With intent to extend its reach, the Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi, one of the topmost Engineering campuses in India, is going to launch two new (extension) campuses in the state of Haryana – one at Sonipat and other in Jhajjar, revealed the officials of IIT-D. These new campuses will have their focuses on Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Chemical Engineering programs.
Situated near the campus of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the Jhajjar campus of IIT-D with the support of AIIMS will focus in the fields of Biological Science, Pharmacology and Chemical Engineering. On the other hand, the campus in Sonipat will offer Executive MBA and Faculty Development programs.
The state government has reserved 25% of all seats for students from Haryana. Outstanding students from the state will also get a special rebate in fees.
Apart from this, the Institute is also planning to launch a Centre for Cyber Security at Delhi and a Science and Technology park in the Sonipat campus, said the officials.
Also, IIT -D has created an ad-hoc committee for co-coordinating with global ranking agencies as well as to provide relevant data to them. The institute has taken this step to keep IITs position from sliding down in global rankings viz. the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2013-14.
Initially, in the QS World University rankings, the IIT Delhi was standing at 212th rank in 2012 but went down to 222 in 2013. Further, in the QS Asia University Rankings, IIT Delhi was at 36th position in 2012 but has now fallen down to 38th rank in 2013. Similarly, in the THE rankings, the IIT Delhi has fallen down among the group of institutes holding ranks between 351 and 400 positions.
IITs are a group of autonomous public engineering and management institutes of India.
The 16 IITs in India are IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Indore, IIT Jodhpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Mandi, IIT Patna, IIT Roorkee, IIT Ropar, and IIT Varanasi.