IIT Researchers Claim Breakthrough in Memory Device Technology

Researchers at IIT Roorkee Tuesday claimed to have made a breakthrough in memory device technology which, they said, usher in a new technological revolution. A team of researchers from the Department of Physics and Centre for Nanotechnology has developed a high-density, energy-efficient and four-logic state memory device named Magnetoelectric Random Access Memory (MeRAM). The device could provide a massive boost to the overall computing processes and memory-intensive tasks like video and multimedia signal processing, pattern recognition, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning. “MeRAM has immense potential to be used…

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IIT Kanpur suspends 22 students over ragging

“16 students have been suspended for three years and six others for one year,” IIT Kanpur deputy director Dr Manindra Agarwal said. Kanpur: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur has suspended 22 of its students for a period ranging from one year to three years on ragging charges, an official said on Tuesday. The decision was taken by the IIT senate on Monday, he added. “16 students have been suspended for three years and six others for one year,” IIT Kanpur deputy director Dr Manindra Agarwal said. He said that…

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This 15-year-old cracks IIT JEE Advanced 2017, wants to run a start-up dealing in robotics

While at the age of 15, most students appear for their class 10 examination, 15-year-old Abhay Agrawal from Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad has cracked the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced 2017 and scored 2467 All India Rank. He secured a seat in mechanical engineering at IIT-BHU. “I took admission in a coaching class in my city. Some people discouraged me but that motivated me to study hard,” Abhay said. As per a TOI report, vice-chairman of IIT-JEE Kanpur zone Prof Shalabh, along with other staffers, were surprised when they checked Agarwal’s documents….

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IIT Kharagpur: High performance supercomputing facility to be provided

Supercomputing facility has been provided to IIT, Kharagpur under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), ), making it the first academic institution to get the same. Through this, large computational support will be provided to the users to carry out both research and teaching activities. IIT Kharagpur gets supercomputing facility Supercomputing facility has been provided to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), making it the first academic institution to get the same. Through this, large computational support will be provided to the users to…

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IIT Food? Oops. Sundar Pichai Bravely Offers Diplomatic Response

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, taking questions today at the IIT Kharagpur where he studied 24 years ago, chuckled when he was asked about food. “People asked us to guess whether it was sambar or daal,” Mr Pichai shared, to loud applause. Mr Pichai, who has a BTech degree from the institute, returned to IIT to discuss his journey with the students. He was asked many questions about his days on campus. Of all his answers, it was the one on the food that won him loudest approval from the crowd….

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