IIT-B girl gets top offer from Uber, to work in US


  1. One of the top ten scorers in JEE (Advanced) in 2013, Aditi Laddha has landed the most sought after job with Uber international.
  2. Laddha is the only girl from the institute to land a US job, probably among the other IITs too.

MUMBAI: Aditi Laddha from Ratlam in MP became a household name back in 2013, when she cleared her JEE (Advanced) with an all-India rank (AIR) of six. Along with another girl, she broke into the male-dominated top 10 ranks of the most competitive entrance exam for undergraduate admissions in the country for the first time. Three years later, Laddha, who choose to study at IIT-Bombay, has landed the top offer during the campus placements.


VIBRANT student: Aditi laddha (ALL INDIA GIRLS TOPPER JEE-2013)

Course: MEGA

Roll NO: 44268

Studying: IIT-BOMBAY
Laddha was offered the job by Uber International which made the highest offer to students across some of the IITs during this year’s placements that commenced on December 1. She is the only girl from the institute to land a US job, probably among the other IITs too.

In the current final-year batch of BTech in the computer science and engineering department of 90-odd students in computer science and engineering (CSE), only about four or five are girls. Most of the girls have been doing well in studies, said a professor.

Laddha has been a role model for the girls who joined IIT-B after her too, he added. Laddha and Pranjal Khare, who secured an AIR of 10 in 2013 in JEE-Advanced, were picked by Uber.

Among other girls from the class who got good placements this year were Palak Jain (AIR 3 in JEE-Main 2013) and Charmi Dedhia (Mumbai topper, JEE-Advanced 2013). Both were hired by Google for their India office, but the former got placed through the pre-placement route.

logo.jpg In 2014, Deepali Adlakha and Aastha Agrawal were among the five students who were hired by social networking site Facebook that offered the top package then.

With most software giants queuing up to hire students from the CSE department, about 52 had a job by the end of day I, taking into account their pre-placement offers too. Among these, only about seven got placed in US firms.

Only a fraction of students from the class manage to get the crore-plus offers every year. Students also argue that the actual package is only little more than the best domestic offer as the cost of living is higher in the US. With restricted work visas, fewer US firms are visiting IITs for the last two years.

Interestingly, P Sai Sandeep Reddy, who had topped the country in 2013, has opted out of the placement process and intends to pursue research in computer science, said one of his classmates. Some of the other toppers got pre-placement offers from Samsung Korea.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/IIT-B-girl-gets-top-offer-from-Uber-to-work-in-US/articleshow/55799360.cms



JEE-MAIN 2017 online application process have been started kindly follows the steps below for more details


Candidate can apply for JEE(Main) – 2017 ‘ON-LINE’ only through official website of JEE(Main) (www.jeemain.nic.in).

Please ensure that you are filling genuine Application Form available online at JEE (Main) website (www.jeemain.nic.in).

Please ensure your eligibility as per the criteria laid down for JEE (Main), JEE (Advanced) and participating State Institutions (as applicable).

Fill the Online Application Form, choose your Password and note down system generated Application Number.

The candidate should supply all the details while filling the Online Application Form and also required to choose PASSWORD and Security Question and enter his/her Answer. After successful submission of the data, Application number will be generated and it will be used to complete the remaining Steps of the Application Form and also required for all future correspondence. For subsequent logins, candidate will be able to login directly with his/her respective system generated Application Number and chosen Password.

Upload Scanned Images of Photograph and Signature :

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Pay Examination Fee by debit/credit card or e-Challan of Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC Bank  :

  • Payment by Debit/Credit Card: The candidate has to select Debit/Credit Card option to pay the application fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment of fee. After successful payment, candidate will be able to print the acknowledgment Page. In case the acknowledgment page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled and amount will be refunded to the candidate account with in a week and however the candidate has to make another transaction till the Acknowledgment Page is not generated

Payment by Bank e-challan: The candidate has to select bank (Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC) to deposit the application fee through e-Challan mode. As soon as he/she selects, an e-Challan will be generated containing specific details of the candidate along with amount to be paid. The candidate has to take a printout of the same and take it to the nearest branch of the selected bank for making payment. After the confirmation of fee

Important Instruction about PASSWORD

  • During online form filling, candidate will be required to choose PASSWORD and Security Question and its Answer. Candidate is advised to record/remember their password for all future logins.
  • The Password must be as per the following Password policy.
    • Password must be 8 to 13 character long.
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  • For subsequent logins, candidate will be able to login directly with their respective system generated Application Number and the chosen Password.
  • Candidate is advised not to disclose or share their password with anybody. Neither CBSE nor NIC will be responsible for violation or misuse of the password of a candidate.
  • Candidate can change his/her passwords after login, if desired.
  • Candidate should remember to log out at the end of their session so that the particulars of the candidate cannot be tampered or modified by unauthorized persons.
  • How to reset your Password : The following options are available to reset Password
    • Using Security Question & its Answer you chosen during Form filling .
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Using a reset link sent via Email to your Registered Email address.

All correspondence related to JEE (Main) – 2017 should be addressed to the Executive Director, JEE (Main), Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE), Plot No. 149, Block – H,Sector – 63, Noida – 201309, Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.).

PSUs given prime slots at IITs this placement season

NEW DELHI: State-run companies will be among the first at the Indian Institutes of Technology this placement season, which may help them pick the cream of talent at the nation’s top engineering colleges.


In the past, salary packages were the prime parameter for slot allotment for campus recruitment, which meant public sector units were pushed towards the end of the season as the pay they offer wasn’t among the best.

IITs have made a decision this time to let PSUs have access to their top talent by allotting them early slots. Though the entry-level salaries in PSUs for such recruits typically range from Rs 9 lakh to Rs 15 lakh a year — much less than what multinationals and new-age companies offer — many students are also now eager to work in these staterun core engineering firms, said an IIT-Bombay student

Oil & Natural Gas Corp has a Day 1 slot at IIT-Roorkee this time while at other IITs, including Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Varanasi (BHU) and Kharagpur, most PSUs are coming in the first two weeks of the placement season that starts in December. Previously, they were the backbenchers, landing on campuses only in January or February, by when most of the students with high grades would be gone.
“All IITs have taken a stand on PSUs, that they should get the top engineering talent. PSUs are also a favourite among students as they look forward to work in core companies,” said Anil Kumar Agarwal, professor in charge of placement at IIT-BHU.

The idea is to send the cream from IITs to serve the nation,” explained a faculty in charge of placement at one of the oldest IITs in the country, who did not wish to reveal his name.

Previously, only one or two PSUs would make a visit to an IIT. But this year, they are not only visiting early, but are also coming in large numbers.
This may also be a respite for students at a time when startups and ecommerce majors are mostly missing from the placements scene. Last year, these new-age companies were among the major recruiters at the IITs, and some of them had to face flak for delaying the joining of students they recruited. Most IITs are anticipating a twoto three-fold jump in the number of PSUs visiting this time.

IIT-Bombay is expecting seven PSUs to visit the campus this season, compared with just three last year. The new companies coming this year include Coal India, Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum, ONGC and Bharat Electronics. “We are expecting at least 40 offers this season compared to 15 last year,” said a person part of the IIT-Bombay placement team.

At IIT-Guwahati, among the state-run companies visiting after a gap of few years include Indian Oil, Coal India, NBCC and Bharat Electronics.

Last year, we had 40 offers from PSUs and this year we expect the offers from PSUs to go beyond 100,” said the official in charge of placement at IIT-Guwahati who did not wish to disclose his name. “There is a lot of excitement among students this year as the representation of PSUs in the placement is getting better with the ban lifted last year,” he said.
The Madras High Court had barred PSUs from participating in campus recruitments (including the IITs) in 2014 following a public interest litigation. “This is the first time that so many PSUs are coming and that also so early,” said a professor at IIT-Kharagpur, who is part of the placement cell.

In all, more than a dozen PSUs are visiting the campus this year, of which the new ones include Coal India, HPCL, ONGC, BPCL and Indian Oil.

Most IITs had initially invited around 100 PSUs each with directors and faculty members reaching out to them to ensure they attend.

Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/jobs/psus-given-prime-slots-at-iits-this-placement-season/articleshow/55675226.cms

IIT students’ strength to be one lakh by 2020


The overall students’ strength of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the country will be enhanced to one lakh by 2020, the government told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

In a written reply, Minister of State for Human Resource Development Mahendra Nath Pandey said the IIT-Council has approved, in-principle, the proposal for increasing the overall students’ strength in the IITs from the current 82,604 to one lakh by the year 2020.


The Minister said the IIT-Council took the decision at its 50th meeting held on Wednesday. While asserting that there “is no adverse effect” on studies in the institutes due to shortage of faculty, Pandey said the IITs were taking faculty-enhancing measures.

“The IITs have been taking measures to attract quality faculty, which include year-round open advertisements, invitation through search-cum-selection procedures to alumni/scientists/faculty, advertisements in international journals, and appointment of NRIs and PIOs to faculty positions on the same terms as applicable to regular faculty.

Source 1: http://indianexpress.com/article/education/iit-students-strength-to-be-one-lakh-by-2020/

Source 2:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/education/iit-student-strength-to-be-one-lakh-by-2020/articleshow/55604340.cms

JEE-MAIN UPDATE CBSE has specially Set-up facilitation centers for Aadhaar enrollment

In reference to admission notice for JEE(Main) 2017 regarding provision of Aadhaar at the time of filling online application for JEE(Main) 2017, following is being clarified.


  1. The use of Aadhaar for the applicants of JEE (Main) 2017 will result in accuracy of the applicants’ details. This will also help in ascertaining identities of the applicants at the examination centers in a convenient and hassle free manner. Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one’s identity.
  2. The provisions of the Aadhaar Act and Regulations under the Act have come into effect from 14th September 2016 and notifications to this effect have been published in the Official Gazette. Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act 2016 permits the use of Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose pursuant to any law or any contract to this effect.
  3. Accordingly, CBSE has decided to use Aadhaar for the applicants of JEE (Main) 2017, and hereby notifies the following:
  • Applicants who are in possession of Aadhaar, shall enter Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender in online application for JEE(Main) 2017 for the purpose of his/her identity and authentication thereof.
  • Applicants not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, are hereby required to make application for Aadhaar enrolment in case he/she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per section 3 of Aadhaar Act. Such applicant may visit any Aadhaar enrollment center (list available at www.uidai.gov.in) to get enrolled for Aadhaar.
  • In order to facilitate such applicants who are not having Aadhaar, the CBSE has specially set up facilitation centers in each city of examination for the purpose of Aadhaar enrollment. The applicants can approach such facilitation centers who will not charge any amount from any applicant for Aadhaar enrollment. The list of the facilitation center is available on www.jeemain.nic.in. These applicants who have enrolled for Aadhaar and have not received Aadhaar should enter 28 digit Aadhaar Enrollment ID printed on the Aadhaar enrollment slip at the time of filling online application form for JEE(Main) 2017.
  • In case Aadhaar enrollment facility is not available at the facilitation centers, the applicants should submit a request for Aadhaar enrollment. The facilitation center will issue a registration number to such applicants. This registration number should be entered by the applicants at the time of filling online application form for JEE(Main) 2017.
  1. A Circular to all CBSE affiliated schools is being issued for the awareness of applicants regarding the requirement of Aadhaar to apply for JEE (Main) 2017.
  2. The above provisions shall be applicable in all states except J&K, Assam & Meghalaya.
  3. The applicants who have passed or appearing in Class XII examination from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya need to enter the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number provided they should select the city of examination in these states only.

Source: http://jeemain.nic.in/WebInfo/Handler/FileHandler.ashx?i=File&ii=54&iii=Y

 NOTE: Facilitation center list will soon be updated on JEE-MAIN WEBSITE.

IIT-Kharagpur in top 100 of Employability Ranking

Kolkata: IIT – Kharagpur is the only Indian institute to find a place in the top 100 of the latest QS Employability Ranking, the institute said on Wednesday.


This is the second consecutive year that the institute has been ranked in the top 100 bracket. Last year, however, IIT – Bombay was also in the same league.

IIT – Kharagpur has featured in the range 81-90, out of 200 universities from across the world.

“The institute from which nearly 2,500 students graduate each year, maintains a successful track record of placement for students from the graduating batches enrolling for campus placement,” an IIT – Kharagpur media release said.

Other Indian universities to be ranked in the top 200 are IIT -Bombay, IIT – Delhi, IIT – Madras, IIT – Kanpur and Delhi University.

IIT – Kharagpur has been ranked exceptionally well with regard to the parameters of `Graduate Employability Rate` and `Employers` Presence` on the Campus.

The other parameters are `Employer Reputation` — based on a survey conducted with employers opting for campus recruitment, `Alumni Outcomes` or performance of alumni, and `Partnerships with Employers`.

The top three universities ranked globally are Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University.

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings is a pilot initiative intended to design a new approach for evaluating employability in university rankings.

Source: http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/iit-kharagpur-in-top-100-of-employability-ranking_1952723.html

KVPY – 2016 Aptitude test question paper with answer uploaded on KVPY Website

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is an on-going National Program of Fellowship in Basic Sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract exceptionally highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and research career in science.

The objective of the program is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their academic potential; encourage them to take up research careers in Science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.

Students can log on to the website: http://kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/index.htmkvpy-image


The KVPY 2016 question paper with answer  key  (SA, SB/SX) are provided

SA – English Version  /  Hindi Version
SB – English Version  /  Hindi Version
SX – English Version  /  Hindi Version

“Any  queries/comments regarding the Answer key should reach KVPY office before 5:30PM on 18th November 2016,   either by speed post or email.”

Mailing Address:
The Convener
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore – 560 012

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