MHRD: Develop IITs As Research Hubs; Produce 10,000 Ph.D Grads Every Year

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The Council of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) constituted a Committee comprising of experts from the fields of Education and industry, under the Chairmanship of Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT, Bombay, with a view to suggest road map for enhancing the autonomy of the IIT system and to make them world class institutions for research and higher learning.

The Council accepted the Committee’s Report in principle, and constituted an Empowered Task Force for implementation of its recommendations for enhancing the autonomy of the IIT system with the intention inter-alia of expanding its research output to produce 10,000 Ph. D graduates annually from around 1000 presently and increase faculty strength from around 4000 presently to 16000 by 2020 enabling the creation of a large pool of high quality faculty and researchers to meet the demands of a nation in high trajectory growth.

Source: Press Information Bureau

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