Tuesday, May 26, 2009

IITs and Rat Race

These are the established IITs : IIT Powai, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Chennai, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee, IT BHU, ISM Dhanbad. The entrance exam for these IITs makes them prestigious colleges in India. Equation has changed from 2008. New IITs have been started at following places: IIT Punjab, IIT Patna, IIT Rajasthan, IIT Bhubaneshwar, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Hyderabad. In 2009, IIT Himachal and IIT Indore will be started. Beside these there are extended colleges , IIST, IISERs, RGIPT, IIMS. The rat race will continue with increasing number, but who is going to monitor the quality of education, specially in IITs here after. Instead of investing money in new IITs and their infrastructure, isn't it wise to convert existing some top quality colleges in IITs? When will Government learn this simple thing? May be my perspective is one sided and with no complete justification, but on first look , it does make sense.

Bottomline is We need quality of education and not quantity of education.

1 comment:

suramya said...

I agree. They are wrecking the IIT name by opening so many centers and not concentrating on improving the quality.
By the way thank u for telling me about the new ones, I didn't know so many had come up.