Shri Sushil Kumar has joined IIT Mandi as Registrar on 17th July, 2017. Prior to Joining IIT Mandi he was holding the post of Joint Registrar in Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi.
27 top-level Class 11 students from the Bilaspur, Chamba, Kinnaur, Kullu, Mandi, and Una districts of Himachal Pradesh, and 4 students from the Samba district of Jammu & Kashmir, were recently selected on the basis of their Class 10 Board results for a 2-week Science & Technology program (STEP) at the IIT Mandi Campus in Kamand in Mandi district.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA one of world’s top ranking technological institutions is joining hand with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi and IIT Delhi to conduct a 10-day social innovation boot camp at IIT Mandi. About 50 students of several IITs and engineering colleges across India, along with students from Australia, ASB Malaysia and MIT USA are participating.
The Royal Society of Chemistry India and Salters Institute, UK are conducting a three-day residential Chemistry Camp programme for 9th standard students at the Indian Institute of Technology from 4th-6th July 2017. The aim of the Salters Chemistry Camps is to promote appreciation for chemistry by providing school students from diverse backgrounds, an opportunity to explore practical chemistry and inspire them to pursue chemistry at university and further.
A short term course on “Modeling and Simulation using Finite Element Method for Engineering Applications (MSFEMEA-2017)” was organized by School of Engineering IIT Mandi during 19-23 June 2017. Finite Element Method (FEM) is a numerical and computer-based technique for solving a variety of practical engineering problems that arise in different fields namely structural analysis, fluid flow, heat transfer, vibrations, bio-mechanics, electrical and magnetic fields, etc.
In 2016, of the female candidates who qualified in JEE(Advanced) and whose rank was high enough to get a seat in the IITs, only 38% actually accepted an IIT seat. This was because female students had opted for limited choices during counselling. Their parents, worried for their safety, were reluctant to allow them to opt for IITs far from home. As a result, the gender ratio in the admitted batch across the IITs was a woeful 8%. Recently, the IITs decided on a slew of measures to raise the gender ratio to 20% by 2020.