In a move to support weaker students at IIITs, the IIITs Coordination Forum advised the IIITs to provide options to opt for BSc degree in the respective disciplines. The move will help the students get a basic degree and look for suitable employment options.
Earlier, some students were getting expelled from IIITs due to under-performance.
Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ chaired the 2nd meeting of the IIIT Coordination Forum in New Delhi where this initiative was announced.
Also, in the meeting, the minister advised the Directors of IIITs to create a Vision and Mission and direct the institutions to achieve them by suitably involving industry and other stakeholders.
It has been proposed that the directors of the IIITs will undergo Leadership Development Programme in India and aboard to enhance the skills in the fields of strategic planning, financial management, creating and managing teams and other relevant topics.
The meeting also involved the concept of improving Innovation and Entrepreneurship.