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Bookpad acquired by Yahoo for $8.3 million

Bangalore-based IITGian startup Bookpad (rechristened DocsPad) has become the first Indian tech startup to be bought by Yahoo, going from creation to acquisition in just one year. Bookpad, founded by IITGians Ashwik Reddy, Niketh Sabbineni,  and Aditya Bandi, offers document viewing, annotation and editing solutions. Read full ET article.

PM exhorts IITs to innovate for problems faced by common people

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today called upon IITs to provide innovative solutions to problems faced by common people in their day-to-day life. Particular aspects discussed were: Examples where India is critically dependent on imports, ranging from defence equipment, to the health sector, to sensitive and security-related items like currency ink and tear gas. […]

IITG startup to improve education in North East

The startup Edugenie which is working on improving the education system using creativity and innovation across North East was founded by Dinesh Lahoti (Chemical Engg.) with Abhimanyu Bhaker(CST) and Kuldeep Karwa(ECE) , all three of them graduated from IIT Guwahati with B.Tech in 2011. We are proud to see them contributing back to the society […]

TravelTriangle raises $1.7 million

TravelTriangle, a startup by our alum Prabhat Gupta (B.Tech CSE, Class of 2008) along with IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur alumni has raised $1.7 million from leading VC & PE firm SAIF partners. We wish more success to Prabhat and TravelTriangle – Explore exciting destinations in upcoming years. Read the full article on  VCCIRCLE. Here’s another article from […]

ClearTax backed by Y!Combinator

ClearTax, an IITG Alumnus startup has been backed by YCombinator. Anupam Mediratta (B.Tech CSE, Class of 2004) and Archit Gupta (B.Tech CSE, Class of 2006) founded ClearTax in 2011 along with Archit’s father founded ClearTax in 2011 which already has a strong presence in India where it automates the income tax filing process for workers. […]

IITG in world’s top 100 ‘young’ universities: Time Higher Education (THE)

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has made it to the top 100 list of the world’s dynamic ‘young’ universities, according to the Time Higher Education (THE) 100 under 50 ranking. “For an institution founded only in 1994 to win a place in the 100 Under 50 is an achievement in real terms. IIT Guwahati has […]

Raghu’s app wins NASSCOM Social Innovation Honors

Raghu Kanchustambham‘s (Class of 2000) app Livelihood 360 was declared a winner at the NASSCOM Social Innovation Honors 2013 as well as the Vodafone International Congress 2012. It made it to top 3 at the Manthan Award South Asia and Asia Pacific 2012. “My app ‘Livelihood 360’ has been selected for the conference, which is […]