IITs decide to almost double intake, open new campuses

All set to expand, Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will be nearly doubling their present intake, opening new campuses and introducing new courses.

IIT-Roorkee has already zeroed in on NOIDA to locate its new campus while at least two other IITs are scouting for land. Though the attempt by IIM, Bangalore to open a campus in Singapore had ran into trouble with the Ministry of Human Resource Development, IIT expansion plans have the full backing of the Ministry. IIT-Delhi is likely to open a campus in Rajasthan, either in Jaipur or Alwar. IIT-Chennai will start a research centre in BHEL at Trichy, keeping the option of developing it into a campus later. IIT-Mumbai, which had signed an MoU with the Goa government four years ago, is pursuing the project to start a campus there. It will also upgrade its present campus in Powai. IIT-Kanpur too will have a new campus. IITs are also in the process of enhancing coordination amongst themselves to ensure uniformity in standards.

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