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March 16, 2010
IITBHU Global Editor @ 06:39 AM


IIT?



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Paving the way for creation of a new IIT in Varanasi, the Finance Ministry today gave the go- ahead to a proposal to convert Institute of Technology of Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU) to an IIT.

The Expenditure Finance Committee under the Ministry cleared the HRD Ministry's proposal to provide additional Rs 238 crore grant to IT-BHU in the next three years. Now the matter will now go to the Cabinet for consideration.

As per the proposal, the government will provide Rs 154 crore in remaining period of 11th Plan and another Rs 83 crore in the first year of the 12th Plan.

The Banaras Hindu University Act will have to be amended to convert the IT-BHU to an IIT. The IIT Act of 1961 will also have to be amended to include IT-BHU as an IIT, ministry sources said.

At present, there are 15 IITs in the country. ISM Dhanbad is also considered as institute of IIT standards.

An HRD Ministry committee in 2003 recommended IIT status for seven institutions. However, another committee of the ministry later did not support IIT status for all the seven institutions, but suggested the status of IT-BHU.

IT-BHU, like all other faculties and departments of BHU, was created during in 1971 by the merger of three premier engineering institutions of the university.

The institute has so far produced more than 22,000 B.Tech graduates, 2700 M. Techs and 650 doctoral degree holders.

143 Comment(s) (The views expressed here are those of the commenters, and ITBHUGlobal.org is not responsible for them.)
 Anonymous said:

Wonderful. great news !

March 16, 2010 6:59 AM
 Amaresh Prasad said:

It is a great news. The new batch will be in IIT-BHU.

Amaresh Prasad

Mumbai

March 16, 2010 11:32 AM
 Anonymous said:

This is really great news. When it will be put up for cabinet consideration. Students who are passing out this July are going to have IIT degree?

March 16, 2010 12:28 PM
 Anonymous said:

Anonymous...the students passing out get IIT degree only after BHU Act-1915 and IIT Act-1961 are amended by Parliament.

March 16, 2010 3:00 PM
 Priyank Varma said:

Keeping fingers crossed for the D-Day...

March 16, 2010 7:35 PM
 Anonymous said:

Great News ! Yogesh & team, a big THANK YOU to all of you.

March 16, 2010 9:12 PM
 Anand Prakash said:

Awwwsummm..The students currently at the insti are delighted and are finally beginning to believe that they can call themselves IITians soon..all credit to the team working on this n a big thanks from our side..take us to the finishing line and you guys will become legends!!
some queries(forgive me for being impatient!):

When is the next sitting of HRD ministry? What is the estimated time for the bill to be introduced? Can someone list the procedures from here to the finish line with the time estimate for each?

March 16, 2010 10:04 PM
 Anonymous said:

now it should go to cabinate .. for that a cabinate note will be prepared and it will be included in the agenda ..and then so on ..

March 16, 2010 11:29 PM
 Shailendra Gupta said:

Parliament session will start from mid april and all the working wednesdays are allotted to MHRD.

After EFC clearance it will go to Cabinet and once that is approved, we will be at the same level as new IITs.

After that, BHU Act and IIT Act will be modified and we will be IIT-BHU formally.

March 16, 2010 11:44 PM
 manish said:

only 3 stages were left in conversion of IT to IIT . yesterday . 1 major stage was cleared . know only 2 small steps are left , it will hardly ? take 2 or 3 months , but next session will be in IIT VARANASI .

March 17, 2010 1:54 AM
 Vikram said:

This is a great news .. I look forward to the time when our institute gets the IIT seal.

March 17, 2010 2:47 AM
 vimal kumar mishra said:

Really It's a great news for all BHU students.
An IIT keeps a great place. Now an IIT tag is being associated with BHU,which is a great pride for all BHU students.

March 17, 2010 6:40 AM
 PRASAD RVS said:

Wonderful...Kudos to all those people, who strived hard for achieving IIT tag.

March 19, 2010 11:47 AM
 Prof TKG Namboodhiri said:

It is good news. But let us not start celebrating now. The fourth paragraph states that the BHU act has to be amended by Parliament(?) for this conversion to happen. As I understand, the BHU administration does not like the eventuality of losing control over IT. They may oppose the change in BHU act. Will the present location of IT BHU be changed? If not, any disturbance in the campus will affect the IIT also. So let us keep our fingers crossed till all the hurdles are removed.

March 21, 2010 5:26 AM
 PR said:

I differ with the above views of Prof TKG, infact HRD ministry have gone ahead only after getting the assurances from Univertsity (conversion to IIT has been approved by University Senate, the highest decision making body at university level). In-fact University is quite positive about this now. Over and above that, it is the MHRD which has the final call (which is already taken). The only concern rightnow is when will this happen, to my mind there is only 25% chance of this happening by April session of parliament (processes within government are cumbersome and lenthgy and takes time). However, in all likelihood IIT conversion will be a realty by Monsoon session this year.

March 21, 2010 6:53 AM
 Anonymous said:

moderators plzz tell how much chances are there, of being this conversion complete in this session........
plzzzzzzzzzzzz

March 21, 2010 7:25 AM
 Anonymous said:

i think if we are cleared by cabinet, then its ok . in that case we will be like new iits. BHU act can be modified latter.......

March 21, 2010 11:50 AM
 Anand Prakash said:

What percentage chance is there of the formal announcement to be made by the end of may? Suppose the procedures are not completed by may end then will the counselling brochure for jee contain the name IIT-BHU?? When will all the signboards in the insti be changed to IIT from IT? Can this be done just after cabinet clearance. Do we have to wait till modification off IT act and BHU act to claim being an IIT? After all we will be at the same stage as the new IITs once cleared by the cabinet.

Moderators please reply for the students currently at IT-BHU

March 21, 2010 3:07 PM
 anon said:

I think we should be patient. While I understand that the current and the recent graduates will be itching to get the status.

The other recent IIT's do not need to be "carved" out and as such were born as "IIT's" hence they have the liberty to have a "sign post" as IIT. That being not true at IT - BHU hence until such time the notifications and acts have been passed by suitable bodies it will not be appropriate to change any signages - personal or official.

Two cents

March 22, 2010 1:33 AM
 Anon said:

For those of us wanting to get into details and see how the proposed plan to make IT BHU into IIT BHU , Varanai here you go

http://www.academics-india.com/BHU%20resolution.htm

Two cents

March 22, 2010 2:19 AM
 papu said:

This BHU resolution was passed in Feb 2009 and it was rejected by MHRD at that time. Later in July they agreed to MHRD pressure and accepted all the conditions set by MHRD. In return MHRD agreed to the name IIT-BHU and accepted to keep BHU VC as co chairman. BHU executive council and BHU VC are all govt servants and they can not fight with ministers or ministries.

March 22, 2010 7:37 AM
 nitin said:

By seeing the BHU Resolution , I think it is very very complex process to take ahead matter with BHU authorities . They want entire campus to be shifted and many more things . There seem to be clear contradiction between IIT act and what BHU admin wants in IIT BHU .
Hope Govt pressure prevails ...

March 22, 2010 7:50 PM
 Dilip said:

Don't you people think that before clearing the EFC they would have resolved all these issues? Because final budget should depend upon the infrastructure in place.

March 22, 2010 9:00 PM
 Saurabh Dubey said:

Guys,

Govt moved ahead with EFC clearance only after everything was settled between Govt and BHU admin.

So, no need to speculate anything at this point.

Just think why would Govt spend so much time in IT BHU if still there was chance of going back.

Govt has tons of stuff to do across the whole nation and our issue is just one of them. But for us, it's the only issue so pace appears extra slow.
I understand anxiety of current students but be calm, goal is not far away :).

Just 2 things are remaining now (as it has been said many times in the earlier posts).
1. IIT Act amendment
2. BHU Act amendment

Saurabh Dubey
CHE 2004

March 22, 2010 9:54 PM
 Anonymous said:

don't forget cabinet ;)

March 23, 2010 12:15 AM
 Saurabh Dubey said:

Yes, cabinet approval too..

Thanks 'anonymous' for reminding..

Saurabh Dubey
CHE 2004

March 23, 2010 1:07 AM
 anon said:

I believe that the IIT Act amendment has been drafted. My question is - are the details of the draft ACT public domain ? If so then if the contents are known then it can be seen how that act has been modified for IT BHU.

Can anyone shed some light on this detail ?

two cents

March 23, 2010 1:49 AM
 Shailendra Gupta said:

We will be included in the bill's draft only after Cabinet Approval.

Just have patience things will be done before new JEE candidates choose their college.

Above few comments mentioned IIT Degree, I tell u, unless IIT bill is amended new IITs cant distribute degrees to their students.

March 23, 2010 1:54 AM
 anon said:

Thanks for clarifying Shailendra. However can someone explain as to what Cabinet Approval means and what is the forum in which this gets approved. Lastly what is the vehicle that is used to express th cabinets approval - decree etc.

Two cents

March 23, 2010 7:36 PM
 nitin said:

check latest chronicle issue . Everything is explained there .
http://www.itbhuglobal.org/chronicle/archives/2010/02/index.php

March 25, 2010 7:17 AM
 anon said:

Thanks Nitin. The link gives the details around what Cabinet Approval means and what is the vehicle for it.

This process will take time at least 2-3 months.
- 3 weeks taken to draf the cabinet note
- 2 weeks to seek and incorporate review
- 1 weeks to reach Cabinet and CCPA
- 1 week for CCPA review
- 3-4 weeks for parliament introduction in the session etc

That is 11- 12 weeks in an optimistic scenario. I guess this will take place next year only. However can someone tell us when are the new IIT batches due to get their degress ? I ask this as this may be the deadline to get the act introduced in the parliament ( with or with out IT BHU)

Two cents

March 25, 2010 11:03 PM
 Anonymous said:

is this not gonna happen in this session ??????
moderators plzz tell ...........

March 25, 2010 11:13 PM
 Anonymous said:

any date for cab meeting ?

March 30, 2010 10:20 PM
 Anonymous said:

why there is so much silence??????????
plzzzzzz give some updates.........

April 5, 2010 7:48 AM
 Abhijeet said:

News cannot be generated everyday. Things take time in Govt. offices. I am sure people are tracking the progress but not everything can be shared in public.

April 5, 2010 11:38 AM
 Anonymous said:

why r these crazy people creating problems ?????. none of them is a it-bhu pass out and they are showing their fake imotions to BHU.
cheap fellows............

April 6, 2010 1:50 AM
 Anonymous said:

Dirty politics started again. These guys will dilute the brand of BHU itself rather than creating any positive impact over masses.

April 6, 2010 3:18 AM
 Anonymous said:

Can someone from campus shed some light on this protest by so called "ex-students" of BHU? Was it serious enough to derail the conversion process? What is general gut feeling in the campus? How soon can we expect the conversion process to be finished?

April 6, 2010 4:07 AM
 Anonymous said:

I think, students need to do some kind of counter protest ... If its not now, it will never happen.

April 6, 2010 4:08 AM
 anonymous said:

the protest by these guys was nothing serious and was just an act by a few people craving for publicity.it won't have any effect.

April 6, 2010 4:42 AM
 Anonymous said:

NO NEED OF ANY COUNTER PROTEST. THINGS ARE GOING RIGHT. WE SHOULD NOT DO ANYTHING WRONG FROM OUR SIDE..........

April 6, 2010 6:07 AM
 Anonymous said:

Malviya ji planted this educational institution to create good engineers to serve the nation. he has not differentiated this institution from the nation. Would its conversion into IIT not upheld the reputation of IT-BHU? Is it out of nation?. Is IIT foreign thing? Then why some people are making this an issue.The institution is in crutial juncture. If it not turn into IIT u would not find good students any more.can anybody tell how much efforts have been made to upgrade labs/library and on internship programs in last two years and compare it with other IITs. u will find the difference. Unfortunately after passing IIT JEE students joined this college without knowing the internal politics. Any way only histry will remember the VC and persons opposing this move if it not converted into IIT for the decline of the institution.Already poorly maintained Labs and library of deptts ( metallury, civil, chemical) and poor hostel facilties ( dirty and unhygenic toiles, rooms) are telling story of the institution but no body is listenig their voice. Lets pray for conversion to save the instution and dreams of Great Malviya ji.

April 6, 2010 8:38 AM
 PR said:

Dear All,

Dont worry, whosoever are being protesting are very petty people, no one in HRD or government will give any ear to such people.

If something is decided and committed by government even at a forum such as parliament (IT-BHU to IIT conversion was informed in parliament as well by HRD MoS some time last year), implementation of same can take time, however it can not defied.

They may be just petty contractors or suppliers to BHU and may find it difficult to do business with IIT once it formed. The views of all the important key institutions & peoples such as MP-Varanasi, VC-BHU, Chancellor-BHU, UP Government, MoS-HRD, M-HRD are all very very positive. Than we should be least bothered about such petty and insignificant protestors with petty vested intrests and cheap publicity. This petty news is just heared as vernacular media is largely localised, hence have space to publish such unimportant things.

April 6, 2010 10:05 AM
 suraj said:

next session of parliament is starting on 14th aprl

April 9, 2010 7:50 AM
 anonymous said:

amendment in BHU act for conversion of IT BHU to IIT is now approved by the BHU Executive council.

http://in.jagran.yahoo.com/news/local/uttarpradesh/4_1_6340521.html

April 15, 2010 5:49 PM
 Anonymous said:

Can somebody explain true meaning of this news ?? I mean what does it imply and what is the difference between earlier resolution passed by BHU-EC and this one.

April 15, 2010 9:19 PM
 Anonymous said:

If I am not wrong .. the earlier one was for "inclusion of IT-BHU to IT-ACT amendment." and this one is for .. changing BHU Act..

April 16, 2010 3:26 AM
 Shailendra Gupta said:

You Guys might be surprised after reading this and do note that page is updated on April 17,2010

http://210.212.61.250/asc/

Shailendra Gupta
Trical,05

April 17, 2010 8:52 AM
 Shailendra Gupta said:

The IP Address above is for bhu.ac.in

April 17, 2010 8:53 AM
 Anonymous said:

Please put the content here.

April 17, 2010 7:46 PM
 Abhijeet said:

This is strange. How could they write IIT-BHU without that being accepted officially by Govt. of India. Also, IIT-BHU will not be a constituent college/institute of BHU.

April 17, 2010 7:49 PM
 Anonymous said:

this ip is actually itbhu.ac.in. I replaced the IP with the itbhu.ac.in and found the same thing.

http://bhu.ac.in/asc/

April 18, 2010 8:40 AM
 kevin said:

It seems that they have got everything to do except clearing our bill. Just one day back they have passed the NIT amendment bill. We need more people in Bureucracy or atleast more connections.

April 19, 2010 1:24 AM
 Anonymous said:

@Abhijeet

IT was the costituent of BHU and will always remain to be so even after the conversion.Though it will be given complete autonomous.

April 19, 2010 9:11 PM
 anon said:

IT will not be a constituent of BHU. No IIT is part of any university. IIT's are completely autonomous institutions. BHU cannot govern IIT @ Varanasi which means it cannot be a constituent...Govt would not have agreed to such a thing.

April 20, 2010 10:13 AM
 anonymous said:

any update on cabinet clearance?

April 20, 2010 6:28 PM
 Anonymous said:

@ Anon

IIT-BHU will be first of it's kind in India. After conversion it will be IIT-BHU and not IIT VARANASI. However, it will be given complete autonomous in it's working,decision making,finance and other institute related issues.

April 20, 2010 9:20 PM
 Shailendra Gupta said:

Friends,
I dont think it is something to fight over, we should rather save our energy for other things.

I sent the link to let people know that now we are being accepted as IIT-BHU even by BHU.

And we should not forget that IIT-BHU will retain its umbilical cord with BHU.

Shailendra Gupta
Trical,05

April 20, 2010 9:39 PM
 Anonymous said:

The link bhu.ac.in/asc appears broken. Looks like they are not accepting IT as IIT right now and they are fixing it. :D

April 21, 2010 8:33 AM
 Anon said:

Friends

In todays paper - Times of India the following appeared

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Act-will-be-amended-to-allow-IITs-to-teach-medical-courses/articleshow/5841046.cms

If the above modifications to the IIT Act 1961 are to be carried out - which the article says that the Act has been DECIDED to be amended , then can it be known if the same act has been DECIDED to be amended for IT BHU. OR will that decision happen after the cabinet approval.

Two cents

April 21, 2010 10:02 PM
 SRIKANT, S.V. said:

when itbhu convert to iitbhu what will the position of bhuact? whether it will relate with bhu or mhrd?
srikant,s.v.

April 22, 2010 2:56 AM
 Anonymous said:

as per the working of gov is concern .. all the amendment should go in one shot .... remember the Act modification also needs the cab approval .. since so many things are intertwined, no wonder it is taking a bit more time .. seems once more .. having patience is the only option left .. :) .. and doesn't rain bring a lot of happiness in Gangetic belt ? ;) ...

April 22, 2010 9:45 AM
 anon said:

From IT-BHU Chronicle - April 2010:

According to informed sources, due to delay in preparing cabinet note, the IT Bill will be introduced to the parliament in the next monsoon session (July end/August). The good news is that the official conversion of 8 new IITs will also be included in the same Bill, thus we shall not be left behind.

April 28, 2010 2:41 PM
 Kevin said:

Somebody please pass this link to college authorities so that our college figures in the ranking.
http://www.careers360.com/news_4118-Careers360-invites-engineering-colleges-for-Engineering-ranking-201

May 6, 2010 2:09 AM
 Anonymous said:

Is there any update ??

May 13, 2010 12:23 AM
 IT BHU said:

Is there any update for IT BHU to IIT conversion ?

May 14, 2010 7:08 AM
 Shailendra Gupta said:

I just learnt that we are very close to our goal and very soon we would hear the good news of clearing last hurdle.

So little more patience would finally pay off!!

Shailendra Gupta
Trical,05

May 15, 2010 8:12 AM
 Abhijeet said:

I guess they are disjoint. Any thoughts?

May 16, 2010 8:56 AM
 Sachin said:

Hindi Daily 'Amar Ujala' also reports that the cabinet note prepared by the HRD ministry for amendment of IIT Act has been returned by the Law ministry. For details, please see the following link:

http://epaper.amarujala.com/svww_zoomart.php?Artname=20100517a_002190010&ileft=670&itop=363&zoomRatio=235&AN=20100517a_002190010

This is important because any act can not undergo frequent amendments.

Any expert comment on the above in the context of likely effect on our conversion process???

May 16, 2010 11:21 PM
 Suman said:

This news say 8 new IIT and did not mentioned IT-BHU, can we have some clarity over this?

May 17, 2010 1:44 AM
 rajeev said:

dont worry guise ITBHU soon will convert in IIT-BHU i am 100% sure

May 18, 2010 1:26 AM
 IT BHU said:

Any updates about IT BHU to IIT conversion..I have been reading this forum for long ...but there is no result..sometimes I feel frustatted ....

May 18, 2010 12:55 PM
 Kevin said:

Can't we file a RTI application in the MoHRD to find out whether ITBHU is in the proposed bill and what is the status.

May 18, 2010 10:24 PM
 Shailendra Gupta said:

We are not yet approved by Cabinet so cant be included in the bill. Cabinet approval would happen soon.

May 19, 2010 12:56 AM
 IT BHU said:

I am sure everybody is buzy , please moderators find some time and update us the status of conversion...

May 20, 2010 7:27 AM
 ashu said:

is itbhu going to be iit bhu before the coming academic session or before the the counselling of jee2010..!!

sumbody answer the question..!!!

May 22, 2010 11:53 AM
 Anonymous said:

This is the update published in recent issue of the ITBHU chronicle. It makes the situation amply clear that it is not going to be IIT atleast in the comining session. Please stop using the word 'very soon' and pray together for the best.

"
As stated in past issues, the Institutes of Technology Act, (IT Act) 1961 is expected to be modified by the parliament.

It has been earlier mentioned the BHU Executive Council has approved amendment of the Statutes of BHU Act, (pertaining to IT-BHU) incorporating the changes required for the conversion of IT-BHU into IIT-BHU. This will be officially approved by the ordnance issued by the Visitor of the University (President of India). The cabinet note was prepared by HRD Ministry and sent to Legal Affairs of the Law ministry for suggestions. The Law ministry has sent the file back to MHRD with the suggestions/ comments to be addressed. The main objection was due the fact that MHRD has proposed in the cabinet note to include setting up of medical colleges by IITs (see news item below). This has been objected by the Law Ministry, which has asked for a review of cabinet note. According to current set up, Health Ministry is responsible for supervising setting up of medical colleges and running of medical courses (MBBS, etc.)

After incorporating the suggestions of Law ministry, the cabinet note will be sent to the Law ministry for clearance. After that, the note will be distributed to several ministries for their comments and suggestions to be incorporated in the revised note. The revised note will be forwarded to PMO (Prime Minister’s Office) and then to the Cabinet Secretariat for Cabinet meeting.

Cabinet will review the file and send its recommendation with a cabinet note to CCPA (Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs). CCPA will have any last-minute check on file before sending it to Parliament for inclusion in the Bill.

Parliament will then introduce the IT Amendment Bill and approve it for amendment of IT Act.

The passing of amendment of IT Act will depend upon the approval of cabinet note by the cabinet. After approval of the cabinet note, it will take about a month to complete the other formalities before the IT Bill is tabled in the parliament. Depending upon the time taken for clearing of cabinet note, the IT Bill can be expected to be introduced in the next parliament session (July-August), or later."

May 24, 2010 8:55 PM
 Anonymous said:

So I assume even this year's JEE passer outs will not see IT BHU under the IIT tag.

This is going to drive the student ranking down for the incoming batch.

Too bad. What does the new Director think ?
How far are we ?

May 26, 2010 11:00 AM
 Anonymous said:



if i now take admission into it-bhu and after few months if it officially becomes an iit , will i get an iit degree or the it-bhu one?

May 26, 2010 11:57 PM
 Anonymous said:


were the students pursuing engineering course at formerly roorkee college of engineering awarded iit degrees after its conversion to an iit.

May 27, 2010 12:01 AM
 Animesh said:

Hi,
I can confirm that anyone graduating after IT-BHU becomes an IIT [that includes those who join in 2010], will get an IIT degree.

A similar thing happened when Roorkee became an IIT.

Thanks,
Animesh
CSE 2003
P.S. The conversion process is going on in the ministry, and the alumni team is keeping a close watch on it. We ask our readers to be patient.

May 27, 2010 1:28 AM
 Shailendra Gupta said:

Let me clarify few things -

1. ITBHU and new IITs are all part of the same cabinet note, So we are at the same stage as new IITs.

2. This cabinet note had been returned by law ministry basically because of dispute over IITs starting medical courses. So nothing to worry about our conversion.

3. Alumni and faculty have facilitated things upto inclusion of ITBHU -> IITBHU into cabinet note and we should actually be happy about this as reaching this stage ensures IT-BHU to IIT Conversion.

4. Govt. has been quite determined about IT-BHU to IIT Conversion and it can be seen under education ministry's website and their RFID. They have valued ITBHU equal to new IITs and even target dates for their cabinet notes are same, so that all the process could be completed in one go.

Shailendra Gupta
Trical,05

May 27, 2010 11:37 PM
 Suman said:

I think conversion will happen for sure. We should attract best ranker in 2010 JEE to Proposed IIT-BHU varanasi. We should try best to attract best talents in our college

May 28, 2010 9:15 AM
 Anonymous said:



can any one please suggest me in what order should i give my preferences (in terms of institute) for iit guwahati,iit hyderabad,iit gandhinagar, it-bhu.

May 28, 2010 10:13 AM
 Anonymous said:



i have a few questions.
how will the news of conversion of it-bhu to iit likely to affect the admission process of jee?
will the cut-off ranks improve drastically.?
now that the counselling has also started and there is not yet any official statement from the hrd ministry regarding the same.

May 28, 2010 10:19 AM
 anon said:

Order of preference should be: IT-BHU, IIT Guwahati,IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Hyderabad. You can interchange order of last two depending upon the proximity to your hometown. IT-BHU is going to be converted to IIT. So you will get a degree from IIT after four years.

May 28, 2010 8:15 PM
 Shailendra Gupta said:

I have few suggestions here regarding Order of institutes for JEE counselling -

When ITBHU was not IIT, it had better/equal placements and brand image to any other IIT.
Now as it is soon to be converted to IIT-BHU more funds would pour in and things are bound to go take a huge leap in positive direction.

Apart from this, IT-BHU has closest knit alumnii association and IT-BHU to IIT conversion is an example of this. In your later years u will find that a better alumni association is more important that a better brand name.

So keeping in mind alumni association + Placements + Brand Value after it is converted to IIT=BHU,
IT-BHU should be sought before any new IIT + IIT Guwahati + IIT Roorke.

Shailendra Gupta
Trical,05
McAfee India

May 28, 2010 10:28 PM
 Anonymous said:



thanks for your valuable suggestions

May 29, 2010 12:52 AM
 gaurav said:

hey can i get it-bhu electrical or electronics this time with my air 3221 in general category..

May 29, 2010 1:43 AM
 suraj said:

i dont know last year position of rank vs branch but it will go down atleast 300-500 ie if u were getting some branch at 1400 air then this year it will come dorn at around 1000......at the lower ranks this difference will increase to 500-1000 position....

May 29, 2010 3:10 AM
 Yogesh Upadhyaya said:

Gaurav:

Thanks for your query. Each year, we publish JEE admission statistics for our institute in IT-BHU Chronicle, our online monthly magazine. Last year’s statistics are published in July 2009 issue:

http://www.itbhuglobal.org/chronicle/archives/2009/07/index-campus-view.php#004403

It shows complete admission statistics, such as opening/closing and median ranks-branch wise, number of students admitted each class, etc. For 2009 IIT-JEE at IT-BHU,

Electrical Engineering: open-2073; close-3782
Electronics Engineering: open-1882; close-3544

In 2009, total number of official seats available was 8,295 and this year it is 9,509, i.e. 15% more seats. Hence the open/close ranks at IT-BHU will shift proportionately, assuming that demand for the institute remains same as that of last year. Thus estimate of new ranks for 2010 will be:
Electrical Engineering: open-2384; close- 4,350
Electronics Engineering: open-2163; close-4076
Thus you should be able to get any of the above branches at IT-BHU. Please note that these are only estimated ranks, and actual intake at each of the institutes is much higher than officially stated.

Our institute may become IIT hopefully by August or may be 1-2 month later, once the dispute between Health ministry and HRD ministry (about starting MBBS courses at IITs) is resolved. There is then possibility that even the current year pass outs of our institute will get IIT degree.

Yogesh Upadhyaya
Chemical 1977
Editor, Chronicle
Yogesh@optonline.net

May 29, 2010 5:44 AM
 gaurav said:

thanks for the statistics ,then i might be able to get c.s as well at it-bhu...
also as you are the alumni of it-bhu can you please suggest me if it would be worth leaving nsit/dce cs for it-bhu considering the placements..
thanks in advance...

May 29, 2010 6:52 AM
 Suman said:

Hi Gaurav

As far as i think, IT-BHU is far better than DCE and NSIT. It is considered at par of IIT in Industry. Once it will get IIT status, scene will change drastically

May 29, 2010 6:43 PM
 anon said:

In my opinion IIT at Varanasi would always be ranked among the top six IITs in the country after the conversion.

May 29, 2010 7:30 PM
 anon said:

IIT at Varanasi would always be ranked within the top six IITs in the country after the converion, in my opinion...

May 29, 2010 7:33 PM
 Anonymous said:

Hi Gaurav

One thing I would like to mention to you is the importance of the brand in your career if you choose it carefully. IT BHU is far better than any other engineering college (non IITs) including DCE etc. Even on certain aspects it is better than few IITs which were created recently.

IT BHU is well established global brand and it is definitely going to get huge boost once conversion is complete. I studied at IT BHU and then at IIM Calcutta. By my own experience at IIM campus, even if you are at IIM your past background matters a lot. Top notch global consulting or investment firms look for IIT & IIM mix, guys from NIT or DCE struggle very hard to get a chance for interview in these firms unless they are trually exceptional otherwise.

If you are looking forward for a huge leap in your career, pls don't have a myopic view rather focus on getting quality education from premier institutes and your intellectual and professional development.

Since the government has already promised that IT BHU will be made IIT soon, pls do not ignore this fact while choosing your institute. At the end of one year you should not repent on your irreversible life changing career decision.

Wish you all the best.

May 30, 2010 12:18 AM
 Anonymous said:

my air is 2326
so which is the better the option, going for
it-bhu(mechanical) or iit guwahati(mechanical).
i am presently studying in nitk surathkal(mech).

May 30, 2010 10:05 AM
 Anonymous said:

Both institutes are equally good. Branch must be a decisive factor in your case.

Traditionally Mechanical brach gets filled before electrical in NITs unlike IITs/IT BHU, reason being electrical engineering at IITs/IT BHU covers enough electronics subjects as well, so core companies hiring from electronic branch also hires from electrical branch. So from placement perspective electrical branch seems promising than mechanical (though I am a mech grad from IT BHU with JEE AIR 1817). But again if you want to be a car designer then opt for mechanical branch irrespective of your rank. Its all about your clarity about your passion and interest. So think on your feet!!

Now coming back to your question, you should consider following before choosing your institute
1. Compare placement scene in 2 institutes
2. Proximity from your home
3. Past trend for higher studies in 2 institutes (if u are intrested)
4. Oveall expense for your B.Tech

May 30, 2010 10:47 AM
 AYUSH SAXENA said:

HI, I GOT AIR 2388GE IN JEE2010 I HAVE TO OPT BETWEEN IIT GWAHATI MECHANICAL , IT BHU ELECTRICAL , BITS PILANI ELECTRICAL KINDLY GUIDE ME

May 30, 2010 11:40 PM
 Saurabh said:

Hi Ayush,

Lets take it step by step:

Mechanical or Electrical?
a) If Mechanical, then IIT-G.DONE
b) If Electrical, then do I want to be a part of strong IIT brand and network? Yes. So btw BITS and IT-BHU it is IT-BHU.DONE
(I would have been confused here if IT-BHU was not supposed to convert into IIT otherwise also I would have inclined towards IT-BHU coz of it's strong reputation and history )
c) If Mech or Elec doesnt matter and want to be part of IIT brand, then choose btw IIT-G and IT-BHU based on comments in following post.
http://www.itbhuglobal.org/archives/2010/03/finance_ministry_gives_go_ahea.html#comment-19101

If I was in a similar situation as you are then I would have gone for IT-BHU Elec because I prefer Elec over Mech and IIT brand.

But please remember, don't let my opinion create an artificial bias. Go by your own preference and other factors such as proximity etc. which suits you best.

May 31, 2010 1:26 AM
 Anonymous said:

Surely IIT Brand important and mechanical branch is excellent---------Thus finally best option is-- IIT G Mech

May 31, 2010 3:23 AM
 Prashant Kapoor said:

Hi,I have got 2427 rank in JEE 2010.Which one should I prefer: IT-BHU CS OR IIT-G CS ??
Also I have BITS PILANI CS.Please help me. :)

May 31, 2010 3:46 AM
 PK said:

Go to IIT G. It will be better.

Regards
IT BHU 2003

May 31, 2010 4:40 AM
 Shailendra Gupta said:

I request moderator to check the posts.
Along with good suggestions above I see few bad ones. Please delete bad ones.

Lets try to have a FAQ and put right guidelines there and putting suggestions here.

May 31, 2010 7:25 AM
 Shailendra Gupta said:

Lets try to have a FAQ and put right guidelines there and stop putting suggestions here.

Some outsider impersonating as ITBHU students and putting suggestions also refrain from doing this.

Everyone accessing internet leaves strong footprints there and catching them is not big deal.

Shailendra Gupta
Trical,05

May 31, 2010 7:34 AM
 Anonymous said:

when it bhu is going to become iit bhu.
will it become iit. Is it possible this year?

May 31, 2010 10:16 AM
 Vaibhav Sharma said:

hiii...i am vaibhav(air 1526)

i am thinking abt joining cs@itbhu but wht i heard that talk abt its conversion to iit is in air from quite a time now...so is it possible or should i remain skeptical abt it..??

pls ppl give me true and right guidelines abt it..i mean a frnd told its almost 3 yrs now and guys who thought abt it are graduating with itbhu degree...

pls pls i request tell me truth abt it..??

May 31, 2010 11:13 AM
 Prashant Kapoor said:

@PK
I am from Lucknow so Varanasi is near to my place and if IT-BHU is going to be converted to an IIT,then shouldn't I be preferring it over IIT-G?

May 31, 2010 12:57 PM
 Vaibhav Sharma said:

@Prashant

are u a itbhu alumni or "just like that"... ?
so this means i shud'nt join itbhu either..sir pls can u elaborate it...is it bcoz itbhu aint goin to convert into iit or iitg is better insti overall..!!

@all others
pls guide me without bias over this issue.im totally confused over this seeing such contradictory remarks..!!

May 31, 2010 4:18 PM
 Suman said:

Hi All,

Let me clear one thing, IT-BHU is sure to be IIT, delay is due to govt procedure. but we believe that this year itself IT-BHU will become IIT-BHU,. Now coming to point of choosing insti it depends on:
1)are ou really particular about Institute, let say IIT-Mumbai is fav one then you would like to go IIT-mumbai irrespective of what ever branch you are getting there.
2) You are cencern about branch and Institute then choose institute that is over all good in brand, infrastructure,faculty and placements. IT-BHU is best in all these parameter.

So take informed choice

Thanks
Suman

May 31, 2010 5:32 PM
 Chandan said:

@ Vaibhav Sharma,Prashant Kapoor and others

1.See if u are concern about placements,Curriculam and all then for sure IT BHU is as good as IIT G.To be true in some cases it is better.

2.But if You are really concern about IIT tag then you might have to wait for some time in IT BHU.Its better you go IIT G.Though i am sure IT BHU is gooing to be an IIT soon ,But there could be some delay due to Govt Procedures.

3. Ultimately its you who have to decide what exactly you are looking for because both the institute are equally good.

May 31, 2010 10:32 PM
 pk said:

Guys don't take offence. It sucks that we need to say every time that I also qualified IIT JEE. In last 6-7 years wherever I went I found people said Oh' you also did so...I am not saying IT-BHU doesn't have a brand value. I do cherish my memories about Limdi, HG, 5 rupee film CDs etc and foremost the pandit ji's chai in Karma…

But that doesn't help in long run. If you have to apply any premier schools you need to define that. That works but the extra labor to do that, I don't like.

Let it be an IIT. Then off course it will be better than any of the new IITs or IIT R or G. But, with Indian Gov I am not so enthusiastic. It will happen but can take years. So, if a person is inclined towards IIT tag let him take IIT G. At least he will be happy.

May 31, 2010 11:32 PM
 PR said:

I cannot refrain myself from the discussion that is going on here, but i do certainly feel that the way Indians think is very stereotype and materialistic.

It’s good that IT-BHU becomes an IIT (reason being is that it deserves to be, and thus the research levels of the insti can move up). However, whosoever is raising this point of he or she not able to leverage IT-BHU brand. To answer him, i strongly feel that use the Insti BRANDs only for the sense of belongingness and fraternity, but the day you start using Insti BRAND for you career, the same day you have proven yourself as intellectually weak. No Brand can take to heights unless you have substance and you rigor through.

With limited professional experience of around a decade, i can certainly say that it’s good to be from premium insti, however after sometime industry and outside world wants to see results out of your acts rather than your insti BRAND
The other point I want to comment upon is that, most of us have typical stereotype philosophy of com sci first, tronics second, trical third, mech fourth, chem fifth, so on and so for. However, the way high end engineering research is interdisciplinary, the branches at B.Tech level have no significance. Interest of a student and not the market trend, should go with branch selection. Now, a very difficult thing is that, how the interest is defined, some of us choose chemical as till 12th std interest in chemistry (it is only when we study it we realize how different chem engg is from chemistry), similiarly some of us choose mech as we like automobiles (its only when we study mech we realise how much automobiles are a part of syllabus).....

Hence, if this country has to raise real technical intellect, we should go away with the concept of "No Branches", rather we should have just plain B.Tech degree. Though there should be different departments, which will float every subject as electives, with every student allowed to choose them. Thus better to make an interdisciplinary general engineering B.Tech., who chooses his specialization only in masters, then again converge his PhD into an interdisciplinary subject. Thus become a true techie.

June 1, 2010 1:30 AM
 Shailendra Gupta said:

This forum is for discussion regarding ITBHU -> IIT Conversion only. Lets refrain from straying around.

June 1, 2010 3:13 AM
 Aveek said:

Hello,
Reading everything in this site, I have got an impression that IT-BHU is no way behind the other IITs. But I see that in 2009 counseling people prefer courses like Metarials & Metallurgical engg.(open. and clos. ranks-1774-2794,Kanpur)or Oceanography at Kharagpur or Chennai than even Mech. at IT-BHU(3633-4136). I'm really confused!!
Please give a real explanation to this and HOW MUCH CAN the DIFFERENCE of THE "I" BETWEEN BHU and the IITs COST?????????

June 1, 2010 4:02 AM
 suraj said:

this is wat is called brand....everybody is looking after brand.definitely iit has a bigger brand name in general public but in intellectual itbhu has more orless same value as iits.in some parameters it is far better than iits

June 1, 2010 4:42 AM
 Anonymous said:

that's true iit has projected itself as a good brand but itbhu has not done much in that direction.itbhu is media shy in this regard.wat to say of officials even itbhu student are not been very happy to call themselfs itbhuites

June 1, 2010 4:48 AM
 Real Alum in USA said:

It is almost guaranteed that ITBHU will become IIT. Its only a matter of time. Then see the sudden jump in incoming ranks to IIT-BHU. So before you make a decision of taking some junk branch in some other IIT, consider that you would be able to get CS/ECE/EE in IIT-BHU, right now. This is a steal deal !! that may not be apparent to some people right now. It would mean the best of both worlds a few years later. Great branch + IIT brand = Best future possible !!

June 1, 2010 7:04 AM
 Anonymous said:

I would again stress the fact that some of our alumnus are mentioning some branches as "great branches". To me such terminology is adopted by people who want to take short cuts in life, they just think that landing up in a good high paying job after comp sci and tronics, thats all.

However, i would just like to state the fact that some of the most innovative & successful people from my batch of IT-BHU (i am around a decade old pass out) are from meta and chemical (not only in terms of research credentials but also in terms of "pay packets")

Right in the begining of our career if we become so much biased towards "brand" and "branch", than we only will be limiting our vision and going with the common wind.

I would rather ignore on "brand" and "branch", but put high focus on learning, which can be possible anywhere be it IIT or IT-BHU or IIT-BHU of future.

So dont worry guys join IT-BHU, its your metal that will take u high in the life and not IIT or IT-BHU.

June 1, 2010 8:05 AM
 Real Alum in USA said:

No intention to belittle any branch. Use your own preference to choose one. The days of past where guys from every branch would join IT industry are limited in the future. So make sure you choose a branch where you think you would enjoy the core job in future. For example, If you think ocean engineering is your thing then go for it, else If you are not sure which branch you would really like, then go by conventional wisdom.
As per the institute is concerned, remember that ITBHU is almost guaranteed to be an IIT. It is already a consistent top 10 institute. Once the IIT brand comes along with all the funds, it is a sure-shot top 5 institute. So any IIT-G or IIT-R or IIT-NEW decision may look ridiculous in the future.

June 1, 2010 8:44 AM
 Anand Prakash said:

For peeople selected in iitjee 2010 having AIR below 1500
http://catenaccio-anandprakash.blogspot.com/2010/06/why-choose-it-bhu-over-new-iits.html

check this out for any doubts regarding IT-BHU being your best choice.

June 3, 2010 12:02 AM
 Anand Prakash said:

@ Moderators:
Everyone selected in IITJEE is asking for some official link to confirm that IT-BHU is destined to be converted into IIT BHU.
Can you put up a link here please?

June 3, 2010 12:31 AM
 Animesh Pathak CSE03 said:

Dear all:

On behalf of the alumni association, I can assure you that the conversion is definitely on track. More info is at http://www.itbhuglobal.org/chronicle/archives/2010/05/itbhu_to_iit_co_16.php

Thanks,
Animesh
CSE ITBHU 2003

June 3, 2010 12:39 AM
 Anonymous said:

i have qualified JEE 2010 with AIR around 3800 ...seein last year's cutoff.. gettin btech in mechanical at BHU.

i wanted to cum there but seein that u all just are so stupid for a tag.. i don wanna cum..it wud've been better had u cared for BHU's own prestige..you guys SUCK!!

i don wana join those who keep on begging 4 an identity..

June 3, 2010 4:04 PM
 Anonymous said:

hey all ,this forum is dedicated for ITBHU>IITBHU conversion.Please don't give bad comments.

June 3, 2010 10:40 PM
 Anonymous said:

Mr Anonymous, please do the favor...dont come...and if we suck...why you are looking at this site...

June 4, 2010 4:43 AM
 Anonymous said:

I have got air 3304 should I go for civil@iitg or electrical@itbhu or mechanical@itbhu or should I consider some other branch at iitr or iitkg I think I should go for a good branch as i am not intrested in doing mba but am open to reconsideration so please help

June 4, 2010 8:45 AM
 ramesh said:

go for electrical @itbhu or mechanical @itbhu.if u get that or u can go for civil@itbhu....all three branches at itbhu is very gud...all the best

June 4, 2010 9:32 AM
 Ashutosh Shukla said:

dude...first go through previous posts..everything is explained in posts since may26... then decide yourselves what u have to do...its ur life..!!!

as far as itbhu is concerned...its a great institute..and if u r the one who believes in ranking and all that stuff.. try
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/Photo/1366/3/India/India's+Top+Engineering+Colleges.html
between elec and mech...go by ur interest..and if u have no particular inclinations..open up the jee brochure nd fill according to last years opening closing ranks as 99% of iitians do.

analyze the situation and make a decision...in itbhu u wud surely get all things at par with other iits and as with the iit conversion process going on ..u get a chance to have a decent branch at that AIR which may not be the case next year..

do reply when u have made ur decision nd next tym plz reply with ur name there..it makes ur post and identity authentic nd u wud get better replies with ur name and AIR there..anonymous posts are generally made by frustoos or trespassers..!!

June 4, 2010 10:01 AM
 Shailendra Gupta said:

@ Ashutosh Shukla
I could not help myself but say Bravo!! for ur post.

Shailendra Gupta
Trical,05

June 4, 2010 11:39 AM
 gaurav said:

are there chances that this year it might not be converted as it is a political issue and it may take time...
also if i take admission this year and it becomes iit next year ,i will not get a iit degree..
in case of roorke students got iit degree because roorkee itself was roorke university and so when it was converted roorke university was also converted but in case of it-bhu it is under bhu and we are having curriculum of bhu ,so we will get iit degree only if it gets converted in the year we take admission..

June 4, 2010 9:01 PM
 Anonymous said:

Gaurav

Your concern is genuine but ofcourse it does not have any material impaact in your professional career per se. Industries or academic institutions know the standard of the institutes and quality of students they produce very well.

A B.Tech grad who graduated from Roorkee university before its conversion to IIT, typically mentions IIT Roorkee in his CV now for two simple reasons:

1. To get professional edge (bigger brand than Roorkee University)
2. To have a uniform identity across the alumni network

Do you think any one can be true IITian without even qualifying for IIT JEE? Simply they have been lucky enough. Can they really compete with a guy who qualified in IIT JEE -in general answer is NO.

But in case of IT BHU, students need not to prove it as they are IITians in true sense even without IIT tag at the moment, going forward once it’s converted I believe it will strengthen its position beyond IITR, IITG even few top notch IITs.

Industries know the quality of education and the students IT BHU produces very well, IIT tag will not do any exceptional things for IT BHU guys (as they are already IITians), however going by convetional wisdom overall it will enhance the brand image in global market and defintely every students (past and present) will get benefit out of it. Already graduated or current batch students are competent enough unlike IIT-R guys who simply write IIT-R in their resume admitted without IIT-JEE.

You and all other guys are simply skeptical by going thru last year opening and closing ranks, however that is not a true indicator completely as pace of conversion process last year was in starting phase but this year we are definitely moving ahead and cleared major hurdles in conersion process this year. So we are almost there, its matter of time now.

Have patience and believe in your capability.

June 4, 2010 11:08 PM
 Animesh Pathak CSE03 said:

Dear all,
The comments on this page are now closed.

For new updates on the IIT conversion process, please visit http://www.itbhuglobal.org/archives/2010/06/updates_on_the_conversion_to_i.html

For FAQ and discussion for JEE 2010 students, please visit http://www.itbhuglobal.org/archives/2010/06/faq_for_students_from_iitjee_2.html

Thanks,
Animesh
CSE03
Volunteer, ITBHUGlobal

June 5, 2010 3:32 AM
March 15, 2010
Puneet Bindlish @ 08:09 PM

554-Nikesh Arora.pngThe world's most powerful internet company is passionate about creating 'cool' products to keep its consumers hooked, says Google's global sales president Nikesh Arora

In it's confrontation with the Chinese government, the world's most powerful internet company, Google, intends to 'stay in touch' with its moral values and that of its consumers, Nikesh Arora, the 42-year-old president of global sales and business development, told Pankaj Mishra and N Shivapriya of ET in an exclusive interview. Mr Arora, who joined Google in 2004, is an engineer from the Institute of Technology in Varanasi, an MBA from Northeastern University, and a CFA. He's been in IT, finance, telecom and probably needs all those skills and more as Google battles traditional internet rivals and newer ones in domains as diverse as devices and enterprise software. Its recipe for success, said Mr Arora, is focus on providing 'wow consumer moments' before thinking revenue and monetisation.

The regulatory environment across the globe seems to be posing challenges for Google. Around 20-25 countries have blocked You Tube and Google search, and now we are hearing about China. How is Google coping?
Google is a search company, which has many other products that are exciting like Gmail, Android and Maps. We are a technology company, but we are not the Internet. Sometimes, what happens is we are made synonymous with the internet. That's one challenge we run into. Actually what you are saying is that you can block the entire internet, and we are not the internet. If you look at past 10 years, I think the internet and the digital world have gone from the fringes to mainstream. Even in India, most people are on Facebook, every newspaper has a digital edition, and all of Bollywood is on Twitter. Everybody is out there and suddenly it's become relevant, and it challenges the old structures.
The first structural challenge is national borders. Now you have to decide if you want to control, and if you do, you have to block the internet. It's a digital world and in a digital world you leave digital footprints. Now I've used my card for 20 years, and I am pretty sure my credit card company has way more information than any other company. But, I cannot remember a controversy around using credit cards -- it's become a part of our social norm because we have traded convenience for giving up some information about ourselves. Same thing about the internet -- you are going to be trading some information about you for convenience. As long as you trust the people who own that information, it's okay. As long as those people do not use that information specifically to do something bad or something targeted at you, that's okay too. To go back to your original question, I think we are being held synonymous with the Internet. When fundamental structures get challenged, you have to come up with new structures. The choice is either to replicate the old, or to think of new ways in a new world and choose what you want to regulate.
Does it mean you have to give up at times while trying to deal with these issues? If you look at a market like China, with 400 million users, that does pose some difficult choices.
It's important to understand (and this is not an arrogant comment I am making) that our DNA is very different -- our DNA is the DNA of our founders and the values with which the company was built. The values are about solving technological challenges of scale. We want to solve big technology problems and we have some very simple principles -- we want to stay in touch with our moral values and that of our consumers. It's not about the economics. If you look at the Google portfolio, we have only few services that make money. Everything else is trying to solve the technology problem of scale. And, we keep saying to ourselves, how do we make money out of this? Maybe we will, maybe we won't, may be it will help our brand. And, in that context, it seems to be fine, it seems to be working. Our shareholders are happy, our revenues are fine, our profits are fine. We don't see any decision as an economic event, we see if it aligns with the values we have, we see if it aligns with what our customers and stakeholders expect us to do. I cannot talk much about China because we are in conversation with the government.
What is the revenue model for You Tube?
We are happy with the trajectory of You Tube. We are selling advertising on You Tube homepage, and last quarter we were close to 90%-plus sold out in the US. We are beginning to see in-video advertising for You Tube, and a market for short clips, which we didn't think existed in the past. There's no way you can watch a short clip on TV. If I hear Serena Williams threw a tantrum on court, I'm not interested in the match, but in that 1-2 minute argument. Now suddenly that clip exists. People are beginning to take the relevant parts they want to see, put it up there and share it with friends. There is huge space developed called the short clip market, and you can put advertising there.
How do you plan ahead?
The good news is that we don't have five-year plan. We don't even have a three-year plan because we don't know how the world is going to look like in three years. We plan for about a year and we have reasonably good visibility for the year from a revenue perspective. This is about creating 'wow consumer moments', we want to create cool products -- that's Google, I really like it! And then, we plan about whatever can be sold. We have a good team of product people on the monetisation side. It's hard to plan, but that's why it's fun.
Because of your reach, whatever innovation you create lasts for long. What goes behind monetising these efforts?
The model we follow is 70:20:10. The main task is 70% of efforts, 20% is on related tasks and many of our innovations, such as Gmail, have come from it. The remaining 10% can be about anything. During first four years, we did not have any revenues. Today we have around $20 billion in revenues and 22,000 employees. There's been a stress on the system because if you look at it, no other company in the history of business has grown so fast.
If you think about Google, we have consumer properties and we sell advertising. Here's our search property and we sell advertising against it. We have operations in over 40 countries across the world and we serve over a million advertisers who advertise on our search products. Then we go to other people who offer search and tell them why don't you let us advertise for you because we can figure out a way to bring a million people who want to spend money. If you look at our numbers, roughly 50% is made from our own properties and the rest from others properties, which we help advertise. These guys are not going to get a million advertisers on their own, and they have a lot of content. Even if they can sell 30% of their content themselves, they can't reach out to million advertisers. We are serving over a billion searches everyday.
We have been building our Maps product for five years and now believe it has become successful. Now, we are thinking of advertising. Trials are running in two US cities. If you're on the map, we will enhance the listing for $25 a month. We are trailing that and we'll see where it goes. We will wait for a robust consumer success before we trail monetisation.
Why is search inferior in You Tube compared to Google?
We are working on it. It is not as good. There are challenges, there are very different signals in the video space. A few days ago, we turned on subtitles for video, which is computer-generated. That should make it interesting because once you do that, it allows you much more corpus of content. The challenge with videos is that unless it's tagged well, it's hard to search.
Can you talk a little about the cannibalisation of print and content ?
Internet is going to change the shape of every business -- not just media, but telecom, music, entertainment, they're all going to get impacted by -- not Google -- but the internet. Fundamentally, the internet is the world's largest communication distribution network. It's going to change consumption, distribution and production. My perspective is in the next 5-8 years, roughly 30-50% of the content in the world will be consumed digitally. In addition, there is 'disaggregation of bundle'. Newspapers have been the only source of information for many years. Today, I can probably get better information at weather.com than the weather page of a newspaper. Our children are not going to consume the aggregated bundle that we create, but create their own. That is an editorial challenge. There's $700 billion worth of advertising globally and roughly $70 billion is digital now.
Is the convergence, that everybody is talking about, for real? The lines between devices and business models seem to be blurring every day.
I have not been a believer of convergence because if you look at history, it's actually gone more towards divergence than convergence. Things have become more specific. If you look at sunglasses, there are different ones available for biking and other activities. Suddenly there are 18 variants of mobile phones -- one is better for web browsing, the other is better for something else and so on and so forth. We actually live in a world of divergence. Probably the most convergent device is the laptop -- it does everything, but it's not perfect in any one thing.
See interview with Nikesh Arora on ET NOW at 6.30 pm today.

Click here to access source on Econiomic Times

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 CLARK19Molly said:

If you're in the corner and have got no money to go out from that, you would have to take the home loans. Because that will help you unquestionably. I get credit loan every single year and feel myself good because of this.

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March 13, 2010
@ 07:25 PM

The University of Houston and the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), Varanasi, India, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow the two universities to explore new methods of cooperation in instruction and academic exchange. This new working relationship will include joint education programs at the graduate level, exchange visits of scholars and faculty collaboration in research and technology.

Read more about this on the University of Huston web site.

This news has also been covered in the Huston Business Journal.

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 hemant vyas (mech07) said:

Wow... our institute is really gearing up. I will say these kind of news need to be fed to media which will help us enhance brand value of our college

March 16, 2010 9:09 AM

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