5 Years On, New IITs Still Struggle to Match the Biggies

By SiliconIndia  |   Thursday, 31 October 2013, 14:01 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Bangalore: The union government’s move to establish eight new IITs seems to have not gone as planned. Rather than grooming the future leaders of the country, these institutions have fallen prey to various issues starting from faculty crunch to not-so-impressive placements to lack of permanent campuses, and are degrading the brand value of the IITs, reports Ramendra Singh of TNN.  

As per a RTI reply secured from the HRD ministry recently, the new IITs have been plagued by the lack of proper student-faculty ration. IIT-Jodhpur and IIT-Mandi are the worst hit. They are forced to function at nearly half of their faculty strength, as out of the 90 available posts in each of the institutions, only 48 and 49 are filled. Apart from IIT-Hyderabad, which has managed to nearly fill its quota of 105 posts, rest of the other institutes, namely IIT-Ropar, IIT-Patna, IIT-Bhubaneshwar, IIT-Gandhinagar and IIT-Indore are facing the same issue.

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Reader's comments(2)
1: Very Good article on Quality of IITs newly established. When there were 5 IITs, getting admission into IIT was prestigious. Thanks to the starting of new IITs later mostly for political considerations, the quality of IITS is on the decline. It is unfortunate the Technical Education has become in some cases the worst field in the declining standards. Every Year 13 Lakh Engineering Graduates are coming out from Engineering Colleges in India. In Andhra Pradesh there are over 700 Engineering Colleges and in some cases at a distance of 1 km on the other side of the road and 3 Engineering Colleges in the same campus!!!
Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India
Posted by:Anumakonda - 04 Nov, 2013
2: iit hyderabad is the best new iit!!
Posted by:Nagarajuna - 02 Nov, 2013