* Industrial & Management Engineering
* Nuclear Engineering and Technology
* Chemistry
* Physics
* Mathematics
* Statistics
* Humanities and Social Sciences (English, Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology)

Profile of Indian Institute of Technology (IITK)


Introduction
IIT Kanpur is one of the top technological institutes of India. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur was established by an act of Parliament in 1959. The Institute commenced its operations in December 1959 in a room in the Canteen Building of the Harcourt Butler Technological Institute at Agricultural Gardens in Kanpur. IIT Kanpur moved to its present location in 1963. The Institute now has its own sprawling residential campus, about 2255 undergraduate and 1476 postgraduate students, 309 faculty and more than 900 supporting staff. The combined record of its past and present faculty and students along with the alumni spread across the world is awe-inspiring. With the path-breaking innovations in both its curriculum and research, the Institute is rapidly gaining a legendary reputation.

In the initial ten years of its existence IIT Kanpur received assistance under the Indo-American Programme, in which a consortium of 9 US universities namely M.I.T, University of California Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Carnegie Institute of Technology, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Case Institute Of Technology and Purdue University helped set up the research laboratories and academic programmes. IIT Kanpur was the first institute in India to start Computer Science education.

The Indian Institute of Technology that is popularly known as IIT is considered among the best technical universities in the world. There are as many as 7 IIT in different part of India. All of these IIT have their separate areas of excellence and have contributed much in bringing the Information Technology revolution in India. In fact, the graduates from IIT are considered the most sought after human resource in the world.

The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) is one of the Indian Institutes of Technology. This IIT was set in the year 1960 in the city of Kanpur. From a humble origin in 1960,the institution has grown into one of the top technological institutes in India. The education is primarily based on engineering technology. A few research works are also taken up but this field can be considered as the Achilles' heels of IIT. In totality, research works constitute not even 1% of the total tutorials undertaken in these institutions. Nevertheless, the institution has been largely successful in creating a niche for itself.

The story of Kanpur IIT starts in 1959 when the idea to set up IIT was conceived. It was materialized through the special act of parliament passed in the same year. The institution was started in December 1959 in a room in the Canteen Building of the Harcourt Butler Technological Institute at Agricultural Gardens in Kanpur. In 1963, the Institute moved to its present location, on the historic Grand Trunk Road near the village of Kalyanpur in Kanpur district. During the first ten years of its existence, IIT Kanpur benefited from the Kanpur Indo-American Program, where a consortium of 9 US universities namely M.I.T, University of California, Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Carnegie Institute of Technology, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Case Institute Of Technology and Purdue University helped set up the research laboratories and academic programs. The first Director of the Institute was Dr. P. K. Kelkar.

IIT Kanpur has the reputation of starting the computer education in India. The project was undertaken in the guidance of eminent economist John Kenneth Galbraith. The earliest computer courses were started at IIT Kanpur in August 1963 on an IBM 1620 system, a novelty then even in many North American and European universities. Gradually, the Institute drew upon some of the brightest young Indians in Computer Science to serve on its faculty and in 1971, initiated an independent academic program, leading to M. Tech. and Ph.D. degrees.

Profile of Institute
The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (known as IIT Kanpur or IITK) is one of the Indian Institutes of Technology, set up in industrial city of Kanpur in 1959. An Act of Parliament established the Institute in the year 1959. The University started functioning from December 1959, in a room in the Canteen Building of the Harcourt Butler Technological Institute at Agricultural Gardens in Kanpur. Gradually the activities of the University expanded and it became the leading institute in technology in India.

Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur) Sprawling over an area of 4.3 square kilometers, the Institute has several large research centers namely, the Advanced Centre for Material Science, a Bio-technology centre, the Advanced Centre for Electronic Systems, and the Samtel Centre for Display Technology, Centre for Mechatronics, Centre for Laser Technology, Prabhu Goel Research Centre for Computer and Internet Security, Facility for Ecological and Analytical Testing. With its ultra modern equipments and state of the art technological facilities, the Institute has produced some of the best brains in the country. The P K Kelkar library of the Institute is a storehouse of textbooks, journals and other research materials. The Institute also has its own airfield for testing flights and gliding activities.


About Us
IIT Kanpur was established by an Act of Parliament in 1959. The institute was started in December 1959 in a room in the Canteen Building of the Harcourt Butler Technological Institute at Agricultural Gardens in Kanpur. In 1963, the Institute moved to its present location, on the historic Grand Trunk Road near the village of Kalyanpur in Kanpur district. During the first ten years of its existence, IIT Kanpur benefited from the Kanpur Indo-American Programme, where a consortium of 9 US universities namely M.I.T, University of California, Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Carnegie Institute of Technology, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Case Institute Of Technology and Purdue University helped set up the research laboratories and academic programmes.[2] The first Director of the Institute was Dr. P. K. Kelkar (after whom the Central Library was renamed in 2002).

Under the guidance of economist John Kenneth Galbraith, IIT Kanpur was the first institute in India to offer Computer Science education. The earliest computer courses were started at IIT Kanpur in August 1963 on an IBM 1620 system, a novelty then even in many North American and European universities. The initiative for computer education came from the Electrical Engineering department, then under the chairmanship of Prof. H.K.Kesavan, who was concurrently the chairman of Electrical Engineering and head of the Computer Centre. Prof. Harry Huskey of the University of California, Berkeley, who preceded Dr. Kesavan, was instrumental in providing the impetus for the computer activity at IIT-Kanpur. In 1971, the institute initiated an independent academic program, leading to M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees.

IIT Kanpur is a premier educational institute that offers professional and up to date technological educational and training. Students who pass out of IIT Kanpur go on to become some of the leading engineers and scientists of this country and abroad. IIT Kanpur offers a platform where, students can stand, visualize, grow and build a bright future for themselves. IIT Kanpur carries out cutting edge research and practical study based on technological advancements.

History of IIT Kanpur
IIT Kanpur is a premier educational institute that offers professional and up to date technological educational and training. Students who pass out of IIT Kanpur go on to become some of the leading engineers and scientists of this country and abroad. IIT Kanpur offers a platform where, students can stand, visualize, grow and build a bright future for themselves. IIT Kanpur carries out cutting edge research and practical study based on technological advancements.

Today, IIT Kanpur has almost achieved a legendary reputation and is also known world wide for its awe inspiring curriculum and research. Since the time it was set up, IIT Kanpur has been working relentlessly towards becoming a premier institute that would attract scholars and brilliant students from all corners of the country.

History
When I came to Kanpur first to join as the Director of the Institute, almost everybody I met in Kanpur asked me..if I had wanted to commit professional suicide, I did not at all worry about this because I was no longer myself but an instrument of a historical process" (Extracts from the convocation address given by Dr. P.K. Kelkar on 1981 May 17). Dr. P. K. Kelkar did the registration of IITK Society on 14th December, 1959.

Soon after the five IITs were set up, Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had realized that to keep pace with the ever changing world of science and technology, it is necessary to collaborate closely with the outside world. The Kanpur Indo-American Programme (1962-1972) at IIT-Kanpur was a stride in this direction. During the period 1962-72, the Institute received technical assistance under KIAP from a consortium of nine leading Institutions of U.S.A. Under the program, faculty members from these Institutions assisted the Institute in the setting up of the academic programs and development of laboratories for instruction as well as research.

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur is one of the premier institutions established by the Government of India. The aim of the Institute is to provide meaningful education, to conduct original research of the highest standard and to provide leadership in technological innovation for the industrial growth of the country. The Institute began functioning in the borrowed building of Harcourt Butler Technological Institute in 1959 with 100 students and a small faculty. The Institute now has its own sprawling residential campus, about 2255 undergraduate and 1476 postgraduate students, 309 faculty and more than 900 supporting staff. The combined record of its past and present faculty and students along with the alumni spread across the world is awe-inspiring. With the path-breaking innovations in both its curriculum and research, the Institute is rapidly gaining a legendary reputation.

IIT-Kanpur is located on the Grand Trunk Road, 15 km west of Kanpur City and measures close to 420 hectares. This land was gifted by the Government of Uttar Pradesh in 1960 and by March 1963 the Institute had moved to its current location. If someone had visited it then, he/she would have seen a standing crop, acacia woods, a long winding line of stately mango trees, flocks of peafowl and a conventional country side scene of India. The residential campus is planned and landscaped with a hope for environmental freedom. Halls of residence, faculty and staff houses and community buildings surround the central academic area to provide flexibility in movement and communication. The person who brought this mammoth transformation was Mr.Achyut Kanvinde, a Delhi-based architect. Since the beginning, the Institute has attracted scholars from across the country. The rich cultural diversity of India is reflected in the campus activities of IIT-K as well.

From its very inception, IIT Kanpur has been striving to develop itself into an institution of excellence in education and research in consonance with the contemporary and future needs of India. In meeting this challenge, the Institute has always been making special efforts to recruit talented faculty on a world-wide basis and to admit brilliant students from all over the country by a careful selection process. Continuous efforts have been made to provide the faculty with well-equipped facilities to enable them to participate in national endeavors in Science and Technology in a major way. In addition to offering formal Undergraduate and Post-graduate Programs, the Institute has been involved in Continuing Education and Research & Development in areas of value to both the Industry and the Government. In a very short span, the Institute has attained recognition as a major centre of learning in Engineering, Science and several Inter-disciplinary Areas. The Institute has been served by illustrious Directors. Not only, has the Institute acted as the breeding ground for ideas and talent, it also has recognised and honoured scholars of distinction.

Campus
The Campus is located on GT Road at Kalyanpur, about 16 km west of Kanpur city, on 1055 acres of land offered by the Government of UP. It is a residential campus offering accomodation to about 350 faculty members, about 700 support staff members, and about 4000 students. The campus has all the amenities for developing the personal, social and academic skills of the community.


Location
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur is engaged in carrying out original research of significance and technology development at the cutting edge.It imparts training to students so that they become competent and motivated engineers and scientists. The Institute celebrates freedom of thought, cultivates vision and encourages growth, but also inculcates human values and concern for the environment and the society.

The Institute awards Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in various branches of technology and science. It has been making special efforts to recruit talented faculty on a world-wide basis and to admit bright students from all over the country by a careful selection process (JEE/GATE/JMET/JAM). The Institute has about 1450 undergraduate and 850 postgraduate students, 300 faculty, and more than 1500 supporting staff. It has one of the finest scientific & technological library with an online information retrieval system over the campus LAN.

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IIT results of 30 students withheld after reports of cheating

IIT results of 30 students withheld after reports of cheating

IIT-Kanpur has withheld the result of 30 students after a probe revealed that some students indulged in cheating during the IIT-JEE examination at a centre in Bhatinda.

The Gyani Jail Singh Engineering College in Bhatinda has been black-listed and three teachers, including the Centre in-charge, have been debarred from participating in any administrative work of IIT.

IIT Kanpur, the nodal body for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for 2011, has withheld results of 30 aspirants, who had appeared for the entrance examination at the college, Registrar of IIT-Kanpur Sanjeev Kashalakar said.

The decision was taken on the basis of the report submitted by a team of IIT Roorkee, that was constituted to probe into the reports of cheating in entrance examinations in the above said centre in Bhatinda.

The report also said that the students were also given extra time to solve the paper.

The IIT administration has also constituted a three-member committee to probe into the matter in detail.

The committee has been asked to submit its report by 5 June, he said.

Results of all other candidates, however, will come on the scheduled date of May 25, he said.

Over 4 lakh candidates at 1051 centres across the country had appeared for the JEE conducted for admissions into the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT).

IIT Kanpur was the nodal agency to conduct the examinations for 2011. The exam was held on April 10.

Countdown for launch of PSLV-C18 starts

A representative photo of satellite launch at Sriharikota space centre - Agencies
A representative photo of satellite launch at Sriharikota space centre - Agencies

The 50-hour countdown for the launch of Indo-French climate monitoring satellite Megha-Tropiques and three other nano satellites on board PSLV-C18 on October 12 from the spaceport of Sriharikota is progressing well, the ISRO on Monday said.

The countdown for the launch started at 9 AM today. The countdown will be for 50 hours. All the mandatory checks will be made in PSLV-C18, before the launch. The launch is scheduled at 11 AM on October 12, ISRO spokesman S Sathish told PTI.

Megha-Tropiques will carry three payloads - two by Frances space agency CNES and one jointly by ISRO and CNES - and a complementary scientific instrument.

ISRO has built Megha-Tropiques, an advanced tropical climate monitoring satellite, at a cost of Rs 80 crore with equal contribution from French government space agency, Centre National dEtudes Spatiales.

Megha-Tropiques (Megha meaning cloud in Sanskrit and Tropiques denoting tropics in French) will investigate the contribution of water cycle in the tropical atmosphere to climate dynamics.

The other three nano satellites are one each from Luxembourg, the indigenous Jugnu of IIT-Kanpur and SRM University, Chennai.

Data received from Jugnu will be studied with a tracking system installed at IIT-Kanpur and pictures and information received from it will be used for research.

Jugnu will also help gather information on floods, drought and disaster management. This will be the fourth ISRO mission this year, including one launched from French Guyana.

ISRO gears up for launch of Megha-Tropiques

Final preparations are on for the October 12 launch of Indo-French Megha-Tropiques satellite that would study tropical climate, from spaceport of Sriharikota, about 90 km from here.

Integration of Megha-Tropiques and three nano satellites, that would be launched by ISROs workhorse PSLV-C18, with the rocket had been completed, ISRO spokesperson S Sathish said.

PSLV C 18 is scheduled to be launched on October 12 at 11 am from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The countdown will start on Monday morning (October 10), he told PTI.

Megha-Tropiques would carry three payloads - two by Frances space agency CNES and one jointly by ISRO and CNES - and a complementary scientific instrument.

ISRO has built the Megha-Tropiques spacecraft at a cost of Rs 80 crore, along with an equal contribution from CNES.

The satellite with a five-year life will investigate the contribution of water cycle in the tropical atmosphere to climate dynamics.

The three nano satellites are one each from Luxembourg, IIT-Kanpur and SRM University, Chennai.

IIT-Kanpur has indigenously built Nano satellite Jugnu, which will help in gathering information regarding flood, drought and disaster management.

The data received from Jugnu will be studied with the help of a tracking system installed at IIT-K and the received pictures and information from it will be used for research purpose, Head of mechanical department NS Vyas, the visionary man behind the making of the nano-satellite, said in Kanpur.

This would be the fourth ISRO mission this year including one launched from French Guyana.

IIT results withheld over cheating

IIT-Kanpur has withheld the result of 30 students after a probe revealed that some students indulged in cheating during the IIT-JEE examination at a centre in Bhatinda. The Gyani Jail Singh Engineering College in Bhatinda has been black-listed and three teachers, including the Centre in-charge, have been debarred from participating in any administrative work of IIT.

IIT Kanpur, the nodal body for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for 2011, has withheld results of 30 aspirants, who had appeared for the entrance examination at the college, Registrar of IIT-Kanpur Sanjeev Kashalakar said.The decision was taken on the basis of the report submitted by a team of IIT Roorkee, that was constituted to probe into the reports of cheating in entrance examinations in the above said centre in Bhatinda.The report also said that the students were also given extra time to solve the paper. The IIT administration has also constituted a three-member committee to probe into the matter in detail.

The committee has been asked to submit its report by 5 June, he said.Results of all other candidates, however, will come on the scheduled date of May 25, he said.Over 4 lakh candidates at 1051 centres across the country had appeared for the JEE conducted for admissions into the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT). IIT Kanpur was the nodal agency to conduct the examinations for 2011. The exam was held on April 10.

Kamayani Singh, Hindustan Times

Last year, the Indian arm of global chipmaker Intel Corp began scouting computer science Ph.D. students as it bid for a project alongside other subsidiaries of the company. A search at the best institutes in the country, including the IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) proved to be of little use and the firm managed to get only five students on board.
Intel India lost the project to its Israeli counterpart.

Like Intel, scores of global companies have increasingly looked to move research and development work to India in recent years, but they face a formidable challenge of finding employable talent. The story is not much different for Indian companies that want to go up in the value chain.
And the government isnt doing much to fix the problem. In recent weeks, several top universities have been asked to bring large cuts in their spending. As we write, teachers across IITs in the country are on a hunger strike, because they are underpaid.

Of the 70 undergraduates who join the computer science department at IIT Kanpur every year, approximately one goes on to do a Ph.D. here, said Sanjeev Aggarwal, the institutes dean for resource planning and generation.
The issue of talent crunch is back in focus as the world economic recovery gains momentum and drives global companies to step up investment in emerging economies like India.
Intel India has since tied up with IIT, Kanpur to offer jobs to students pursuing Ph.D in computer science.
Low stipend, an inflexible course structure, poor infrastructure and lack of teacher assistantships at universities are factors that keep good students from pursuing research in India.
Very little has been done to make research attractive in India, said Surbhi Mahajan (25), who is currently enrolled as a Ph. D student Jawaharlal Nehru University, but is contemplating dropping the course. She wants to apply to a university in the US.

Mahajan gets a monthly stipend of just Rs. 5,000 from her university.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) awards junior research fellowships of Rs. 12,000 a month to Ph.D. students, only if they clear a national test. Not all get to clear the test, conducted by UGC twice a year.
Ministry of Human Resource Development states that around 50,000 students appear for the national eligibility test (NET) – the exam taken to qualify for junior research fellowship - each year but the pass percentage is a low of 5 per cent. About a thousand junior research fellowships are awarded each year.
According to the National Knowledge Commission, not more than 1 per cent of undergraduates in India opt for a Ph.D, and of them a substantial number go abroad.

The role of the private sector is crucial for research work, as has been proved by the US, which has long been the knowledge and research capital of the world.
Some of the biggest universities in the US — those forming the Ivy League, such Harvard University and Cornell University — are private.

Yet they invest heavily in research.

At Harvard, more than a fifth of its expenditure of $ 3.5 million in 2007-08 was on research work and library resources. Government grants made up only 15 per cent of Harvards income in that year and student fees contributed 20 per cent. The remaining 65 per cent came from non-government grants, gifts, endowment income and other receipts.
The government should provide stronger incentives and tax breaks to the private sector to encourage it to support academic institutions, said Shobha Mishra, joint director, education, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

It is also important to encourage students to do research relevant to India, to Indian industry and Indian society and retain our talent in the country. Almost Fifty per cent of over 55,000 Ph.Ds in the US each year are awarded to foreigners — including a large number of Indians — most of which are on topics relevant to only the US.
In a survey done at the IITs of Delhi, Bombay and Kanpur by Pankaj Jalote, former faculty at the computer science department of IIT Delhi, students claimed that the assurance of highly-paying jobs after finishing Ph.D., better stipends, the option of studying and working simultaneously would hugely encourage them to pursue the Ph. D.
However, one cant rely on the private sector alone.
Collaboration with industry solves many problems for students of science, technology and management, but students of social sciences and humanities cant look to industry for either funding or opportunity, Mahajan said.
But for people like Mahajan, time is running out.
The government keeps talking of dealing with brain drain but hasnt done much to address it.

8th incident in IIT-K in five years

The suicide of a final year BTech student at IIT-Kanpur is the eighth such incident at the prestigious institute in the past five years. Apart from 22-year-old Madhuri Sale, who was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her hostel room yesterday, seven other students of the college have taken their lives
since 2005.

On January 2009, a second year MTech student G Suman (24) hanged himself, while in April 2008, first year BTech student Prashant Kumar took his life, followed by Toya Chatterjee, who was in fourth year of the same course, the next month.
J Bhardwaj killed himself in April 2007, Abhilash Pillai took his life in November 2006, Shailesh Sharma in April 2006 and Swapnil Bhaskar in November 2005.

Everytime a student committed suicide, an inquiry committee was set up by the institute to ascertain the cause of the extreme step, but the findings were never made public.Sanjeev Kashalkar, Registrar of IIT-Kanpur, told PTI that the findings of these committees were discussed by the institutes board of directors which sent copies of the reports to the advisory committee as well as the HRD Ministry.

However, the contents of these reports are not disclosed to the media, he said, without giving reasons. Apart from three teachers of the college, a member of the students union has also been included in each committee. However, one such student told PTI on condition of anonymity that student members of the inquiry committees are neither called for any meeting nor are they informed about the findings.

Such committees are just an eyewash, he said, adding that students do not question college authorities over the issue as they fear that action could be taken against them.Kashalkar said the previous inquiry reports state that the students committed suicide as most of them were going through stress and anxiety as a result of parental pressure and career-related worries.

On the suicide committed at the institutes premises yesterday, he said Madhuri, who hailed from Andhra Pradesh, was a good student and it is difficult to determine why she took the extreme step.However, he said that stress due to the ongoing examinations could be a reason, though nothing can be said till the committee constituted yesterday arrives at a conclusion.

On being asked what steps the college has taken to reduce stress among students to prevent such incidents, the Registrar said apart from yoga and counselling centres, the institute has two trained psychologists who can be approached by students to share their problems.

Senior Muslim IIT professor denied flat in Gandhinagar

Last year a senior academic from IIT Kanpur was keen to relocate to Gujarat to join the newly set-up IIT in Gandhinagar.

However, he was forced to drop his plan for relocation because he, being a Muslim, could not get a house on rent in predominantly Hindu areas near Chandkheda,
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where the institute is located. A professional from IIT Kanpur had almost finalised joining the new IIT here but since he did not get house, he dropped it. We approached many societies and apartments for a flat or bungalow on rent but they refused to rent it out to a Muslim family, a top official in IIT Gandhinagar told.
We even proposed to some societies that the institute will take the flat on rent but they bluntly said no Muslim family will be allowed to live in the flat, the official said. Ghettos were never a new phenomenon in sensitive Ahmedabad. But the riots in 2002 have forced citizens to do away with the last remaining pockets of Hindus and Muslims sharing a neighbourhood.

The exodus triggered by earlier riots had already led to a population explosion in the existing ghettos. Juhapura, for instance, had only about 50,000 residents till the 1992 riots but now has more than 300,000. I am not at all comfortable living in this ghetto but have no option, a woman, 40, who teaches in a college and lives in Juhapura, said.

Students design helicopter-aeroplane

It took 33 flight tests and several weeks of dedication to make their aircraft fly. But when it finally took off, it was a special moment for Shaikh Haroon Rashid, Aniket Salvi and Piyush Vairagi. The second-year aeronautical engineering students from Thakur Institute of Aviation Technology had finally devised a unique model aircraft with the features of a helicopter and an aeroplane.

The students behind the device

The model is called Hawk Eye. It is a hovering aircraft and has a vertical take-off lift, just like a helicopter. But it steers like an aeroplane and can fly in any direction, says Rashid. The small remote-controlled model (380x400mm) has won prizes at inter-college competitions across the country such as IIT Kanpurs Techkriti, VJTI Mumbais Technovanza and at events held at LR Tiwari College of Engineering, Mira Road, and Terna Engineering College, Nerul. Rashid reveals the inspiration behind building this machine: We watched the movie 3 Idiots last year and after seeing the model aircraft in the film, we wanted to build something similar.

With its feather-light body (210g) and unique features, Rashid says the aircraft can be used carry out surveillance work for the defence forces.

We have placed gizmos such as a camera for spying, a listening bug, an anti-collision circuit to detect obstacles, an electronic eye and a fire and smoke alarm in the this prototype model, he says, adding, The model has huge commercial viability. It can be used in malls, auditoriums and stadiums to keep a check on shoppers.

Considering the soaring popularity of their awardwinning model aircraft, has life changed much for these students?
Rashid says, Hawk Eye has become famous overnight. With many companies showing interest in our model, we plan to patent the idea.

Akhilesh mulls medical college, extension campus in Noida

The Akhilesh Yadav government may open a full-fledged medical college on the campus of Kanshiram Multi-speciality Hospital in Greater Noida. And if the idea goes down well, it will be the first medical college in Gautam Budh Nagar district.

The Uttar Pradesh government may also
start at BR Ambedkar Multi-speciality Hospital in Noida an extension campus of an established medical college, in what is being seen as a major policy shift in former chief minister Mayawatis dream projects.

These two state-of-the-art hospitals were started as part of Mayawatis dream projects in the district. On Thursday, top state government officials, including the director of Sanjay Gandhi Post-graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, the vice-chancellor of Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, principal secretary (health education), besides the CEO of Greater Noida authority, held a high-level meeting in Lucknow and discussed these options.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur will open its campus in Noida. Last year, IIT Roorkee opened such a centre in Greater Noida. Noida also has an IIM Lucknow campus. Were mulling a similar Noida extension campus of an established medical college in the state at BR Ambedkar Multi-speciality Hospital, said a senior official, who attended the Thursdays meeting.

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