The prestigious IITs may admit up to one lakh students by 2020. The IIT council at its meeting on August 23 will consider proposal to allow 30,000 additional non resident students to study in these institutes in the next three years, officials said.
Currently students have to stay in IIT hostels.
“For undergraduate, post graduate to doctoral courses IITs admit up to 72,000 students. These students have to stay inside the hostels mandatorily. However, it is being considered that students, who will not stay in hostels should be admitted to these institutes,” senior official told HT.
The plan is to increase the number by 10,000 per year so that the number of IITians touches one lakh by 2020.
The proposal to take in more non residential students has been made in acknowledgement of the fact that creating infrastructure for hostel accommodation of 30000 additional students would require more time, officials said.
Officials said that the increase would not compromise the quality of the premier institute. “The increase will be without compromising on the teaching process and would be subject to availability of adequate teaching facilities,” said a senior official.
Among other key proposals that the IIT council will consider at its meeting are the ‘Vishwajeet’ project which seeks to provide assistance to top 7 IITs to boost their international ranking and campus recruitment of PhD students from IITs to fill up existing vacancies will also be taken up, sources said.