Students of centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs) who scores CGPA above 7.0 in graduation will be eligible to get enrolled in PhD programs in Indian Institutes of Technologies without any GATE score.
This important decision has been taken during the 47th meeting of the IIT Council on Monday with intent to encourage students to pursue PhD in IITs. The meeting chaired by HRD minister M M Pallam Raju was also focused on the issue of positioning of IITs on global front. The council has also come up with the decision to focus on augmenting research.
The council seeks to encourage students to pursue PhD programs in IITs research systems to work in line with the national development goals such as defence, energy, urban development and manufacturing.
Among other significant measures approved during the meeting is to work towards enhancing transparency and accountability. For this, a provision for announcing an annual performance appraisal of the IIT Director by the Board of Governors (BoGs) of respective IITs was designed.
A new IIT Council website was also inaugurated with an objective to place information in public domain. A provision for a leadership development program for the senior management and the younger faculty was also designed and expected to be introduced for the IITs to help groom leadership qualities of the top management shots in IITs.
The IIT Council also approved the decision of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) to continue with the previous years’ examination pattern (the paper & Pencil Test) for JEE (Advanced) 2013.
The IIT Council meeting was attended by the chairmen and directors of all the 16 IITs besides other significant members of the Council.