Technical Education in India : Role of the IITs

Amitabha Ghosh


In post-independence India, one of the very few organizations that has achieved tremendous recognition in the academic and scientific world is the chain of our excellent institutions known as the Indian Institutes of Technology, the IITs. Most of the country’s bright young boys and girls aspire to study in one of these institutions. The engineers and scientists graduating from the IITs are highly sought after by most universities and industries both in India and abroad as IIT graduates have made a tremendous impact globally in advanced areas of science and technology, particularly in the computer and electronics industry. 

In spite of the enormous fame and recognition of the IIT system, it is little understood by the general public, politicians and the functionaries in the government currently desirous of increasing the number of institutions at the similar level of excellence…read more on NOPR