A pair of Top Indian universities — Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras on track to rolling out the world’s cheapest laptop computer that could cost as low as $10.
Minister of State for Human Resource Development D Purandeswari said research was being conducted to develop the laptop, especially for use by students, which will cost all of $10. Laptop would help increase the quality of higher education in India.
A team of scientists, headed by Ajoy Kumar Ray, head, department of electronics and technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-Kharagpur), have undertaken a research work to find herbal cure for cancer.
Scientists are trying to clone and characterise the genes involved in cancer and gather their response to certain therapies, like herbal medicine, according to Business Standard.
After Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) hiked fees ( IIM-B hiked fromRs 2.5 lakh to Rs 4 lakh) , Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have approached the government for permission to double annual tuition fees.
“There has been a proposal to raise the fee for some time now.”, said Surendra Prasad, director, IIT Delhi, reported Business Standard.
According to report, directors of all the 7 IITs wrote to the prime minister a month ago requesting higher fees.
Over the next five years, Indian Government proposed to set up 8 new Indian Institutes of Technology(IIT), 7 Indian Institutes of Management(IIM), 14 universities which aim to have world class standards, and 16 central universities in states that do not already have one.
List of State/cities which will have 14 world class universities during the 11th Plan:
Indian Government announced the location of 4 new Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), 6 new Indian Institute of Management (IIM) , part of the 8 IITs and 7 IIMs proposed to be set up under the 11th Five Year Plan.
The list of states where the Centre has decided to locate these prestigious institutions was unveiled by Union minister of human resource development, Arjun Singh.