The Admission Process to PhD Seats in IITs have got simplified for Students from other Colleges as the mandatory GATE Qualification and M.Tech from IITs has been removed.
At the 47th Annual Council Meeting of IITs, it was decided that for students of CFTIs, with CGPA above 7.0, admission into IITs would be possible without a GATE examination.
During the meeting Human Resource Development minister M M Pallam Raju has suggested that the government is thinking about opening up the entrance exam process for admission into PhD at the IITs.
We have taken a decision that exam that was needed to be taken for qualifying students for the Ph.d programme that we felt could be made open to everybody who wants to do Ph.d in the IIT’s.
On the ranking front, IITs have agreed to get themselves accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), the premier accreditation body in the country. However, considering their high academic standards, IITs have been given the freedom to carry out the review themselves and submit the report to NBA.
Towards enhancing transparency and accountability, an annual performance appraisal of the IIT Director by the Board of Governors (BoGs) of respective IITs was emphasized. A new IIT Council website was inaugurated with an aim to place information in public domain.
The IIT research systems are to work closely with national development goals such as defence, energy, urban development and manufacturing.
A leadership development programme, first for the senior management and then for the younger faculty is expected to be introduced for the IITs to help augment leadership qualities of the top management in IITs. External Peer Review and Accreditation of IITs were also emphasized.
The IIT Council approved the decision of the JAB (Advanced) to continue with the examination pattern introduced last year. The Meeting was also attended by Chairmen and Directors of 16 IITs besides other members of the Council.