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IITs will take a Decade to Reach an Ideal Teacher-Student Ratio

Sep 18, 2013 06:42 IST

    The Indian Institutes of Technology are facing a faculty crisis with a teacher-student ratio that is an issue to ponder upon. The government demands IITs to maintain a teacher-student ratio of 1:10, but IITs says it will take them a decade to reach an ideal teacher-student ratio.
    Of 6522 sanctioned faculty posts in IITs nationwide, 2618 are still vacant, making an approximately 40% shortage of teachers in elite engineering institutes. After including 27% OBC quota and expanding the number of seats, student intake has gone up by 54% since 2006 which made teacher-student ratio at campuses around 1:15. The worst ratio is at IIT-Roorkee with 1:20 and the best is at the newly fangled campuses of IIT-Ropar and IIT-Mandi, where available one teacher for every two students.
    Currently, the all-India faculty strength in IIT campuses is 3,904.

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