IIM-A Incubated company creates World’s first smartphone for the blind

Sumit Dagar, a postgraduate degree from the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, is collaborating with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi to come out with a unique device.Now, soon blind people can read SMS and emails on their smartphones.  No matter what language you send the email or SMS to the person, the message will be converted into blind-friendly braille.  Sumit's company is being incubated at the Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) based o … [Read more...]

IIT-B students find their Professors are incompetent and boring!

Students at IIT-B (Bombay), Mumbai are saying that the professors at the Institute are not serious or worse incompetent! Around 88% Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) students claim that they do not study as their professors do not manage to generate interest in their courses.  While a few teachers are enthusiastic about teaching, others are not, reveals the second part of a survey conducted by the student's magazine Insight. After spending years and thousands/lakhs preparing for an … [Read more...]

A story of 4 IITians: What they did with their lives after IIT

IITs in India have elicited awe and reverence for others and satisfaction for those who passed through the hallowed precincts.  So, how have the alumni used their IIT education and experience?  Here is a very interesting take - based on real stories - by an IITian. Read Quote of Shikhar Agarwal's answer to Indian Institutes of Technology: Can students use IITs as a mere stepping stone? on Quora … [Read more...]

Roots of the Indian IT industry and its influence on the Global Computing history: Contribution of IITs and MIT Indian students

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have shaped the Computer history in many ways.  Indian computing talent has not only impacted the computing world via the IITs, but also via the Indian students who graduated from the MIT and then contributed tremendously.  This lecture features Dr. Bassett and T.M. Ravi an IIT graduate, Silicon Valley businessman, and member of TIE discussing the roots of the Indian IT industry and its influence on th … [Read more...]

75% of IIT-B students focusing on hobbies and not academics; don’t know why they came there really

As per Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM), India, coaching for IIT's JEE examination is a Rs. 10,000 crores (roughly $2 billion) industry. Coaching for admission to the IITs and other engineering colleges has acquired the status of a big industry in India. According to the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the size of the industry is Rs 10,000 crore.ASSOCHAM's conclusion is based on the assumption that six lakh students attend these classes every year and the … [Read more...]