New IIT’s

Seven select engineering colleges, that are soon to attain the coveted IIT status, are back in the news.

The seven colleges are:

Aligarh Muslim University-Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh, UP.

Andhra University -College of Engineering

Banaras Hindu University-Institute of Technology (IT-BHU)

Bengal Engineering College

Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT)

Jadavpur University’s Engineering and Technology Departments

Osmania University-College of Engineering and College of Technology

Now, seems to me that something is missing. A small college in South India, called Anna University, a source of great talent, a temple of learning has not even been in the race.

The full story is here.

My worry is that the IIT brand will get diluted. What do you think?

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3 Responses to New IIT’s

  1. How do they compare these puny colleges with the mighty IITs, probably they could include SSN 😛

  2. nagilan says:

    dont even try telling this in a public forum.. the sentiments against chennai and tn is not good generally…

    a second IIT in chennai is not necessary.. Anna university does not need a IIT tag.. its already ranked 24th in Asia while none of these colleges made the list.. its even better than all the NITs .. whatever happens, the quality of students matter and Anna univ is hard to beat in this respect. no i am not from Anna univ 🙂

    http://www.asiaweek.com/asiaweek/features/universities2000/rank_country/

  3. Ray says:

    Its very surprising that though College of Engineering,Guindy is the oldest and very reputed Institute like Roorkee and Bengal Engineering College,Shibpur , it was not considered to get the IIT status . While Roorkee has already become IIT and B.E.College,Shibpur has been considered for the proposed status upgradation , College of Engineering,Guindy is left behind.

    One can say , Chennai already has an IIT adjacent to CEG , so it was not considered ! In the same line,
    in Calcutta , Jadavpore & Shibpore is considered .. also West Bengal has IIT KGP !

    The point is , for upgradation of the IIT status , only merits are to be considered .. nothing else . CE Guindy is among the top ten for the last 7-8 years in India Today survey . CEG also ranked 24 and 27th in Asia by AsiaWeek Survey .., then why CEG is not considered for the IIT status upgradation ?

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