Campus chitchat: Kshitij 2013 in February
- Espionage racket with ISI links busted in Jammu, Kolkata; BSF jawan among five arrested
- PM Modi leaves for Paris to attend UN climate summit
- Nepal releases 13 SSB personnel after brief detention
- Turkey to hand over body of dead Russian pilot to Moscow: PM
- Bhushan challenges Kejriwal for public debate on Lokpal Bill
The annual tech fest of IIT-Kharagpur will be held on their campus from February 1 to 4. Inceptionalised in 2004, the festival has slowly become one of the most highly anticipated tech fests in a calander year. The previous year saw a total of over 50,000 students participating and a prize money of Rs 60 lakh being offered at their various events. This time they will be offering 40 events across nine different platforms. Amongst others, the highlights this year will be Overnite — night long computer coding competition — the aircraft designing competition and Laws of Motion. While a lot of their online events began in November, the deadline for registration for the festival is December 15. In addition, the event will also comprise seminars, workshops and guest lectures.
A senior delegation from La Trobe University, Australia, recently travelled to India to ink MoUs and Exchange agreements with leading Indian Institutes, including JSS University & Cummins College, Pune. The University delegation was headed by Professor Brian McGaw, Dean, Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering. These tie-ups will focus on benefiting the students by offering them to pursue part of their programme in India and the remaining in Australia. They can participate in the student exchange programmes initiated by La Trobe University and its partner institutes and also be part of research projects which will develop among La Trobe and partner institutes. Professor Brian McGaw, Dean of Faculty of Science Technology and Engineering, La Trobe University, said, "The research undertaken at AgriBio will significantly contribute to the protection of agriculture from disease threats, improve primary industries' competitiveness and sustainability, and focus efforts on addressing current challenges, including climate change and drought".
- Ahead of the Paris summit, India has been again targeted as a spoiler
- Shunning coal not viable for India; World needs to come together to make it cleaner
- Detained at IFFI: You can chain our hands, but you can't choke our voices
- How 'secular', 'socialist' came to be part of Constitution, and why they remain
- Next door Nepal: Blaming the neighbour
- True economic reform is one that makes a clean break from the past