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IITs to go beyond engineering

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XIth five-year committee for higher education is working with these centres of excellence to expand the disciplines of study beyond engineering. The IITs are being seen to play a wider role in delivering quality education in medicine, history, policy development amongst other science, technology and development courses.

The committee, headed by educationist Yash Pal dream to transform the centres of excellence on the model of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) or Caltech (California Institute of Technology).

The institutes although currently burdened with 54% expansion to accommodate OBC students and mentoring new IITs, welcome the move if carried out in a a planned and regulated manner supported by good faculty for each discipline.


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