New Delhi (NVI): Students of the Indian Institute of information Technology (IIIT) can now join the Integrated M Tech and MBA programme at other IIITs, subject to fulfillment of minimum CPI criteria.
The decision was taken at the 4th meeting of the Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) Council, chaired by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ here on October 16.
The Council also approved lateral movement of students of one IIIT to another or any other foreign Institute for short periods (during summer or internship). Similarly, faculty can also move to another IIIT for a semester or half a semester in order to tide over the shortage of faculty.
It was also decided to start a joint degree (PhD) programme with other IIITs in line with the Indian Institutes of Technology.
The HRD Minister, who is also the Chairman of IIITs Council stressed on the need of leapfrogging by IIITs in order to become world class Institutes.
“The IIITs should compete with the best Institutes in the world so that the international students prefer our country over others for niche courses, unique and latest curriculum and best faculty. At the same time Indian students should also get the education of international quality in the country itself,” he said.
Emphasising about the social responsibility of these Institutes, the Minister exhorted the Directors to participate in the Government schemes such as Unnat Bharat, Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, Fit India Movements, Water Conservation, Tree Plantation, Adoption of nearby villages .
In another important decision, the Council can grant tuition fee waiver to PWD students.