1. 25 % more girls to take IIT exam this year

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    The IIT-JEE exam this year is being held on April 8. More than 5 lakh students will take the exam this year as compared to the 4.86 lacs applicants in 2011. Students would be competing for nearly 10,000 seats across the country in 15 Indian Institute of Technology (IITs); Institute...
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    You cannot make friends or poke anyone if you are IIT Madras campus. That’s because the institution has blocked Facebook on campus. But not because of any moral hangups but because of the network that is getting clogged as a result. The Times of India reports that it is strange that...
  3. Chillax or Painax : Finding your way in IIT Madras

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    By Raamesh Gowri Raghavan   At the outset, let me say my post was inspired by Philip Joshua’s post on Hyderabad’s lingau franca . I just remembered an MA thesis I had read a few years ago about the slang of IIT Madras. Yes, you read that right. An MA...
  4. In defence of Jairam Ramesh

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    By Raamesh Gowri Raghavan   Let me stick my neck out for the knives and say it frankly: Jairam Ramesh was right. The IITs and IIMs are good because of their students, not professors.   OK, now that the howls are over, may I begin to state my argument? I’m...
  5. `Crack’-ing IIT. And life?

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    I didn’t quite know how to react, so I was smiling. The father of the boy who had stood fourth in the IIT-JEE merit list was saying, he and his son were disappointed. All mock exams and other performance-indicators had suggested that he would make it to the top of...