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April 25, 2011
IITBHU Global Editor @ 10:14 AM
Polling_Places_Icon.jpg We are pleased to announce the elections for the IBGAA (India). The nomination forms are at https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDlpYWNJQlFaTkdtY2Rab2Y3SFFmcnc6MQ&ndplr=1 
Timeline (see note below about updated timelines):
Last date of applying: May 24, 2011
Last date of withdrawing nominations: May 31, 2011
Voting: June 1 - June 10, 2011
Results: June 14, 2011
Important Note: As of May 27, 2011, the nominations can no longer be submitted. Further, the election process has been frozen while the election officer discusses a matter of regulations with the current board. All nominees will receive an email from the election officer when the process resumes, hopefully soon. -- Animesh Pathak CSE 03, Election Officer 2011.
Note that this process will be used to elect at least 6 and at most 29 directors, as per the bylaws of the organization (link at end of this post)
Please send any questions to the election officer, Animesh Pathak (B.Tech. CSE 2003) at election.india @ ITBHUGlobal.org
Here are some salient features of the upcoming elections:

1.    Only registered members (those with IDs on ITBHUGlobal.org) who are Indian nationals & normally residing in India, will be eligible to become Governing Body members. IMPORTANT: Proof of residence will be required to be submitted.

2.    Director IT is ex-officio Chairman and his election is not required. Chairman can induct certain specified faculty/staff/students for the 'ex-officio' Governing Body members without any election process, but their total nos. cannot exceed 'elected' governing body members.

3.    Election of 6 governing body members is due from those alumni who are NOT presently faculty/staff/student.

4.    Election shall be held in two phases. In the first phase, the 'elected' Governing Body shall be elected by the registered members. In the second phase, the entire Governing Body ('elected' & ex-officio) shall elect the Secretary & Treasurer from the so 'elected' Governing Body members only.

5.    Election will be held electronically over the website www.itbhuglobal.org  

6.    The election will be supervised by Election Officers appointed by the Governing Body. The decision of Election Officer shall be final and binding for the election outcome.

7.    Since this association is registered as an all India body, its governing body members has to be necessarily from at least SEVEN States of India. Since Chairman (Director, IT BHU) & other ex-officio governing body members will have UP address, 'elected' governing body members have to be from at least SIX other States of India.


The full rules and regulations can be seen at https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B_NVi00BRGoQMzgzYTk3OGQtMWIzMy00NjY3LWFiZGQtM2JmNTQxMmU4YmNk&hl=en&authkey=CM-2qZMN .

The current set of nominations are at this link.

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April 2, 2011
IITBHU Global Editor @ 10:20 PM



As you all know, the bill to convert ITBHU to an IIT has been passed in the Lok Sabha.[you can track the progress of the bill here]. Thanks to all those who have worked for this to happen, including the readers of this website who kept the discussion lively, informative, and civil. Now that the conversion to an IIT is nearly done, it is natural to ask - "What next?". Please post your opinion and ideas as comments in this post as to what can, should, and needs to be done so as to best utilize this increased autonomy, funding, and membership in the larger Pan-IIT community to benefit the institute, its staff, students, and alumni. In the interest of being able to keep this discussion public, we request you to keep it civil. Before hitting "submit", please re-read your comment :-). Please email us at editor AT ITBHUGlobal.org if needed. - The Editors

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

The first step, I guess, shall be- doing a gap analysis via-a-vis original 5 IITs-and identifying the key gaps in terms of:

1. course contents, pedagogy style, grading and evaluation system.
2. Infrastructure upgrading (Library, Labs, Hostel facilities, Canteens, sports facility etc.)
3. Tie-up with foregin institutions
4. Scholarships and student awards
5. Campus placement (not in terms of quantity but quality jobs --big consulting/investment banks visit original IITs but not us, why?)
6. Creating a kind of environment and culture that promte and foster- creativity, learning from each others
7. Some kinds of workshops (Volunteers required) to shape personality development of individual student at the end of third year...this will improve the career/job prospects of students

I guess there are many more which our students/faculty/alumni will share shortly/


April 3, 2011 3:29 AM
 yayaver said:

Three Point Suggestions-
1- The curriculum should be redesigned to introduce more electives so that students have more choices.
2- -A formal tie must be made in various Inter-disciplinary Courses with BHU even after getting IIT status.
3- Tender processes should be made more transparent and online.

April 3, 2011 5:42 AM
 Anonymous said:

1) support for alumni and existing students
2) how should funding be routed to institute
3) what can be done to make our institute a bigger 'global' brand
4) After IIT party , when and how :)

April 4, 2011 10:25 PM
 Sharan said:

IT-BHU needs to introduce personal development programs right from the first year, so that the students can also be worldly wise and not just armed with lots of theory when they graduate.

These programs need to be ongoing throughout the course, and not just administered in the final year like painting a finished house. This is not about creating a nice surface finish involving firm handshakes and good eye contact, like many so-called personality development programs focus on; rather, students need to become complete persons equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and beliefs to relate effectively with the world into which they will be going.

Many of the components can be taken directly from MBA programs; for example, thinking skills, people skills, working effectively in groups, project management, negotiation, marketing concepts, listening and communication, personal and business etiquette, etc.

These programs need to be compulsory for everyone, and not electives. You don't want unfinished students leaving the institute armed with just mugged up theoretical knowledge but coming across as uncouth and naive in their professional lives.

IT-BHU should also introduce useful extracurricular activities including public speaking and debates as well as sports, and also find ways to actively encourage participation; academic weightage can also be given to such activities. Every student must necessarily be involved in at least one such activity. Too much time is being whiled away by students at the chai shops around the campus in the evenings.

Tests and exams should be distributed through the term to reduce the impact of any individual test, and thereby encourage learning and studying throughout the term.

Students should also be given more exposure to real industries to develop their practical skills. There should be a focus on understanding interpersonal relationships within organisations and on dealing with people at various levels to attain results.

Teachers also must keep themselves up to date by periodically undergoing training and upgrading their knowledge and skills. In particular, they need to upgrade their communication and language skills. Voice training can be given to teachers so that they don't stand mumbling in front of the class and don't feel tired after a long day fo lecturing. Teachers should not become the weakest link in this system. There must be a periodic evaluation system for teachers on various key factors. Student evaluation of teachers must also be introduced, but in such a way that students cannot have a quid pro quo (you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours) arrangement with teachers.

Such programs will empower the graduates to interact confidently and effectively with people in the real world, and will enhance the reputation of IT-BHU.

-ECE '85-

April 6, 2011 5:08 AM
 Himanshu Vyas said:

Is it time to compete with the IISC?

One of the greatest things about staying associated with BHU is that we are part of a Univ. and have access to all the departments. During my days I spent more time in Science faculty (my cousin was doing PHD there) to see how chromosomes can be divide to cause mutation. It was really facinating.

IT BHU (oops IIT BHU) can be a global brand as a teaching institution or as a research institite. My personal preference is research - why be an NJIT when you can aim to be an MIT or Harward.

So how about aiming for a Nobel Prize or a similar one for some other kind of fundamental research?

April 6, 2011 12:02 PM
 mishra said:

well said.... mr vyas and mr sharan, i would just like to add a new dimension to this discussion here, i think what is most immportant here is that the students do something either they are involved in their personality development as mr sharan said or they can be immersed in their researh each student here has a different aptitude and attitude and therefore it will be a slight misplacement of our healthy intentions by putting them all under the same category. what can be done here is introduce credits for both these activities (there can be an option to choose between these), because sir i am a first year student at iit bhu and am noticing that here we do nothing and all we have is our seniors who are really good people but lack the motivating power to exhort students into action or who confuse the students by half of them glorifying non technical activities as the sole parameters of success in a technical institute while the other half saying that its the knowledge that works, and not the personality, let every individual stream his talent into the right channels

April 10, 2011 12:04 AM
 Anonymous said:

The above news is very concerning.

April 25, 2011 11:04 AM
 Anonymous said:

i dont know why you guys have fascination towards consulting / investment banks / MBA style learning. But these trends in todays students are disturbing, if bright people like you will think short term, in terms of making money, than we as Indians can never came out of bondage of west, as we will be always lower in breakthrough R&D, and as you all know that genuine R&D only keeps the nation going. Countries such as Denmark, Sweden, Finland or Netherlands, which are just the size of some of our bigger cities in terms of population or even less, produces much more novelty than our huge country of 1.2 bn people.I am from the pharma industry, we still havent come up with a single NCE to market from India, whereas these small countries have so much of small as well as biologics molecules. I think we should stop think on investment banking / consulting etc. and think long term of research and technological advancement.

April 29, 2011 10:12 AM
 anonymus said:

some faculty need to be removed.new recruitment should be done and a qualifying exam should be conducted for the existing faculty to continue as a teacher in iit so that the overall academic quality of the insti may be upgraded.The present course curriculum needs to be revised immediately.apart from that the existing system has a major flaw in supplementary exams in which year lag occurs if he/she fails in it.we should adopt the system of 'carry forward' like other iit's.

May 1, 2011 2:13 AM
 Anonymous said:

anon above .. you can list the name of the faculty who need to be removed ..

May 1, 2011 8:17 AM
 Anonymous said:

Definitely some of the faculty is not even worth of teaching in private colleges. For example Mr Manoj Kumar Meshram of ECE department, he is shame on tronix teaching faculty which is blessed with the great teachers like PKM jeet bala and PC.

May 3, 2011 12:55 AM
 Rachit said:

@Anonymous: This is disgusting naming the faculty member!Request the moderators to remove these kind of posts.Who r u to decide who stays and who goes?these profs are recruited by the univ/govt whicever by the fair process.If you are an existing/Ex student of this institute i wished they would instilled basic social etiquettes in you.

May 3, 2011 8:58 PM
 Anonymous said:

I agree with your point of view of not naming any one in the mailing list but if some professors are not capable of teaching (as i can believe) then something needs to be done.

Mr. Anonymous should have full freedom to report grievances.

May not be so public but surely these need to be reported to IT BHU Director.

May 8, 2011 8:58 PM
 Anonymous said:

Monsoon session of parliament to begin from August 1. Hopefully is baar at the beginning of the session hi bill pass ho jaayega. This is important so that we can receive invitation for Inter IIT sports meet scheduled for December at IIT Kgp. And moreover Im eager to see the signboards here change asap :D

July 16, 2011 12:43 PM
 Sonam Agrawal said:

I think the first step should be to create an endowment fund which can also have foreign deposits. Funding is one of the most serious issues facing us. It is also necessary to streamline the funding process. Right now the funding process is very scattered. This creates confusion and puts off people who would like to donate. May be we can have a payment gateway to enable direct funding to the endowment fund. This will enable people to donate without any hassles, it will also be easier to spread the word around and publicize. A more professionally managed Alumni Cell to oversee the Alumni activities and coordination. This will enable transition and prevent the loss of information that occurs when one batch of student passes out.

On the college front I think first step should be to benchmark ourselves to see where we stand and where we want to see ourselves in the time to come. There are enormous amount of work that needs to be done and its important that we also do work in the right way.

May 5, 2012 9:58 AM

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