M.Tech Students Ditch IITs for PSU Jobs

Sarika Rana updated on : 13 Sep 2016
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IITs are having a hard time as students leave the course in between after landing jobs in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). The HRD Ministry has decided to intervene in the matter.

IITs concern over M.Tech Students

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are facing a major crisis, where M.Tech students are reportedly quitting the course in between after getting jobs in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). In a meeting with the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar, IITs put forth the matter of the problem faced by them. According to reports, out of around 8000 students, at least 2000 left the course after getting jobs at PSUs.

To solve this problem, the council has decided to request such PSUs to allow students to join after the completion of programme. IITs are premier institutes, numerous students long to get admission in such institutes, however, some students choose to quit after getting good jobs due to which seats go empty. This results in a lot of wastage of time, energy and money. The council aims at encouraging students to opt for higher studies and research. The HRD ministry will write to the department of public enterprises regarding this issue.

The main reason of students leaving the course in between is generally due to immense pressure of earning after completion of their bachelors degree. The council plans to get all PSUs on board so that students are assured that their jobs will not be given to anybody else.

There are 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the country, with 72000 students. Admissions to IIT M.Tech programme take place through entrance examinations like Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), the scores of which are considered by PSUs for recruitments. SAIL, GAIL and ONGC are known to be some of the biggest recruiters that offer job to these students from IITs.

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