As informed in the past issues, the IT (Amendment) 2010 Bill (IIT Bill) has been passed by Lok Sabha on March 24. Now we have to wait till it is passed in Rajya Sabha for attaining IIT status for our institute.
The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) 2011 Bill is meant for converting IT-BHU to IIT-BHU and giving official status of IITs to the 8 new IITs. The current session of Parliament and Rajya Sabha will be held till September 8.
We have to wait a little more to see the Bill to be passed by the Rajya Sabha. Although it was listed in agenda for Rajya Sabha last week, it could not be taken up for further action as the parliament was busy with another important national discussion about Jan Lokpal Bill. Due to it, IIT Bill and other Bills have been somewhat delayed for action in Rajya Sabha and Parliament. We hope that IIT Bill will be taken up for discussion and passage at the earliest.
IT-BHU Global Alumni Mega Meet, Hilton Lisle/Naperville, IL, USA, Sep. 17, 2011
NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS, August 23, 2011 - The IT-BHU Global Alumni Association is pleased to announce its first Global Alumni Mega Meet in the greater Chicago area on Saturday, September 17, 2011.
The full-day Meet is planned at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville, Illinois, USA. The Meet will include keynote address by noted alumni and panel discussion on various topics. Director of the IT-BHU, Prof. Keshav Prasad Singh will be the Chief Guest at the Mega Meet.
The program will contain a fun filled walk down the memory lane with cocktails and dinner. Participation of alumni from all over the United States, India, and other countries is expected.
Visit the Mega Meet website at: http://chicago2011.itbhuglobal.org.
Online registration is now open at: http://chicago2011.itbhuglobal.org/register
Confirmed registrations at: http://chicago2011.itbhuglobal.org/confirmed/
(100+ alumni are expected to attend)
For the Mega Meet flyer, click on: http://www.itbhuglobal.org/chicago2011-invite.pdf
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Highlight of this issue
-Special on “India Against Corruption
-Analysis of 2011-12 IIT-JEE admission statistics.
Interview with Mr. Gyanesh Pandey (Electrical 1999)-pioneering rice husk based power plants in rural India
New BHU V-C to take charge today
TNN Aug 22, 2011, 12.03pm IST
(Prof. Lalji Singh, new VC of BHU)
VARANASI: Lalji Singh will take over as the 25th vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on Monday (August 22).
According to varsity spokesperson, the handing over of charge will take place at 4 pm at Kochin House in V-C lodge at the university.
As per the protocol of BHU, he will be received by some selected senior officers of BHU including the rector and chief proctor at Babatpur Airport.
Then he will garland the statue of Pt Madan Mohan Malaviya, founder of BHU, and offer prayers at Vishwanath Temple on the varsity campus before assuming the charge at the V-C lodge.
Lalji Singh is an internationally renowned scientist of molecular biology and is also known as the father of DNA finger printing in India.
His work on human races, origins and genetic bases is internationally known. His publications provide a strong evidence that the Aryan and Dravidian races in India have the same genetic basis.
His other important works are in the field of conservation of wildlife, species identification for forensic applications, DNA-based molecular diagnostics, genetic affinities of Andaman islanders, Genome Foundation and its activities.
He has published over 220 research papers in internationally reputed journals. He has been conferred over 65 international and national awards. Some of the notable awards are Padmashri (2004), CSIR Bhatnagar Fellowship (2009), Meritorious Invention Award (2011) and BP Pal Memorial Award (2010).
Earlier, the outgoing v-c of BHU, D P Singh, was accorded a warm farewell at a grand function organised at Swatantrata Bhawan on Saturday.
A number of senior varsity officials including rector B D Singh and registrar K P Upadhyaya presented him the mementos on the occasion.
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