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<ul><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 1/28</p><p>Indian Institutes of Technology</p><p>A Presentation</p><p>Prepared By:</p><p>Mrs. Avanti Joshi</p><p>IIT Kanpur</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 2/28</p><p>Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)</p><p> IITs are a group of fifteen</p><p>autonomous engineering and</p><p>technology oriented institutes ofhigher education established and</p><p>declared as Institutes of National</p><p>Importance by the Parliament of</p><p>India.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 3/28</p><p> IITs were created to train scientistsand engineers, with the aim of</p><p>developing a skilled workforce to</p><p>support the economic and socialdevelopment of India after</p><p>independence in 1947.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 4/28</p><p>History</p><p> History of the IIT system dates back</p><p>to 1946 when Sir Jogendra Singh of</p><p>the Viceroys Executive Council setup a committee whose task was to</p><p>consider the creation of Higher</p><p>Technical Institutions for post-war</p><p>industrial development in India.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 5/28</p><p>History (Cont.)</p><p> The Sarkar committee recommendedestablishment of IITs in various parts</p><p>of India, affiliated to secondary</p><p>institutions with the aim of producingnot just undergraduates, but</p><p>researchers and academicians.</p><p> These institutes were expected to</p><p>maintain high educational standards.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 6/28</p><p>Original IITs</p><p>1. As a step towards this</p><p>direction, the first IIT was</p><p>established in 1951, in</p><p>Kharagpur (nearKolkata) in the state of</p><p>West Bengal.</p>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/IIT_Kharagpur_Main_Building.JPGhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/IIT_Kharagpur_Main_Building.JPG</li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 7/28</p><p>2. IIT Bombay was</p><p>founded in 1958 atPowai, Mumbai with</p><p>assistance from</p><p>UNESCO and the</p><p>Soviet Union, which</p><p>provided technical</p><p>expertise.</p>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/IITB_Main_Building.jpghttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/IITB_Main_Building.jpg</li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 8/28</p><p>3. IIT Madras is located in the city of</p><p>Chennai in Tamil Nadu. It wasestablished in 1959 with technical</p><p>assistance from the Government of</p><p>West Germany.</p>http://images.google.co.in/imgres?imgurl=http://ejalwa.com/images/IIT-Madras-1.jpg&amp;imgrefurl=http://ejalwa.com/iIT.html&amp;usg=__FQTuY38uEfloeK4rMb_pbQ42_Sg=&amp;h=800&amp;w=1200&amp;sz=154&amp;hl=en&amp;start=26&amp;um=1&amp;tbnid=vvq2hMwCcAK1fM:&amp;tbnh=100&amp;tbnw=150&amp;prev=/images%3Fq%3Diit%2Bmadras%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26sa%3DN%26start%3D18%26um%3D1</li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 9/28</p><p>4. IIT Kanpur was established in 1959</p><p>in the city of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.</p><p>During its first 10 years, IIT Kanpur</p><p>benefited from the KanpurIndo-</p><p>American Programme (KIAP),</p><p>where a consortium of nine USuniversities. Under the program,</p><p>faculty members from these</p><p>Institutions assisted the Institute inthe setting up of the academic</p><p>programs and development of</p><p>laboratories.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 10/28</p><p>5. Established as the College of</p><p>Engineering in 1961, located inHauz Khas was renamed as IIT</p><p>Delhi.6. IIT Guwahati</p><p>was established in1994 near the city</p><p>of Guwahati</p><p>(Assam) on thenorthen banks of</p><p>the Brahmaputra</p><p>River. </p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 11/28</p><p>7. IIT Roorkee, originally known as the</p><p>University of Roorkee, wasestablished in 1847 as the first</p><p>engineering college of the British</p><p>Empire. Located in Uttarakhand, the</p><p>college was renamed The Thomson</p><p>College of Civil Engineering in</p><p>1854. It became first technical</p><p>university of India in 1949 and wasrenamed University of Roorkee</p><p>which was included in the IIT</p><p>system in 2001. </p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 12/28</p><p>New IITs</p><p> Eight more IITs in the following States</p><p>have also been setup:Bihar (Patna)</p><p>Rajasthan (Jodhpur)</p><p>Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad)Himachal Pradesh (Mandi)</p><p>Orissa (Bhubaneshwar)</p><p>Madhya Pradesh (Indore)</p><p>Gujarat (Gandhinagar)</p><p>Punjab (Ropar)</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 13/28</p><p>Admission to undergraduate B.Tech.,</p><p>M.Sc., and dual degree (BT-MT)</p><p>programs are through IIT Joint</p><p>Entrance Examination (JEE).</p><p>Admission</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 14/28</p><p>Admission (cont.)</p><p>Admission to most of thepostgraduate courses in IITs is</p><p>granted through various written</p><p>entrance examinations: GATE (forM.Tech.), JAM (for M.Sc.) and CEED</p><p>(for M.Des.).</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 15/28</p><p>Admission (cont.)</p><p> The admission for the Ph.D. program</p><p>is based primarily on a personal</p><p>interview, though candidates mayalso have to appear for written tests.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 16/28</p><p> IITs receive large grants compared to</p><p>other engineering colleges in India.</p><p>The amount varies between Rs.</p><p>9001,300 million per year for each</p><p>IIT. Other sources of funds include</p><p>student fees and research funding</p><p>from governmental agencies and theprivate industry.</p><p>Features</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 17/28</p><p>Features (cont.)</p><p> The availability of resources hastranslated into superior infrastructure</p><p>and qualified faculty in the IITs and</p><p>consequently higher competitionamong students to gain admissions</p><p>into the IITs.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 18/28</p><p>Features (cont.)</p><p> IITs subsidise undergraduate student</p><p>fees by approximately 80% and</p><p>provide scholarships to all M.Tech.and doctoral students in order to</p><p>encourage them for higher studies.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 19/28</p><p> The various IITs function</p><p>autonomously, and their special status</p><p>as Institutes of National Importance</p><p>facilitates the smooth running of IITs,</p><p>virtually free from both regional as</p><p>well as student politics.</p><p>Features (cont.)</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 20/28</p><p>Features (cont.)</p><p> IITs can create their own curricula</p><p>and adapt rapidly to the changes ineducational requirements, free from</p><p>bureaucratic hurdles.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 21/28</p><p>Features (cont.)</p><p> The government does not directly</p><p>control internal policy decisions of</p><p>IITs (such as faculty recruitment) but</p><p>has representation on the IIT Council.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 22/28</p><p>Features (cont.)</p><p> The academic policies, teaching,training and research activities of</p><p>each IIT are reviewed by its Senate</p><p>to maintain the highest standards.The senate comprises all</p><p>professors of the Institute and</p><p>student representatives.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 23/28</p><p>Features (cont.)</p><p> We follow the credit system of</p><p>performance evaluation, with</p><p>proportional weighting of coursesbased on their importance. Relative</p><p>grading is preferred by considering</p><p>the overall performance of the class.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 24/28 </p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 25/28</p><p>Success story</p><p>Among the factors contributing to the</p><p>success of IITs are stringent faculty</p><p>recruitment procedures and industry</p><p>collaboration.</p><p> This combination of success factors has</p><p>led to the concept of the IIT Brand.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 26/28</p><p>Success story (cont.)</p><p> IIT brand was reaffirmed when theUnited States House of</p><p>Representatives passed a resolution</p><p>honouring Indian Americans andespecially graduates of IIT for their</p><p>contributions to the American society.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 27/28</p><p>Success story (cont.)</p><p> Similarly, China also recognised thevalue of IITs and has planned to</p><p>replicate the model.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 About IITs About IITs</p><p> 28/28</p><p>Thank you.</p></li></ul>