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IITs to increase student intake by 54 per cent

The number of seats would increase for students once the Centre gives the green signal to implementation of quota bill.

india Updated: Aug 24, 2006 23:38 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

The intake of students in IITs across the country would increase by 54 per cent once the Centre gives the green signal to implementation of the proposed 27 per cent reservation in elite educational institutions, according to Director, IIT Mumbai Prof Ashok Misra.

However, he made it clear that the number of students under general category would be maintained at the current level.

""Keeping the general category intact, we will increase the number of intake of students," Mishra said on Thursday while announcing the Joint Admission Board's decision on the type of examination (Joint Entrance Examination) to be conducted next year on April 8, 2007.

Asked about the infrastructure and the faculty enhancement to cope up with the future needs if and when 54 per cent increase of intake of students gets implemented, Misra said, "We propose to have satellite campuses in Navi Mumbai or some nearby places."

"Gujarat and Goa governments have also come forward and given a few suggestions and we are looking into it," he said.

"We will propose these suggestions also to the Ministry of Human Resource Development for acceptance," he said.

First Published: Aug 24, 2006 23:38 IST