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June 29, 2012
IITBHU Global Editor @ 11:55 AM

We are very happy to announce that the IIT act has been finally notified in the Gazette of India. This is a very happy day indeed for all in the Techno/MINMET/BENCO/IT-BHU and now, IIT BHU community.

On behalf of all alumni, we would like to congratulate everyone, and also acknowledge all those whose tireless efforts over the years have made this possible.

The full text of the act can be downloaded here.


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

what will be next step in conversion?

June 29, 2012 6:22 PM
 rohit sachan said:

Great news.

June 29, 2012 9:14 PM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

Should we have a drive to get alumni use IIT(BHU),Varanasi ( formerly IT-BHU) in their resume/profile or wherever they mention their undergraduate? Recent graduates and some older graduates will start using the new name in some format but lot of old graduates might not bother with it. If huge alumni base does not even mention IIT(BHU), Varanasi in their profiles then we will be losing a big factor in branding. I don't think everyone will agree to use only IIT(BHU), Varanasi but majority of alumni base should be fine with IIT(BHU), Varanasi + formerly IT-BHU) in bracket. We have tens of thousands of graduates in various places so it will be nice to use it for branding without creating any confusion.

June 30, 2012 2:45 PM
 Ashish said:

IT-BHU site has been updated. Only the website link (itbhu.ac.in) needs to be updated now.

June 30, 2012 6:38 PM
 Vivek Mishra said:

That's wonderful news, indeed!

July 2, 2012 9:36 PM
 raghu said:

indian express lucknow edition stil mentions us as IT-BHU and BHU. Nowhere it writes IIT(BHU) Varanasi. I have lodged a complaint with them. Please everyone also do the same. Media portrayal is important.

July 3, 2012 8:55 PM
 raghu said:

I am referring to today's IE-Lucknow edition, page 4.it's available online.
please mail to editor and shekhar gupta.

July 3, 2012 11:40 PM
 Anonymous said:

Though, IIT (BHU) name is good, but for independent identity, it would be useful to write name of institution as IIT, Varanasi and IIT B or H. BHU is big name and clubbing it with IIT in informal communication will always take away shine from IIT !

July 4, 2012 3:13 AM
 Anonymous said:

Unless the conversion news is hyped and broacast in media (TV/print/radio, IIT (BHU), Varanasi brand will not be known across the masses. It is urgently required that PRO be active and release official news about conversion.

July 4, 2012 3:38 AM
 Raghu said:

Though IIT(BHU) is a reality and compulsion, I am too in favour of popularising IIT Varanasi or IIT-V, short and simple, very much required to become popular.

July 4, 2012 6:16 AM
 Anonymous said:

"IIM - shillong" is actually "Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management- Shilling". But people know it with the former form. Request all of you to see that website (also see the URL of the site)

Point is, IIT-Varanasi is what gels well when taken along with list of other IITs.

If you see the IIM-shillong website, there is a fine balance in using both the names.

First and Foremost, we need to change the institute logo to reflect the new name. Change everything on this website as well as the Institute' website. Only the cover page seems to be updated, and not all the leaf pages.

As I am an alumni of my esteemed institute, I hope I can take the liberty of saying that - our institute website needs a complete makeover. Maybe a common look and feel is required, when you click on the individual department pages.

July 4, 2012 8:13 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

I agree with anonymous who made a post about Shillong. While it is necessary to have BHU in formal name it is not necessary to use that big a name everywhere. IIM - Shillong website does a very good job of keeping the balance. We should consider something similar. IIT, Varanasi can be used interchangeably. We will always have linkage with BHU and even formal name will have (BHU) but using shorter name in website seems a good idea. To keep a balance it might be worth while to go for IITV.AC.IN as our new domain name. Domain name has nothing to do with formal name but it will be shorter. Whenever possible, it's better to avoid long domain names.

In new Logo, it will be best to avoid too much text. Due to our big name it might be a good idea to use institute name only in English. Check the logo of Roorkee/Madras. It won't look odd and we will avoid putting too much text in new Logo.

July 4, 2012 6:06 PM
 Anonymous said:

Following should not be taken as criticism but suggestion to make Institution a great name:

1. First of all alumni team deserves immense praise for working in overdrive mode on conversion issue.

2. However my impression is that high ranking government officials and big names in industry have not been fully involved / their links exploited till now. If office bearers make a concerted effort to involve them, I think IIT V would emerge as great name.

3. As pointed out earlier, IIT Varanasi , IIT V should be widely publicized and as far as possible word BHU should be silent.Even earlier also people used IT BHU and IIT BHU interchangeably so conversion will not register unless put in a different way. Objective should be to make IIT V an independent name and use BHU to enhance image and greatness of IIT V wherever needed.

July 4, 2012 9:58 PM
 Bharat Barot said:

The name IIT(BHU) is to ensure that we rip the benefits of both Brands.The suggestions which you are giving were long known to us.If you have so much objection to the name BHU,you should have accepted the IIT-Varanasi location outside the BHU campus .That is what the people from political class (including some of the BHU faculty)were arguing.As for the gentleman who says that the name IIT-Varanasi is shorter,I feel IIT -BHU is the shortest as Varanasi is not required the moment BHU comes

July 5, 2012 6:12 AM
 raghu said:

Bharat barot
Sir, it seems that you have strong emotional attachment with BHU , so you feel BHU should be in the name. But Why do you ignore the hard reality of the present times. We live in a competitive world , our competition is with the IITs and Not with the likes of AMU and allahabad university. You are still living in the 1950s.

Regarding issue of new campus, if that option would have been given to all the alumnis and if proper voting would have been done, result would have been in favour of a new swanky campus like Mumbai and Kanpur and not old dilapidate BHU.

My opinion and Appeal Popularise IIT-V
( which is factually correct also, its located in varanasi only).

July 5, 2012 9:16 AM
 Anonymous said:

@ Bharat - BHU might be known to lot of people but Varanasi is known world wide. There is absolutely no comparison when it comes to BHU vs Varanasi if we are talking about name recognition by an average person world wide.

July 5, 2012 9:25 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

I don't think there is any discussion about formal name. We will always have BHU in formal name but there was strong and valid reasons for IT-BHU to become IIT and get more autonomy. If there was no good reason then there would have been no IIT(BHU),Varanasi.

Since Indian government agreed for change and provided more autonomy, there is no harm in using IIT, Varanasi and IIT(BHU), Varanasi interchangeably. Someone provided an example of IIM, Shillong’s website where they don't keep mentioning full name rather use IIM, Shillong. Some top business schools use their own name in website even though they come directly under an university. That has to only one reason, to build a brand name with their own identity.


Kellogg School of Management. They don't keep mentioning university in their website. They simply use Kellogg. That does not mean they don't have linkage with North Western University. Kellogg comes directly under university and in our case we are not even under BHU anymore. Formal name has BHU to show linkage and that's fine. IIM Shillong and Kellog uses the short name to build their own brand. Similarly, I don't see why there is an issue with using IIT, Varanasi in website text.

We should definitely work with BHU whenever we can but there should no issue with trying to build a unique brand for IIT, Varanasi.

July 5, 2012 1:57 PM
 Dr J N Mukhopadhyaya( !(1983 Mech) said:

By the way BHU is being consistently ranked in the top 3 Universities in India by rating agencies.

I agree that it might be worth while to go for IITV.ac.in as our new domain name.

IIT- BHU can be used in more formal occasion.

But let us try to build the Brand equity of IIT Varanasi.

Felicitations !

July 5, 2012 11:44 PM
 raghu said:

@ Dr Mukhupadhyay

Thanks Sir, your idea of using IITV.ac.in is really good and popularising IIT-V in the long term should be our ideal and Rohit Ranjan sir has also made good points.

Lets all work together to build IIT -Varanasi or IIT-V brand.

July 6, 2012 12:28 AM
 Raghu said:

@ Rohit bhaiya
I have a request for you, since you have good presence in facebook communities related to our college, could you please request freshers in 'a guide to IIT(BHU) community' to use IIT-Varanasi instead to popularise it.

thanks in advance

July 6, 2012 12:44 AM
 Anonymous said:

I dont understand, why some of the alumnus want to remove BHU from the IIT-BHU. I would say that IIT-Varanasi is no match to IIT-BHU.
Till recent past, In industry even if you say that you are engineer from BHU, pple immediately recognize and consider you the same as IITian.
I think that IIT-Varanasi will add to more confusion. So lets stick to IIT-BHU only everywhere.

Also, as mentioned by Rohit that Kellogs doesn't mentions Northwestern university. This may be just one example. But almost every good US and UK B-School claims to be strongly associated with university such as MIT-Sloan, Graduate-Stanford, UCLA-Anderson, Ross-Michigan, list is endless...........except Wharton and Harvard, everyone promotes the university linkage first.

so we are proud IITian and we are proud BHUites also........

July 6, 2012 8:08 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

" Also, as mentioned by Rohit that Kellogs doesn't mentions Northwestern university. This may be just one example. But almost every good US and UK B-School claims to be strongly associated with university such as MIT-Sloan, Graduate-Stanford, UCLA-Anderson, Ross-Michigan, list is endless...........except Wharton and Harvard, everyone promotes the university linkage first."

You have a point about lot of schools showing linkage with universities but there is one major difference. In all those examples, respective schools actually do come under universities and sharing a brand name is perfectly valid. It was similar case with IT-BHU earlier. We were under BHU university. But after the conversion, we are an autonomous university and BHU is separate university. BHU has great history and we will have BHU in formal name always but I feel mentioning IIT Varanasi in profiles/sites is closer to real situation.

Due to being an autonomous university it does not look like a bad idea to develop brand name for IIT Varanasi. Discussions are healthy so any rational comments from both sides will help us to form a consensus.

July 6, 2012 11:50 AM
 SC said:

Sometimes being consistent is more important. IIT-V may be good/fashionable for new students but I suspect most alumni are not going to call ourselves IIT-V alum, which is quite incorrect. Having two names will confuse people who have never heard of either. The last think you want to is that some people think IIT-V is great but IIT-BHU is not (or change your transcript)..

Rather, than these soft marketing strategies, push for hard improvements (recognition of current alum (compare wiki page of stanford), get more students to take up higher studies esp. into Stanford, Harvard, and MITs (use the name change to increase hits in such places), improve job placements.
My two cents, take it or leave it.

July 6, 2012 12:42 PM
 Rohit said:

On linked it doesn't gives any institute named as IIT BHU , I think some one needs to update the link. else we can't IIT BHU in our profiles.


July 6, 2012 6:53 PM
 Anonymous said:

The name should and will always be IIT(BHU) Varanasi as notified in the Ammendment ACT.

These little issues will not take you anywhere. Cocentrate on something concrete instead of having discussion on usage of name.
What a waste of time.{IIT(BHU) or IIT Varanasi}.

I request moderator to remove all these kind of posts which has simply got nothing to do with the interest of Institute.

July 6, 2012 9:23 PM
 Anonymous said:

For future students IIT-V might look a fashionable name but many Alums might not agree with this. BHU will be common linkage between alums and future batches. We never studied in IIT-V but we know we studied in BHU and BHU is our real identity. Entire campaign was run to add that elusive extra "I" and now when we got it we should not try to rub off BHU out of it.
I agree with SC. We should focus on improving on fundamentals rather than soft marketing strategies like branding name in a particular way just to get blend in the cluster of IITs. We should position us not as one of those sixteen but an unique one in those sixteen.

July 6, 2012 11:28 PM
 Raghu said:

Sir, again you seems to be hurt by some real facts.
I just want to ask you --- does BHU come in Top 100 ,200 or for that matter top 500 universities of the world.

and if the answer is no--then why? why have you people not done any so called 'concrete thing' to make it happen. Why do some people wanna make dinner on the work done by students coming after clearing IIT-JEE. Rememeber this is the IIT-JEE exam, which makes us what we are. This exam is and will be core of our identity and not any university. IIT-JEE is the real marker .

July 7, 2012 5:22 AM
 Alumnus said:

Soft marketing and making long term changes are different issue. We don't have to chose one out of two. Branding does play a huge role in life otherwise we won't be having this discussion. Ignoring this thread is an option for anyone who sees is it as waste of time.

Alumni can call themselves alumni of IITV or IIT(BHU) or any name. How does it matter? BENCO guys had no problem in calling themselves alumni of IT-BHU. I doubt that huge number of alumni will have problem with using IIT Varanasi in day to day use. We all studied there. It was called IT-BHU and having a different name should not make any of us feel that we did not study there. Putting "earlier known as IT-BHU" or "formerly IT-BHU" in bracket by all alumni is nice way to handle this situation.

BHU has great history so there should be no discussion about BHU standings. Good point was raised to keep things consistent and IIT(BHU), Varnasi seems closer to old name. But except that there is no logical reason to use this long name every place.

IIT Varanasi has some arguments in support. IIT is now autonomous university which is independent of BHU university. All current students are no longer BHU students. Two independent university having their own brand name seems logical. We will be always different from other IITs due to linkage with BHU and it is not a question of pushing BHU out. Question is which choice is more logical and better in long term for our institute?

Is it justified to have media reporting any future work done by IIT as contributions by BHU students given that IIT and BHU are two independent university? It won't be even a question of soft marketing rather having misleading reports in media.

Due to short domain name, IITV.ac.in is obvious choice but there is also a strong arguments to use IIT Varansi everywhere except formal documents. It will make sure that IIT Varanasi develops as an independent brand as opposed to sharing a brand name with BHU which is misleading in new reality.

July 7, 2012 10:08 AM
 Anonymous said:


I am not at all hurt dear. I am just seeing how far can you run for just a name and brand (so called brand name which was there even without that extra I)?

For the fact of the matter, Neither any of the IIT's (except in few rankings) nor any of the Indian university comes any where in top ranking.

Also, please help me in understanding how posing as IIT V instead of IIT(BHU) will put the institute in top 100 or 200?

July 7, 2012 11:53 AM
 Anonymous said:


"IIT Varanasi has some arguments in support. IIT is now autonomous university which is independent of BHU university. All current students are no longer BHU students"

You are misguiding readers.

IIT(BHU)Varanasi as an independent intity doesn't even fullfill the minimum land requirement to be called an IIT. It is only because you are one of the small part of the huge BHU campus that has given adavantage to you and because of which you are now an IIT.

You will still be sharing BHU property and land. You will be sharing Amphi Theatre. You will be sharing Swantrata bhavan. You will be sharing resources, knowledge, cultural activities and several other advantages of every faculty inside BHU.

July 7, 2012 11:22 PM
 Anonymous said:

Dear Raghu,

I think you are still thinking with myopic view. I suggest you better go for studying branding in some good B-School.

And my dear BHU is anyway in the top 5 universities of India. It is giving strong competition to your metro based universities etc.

As you mentioned about BHU not being in top 100 universities, so be it for any of the IIT (sometimes IIT-KGP comes in top 100).

Also, in India, the govt, industry and everyone puts lot of efforts funds in improving the technical and medical institutes but Universities are all ignored for decades now. So you cannot think of Indian universities breaking the top 100 mark with this kind of environment in India.

Also, in that way you know that fact that a third rung university in US produces more number of patents than all the 15 IITs put together.

Rather then these petty issues on BHU vs Varanasi, we should focus on producing best engineering graduates from there.

July 7, 2012 11:39 PM
 Alumnus IT-BHU said:

"You are misguiding readers.

IIT(BHU)Varanasi as an independent intity doesn't even fullfill the minimum land requirement to be called an IIT. It is only because you are one of the small part of the huge BHU campus that has given adavantage to you and because of which you are now an IIT.

You will still be sharing BHU property and land. You will be sharing Amphi Theatre. You will be sharing Swantrata bhavan. You will be sharing resources, knowledge, cultural activities and several other advantages of every faculty inside BHU."

Is there a minimum land requirement for IITs? How big is IIT-D campus?

I am not denying that students could have taken advantage of taking some classes outside IT-BHU when institute was under BHU but hardly anyone used to take courses outside IT.

IT-BHU was pretty much isolated from BHU even when it was under BHU. Land and anything else which was used by IT-BHU is in process of being transferred to IIT. Cultural events and many other things can be shared with BHU university but BHU and IIT are two independent universities. That's the legal standing. I don't see anything misleading with this fact?

PS: I noticed that language used in post is - you were part of this or that rather than we were part of BHU. It seems you are not an alumnus of IT-BHU. Almost everyone commenting here is alumni of IT-BHU. If anyone commenting here is not an alumni, Please disclose it. It will help to see comments in right perspective.

July 8, 2012 1:16 AM
 Anonymous said:


I was and will always be part of IT-BHU, now IIT(BHU)-Varanasi. Hence, request you to please clarify my doubts from an alumni perspective only.

1. "Is there a minimum land requirement for IITs? How big is IIT-D campus?"

For that you need to go into past and find out When was IIT Delhi established and with what strength ?

While passing the bill If you had heard kapil sibal in parliament this question would never had come. He was very specific about the land (He quoted some number's too) and said since the istitute has been running he believe that there should be no problem.

2. "IT-BHU was pretty much isolated from BHU even when it was under BHU"

I didn't get your statement. How was it isolated ? Please clarify.

July 8, 2012 2:53 AM
 Alumnus IT-BHU said:

"I didn't get your statement. How was it isolated ? Please clarify"

It was rare for any IT-BHU student to take courses outside IT. I knew at least 100-150 students very well and none of them were taking advantage of outside courses. I never saw any non-ITBHU guys taking courses in IT-BHU as well. IT BHU festivals had very few students outside of IT. Due to logistical issues like limited seats in popular performances, no one from outside was even allowed to attend. IT-BHU hostels and classes were one end of campus and there was not much interactions between IT and non IT students. I did not see any non-ITBHU faculty teaching courses in IT-BHU. Schedule of IT-BHU had no relationship with rest of the department. That’s what I meant by isolated for all practical purposes.

There will be always few cases where some students took advantage of courses outside IT or interacted regularly with non-IT students/faculty but over all I did not see any significant interactions. I don't know if in future IIT students can even take courses outside IIT. It will be a good idea to allow it but it does not change the fact that IIT is independent university now. All resources which were part of IT-BHU is being transferred to IIT from BHU. IIT will get some extra lands as well which is empty right now.

BHU has great history. Despite its limited resource it has done very well but in new reality I think there should not be any problem with building a separate brand name for IIT. As an alumnus, I feel more attachment with IIT BHU name but after thinking about it more I feel, it's better to have brand name of IIT which is independent of BHU. Formal name is anyway IIT(BHU), Varanasi but using IIT Varansi everywhere will allow us develop an independent brand name.

We will be unique among all IITs. We will always have linkage due to unique board formation of IIT and BHU in our formal name but IIT should be having its own brand name to reflect this new reality of BHU and IIT being separate university. In most US universities you can take few courses outside and get credit. We should have similar arrangements with BHU due to having same location. New courses can be launched with medical school. This is common practice in US universities. But collaborations and interactions should not turn into IIT not having independent brand name.

Jut my opinion/observations. I have nothing new to add to this thread.

July 8, 2012 11:07 AM
 Alok said:

I was trying to edit my school/university in LinkedIn from IT BHU to IIT(BHU) or IIT Varanasi but did not see it appearing in the drop down list of schools. I saw pretty much all the older IITs including Roorkee and Guwahati though. There was a generic school "Indian Institute Of Technology" that I ended up using. I did further research on LinkedIn help section and found that LinkedIn as such does not maintain the schools/universities list, rather, their programming logic picks up the most commonly used schools and adds them in the drop down. So, basically, we can't tell LinkedIn to add IIT(BHU), rather we have to make it a point to use the IIT(BHU)(or whatever name we decide) all the time so that it can be added in drop down list and more alumni and students can use it automatically. It should be done sooner rather than later for obvious reasons related to career etc. Can we quickly settle on a consensual name so that we can constantly use it all such places?

Please check this link on LinkedIn help page:


July 8, 2012 3:33 PM
 Kapil Dwivedi said:

I have read entire thread but unable to understand how using name as IIT-V in place of IIT-BHU will be great for our institute. Bureaucrats in government, faculty members and alumni of IT-BHU and students had this discussion for many years during conversion and finally everyone agreed to name new institute as IIT-BHU. I doubt that naming convention will make any difference in short term or long term. If we invest our time and energy to improve basics (like website still showing IT-BHU except home page), we would be helping our insti more.

July 8, 2012 6:38 PM
 Bharat Barot said:

Any institution's success is measured in terms of its fulfillment of the objectives stated during its foundation.On this criteria,it's a known fact that IITs are failure.People like Dr.Jayant Narlikar is of the opinion (his article in TOI some years back)that education in a multidisciplinary university is definitely more desirable than the narrowed down institutes like IITs.Precisely this is the reason that IITs like Kharagpur are now introducing multi -disciplines like Medicine.BHU is considered to be a model for such multidisciplinary research and has been widely acknowledged so.During the debate in Lok Sabha one of the MP(happened to be IIT-Kanpur alumnus) had also appreciated this fact.We alumni love BHU and surely our effort will be to ensure that IIT conversion raises the Brand Value of both IIT(BHU) as well as BHU.It has been commented on many fronts that IIT is an overhyped brand .With the opening up of so many IITs and some more to come ,the brand value is loosing its sheen and very soon in next ten years or so (when the single entrance comes) what will matter is the distinct identity of the individual IIT.IIT(BHU) has to maintain the distinction of the interdisciplinary approach of BHU to suceed.Just don't lose it in the ego of IIT.People at IIT(BHU) have to learn a lot from other BHU faculties mainly IMS and Science faculties which have some of the finest and world renowned scientist in their respective fields.Hope that today's young students at IIT(BHU) will come out of the shell and broaden their horizon.And mind well these views are not because of old mindset ,but because of the maturity and experience gained during last 25 years of my dealings with academics.Years ago I ( truely like many of you) used to write Institute of Technology,Varanasi and was also the victim of BHU violence.My love for BHU arose only after knowing BHU as an outsider and after my interactions with other institutions including IITs and IT-BHU(then)
But then I would surely appreciate the healthy competition between the IIT(the child) and BHU(the parent) brands at Varanasi .All the best to all of you.

July 8, 2012 9:14 PM
 Raghu said:

How identity helps in improving rank and quality--

I think you are not dumb to understand why this year our opening and closing ranks have improved by hundreds in all the departments. It means better quality students have entered this year.

then what's in a name-- Only one I was added and so much difference.

Key points is - -- In this era of marketing and identities, these things matter.

@ kapil ,
you would'nt had a job in shell, if it was not IIT-JEE qualified tag assosciated with you.

July 8, 2012 11:31 PM
 Raghu said:

People are talking like an arm chair scholars. have anyone visited BHU recently to see what kind of people study in faculty like law, science and arts.

I am sure once they see --they would not like to be assosciated with them. Even Mahamana would be unhappy to see the current quality of students. Best are running for Metro Universities like DU, Mumbai and pune university.

Also there is and will remain a wide gap between English IIT-V and Bhojpuri BHU. It's for us to decide what model we choose for our future---IIT Bombay or AMU.

July 8, 2012 11:35 PM
 Peeyush said:

I see no point in what you are trying to say. What I want to say is that IIT-BHU or IIT-V, its a difference of just two letters, its not as big as you are trying to make it out. Try to see what the name BHU brings to the table, it is one of the things that is unique to our college which you should try and leverage the best you can to attract the best talent. As someone rightly pointed out, you are taking a very myopic view of this and I am not being emotional or anything, I am just being practical.And one more thing, just because Kapil had IIT-JEE qualified tag, he got a job in shell. Qualifying IIT JEE has nothing to do with getting a job in shell, as you might have seen that not everyone who qualified JEE got a dream job. So just chill and enjoy the moment rather than harping on trivial issues like this. There are many more important things to discuss as Kapil mentioned.

Mech 06

July 9, 2012 12:39 AM
 Anonymous said:

@ Raghu
Student quality is deteriorating across all institutes and in IITs too and the reasons for that is known to all of us.Looking at your comments the statement of Kapil Sibal and Many IIT directors that the quality of IIT studnts is not the same as it used to be stands

July 9, 2012 1:09 AM
 Peeyush said:

"Bhojpuri BHU", what the hell you are talking about??
Don't try to hurt anybody's sentiments. Quite a lot of english speaking people around the globe have Bhojpuri as their mother tongue. Be a little considerate before writing and posting such comments.
Think before you write.And if you are ignorant of facts, the law faculty in BHU is amongst the best in country and it attarcts the best talent. And about the rankings of BHU among the world universities, check again if you haven't, there are no indian universities there including the IITs.
I say again, think before you write.

July 9, 2012 1:22 AM
 Deepak Rawat said:

O Barrister Vinod(read: Raghu),
Have you even looked out of the route connecting your hostel and department.
IT BHU conducted and is STILL conducting important research with IMS Physics Department and Geology(These are 3 I know of,there maybe more).
The BHU you so despise has people who are consistently linked with research that has produced nobel laureates world-wide (Did you know a certain ,Prof GVS Sastry (Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering) was very near to winning the nobel this year? You would've if you weren't writing all this bakar).
More recently,a BHU Prof was part of the team that helped find the Higgs.
Apart from this,have you even ever used your 'BHU' association?You think you are inferior because of your college.No!it's because of your own attitude.
Go to any industry and you'll find plenty of BHU(non IT) alumni....Try telling them you're from IT BHU... I did,this summer...I dnt know if they were genuinely good people or the Varanasi effect or the BHU effect,but they made the summer a hell lot easier than it woul've been....
I dnt understand why you're getting ashamed of BHU...maybe arts and commerce don't have many good people,but in IT also,we have people like you...
You wasted everyone's time on such a petty issue...maybe if you used it to come out of your shell,you'd do a hell lot better in life,regardless of what starting salary you get...try and understand the beauty of BHU.
Somewhere you said,alumni would vote for another campus...I'm one..and I won't.

Deepak Rawat
Meta - 09

July 9, 2012 2:00 AM
 Animesh Pathak CSE03 said:

Hi all,

It is sad to see that the discussion has devolved into its current state.

Please note that No more comment about the IIT-V/IIT-BHU naming will be approved from now on. The name is a small part of the overall big picture.

Let's, instead, talk about what we, personally, are willing to do to help raise the status of our beloved alma mater.

I, for one, am exploring research collaboration between my institute, Inria (www.inria.fr) and IIT-BHU.

And you?

CSE 2003
Editor Team, IITBHUGlobal.org

July 9, 2012 4:00 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

Thanks Animesh. Discussion got totally derailed here.

Your idea of having collaboration between Inria and our institute is a fantastic idea. I think we have several alumni in academics at different place and if we can have few more collaborations on research, it will help a lot. We also have many alumni high up in corporate sector who might be in position to start a broader interface with students for various projects.

Alumni can also get involved in clubs formations and mentoring. We already found one alumni who is in Robotics and can spend some time with Robotics club.

Initiatives does not have to be big from start. It can start small but with clear focus. With time, some of the new initiatives will gradually get bigger and can involve large number of students. Even having several smaller scale initiatives will help for sure.

As alumni, all of us should spend some time to make our institute reach greater heights. Confluence of several activities will have "Lollapalooza Effect"( Borrowing the term from Charlie Munger)

July 9, 2012 8:32 AM
 sp shukla said:

I am glad that the debate on nomenclature has ended. I came to this site after a month as i was travelling and was delighted to see the news of conversion. I gues those of us who joined in 1974 as the third batch of JEE, with two senior batches still from direct merit admission have seen different aspects of BHU, ITBHU, and now IIT BHU. For us it will be always ITBHU or IITBHU. If I may add that upto our batch , JEE Brochure referred to the institute as BHUIT,Varanasi to make it rhyme with IIT. And die to alphabetical order, it naturally came at end after other 5 institutes.

I am proud of my almamater. So are dozens of batches who have passed out since it was set up. Calling it IIT has a brand value and easy recognition outside India in particular but also in India. Great.

Let us now see what all of us can do to help the institute. Branding must be supported by excellent product for a sustainable advantage in any competitive field.

Ultimately, one or the other name will become popular through usage pattern. It has happened to most institutes and organisations in due course.I wish my younger colleagues the very best who will eceive degrees in new name. Let us see if our rankings improve from 6, which was the case in 1974 JEE also. That will be the key clincher/

Warm wishes
SP Shukla

July 10, 2012 11:18 AM
 Anonymous said:

Look at the institute website.Directors are changing evry day

July 10, 2012 9:40 PM
 Anonymous said:

I heard that Prof. Dhananjai Pandey was going to be the founding director of IIT(BHU),Varanasi. I was surprised with first announcement. As far as I knew, Prof. Surendra Kumar was given additional responsibilities of dean so there might have been error in putting his name as director on website. We do need improvements in administration portion of official website quickly. Official website should not have this kind of error.

Prof. Dhananjai Pandey was involved in IIT conversion so hopefully we will see some quick changes to make things better at various levels.

July 10, 2012 10:51 PM
 Anonymous said:

Despite media reporting every happenings related to our conversion for last 2-3 years.There is no news of its official conversion in leading
newspapers.The news was published in some Hindi local papers.It is very essential for promoting our brand and for placement in coming years.The conversion news will also help us to fetch more sponsors for our feasts like KashiYatra and TechNex.Even there is no press release about it by MHRD.

July 10, 2012 10:51 PM
 sanjay khanna said:

Hello All:
I would like to add couple of points:
1. This is a public forum and i suggest that we do not indulge in washing dirty laundry in public. It is very important that we not only portray but nurture a very good impression of our alma mater since the future batches are looking at the impressions of the alumni when they make their decisions about a particular college/university.
2. Let us work on moving forward and upward with addressing any shortcomings that we either individually or collectively feel are there in IIT BHU.

I am an alumni from EE at IIT BHU followed by a Ph.D in EE from Stanford and am heading a private equity firm in NYC focusing on investments in India and Far East. I would very much like to visit IIT BHU and make a presentation to the students and faculty. Can anyone please let me know how to go about it? who to approach? Thanks in advance

July 11, 2012 12:21 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

Sanjay - You should register at


I don't know if there is any special procedure but getting in touch with department or main office can be helpful. Animesh( CS 2003), who is actively involved with alumni association, has visited few times for presentations. He might be able to tell if there is any process in place.

May be this should be one of the points for improvements in our institute. All of us might not be in touch with current students so there should be some information or scheduling process for alumni to visit the campus for various presentations. May be having a team of students and faculty will help with this process. Their contact details can be on website. Even better have a group Email set up for this to deal with change in team composition. There can be a tab or link on new website for this.

- Rohit Ranjan

July 11, 2012 8:27 AM
 Sanjay khanna said:

Thanks for the direction, Rohit.
Best Wishes

July 11, 2012 9:56 PM
 Niranjan Roy said:

Some people mentioned on this forum that they are not able to pick IIT(BHU), Varanasi on the Linked-In portal as the site does not have this listed in this form in the current list of institutes. I am happy to inform that they can write IIT (BHU) Varanasi, instead of picking institute from the list. The site picks up whatever you write.


July 13, 2012 6:48 AM
 If_Only said:

A Proud moment for all of us!!

If only our old team of stalwart faculty and meaningful environment be reinvigorated. I just hope that the new found status of IIT will help both BHU and IT-BHU to regain their high spirits.

It was so very inspiring to read the following statement from BHU's alum Ms. Archana Sharma, the only Indian in the Higgs Boson Team..

" It made me what I am today. I chose Nuclear Physics against electronics and solid state physics at BHU simply due to the “outstanding” set of teachers"



Our alumni, teachers , current students etc after a prolonged battle have won the rightful recognition of IIT. Let us not let that tempo go down. We have to bring our past glory back. Let BHU and its offspring IIT-BHU be once again a mecca for multi dimensional education.


July 14, 2012 8:42 PM
 Niranjan Roy said:


Is there a way to show the comments in the descending order of the date and time, i.e. staring with the latest comment, followed by the next latest and so on. This way, one would immediately go to the freshest post.

July 14, 2012 10:36 PM
 Animesh Pathak CSE03 said:

Good idea Niranjan. Will see how we can enable that.


July 15, 2012 1:57 AM
 Bharat Barot said:

The modified logo of IIT(BHU) is now available in the IIT(BHU) offer letter to the newly admitted students.So the same can be also modified on this alumni site

July 20, 2012 12:39 AM
 Anonymous said:

If we order new transcripts would those be on IIT BHU?

October 16, 2012 10:42 AM

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June 20, 2012
IITBHU Global Editor @ 11:47 PM

Our sources have informed us that the honorable president of India has given her assent to the Institutes of Technology (2012) bill. This is the next step in the official conversion of our institute to IIT (BHU) Varanasi. We eagerly await the publication of the same in the gazette.

Previous coverage of the issue at http://www.itbhuglobal.org/archives/2012/04/iit_bill_passed_in_rajya_sabha.html

Update: Thanks to a tip from babu swadesh, we now know that as of June 21, the bill is scheduled for publication in the gazette. See this PDF from the Lok Sabha site (page 7 of 10, item 21) for more

Sl.No.: 21

Title of the Bill and Member-in-charge: The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2012.
(Shri Kapil Sibal)

Date of introduction and House in which introduced: 30.8.2010

Date on which passed by Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha: 24.3.2011, @11.5.2012, 30.4.2012

Date of Assent: 20.6.2012

Act No. and the date of publication in Gazette: 34 of 2012, 21.6.2012

Remarks: @Amendments made by Rajya Sabha on 30.4.2012 considered and agreed to by Lok Sabha on 11.5.2012


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 raghu said:

There is a need to upgrade wikipedia entry on IIT and ITBHU, some people have posted our name and pic as the last IIT, showing that as if we are at the last place, while rankings show us among top 6.

June 21, 2012 5:38 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

On the same note, we should not use anywhere last few years of ranking which puts us 7-9. In Outlook and India today 2012 ranking, we are 6th and 7th. We should stick to only using 2012 ranking everywhere to reflect latest ranking.

On our official institute page. We should only list 2012 outlook with note that BHU is in top 6. No need to put any other/older rankings.

If possible, we should find out all questions asked to our institute during the ranking process and try to see where we can improve very quickly to lift the ranking. These rankings are not very accurate but majority of people look at these rankings.

My two cents ...

June 21, 2012 9:39 AM
 Anonymous said:

It is done as per a post by Pulkit Goel in facebook group "A Guide for IIT (BHU) Varanasi Aspirants"

June 21, 2012 10:48 AM
 Gupta said:

when Logo of BHU will be amended to reflect its IIT status. All Students and alumni to work hard to Transform Traditional IT-BHU into most modern IIT-BHU. Alumini & students must discuss the changes and updation which are required very fast.

need to call more n more finance/consultancy/ MNC firms. more non core job on the lines of IITB.

more flexibility in electives. Major/minor Discipline concept.
More Faculty aim 100% PhD faculty.
stress on Research.

Most modern Student Hostels & Guest Houses target, single room for all students.

June 22, 2012 11:06 PM
 PR said:

Dear Gupta,

Your comments above doesn't spell good for a tech perspective. We should not just blindly copy what IIT-B or other IITs are doing. Ideally speaking there should not be any finance / mgmt consulting firms allowed at all in the campus. Rather campus should invite engg consultancy / engg design firms in all core areas.

My employers have been a recruiter at IT-BHU since last 4-5 years, and recruited trainees engineers, who have been placed in business roles / commercial roles from day one. I strongly feel that all this mgmt / consulting / business development are all very general stuff, which only makes use of common sense and strong logic, however they don't make you specialist in long term but a generalist. Whereas pursuing your career in technology, makes you specialist, which will always help in long run (as anyway most people go for MBA after 4-6 years of work experience in tech areas).

I would rather suggest that we should pick something good from IIT-B, we should see the enthu the junta have there for applying for higher studies abroad in best of the universities.

So i would be more than happy to see atleast 250 students every year go for MS / PhDs rather 25 cracking CAT.

most of the successful people in the history of any IIT are people who started their careers in technology and eventually turned into mgmt / business after decades.

so guys try to become the IIT, where max grads will get the schols for higher studies.


June 23, 2012 8:12 AM
 hp said:

but when will the change in name and logo will be seen

June 25, 2012 12:08 AM
 Anonymous said:

I have few question to ask...
1.What will be the next step in conversion?
2.In the bill it is mentioned that iit-kanpur senate rules will be followed in the it-bhu till our own senate is made.What kind of role will iit-kanpur play in our up-gradation.
3.What about the funding mentioned in the bill,when we will receive it .Who will decide what works has to be done by it first.
4.In other iits students play important role in decision making,In what time administrative formalities will be completed so students can have active role in decision making.

June 25, 2012 6:34 AM
 gupta said:

from where can we get authentic Placement data.

June 26, 2012 8:37 AM
 Anonymous said:

can anyone tell that why it is taking so much time in publishing the Act? NIT Bill was also discussed together and same has been published quite before.

June 27, 2012 2:07 AM
 babu swadesh said:

bill assented on June 20th and notified in Gazette on June 21st. Can check Lok Sabha site Business- Bulletin 2 dated 26th June.

June 27, 2012 2:55 AM
 Alok said:

here is a news from HT, its from epaper so could not find the right URL.

VARANASI: President Pratibha Patel has put her signatures on the bill paving way for the conversion of Institute of Technology (IT), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), into an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). VARANASI: President Pratibha Patel has put her signatures on the bill paving way for the conversion of Institute of Technology (IT), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), into an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
The union human resource development (HRD) ministry has received the gazette and in the next two-three days the BHU is expected to receive communication in this regard.
According to sources, the President had signed the bill on June 21 and had forwarded it to the HRD ministry. If the BHU receives communication in this regard in the next two to three days, then Prof JN Sinha, existing director of the IT-BHU, would become the director of the IIT-BHU.
Sinha’s tenure as director of the IT-BHU would end on June 30. But if the BHU receives the notification of conversion of IT-BHU into IIT before June 30, then Prof Sinha would continue as working director of the IIT.
According to rules and regulations of the IIT, the existing director of the institution, which is being upgrade into IIT, continues to be the director of the new IIT. He is replaced only after the IITboard appoints a new director.
The IIT-BHU bill was passed in the Lok Sabha in March 2011 and in the Rajya Sabha in April this year. The President would have signed the bill much earlier but the union law ministry had detected several anomalies in the bill. The original bill was sent to Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar for making necessary corrections in it. On June 3, the Lok Sabha speaker had made the necessary corrections in the bill and had sent it back to the union HRD ministry. The conversion of ITBHU into an IIT was a contentious issue. Some former students and teachers of the BHU were against this conversion stating that the IITBHU’s control would rest with the IIT board and not the BHU. However, the BHU vice chancellor assured that the IITBHU’s control would remain with the BHU. Karan Singh, chancellor of the BHU, has also assured that the control of the central university would remain with the vice chancellor.

June 27, 2012 10:53 AM
IITBHU Global Editor @ 11:41 PM

Outlook magazine has ranked IIT BHU 6th in its top 10 ranking of engineering colleges in India. More deails at http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?281299

India Today has ranked IIT BHU 7th in its top 10 ranking. More coverage at http://indiatoday.intoday.in/bestcolleges/2012/ranks.jsp?ST=Engineering&LMT=6&Y=2012

We hope that once the IIT conversion is officially complete, the increased funding will further improve the ranking of IIT BHU.

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 raghu said:

There is a need to upgrade wikipedia entry on IIT and ITBHU, some people have posted our name and pic as the last IIT, showing that as if we are at the last place, while rankings show us among top 6.

June 21, 2012 5:39 AM
 raghu said:

I am talking about this page


This page needs change and need to show reeality.

June 22, 2012 2:35 AM
 Animesh Pathak CSE03 said:

Hi Raghu: Thanks for noticing. Please feel free to edit that page on wikipedia as you see fit; there are no restrictions on who can edit it.

CSE03 (and your batch?)

June 22, 2012 3:02 AM
 Raghu said:

Hi Animesh Bhaiya, actually I did it,but there is one person(kind of owner of the page) who reverts all my edits.

I have following points for consideration of all

1. Since IIT-BHU was estab in 1919, much before the other newer IITs, its pic and name must be shown above in the order

2. By seeing the current ordering of IITs in the page, one may infer that IIT-BHU is some 2nd class or lower ranked IIT--So I suggest a link to the Outlook and India today ranking.
But despite my repeated requests , this person is now allowing this to happen. so we need to make concerted effort to make this happen.

June 22, 2012 6:17 AM
 Raghu said:

Thank You Animesh Bhaiya for the required edits, but we have to maintain this, because some people (esply Muhandes) is very quick in maintaining that old system (may be they are not able to digest our rising status).

I request everyone to keep an eye over the above mentioned wikipedia page, its' required for our brand building.


June 22, 2012 8:34 AM
 Abhijeet said:

I know this person (through communication at wikipedia site). At some point of time, I had to fight with him so that he includes IIT-Varanasi at the same page as new IITs. At that time, bill was passed by Lok Sabha.
The way to reason with him is to provide evidence (articles and links). He should understand.

June 22, 2012 9:59 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

Raghu - I edited it. Pages are not owned by anyone. Just make sure to not put wrong information otherwise feel free to edit it. You can copy the current version by clicking the edit page and then keep it in safe place. If you need to put it again then it will be quicker.

- Rohit

June 22, 2012 2:16 PM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

I put it under my watch list but I will suggest not to worry too much about a source like Wiki which can be modified by anyone. Anyway, we will keep an eye. I think if 5-6 current students take responsibly for all content related to IIT-BHU then it will be great. Content can be updated in timely fashion.

- Rohit

June 22, 2012 3:28 PM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

Guys - We should try not to use the tags new IIT and IIT-BHU together. Lets try to keep Established IIT(including BHU) then have new IIT. NEW IIT gives a wrong impression. BHU got name change but it is not a new institute. I am not talking about only wiki pages. Use established IIT category everywhere else as well. That's the reason I put established IIT category in wiki page. Wiki is just one place and anyone can modify it but from BHU side never put BHU as new IIT to avoid giving wrong impression. If all of us use it then it will become common term for others as well.

In 5 years time frame, we should try to be in top 3-5 IIT so branding is important.

- Rohit

June 23, 2012 6:38 AM
 Raghu said:

Totally agree with Rohit bhaiya, This should be our aim. I too had to fight with muhandes for not keeping IIT-BHU under new IIT category, it's there in the talk page.

June 23, 2012 8:02 PM
 raghu said:

Our aim should be to be in the league of Kanpur, Delhi, Bombay,Chennai and IIT-BHU. We should try to surpass Kharagpur, Roorkee, Guwahati(locational disadvantages. First We must make a pitch for it, and then others would follow the same

June 23, 2012 8:06 PM
 raghu said:

muhandes attacks again,he reverses all the edits done by us

June 24, 2012 2:43 AM
 Anonymous said:

Raghu - You can modify as you wish. I think Wiki has talk page for each page. Participate there with your friends and put arguments directly there and listen to any counter arguments. Don't talk to one person separately.

Competition among IIT is healthy and it's good to see BHU having aim to be in top 4-5. Competition will help all IITs.

- Old 5 IIT Alumni(Sitting with one of my friends from BHU)

June 24, 2012 4:20 PM
 Mohammad Adnan EEE 2012 said:

Technically, we are the country's 16th IIT as per order of establishment. Even in the Institutes of Technology Act, 2012, we are the last IIT. The order of IITs is in their order of establishment (as an IIT) on Wikipedia. If the order of establishment of the institute should be followed, then IIT Roorkee gets the top spot and we all know that we are better than them. My point is: The order of the IIT shouldn't be a cause of concern or a topic worth arguing on. We need to divert our energies in such a way that we break the top 5 in terms of reputation rather than repeatedly editing Wikipedia. To further strength my point, I may add that IIT Guwahati was the sixth IIT of the country, show me one survey where IITG ranks sixth. :-)

June 25, 2012 12:05 AM
 Raghu said:

On the same technical ground, ITBHU was 2nd in the order of establishment. When there are 2 Criterias 1. order of estab as an IIT 2. as an Insti

I think the 2nd one is more logical (as it shows the historical background and legacy), how could you guyz think that only 1st one is valid. 1st one reprsent only the opinion of Muhandes and Adnan (et tu brute). there is no formal consensus here, so 2nd one is as much valid as 1st one

June 25, 2012 3:17 AM
 Raghu said:

We will not be able to improve our rank , if we don't attract better ranked students (it's a fact). This is only possible when we make a brand image equivalent to Other top league IITs, and wikipedia is one of the most visible (again fact) part of our brand. so it's not unimportant as portrayed by Adnan.

Civil 07

June 25, 2012 3:22 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

Vijay( old 5 IIT alumni) - Thanks for leaving your comments here.

Raghu & Adnan - I checked the page. New version seems better to me. I don't like anyone calling BHU a newt IIT and earlier version was making it seems so. That's the reason I edited to put two category with established and new. I saw that some one else was making a strong argument against amended term. (likely to be Vijay).

I think you can make a case for BHU and Roorkee coming first by putting arguments. As far as attracting high ranking student is concerned, we already made a huge improvements this year. We have nice jump in most departments. CS jumped most but we saw high ranking( compared to last year) students opting for Electrical and Mech. opening ranks jumped more than 1000 for both. Electronics and CS had opening rank jump of around 500. Closing rank of CS jumped 700. Civil also had big improvement. Over all, we made very good progress even though some branches were less than my expectations. We will try to fix it next year by being more organized in presenting information.

I think most students go by last year's closing rank. That has been the case always. We did well by having facebook group/alumni page and I think it did help. Next year will be the first year when we will be listed as IIT in counselling choice and we should try to present all facts to as many students as possible. We are working to create good profile which we can use to educate incoming students next year.

I guess next year we will close either very close to Guwahati or we will be slightly ahead in few branches. In one year, all branches are not going to make 1500 jump due to most people looking at last year closing ranks to fill their choices. It makes it more important to have organized effort from our side to share facts about BHU. Enough students do some research and that will make sure that positive trend towards BHU will continue for many years as far as opening/closing ranks are concerned.

June 25, 2012 8:19 AM
 Gupta said:

All round efforts specially from student & alumni are required to put IIT-BHU at par with 5 IITs. In my opinion every one should come forward with his idea to make IIT- BHU as 6th best IIT in first Phase of 3 years and among best 4 in next phase.

First of all Placement cell must be strengthen to invite world class companies. the placement data attract the Quality of student. Most of the Rank givers rank IIT Kanpur or IIT Kharagpur as best IIT but cut off since 2005 shows that there is no match to IITB. 86 in first 100 opts IITB this year ?? This speaks for it self. once IITB attracts quality of Student , it will forge ahead automatically.

secondly: Strengthening the academics. More flexibility in curriculum, Options of double major, liberal branch change rules etc.

More PhD Faculity etc

June 25, 2012 11:04 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

Raghu, Adnan and others,

I left the suggestion for putting all IITs in alphabetical order in Talk page of Indian Institute of Technology. That way all old and new campuses will be mixed and it won't give any impression of one being better than other only due to the order they are listed. Any one has any comments in support or against this idea can leave some comments in talk page to build consensus. Just put your arguments nicely.

June 25, 2012 2:36 PM
 Raghu said:

@Rohit Bhaiya
Actually I had put that arugments against old/new distinction and then against amended IIT also. Because I had a problem with that colour coding in which IIT-BHU was clubbed with new IITs like Mandi and all. Now when we showed Muhandes that IIM page, where no such differntial colour coding is done, he has removed that. So it's an positive gain, we could achieve after negotiations.

I still want that year of establishement (actual) must be the basis of sorting. year of estab as an IIT may be written alongside with it.

June 25, 2012 7:39 PM
 gupta said:

As I have been given to understand that Hostel Facilities need improvement at IIT-BHU. It is also learnt that IIT-Guwahati has the best hostels. My point of view is that though students are coming for study not luxury yet Hostels must have some basic facilities.

1] Every student must get single/double/tripple seated room as per his/her choice. they also be allowed to choose theirs room partners.

2] Looking to heat waves in summer, students should be provided " Coolers"

3] Clean toilets/Bathrooms. BITS-GOa & IIIT hyderabd has some really good hostels.

4] besides usual common room, there must be common study room in each hostel.

June 25, 2012 8:48 PM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

Raghu - I just edited Listing, Picture and template which comes at the bottom when you go to IIT page or individual IIT page. Based on talk page discussions, we agreed to not have Amended IIT term. Also alphabetical order is agreed by everyone after we suggested it yesterday. Listing Alphabetical order puts BHU on top anyway so you should not have any issue with listing not being done by establishment date. I think alphabetical order is widely used and it will ensure no bias for any campus due to acting as IIT date or establishment date. One change at a time otherwise it is difficult to argue for 10s of things at one time :)

Keep an eye on it with help of current students. I don't really spend time on Wiki but did not like the term Amended etc for BHU so argued to get rid of it and use alphabetical listing as logical choice. Best way is get help of alumni and students to raise any issue with all arguments. Wiki can be edited by anyone so can not do much about locking a version but keep an eye. Down the line, I might discuss with all current students about how to use psychology in your favor while achieving results. It is a dry topic but one of most important factor which we don't pay much attention. Anyway, that's for later.

June 26, 2012 10:21 AM
 Rohit Ranjan CSE 2000 said:

I think copying the best idea is quickest way to improve. Some time people want to be original but to get quickest improvement, it's best to look at best ideas from each IITs or any other institute. BITS has good industry interface via PS2 program.

As far as Bombay is concerned, it's a combination of having very good director and location. Director at Bombay was able to attract very good faculty during the last few years. Minor can be taken by most students in any branch.

As far as opening/closing ranks are concerned, all long term improvements at BHU will help but quickest result will come from organized effort during the counseling. We should keep presenting facts about BHU. We should also manage brand IIT(BHU) in best possible manner.

June 26, 2012 4:42 PM
 Raghu said:

@ Rohit bhaiya
Yes, alphabetical ordering is the most logical one and I am happy with the end result. It would be very much helpful , if we can use psychological factors in our advantage.

June 26, 2012 9:13 PM
 Vikas Taneja said:

Hello All: it would be very good to have a list of distinguished alumni on the IITBHU website as well as an overhaul of the website to accommodate some highlights of our alumni. IIT BHU's strength is our distinguished alumni. Please check IIT KGP's similar list and follow such a format----IIT BHU is ahead of KGP in the alumni achievement section. The newcomers need to feel that they are choosing an IIT that has bred industry and academic leaders over the last 60+ years. That is a huge factor for any and every recognized academic institution when enticing new entrants be it MIT, Oxford, Princeton, St.Stephens or IITs. In addition, the alumni association needs to actively reach out to the Distinguished alumni and invite them over to IIT BHU to deliver talks and meet with students and faculty.
Vikas Taneja
Batch of 1998

June 26, 2012 11:17 PM
 SC said:

Second that. The current alumni list is awfully short. Does not look much like a school with industry leaders in the alumni. Current students need to contact and collect information for every batch, and assemble all the information into digestible form.


June 27, 2012 4:04 PM
 Laxman said:

Congrats to all for the conversion of our institute from IT-BHU to IIT(BHU), Varanasi. I convey my sincere thanks & gratitude to all those behind this conversion.
As, the Institute has already been declared an IIT through official Gazette notification, now we should put in all our efforts to make it comparable or better than the old 5 IITs.
The first step should be in changing the face of our institute website. It still spells itbhu.ac.in instead of iitbhu.ac.in, and the linked pages & other resources need to be changed at the earliest to reflect the present status with history. It should also be highlighted through various media.
Secondly & most importantly, the course curriculum needs to be overhauled in line with top IITs & other world-renowned institutes. Collaboration with such Institutes & Research laboratories, and industry interface need to be strengthened/revamped as strategic initiative.

July 4, 2012 7:57 AM

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June 6, 2012
IITBHU Global Editor @ 12:53 AM

Cross-posted from this Chronicle article.

Hi all:

The Tri-state alumni meet is planned on Saturday, June 9 in New Jersey. All alumni living in NJ and surrounding area are requested to attend with their families. The details are as follows:
Date: Saturday June 9 Dinner, from 5.30 PM to 9.00 PM
Place: Akbar Restaurant
21 Cortland St
Edison, NJ 08840
Phone: 732-632-8822
(Restaurant is located on Route 1 South, behind Office Depot and near I-287 exit 1B.)
Driving directions: http://www.akbarrestaurant.com/Interactive-Direction-Akbar-Restaurant-NJ
Price: $35 per person, payable at the table. Children aged 4-10 yrs will be charged at half rate. Children below 4 will not be charged. 
Please let us know if you are coming. Please contact Sonam Agrawal or Manu Goyal for further details.
Yogesh Upadhyaya (Chemical 1977) yogesh@optonline.net
Manu Goyal (Mechanical 1993) goyalmanu@gmail.com
Sonam Agrawal (Mechanical 2007) sonam.agrawal@gmail.com


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June 5, 2012
IITBHU Global Editor @ 12:57 AM


[Cross-posted from this Chronicle article]
   The first announcement for PanIIT Global Conference 2012 was made on Alumni Portal of IIT-Kharagpur website. The conference will be held during 7-9 December, 2012. It was published in Chronicle July issue:
All IT-BHU (soon to be IIT-BHU) alumni are invited by the Pan-IIT organization to attend the meet.
IIT Kharagpur website: http://www.iitkgp.ac.in/
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