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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

IITs had 656 dropouts, 49 dropouts from IIMs in 2015-16, says government - INDIAN EXPRESS


The number of drop outs from IITs and IIMs has come down due to proactive measures taken by these institutions.

As many as 656 students dropped out of IITs in the 2015-16 academic year, highest being from IIT Delhi, while 49 students left IIMs, the government said today.By: PTI | New Delhi | 

Updated: August 9, 2016 4:41 pm
IIT Delhi saw 256 students dropping out, followed by IIT Kharagpur which had 198 such cases, IIT Kanpur – 47, IIT Madras – 35, IIT Mumbai – 34 and IIT Patna – 22, as per the data provided by Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey in reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

Ten students left IIM Rohtak, nine IIM Indore, eight IIM Raipur and seven IIM Kozhikhode. IIM Bangalore had four such cases, IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Lucknow three each, IIM Calcutta and IIM Shillong two each, while IIM Trichy had one.

Pandey said the number of drop outs from IITs and IIMs has come down due to proactive measures taken by these institutions. As per the data, 1,126 students had dropped out of 16 IITs, while 55 had dropped out of 13 IIMs in 2014-15.

In response to a separate question, the minister had informed the Lok Sabha that the number of PhD enrollment for the year 2014-15 was 27,001, a significant increase from 10,497 PhD enrollments as on March 31, 2005. He also said that the number of PhD degrees awarded in Indian universities in the academic year 2014-15 was 27,327.

He also said that five suicides have been reported from IITs and IIMs during the last three years.


Recently, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar had announced the setting up of six new IITs across the country. He inaugurated IIT Chhattisharg, IIT Jammu and IIT Goa recently.