Ethics @IITB – Recent Developments

By Anshul Avasthi, Anukriti Chaudhari, Devendra Govil, Nivvedan S, Saaz Sakrikar, Sagar Sheth The content on this app and on www.insightiitb.org is strictly the property of InsIghT and the Students’ Gymkhana IIT Bombay. Reproduction in any form of mass media is strictly prohibited. Chief Editors:... 
Joseph Biden and Half the Sky

On the 25th of July, present United States Vice President Joseph Biden visited IIT Bombay, as his last port of call in his tour of India. In an event heavily publicised by all forms of media, a few questions still remain. Why exactly did IITB get onto his schedule? Why the Earth Sciences department?... 
Response to ToI article titled ‘88% of IIT-B students say professors inept’

On Monday, the 8th of April, 2013 the Times of India published an article titled ‘88% of IIT-B Students say professors inept’ (Link to the article here). This piece on TOI claims to have been sourced from our article titled “Why Don’t We Study at IITB: Part 2 – Teaching and Learning Issues”... 
Why don’t students study at IITB? : Part II

Times of India has in a front-page report on the 8th of April, 2013, picked this up and has grossly misrepresented the article. The actual articles is given in below. It featured as a two-page spread in InsIghT’s third issue for the year 2012-13. The PDF embedded below may be downloaded here: http://tinyurl.com/why-dont-we-study-part-ii  
GS Academic Affairs UG Review: Ishan Shrivastava

**Click on individual manifesto points to get a more descriptive understanding. A point in Green signifies that the work has been done and to a great level of satisfaction. Orange signifies that some more improvement is possible with regard to the point. A point in Red implies no work has been done... 
Elections 2013: Ask Your Candidates

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Pursuing his Passion, Mohit Uppal, Economics Enthusiast

Mohit Uppal 1) What are you passionate about? In a word? Economics. Everything related to this highly unpredictable and perpetually evolving branch of social science. My interests have evolved more specifically into international trade and international economics over the past two years. International... 
Pursuing his Passion: Rajeev Ranka, Aspiring Entrepreneur

This piece follows the ‘Why Students do not study at IIT-Bombay?’ article that was published in the January ’13 (15.2) issue of InsIghT. We speak to Rajeev Ranka who tells us how he pursues his passion for entrepreneurship, at times, even at the expense of his academics. Rajeev Ranka, 3rd Year... 
Pursuing his Passion: Arpan Saha, Aspiring Physicist

This piece follows the ‘Why Students do not study at IIT-Bombay?’ article that was published in the January ’13 (15.2) issue of InsIghT. We speak to Arpan Saha who tells us how he pursues his passion for physics, at times, even at the expense of his academics.   What are you passionate... 
Passport made easy for IITB students, police checks exempt

In an initiative to help students obtain passports in a hassle free manner, InsIghT spoke to the Registrar, Mr. B. Punalkar, to explore options for speedy issuance of passports to bonafide students of IIT Bombay. The Registrar’s office kindly agreed to InsIghT’s proposal and will now issue... 
Survey: Faculty Advisor-Student relationships and their roles in the institute

The Faculty Advisor program is an important support system established by the institute. The objectives of this program, as seen by students, professors, and the institute vary, as do their expectations. These range from seeing the Fac-Ad as a constant more-experienced mentor for advice in career related,... 
Prof. Siby K George – Interview on Environmental Studies

Prof. Siby K. George, Dept. of HSS   InsIghT: The Supreme Court has given very good reasons for having an environmental course at the undergraduate level. What are your personal opinions regarding this – both in terms of the entire ES/HS course, and the philosophy module? SKG: There is a widespread... 
ES/HS 200 – an analysis and review

This is the first part of a series in which InsIghT delves into the curriculum, structure, and execution of various courses run across the institute. For this edition, we analyze the ES/HS 200 courses. Credit to Sanket Dabade. Pic for representation purposes only. The Supreme Court has mandated a compulsory... 
Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Rules for IITB Undergrads

Note: [This document has been released by the Scholarship Committee, IIT Bombay for the benefit of the student community. For further information, please contact Prof. Alok Goyal, Convenor, Scholarship committee at agoyal@iitb.ac.in] Merit-cum-Means (MCM) Scholarship of the Institute is awarded to 25... 
Undergrad Research Experience

Society for Promotion of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) is a brand new initiative of the General Secretary for Academic Affairs 2012 – 13. As SPUR’s first step, 29 students who have been awarded the Undergraduate Research Award (URA) were felicitated in the Students’ Gymkhana Award Ceremony held...