IIT Mandi in News

IIT Mandi scientists find rubber recycling process using bacteria, Telangana Today , July 17th, 2018

Natural rubber is widely used in many applications in household and industry. But disposal of rubber waste has become a serious problem as it causes pollution of rivers and other water bodies besides being a health hazard.

IIT-Mandi helps local students to groom sports talent in Queen of Hills, United News of India, July 17th, 2018

In an initiative to encourage sports talent, the sports department of Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, has stepped up to help local students to groom their talent in sports.

Blockbuster Placement Year at Young IITs, The Economic Times, July 17th, 2018

Indian Institutes of Technology in Gandhinagar, Mandi, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar and Ropar — all about a decade old — are enjoying their best placement season ever, having placed 90-99% of the batches already this year.

IIT Mandi Helps Rural Women To Become Entrepreneurs, NDTV, July 11th, 2018

Started as an initiative of IIT Mandi Women's Center, the incubator, called 'Enabling Women of Kamand' (EWOK), helps rural women set up their services or small enterprises.

IIT Mandi Records 86% Placement; Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Siemens Among Top Recruiters, NDTV, July 9th, 2018

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi has recorded another strong season of placements with 86 per cent of the eligible students getting placed. Several of the remaining students have opted for higher studies, starting their own ventures, or preparing for competitive exams.

IIT Mandi Placements 2018: Top details to know, Financial Express, July 9th, 2018

The Indian Institute of Technology-Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, has recorded 86 per cent placement for the 2017-18 academic year. According to the press release issued by the premier institute, out of the total 99 undergraduates students eligible for the placements, 85 students got placed. Among those placed, 100 per cent of the computer science and engineering students were placed in core computer science and engineering companies, 87 per cent of mechanical engineering students were placed in core mechanical engineering companies, and 42 per cent of electrical engineering students were placed in core electrical engineering companies.

Proud moment! Students of this IIT will get will get whopping $2,400 as stipend from Google, Financial Express, July 5th, 2018

Students from Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi (IIT Mandi) have been selected for the Google Summer of Code (GSOC) Initiative, a global program focused on encouraging student developers in open sources software development. .

A new frontier of technology, The Tribune, June 27th, 2018

The Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, is giving new dimensions to the career of several students. It offers many courses on its campus at Kamand in Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh..

IIT Mandi Gears Up To Welcome 2018 Batch, Hill Post, June 25th, 2018

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, one of the youngest IITs in the country, is all set to welcome the next batch of students. The Seat Allocation (Round 1) during the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) counseling for admissions to the 23 IITs in the country is scheduled to commence on Wednesday (June 27, 2018)..

Mandi gears up to tackle rain fury, The Tribune, June 11th, 2018

Installing sensors to know about landslides at Himachal by IIT Mandi.

Director IIT calls on Jai Ram Thakur, 5 Dariya News, June 5th, 2018

Director IIT Mandi Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves called on Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur here today.Chief Minister while appreciating the several research projects to find solutions to the problems of Himalayan region laid stress on use of advanced technology affordable and ecologically sensitive.

IITs creating extra seats for women to lift gender ratio, The Economic Times, January 18th, 2018

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will create at least 550 extra seats exclusively for women in the batch starting July 2018 as the nation’s premier engineering colleges seek to strike a better gender balance .

IITian para shuttler Nitesh makes a mark on court, Times of India, January 16th, 2018

At the recently-concluded inter-IIT sports meet in IIT Madras, one particular participant caught the attention of many. Nitesh Kumar - one of the upcoming para shuttlers in the country - was competing against abled-bodied athletes in the meet. The final-year Electrical Engineering student at IIT Mandi.

169 students awarded degrees at IIT Mandi, The Tribune, October 9th, 2017

IIT Mandi organized its 5th convocation at Kamand yesterday and awarded the degrees to 169 students.

The Number of Girls Admitted to IIT Mandi Has Gone High, The Tribune, August 2nd, 2017

The number of girls admitted to B.Tech courses at IIT Mandi has gone up this year from 4 percent last year to 15 percent this year. Out of total 150 seats, there are 22 girls enrolled in the new batch of B.Tech courses.

Revolutionising the rustic valley, The Hindu, July 10th, 2017

Students are praised for their ingenuity and skill at transforming theoretical technical knowledge into a prototype. However, at IIT Mandi, there is a twist in the proverbial tale — the focus is on technical excellence coupled with the aim of ensuring that proposed ideas are derived from the needs of society, especially those around the picturesque Himalayan town.

Avant garde all the way,The Hindu, June 26th, 2017

IIT Mandi’s unique engineering curriculum is geared towards bringing positive social change through technological intervention. When one visualises Mandi, in Himachal Pradesh, tall mountains, meandering lanes amidst pristine, unsullied greenery, idyllic village life, are the first picturesque images one is most likely to conjure up. But Mandi is all this and more. It is fast emerging as a hotbed of research, scientific inquiry and learning; one that is well on its way to revolutionising the rustic village mileau, for, nestled in the mountains of Mandi is the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Spread over 540 acres along river Uhi in Kamand, it is one of the eight new IITs established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, under The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2011.

IITs propose to earmark seats for girl students,The Tribune, June 27th, 2017

Wary of lesser number of girls enrolment in B.Tech courses, IITs have decided to encourage girl students, said IIT Mandi Director Dr Timothy A. Gonsalves, who heads a sub-committee formed to find solution to the issue.

IIT students on Clean Himalayas Mission,The Tribune, June 19th, 2017

As many as 21 students and a teacher from the IIT-Mandi have started a “Clean up Himalayas” campaign from the 12,500 ft-high Beas Kund in collaboration with the Discover Himalaya, an eco-tourism promotion agency.

IIT Mandi students clean up Himalayas, The Times of India, June 19th, 2017

Students of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mandi, have initiated 'Clean Up Himalayas' campaign to clean major trek sites of Himachal Pradesh and take Swachh Bharat campaign to the mountains as well.

IITs try to woo girls to bridge gender divide,The Times of India, June 18th, 2017

Congratulations on your earning a rank in the prestigious JEE(Advanced) 2017. You may be wondering what it is like being a girl student in an IIT....,' reads a letter that IITs has sent to the 7,137 girls who qualified in JEE (Advanced) 2017.

Women Students at Centre of IITs’ Balancing Act,The Economic Times, June 17th, 2017

At least five Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are considering a fee waiver for women students to improve the gender diversity ratio at the country’s premier engineering schools.

IITs launch portal to help women aspirants through admission process,The Indian Express, June 17th, 2017

Aspirants who have cleared the Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced) can now log on to a special web portal launched to help women get through the IIT admission process. The web portal, launched earlier this week, is aimed at improving the gender ratio at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

Why Is It That Even the Few Women Who Get into the IITs, Don’t Want To Join? The Ladies Finger(online), June 16th, 2017

In 2016, the number of women who qualified to study at IITs was 2,200 (out of 10,500 seats). Of the women who qualified, only a much lower number of women decided to join — just 830 women (about one-third) took up the seats. Now, in an attempt to get more women who qualify to actually join colleges, Economic Times has reported that at least five IITs are considering providing fee waivers for women students.