New Entrance Exam System for IIT May Attract Foreign Students

Anjani Chaand updated on : 14 Oct 2015

The move is a part of the Government's Study in India Programme to increase inflow of foreign students in the country

With a view to attract more foreign students to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry plans to devise a new examination system, different from the existing two-stage JEE main and JEE advance.

Sources said IIT Mumbai has been asked to come up with a new pattern of examination that would be a simpler version of the existing one.

The move is part of the government's Study in India Programme under which it wants to increase the inflow of foreign students in the country.

Of the total 10,000 students in IITs, 700 are foreign students, mostly from Central Asia and Africa.

And the total number of foreign students studying under various programmes in different institutions stands at 30,000. In comparison, China has been able to attract close to four lakh foreign students.

Source: Hindustan Times

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