IITs to share expertise with other engineering institutes

Directors of Indian institutes of technology (IIT) on29th June, at their closed-door meeting with Union human resource development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani in Goa, discussed in detail the possibility of each IIT extending its expertise to other engineering institutes located in their vicinity.

The 'retreat' in Goa was summoned by Irani, who, along with the IIT directors, remained tight-lipped about the proceedings of the day-long meeting.

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, an IIT alumnus, too joined in the discussions for a couple of hours before sharing a meal with the minister and the directors.

Parrikar, before leaving the meeting venue at Dona Paula, said, "IITs are nuclei of technology education. The directors spoke about making IITs the hub of technical education and developing knowledge-sharing network and mentoring other engineering institutes located nearby. They want to extend their expertise to other colleges."

The IITs want to build on the plan by expanding their technical education quality improvement programme (TEQIP) for the purpose.

Sources said that the IIT directors also sought enhanced financial assistance from the central government for further strengthening of the institutes and to boost specialized research at each of the premiere institutes. They also discussed ways to improve mechanisms of academic appraisal and review rankings of the IITs.

Irani flew in to Goa especially for the retreat that lasted from 9am to 5pm on Sunday, after which she immediately flew out of the state.

Parrikar, responding to questions by reporters, said the IIT directors welcomed the Union HRD ministry's plans of setting up new IITs in states that do not have an IIT. Goa is among states that are expected to get an IIT.

"Some directly link setting up of an IIT in Goa to how many Goan students will actually be able to make it to the institute. But that is not correct. Imagine the synergy created with the setting up of such a premiere institute and imagine the linkage the IIT will provide for local engineering colleges," Parrikar said.
nix 1 shampoo 59 ml nix install nix advance
esomeprazol bivirkninger opskriftbehandling.site esomeprazol 5mg
More News
LSAT India 2021 Result Announced; List Of 21 Toppers Released
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) today announced that it successfully completed the administration of the LSAT—India 2021 with the release of the result. Due to the pandemic, LSAC developed an online, remotely proctored format for the LS...
Mizoram Board To Announce Class 12 Results Today
The Mizoram Board of School Education will announce the MBSE Class 12 results today. A notification issued by the board on Wednesday said that result of the Class-12 examinations will be declared by noon today. The MBSE HSSLC result 2021 will be decl...
JEE, NEET: List Of Top Medical, Engineering Colleges In India
With the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), the Education Ministry ranks top institutions of higher education under different categories. These include categories for engineering and medical colleges, among others. Admission to undergra...
MHT CET Could Be Held By 1st Week Of August: Maharashtra Minister
The CET or the Common Entrance Test for professional courses after Class 12th in Maharashtra could be held in the last week of July or first week of August, Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant said here on Tuesday. Speaki...
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021 Date Announced
The Consortium of National Law Universities has announced the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) date. CLAT 2021 will be held on July 23. The admission test will be held between 2 pm and 4 pm for both undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) programmes...
UP Board Class 10, 12 Result 2021: Guidelines Soon, No Merit List This Year
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that the Board of Secondary Education will soon issue the guidelines and prepare the results of Classes 10 and 12 students. In the absence of examinations, the Board will not release a ...
VITEEE Result 2021 Declared; Direct Link
The Vellore Institute of Technology has declared the VITEEE result 2021 or VIT Engineering Entrance Examination Result 2021 on the official website– vit.ac.in. Those who have appeared in the examination need to enter their application number an...
NIFT 2021 Final Result Announced For BDes, Other Programmes
The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) has announced final results for admission to BDes, BFTech and other programmes. Students who appeared in the interview round after clearing the preliminary entrance examination can visit the officia...
States Gear Up For Entrance Exams After Cancelling 12th Board Exams
As Class 12 board exams have been cancelled by most of the states and the two central boards – CBSE and CISCE – the next step for the students is taking admission to undergraduate courses. Some of the top universities – DU, JNU, Jam...
Maharashtra MHT CET 2021: Registration Begins Today, Know Details
Registrations for the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT) CET 2021 will begin today, June 8, Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant said. The application forms will be available on the official website, mhtcet2021.mahacet.or...