Student Intake in IIT-Delhi to Increase by 20%

Dushyant Vanaik updated on : 25 Nov 2016
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IIT-D to increase intake of students under PhD and Masters Programmes by 20% in the next three years. Read further to know more.

Student Intake in IIT-Delhi to Increase by 20%

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi is all set to increase the intake of students for the M.Tech and PhD courses by 20% over the next three years. It will be implemented in the 2017-18 session.

The technical institute has started a 'room-for-rent' search after the council recently accepted the Human Resource Development ministry's proposal for hiking the intake to 1 lakh by 2020.

This step will also taken, as a result of IIT-Delhi plus six other older IITs making an effort to improve and increase their research output, improve their student-faculty ratio and various other factors in a bid to stand in the list of top 100 higher educational institutes in the world. The government has also assured financial support for this move.

IIT-D Director V Ramgopal Rao mentioned said that they will increase the intake by 20% over the next three years and start admitting more students to their PhD and Masters Programme. He added that there are various private residential accommodations within the college locality and the institute is in talks with their owners to provide affordable lodging rooms.

Ramgopal Rao was also asked about the increment of students for the B.Tech programme to which he said that all the seven older IITs are now focusing on becoming research institutes and an increment in B.Tech programmes will not help in reaching among the top 100 international educational institutes.

Rao also mentioned that the reason IITs were not able to figure in the top 100 list is due to low research output as compared to various top institutes in the world. Increasing the intake in research programmes will not only help in making it to the list but also help in the development of the country.

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