IITs aim to increase seats to one lakh

According to senior officials, in a meeting headed by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, "in-principle" approval was given to the proposal for admitting non-resident students.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: August 23, 2016 10:00 pm
iit The move aims at encouraging IITians passing out of B.Tech to enroll in Ph.D courses straightaway.

IITs have decided to increase the number of seats in various courses for admitting “non-resident students” with an aim to take their total intake to one lakh by 2020. According to senior officials, in a meeting of the IIT Council headed by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday, “in-principle” approval was given to the proposal for admitting non-resident students.

The authorities of different IITs will now undertake an exercise to fix the number of additional students they can accommodate. “At present, the IITs have around 72,000 students in their undergraduate, postgraduate or doctorate courses which are residential. However, it is now planned that students, who will not stay in hostels, should be admitted to these institutes,” an official said.

The plan is to increase the number by 10,000 per year so that the number of IITians touches 1 lakh by 2020, the official said, suggesting that ideally there would be an increase of 4,000 seats in undergraduate courses and 6,000 seats in postgraduate and Ph.D seats, an official said. Speaking after the meeting, Javadekar announced that the IIT Council has also approved a proposal to introduce the Prime Minister’s Research Fellowships.

The move aims at encouraging IITians passing out of B.Tech to enroll in Ph.D courses straightaway. Another decision taken by the council is to introduce an induction course to help new students adjust as they join these institutes after a rigorous competitive examination.

The IIT Council has also given its nod to a “pilot” run of an aptitude test, the officials said, adding that the modalities will be worked out. They said that this test would not have a bearing on admissions

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    bhavini
    Mar 29, 2017 at 2:58 am
    by 2019 how many seats for IIT will b there?
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      Nag
      Aug 23, 2016 at 7:08 pm
      That was ORDERED BY BUGGER BAGAWAT SO THAT MORE INCOMPETENT BRAHMINS CAN BE PRODUCED TO SKREW THE COUNTRY
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        SEKHAR BABU
        Sep 8, 2016 at 11:52 am
        By 2017 how many seats will going to be increased in IIT for Post graduation level
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          Patriot
          Aug 24, 2016 at 7:48 am
          28,000 seats increase for non-residents? means baniya is planning to generate 224 million dollars @ USD 8,000 per student in a year. 1500 crores!!!!!! bravo!!!!!!
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            Yogesh
            Aug 23, 2016 at 4:50 pm
            I should have been born later.
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