[The following report is from Yogesh Upadhyaya, CHE 1977, who has been closely following the IIT conversion issue]:
Our alumni volunteers are meeting HRD ministry officials, other govt. officials and institute administration almost every month to follow up with the matter. The matter is in govt. hand now and the implementation is slow.
Please read the following links, which state that current winter session of the parliament may be curtailed on Oct. 24 and reconvened on Dec08. Thus earliest possibility of discussing about amendment of IIT Act will be in Dec or perhaps in February budget session:
The reason for postponing the session and IIT discussion are many. The parliament session is postponed and shortened so as to avoid no-trust motion by the opposition on the issue of price rise, etc. In any case, there are a lot of agenda to be discussed in the shortened parliament session, and amendment of IIT Act requires some spare time for discussion.
The govt. plans to put forth in parliament the amendment of the IIT Act, 1961 so as to add 8 new IITs and IT-BHU to be officially declared as IITs.
The bill is delayed due to the fact that:
- Four IITs (Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh) has not finalized location as per HRD requirement and the land is not procured. IIT Act will be amended after all details are clear and agreed upon.
- Review and final approval from Planning Commission about the funding for new IITs. Funding is available, only to be reassessed considering current slow economy and possible reduced income to govt.
- For IT-BHU, BHU Act is to be modified or the consensus should be arrived at.
We can only wait and see. We are still hopeful about the outcome.
Yogesh K Upadhyaya
[link to previous post on this topic]
The 1st Sydney Chapter IT-BHU Alumni meet was held at Bicentennial Park on the August 24th, 2008.
This meet was organized informally and the format was similar to that of a picnic in the iconic and centrally located Bicentennial Park in the Sydney Olympic Park suburb.
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Sanjiv Kumar, a PhD Student working with Professor Venkatesh Merwade in the Hydraulics and Hydrology area of the School of Civil Engineering recently won the first prize in Graduate Student Research Competition at TeraGrid '08 Conference, held in Las Vegas from June 9 - 13, 2008. His poster titled "Cyberinfrastructure for Environmental Data and Modeling" demonstrated the most efficient and justifiable use of the greatest computational power (TeraGrid) for scientific investigation in hydrology. Other co-authors on the poster include Dr. Carol Song and Lan Zhao from Purdue's Rosen Center for Advance Computing.
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Our institute participates in the digital library program (INDEST-AICTE Consortium) to subscribe and access online technical journals. The program is very useful for our faculty, students and particularly research scholars.
We are pleased to state that during the calendar year 2007, our institute is ranked first in the Usage Statistics of IEL (IEEE/IET Electronic Library) Online. This is based on AICTE supported 60 engineering colleges. The figure shows total number of Journal articles accessed by each institute during the period Jan-Dec 2007. For complete list of journal publication accessed by colleges during 2006 and 2007, refer the attached files. Also the list of colleges with Usage Statistics of ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) 2007 Online is attached.
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Chemical Engineering dept: RAWM-09
The Centre of Advanced Study, Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology has scheduled the National Conference. The conference on "Recent Advances in Waste Management" will be held during February 20-21, 2009 in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology.
Mining Engineering dept: EMMA-2008
The Mining Engineering Department has scheduled the national seminar. The seminar on "Environmental Management in Mining and Allied Industries" will be held during November 7 & 8, 2008 in the Department of Mining Engineering.
Mining Engineering dept: RGMA-09
The Centre of Advanced Study, Mining Engineering Department has scheduled the International Symposium. The symposium on "Rock Mechanics & Geo-Environment in Mining and Allied Industries" will be held during February 12-14, 2009 in the Department of Mining Engineering.
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We are please to state that Prof. N. K. Mukhopadhyay (Department of Metallurgical Engineering) has been appointed as Member of Aperiodic Commission's International Union of Crystallography, UK.
The Aperiodic meeting is planned on13-18 September 2009 at Liverpool, UK.
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We are announcing the first ever election for Council of Representatives (CoR) for the alumni of our institute. It is organized by IT-BHU Global Alumni Association. The election will be done for the alumni, students, faculty and permanent staff of our institute.
For details about the process, nominations and time lines click here for details