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IITs staff strength to be increased to 16,000 by 2020

Updated on Wed, 02 May 2012 at 20:36 IST

In a bid to enhance the autonomy of the IIT system, IITs will also be increasing the faculty strength from around 4000 presently to 16000 by 2020 enabling the creation of a large pool of high quality faculty and researchers to meet the demands of a nation in high trajectory growth.

These are two main recommendation made by a panel headed by Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT, Bombay. Earlier, the Council of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) constituted a Committee comprising of experts from the fields of Education and industry, under the Chairmanship of Dr. Kakodkar to suggest roadmap for enhancing the autonomy of the IIT system.

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