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Will IITs become post-graduate-only? IIT Council to discuss on 21 August

The thought came up as an approach to check the billion-dollar private training industry that has developed around the IIT selection test, JEE.

New Delhi: A segment of the personnel and graduated class of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) has recommended a radical thought that could change their extremely nature – influence the chief building universities to post graduate and research-driven organizations like

the IIMs as opposed to concentrating more on students as they as of now do.
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Sources in the human asset advancement service said the thought was talked about by policymakers and specialists while they were endeavoring to make sense of approaches to control the part of private training classes that plan understudies for the Joint Entrance Examination. Understudies begin getting ready for the JEE as right on time as in class 5 now and again, and this has offered ascend to a billion-dollar private instructing industry.

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The proposition is set to be taken up for discourse at a gathering of the IIT Council on 21 August. The board, which takes exceptionally critical choices identified with the organizations, comprises of the executives of all IITs, and is going by the association HRD minister.

A radical change

IITs are customarily known for their undergrad programs and their positions. In any case, the new proposition involves that the IITs coach B.Tech. universities.

"At the undergrad level, one IIT can coach about 100 establishments around it. At that point, out of the understudies from those foundations, around 10 chose understudies from every organization can finish their last semester in the IIT," a source in the service said clarifying the proposition.

"That way, each IIT will have the capacity to in any event give settlement and different offices to a chose 1,000 understudies."

Undergrad programs are likewise a noteworthy wellspring of income for the establishments — the expense for a B.Tech. course is over Rs 1 lakh for each semester. In any case, service officials said this ought not be the fundamental concern while thinking about this change.

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"Assets ought not be the greatest reason for stress for them. They can most likely charge a similar measure of expenses by tutoring foundations. The bigger concern is if the IITs will consent to surrender something that has manufactured their notoriety for a very long time," said a senior official in the service.

Blended responses

Is India's designing training framework or the IITs themselves arranged for such a radical move? Specialists have blended suppositions on it.

A chief of an IIT who did not wish to be named stated: "While it would be great if the IITs move towards a more research-based approach, offering weightage to ace's and Ph.D. degrees, this is impossible until the point that the time we don't have second-rung institutes that can educate and the IITs at the undergrad level. We need to first make institutes that are in the same class as IITs, and after that steadily decrease the admission of understudies at the undergrad level."

The executive said it is an appreciated advance that the administration is at any rate considering an exchange on this issue, as it will make ready for more research in the IITs, however added that whatever should be done must be progressive.

Be that as it may, Prof. Dheeraj Sanghi, who educates at IIT Kanpur, said the move would be "tragic", and trusts it will be dismissed by the gathering.

"In the event that something like this happens, we will decimate a framework which is running admirably. We don't have great research or master's-level examinations occurring in India, however in any event the training framework at the undergrad level is running admirably at this moment. We ought not annihilate it," he said.