Demand grows for PG at IITs

While the placements at the premier engineering colleges in the country have taken a hit in the wake of the global economic meltdown, the IITs, it seems, have some cause for cheer. The recession has boosted the demand for post-graduate courses in the IITs, which usually play second fiddle to their more sought-after undergraduate counterparts that attract lakhs of aspirants every year. With the lucrative job offers drying up, many IIT graduates have chosen to enrol in the PG courses this year. Buoyed by this newfound interest, the IITs are working on ways to attract more students to higher education and research