An IIT degree guarantees a great pay cheque, right? Wrong

The reality, however, was crushing. “A salary of ₹6 lakh was being offered for my specialization,” Faridi told Mint. With the loan suddenly looming large over his head, he instead opted to join a coaching institute in Kolkata. “I was offered ₹10-11 lakh,” he explained. Ironically, he ended up helping students prepare for the IIT … Read more

IITians refuse placements for startups, civil service exams

MUMBAI : Nikhil Pai, a chemical engineer from IIT Madras, will not sit for placements along with the rest of his batch and instead work in a startup that has just been incubated. “I want to work in a startup that has 10-15 people, is into social innovation and I am talking to couple of … Read more

iHUB DivyaSampark Inaugurates its 2nd incubation and innovation facility

iHUB DivyaSampark has inaugurated its second incubation and innovation facility at the Greater Noida Extension Center of IIT Roorkee. Under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NMiCPS) mission, which was declared in the 2019 union budget, iHUB DivyaSampark, Technology Innovation was established. Department of Science & Technology (DST) and IIT Roorkee have collaborated to … Read more

Many IIT students skip global jobs to choose domestic offers

MUMBAI : Many students of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have chosen domestic postings over international ones this placement season, indicating that companies are now matching global compensations, besides offering high-growth, challenging roles in India with greater job stability. “Some students have accepted domestic offers over international offers,” said IIT Delhi in its statement on … Read more

Dharmendra Pradhan meets Finnish counterpart to bolster ties

NEW DELHI : Union Minister for Education and Skill Development Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday held a meeting with the Finland Minister of Education and Culture, Petri Honkonen, in New Delhi, the Ministry of Education said in a statement. The Ministers discussed topical issues of education in the challenging post-covid times. They both noted that a … Read more