While career counselors say it will increase stress on students, IITs insist it will rejuvenate the schooling system.
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Starting 2013, a joint entrance examination will be held for admission into the central funded engineering institutions such as IITs, NITs and IIITs.
While some think this will shut out commercially run tuition colleges, others worry the burden on students just got more difficult to bear.
However, experts say the move would be unfair to students.
For the first time, class XII results will count towards final selection into premier engineering colleges from 2013.
Professor Das perfected a special electronic ignition system that feeds the engine tiny quantities of hydrogen.
Cyrus Broacha also talks about the Agni-V missile test fire and IIT Madras' attempts at curbing sexual harassment on campus.
A bus driver ran amok in Pune on Wednesday morning, killing nine people and injuring 27.
IIM Lucknow student Rahul Verma has been charged with the murder of fashion designer Adesh Vajpayee.
The controversial deal with Devas was signed during the tenure of G Madhavan Nair as the chairman of ISRO.
A team of scientists at IIT Powai has done groundbreaking research on the debate and plan to publish their findings soon.
Amitava Bhattacharya gave folk art a fresh lease of life eleven years ago and started Banglanatak.com.
Two of the satellites have been built by students of IIT Kanpur and SRM University.
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Noted author and IIT alumnus Chetan Bhagat said he has no regrets for calling Infosys a body shop.
He said that he was defending an attack on his institution and anyone would do the same.
Bhagat said that the comments made by Murthy were high handed and it was wrong to make such negative comments.
Narayan Murthy said that the Indian Institutes of Technology are no longer the quality institutions.
Infosys founder Narayan Murthy blamed coaching centres for the deteriorating quality of students.