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India plans to open new IITs

Delhi, (India): The new government under the leadership of Narendra Modi is planning to open new IITs. Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is India’s finest technical education chain and world’s reputed brand in education. There is a popular saying among technocrats that the Brand IIT has changed the image of India from a nation of snake charmers to a nation of (computer) mouse.

At present India has 16 IITs. The wish of the newly appointed Narendra Modi Government to set up new IITs has become a discussion point when Smriti Irani, the new minister in charge of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, declared that a set of new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) might be created. Last time India set up eight new IITs in 2009 and thus India’s total number of IITs has gone up from eight to sixteen.

In her first meeting with the Education Ministry officials she has enquired about the possibility of setting new IITs in states which do not have one. Still many India states do not have an IIT to rave about. Kerala and Karnataka are prime contenders for a new IIT along with Jharkhand, Uttarkhand, Goa, Sikkim and Chhattisgarh. An IIT has already been promised for Seemandhra and more IITs may be created in the North East.

The Brand IIT is shaking

IIT is a well-known brand in higher education through its highly talented engineers. But lately many accusing fingers are pointing against IITs reputation. Two strong complaints against IITs are the falling students standard and the shortage of faculty.

The bureaucrats of HRD ministry do not like to welcome new minister’s populist move. They highlight the infrastructural lacunae which haunt our IITs. The two major scrooges are shortage of both quality faculty and funds.

The new IITs set up in 2009 suffered for lack of land and faculty. Lately Commander(Retd)V.K. Jaitely, had said that the new IITs should have been created slowly. 

That is why bureaucrats maintains a strong opinion that new IITs should be set up only if land is made available and infrastructure readied beforehand.

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