The country’s prestigious technology institutes IITs are planning to set an epitome of advanced education on a global scale. It is known fact that it is not a one day work to represent IITs on a global rank by 2020 which is not even on the top 100 list. Last year, Quacquarelli Symonds revealed the global university ranking of IITs, the topmost position was secured by IIT Delhi i.e. 179.
To begin with the errand, the IIT council will introduce a new project titled ‘Vishwajeet’. As per the plan, this project will assist IITs with a special focus on top seven IITs- Delhi, Bombay, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee and Guwahati. This project will aid these IITs via academic and financial means.
Starting with IITs to make as a voluminous hub of sharp minds, the intake of students in IITs to be increased 10,000 every year in all programs to reach the goal of 1 lakh students by the year 2020. In B.Tech the proposed number is around 4000. Currently, there are around 72,000 students in all IITs including all the programs undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD courses.
With this strategy, IITs would have to scrap the hostel rule under which students have no other choice to stay in the hostel. Institutes would have to admit more non-resident students with the new plan.
However, this dream of the IIT council would have to face the door of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD). If the proposed plan got accepted, it will be the biggest move in the increment of seats since the OBC quota was implemented in 2008.
The project ‘Vishwajeet’, which means to conquer the world, has a perfect road map to achieve the desired target. However, it would be not so easy to get the path of glory in the proposed time instead the council is aware of all the possible hurdles that might come and the way to tackle it.