Students of Central Institutes can join PhD in IITs without GATE
Students with CGPA above 7.0 and graduating from centrally funded technical institutes ( CFTIs ) will be eligible to enrol in PhD programmes in Indian Institutes of Technologies without GATE score.
This and a number of measures have been approved by the IIT Council in its 47th meeting on 16th September to encourage students to enrol in PhD programmes in IITs. The meeting chaired by HRD minister M M Pallam Raju also deliberated on the issue of positioning of IITs globally. The council decided to focus on augmenting research.
Among the measures approved is to encourage students to take up PhD programmes in IITs and the IIT research systems to work closely with national development goals such as defence, energy, urban development and manufacturing. On the ranking front, a committee of IIT directors is looking into the issue and has already interacted with QS ranking officials to understand the methodology of the ranking agencies and systems.
Towards enhancing transparency and accountability, an annual performance appraisal of the IIT Director by the Board of Governors ( BoGs ) of respective IITs was emphasised. A new IIT Council website was also inaugurated with an aim to place information in public domain. A leadership development programme, first for the senior management and then for the younger faculty is expected to be introduced for the IITs to help augment leadership qualities of the top management in IITs.
The IIT Council also approved the decision of the JAB ( Advanced ) to continue with the examination pattern introduced in 2012. The meeting was attended by chairmen and directors of 16 IITs besides other members of the Council.