The Council for Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) has come up with a proposal for student performing with low grades. Any weak students will be permitted to leave with a degree of Bsc after three years in engineering.
The Council, headed by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, is the most highest decision making body of all the 23 establishments.
At present, students joined up with undergraduate programs at IITs are granted a BTech degree in after completion of eight semesters or four years. In any case, students who are shaky in studies with low grades.
As per report by HRD Ministry, in last two years around 2,461 students dropped out of different IITs across BTech and post-graduate programmes due to various reasons which include cases of expulsion on account of weak academic performance. Union minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank highlighted the issue in the Rajya Sabha said, “The drop out in undergraduate programmes is attributed to withdrawal due to wrong choices filled, poor academic performance of students, personal and medical reasons.”
Around, nine lakh candidates write the IIT-JEE Mains and Advanced exams every year which is held twice a year of which only 13,500 students get a seat at IIT. With system coming into action, the question arises is how the industry will observe