More au­ton­omy de­mand likely to top agenda of IIT coun­cil meet

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Nation -

New Delhi: The coun­cil of In­dian In­sti­tutes of Tech­nol­ogy will de­lib­er­ate on a re­port analysing the de­mand for “greater au­ton­omy”, in­clud­ing en­hanced fi­nan­cial au­ton­omy, for the premier en­gi­neer­ing in­sti­tutes on Fri­day. The coun­cil meet­ing hosted at IIT-Delhi will take up around 30 agenda items. A pro­posal for a three-year exit scheme for weaker stu­dents floated by one IIT may also come up for dis­cus­sion in the meet­ing.

The min­istry of hu­man re­source de­vel­op­men­thad con­sti­tuted a seven-mem­ber com­mit­tee in Oc­to­ber 2018 af­ter a num­ber of IITs sought au­ton­omy in line with that of the IIMs.

The panel in its re­port sub­mit­ted to the min­istry sug­gested re­struc­tur­ing of the IIT board of gov­er­nors by ex­pand­ing it to 14 mem­bers from the cur­rent strength of nine and by in­clud­ing four dis­tin­guished alumni. It also sug­gested vest­ing the power of ap­point­ing the chair­per­sons and the di­rec­tors of the IITs on the BoG.

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