Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Grab opportunities offered by global economy:Shashi Tharoor

Grab opportunities offered by global economy:Shashi Tharoor



Dr Deepa, M received young scientist award for her “Low-cost Invenstion”.

Dr. Deepa, M received young scientist award form The National Academy of sciences, Allahabad. for her contribution  “frosting glass with an electric charge”.  A low-cost electrochromic device. More details


Thomson Reuters launched the Global Research Report series to inform policymakers about the changing landscape of the global research base.


The rise is even more impressive given that, in 1981, India accounted for just above 14,000 papers in the Thomson Reuters database. The 2007 total constitutes an increase of roughly 80% in seven years from 2000. Nonetheless, the absolute volume for India is still only about half that for countries such as the UK, Germany, China or Japan. This is a surprise given the capacity of its economy. It has typically taken a 2.5%, now rising to 3%, share of world outputs.

full report here

The Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) is planning to approach the IITs

“The Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) is planning to approach the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and other prominent technological universities in the country to devise metro rail specific courses for engineering students, and train them to handle both the technical and management sides of metro rail operations in the next five years.”

more details see  Source: here

Jobs:Project Assistant and Project Associate

Title of the Position: Project Assistant
Number of positions: 3

A contract period of one year Consolidated Monthly Salary: Rs. 12000/-. Eligibility: BE / BTech in Electronics &
Communications Engg. / Electrical Engg / Computer Science & Engg. / Information Technology.


Title of the Position: Project Associate
Number of positions: 2

A contract period of one year Consolidated Monthly Salary: Rs. 14000/-. Eligibility: ME / MTech in Electronics &
Communications Engg. / Computer Science & Engg. / Information Technology.


For more details see here

Common placement structure for all IITs

“The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are mulling a “semi-formal structure” comprising placement heads across all IITs to help coordinate and collate all placement-related activities.

IIT placement heads across all IITs met at IIT-Bombay (IIT-B) on Friday to discuss placement-related
experiences for this season.

So far, the institutes coordinated on an informal level, though each follows its own placement policy.

The proposed body would meet twice a year. “We want to proactively ensure that students and recruiters have a similar experience regardless of which IIT they choose to go to,” said Ravi Sinha, who is in-charge of placements at IIT-B.”

Source: Hindustan Times

Research papers will be available in public domain:IIT Madras

“IIT-Madras intends to make circle of knowledge complete

2012-13 was declared the year of science by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last year, and there is a lot of effort being made all over the country to not only intensify the quantity and quality of research but also ensure greater access for all. For instance, IIT-Madras plans to make available its research papers in all disciplines online, in the public domain. The institute already provides e-learning through online web and video courses in engineering, science and humanities streams through NPTEL.
The attempt now is to convince faculty members to upload their research papers into the institution’s repository, says Mangala Sunder Krishnan, Web Coordinator (NPTEL). The move will not only benefit students and faculty members but will also help the circle of knowledge to be complete, he says.
What IIT- Madras plans to do is follow an Open Access policy that would make the access of journals and scientific research public and many other educational organisations plan to follow suite. “Most research publications stay locked up in commercial journals and are inaccessible to many. Open Access is the best way to ensure that research produced in the developing world gets wider visibility,” says Francis Jayakanth, a library-trained scientific assistant based at the National Centre for Science Information, the information centre of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Mr. Jayakanth has been instrumental in creating an institutional repository ePrints@IISc that has over 32,000 publications by researchers.”
Source: Hindu news paper

Post-doc position in Indo-french research project

for more details see>here

Jobs:Office Assistant position for CR Project

Eligibility for Project Office Assistant Post: Any Bachelor’s degree with excellent spoken and written communication skills. Responsibilities include record keeping, procurement handling, administrative work, etc. Previous experience in a similar role is a plus. Should have experience working in Windows environment and ability to use MS Office tools.
Temporary position with a consolidated salary of Rs. 10000 pm
Walk in Interview on Wednesday 22 Feb 2012 at IIT Hyderabad by 10:30 am.
Send confirmation mail for attending Interview by Friday 17th Feb 2012 to

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