A very happy news for all the students preparing for JEE ( mains + advance ) because from next academic session i.e. 2017-18 The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are set to implement a 5% increase in their total student intake from 10,572 to 11,000 along with this they have also decided to admit foreign students by up to 10% of the revised figure, over and above the total student strength.
All the chairpersons of all the 23 IITs attended the meeting and all of them accepted the increase in 528 seats. But few of the older institutions were apprehensive as they would not be able to immediately increase the intake with their current infrastructure.
Among the newer IITs, the most seats are set to be increased by the newer IITs namely:
But many older institutions were not very happy as they cited certain problems in the implementation of the proposal. The old IITs have not appealed for an increase of seats. IIT Tirupati, IIT Goa and IIT Dhaward are functioning from temporary locations at present. They have not appealed to increase the seats.
As per Times of India report, a senior IIT Kharagpur official said,
'' We are in no position to admit extra students despite the government wanting each IIT to increase intake. Even if we build accommodation, classrooms and other infrastructure from government funding, it takes many years to build world-class laboratories which offer state-of-the-art facilities. And we would not like to compromise on providing quality education.''
"The exact seat distribution will be clear once the senates -the highest administrative decisionmaking bodies of each IIT -give the green light," said another senior IIT official.
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