Archive for April, 2009

internship at iisc.

Apr 30, 2009

Amrit Vatsa has posted a proposal for internship on his website, Vatsap. The idea is to create a research portal for India. It seems to be a joint venture of National Knowledge Commission (NKC) and IISc, Bangalore (IISc Director, Prof Balaram is a member of NKC).

Two of their research associates Vikas (who had started a rural BPO company) and Megha (specialist in Econometrics) are in IISc and having discussions with IISc students and faculty.

Next week, another research associate named Namita (IITB alumnus and Reliance Dhirubhai Fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business) is going to fly down to IISc and kickstart the project along with the IISc students and interns who wish to participate in the implementation. There is a high probability that the portal would be developed using Drupal, an open source content management platform (Voices, IISc newsletter, hosts its website based on Drupal).

If you have any experience with PHP or Drupal, it is time to compose an email.

Update: Check out internship at iisc: part 3.

Finally, please don’t post your wish for internship on this blog. This is not affiliated to IISc in any official sense.


useful iisc links.

Apr 29, 2009

Recently, a reader of this blog categorized it as a blog containing general iisc information. When I heard this, I was shocked, to say the least. But it also triggered a long pending task.

I have collected some useful links related to IISc and the collection is now available on this blog. If you come across some link which you think would be useful/interesting for the community, please let me know by commenting on the page.

Check it out.

notebook drive.

Apr 28, 2009

Notebook Drive.

A team of IISc students has been running this noble initiative called Notebook Drive (NBD) since 2002. Over years, their activities have expanded. Their objective is to provide notebooks, stationery, etc to poor students who otherwise have to drop out of their schools simply because in trying to fill their stomachs, they fall short of money to buy notebooks.

Last year their collection was around 1.5 lakh. The team has been trying to reach more audience this time, even outside IISc. If you are willing to donate online, please use the following information.

Joint Account Details for Notebook Drive:
(This account was created on Apr 22, 2009
solely for the purpose of Notebook Drive).‏
Account No: 30743172697.
Bank/Branch Code: SBI, IISc/2215.
Swift code: SBININBB425.
IFSC Code: SBIN0002215.

If you wish to donate by cash/cheque or have any questions/comments, please write to

Check out the newspaper article on NBD below (click on the image to see larger view).

NBD Article.

Check out previous advertisements on iisc life.