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Tag: Nit

Odisha CHSE Plus 2 Exam Form Fill-Up Date Extended
Odisha: Covid Concerns For Students During Exam Season

Bhubaneswar: A sudden surge in the number of Covid-19 positive cases especially at various educational institutes across Odisha has become a major cause of concerns for the students as examinations for various courses have begun at different institutes. Even as the institutes have conducted examinations amid strict adherence to the Covid guidelines, the situation still […]

Everything At Rs 5 Each: NIT Professors Turn Haat Sellers To Teach Value Of Money

Rourkela: From garments to home decors and even toys for children, this tribal ‘Haat’ at Pokrabahal village near the Steel City sells everything for just Rs 5 per piece. Trying to shun the so called freebies culture that the poor of Odisha have been made accustomed to, some professors from the National Institute of Technology […]

Union Education Minister Makes Big Announcement On JEE Main, NIT, IIT Admissions

Bhubaneswar: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Tuesday made a big announcement for candidates who will appear the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) in the next academic year (2021-2022). In a tweet, Pokhriyal said that it has been decided to waive off the 75% marks (in class 12 exam) eligibility criteria under Joint Entrance Examination (Main) […]

Organic Farming Is The Way Forward, 77-YO Odisha Man Shows How

Rourkela: Amid rapid degradation and pollution of natural resources of land and water, declining soil fertility, pesticide pollution and the problem of pest-resistance, farmers are now switching to alternative sustainable ways to conserve soil through organic farming. Setting example for farmers in Odisha, 77-year-old, Uday Chandra Patra from Rourkela, a retired mechanic, is now scripting […]

Odisha Govt Cancels Auction Of 20 Mining Leases, To Invite Fresh Bids

Bhubaneswar: The State government on Monday announced to cancel the auction process of 20 operational mineral blocks initiated via Notice Inviting Tenders (NITs) in October this year and has asked the Director of Mines decided to conduct a fresh auction of the leases with a few added conditions. The Steel and Mines Department of the […]

Mystery shrouds death of NIT student in Rourkela

Rourkela: A student of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela died under mysterious circumstances on Monday. The deceased student, identified as Sayeed Munib Ahmed, was a second year student of Integrated Science at NIT. Ahmed, who hails from Bhubaneswar, was rescued in an unconscious condition from the corridor of NIT hostel in Rourkela today. […]

NIRF rankings: 5 Odisha colleges among top 100 educational institutions

New Delhi: Five educational institutions and deemed universities of Odisha made it to the top 100 list of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) released by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD). The rankings were announced at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela has secured 38th rank […]

JEE Main Exam: 'IIT-JEE App' For Students Introduced; Know More

New Delhi: With the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main going online from 2019, leading digital learning solutions provider Extramarks Education has introduced in its “IIT-JEETest Prep App” exhaustive practice papers designed to simulate the actual exam climate for the students. The JEE Main, which will be conducted by the National Testing Agency from 2019 onwards, […]

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UGC Grants Autonomy To 62 Varsities On Basis Of NAAC Ratings

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has informed that it has decided to grant Autonomy to 62 Universities (5 Central Universities, 21 State Universities, 34 Deemed to be Universities and 2 Private Universities) across the Country. These Universities have been selected on the basis of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) ratings. The Institutions having a […]

NIT Rourkela
Rourkela NIT authorities rule out possibility of medical college in next 2 years

Rourkela: A few days after a controversy surfaced over establishment of a medical college at the campus of Rourkela-based National Institute of Technology (NIT), the authorities of the institute today ruled out the chances of a medical college in the campus at least for the next two years. “We are a leading technological institute but […]

Fate of medical college in Rourkela hanging in balance

Bhubaneswar/Rourkela: The proposed medical college at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela is in a limbo amid conflicting directives of the Union Health and the Human Resource Development ministries. The Health ministry had in April wrote to the director of NIT-Rourkela to submit a project proposal for establishment of a medical college and hospital with […]

NIRF ranking 2018
NIRF Rankings 2018: Four Odisha Institutions in Top 100

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of HRD Prakash Javadekar along with Minister of State Satyapal Singh released the All-India Rankings of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) at Vigyan Bhawan in the national capital today. Four educational institutions from Odisha found a place in Top 100 educational institutes in India. SOA University, Bhubaneswar was ranked 38 while NIT, Rourkela; […]

IIT, NIT pass-outs to teach in backward areas

New Delhi: More than a thousand pass-outs from premium institutions including the IITs, NITs and IIITs have been roped in to teach at engineering colleges in backward areas across the country, Union Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday. “A total of 1,225 candidates have been selected after a rigorous selection process. Each […]

NIT Raipur recruitment for 29 faculty posts

Raipur: The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur has announced recruitment for 29 posts of Assistant Professor in its 11 departments. Last date to receive online Application is November 30, 2017. The institute reserves the right to extend the last date therefore, candidates are advised to keep visiting the official website regularly, the notification stated. […]

Jatni flyover irregularities: NIT team begins probe

Jatni: Following allegations of irregularities in the under-construction Jatni flyover, a 10-member team of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela today conducted a spot visit and begun its probe into the charges. Sources said the team led by Mahavir Panda, the Head Of the Department (HOD) of Civil Engineering of the institute will examine […]

GATE-2018: Registration begins today, all you need to know

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The registrations for this year’s Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2018) have started today and will continue till October 5. Students willing to take admission into PG engineering courses such as MTech and ME at all the IITs, NITs, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), other GFTIs as well as private institutions have […]

Railway Recruitment 2018
NITs likely to increase seats for women

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Centre is mulling to increase the number of seats in National Institute of Technology (NIT) for female students as only 2,500 female students have taken admission to the NITs across the country this year as compared to 3,900 last year. Taking cognizance of the declining trend of female students taking admission in […]

3rd round counselling for IIT, NIT begins

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The third round of counselling for admissions to IITs, ISM (Indian School of Mines), NITs (National Institutes of Technology), IIITs and other government-funded technical institutes began today. The process is being carried out by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). Earlier on Monday, availability status and seat allocation for the third round counselling […]

SC puts admissions to IITs, NITs and other engineering colleges on hold

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Admissions to most engineering colleges across the country, including IITs and NITs have been put on hold on Friday by the Supreme Court over bonus marks in JEE. The apex court gave the order based on a petition filed by two students seeking revision of the list of students who cracked IIT after […]

Four from Odisha make it to top 100 edu institutes across India

Bhubaneswar: Four educational institutions from Odisha have made it to the top 100 list of institutes announced by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). According to the ministry’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings for higher educational institutions in India, in overall ranking; Sikha ‘O’ Anusandhan University in the State capital has secured 33rd rank […]

45,000 students to appear JEE-Main today in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The all India Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main-2017 for admission into engineering disciplines in top level institutes like IITs, NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs)  and state level engineering colleges will be held today. Sources said, in Odisha nearly 45,000 students are likely to take the test at 82 centres in six cities […]

‘Scientific, technological skills must for economic development’

Rourkela: Skills acquired in the field of science and technology should be on top of the priority list for the country’s economic upliftment, said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar today here. Kiran Kumar, who was the chief guest at the 14th convocation ceremony of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), […]

OJEE counselling
Odisha adopts IIT, NIT format for engineering counseling

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government is all set to introduce new rules in line with the format followed by IITs and NITs for the counselling process in engineering admissions. The new guidelines will be implemented for admissions into the current academic session, informed Chief Secretary, Aditya Padhi today. As per the new guidelines, the final list […]

JEE Main exams: Odisha students to be provided with Aadhaar cards

Bhubaneswar: To facilitate the students of the state having no Aadhaar card which has been made mandatory by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for the JEE Main examinations scheduled on April 2, the Odisha government had made elaborate arrangements. “CBSE has made Aadhaar card mandatory for students at the time of their registration […]

Odisha to participate in JEE Main-2017

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government, which had taken part in the all India Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main examination this year, will also take part in the test scheduled on April 2 next year. However, submission of Aadhaar card details at the time of applying for the JEE Main has been made mandatory this time by […]

‘Penny-wise’ customers flock to start-up by Odisha youths

By Shubhankar Behera Bhubaneswar: At 16, he aspired to be an ethical hacker. Co-owner of a four-month old cash-back website at 20, he is now aiming to do business worth an incredible Rs 50 crores by the year end! Meet Sarada Prasad Sahu (20) who, along with his NIT, Rourkela B. Tech (Computer Science) batch […]

President suspends NIT-R’s BoG chairperson

Bhubaneswar: The President of India on Friday sacked Vasantha Ramaswamy, the honorary Chairperson of Board of Governors (BoG) of the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (NIT-R). The move followed the recommendation of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). Official sources said the MHRD took the action as she refused to tender her resignation even […]

NIT sexual harassment: Champatiray arrested, sent to jail

The local police on Sunday arrested the National Institute of Technology (NIT) chief security officer (CSO) Balaram Champatiray, who was absconding since complaints were registered against him for sexually harassing female security guards, from Jagada under Jhirapani police limits

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NIT sexual harassment: Suspended CSO moves HC for anticipatory bail

Cuttack/Rourkela: Balaram Champatiray, Chief Security Officer (CSO) of National Institute of Technology (NIT), who is evading arrest following his complicity in the sexual torture of lady security guards of the institute, today moved the Odisha High Court seeking anticipatory bail. Champatiray has remained absconded after the NIT fact-finding team constituted by the director of the […]

HRD official begins probe into NIT sexual harassment case

The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry on Friday began its probe into the NIT sexual harassment case

NIT Rourkela
NIT sex scandal: Students withdraw stir

Rourkela: Students of National Institute of Technology (NIT) today withdrew their weeklong agitation after a tripartite meeting with the director and faculties of the institute in connection with the sexual exploitation of lady security guards by the chief security officer Balaram Champatiray. Making an announcement after a three-hour long open house discussion, NIT director Sunil […]

NIT sexual harassment row: Hunt on for absconding security officer

Rourkela: Police is on the hunt for suspended Chief Security Officer (CSO) of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela, Balaram Champatiray in connection with his alleged involvement in sexual harassment in the institute premises. According to sources, police raided Chamapiray’s house today but found it locked. The police started the investigation on the basis of […]

NIT sexual harassment row: Security officer absconding

Police on Sunday raided the house of suspended Chief Security Officer (CSO) of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela, Balaram Champatiray in connection with his alleged involvement in sexual harassment in the institute premises

NIT sexual harassment: Students continue protest

Rourkela: The dharna launched by the National Institute of Technology (NIT) students in Rourkela demanding the arrest of the chief security officer (CSO) of the premier institute Balaram Champatiray, against whom sexual harassment charges have been leveled, continued on Sunday. The agitating students also expressed their dissatisfaction over the complaint filed by the NIT officials […]

Probe into NIT sexual harassment case begins today

A five-member fact-finding team will begin its probe into the sexual harassment charges against the chief security officer of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela here on Thursday and will submit a preliminary report within two days

Odisha draws a blank in Centre’s list of Top 10 edu institutions

Bhubaneswar: No university or engineering/management institute from Odisha has been able to break into the country’s top 10 list of educational institutions announced by the Centre on Monday. While National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela has managed to get 19th position in the expanded list, Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar (IITB) was awarded 26th rank. […]

IIT, NIT to prepare fly ash utilisation report

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to engage the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar and National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela for a research report on utilisation of fly ash being generated in the state. While fly ash is being used for brick-making and road construction, the institutes will study the use of fly […]