The new portal launched by students and alumni of IIT is a one-stop link for students.
From its humble beginnings as an ambitious start-up from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Btechguru.com was founded by students and alumni of IIT Madras, Kharagpur and Delhi.This has now grown into a well-known portal across student communities for its stupendous free services, especially in the stream of engineering education.
The homepage of the website is a clear depiction of the diversity of the resources offered to the students. There is Btechguru News tab which gives the latest developments in engineering and technology and it is updated daily. It has information on the latest jobs and internships, upcoming technical events and festivals, plus provides an opportunity to collaborate among students. It includes placement papers (both IT and non-IT), resume building info, inspirational stories, latest information on forthcoming examinations… btechguru.com has it all.
It has links to open courseware of different universities classified according to their engineering stream or university wise. There is a huge collection of free e-books for both engineering and competitive examinations. There is also a collection of interview tips and information about civil services.
Btechguru company also provides formats and samples of bank statement copies, statement of purpose for all engineering branches, recommendation letter and other legal documents which are essential for higher studies abroad. It provides details of important dates, cut-offs, tips n tricks and online materials for various competitive exams like CAT, MAT, GMAT, GATE, GRE, TOFEL and IELTS. Some of the flagship services of btechguru.com include free online material for GATE preparation, free videos.
They have a lot of support from students across the country — connected as a network — ready to pour in their ideas for the student community. Every student member can share videos and bookmarks in the network, also write blogs and resumes in the site. Another important feature is they can upload files and documents such as lab and how-to-do manuals, project details, assignments etc. So it works like a social networking site for engineering students where they can collaborate with their peers throughout the country. With open source initiatives picking up across youth communities, btechguru.com is here to stay. And inspire.
Prashanth is a Final Year B.Tech Electrical and Electronics Engineering student at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchi.