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9 per cent of IITians dropped out in 2016-17 - Interesting facts and Data


  • The main reason for PhD and  leaving courses midway are offers for placement in public sector enterprises and personal preference for better opportunities elsewhere.
  • Undergraduates left due to wrong choices made by them and poor performance, besides personal reasons. MHRD
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As indicated by MHRD, "The primary explanation behind PhD and postgraduate understudies leaving courses halfway are offers for position out in the open segment ventures and individual inclination for better open doors somewhere else". Students left because of wrong decisions made by them and poor execution, other than individual reasons. -  MHRD 

IIT have seen 889 (around 9%) understudies drop out in the year 2016-17 , as indicated by most recent information discharged by the (MHRD). 

Of these, about 71% (630) were PG understudies, 196 PhD researchers and 63 students. The aggregate number of seats accessible were 9,885, of which 73 were not taken. In 2015-16, 656 understudies dropped out of the 23 IITs; this year points an expansion of 35% over that figure. 

Fourteen of the 23 IITs have enlisted dropouts. The as of late set up organizations — in Tirupati, Bhilai, Goa, Dharwad, Jammu and Dhanbad (earlier Indian School of Mines) — have no dropouts. Most dropouts (27%) were from IIT-Roorkee, trailed by Delhi (20.6%), Kanpur (17.4%) and Kharagpur (10.6%). 

Passings in 6 IITs 

Eight passings were accounted for from six IITs amid the scholastic year. Four of these passings were unnatural and four inadvertent. Three unnatural passings were accounted for from IIT-Kharagpur while one understudy submitted suicide at IIT-Varanasi. IIT-Madras and Roorkeereported a mischance each. One understudy from IITBhubaneswar kicked the bucket because of asphyxia caused by suffocating in the ocean while an IIT-Mandi understudy suffocated in a waterway. 

35% staff lack 

The MHRD information additionally hailed another range of concern — lack of staff. Starting at July 17 this year, 35% of workforce posts in IITs stay empty. Of the 13,012 endorsed posts, more than 4,500 stay empty. The opportunity was 38% of every 2016. To address the lack, the service has chosen to permit personnel working under focal government or focal self-governing bodies to join IITs. It additionally welcomes graduated class, researchers, specialists and outside workforce to educate at IITs every once in a while.

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